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From: Richard_D_Levine(at)Raytheon(dot)com
To: Steve Wampler <swampler(at)noao(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Reading recommendations
Date: 2005-03-31 13:19:15
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Steve Wampler <swampler(at)noao(dot)edu> wrote on 03/30/2005 03:58:12 PM:

> Richard_D_Levine(at)raytheon(dot)com wrote:
>
> >>Mohan, Ross wrote:
> >>
> >>>VOIP over BitTorrent?
> >>
> >>Now *that* I want to see.  Aught to be at least as interesting
> >>as the "TCP/IP over carrier pigeon" experiment - and more
> >>challenging to boot!
> >>
> >
> >
> > It was very challenging.  I worked on the credit window sizing and
> > retransmission timer estimation algorithms.  We took into account
weather
> > patterns, size and age of the bird, feeding times, and the average
number
> > of times a bird circles before determining magnetic north.
Interestingly,
> > packet size had little effect in the final algorithms.
> >
> > I would love to share them with all of you, but they're classified.
>
> Ah, but VOIPOBT requires many people all saying the same thing at the
> same time.  The synchronization alone (since you need to distribute
> these people adequately to avoid overloading a trunk line...) is probably
> sufficiently hard to make it interesting.  Then there are the problems of
> different accents, dilects, and languages ;)

Interestingly, we had a follow on contract to investigate routing
optimization using flooding techniques.  Oddly, it was commissioned by a
consortium of local car washes.  Work stopped when the park service sued us
for the cost of cleaning all the statuary, and the company went out of
business.  We were serving "cornish game hens" at our frequent dinner
parties for months.

>
> --
> Steve Wampler -- swampler(at)noao(dot)edu
> The gods that smiled on your birth are now laughing out loud.


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