Friday, January 08, 2021

UATV update


UATV will be down for updating to front end 1.1 starting at 7:15 PM EST. 10 minutes of darkness, which should not be confused with The Storm. If you joined UATV in the last two days, you should be receiving your access details and your SG invite in the next two hours.

SocialGalactic, of course, is running strong. Comms good.

UPDATE: The update is complete. Emails going out now.

UPDATE: Mods, the shills are going crazy. Don't hesitate to spam them.

UPDATE by Markku: There are some signs of things moving very fast and I believe there is a real chance of the internet really going down soon. We have discussed how this would most likely be done with the Ilk techies already, and it would be incredibly risky for them to try doing it at the IP level. There are so many critical services depending on IP.

What is much more likely is poisoning the world's DNS servers by Google, after which all the sites are still there, but you can't see them, except ones that are specifically allowed by Google. The nice thing about this is that you can work around it, if you act before it happens. You need to store the necessary information locally, where Google can't get at it.

There is just one step that you need to do right now, before the internet goes down. How to do it depends on your operating system.

If you are on Windows and you have never edited the file c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts , things are easy. If you HAVE edited it, you will know you have, because this is advanced use of Windows.

You will need administrator rights to edit this folder in the file exporer. First, rename the old file called hosts, to hosts_backup. Then, put the file you download from the following link, as the new c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts :

Note that some browsers may complain that the file is not "commonly downloaded and may be dangerous". On Chrome, click the up arrow in the complaint, and then "keep".

After that, you will be able to open the URL http://emergency.voxday and you will find further instructions there, in case you find that all other lines of communication have disappeared. Most importantly, there will be a new hosts file behind that link, that will then contain many more entries in it. For any site that has an entry, it will override what the system gets from the poisoned DNS entry. That will allow us to bring all our major services back. Also, if at any time in the future they pull this same trick, this will always be our response. So, you will probably want to keep the addition there. As long as it's only that one additional line, it will not interfere with your normal internet usage. It will simply allow that URL to always be opened.

Currently there aren't any instructions in the link. But if internet goes down, they will appear.

If you have edited the hosts file previously in Windows, or if you are a Linux or Mac user, then add the following line to the end of your existing file. Which on Linux and Mac is /etc/hosts . You will need root rights to modify the file. In most cases you gain them by adding "sudo" in front of the command. So, let's say your editor is nano. You'd write "sudo nano /etc/hosts". emergency.voxday

UPDATE: UATV mobile mode is now operative. Check it out!

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Blogger OVB January 08, 2021 7:09 PM  

Sorry for reposting from the last blog post, but this is actually a more appropriate forum for my comment. Could a Good Samaritan give me the correct tech support address for UATV? I’d like to subscribe again before the entire web bans us but I’m having trouble with my account, and I’m not sure I’ve found the right address online

Blogger MATT January 08, 2021 7:11 PM  

I just signed up.
After 15 years I've finally contributed to your riches.

Blogger Shadow Banisher January 08, 2021 7:15 PM  

This comment has been removed by the author.

Blogger Keith January 08, 2021 7:16 PM  

LOL Parler is down. Presumably so they can cuck to be allowed to stay on Apple?

Get on UATV/SG now folks. Might as well start your new life as the counter culture “weirdos” of this era

Blogger Canada78Bear January 08, 2021 7:47 PM  

I haven't seen a 10 minute production outages for over a year.

Something about Corona and devops/sysadmins has changed because everywhere is having outages lasting hours on upgrades.

Blogger [Redacted] January 08, 2021 7:47 PM  

Ave Invicta Unauthorized.TV

Blogger Nate January 08, 2021 8:02 PM  

No one cares

Blogger Edjamacator January 08, 2021 8:07 PM  

If someone aside from Vox could answer this, as I'm sure he has before and I missed it, I'd appreciate it. What's the difference between the basic and premium subscription/content? And do you get a SG invite with either or just the premium? Thanks.

Blogger I, Claudius January 08, 2021 8:09 PM  

Not related, but Trump just activated NORAD.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 08, 2021 8:17 PM  

The premium subscription allows you to send a little extra money directly to your favorite content provider.
A bear subscription sends the extra to Owen
No other difference.

Blogger RedC January 08, 2021 8:19 PM  

Gab is down.

Blogger Jotten January 08, 2021 8:25 PM  

No, it's not @5:25pm PT

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 08, 2021 8:26 PM  

RedC wrote:Gab is down.
No, Gab is not down. Gab's membership has quadrupled or quintupled in the last week. Traffic has doubled every day since Tuesday. Since they are self-hosted, that's not possible to keep up with adequately.
@A is throwing hardware at the system as fast as it can be obtained, but any infrastructure guy can tell you how this sort of a traffic spike will go.

Blogger CoffeeGroundsBear January 08, 2021 8:28 PM  

What’s NORAD

Blogger Doomfinger January 08, 2021 8:30 PM  

Can you guys please pray for my mom? She may have stage 4 cancer. Tests tomorrow afternoon.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 08, 2021 8:36 PM  

Doomfinger wrote:She may have stage 4 cancer
My wife was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer for my birthday 11 years ago. Her final surgery was 11 years and 3 days ago. She's sitting beside me as I write this.
Praying, brother.

Blogger MATT January 08, 2021 8:41 PM  

"Can you guys please pray for my mom? She may have stage 4 cancer. Tests tomorrow afternoon."

Do not give up. Do not accept any doom and gloom diagnosis, just as we will not accept the doom and gloom of the pessimists.

My mother was diagnosed in 2007 with an aggressive form of breast cancer, so aggressive that the care was completely subsidized. The first oncologist told her to come in and prepare for hospice. She got a 2nd opinion and lasted 9 more years.

Get as many opinions as you can, and never give up hope!

Blogger Frosty the Bear January 08, 2021 8:45 PM  


Blogger JD Curtis January 08, 2021 8:45 PM  

May the members of her medical team be God's instruments of healing and comfort for her.

