Ross S. Finlayson

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A log service provides efficient storage and retrieval of data that is written sequentially (append-only) and not subsequently modified. Application programs and subsystems use log services for recovery, to record security audit trails, and for performance monitoring. Ideally, a log service should accommodate very large, long-lived logs, and provide(More)
In the course of a prospective immunoepidemiological study of homosexual men in Sydney, seroconversion to the AIDS-associated retrovirus (ARV) was observed in 12 subjects. Review of the clinical files defined an acute infectious-mononucleosis-like illness in 11 subjects. The illness was of sudden onset, lasted from 3 to 14 days, and was associated with(More)
Fourteen males with major depressive illness (DSM-III) received a course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Serum prolactin (PRL), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and testosterone (T), were measured 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after each treatment. The severity of depression was assessed with the Hamilton Rating Scale for(More)
A More Loss-Tolerant RTP Payload Format for MP3 Audio Status of this Memo This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and status of this(More)
An Abstract API for Multicast Address Allocation Status of this Memo This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. Abstract This document describes the "abstract service interface" for the dynamic multicast address allocation service, as seen by(More)
Designers of future operating systems face two major challenges, both brought about by advances in hardware. First, while CPU performance and memory capacity continue to improve at an astounding rate, external latencies (including mass storage and networks) are not advancing nearly as rapidly, and in some cases are ultimately limited by the speed of light.(More)
The rarity of thrombotic complications and overt clinical disease are possibly the only features that distinguish atherosclerosis in animals from the same condition in man. Yet the reason (or reasons) why a comparatively bland vascular disorder now presents as a lethal myocardial disease of high prevalence in modern western man is still largely unknown. A(More)