Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Feb 2012 23:15 UTC
Internet & Networking "While the file-sharing ecosystem is currently filled with uncertainty and doubt, researchers at Delft University of Technology continue to work on their decentralized BitTorrent network. Their Tribler client doesn't require torrent sites to find or download content, as it is based on pure peer-to-peer communication. 'The only way to take it down is to take the Internet down,' the lead researcher says." In a way, the efforts by Hollywood and the corrupt US Congress is actually increasing the resiliency of peer-to-peer technology. Karma.
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RE[3]: Done Before?
by ssokolow on Fri 10th Feb 2012 05:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Done Before?"
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It looks like that idea may have occurred to them already:

http://www.tribler.org/trac/raw-attachment/wiki/SimilarityFunction/...

(Until they catch up with demand, the paper's name is "A scalable P2P recommender system based on distributed
collaborative filtering" and Google Cache has a copy at http://tinyurl.com/85fzdxh )

This paper (titled "P2P collaborative filtering with privacy") also looks relevant:

http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/elektrik/issues/elk-10-18-1/elk-18-1...

Edited 2012-02-10 05:07 UTC

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