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Delving into the Commercial P2P World 45

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the isp's-take-a-while-to-figure-anything-out dept.
Anonymous Coward writes "PBS has an interesting look at the emerging commercialized P2P networks brought to light by Cringely. With the news of Sky's default bundling of commercial P2P applications in its broadband software, many users seemed to be against the idea of getting nothing from providing Sky with their upstream bandwidth for free. Meanwhile, PeerImpact, seems to be rewarding users for their P2P system through PeerCash, and GridNetworks is building an system called PeerReward."

Skype 5-way Calling Limit Cracked 427

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the well-isn't-that-unsurprising dept.
BobPaul writes "It turns out when Skype limited 10 way calling to Intel Processors only it really was arbitrary! Maxxus has a patched version of Skype that allows 10-way calling regardless of the processor installed. There's also info about the patch: "The patch is the result of two phases: code analysis and design of the patch. The code analysis, or reverse engineering, reveals the relevant code block, which overrides Skype's limitation for Intel's dual-core CPUs. The patch design isolates the minimal set of instructions that need to be modified to cancel this limitation." Windows only so far."
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Journal: My Experiences Switching to Mac

Journal by thijs_w

I've been a PC user since the age of 10 I think when my parents bought gave me my first computer. Before that, I never used a computer. Over the years using Windows 95 through Windows XP and Arch Linux, I've steadily been getting sick of Windows due to numerous reasons, so I switched to Linux, but I think after several months of full-time desktop usage, that's is not quite ready for the desktop. I thought people using Macs were all trendy, spoiled people.

10.0 times 0.1 is hardly ever 1.0.