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Great diary.  I'm looking forward to part two.

(And may I ask, just for me--and Migeru perhaps, and one other, or two, ya know--just as vaguely as possible: Hosting ET in Sweden with some--I dunno what, that's why I'm so vague--...some connection to Piratpartiet, not a political connection, maybe just that there might be a person who knows a person who knows a person who might be amenable to relevant aims and desires...I'm asking "'Tis possible" or "Nay, my friend, 'tis not", just coz I thought it was an interesting idea, but I'm not sure if you proposed something like this or I just made it up one morning.  (Perhaps this morning!)

Of course I understand that this will never happen for good and noble reasons to do with wer sh and andr theyn whtye said wthew and anyway we're working on it, don't worry wrrewrh and hey, soon you'll see a tetwht!  (Cough!  Cough!)

(And the idea of an occasional hard copy European Tribune published under the swedish laws about newspapers...I really liked that idea...sorry to wander OT.  Back to the main subject, which is:)

Your great diary!  Very good analysis, thanks.

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Fri Oct 13th, 2006 at 05:46:05 AM EST
The thing that comes to mind is hosting at prq.se. They are the hosts of kavkazcenter.com (chechen news service, which prq have defended against FSB related hackers as well as attacks through diplomatic channels) and were at least the hosts of The Pirate Bay. Most of their servers were taken in the Pirate Bay raid (leading to the Pirate Bay demonstrations), probably in an attempt at scaring others from hosting similar sites. So they are both proponents of free speach and deserve to get some business after taken a punch for free speach.

Now they are back under the slogan prq - lightning never strikes twice!

Their pricelist is in swedish, but send an email to info@prq.se and describe what we need (storagespace, number of ip-adresses (one I guess), bandwidth and so on) and they will give you a price.

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se

by A swedish kind of death on Fri Oct 13th, 2006 at 09:58:17 AM EST
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Thanks!  If I had the choice (cough cough!  If we had the choice, who are we etc.) I'd send the e-mail immediately.

(I hate taking up your thread space like this...)

Can anyone offer us the requisite tech. details so I (or someone else?  I'm no techie, so I don't think I'm the best qualified for this kinda conversation)...so that we in some form can contact prq.se and get some numbers, see if it's possible?  I know there was strong support from all aspects of the ET community for physically hosting the site in the EU.

(I also know this creates a whole heapa internal going on external politics, but you is all so good at politics, and what with us being a bunch of progressives...)

prq.se sounds a great organisation to support with our cash.

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Fri Oct 13th, 2006 at 11:27:23 AM EST
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