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Humanity’s War on Latency: Semaphore to Silicon Photonics and Beyond

For most of humanity's existence, communication has been incredibly slow. For millennia the only way of transmitting information between two humans was via speech or crude drawings. About 5,000 years ago written language and papyrus increased the transmission distance and bandwidth of human-human...
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Vint Cerf Warns Humanity: Can Our Data Survive Longer Than A Century?

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) co-author Vint Cerf is hailed as “the father of the internet,” but now he’s worried about an even larger communications protocol, on a scale of thousands of years. How will our civilization communicate with people in the future? When it comes to generations yet...
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Ring is a full-featured, open source communication system that you need to know about.

Why and How to Use Ring Instead of Skype on Linux

I'm fed up with the word "alternative." There, I said it. When you use alternative to refer to an open source application, you are sure to get on my wick. "Linux is an alternative to Windows," "GIMP is an alternative to Photoshop," "LibreOffice is an alternative to Microsoft Office," and so on. The...
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