Blogger papabear January 08, 2021 8:52 PM  


Lord have mercy.

Blogger Mast Abeam January 08, 2021 8:53 PM  

Hi Vox, Quid nunc that Trump is banned from the Twitter, he's sending info out elsewhere that he's about "building his own platforms."

Living in the future here at

He's reading, for sure.

Blogger papabear January 08, 2021 8:53 PM  

Isn't it always active?

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother January 08, 2021 8:53 PM  


Blogger Shadow Banisher January 08, 2021 8:56 PM  

This comment has been removed by the author.

Blogger SecondComingOfBast January 08, 2021 8:57 PM  

I'm not sure but I think they've been kicked off Google, or the app has been kicked off Google Play Store which I guess is the same thing.

Blogger Dan in Georgia January 08, 2021 8:58 PM  

I, Claudius wrote:Not related, but Trump just activated NORAD.

Makes sense, and also shows that TGE is in charge. Deep State would never have us on alert in case China, et al were to take advantage of perceived weakness and chaos during the transition to Trump's second term. Funny how all this nuke stuff started to be brought up by CCP compromised politicians.

Blogger Doomfinger January 08, 2021 9:03 PM  

Thank you all.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 08, 2021 9:04 PM  

Shadow Banisher wrote:POTUS just Tweeted from the @POTUS
No, he didn't, or it was taken down in the few minutes since you saw it.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 08, 2021 9:09 PM  

Whatever paid shill poster is trying the demoralization game, your post is not getting through no matter how many times you try to post it under how many names.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother January 08, 2021 9:10 PM  

It was deleted immediately by Twitter

Blogger The Greay Man January 08, 2021 9:10 PM  

My friends tell me "your guy Vox will lose his blog next."

I show you have backups, crickets.

No use in doing anything but sending them a link to Corporate Cancer

Blogger Cedric January 08, 2021 9:13 PM  

@Snidely Whiplash

I think they removed it, multiple people on image boards with different screenshots I think corroborates it.

He even used the 'building our own platform' statement. Definitely someone reading here.

Blogger Arthur Isaac January 08, 2021 9:13 PM  

Trump is going to be competitor.

Maybe from under the prison.

Blogger Ozymandius January 08, 2021 9:16 PM  

Thanks Snidely! Let them wallow in their corrupted soulless existence.

Blogger Shadow Banisher January 08, 2021 9:17 PM  

Jack may have stepped in it this evening.
The POTUS' US government account got taken down.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume January 08, 2021 9:18 PM  


Praying for your wife. And Snidely, God bless you and your wife. That's wonderful and incredible.

Blogger Oswald January 08, 2021 9:19 PM  

Certainly not going anything like I thought, but man can’t you feel it, feels like something big is coming! I could be wrong,again, but it feels like war.

Blogger Mast Abeam January 08, 2021 9:33 PM  

Hi Matt, In the name of Jesus your Son, I ask that our Father, the Lord Creator, give your mother, his child, the time to pass along peace and understanding as you draw her closer to you.

Those that plead in their training and skill in your service to cherish life, do not diminish the value of soul in their efforts.

They work to give respite to our failed and imperfect understanding. Guide their hands to allow soon the words to flow to her loved family of peace and wisdom. She is but fighting an earthly affliction.

Again, in your Son's name. Say no to an end now, and welcome us all by the grace of the Holy Spirit, to be with you later. Amen. And Amen.

Blogger Mast Abeam January 08, 2021 9:36 PM  

Edit: Hi Doomfinger! Stage Four is tough.

Blogger VD January 08, 2021 9:40 PM  

My friends tell me "your guy Vox will lose his blog next."

The LLOE never sleeps. I would love to take on Google in a European court, especially given the annual pageviews now.

Blogger papabear January 08, 2021 9:43 PM  

Jack's not in charge of Twitter.

Blogger IreneAthena January 08, 2021 9:49 PM  

I haven't been this excited over news about NORAD since my parents woke me up to look at the TV one Christmas Eve BorderlineBoomer years ago.

Blogger Riejun January 08, 2021 9:54 PM  

@GKK Reasons to let the tech oligarchs do their "thing" could be to give them enough rope to hang themselves and also enlighten even more people to their evil... As our host and others have said, one of the best things about POTUS is his ability to force evil into the open.

Blogger Bucephalus January 08, 2021 9:57 PM  

I’m praying for your ma.

Blogger tantonj January 08, 2021 9:59 PM  

Front end update doesn't look right on mobile in case no one has reported it yet. (Keeps desktop width constraints).

Blogger MATT January 08, 2021 10:01 PM  

Trying to log in to UA, on firefox for Lubuntu, the page isn't working. The curser remains an arrow in the font boxes and doesnt recognize the "forgot password" link, etc.

Blogger Arthur Isaac January 08, 2021 10:03 PM  

Parler wiped put from the app store.

Praying for God to be with you in a felt presence of His love and healing Doomfinger.

Blogger Doktor Jeep January 08, 2021 10:06 PM  

Shills means you are over the target

Blogger Ingemar January 08, 2021 10:11 PM  

Err... I'm unable to reset my UnauthorizedTV password with the email that I used to make my subscription. Am I doing something wrong?

Blogger Edjamacator January 08, 2021 10:18 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:The premium subscription allows you to send a little extra money directly to your favorite content provider.

A bear subscription sends the extra to Owen. No other difference.

Thanks, Snidely.

Blogger Ska_Boss January 08, 2021 10:19 PM  

Vox, how does it feel to be one of if not the last remaining bastion of pro-Trump free speech and true Americana in western civilization? Is this not what UATV was originally intended for?

Blogger Valtandor Nought January 08, 2021 10:22 PM  

I just belatedly joined UATV (basic subscription), principally to get on SG. I'll keep an eye out for the SG invitation.

Blogger Lazarus January 08, 2021 10:24 PM  

I, Claudius wrote:Not related, but Trump just activated NORAD.

