A math degree would require less laboratory classes and less projects. You could do the studying to learn u/g level mathematical concepts at your own time and you would mostly have to worry about homeworks, midterms and exams and not so much about big (team) projects.
Projects in CS curriculums are extremely time-consuming. And most importantly, after all these years of s/w engineering experience, you don't need them. You have already acquired most of or more than the skills that these classes are designed to teach.
On the other hand, what you most likely lack is formal CS theory training. Being able to grasp deep algorithmic and complexity concepts, discrete math, numerical analysis, linear algebra, data structures etc would undoubtedly help you become a better engineer.
So my suggestion is a Math degree with as many CS theory courses as possible. Keep in mind that some of them will have projects, e.g., numerical analysis or algorithms, but those projects will actually teach _you_ something and are usually not as time consuming as big S/W engineering design and analysis or compilers projects.
The conference version of the paper appeared in IEEE S&P 2008.
Absolutely not. You don't need to differentiate packet based on content, source or destination to provide CDN services.
You just need to build a CDN, i.e., caches, mechanisms for content replication close to its destinations etc etc.
Akamai does not need Telcos to differentiate packets for its CDN to work. Similarly Telco CDNs do not imply that Telcos differentiate packets.
If I am still not understood, here is the wikipedia definition to make it easier for you.
"A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a system of computers containing copies of data, placed at various points in a network so as to maximize bandwidth for access to the data from clients throughout the network. A client accesses a copy of the data near to the client, as opposed to all clients accessing the same central server, so as to avoid bottlenecks near that server."
Similar to those deployed by Akamai and Limelight for their customers, and by Google and Microsoft for themselves.
A typical case of a Telco moving into an additional market.
Arguably, it does allow BT to offer multi-tier services. But it is not packet-level differentiation
in the network, which is the issue at the heart of the net-neutrality debate.
If Content Distribution Networks violate net neutrality and the
we should be blasting Akamai and Google long time before we started blasting the Telcos.
what are you talking about? INRIA is in France, and France is in the EU. Even more,
INRIA is largely funded by the EU
For me it was the Slashroulette
Wow, Glen Beck is gonna have a field day with this guy
"You wonder if our technology is developing faster than our enlightenment? We already have enough weapons to kill everybody on the planet 100 times over, and our top priority is watching "Jersey Shore"... does that answer your question?"
Slightly off topic, but according to this article your "100 times over" assertion is incorrect: http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/nuclear/nuclearwar1.html
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too hard to write.