from the noise-assisted-sub-threshold-signal-detection dept.
Thomas Colthurst writes "You've no doubt already read the story of ping,
but have you ever used it to measure the speed of light?" Here's a case where all that cat5 on college campuses can actually be used for education ;)
Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable.
Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable.