I just finished listening to the podcast with Matt Sevey. In it he brings up the fact that if a portal were to block a file, simply re-uploading the file would not work as you would just get the same Skylink back which was blocked.
So this got me thinking about how this could tie into network usage efficiency by reducing duplicates within the network. Am I correct in thinking that if I were to upload an image to siasky.net, then e-mail the image to a friend who then uploads it to siasky.net using their computer, we would both end up with the same Skylink? Thus despite a file being uploaded by two individual people there would only exist one copy on the network because the data is the exact same… Please someone tell me I am right, it would be so friggin cool!