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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] The Worldwide Computer

On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Jack Park wrote:
> At 08:28 AM 3/4/2002 -0500, you wrote:
> >At 2002-03-03 21:09 -0800, Jack Park wrote:
> It might already be used that way.  Senior moments prevent me from stating 
> explicitly how that is so, but there is a trick that has to do with 
> computation on http packets that allows someone to send you a bunch of 
> packets and your computer will unwittingly perform computations on those 
> packets and send them back.  Maybe someone has the reference to that trick.    (01)

I think you're referring to the Parasitic Computing stuff.  See    (02)

  http://www.nd.edu/~parasite/    (03)

[btw, how old does one have to be before we get to have Senior Moments?]    (04)

-Eric    (05)