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Today I learned: #NASA hired Vint Cerf to work on an "interplanetary internet" (no, not IPFS :joy: ) which is a Delay-Tolerant Network (DTN), similar to SSB. I've yet to dig in to the details to learn more.

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The proposed inter-planetary internet protocols have been under development since before Cerf started working for Google, & it seemed pretty cool (from what little I saw of it). It looked like the kind of thing Google would want to associate with for PR reasons but not something that it looked like they could make themselves middlemen in or otherwise hijack -- specifically, it looked like a version of TCP that was tolerant of the long ping times at light speed in the dark and empty vaults between the planets.

I met Cerf briefly & he seemed nice enough.

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