Chad Waters on 18 Aug 2008 13:18:24 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Why the Olympics didn’t ‘Melt’ the Internet

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 3:41 PM, K.S. Bhaskar <x> wrote:
> All this time, I thought the Internet didn't melt because there were
> so many of us Linux users who were deliberately kept away from Olympic
> videos so that only a fraction of those who wanted to access the
> videos were able to and hence Internet traffic was limited!  8-)

Linux and sports just don't seem to mix... MLB has awesome live
"gamecasts". However: the really cool feature is that about 2 minutes
after a "highlight" play (ie homerun, whatever),  the video clip is
processed and becomes available for viewing.... via Microsoft

Here's San Fran/Atlanta, scheduled to start at 4:30 EDT:

Oh well. When the TV isn't available, I check in on the Phillies via
ESPN's live game cast instead because everything works.

I remember NHL internet radio broadcasts locking out anything but
Windows Media Player a few years back as well, but I haven't checked
in on that recently.

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