One does not "activate" NORAD. It is always on. They track Santa, for goodness sakes.

Blogger Lazarus January 08, 2021 10:29 PM  

I tried logging in to UATV on PaleMoon browser and it was hopeless. Used Chrome and it was instantaneous.

Blogger The Last Roman January 08, 2021 10:31 PM  

Of course.

Anonymous Anonymous January 08, 2021 10:42 PM  

Before the face of death may your mother have truly repented and accepted Jesus Christ kn to her heart.

Blogger John Bradley January 08, 2021 10:42 PM  

UATV bug since the 1.1 update: The '...' (only vertical) icon on the right side of both the audio and video players is not popping up the menu to download the content.

This happens in my normal browser (chrome, win 10). Worked in same prior to the upgrade. Turned off all the ad-blockers and whatnot, didn't help. Also tried in Edge (completely vanilla, I never use it). No menu there, either.

Blogger John Bradley January 08, 2021 10:47 PM  

The premium subscription allows you to send a little extra money directly to your favorite content provider.

Note that while you don't get any additional content for going from Creator-specific to Basic or Premium, there are benefits to doing so when you use your associated Social Galactic account.

Unless you want to live your life as a faceless bear, or a filthy Bronzie...

Blogger vinifera January 08, 2021 10:57 PM  

@9 I, Claudius wrote:Not related, but Trump just activated NORAD.

Do you mean he activated the executive order regarding foreign interference in our elections?

Blogger Beau January 08, 2021 11:03 PM  

Speaking tonightwith the brothers of the Order of Saint Possenti, we observed the number of individuals writing strong expressions of faith here on this blog is far more prevalent than in previous years. To be sure, you could always count on a sprinkling of stout faith, but now, many more have vocalized their steadfast trust of Jesus in these our circumstances. Faith expressed on Earth during difficulties gains the applause of Heaven.

Blogger Cappuccinobear January 08, 2021 11:06 PM  

Jesus i thank you for the wonderful life and people I've been blessed to know and be around. Please lord, guide doomfinger and walk with his mother in her time of trial.
Jesus I pray you help us to find your path and bless us with the strength, courage, and wisdom to move forward with love and without fear.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume January 08, 2021 11:28 PM  

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.

Blogger MC Duquesne January 08, 2021 11:28 PM  

Ingemar, I had a similar issue with the lost password link from the email which goes to
solved it by using:

That did reset the correct password and let me back in.

Blogger Dan in Georgia January 08, 2021 11:35 PM  

Can confirm on Chrome. Looks great on Safari tho

Blogger Didas Kalos January 08, 2021 11:45 PM  

@14 coffeegroundsbear

Blogger boogeyman January 08, 2021 11:49 PM  

Having had a couple of extended stays in the hospital, I would advise to make sure to visit your mom as much as you can whenever she's there or, God forbid, hospice. When I was there, looking at the serious possibility of my own end was made much worse by the loneliness. After a while, all I wanted was to have some family there with me. I'll pray for her tonight.

Blogger Kentucky Packrat January 08, 2021 11:50 PM  

Doomfinger wrote:Can you guys please pray for my mom? She may have stage 4 cancer. Tests tomorrow afternoon.

We will all pray. Have trust in God and know He is merciful. I know people who God has been gracious to and provided great miracles, and I know people (including Milady) healed by being called home. The former is good, the latter is harder but better. We will definitely will be praying for you and for her.

Beau wrote:Speaking tonightwith the brothers of the Order of Saint Possenti, we observed the number of individuals writing strong expressions of faith here on this blog is far more prevalent than in previous years.

Some of us have been distracted of late, but it's time for all hands on deck. Even so, times like this are God's megaphone. I think that's why the Swamp is so stirred.

Blogger Freedom from Liberals January 08, 2021 11:58 PM  

Website format is garbled for me on Brave and Chrome browser on android. Cant download podcasts either...

Blogger Barbarossa January 09, 2021 12:28 AM  


Prayers to your mother and you. This week marks the 6th anniversary of my father's passing from cancer. He fought the good fight, but he was called home as will we all one day. Never lose hope, never lose faith. All is according to His divine will.

Blogger Markku January 09, 2021 12:50 AM  

We are preparing for a total internet shutdown in case it does happen. See the update I added to the post, and act NOW.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 09, 2021 12:56 AM  

Kudos to Markku for getting that backup remote hosts file into place.

Blogger Craig Allen January 09, 2021 1:02 AM  

Thanks for the hosts file. I only lurk, but I'd late to lose this. Praying for everyone here.

Blogger Rocklea Marina January 09, 2021 1:03 AM  

Thank you Markku.

Blogger TheSavro January 09, 2021 1:05 AM  


I'll be praying for you and your mother.

Blogger MATT January 09, 2021 1:07 AM  

Im on lubuntu, I tried to edit the file, but it wouldnt let me. So I did it in terminal, but it saved it as a different file altogether, "/etc/"

Blogger Markku January 09, 2021 1:08 AM  

All system files need root rights to modify. Add "sudo " in front of the command. For example "sudo nano /etc/hosts"

Blogger Markku January 09, 2021 1:11 AM  

I added the part about root access to the update.

Blogger Anon January 09, 2021 1:12 AM  

You need to check out “G Edward Griffins A World Without Cancer“.

Also check out the “Gerson Method”

As well as the cheap dog dewormer than can cure small cell cancer and other types.

God Bless brother!

Blogger Cedric January 09, 2021 1:12 AM  

I just did it on my mac machine, I'll edit my linux machines later. I at least have the IP address saved locally, so I can always manually do it if necessary.

Thanks Markku.

Blogger Shoji Kahn January 09, 2021 1:13 AM  

If you are Mac user and you are not comfortable editing your hosts file using the terminal, do this:

First, show hidden files on your system with:

Command + Shift + period

Then navigate to:

Macintosh HD > etc > hosts

Open that file with a text editor that lets you save as sudo. Most modern text editors, such as VS Code or BBEdit will.

Right click on the hosts file and select the editor of your choice.

Then add the following entry: emergency.voxday

Save the file. You can now access the website via:


Blogger JohnJ January 09, 2021 1:14 AM  

I don't know about you guys, but i am getting exited!

Blogger Craig Allen January 09, 2021 1:15 AM  

Forgot to add: @Doomfinger, I'll pray for you and your mother as well.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope January 09, 2021 1:16 AM  

If you're a Mac user, look up how to modify your hosts file. has instructions.
It's pretty simple, takes 3 minutes max. But you must carefully read and follow directions.

Blogger lynnjynh9315 January 09, 2021 1:19 AM  

Hmm. Pray.

Blogger IreneAthena January 09, 2021 1:21 AM  

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Blogger Edjamacator January 09, 2021 1:21 AM  

Thanks, Markku.

Doomfinger, will pray.

Blogger Other Josh January 09, 2021 1:23 AM  

Vox, I just set it up and it worked like a champ. Thanks for helping us out!

Blogger MATT January 09, 2021 1:25 AM  

Should also take out as much cash as you think you need, or all of it.

*Thank you, Markku

Blogger 7916 January 09, 2021 1:30 AM  

Thank you, Dark Lord, and the Dread ilk. The day I found you is the day I began to open my eyes.

Blogger Bobiojimbo January 09, 2021 1:31 AM  

If it happens, I could use the break from the internet for a while. I'll check you fine lads on the flip side. ;-)

Blogger Andrea Daley Utronebel January 09, 2021 1:32 AM  

I suggest that Jan 6 Event be called the Deep State Demolition or DSD in honor of Steve Dahl.


Indeed, it should be a populist holiday to be celebrated every year. Every Jan 6, return to DC to do DSD.

Blogger Andrea Daley Utronebel January 09, 2021 1:33 AM  

What is a more shameful day in the history of Congress?

When a patriotic mob stood up to the crooked politicians approving a fraudulent election?


When elected representatives bowed to a foreign leader of a terrorist nation, Israel?

People standing up to politicians is more inspiring than politicians committing treason by prioritizing the supremacist ambitions of another nation and tribe.

America, united most in whoredom to Jews. And these congress creatures talk about ‘terrorism’ and ‘treason’. What a shameless bunch.

But then, Jews control the gods.

Blogger Other Josh January 09, 2021 1:35 AM  

On Parler, Lin Wood has posted twice "Pray for the President". I think we all sense crunch time is getting close. Godspeed to Donald J. Trump and the military/secret service who are loyal to him. This is Divine Providence. God will accomplish His work of justice. To those who are not loyal, God fill them with confusion and render them powerless to stop what is about to come. God's will be done.

Blogger Atticus January 09, 2021 1:36 AM  

What makes you think they wouldn't disrupt routing? If Google started advertising arbitrary routes on BGP, they could easily blackhole targeted addresses.

Blogger Markku January 09, 2021 1:38 AM  

Because it would be so much more complicated, and prone to actually disrupting services that are absolutely critical to infrastructure. How many people do you imagine have actually taken these steps in advance? Poisoning the DNS entries would mean that people can't check this information out anymore. It would accomplish 99% of what they want, with very little risk.

Blogger Unknownsailor January 09, 2021 1:40 AM  

NOTE: You can also make a desktop shortcut to that IP address, and you functionally get the same result.

One can also make a quick text file of IP addresses for sites one might want to visit in a DNS poisoned environment. Open a command prompt, and at the prompt type ping www.whatever_site_you_want.whatever, and record the IP address you get. Put that in your IP to domain name cheat sheet.

Blogger Out of Nod January 09, 2021 1:40 AM  

Thanks for the instructions and for your for-thought Markku.

Blogger American Kiwi Bear January 09, 2021 1:41 AM  

Hosts file: Do not forget your personal domains if you have any and other favorite web sites, an easy way to see the IP address is simply to ping them (ping from the command line). Save the results and you can add it to your hosts file as well so hopefully those sites will be accessible as well.

Blogger Apathy Is Death January 09, 2021 1:48 AM  

Done. Thank you for the instructions.

Blogger Andrea Daley Utronebel January 09, 2021 1:48 AM  

In a way, a two-party system is bad for democracy. It allows the both parties to scare voters that 'unless you vote for us, the OTHER party will take over and do horrible things'. So, the parties can run crooks and scum. They don't need good candidates as people aren't so much voting FOR a candidate but AGAINST the 'worse evil'.

So, even though most Democratic politicians are crooks and only care about money and status and cater to the super-rich, they pose as 'progressives' who are holding back the tide of Evil Reaction, monstrous greed, and etc. In 2020, no Democrat voted for Biden. They just voted against Evil Trump. They were willing to vote for ANYONE as the lesser evil.

But GOP plays the same game. They say, unless we good patriots protect your rights, it will be the end of the Constitution and all your rights and property. The commies will take over if the Dems win!!! So, conzos hold their noses and vote for the likes of Lindsey Graham and Tom Cotton and the rest. But all these guys do is suck up to the rich, which is what the Dem politicians do.

Without a two-party system, candidates would be less able to pull this crap. People would vote more on the merit of the candidate than what party he belongs to. So many conzos voted for Republicans as bulwark against the commie Democrats, but GOP politicians only sucked up to Jews and the rich. So many libbies voted for Democarts as bulwark against fascist Republicans, but Dem politicians only sucked up to Jews and the rich. It's one big con-game.

So, it'd be better if we had a one-party state, which would effectively be a no-party state since everyone would belong to that one party. This way, the people would be less divided over whether someone is Repuglican or Dummicrat. They would simply be individuals voting for an individual candidate on his merit and positions.

