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Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Wed May 28 01:34:23 UTC 2008

Right, I'd intended the unique information like that to feed the PRNG. 
Hashes are great.. I've got a handy utility for calculating 'birthday 
paradox' values to determine probabilities of hash collisions.

I wonder if NS2 would be usable as a simulation platform.  I seem to 
remember someone using it at DCC, but I can't remember what for...


Joel Maslak wrote:
> On May 27, 2008, at 9:00 AM, Scott Miller wrote:
>> Listening for your own packets is still a good idea - that'd tell you 
>> if your packets are the ones making it through in your timeslot.  If 
>> you're not in a good slot, you'd make a list of slots that are open in 
>> every digi you can hear, and then pick one in a pseudo-random sequence.
> If you have the capability, you might hash some junk - something like 
> least significant pieces of lat/lon and maybe your MYCALL.  But that's 
> the Comp. Sci. coming out in me...hash tables solve nearly everything, 
> and what they don't solve, a pointer will.  :)
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