Re: Making the picons database distributed

Brian Edmonds (
08 Sep 1998 07:59:35 -0700

Daniel Glazman <> writes:
>> PS if you want to get bizarre, you could always have a faces.* USENET
>> hierarchy
> This is not bizarre, this is impossible.

Actually, it doesn't strike me as either bizarre or impossible. It
could be an entirely reasonable *update* mechanism, as the original
poster suggested. Sites just have to feed faces.* into a bot that
recognizes faces in the article stream and updates the database. The
biggest problem would be figuring out how to deal with authentication so
that some vandal doesn't replace all the pics in the database with