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Bill introduced that would reinstate draft in the US and US territories.

posted by AaronSw at 2002-01-22 19:53 (permalink)

AaronSw: Under this Bill, everyone between the ages of 18 and 22 in the US and territories (an estimated 9 million people) would have to go thru basic military training.
AaronSw: via Morbus
AaronSw: s/everyone/men/ -- it's optional for women
AaronSw: Checkout the Kuro5hin coverage and info from the Congress

How the Wayback Machine Works

posted by AaronSw at 2002-01-22 18:07 (permalink)

AaronSw: With Richard Koman and Brewster Kahle
AaronSw: " As you'll read in this in interview, the folks at the Archive have turned clusters of PCs into a single parallel computer running the biggest database in existence -- and wrote their own operating system, P2, which allows programmers with no expertise in parallel systems to program the system."
AaronSw: 100 terabytes, 200 queries per second, on 400 Linux and FreeBSD machines.
AaronSw: "We program the computer using a technology called P2, which we'll be putting out as open source for other people to able to operate parallel clusters of Linux or FreeBSD or Solaris boxes. P2 is a Perl script that takes commands and runs them on remote boxes, splits up data to be able to run on them, and then brings back and correlates the data."
AaronSw: They plan to let users run P2 scripts over the archive. "And then our challenge will be how to manage, say, 10 to 20 programs running at the same time over the data sets and not have people clobber each other. Kind of timesharing, but at the hundreds-of-computers level."
sbp: "Where the Library of Congress has a budget of $450 million a year, you can be sure we don't."

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