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+ - SPAM: Best treatment for under eye wrinkles?

Submitted by paulthompson753
paulthompson753 (3404065) writes "I am going to the doctor in 2 days to have a Thermage consultation. I want a treatment for the wrinkles under my eyes that have come about very suddenly. I think I had too much alcohol over the winter holidays and now I have wrinkles. I never had them before even though I am 41 years old. I always got complements on how young I looked. I never really drank alcohol that much in my life except for this recent vacation when we went to visit my boyfriend's family. We were isolated there for a week. All they had to eat was pasta and other cheap food. No vegetables or fruit. I finally got someone to drive me to the store to get some real food after a few days.
Not long after that I got a stomach virus that landed me in the hospital for IV fluids for dehydration. So now I am looking my age."

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+ - Meet The Magician Who Can Fix Your Crappy No-Bars Cell Signal->

Submitted by Colonel Korn
Colonel Korn (1258968) writes "In 2006, CNET editor James Kim and his family were lost in a snowstorm in Oregon. After several days without food or heat James set out on foot to find a phone signal. His family was rescued, but James died of exposure. Upon hearing the story, semi-retired electrical engineer John Wilbur, designer of some of the first coin operated video games, the first WYSIWYG graphics card for Apple computers, and first solid state disk for PCs, began looking for an answer.

People get lost and die a lot more than you might expect: last year there were about a thousand search and rescue cases in Oregon alone, leading to about a hundred deaths. John realized that a key problem was the difficulty of efficiently finding a phone signal when you're standing in a dead zone and he came up with a software solution, which he's coupled with unpowered, cordless hardware that gives a 15 dB increase in signal strength to make dead zones useable. The hardware and software are being sold under the brand DOTS911 and are up on Kickstarter now."

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+ - New Type of Star Can Emerge From Inside Black Holes, Say Cosmologists->

Submitted by KentuckyFC
KentuckyFC (1144503) writes "Black holes form when a large star runs out of fuel and collapses under its own weight. Since there is no known force that can stop this collapse, astrophysicists have always assumed that it forms a singularity, a region of space that is infinitely dense. Now cosmologists think quantum gravity might prevent this complete collapse after all. They say that the same force that stops an electron spiralling into a nucleus might also cause the collapsing star to "bounce" at scales of around 10^-14cm. They're calling this new state a "Planck star" and say it's lifetime would match that of the black hole itself as it evaporates. That raises the possibility that the shrinking event horizon would eventually meet the expanding Planck star, which emerges with a sudden blast of gamma rays. That radiation would allow any information trapped in the black hole to escape, solving the infamous information paradox. If they're right, these gamma rays may already have been detected by space-based telescopes meaning that the evidence is already there for any enterprising astronomer to tease apart."
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Comment: Chromecast as a dashboard display (Score 1) 104

by blackorzar (#46147135) Attached to: Chromecast Now Open To Developers With the Google Cast SDK
I think that another use for Chromecast is for dashboard displays. Usually you put a computer + monitor for each station where you want to display dashboards showing the current status of production line/sales/promotions/news/donations/etc. With chromecast you can point it to the website that will display the info and you are set.

Chromecast is a Wifi device with a chrome browser/js engine so this use case can be cheap and interesting because you don't need a computer, just a monitor and a working wifi signal.

+ - 48 free LISA '13 videos->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "USENIX adopted an open access policy a few years ago, which is especially awesome if you are a cash-strapped sys admin who can't afford to travel to tech events. Here's a list of 65 links to LISA '13 videos, audio, news stories, and event photo albums. The talk papers are free on the USENIX site, too."
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Comment: Re:Open Source Accounting Agency (Score 1) 301

by blackorzar (#44694307) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Get Open Source Projects To Take Our Money?
Have you considered to be part of one of the open source foundations? Software in the Public Interest ( ) Software Freedom Conservancy (Germany)
And the most known Eclipse, Apache and Outercurve Foundations

The process for handling the money is very similar as you have described. The foundation is the entity that receives the funds (money or equipment) and tag them for the project that they were donated. So the foundation keep the donations for each project independent. If you need money for a conference or to pay the hostings and your project have the resources then they can send the project leader a wire or a check or in some cases make the payments directly in behalf of the project. The expenses have to match the legal policies for a non profit organization (all the previous samples are fine).
Each foundation has its own rules and processes to be accepted, there was a really interesting thread some months ago in the vertx mailing list where some of the foundation leaders exposed their own strengths:!topic/vertx/WIuY5M6RluM%5B1-25-false%5D look at the posts from:
Jim Jagielski (Apache), Bradley M. Kuhn (SFConservacy), Kohsuke Kawaguchi (Jenkins, this project is on SPI), Mike Milinkovich (Eclipse), Paula Hunter and Stephen Walli (Outercurve)

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