Hubble and internet black holes.

Hubble is an interesting project from the Uiversity of Washington which monitors and reports on internet black holes.

These are “situations where advertised paths exist to the destination, but messages – a request to visit a Web site, an outgoing e-mail – get lost along the way.” Since September 17, 2007, Hubble has found 887,917 black holes. (Not many, when you consider overall internet usage?)

It is planned to expand the real-time reporting to include assessments of why each hole exists. Thqat will be interesting.

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