Take California. It is Democratic dominant but still has a Republican party. So, even people who are sick of scumbag Democrat politicians still vote for them on the basis that it's better than Evil Nazi Republicans. But if CA were to become 100% Democratic with everyone belonging to the same party, people would look beyond party labels and go with issues. And most likely, someone with the best combo of sane liberal and conservative positions will have a chance.

People say most politicians are moderate or center-left or center-right, but that's not true. They are not so much in the center as on top. They reach the top in politics to suck up to the tops in business. It's not about negotiating between left and right but duping both left and right to reach the top to serve the topper.

Blogger Tinig ng Kampeon January 09, 2021 1:50 AM  

Toby Temple here. Thanks for the update Markku. I am rooting on Trump and with you guys, especially Vox. Keep up the good fight.

Blogger Apathy Is Death January 09, 2021 1:52 AM  

Andrea, shut the fuck up.

Blogger Melvin January 09, 2021 1:53 AM  

Thank you, Markku! I've always been skeptical of a total internet blackout because so much of their own infrastructure depends on it but DNS poisoning is such an easy way to keep the masses from accessing certain websites. Time to start collecting IPs...

Blogger Newscaper312 January 09, 2021 1:58 AM  

ANy suggestions for this?

Looks like these are coming back as maybe IPv6? ping on Win10

Pinging [2606:4700::6810:7a60] with 32 bytes of data:

Blogger JM January 09, 2021 1:58 AM  

Is the possible shut-down related to the recent wikileaks dump?

Blogger Markku January 09, 2021 1:59 AM  

We are already collecting IPs. It is precisely the results of that, that you will find in the URL, should they become necessary.

Blogger ZaijiaN January 09, 2021 1:59 AM  

ISP-provided DNS servers are notoriously unstable, and I used to recommend switching to google's DNS servers which are far more reliable - but obviously that's a no-go now, so I instead started recommending CloudFlare's. They say that theirs are fast and more private than Google's but I don't know the accuracy of that statement.

CloudFlare's DNS server addresses are and

You can change your DNS servers in the following places:
* wifi/network router, the ideal solution - uncheck the option to "automatically obtain DNS servers from ISP" and enter the above
* individual computers, less-ideal - go to your network adapter properties and edit "Internet Protocol Version 4" properties

If you are technically inclined, I'd recommend running your own local DNS server like pihole, which allows you to do the above as well as prevent ads, malware, and tracking sites from resolving. Ad-blockers only protect you at the computer browser level, but a pihole will protect your entire network. There are pihole container images which are pretty easy to spin up and there is decent documentation for it.

Blogger Emmanuel January 09, 2021 2:03 AM  


Somebody better find a way to download all that and keep it handy just in case.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot January 09, 2021 2:04 AM  

In a way, a two-party system is bad for democracy.

Democracy without a heavy restricted franchise is bad for living, and is dangerous even with that caveat.

Blogger morthwyl January 09, 2021 2:14 AM  

Sorry for going off-topic, how do I get on Socialgalactic? I'm a UATV subscriber. Is it invite only right now?

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot January 09, 2021 2:22 AM  

Is there anyway to get direct IP access to sites behind things like CloudFlare? I get a "No valid host header" error from some of the more important sites I may need.

Blogger ZaijiaN January 09, 2021 2:24 AM  

Unknownsailor wrote:NOTE: You can also make a desktop shortcut to that IP address, and you functionally get the same result.

This only works if there's only one site hosted on that server (which is rare nowadays), because the server has to use the domain name in order to route to the correct site.

Blogger Joe Smith January 09, 2021 2:31 AM  

Thank you, Markku.

Blogger Ravage January 09, 2021 2:45 AM  


Blogger James G. January 09, 2021 2:49 AM  

Markku, thanks for that.

On another note re:
The interface looks slicker and certainly moves smoother, but I'm unable to download MP3s now. Definitely need that because I can't listen to anything at 1x speed!

Blogger Markku January 09, 2021 2:50 AM  

Yes, you have to expect that a more complex content delivery system will appear there if things do go down, and they will contain other links that have the emergency.voxday domain. There MIGHT even be a comment system. So, you will need to make the hosts replacement/addition.

Blogger Markku January 09, 2021 2:52 AM  

I'm not the programmer on UATV, but I'm sure Vox will see your comment at some point.

Blogger Zastavnik Džemo January 09, 2021 2:57 AM  

May I suggest Russian DNS servers as alternative:

They are less likely to also go down if Google goes berserk.

Blogger James G. January 09, 2021 3:02 AM  

Understood, it was meant for a more general audience. :-)

Blogger OvergrownHobbit January 09, 2021 3:04 AM  

Adding Mother doomfinger to the God-blesses

Blogger travvyboy January 09, 2021 3:04 AM  

"Anon wrote:As well as the cheap dog dewormer than can cure small cell cancer and other types." Fenbendazole

Blogger Doktor Jeep January 09, 2021 3:06 AM  

Rumors that the president has activated NORAD....

Blogger Ed Hering January 09, 2021 3:07 AM  

My watchwords: Courage! Faith!

Thanks for these instructions.


Blogger Crunchy Cachalot January 09, 2021 3:09 AM  

By the way something, the original Rubicon crossing was on Jan 10, so, Sunday Surprise? That would really upset the sports fans.

Blogger travvyboy January 09, 2021 3:10 AM  

Is this available for other websites? Or do website hosts have to specifically set this up?

Blogger Grooveware January 09, 2021 3:11 AM  

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Blogger Markku January 09, 2021 3:12 AM  

A line needs to be added for every website, and every service they use for external files such as CSS and JavaScript. But it should not be done yet, because those lines will then freeze the sites to that IP. Normally updates come through the DNS system, which is exactly why it can also be used to sabotage your internet access. The rest of the lines must therefore be added only after it actually happens. All the info will be at the emergency site.

Blogger Newscaper312 January 09, 2021 3:12 AM  

@122 Doktor Jeep

"Activated NORAD" doesn't mean anything. They are watching 24/7/365.
HAs DEFCON been elevated?

