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Old 04-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Tethr.

It was in the aftermath of that quake, when Huslage was doing some volunteer work helping to build wireless mesh networks with a group called Inveneo, that he was once again struck by how far the hardware lagged behind the software when it came to assisting in post-crisis situations."It's great to have great software," Huslage says. "Ushahidi and Open Street Map, all that stuff can change the world," he tells me. "But it is all useless if the hardware can't get the users connected." Aid groups need to share information quickly in a crisis to ensure aid and assistance is distributed as effectively as possible. But too many times, he says, he saw humanitarian groups take nothing but a PC and a satellite modem into a crisis area, only to be hampered by poor connections and a lack of knowledge about how the technology works. "Aid workers and first responders, they're being asked to do IT," he says. "But they don't want to have to worry about that stuff."

There are organisations dedicated to helping out in these situations, such as Telecoms sans Frontieres, but limited resources means they cannot go to every crisis and help out every aid group that has communication problems. So, Huslage started looking around, pricing different pieces of gear, and found that hardware had shrunk, both in size and price, and the tools he needed were available off the shelf.
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2012...ng-in-a-crisis

http://blog.ushahidi.com/index.php/2...y-in-a-crisis/

And just like a post-crisis situation, you're on your own as to how to respond to this post.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:06 AM   #2
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Any solution to the "How do I post on SPUF after a collapse of infrastucture" problem is good news in my book

But seriously the requirement for this must be becoming greater when everyone is talking to each other primarily on the net.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:52 AM   #3
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Any solution to the "How do I post on SPUF after a collapse of infrastucture" problem is good news in my book

But seriously the requirement for this must be becoming greater when everyone is talking to each other primarily on the net.
Thanks for the response.
Maybe I should retitle it to 'What would You do if Zombies borken the internets'?
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:55 AM   #4
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Thanks for the response.
Maybe I should retitle it to 'What would You do if Zombies borken the internets'?
You silly. You should have titled it "Untethered Hardware Connectivity in a Crysis 3 coming to Steam?"

On topic, I agree.
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