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[BGR] PirateBox offline file-sharing solution puts pirates out of authorities’ reach [video]

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NYU professor David Darts created the PirateBox more than a year ago and now, thanks to the availability of new cheaper components, users can build a box for as little as $50 according to TorrentFreak. Once assembled, the PirateBox essentially acts as its own file-sharing network, broadcasting wirelessly and allowing any users within range to upload and download files.

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This isn't about being a pirate, it's about the hardware, no infraction desired, TYVM.. biggrin.gif


PirateBox Takes File-Sharing Off The Radar and Offline, For Next To Nothing (Link to original article/source)
Edited by _GTech - 3/12/12 at 11:14am
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post #2 of 55
I can barely find a good USB hard drive for $50.
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I would recomment not putting the Jolly Roger on it......
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Nice! Now if we could get something like this in a LARGE scale (Like a whole city or big parts of it), it would be awesome! Would be great for both legal and illegal sharing wink.gif
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Re: [BGR] PirateBox offline file-sharing solution puts pirates out of authorities

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Nice! Now if we could get something like this in a LARGE scale (Like a whole city or big parts of it), it would be awesome! Would be great for both legal and illegal sharing wink.gif

Really? ... -_-

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i want to make one, would be pretty awesome
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This is quite awesome. And I thought using an fm transmitter to take over the radio in the community bathrooms in my dorm was cool.
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Cool, might have to make one just cause...

...and I liked this part
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Despite studies showing Megaupload’s closure had no impact on online piracy whatsoever,
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post #9 of 55
The idea has floated around in various forms for a while. I personally like the most the oldschool "BBS" type wireless system idea, where the nodes can ping packets through the network - granted its a bit unsuitable for pirating stuff bcos of the bandwidth limits of such networks (when made from readily available consumer parts) but overall a nice toy and would have some potential usage in circumenventing the overly intrursive internet controls in some locations in the world (although would be relatively easy to find out and just shoot everyone in the house where such thing is found in these locations).
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I can think of some good uses for this
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