Blogger Noah B. January 09, 2021 3:32 AM  

A VPN tunnel terminating somewhere in the EU or Russia might prove useful here. And I am also seeing some strange things happening to the internet. Right now I can reach what appears to be a cached copy of CitizenFreePress from the EU but I get nothing from US-based IP addresses.

Blogger Hylean January 09, 2021 3:40 AM  

*wonders if the legal legion is ready* *pokes stick* *the stick is mauled to the hilt, and I'm hit with 32 cease and desists, several court orders to stay 300 yards away and three lawsuits citing damages, one on behalf of the stick against me*

Eyup, I reckon they're a ready. Hungry critters, as God intended. Best not rile em up. I'd hate, just hate, for anyone to give em an excuse. Hate it. Eyup.

Blogger ballsofsteel January 09, 2021 3:45 AM  

right, because something happens in USA with it's 350 mil people, internet will break down for the other billions of people.
Internet is international. For most of the world is this just an interesting news story.

Blogger JYLewis January 09, 2021 3:48 AM  

Should be noted if you save website IP addresses in a notepad and just save the file naming each uo with what site it belongs you will not have to worry about it either. Just copy paste ip into search engine. Better yet start usig dissenter browser by Gab.

Blogger cyrus83 January 09, 2021 3:48 AM  

Thanks for the instructions. It will be interesting to see how prepared work's IT department is for this scenario.

Blogger JYLewis January 09, 2021 3:49 AM  

One other thing. To add to my last comment. Vpns coming from vietnam and other nations like that are mostly safe.

Blogger Pathfinderlight January 09, 2021 3:52 AM  

Praying for you and your mom. @Vox, thanks for leaving the prayer thread up.

Blogger Sencom January 09, 2021 4:06 AM  

Use Sentinel. It is a decentralized VPN Network (crypto-based).
- Open source
- No logs (verifiable)
- Thousands of nodes
- Can bypass Great Wall of China, every proxy restrictions etc.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 09, 2021 4:12 AM  

travvyboy wrote:Is this available for other websites? Or do website hosts have to specifically set this up?
This will take you to a single page where hopefully we will be able to post instructions on how to connect to specific services

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 09, 2021 4:17 AM  

Most websites won't work with just an IP address. There will be a few or even several sites at the same IP address, on the same server, and the software distinguishes between them based on the requested domain name. Accessing a website that is configured like that via the IP address may or may not work, or may take you to another site hosted on that same machine.

Blogger jdubs January 09, 2021 4:29 AM  

Speaking of backups, are there any HAMs here who can recommend a basic ham radio setup to include software? Currently only have a couple of baofeng handhelds until I get my license.

Blogger Pierre January 09, 2021 4:38 AM  

You can download a huge list of DNS servers as CSV from this website and save it locally. If your current DNS server goes down, then you can try various DNS from this list until you find one that works.

Blogger James G. January 09, 2021 4:46 AM  

Noah B. wrote:A VPN tunnel terminating somewhere in the EU or Russia might prove useful here. And I am also seeing some strange things happening to the internet. Right now I can reach what appears to be a cached copy of CitizenFreePress from the EU but I get nothing from US-based IP addresses.

I can confirm some weird things afoot: Here in Bongland I was trying to watch the DLive feeds the other night; they were buffering with no picturer. I had to switch to a US-based VPN address to view it with absolutely no problem.

My tinfoil hat tells me this was something 77 Brigade didn't want us to see.

Blogger Gettimothy January 09, 2021 4:56 AM  


Entered and pinged.

Thank you so much.

Blogger Gettimothy January 09, 2021 5:05 AM  

Doomfinger, prayers up

Blogger Gettimothy January 09, 2021 5:09 AM  

This feels like preserving the books in the catacombes in The Name of the Rose.

The Order of Infogalactic Space-Monks! has a nice ring to it.

Blogger Farwood Bear 2.0 January 09, 2021 5:41 AM  

Thank you so much for making this simple for someone who isn't very computer savvy. I love this community.

Blogger Pseudotsuga January 09, 2021 5:57 AM  

Hopefully we'll not have to use this...but planning ahead is good.

Blogger John Bradley January 09, 2021 7:09 AM  

Fwiw, I’ve noticed that even without the popup ‘download’ menu on the UATV players, right-clicking the audio player offers a “save as file” option in the browsers context menu (chrome, win 10), which works. So no big problem.

Blogger Lee January 09, 2021 7:11 AM  

Done. Haven't played with the host file before, but pretty simple when you open it up in a text editor.

I was looking for other things to add to the list, but it would seem that lots of large sites have ranges of IP addresses. Or use services like cloudflare, which block direct access.

I tried direct accessing from the IPv6 address the pinging it returned, but got a cloudflare page instead (telling me it couldn't direct access the site by IPv6 address).

Blogger Straitsfan January 09, 2021 7:28 AM  

Just some clarification here, if I may, because I don't want to mess anything up.

I have a MB pro and know how to use the Terminal app. Can I just open up the "hosts" file and add the line? I think it opens up files in TextEditor. I was just confused when he Vox's post talked about nano.

Blogger VD January 09, 2021 7:36 AM  

Just some clarification here, if I may, because I don't want to mess anything up.

No, you may not. Stop being a Smart Boy. Just follow the damn directions exactly as written.

Blogger The Packetman January 09, 2021 8:23 AM  

Thanks for the info, Markuu.

Make sure you make a copy of the original hosts file (it's good practice).

@139 Do you mean software for digital modes of communication? If I were going to recommend anyone for EMCOMM, it would be KM4ACK and OH8STN, both on Youtube (be quick about it!). If you're trying to get up to speed digitally right now, it will be a tough row to hoe. My advice would be to find out the nearest ARES or RACES group with a 2m repeater, program it, and listen. If they have an emergency 'net', spend some time learning about how information is passed. Remember, FCC regs state that anyone, in an emergency, is allowed to operate on the amateur bands.

Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling January 09, 2021 9:17 AM  

@139 jdubs:

Speaking of backups, are there any HAMs here who can recommend a basic ham radio setup to include software? Currently only have a couple of baofeng handhelds until I get my license.

Just a listener, not a two-way ham. So, back around when Trump was elected and I was concerned about this sort of thing, I got a TECSUN PL-380 as a moderately priced recommended at the time by the World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH). Getting a paper copy of the latest version just out now is very recommended, Amazon here. I will check my brand new 2021 copy to see if there are updated stand alone recommendations.

If you've got some computer technical skills, Software Defined Radios (SDRs) are a great option. For VHF and above you might start with a cheap RTL-SDR, that SKU includes an antenna kit that's at minimum OK, just adjust it to the right length and orient it for polarization. For "High Frequency" HF/shortwave, the Airspy HF+ Discovery seems to be pretty good, I got it with their YouLoop antenna and that's working well for me right now.

For software, Airspy has their own favored Windows program which looks good, for Linux gqrx is a very good layer over raw Gnu Radio. Linrad appears to be good if you want to get into serious details, it's developed by a guy who's into bouncing radio signals off the moon and back, which is a bit challenging.

With the concerns about the Internet getting gimped, maybe get a recent copy of the ARRL handbook, and/or their antenna handbook. There's lots of good printed on paper information out there, and for the above SDR programs, of course download them as soon as you get your hardware, including their documentation.

Blogger James G. January 09, 2021 9:32 AM  

John Bradley wrote:Fwiw, I’ve noticed that even without the popup ‘download’ menu on the UATV players, right-clicking the audio player offers a “save as file” option in the browsers context menu (chrome, win 10), which works. So no big problem.

Thanks, that did the trick!

Blogger Avalanche January 09, 2021 9:44 AM  

@26 "Deep State would never have us on alert in case China"

Interesting, isn't it then, and Nanni and Chunkie are ranting about 'impeaching so he can't set off a nuke'! Vox Day's Law of SJWs number 3, on display, eh?

Blogger Avalanche January 09, 2021 10:01 AM  

@46 "Trying to log in to UA, on firefox for Lubuntu, the page isn't working."

Firefox on Win10 no go either. Works perfectly on Chrome.

Blogger Avalanche January 09, 2021 10:20 AM  

@66 "I would advise to make sure to visit your mom as much as you can whenever she's there or, God forbid, hospice."

Being there as much as you can also, and almost equally important, puts the staff on notice that you ARE watching... When my mom was in hospice, I went every night to feed her dinner and put her to bed, so I got to watch and know the staff; and they, me. So, I was less worried about maltreatment or lesser help. She was demented, and died of cancer: because I was there every evening, from me the staff came to know who she had been a bit more than just "the old nutter in room 26."

Harsh words to consider; but better to know than leave a loved one alone -- as so many of the nice old folks were in that home... Most of the staff was kind and caring; but not all, and it's NOT family. Family for as long as your loved one recognizes family, then you must become "that nice younger person who visits me often" -- if they can even remember you from visit to visit. Wanting them to remember you, as they slip farther away, is about YOU not about them.

Sorry, not germane to today's request for prayers -- but most folks don't know this, and many will be called upon to go through it! So much dementia in the world now... Alas.

Blogger ZaijiaN January 09, 2021 10:45 AM  

Snidely, what about setting up our own DNS servers?

That way we can get a clean copy of today's unpoisoned DNS records and maintain comms when the world's DNS gets corrupted. There's got to be some containerized DNS server out there that can be easily spun up and configured to do that. I recently started using pi.hole locally, but that's more for nuisance-blocking than resiliency.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd January 09, 2021 10:46 AM  

Lee wrote:Done. Haven't played with the host file before, but pretty simple when you open it up in a text editor.
It's all pretty self explanatory, once you get the hosts file open. The # keeps the computer from using anything after it on a line, so anything you want to be stored there but inactive can have a # in front of it, like so:


Later on, take the #s off the front and your computer will bypass the poisoned dns and resolve those sites ... unless they have switched to a different IP in the mean time. That's why having the line emergency.voxday #no pound sign at the front!

in your hosts file is important: Vox's crew will be able to give us some useful and current IPs when the DNS records are poisoned.

Blogger Avalanche January 09, 2021 10:47 AM  

@128 "Activated NORAD" doesn't mean anything. They are watching 24/7/365.

Always watching yes. Would/could 'activating' have anything to do with scrambling fighters?

A planefag had a really good vid yesterday showing mil assets in the air over the U.S. -- and he was remarking at how VERY many tankers were up. Which, he says, means many FIGHTERS were up, because they are the only 'un-rep' (sorry, I'm Navy, don't know the AF term) capable mil planes. Fighters do NOT IFF on this govt website...

He also outlined the unusual number of planes over the TX / isolated secondary command base that other rumors said TGE had likely flown to from DC: "NightWind"? "Night-something"? -- the backup copy of AF-1 but with way more C&C capability -- lifted from DC and flew TO this TX base (planefag showed the route). Obviously, he said, we don't know if Trump was onboard, but ... there's the flight path.

Other later rumor says Trump, or at least Nightwind, flew TO NORAD.

Blogger evilfranklin January 09, 2021 10:49 AM  

Having difficulty bringing up Gab

Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling January 09, 2021 10:55 AM  

OK, I'd forgotten the the WRTH handbook maintains a single page table of receivers, graded on selectivity (where good SDRs have a tremendous advantage) dynamic range, and overall value. Unless you're willing to pay 4-5 figures, the $45 TECHSUN PL-380 is still where it's at, but their PL-310ET is close, one star less to "Fair" for dynamic range.

For HF SDRs the same story, Airspy HF+ Discovery at $170 rules with five start scores that cannot be beaten in this simple table by even 5 figure sets some of which could well be better and probably some not.

