Can the Outernet Forum please be sent over L-Band and available through Library

Syed how hard would it be to have the discuss.outernet.is forum sent over L-Band and into Library?

If you made all photograph and attachment uploads “HIGHLY” compress their attachments I think It could work and also It would be very informative for all Outernet REMOTE users.

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Running discourse.org on a CHIP would be tough. But maybe we can figure out a way to send the content in a way that can be easily consumed.

@Abhishek What is your knee jerk reaction to only sending the forum content as text files?

What about as a cloned, text only webfile?

It’s a nice idea.

Why not spend the time on sorting RSS feeds which should be a fairly trivial problem, and would open up a whole load of useful content.

Then you could just grab http://ftr.fivefilters.org/makefulltextfeed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.outernet.is%2Fposts.rss&max=3 along with the other feeds?

Are you saying there is a tool which allows you to automate getting selected RSS feeds and converting them to a cut down list and cut down to bare text and then posts them to something like Outernet?

I think it would be a great idea.

At 1MB an hour we are rich in text based stuff.

It doesn’t exist yet, but I think it should be fairly easy to set up.

http://simplepie.org/wiki/reference/simplepie/strip_htmltags#description is FOSS and can fetch full text feeds, strip html could be run locally on the ‘carousel machine’.

Then copy the files over to the carousel with a script?

Or another approach would be to use wget on a RSS feed and then script to strip out the images & turn into HTML

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