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Shredder March 31, 2013 08:37 AM

"Exploit the Dark Cores of the Internet"[VentureBeat.com]


LeoNovus has licensed its technology from Sviral, a research and development company headed by Campbell. The idea is to exploit “Dark Cores” of the Internet. These are computing brains, or cores, that sit idle most of the time when we’re not using our multi-core PCs, set-top boxes, and any other connected computing devices.
Easy to sell concept: free internet coupled with "sell your computing power back to the grid":thumb:

Shadowmeph March 31, 2013 10:08 AM

I glanced through this and it really seems to be more advertising or promoting and only vagely explaining the way it works or do I need more coffee lol.

if it is even a glimmer like cloud computing I son't like it way to easy to snoop.

[nK]Sharp March 31, 2013 10:41 AM

So basically like bitcoins...

MacJunky March 31, 2013 11:06 AM

The way the article is written really bothers me. Talking up how some company was in 1998 the pioneer for computers with multiple cores and crap. And that nobody else even thought of creating a computer with multiple cores/CPUs. >_< *facepalm* multiple cores may not have been common in everyone's PC, but systems that had them have been available for AGES. The biggest concern in the past has always been cost, computers are really only getting impressively cheap relatively recently.


"high performance gateway box" that runs a full access browser and TV service with apps.
So basically, replace your current PC with some proprietary crap that you likely have no real control over.
*Apple buying these guys in 3.. 2...* :P
But really, unless something changes this is not sounding like F@H where you use it on an existing computer. Unless they are just giving you computers for the early testing but will roll it out for the rest of your PCs later.
And I mean, all of the usual security/etc issues that apply to other locked devices would apply here too. but most people use devices like that so it is not a big change.

My concern here is that not every ISP(like the big ones in Canada) are going to offer anything real, so you will still get stuck with a big bandwidth bill at the end of the month. Or a big power bill. And unreliable or slow internet connections or overheating dust-clogged hardware will cause problems.

clshades April 3, 2013 07:48 PM

Yup... that sounds like someone else wanting me to pay their power bill. I don't think so.

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