WASTE is a peer-to-peer and friend-to-friend protocol and software application developed by Justin Frankel at Nullsoft in 2003 that features instant messaging, chat rooms and file browsing/sharing capabilities. The name WASTE is a reference to Thomas Pynchon's novel The Crying of Lot 49. In the novel, W.A.S.T.E. is (among other things) an underground postal service.
After its release, WASTE was removed from distribution by AOL, Nullsoft's parent company. The original page was replaced with a statement claiming that the posting of the software was unauthorized and that no lawful rights to it were held by anyone who had downloaded it, in spite of the original claim that the software was released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Several developers have modified and upgraded the WASTE client and protocol. The SourceForge edition is considered by many to be the "official" development branch, but there are several forks.
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... A large West London Waste Authority bulk rubbish handling depot lies to the east of the station which sees a daily waste train in operation ... to/from Paddington The lines to Marylebone presently pass either side of West Waste ... the installation of a new Down Main track alongside the existing Up Main to the north of the waste transfer depot that will allow Chiltern services to be accelerated ...
... Pressure from environmentally related legislation on solid waste disposal methods in developed countries has increased the application of anaerobic digestion as a process for reducing waste volumes and ... It may either be used to process the source-separated fraction of municipal waste or alternatively combined with mechanical sorting systems, to process residual ... If the putrescible waste processed in anaerobic digesters were disposed of in a landfill, it would break down naturally and often anaerobically ...
... the standard activities on a space mission, and outputs a similar amount in the form of waste solids, waste liquids, and carbon dioxide ... converted through the body's physiological processes to 0.11 kg of solid wastes, 3.87 kg of liquid wastes, and 1.00 kg of carbon dioxide produced ... Additionally, the volume and variety of waste products varies with mission duration to include hair, finger nails, skin flaking, and other biological wastes in missions exceeding one week in length ...
... As of version 1.7, WASTE comes in an experimental and a stable release ... WASTE 1.7.4 for Windows was released on 24 December 2008, and was current as of October 2009 ... is a new branch on SourceForge created because of inactivity on the main WASTE development branch ...
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