Nice bit of leg-work. Sounds like something I should take a look at next time my brain is fully functional. If this technology works, I'll be impressed. When an open-source client is developed, I'll be happy.
Digital Fountain has published numerous white papers on this, and all information I have been able to find on them generally suggests that they are not a vapor-ware company
I was a bit harsh. I wasn't implying that they were a vapour company. Until I've seen some trustworthy evidence of their technology, that's how I'll think of them.
There's a lot of snake oil sold in the computer industry. There are many morons in the computer industry. Coincidence? I think not!
I guess they presented this at SIGCOMM 98 too
3 years from presentation to product launch. That's almost a reasonable product development time. In an industry which currently seems to view 3 month development cycles as still a touch too long. I like this company better already.
This just looks pretty cool to me, and it seems pretty legitimate ;)
This is why I've held off voting on your story. Initially, my confidence level in the technology and company was pretty low. I like your article but I'll be damned if I'm going to vote up a tech story which contains no real technology in it! Now, my confidence is higher. I'll do some leg-work of my own and hopefully the story will still be around for me to vote on.
Anyways, I'm not a computer scientist either, actually I'm only 18 and you shouldnt assume I know what I'm talking about either.
So there you have it. You now know that in the next 14 years you are going to learn absolutely nothing. Hope you're not too disappointed. ;-)
Now, for a bit of a laugh, try imagining the whole sentence in my previous post from "Until I see this" to "morons" being spoken in a mid-tone posh Scottish accent. Add the words "fuck" and "fucking" in a few choice places and you'll know exactly what I sound like in real life.
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