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Old 18 December 2019, 09:48
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Read a few cool articles (didn't bookmark though) on how HK residents are communicating when the .gov killed Cell and Internet:

Firechat, Bridgefy, HKMapLive (plotted .gov forces - Apple and Google caved and removed it - Android apps can be side-loaded though, you just need the .apk) and FM HT's like the Baofeng BF-F8HP. Pretty cool.
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Old 18 December 2019, 11:19
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...and they can / are accessing the internet via Ham radio - it takes some skill, but is very doable, in a secure way
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Old 18 December 2019, 14:45
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...and they can / are accessing the internet via Ham radio - it takes some skill, but is very doable, in a secure way
Saw that. Bad ass.
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Old 18 December 2019, 20:42
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I think we all saw the writing on the wall for HK when Britain turned it back over. Very painful to watch.
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Old 22 December 2019, 07:05
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Virginia residence should probably take notes.
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