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Student codes 'google for torrents'

A student recently decided to create an algorithm like Google's to index web pages. After some iterations and months of hard work the code did not seem to work as well as Google's, so he decided to use the fruits of his labor in a more restricted field - he limited his crawler to find bit-torrent files. He then proceeded to check those torrents to eliminate the deadwood and the fakes and to put up the ones that had sufficient information on a server. Here is his description of what he did and… Continue

Added by Sepp Hasslberger on January 12, 2010 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

Broadband takes to the skies

This is a recent item on BBC news, describing how airplanes will be connected linking up to satellite broadband, allowing passengers access to the internet.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7822430.stm




So my wife asked an interesting question: What about using the airplanes as a network forming relay to give internet connectivity to those on the ground?



Although not a stable connection when… Continue

Added by Sepp Hasslberger on January 11, 2009 at 17:41 — No Comments

Can Consumers Collectively Own 'Producers'?

In today's world we have for the most part - a strict separation of production and consumption, which together constitute "the market". The incentive for a market economy is a division of labor. Some are good at organizing, others are good at doing various "jobs". The enterprising spirits who are good at organizing become producers or purveyors of commerce, meaning, distributors of things produced. The less enterprising who yet need some resources to survive contribute by selling their manual… Continue

Added by Sepp Hasslberger on May 13, 2008 at 14:01 — 22 Comments

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