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+ - Massive iceberg the size of Luxembourg drifts away->

Submitted by ls671
ls671 (1122017) 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."

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+ - Interesting review on global warming->

Submitted by ls671
ls671 (1122017) 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) ;-)"

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+ - Boy Floats Away In flying saucer looking Balloon 1

Submitted by ls671
ls671 (1122017) 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."

+ - Stratum 1 ntp server myth

Submitted by ls671
ls671 (1122017) 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."

+ - Linus on debugger->

Submitted by ls671
ls671 (1122017) 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"
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+ - Apache reverse-proxy to secure your infrastructure->

Submitted by ls671
ls671 (1122017) 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"
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Hardware Hacking

+ - Fooling around with deep cycle batteries and UPS? 9

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ls671 writes "I have been experimenting with deep cycles batteries connected directly to APC UPSes for a while and I have grown tired of fooling around with battery chargers (since UPSes can't handle recharging a deep cycle battery). I was looking at a cost of approximately 5000$ to implement a robust solution and I finally came up with a solution that only required to invest 1000$ more than I had already done. You can view the results here."

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