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[ June 24, 2005 ]

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Animated ASCII Star Wars

This is impressive! If that link didn’t work for you, open a command prompt or terminal window and type in: telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl. And supposedly there are extra features if you visit via IPv6, although I have not confirmed this myself (yet). [via Brad]

BitTorrent is Still the Best

Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent, explained recently why Microsoft’s Avalanche isn’t a BitTorrent-killer. In his rather long post, he makes many bold statements. This is my favorite paragraph:

“As you’ve probably figured out by now, I think that paper is complete garbage. Unfortunately it’s actually one of the better academic papers on BitTorrent, because it makes some attempt, however feeble, to do an apples to apples comparison. I’d comment on academic papers more, but generally they’re so bad that evaluating them does little more than go over epistemological problems with their methodology, and is honestly a waste of time.”

BitTorrent will not die any time soon. And with the new trackerless torrents, it is only going to become stronger and faster.

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