I can see that PG'ers have a wicked sense of humor. 

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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Steve Wampler
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 3:58 PM
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Subject: Re: [PERFORM] Reading recommendations


>>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 
> 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 ;)

Steve Wampler -- [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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