This is how you build a wifi network #RIPE84
This is of course quite standard for a ripe meeting, but maybe we have newcomers here
Helping Ukraine Internet : https://nogalliance.org/our-task-forces/keep-ukraine-connected/
(currently, most needed are optical fiber splicers)
Why does the ukrainian Internet mostly continue to work? First, people ("dedication, courage, perseverance").
Second, the decentralisation: little market concentration (one of the smallest HHI in the world https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herfindahl%E2%80%93Hirschman_index ), many links.
55 % of the ISP serve each less than 1 % of the market!
"You miss Black, for nordic social distancing, 5m minimum"
"The world was relying on you. You kept the Internet running".
She calls for diversity: be nice to other people even if they have mask and not you, or the opposite.
Mirjam Kühne starts the #RIPE84 meeting, the first physical one she does as a RIPE chair.
388 persons already on-site (685 registered). 62 countries. (How many Russians?)
The guy next to me at #RIPE84 uses Emacs as an IRC client and his window manager has Windows 3.11 look-and-feel.
Leaving #RIPE84 for one hour, to talk about domain names on blockchain at a Middle East online ICANN meeting https://mednsf.org/session-details/panel-decentralized-domain-names-what-are-they-and-how-they-work
Je parle surtout d'informatique / I talk mostly about computing.
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