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This is hilarious, gotta be the most inefficient way to access the web.



Richard Stallman's way is a close 2nd:

For personal reasons, I do not browse the web from my computer. (I also have not net connection much of the time.) To look at page I send mail to a demon which runs wget and mails the page back to me. It is very efficient use of my time, but it is slow in real time.

http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/009889.html


It's definitely not fast, but it's not quite as bad as you might think. While I was testing it, the whole pipeline, from pressing the "go" button to the page being fully rendered could take as little as 15 seconds.

Granted I'm just releasing this now, so if it gets any users at all we'll see how my cheap VPS holds up...


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Wow, thanks, I really appreciate the offer. I'll definitely let you know if I need help.


>While I was testing it, the whole pipeline, from pressing the "go" button to the page being fully rendered could take as little as 15 seconds.

How is that possible? I thought the whole point of SMS was that it resided in the wasted bytes towers use when they "ping" phones. The reason text messages aren't instant is that these pings aren't sent frequently. I could be way out to lunch on my understanding, but this seems to be a latency killer (not to mention the limitations of packet size).


The responses aren't sent by SMS, but MMS. My understanding is that to download an MMS you essentially get a data connection with your provider that only lets you download MMSes.


This is exactly why you are gonna get shut down.



The downstream is sent by MMS, which is just a file download over the internet, so it's not bad. Though, when I first saw it I thought he was base-64 encoding entire requests and stuffing them into 160-char text messages, which really would be crazy.




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