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Daniel Zappala
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We're busy writing a paper for submission tomorrow, and I was proud we had thought of a measurement method that nobody in their right mind had ever tried before -- putting code into a Google advertisement. Nope, it was first tried 5 years ago. It's really hard to come up with novel ideas. Luckily our results don't depend on the novelty of that particular method.
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It does look like, however, that we're the first to use that particular ad network.  So we've at least got that novelty.
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I've released the latest version of Bene, an educational network simulator written in Python. 

https://github.com/zappala/bene

This now includes transport connections and a sample Stop-and-Wait protocol that students can use to build on for TCP reliability. You can also find a new lab posted here:

http://cs460.byu.edu/winter-2014/
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Very nice.
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I'm writing an educational, event-driven packet simulator for my undergraduate networking class. I decided to name it Bene, because this means "good" or "OK" in Italian. Just realized it could also refer to Bene Gesserit, the Reverend Mothers in Frank Herbert's Dune series. Perfect.

https://github.com/zappala/bene

You can follow along with assignments here:

http://cs460.byu.edu/winter-2014/
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My 14-year-old daughter is reading stackoverflow, hurray!
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Great. By the way Dr. Could you put you omnet++ adaptive http streaming online again. It is no more available! 
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Merry Christmas from Morris
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thats very funny dad morris is so funny sometimes
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This does a good job of expressing why I like the idea of UTOPIA using a public-private partnership to get their finances in order. UTOPIA is like building an airport, where any airplane can land. Comcast or Google Fiber is like a single airline owning the entire airport. The type of open access network that UTOPIA is building is rare in the US, but the law in Japan. One company owns the fiber, and then any company can use the fiber to be your ISP. This creates competition and a free market, which I prefer to the cable or fiber monopoly any day. Especially when the fiber monopoly is basically given a network taxpayers built for free (I'm looking at you, Provo).
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The city still has to pay off the bonds. So any financial liability was simply the daily operations and keeping it in the black.
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One year later, unlocking your phone is still a crime. Wake up, Congress.
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The most important political issue facing our country right now is the role of money in politics. Here is one small article that shows how deep this problem is. The US is negotiating a trade agreement called TPP with countries bordering the Pacific. The draft documents for this agreement are kept secret, except to special advisory groups. This includes an advisory group on intellectual property protection made up of powerful corporations, like Verizon and RIAA. How did they get this access? No surprise -- they donated $24 million to members of Congress. These corporations all have an interest in restricting your digital rights, and are working with a trade pact that will enshrine them in international law.

Our system is completely broken when the amount of money you pay gets you a seat at the negotiating table for a trade agreement, and absolutely no ordinary citizens or public interest groups are allowed to weigh in. This is crony capitalism, and it's why money in politics is at the root of most problems, regardless of which political party you belong to.

Sign a petition here:

http://www.rootstrikers.org/#!/project/tpp
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It's a good thing people like you are involved in current affairs...
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"Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work, since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups, not from large, structured efforts." -- Tim O'Reilly
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[This is me not commenting in order to allow your comment to stay a small effort and thus become a key innovation. ;)]
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A simple list application, showing how to use Flask, with Twitter for authentication, X-editable for inline editing, Bootstrap for styling, and SQLAlchemy as an ORM.
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  • Brigham Young University
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  • University of Oregon
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Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University.  Director of the BYU Internet Research Lab and the BYU Open Souce Lab. Researcher in the areas of personal cloud computing, social networking, and wireless networking.  Genealogy and civic hacker, currently running leaf and Citizen Budget. Advocate of reforming copyright and software patent law, promoting open software and open government. Longtime Linux user and C++/Python programmer.  Husband, dad, landscaper, house painter, reader, cook, fisherman, skier, and family historian.
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Wrote software that is in the Linux kernel
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  • University of Southern California
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