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+ - Questions to ask before buying a wireless router->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Before you start to conquer the best router, take the time to assess your needs. Otherwise, you could buy a much too powerful and expensive router for your needs. Or instead, you could be forced to buy a new one next year because you quickly saturated the capacity of the router. But how to dissect your needs?"
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+ - Opportunity Breaks NASA's 40-Year Roving Record->

Submitted by astroengine
astroengine (1577233) writes "After nine years of hard Mars roving, Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity has broken a 40-year-old extraterrestrial distance record. On Thursday, the tenacious six-wheeled robot drove 80 meters (263 feet), nudging the total distance traveled since landing on the red planet in 2004 to 35.760 kilometers (22.220 miles). NASA’s previous distance record was held by Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt when, in December 1972, they drove their Lunar Roving Vehicle 35.744 kilometers (22.210 miles) over the lunar surface. Although it's broken the NASA distance record, it hasn't surpassed the international record, yet. The Soviet Lunokhod 2 remote-controlled moon rover roved 37 kilometers (23 miles) across the lunar surface and, so far, remains the undisputed champion of distance driving on an extraterrestrial surface."
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Comment: You don't always have to make new addresses (Score 1) 247

Some mail hosts & websites support using +notation in email addresses (i.e. gmail & google apps). So rather than generating new email addresses for everything, I do something like myemail+webpage@mydomain.com. When you look at who the email was sent to it should repeat this same pattern.
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White House Responds to ET/UFO Petitions 232

Posted by samzenpus
from the petitions-are-out-there dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The White House has responded to two more We the People petitions. These new inquiries ask the government to acknowledge formally that aliens have visited Earth. The response from Phil Larson of the White House Office of Science and Technology is: 'The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.'" I'm glad that's cleared up. Now our government can get back to important work like developing caffeinated jerky.

Comment: Sooner or later (Score 1) 303

by grilled-cheese (#37973386) Attached to: RIAA Lawyer Complains DMCA May Need Revamp
Sooner or later they're going to realize that the internet is not conducive to their monopolistic, pricing model. I expect at some point they're just going to try and blanket take down all media on the internet, then come up with their own Internet3 crippled with DRM. Of course they'll sell signing keys and leases to indy publishers after enough red tape and time...

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