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RE: Slight OT: NASA World Wind project looking for support fromnetwork operators.

  • From: Rik van Riel
  • Date: Tue Jun 07 21:49:10 2005

On Sun, 5 Jun 2005, Matt Mills wrote:

> Why we don't use Bittorrent for the distribution of the satellite data:
> This is just where P2P and satellite data don't mesh. In order for the 
> program to work and not be incredibly frustrating and boring, the tiles 
> (imagery and elevation) have to be loaded at a somewhat speedy rate.

Linux users trying to download updates from their distributors
have similar requirements - though far less of a latency constraint
of course.  I wonder if there is a P2P mechanism out there that
would do the right thing for this kind of application.

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan