ls671 writes "An iceberg about the size of Luxembourg that struck a glacier off Antarctica and dislodged another massive block of ice could lower the levels of oxygen in the world's oceans, Australian and French scientists said Friday.
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/02/26/tech-iceberg-antarctica.html"Link to Original Source
ls671 writes "Zebra got back into the circus after running away on the highway. I just watched this on TV and the animal seemed really docile. Of course I guess, since it is a circus animal ;-))
Anyway, I am glad he could get back unharmed.
http://www.fresnobee.com/oddnews/story/1827349.html"Link to Original Source
ls671 writes ""The French anti-doping agency said its computer were hacked, and a French judge issued an international arrest warrant against disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis."
http://www.businessinsider.com/long-strange-ride-international-arrest-warrant-issued-for-cyclist-floyd-landis-2010-2"Link to Original Source
ls671 writes "I am currently listening to an interesting video presentation on global warming by Warren Meyer. You can get the torrent from Mininova at:
Please note that Mininova only offers legit torrents since a while now, so no piracy involved in downloading it ;-)
Although the guy would be categorized as a "skeptic", he doesn't deny the temperature is rising so he doesn't sound to "extreme" in presenting his point; he seems to be mostly reviewing the evidence provided by what he calls the "climate alarmists". He seems to be doing a pretty good job at it and he seems to be using a rather scientific approach.
Anyway, have a look at it if you are interested on this topic. Also, this seems to be fresh (late 2009, early 2010) ;-)"Link to Original Source
ls671 writes "FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A 6-year-old boy is floating over northeastern Colorado in a homebuilt balloon and authorities are racing to try and rescue him.
The balloon, in the shape of a flying saucer is covered in foil and filled with helium. It has a compartment for a passenger underneath. It lifted the boy into the air near Fort Collins Thursday morning after the balloon became untethered at the boy's home.
ls671 writes "I like to monitor our systems with tail -f on the various log files and going back into them if needed to understand what happened but this tool is just too cool. I now keep it running on my desktop reserved exclusively to the tail -f of the log files side by side with the xterms.
Read More Here"
ls671 writes "There is a myth that prevails in the ntp community; it is better to connect to low stratum (e.g. stratum 1) servers in order to get more precise time. This is false quite often. It is
explained here along with examples of poorly configured ntp servers."
ls671 writes "A few months ago, I wrote in Slashdot that I do not use debuggers, except to reverse engineer code. CryBaby then started to pick on me telling me I was stupid and too lazy to learn how to use one. I felt all alone in the world since I do not know many people that share my views on this subject ;-) I searched for opinions and I was glad to find that Linus shares my views. Is there only Linus, 3 other guys that I know and myself thinking this way or there are more people agreeing in the /. crowd ?
Read details here"Link to Original Source
ls671 writes "This article explains how to set up a secure and efficient environment. Logically, it is comparable to the setups used in large corporations like banks, governments, military, insurance companies etc. We will do this using a single computer with 4GB RAM, apache mod_proxy in reverse proxy mode and the freely available vmware-server. Read the article
Here"Link to Original Source