How does RAID 5 actually work? It might have implications on distributed computing architectures.
Parity, Hamming codes, distance-based checks, CRCs and polynomial codes of construction, error-correcting codes (ECC, the same stuff used for computer RAM memory and hard drives), TCP/IP:
Interesting article on the effect of enclosures on the reliability of hard drive storage:
Interesting link on nanotech from my brother:
Cool link of the week (or whatever):