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Slashdot Humor [Apr. 18th, 2006|11:23 am]
There was a discussion on Slashdot, asking whether anyone really used token ring networks anymore. (An alternative to regular Ethernet, what your TCP/IP likely uses.) I spotted this great exchange about token rings in the discussion thread:

A: I experienced P2P token ring back in college. Here's how it worked: a group of peers arranged in a circular manner would pass around a named pipe. Each peer would hit the pipe, a process known as token. After a while, the pipe would be cached, and a designated peer reloaded the pipe.

B: We tended to be a little more technically oriented where I went to school and used a water cooled device.

[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2006-04-19 06:08 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ankhorite
2006-04-20 02:12 pm (UTC)
OMFG, that's great! TOOOO good!!!

Ummm... I can't remember... whether... what... huh?
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[User Picture]From: just_the_ash
2006-04-20 03:54 pm (UTC)
My class implemented a hash table!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-04-20 07:36 pm (UTC)
We got too heavily into hash tables. We had lots of collisions and then had to use our buckets in new ways.
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