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Comment: Re:The blurb is flat out wrong. (Score 4, Informative) 250

by paithuk (#44335887) Attached to: MIT Uses Machine Learning Algorithm To Make TCP Twice As Fast

The blurb says it "redesigns TCP/IP", and the article itself specifically says "congestion control". Which is NOT part of TCP/IP design. Congestion control is a routing feature.

Seriously, it's both incredible how wrong you are with that statement and that somebody rated it as informative. I suggest you read up on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP_congestion_avoidance_algorithm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congestion_window http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5681

Comment: Lack of support (Score 1) 111

by paithuk (#13444496) Attached to: New IrDA Spec Shoots for 100Mbit/s Data Rate

I recently completed my individual project for University, which consisted of a cheap device that could store and distribute media to mobile devices (for use in shops, etc). I had huge problems with this project, not because of the protocols, which are actually very well written and offer high transfer rates, but in fact with the lack of utilisation in industry. I was unable to find any mobile phones for example that support FIR or VFIR, meaning they could only transmit at 0.1Mbps. This combined with the low throughput of bluetooth, makes mobile devices terrible for media exchange (i.e. movies, pictures, music, etc).

What I would like to see is more support from manufacturers, so we can provide better applications and uses for this technology.

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