- Ofcom sees no evidence of need for net neutrality regulation
Matthew Lasar at Ars has the news of this conclusion by the UK’s telecom regulatory body. It is a bit surprising given the fervor over the issue here in the States. The only issues I can recall arising with the usual big ISPs are the concerns over Phorm and behavioral advertising. The silver lining is that Ofcom is willing to concede that just because they see no evidence of discriminatory practices now that it might not be an issue down the line.
- Single bit RAM error
Knowing this is theoretically possible is one thing. Reading through this detailed post Slashdot links to is another altogether.
- Facebook distributing code updates with BitTorrent
This idea, detailed at Velocity and linked by TorrenFreak, seems so familiar. Of course, with a large cluster of nodes, especially if they are geographically distributed, a P2P protocol makes excellent sense for push updates out. My search fu is failing, if someone else did this before, or Facebook hinted at it prior to this presentation, I cannot find it.
- Quantum memory storage prototype