In a somewhat surprising move, Comcast is considering not treating all BitTorrent traffic like its criminal in nature. In fact, there are even talks of Comcast working a deal with BitTorrent to start using BitTorrent in its own networks.
They are going to start re-working their network management tools so that they treat all network traffic equally instead of discriminating against BitTorrent or other P2P traffic. The reason? Well you might be surprised to hear this, but there are increasing number of uses for BitTorrent and other P2P networks that is completely legal.
I thought for sure this guide was going to involve DIP switches when I read that this computer only has a 433MHz processor. But it didn’t, its all software, or more precisely, firmware based.
The requirements are quite low too, you must have an OLPC, you must have a developer key or have disabled security prior to this hack, and you must be perfectly OK with bricking your OLPC if you screw up. The upside is that there is at least one report of someone overclocking their OLPC to 566/233 without having any issues such as system instability or overheating.
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Remember how Apple snuck a Safari install on many unsuspecting Windows users through the iTunes update last week? Which then caused major uproar and outrage all over the blogosphere? Well it turns out that by doing so, Apple unwittingly made every Windows Safari convert violate Apple's own licensing agreement.