The Interplanetary Internet lands on the International Space Station

July 14, 2009 · Filed Under Networking, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebDuring the first week of July, the Interplanetary Internet conceived by Vint Cerf (formerly co-creator of the TCP/IP protocol at the foundations of “terrestrial” Internet) and by NASA engineers earned what should be its first permanent node in the outer space. During the second of a long series of tests to verify the reliability of the Delay-Tolerant Networking (also known as Disruption-Tolerant Networking) protocol, the software needed for its functioning was transferred aboard the International Space Station orbiting at 350 kilometers above the Earth.

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Made in Italy: radioactive politics isn’t renewable

January 2, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Science & Technology · 9 Comments 
This entry is part of the series Made in Italy

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too It’s a New Year, the perfect occasion to begin a new series entitled “Made in Italy”. Which however won’t talk about fashion, pizza or Ferrari but more practically about the true exclusive products of the current “Italy system”, that is organized crime, corruption, mental degeneration conveyed by television and genetic tendency to support fascism disguised as well-being or its illusion.

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The mouse figures: 40 years, 1 billion samples. And an uncertain future

December 7, 2008 · Filed Under Hardware & Peripherals, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebNext December 9 will mark the 40th year since, for the first time in computer history, public saw a mouse at work. Four decades later, in the Memorial Auditorium of that same Stanford University where one of the most important inventions of the then-germinal information society was born, the academy and the industry will celebrate the “mother of all demos“, the start of a new era for the interaction between man and machine.

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“Hello World” for the interplanetary Internet

November 27, 2008 · Filed Under Networking, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebSpace, final network frontier: the Disruption-Tolerant Networking protocol (DTN, previously known as Delay Tolerant Networking) has sent out its first wails the last weeks when the NASA engineers have tested the first interplanetary-class network communication. It’s an historic step that opens novel opportunities to communicate in space, remote-control probes and eventually to liaise with the future human outposts in the Solar System.

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Links & Suggestions # 3: wiretapping, alien webcams, killer-consoles and solar energy

August 30, 2008 · Filed Under Babel fish, Links & Suggestions · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, tooThe recurring theme of this new round of scattered suggestions is the lie. The lie of politicians, that in the United States have turned the citizens rights in waste paper and then have provided legal safe-conducts for the involved telcos, the lie of tobacco companies used to kill their customers with radiations and the lie of majors which continue to talk about “theft” every time a digital copy of an audio track is shared on P2P.

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Vint Cerf works on the interplanetary Internet

July 31, 2008 · Filed Under Networking, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebThe co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocol, the digital alphabet used in communications among devices connected to the Net, is persuaded to be able to make a revised version of the same standard work in space between the planets of the Solar System, and maybe even beyond. Vinton “Vint” Cerf, who nowadays is vice-president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, works far-back on the extension of network communications beyond the Earth atmosphere.

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Superconductors in the States, atomic bombs in Italy

July 16, 2008 · Filed Under Babel fish, Science & Technology · Comment 

Babel fishThis post is filed under Science and Technology, but it should be present in a transversal category that I should call “Pessimism and Scarce sense of ludicrous”. The pessimism is mine, the scarce sense of ludicrous is the one of the politicians that in Italy talk about energy like of a very rich banquet for failed or failing companies, containers of bribes for the “ruling class” rotten to the core.

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