Saturday, October 5, 2013

Russian ‘Pirates’ Offer NASA Help in Times of Crisis

Russian ‘Pirates’ Offer NASA Help in Times of Crisis © Pirate Party of Russia

The Pirate Party of Russia has offered NASA the use of its dedicated servers to temporarily host the US space agency’s website as it has been shut down “due to the lapse in federal government funding.” NASA was supposed to be marking its 55th birthday this week, but the US space agency gave furlough notices, not birthday invitations, to nearly all of its 18,000 employees, and began fretting about future missions as funding dried up with the US government shutdown.

“We would like to offer you bulletproof collocation or dedicated servers on our hosting platform till the end of the crisis,” the Pirate Party said in a statement posted on its website Thursday.

“We stand for Internet privacy, and as the result you would not have to worry about programs such as PRISM and other illegal activities of secret services of different countries. Your traffic, your activity and the activity of your users will be in safety,” the statement said.

The Pirate Party, founded in 2009, is active in Russia as a public movement, but the Justice Ministry has refused to register it as a political party, claiming that the name “pirate” is a reference to a criminal offense.

It claims representation in 48 regions of Russia with 5,000 applicants and at least 30,000 supporters. The stated goals of the party include promoting e-democracy, the freedom of information and the protection of personal privacy.

The party reportedly operates on a monthly budget of 6,000 rubles ($200) and a dedicated grassroots effort.

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Credit: RIA Novosti

35 comments:

  1. Many thanks to these generous folks!

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  2. soo the work of 18,000 federal employees can be done on a yearly budget of $2400 ..

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    1. No the job of the Pirate Party can be done on $2400. Nasa builds rockets that go to space, and have sent satelites to the edge of the solar system showing us planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus where within your head resides.

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    2. We have come nowhere near the true edge of the solar system.

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    3. ...is still not even close to the edge. Solar system includes Oort cloud.

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    4. Don't be so pedantic. There's better things for you to waste your time correcting.

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    5. That isn't even being pedantic.

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    6. They officially announced that Voyager 1 has left the solar system in September. We have left our system.

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    7. And we wonder why governments can't agree...we can't even agree in 10 comments.

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    8. We have still not left the solar system... As someone else mentioned above; our solar system includes the Oort cloud, which we will not leave for a very long time. By then the Voyager 1 battery will have run out.

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  3. Uh... So you're saying all 18,000 federal employees at NASA work on website hosting?

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    1. So your saying your fucking stupid? GTFO

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    2. you're* I think you should be the one to GTFO. You both speak nonsense.

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  4. >soo the work of 18,000 federal employees can be done on a yearly budget of $2400 ..

    Yes, hosting a basic website is the primary function of all 18,000 employees. Each time a GET request comes in, one of them manually types the response. But when the HTTP client sends a POST request, in which case the rocket scientist or astrophysicist on the assignment will buy a stamp, paper, and fancy envelope with NASA's vast budget, and write the reply in calligraphic print, so that the server response can be transmitted via post.

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    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

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    2. This is the best response to a troll that I've seen this week.

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    3. Thanks for that response. These days, we need what humor we can get.

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  5. We keep being racist to russians, then they help us up when we're down. Thanks for putting up with our crap, world.

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  6. This is clearly a trap and them trying to give themselves good PR.

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    1. ya sure.. seems like fucking patriot. next time, please remove your head from US anus. those guys are really trying to help NASA.

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    2. BEWARE OF RUSSIA ! THEIR SNOWDEN HAS NOT BETRAYED THEM YET.. but you wait until he dose
      f**k it do it and install prism!
      I AM SURE HE IS A PATRIOT, MAJORITY OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN A UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARE !
      check the Russian and USA history this man is not paranoid, he aware of history and fact. He clearly sees history regularly repeats itself.

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    3. Sorry man, but our Snowden is Navalny.

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    4. Sorry, But the only government you need to be aware of is the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA.. The most fucked up country... I am ashamed to say I am an American now-a-days.

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  7. yea, I agree. THANK EVERYONE that can put up with us.

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  8. Thanks for the light side of people interacting on this rock in space.

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  9. LOL u think they are trying to help ... lol USA- Russia not the friendly kind, except on the surface for political reason i am sure you understand. BEWARE OF RUSSIA ! THEIR SNOWDEN HAS NOT BETRAYED THEM YET.. but you wwait untill he dose and they are on the same level...
    RUSSIA also tried to remove chemical weapons from Syria ...LMAO Putin the good guy, he just dont want the U.N to finally get there and see the Russian barrels that they prob have the gas stored in. What did you think Libya made or bought their weapons ( hint) if they made them we would not need to supoort their weapon needs. .

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    1. I sometimes wonder, why people with massive conspiracy theories have such a bad grammar.

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    2. Well it has something to do with the fact, They never made it past the 3rd Grade..

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  10. or f**k it do it and install prisim!

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  11. ""Well it has something to do with the fact, They never made it past the 3rd Grade..""
    you should talk, didn´t they teach you that you don´t put a capital letter after a full stop?...I think I learned that in 1st grade!
    To get to the real meat of the argument.... the Russians are being very polite to you arrogant NASA liars and pseudo-scientists....water has been seen on mars for at least a decade, see
    www.marsanomalyresearch.com
    you only now tell us you discovered it...ha ha ha!!! http://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/ will tell you all about the other science that is around....not the one decided by american pseudo-scientists in thrall to NASA nazis.

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  12. The funny part is, the websites and servers are still up and functional. NASA put firewall blocks in place to keep users out and redirected the A record for nasa.gov to a "notice" page.

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  13. Freedom lives in Russia ! The white Christians survived the 70 year genocide.

    Remember Rachel Corrie and the USS Liberty !

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