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(Computerworld (Australia))   Even if over a dozen data centers had failed, NASA's Curiosity landing would still have been beamed back live without interruption. It's all about the cloud, baby   ( computerworld.com.au) divider line
    More: Interesting, NASA, Mars, odyssey, Earth, data centers, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, martian atmosphere, AWs  
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2012-12-13 10:47:34 PM  
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It would have been beamed back "live" anyway, even if there was no earth to receive the signal; it's a non-synchronized transmission. You can't exactly run wireless TCP/IP over a 350 million mile node-gap. Packet verification alone with 3,612,903ms ping...
2012-12-14 01:17:48 AM  
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gingerjet: Its amazing what you can achieve when you don't have any privacy, compliance or availability requirements whatsoever.

Soooooooo true. When I smell a bad project coming my way, I just mumble something about the audit implications, and *poof*, it disappears.
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