The Hampster Dance is a Web page (initially a GeoCities page) that features multiple rows of animated
Hampster Dance was created by Deidre LaCarte in homage to her pet hamster, Hampton Hampster. The clip is a nine-second looped WAV file, which was actually taken from a sped-up version of Miller's "Whistle Stop", a song composed for the Walt Diseny cartoon "Robin Hood" in 1973.
The website went viral in 1999 after being spread through email and blogs.
A trance version of the Hampster Dance song was released in 2000, and became a hit in several countries, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In 2005, CNET crowned the Hampster Dance as the No.1 Internet fad.
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Forward error correction (FEC) is a digital signal processing technique used to enhance data reliability. It does this by introducing redundant data, called error correcting code, prior to data transmission or storage. FEC provides the receiver with the ability to correct errors without a reverse channel to request the retransmission of data. The...