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Fascinating stuff, maybe not too far away. I wonder, however, what is the advantage of OffGlobe (providing a data center on the moon). You get extra latency and maybe reliability issues. Or maybe the advantage is to be off local jurisdictions and safe from FBI operations ?

You'd be safe from seizure of the actual SSDs, which sounds nice.

Until the FBI obtains a court order granting them root access to the OffGlobe C&C infrastructure. Oops.

Or until the FBI obtains a court order freezing OffGlobe's bank accounts until they suspend a particular user. Oops.

And so on.

Sovereign risk is difficult to cope with because the Crown or the People always have multiple ways to obtain compliance. This is as it should be, but it does mean that in riskier fields you need continuity plans that go beyond the merely physical.

Do you remember Sealand? Offshore datacenter on an independent "principality" off UK coast?

I do. I also recall that the venture was a failure.

What stops an American or Chinese military vessel from blowing up so called data center if it is known that it has been used in conducting activities inimical to the interests of these organizations?

Hyperbole aside, my point is that I am not convinced that the whole keep data safe from the arm of the law business model is sustainable. If they want to find you, they will find you.

the Moon is 400,000km from the Earth and the speed of light is 300,000km/s. So, about 1.3 seconds, but since you need to send a command and get it back, you're looking at 2.6 seconds before you start receiving your data back.

UDP all the things (in space)

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