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Although there be great historical, artistic or archaeological interest in preserving them, paper documents have a limited life. Prolonging this life is the goal of the European Papertech project. Link to Original Source
stugs writes "I setup a proxy so my friends and I could get to our favorite sites from school. My proxy was blocked after only 2 days and we were again blocked from anything fun.
I got the idea to setup a proxy that changes every day. We would register 365 domains and every morning use a new domain to get around our school's firewall. By the time our school blocked the firewall we would already be using a new one. Since most kids use proxies to access slashdot/myspace/facebook from school, I thought this might be a great thing for slashdotters stuck behind lame firewalls. The site is http://thedailyproxy.com/"
WFFS writes "We know Google loves Python, but sometimes people can go too far. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that 'Google might have to rethink its policy of encouraging employees to bring their pets to work, after a python went missing in its New York office over the weekend. The metre-long snake remained on the loose until Monday evening, when it was found, ironically, not by the search experts themselves but by the building's security.' Or maybe they were just filming the sequel to our favourite movie at/.?"
As wise as the counsel to "finish what you've started" may be, it is also sometimes critically important to do just the opposite -- stop. And the ability to stop quickly may depend on a few "cables" in the brain, according to research by UC San Diego cognitive neuroscientist Adam Aron. Link to Original Source