There are a couple more SDRs for HF that cost a little more with less stars, but here we're getting iffy because so little shortwave is directed at the US anymore because of the Internet, but that would of course change if it's turned off or effectively so for samizdata. None have its sensitivity, but at four stars there's the FunCube Dongle Pro+ at $190 with three stars for dynamic range, and the SDRPlay RSPdx at $200.

Before dropping 3 figures on a HF SDR, unless you're really up on everything relevant from radios to antennas to computer systems administration, if you think you have time I highly recommend only spending ~$35 for a RTL-SDR as linked above or the like to make sure they're right for you vs. a standalone set. There's a *lot* of them due to a repurposed Realtek chip for outside the US digital TV. Which per this is now being continued in production with the Rafael Micro R860 (chips and other components going out of production is a perennial problem with hardware, manufacturing it is very much not trivial).

@94 Atticus:

What makes you think they wouldn't disrupt routing? If Google started advertising arbitrary routes on BGP, they could easily blackhole targeted addresses.

Expanding on Markku's comment, playing BGP blackhole games could be so disruptive, not to mention so political and abusive of a system based on trust the rest of the world might just stop peering with Google, even blackhole it in retaliation. That's at a "shut down the Internet" level of active measures, and if not done carefully, could end up indirectly killing quite a few people since we are now so dependent on the Internet (if you've opted for paperless billing with anyone, switch back now, this very day, to getting paper bills as a backup if you get knocked off the net).

@107 ZaijiaN: Cloudflare is converged, although they front so much of the Internet that's a general problem for everyone if they get more evil. In general, now, this very minute as you're reading these comments, is the right time to download all these alternative DNS server options, and to learn how to change your particular system to another, or from its automatic DHCP method if needed. Just keep a backup copy of numbers or files as advised in VD's posting, in fact, it's best to keep a written log of everything you do so you can back out or repeat it if needed.

It would be interesting if the US attempts to replicate the Great Firewall of China, would say a whole lot to everyone else in the world. Not a good move if 4GW ROEs are relevant, but our ruling trash clearly wants to dispense with them to punish the deplorables for giving them four years of Trump and counting. It will be hard to do that and keep their influence over the rest of the world.

@14 CoffeeGroundsBear:

What’s NORAD

North American Aerospace Defense Command, which under Trump got a clue and moved some of their operations back into the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, which is resistant to anything but two simultaneous deci-gigaton strikes.

Blogger Br1cht January 09, 2021 11:54 AM  

Thanks TDS!

Doomfinger, I´ll remember your mother in my prayers for what it´s worth and I wish you all the best.

Blogger Ingemar January 09, 2021 12:36 PM  

It took a little doing, but I got the password issue fixed. I think there was just a bit of a lag between registering and getting the password.

Thanks for all your help.

Blogger Bibliotheca Servare January 09, 2021 1:10 PM  


Praying for you and your mother, brother. For grace, strength, faith, and healing.

Blogger Chiva January 09, 2021 1:18 PM  

Thank you Markku (and team) for the emergency URL.

Doomfinger, will add my prayers for your mother. Our Lord delights in hearing from his children.

Blogger foxmarks January 09, 2021 3:10 PM  

I subscribed to SG via Arkhaven on Thursday. I’ve received no invitation or login info. Do I need to move another lever?

Blogger amm23116 January 09, 2021 3:54 PM  

Linux users - here's what mine looked like after editing: localhost andysdell5040

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters emergency.voxday

(that's it)

My article that I used to help fill the gaps in my understanding (I'm a new Linux user):

I used the Terminal screen, typed in what Markku said, and my system requires a password for editing. The instructions from the article provided basic how-to's for navigating the editing process.

If I've erred, please let me know so I can fix it. My intent is to provide useful steps for other Linux users to implement Markku's suggestion.

Blogger MATT January 09, 2021 4:04 PM  

Very glad I finally signed up. Chuck Dixon is the man, he should have been narrating or telling stories all these years.

Blogger Alexander January 09, 2021 4:34 PM  

Accessed emergency.voxday

Blogger jdubs January 09, 2021 4:48 PM  

@161 ThatWouldBeTelling

Thanks, that was very helpful. I got a WRTH on the way.

Blogger Christina January 09, 2021 9:23 PM  

Thank you. Just accessed emergency.voxday. I have a strong feeling this will be coming in handy.

Blogger kmscharlie January 09, 2021 10:36 PM  

Forgive my stupidity, I have a Mac as well as an iPhone. Obviously all of you are so much smarter than I am on computer stuff. I just learned about this tonight and I was going to try to download the link but am concerned about viruses. Is this what we need if the internet does get shut down? Then after this “darkness” what happens? How do I download it for an iPhone? Is the link the same for either apple or windows or iPhone? Is it trustworthy? Again I apologize.

Blogger Cedric January 10, 2021 12:04 AM  

@kmscharlie This should have nothing to do with viruses.

On your mac, you should be able to edit the /etc/hosts file and add that line. All this does is add a local entry to resolve the name emergency.voxday to a numeric address. This lookup is done whenever you visit any address, like, but there is a server that finds what numeric address to go to.

This resolving server is what they'd likely take down. By having a local copy, you don't need to worry about that server that resolves website addresses. So by adding the entry as instructed, all it means is that if these servers go down, emergency.voxday will work regardless.

Blogger Door in the Hill January 10, 2021 4:39 AM  

@167 amm23116

I added a comment to mine for reference.

To add a comment, start the line with a "#" character and the parser will ignore it. (spergs, get lost)

The instructions are the same for Mac, too.

Blogger phil g January 10, 2021 9:04 AM  

Thank you

Blogger Dafo January 10, 2021 2:12 PM  

Vox, the mobile version of Unauthorized TV is great!!! Thank you and your tech team for the improvements.

Blogger Unknown January 10, 2021 7:34 PM  

What are you using? It's completely effed up on chrome using Google pixel 3

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