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The answer it seems is 3D printing technology. In the article they suggest that the major technological successes of the last two decades — computers, mobile phones and MP3 players (digital cameras apparently didn't make the list) — have shown a trend towards allowing consumers free (as in freedom) access to information, but the only remaining stumbling block is the fact that we must still access that information via proprietary hardware.In the last 25 years we have seen a number of key technologies emerge that have revolutionised how we work, play and interact with each other. Could these innovations be part of a grander design? And if so, what's the next piece in the puzzle...?
They argue that bespoke manufacturing services and 3D printing technology have the power to change that by allowing consumers to manufacture for themselves the full-featured, DRM-free hardware that the patent-encumbered, RIAA-pandering big-name manufacturers are not willing or able to give them.People have traditionally endured unsatisfactory products and services because the barriers to using or supplying their own alternatives are too great.
And apparently, the technology to do this is not so far off as we might have imagined.Hardware designers won't be able to rest on their laurels with a product — only constant, breakneck innovation will allow commercial organisations to compete against the tide of freeware and open-source copycat products. Some companies won't be able to do this and will fold, but others will thrive and the consumer only stands to benefit in the end.
Technically, sending/receiving a list of trackers used will result in less overhead than a list of hundreds of peers (as currently employed in the PeerExchange and DHT protocols). Plus, trackers are a much more permanent resource than peers that change by the minute. If it results in faster downloads, less overhead, and no side-effects, why not?
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They couldn't give any details about what is this thing, except for "DNS servers need to be registered, just as domain names".
My research wasn't very fruitful too, so you are my only hope!
I still can't accept that there is such a thing and there is not single easy to find clear document explaining it. All I could find was this http://www.hps.com/howtodns.html and some links to "Register a DNS server" at sites of registrars like Enom and network solutions accesible to resellers only.
Who is responsible for "registering DNS servers" — the registries or the registrars? What happens if the FQDN of the DNS server is in one TLD and the domain I'm trying to use it for is in another from a different registry/registrar? How do I as a domain owner "register a DNS server"? Where is this info stored — in DNS, in whois database, else? How can I check if an FQDN is already a "registered DNS server"? How do I unregister a DNS server? Can one IP be registered under multiple domains? What is the point of life, universe and everything?!