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+ - Elon Musk hates 405 Freeway traffic, offers money to speed widening->

Submitted by S810
S810 (168676) writes "Elon Musk, one of the main people behind PayPal, Space Exploration Technologies and Tesla Motors, has paid $50,000 to help Los Angeles speed up construction of the 405 Freeway, making it better and says that he will pay more if needed.

From the article: Musk said he is open to pay the cost of adding workers to the widening project "as a contribution to the city and my own happiness. If it can actually make a difference, I would gladly contribute funds and ideas. I've super had it." — Musk quips that it's easier getting rockets into orbit than navigating his commute between home in Bel-Air and his Space Exploration Technologies factory in Hawthorne.

For those who aren't familiar with this issue, the 405 Freeway runs from the northern end of the San Fernando Valley all the way down to El Torro and runs by LAX. Residents are getting frustrated that this widening project is over budget and well over the anticipated timeframe that it was supposed to completed by."

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+ - Ask Slashdot

Submitted by Merc123
Merc123 (1532209) writes "I just started with a company a little over a year ago. I'm a jack of all trades, master of none. Since then I have had various complaints from our users that e-mails aren't getting through. We currently use hosted e-mail through a 3rd party and access to it is done through IMAP/SMTP (non-SSL) within out Customer Relation Manager. We have two locations and both use the same hosted e-mail. The sister location sends out newsletters and advertisements to our customer's to the tune of around 12k individual e-mail addresses and I believe they do it a few times a month. I don't know how they're doing it or if they are throttling it and I haven't asked. I ran the e-mail list of our customers through a validator to make sure the e-mails were valid and around 1200 of them came back as being blacklisted or blocked. Several specifically mention that the reverse DNS for our .com (168.144.x.x) did not match the IP address of the sender (66.110.x.x).

I tracked one specifically down that was utilizing Postini (now Google Apps?) and my user sent a short e-mail with a small PDF attachment. It was automatically redirected to the recipient's junk mail folder. When I e-mailed her with and with and without an attachment she received all of mine. The recipient did state that she has been getting our emails for years with the exception of the bulk advertisements that go automatically into junk mail.

I got some info on adding a SPF record to our hosted e-mail DNS records but was curious what else could be the cause? Why are we constantly being blacklisted? Thanks!"
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+ - SPAM: Buy America? First, You Must Know Who Still Produces American-Made Goods

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loisnewslane writes "According to the Buy America movement, consumers could create millions of jobs if they just bought more American-made products, like GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. Check out this list of American companies who can still tout “products made in the U.S.A.”

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+ - Intertrust Sues Apple Over Patent Infringement->

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walterbyrd writes "The lawsuit covers almost all of Apple’s products and services, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac computers, Apple TV, iTunes, iCloud, and the Apple App Store. . . One interesting note: the law firm representing Intertrust, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, is the same firm representing Samsung in its patent design suit against Apple."
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+ - Post "Good Google", Who Will Defend The Open Web?

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psykocrime writes "The crazy kids at Fogbeam Labs have started a discussion about Google and their relationship with the Open Web, and questioning who will step up to defend these principles, even as Google seem to be abdicating their position as such a champion. Some candidates mentioned include Yahoo, IBM, Red Hat, Mozilla, Microsoft and The Wikimedia Foundation, among others. The question is, what organization(s) have BOTH the necessary clout and the required ethical principles, to truly champion the Open Web, in the face of commercial efforts which are clearly inimical to Open Source, Open Standards, Libre Culture and other elements of an Open Web?"

+ - New Dual-Band Data Link for Missile Defense->

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An anonymous reader writes "This month Raytheon Corp successfully tested a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) ballistic missile interceptor using a new dual-band data link that enables warships using S-band and X-band radars to “handshake” with the AN/SPY-1 used on Aegis-equipped warships to provide guidance toward medium-range airborne targets in the exo-atmosphere. The practical implication of this is that the U.S. Navy will be able to better integrate its missile defense capabilities with allied navies in Asia and Europe."
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+ - NASA Offers Opportunities for Biological Research on ISS->

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S810 writes "NASA is inviting scientists from around the country to submit proposals for Biological research and experimentation to e performed aboard the International Space Station.

  The NASA Research Announcement (NRA), "Research Opportunities in Space Biology," opened Sept. 30.

From the Announcement: "This NRA challenges scientists to propose experiments that could provide answers to questions about how life adapts and responds to microgravity. Selected investigators will have the opportunity to take advantage of new cell, plant and animal research facilities being developed for the space station.""

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Comment: Power Requirements vs. Power Output (Score 1) 318

by S810 (#39441883) Attached to: Ask MIT Researchers About Fusion Power

This may be a stupid question, but...

The power that it takes to generate electricity from a nuclear plant, I assume, is fairly immense. Does the power that a nuclear plant generate put out more pwer than it takes to generate it? I know that, for the most part, it is steam pwer, right? The rods get hot and they boil water that, in turn, generates steam. some of these plants seem pretty massive and must take a lot of power to operate.


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