June 17th, 2005, 19:26 PM
Triple Platinum Member
Microsoft takes on BitTorrent
Microsoft has published a research paper outlining new file sharing technology similar to that used by BitTorrent.
Codenamed Avalanche, the software uses a new technique called 'network coding' which breaks data into small, easily transferable packets to accelerate downloading, but includes details on all the other data in the file.
June 18th, 2005, 00:24 AM
Old and Cranky
It's about time we embrace the technology and improve upon it, rather than fight it.
June 18th, 2005, 01:26 AM
Now if we could get online Movie Theaters that would make my day. I hate waiting 2-6 months for new releases to eventually come to Japan. It sucks. Even Star Wars III will not be released here until July 3rd.... That blows.