Sunday, October 24, 2004

New Accronym

I hadn't heard this one before: DDoS. This means distributed denial of service, which is being used to attack sick servers that are being used to serve child pornography. It works in a similar manner to the distributed computing technology of SETI@Home, where users pool their collective idle processor power for a good cause. Other distributed network efforts include PiHex, a project to calculate Pi;; a project to break encryption secret keys.

My favourite is Lifemapper, a project that analyses the world's biodiveristy.

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