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Comment: Apache Solr (+ IMAP) (Score 1) 385

by arachnoprobe (#33490692) Attached to: Best Way To Archive Emails For Later Searching?
Use the following for optiomal perfomance: (1) IMAP for input, storage and access from any client for daily use (2) Configure Apache Solr to index your IMAP-Mails (3) web-based search-interface to access your SOLR index ( (4) use (hierarchical) faceting (see example: http://search.lucidimagination.com/)
Open Source

+ - Nmap Developers release a picture of the Web->

Submitted by iago-vL
iago-vL (760581) writes "The Nmap Project recently posted an awesome visualization of the top million site icons (favicons) on the Web, sized by relative popularity of sites. Once again proving that they're the kings of scanning, this project used the Nmap Scripting Engine, which is capable of performing discovery, vulnerability detection, and anything else you can imagine with lightning speed. We saw last month how an Nmap developer downloaded 170 million Facebook names, and this month it's a million favicons. I wonder what they're going to do next?"
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Comment: Re:Of course! (Score 5, Insightful) 264

by arachnoprobe (#33054594) Attached to: Possible Room Temperature Superconductor Achieved
I think he knows that his experimental data is crap. The note on the dirtiness of the procedures in the abstracts hints to the fact, that he put out one sample and accidentally found what could be something hyper-interesting. Out of fear of being out-published by someone else, he put out this paper, that - if this is an RT superconductor - he can (rightly) claim having discovered it (leading to wealth and nobel price). Now he can go back an do some proper experiments.
Medicine

Vaccine Patch Removes Needle Pain 250

Posted by timothy
from the non-death-by-a-thousand-cuts dept.
wog777 writes "Researchers led by Mark Prausnitz of Georgia Institute of Technology reported their research on microneedles in Sunday's edition of Nature Medicine. A microneedle contains needles so small you don't even feel them. Attached to a patch like a Band-Aid, the little needles barely penetrate the skin before they dissolve and release their vaccine."

Comment: Re:PowerPoint makes us stupid (Score 2, Interesting) 233

by arachnoprobe (#32002180) Attached to: PowerPoint of Afghan War Strategy

The problem with information packed slides is that the audience is momentarily given lots of information but having too little time to parse it won't recall it later.

Actually, most presentators use that as a FEATURE: The non-understanding of the basic facts caused by intentional information overload guarantees, that there are no valid refutations in the discussions phase, which makes for an easy pitch (of mostly bad ideas).

A penny saved is a penny to squander. -- Ambrose Bierce

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