Frontier News: “New Verb: tcp.getCurrentTime using the Time Protocol from a National Institute of Standards and Technology Internet Time Server.” Cool!
CNET: San Francisco bans filters in libraries. “San Francisco officials have voted to ban Internet filters on computers in local public libraries, risking the loss of some $20,000 in federal funds.”
Slate: “…The Department of Defense can negate GPS signals in a localized ‘threat area.’ For example, if the military negated GPS signals in the Balkans, it wouldn’t affect civilian users in Berlin, Frankfurt, or Athens. The ability to regionally block GPS signals led the Clinton administration to lift the intentional degradation of civilian GPS signals.” Interesting…
CNET: The Internet’s greatest test. “Eventually, the phone system around New York City could not handle any more calls because all the circuits were in use. Although Internet service may degrade under large loads, it tends to spread the loads evenly across all sessions rather than shutting a large number of users out.”