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September 11, 2007 11:24 AM

Global SuperScope, Comcast User Practices Hit Front Page, and Internet Virus Creates Massive SuperComputer

My apologies for the silent Monday. 11 hours spent on a plane ride from DC to Dallas to reach the Broadband Properties Summit didn’t leave much time for blogging.

But today’s another day, and I’m excited to see what it has to offer!

Until there’s more to report from Texas, here’s a handful of links from last week to tickle your bandwidth fancies:

Telescopes Unite Around the World Through Broadband
In a first-of-its-kind attempt, telescopes in China, Australia, and across Europe combined their power to form a global superscope that produced images clearer than have been obtained by the famed Hubble. How’d they do it? By pushing 256Mbps streams of data around on superfast fiber optics. http://www.csiro.au/news/TelescopeNetworks.html

Comcast’s Penalizing Practices Hit Front Page
Last week I wrote a post on Comcast’s alleged practice of cutting off its heaviest users. At that time it was a topic primarily discussed on discussion boards and tech sites. Comcast officially denied the practice in this News.com article. But now the story’s hit the Washington Post. This is a big story that’s only going to get bigger as the battle over who controls the Internet rages on.

Worm Creates Botnet of Epic Proportions
A worm is a virus that can infect your computer and cause it to do things beyond your control and often without your knowledge. Like send out spam, a lot of it, often to the people closest to you. Well there’s a big one out there digging its way through the Internet, and according to this article, the combined computing power of its infected network surpasses that of the most powerful supercomputers on earth.

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