Thursday, May 31, 2012

Google picks up domain names galore - SlashGear

Judge deals deathblow to Oracle in Google fight - May. 31, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Introduction to embedded vision and the OpenCV library

Researcher Runs IP Network Over Xylophones

From SlashDot:

Researcher Runs IP Network Over Xylophones

Posted by timothy  
from the like-y'-do dept.
joabj writes"Following up on experiments of running Internet Protocol(IP)-based networks withcarrier pigeons or bongos, UofC grad student R. Stuart Geiger has demonstratedthat it is possible to transmit simple ping requests across two computers using people playing xylophones. Throughput is roughly 1 baud, when the participants don't make any mistakes, or get bored and wander off. The OSI encapsulated model of networking makes this project doable, allowing humans to be inserted at Layer 1, the physical layer. Vint Cerf wasn't kidding when he used to say, 'IP on Everything.'"

FreeBSD 10 To Use Clang Compiler, Deprecate GCC

From: SlashDot:

FreeBSD 10 To Use Clang Compiler, Deprecate GCC

Posted by timothy 
from the squash-it-like-a-figurative-bug dept.

An anonymous reader writes"Shared in last quarter's FreeBSD status report are developer plans to haveLLVM/Clang become the default compiler and to deprecate GCC. Clang can now build most packages and suit well for their BSD needs. They also plan to have a full BSD-licensed C++11 stack in FreeBSD 10."Says the article, too: "Some vendors have also been playing around with the idea of using Clang to build the Linux kernel (it's possible to do with certain kernel configurations, patches, and other headaches)."

Purpose vs discovery and the Internet as a dynamic

Excellent Article:

By Bob Frankston

How to make sure that the Internet continues to "work" despite P2P or whatever the current threat seems to be. 

Yesterday we feared modems, today we fear P2P.

Meeting the demand for "web bits" had a side-effect of giving us copious capacity and the low latency, low jitter application started to "just work". But we mustn't forget that this is a process of discovery not one of promise. We might argue against the asymmetric "broadband" connections but we also discovered that they are indeed useful for video, especially since that was the original purpose of the underlying architecture.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

CCNx content-centric networking.


CCNx project, which is led by Van Jacobson, a research fellow at PARC. On September 21, 2009, PARC published the specifications for interoperability and released an initial open source implementation (under GPL) of the Content Centric Networking research project on the Project CCNx site.

Van Jacobson

One of the primary contributors to the technological foundations of today's Internet, Van Jacobson joined PARC in 2006 as a Research Fellow to lead itsContent-Centric Networking (CCN) research program.

Van's algorithms for the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) helped solve the problem of congestion and are used in over 90% of Internet hosts today. Widely credited with enabling the Internet to expand in size and support increasing speed demands, Van helped the Internet survive a major traffic surge (1988-89) without collapsing.

From :

Project CCNx exists to develop, promote, and evaluate a new approach to communication architecture we call content-centric networking.  We seek to carry out this mission by creating and publishing open protocol specifications and an open source software reference implementation of those protocols.  We provide support for a community of people interested in experimentation, research, and building applications with this technology, all contributing to its evolution.

Project CCNx is sponsored by the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and is based upon the PARC Content-Centric Networking (CCN) architecture, which is the focus of a major, long-term research and development program. 

Sprint Tri-Fi hotspot coming May 18, supports LTE, WiMax and 3G - TechSpot

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Cloud Computing anagram is UPCOMING, OLD CUT

Cloud Computing anagram is UPCOMING, OLD CUT

Old Cut usually refers to Diamonds.  This an old style of faceting a diamond in a round shape, hand worked, in a less than perfect fashion.