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(Stanford University)   Is your bandwidth consistently slow? Researchers may have found an alternative to conventional transfer protocol. Behold, the Anternet   (engineering.stanford.edu ) divider line
    More: Interesting, TCP, feedback loops, School of Engineering, foragers, bandwidth, cigarette packs, forage, electrical engineers  
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4817 clicks; posted to Geek » on 06 Sep 2012 at 4:01 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-09-06 03:18:02 PM  
Anthill Inside!

++?????++ Out of Cheese Error. Redo From Start.
 
2012-09-06 04:05:54 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

lost packet
 
2012-09-06 04:11:00 PM  
Any chance we can convince the RIAA and MPAA that we're all sharing files by ants, so big corporations think that's the thing to crack down on? Sure they might ban ants, but so long as no one tells the truth we can enjoy a free internet forever more.
 
2012-09-06 04:17:28 PM  
Server farm
thechive.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-06 04:35:34 PM  
Looks like reality is trying to rip off Pratchett again.
 
2012-09-06 04:42:29 PM  
So it's a series of tubes, full of ants.
 
2012-09-06 04:44:00 PM  

FloydA: Looks like reality is trying to rip off Pratchett again.


Uh, who?

blog.newsarama.com
 
2012-09-06 04:48:52 PM  
A self-administered Smurf attack?
Really?
Brill-i-ant.
 
2012-09-06 04:51:29 PM  
Take away the teddy bear and see if it stops working.
 
2012-09-06 05:04:12 PM  
So Al Gore has been taking credit for something ants accomplished many millions of years ago. What a douche.
 
2012-09-06 05:15:37 PM  
A forager won't return to the nest until it finds food.
If, however, ants begin returning empty handed


:\
 
2012-09-06 05:16:56 PM  
http://www.paulkidby.com/stickers/index.html

Mobile, too lazy to linkify, anthill inside stickers, deal with it.
 
2012-09-06 05:46:00 PM  
www.arcade-history.com

Don't worry, he's got this.
 
2012-09-06 05:53:52 PM  
i599.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-06 06:31:34 PM  
THEM
 
2012-09-06 07:03:16 PM  
i104.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-06 07:36:23 PM  
Don't implement one of these too close to an RFC 1149 network.

http://tools.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1149.txt
 
2012-09-06 07:50:51 PM  

FloydA: Looks like reality is trying to rip off Pratchett again.


Came here for this.

Gonz: Don't implement one of these too close to an RFC 1149 network.

http://tools.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1149.txt


And this.

/got nothin' left
 
2012-09-06 08:10:07 PM  

Sliding Carp: Anthill Inside!

++?????++ Out of Cheese Error. Redo From Start.


Came for this, leaving happy but one "funny" vote lighter.
 
2012-09-06 08:16:02 PM  
 
2012-09-06 09:23:25 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-06 09:36:24 PM  
Is this Stanford tag a thing? Any other schools get one?
 
2012-09-06 09:50:32 PM  
As a lifelong Pratchett fan I approve this thread.
 
2012-09-06 09:59:09 PM  

Fano: [www.arcade-history.com image 224x256]

Don't worry, he's got this.


I love me some Anteater.
 
2012-09-06 11:43:58 PM  
The linked paper is a trifle vapid. The overarching "rules" of TCP in question are pretty simple: if there are more leaving than coming back, don't send so many; if no one is coming back at all, stop sending; and when you find something new, send a lot so you can figure out fast how many you need.

The ants didn't "discover" anything; they are merely being efficient, like the TCP protocol was designed to be. They share a common goal.
 
2012-09-06 11:55:05 PM  
 
2012-09-07 12:05:46 AM  
Hobodeluxe: lost packet

sites.google.com

Dead ant, dead ant, dead ant dead ant dead ant dead ant dead annnnnnt......
 
2012-09-07 11:54:29 PM  
i144.photobucket.com

hot hot hot
 
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