Iran's Solution to 'High Speed Internet'

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An official said last week that ISPs were now "forbidden" by the Telecommunications Ministry from providing Internet connections faster than 128 kilobytes per second (KBps), the official IRNA news agency reported. He did not give a reason.

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See they don't Censor, they just 'slow it down' to make that download go from 10 min to 10 hours....

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Probably makes it more

Probably makes it more expensive, too.

Nothing at all to do w/ tyranny or censorship

No. U.S. ground forces are already in Turkimenistan getting ready ot invade Iran en force. TIming will be really fucking close to the Nov elections. The aircraft carriers have already been deployed. Should the Repubs still maintain majority in both houses, war will be started next month. Then you'll need at least one of two things to fill the ranks: Collapsed U.S. economy or conscription. Draft boards have been full for the first time since 1977 as of July this year.

No. What Iran is doing makes sense when you factor in cyberwarfare. By arbitrarily limiting the pipe capacity of your most likely to be infected computers (broadband users), Iran is taking serious precautions against a staged U.S. assault on its cybernetic anti-aircraft missile systems. They will *not* go down as easily as Hussein's... no, the Iranians actually have EMP-shielding and redundancy (and 21st century tech).

This is also coupled by that country's move to Linux and the BSDs for its core government systems. Instead of trying to *illegally* purchase Windows or OSX, they download Linux from Indian and Pakistani which totally contravenes any U.S. and European encryption controls. And why would they use Windows when that is officially known as an NSA attack vector in a time of war?

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Wrapped too tight

Those foil hats will irritate your scalp.

good analysis hopeseekr

good analysis hopeseekr although i'm not 100% sure war with iran is gauranteed, especially by the end of hte year. lots of peopel (myself included) thought war with iran was coming a few months back but there seems to be a hold up of some sorts, perhaps some disagreements amongst our rulers.

in either event, i dont think this has much to do with iran's government wanting tyranny.

Some talking head on NPR

Some talking head on NPR today thought it was because of Western video's - they need more time for the filtering software to kick in, hence the slowdown. Blame U tube.

No way

The Republicans are pretty stupid, but not stupid enough to start a war with Iran after the disaster which is Iraq. This one won't gain any national support.

Historians

I watched some historical drivel the other day about how they speculate that Iran might be rattling the nuclear saber trying to reclaim the lost glory of Persia's dominance and a once mighty empire, who knows.

Don't forget recent history where the US put some nuke plants and a ton of weapons in Iran under the Shah's reign, then fed Saddam a bunch of weapons during the Iran/Iraq war hoping Saddam would conquer the Ayatollah. Then we go whack Iraq, go figure.

It's all a big mess and we've had our fingers in making this mess on both sides of the border for almost 100 years yet nobody ever mentions those little tidbits.

Perhaps isolationism isn't such a bad idea after all so let's start with cutting off any internet connectivity from the US to Iran/Iraq/Afghanistan etc. and block all known proxies and see if they can contact their operatives via the net then, hmmm....

Stupid?

The British had their fingers seriously burned in all the places where the USA now finds itself one hundred + years later. You would have thought that history would have taught them something but regrettably it hasn’t.

The British had their

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The British had their fingers seriously burned in all the places where the USA now finds itself one hundred + years later. You would have thought that history would have taught them something but regrettably it hasn’t.

Success is a matter of who is defining it. For the average American, it has been a disaster and we'll end up paying for it for the next couple generations. For oil companies, Haliburton and so on, this war has been a huge success.

This was never a war that focused on terrorism. It was a war to make companies profitible.

I watched some historical

I watched some historical drivel the other day about how they speculate that Iran might be rattling the nuclear saber trying to reclaim the lost glory of Persia's dominance and a once mighty empire, who knows.

Damn. We'll really have to watch out on those Italians and Mongolians, then. :)

not 100% sure war with iran

not 100% sure war with iran is gauranteed

Tactical nukes are authorized by the US, and our war force is already deployed, after 1.5 years of planning. On the Iranian side, they hold the high ground in bottleneck waters, and 10 years of investment by Russia and China in missile technology gives clear supremacy that could now utterly destroy the US Navy in the Gulf.

And you know how badly those war planners itch to test new weaponry paradigms. But unless we have a big secret, we cannot defend against sunburn missiles, they're too fast and they spoof our radar.

No doubt this age is the eclipse of America, but if Iran humiliates us to the point that the US public gives moral sanction to nukes, I don't know who we'll become in the future world, I just don't know.

contacting operatives the old fashioned way

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Perhaps isolationism isn't such a bad idea after all so let's start with cutting off any internet connectivity from the US to Iran/Iraq/Afghanistan etc. and block all known proxies and see if they can contact their operatives via the net then, hmmm....

Shortwave radio:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NZVJMq0rYPs

weird

mm1220, that Conet Project is some weird stuff.

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