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Submission + - A&E beaming adverts directly into your head. 2

Fantastic Lad writes: Hear Voices? It May Be an Ad. New Yorker Alison Wilson was walking down Prince Street in SoHo last week when she heard a woman's voice right in her ear asking, "Who's there? Who's there?" She looked around to find no one in her immediate surroundings. Then the voice said, "It's not your imagination." Indeed it isn't. It's an ad for "Paranormal State," a ghost-themed series premiering on A&E this week. The billboard uses technology manufactured by Holosonic that transmits an "audio spotlight" from a rooftop speaker so that the sound is contained within your cranium.
Programming

Submission + - The Architecture of Mailinator

hypnofrog writes: The creator of Mailinator gives a very comprehensive explanation of the architecture of the system. Up to 5million emails a day on 1 server! Not to mention the subpoena's and daily spam attacks. Interesting read!

Feed DHS Passenger Scoring Illegal? (wired.com)

A government program that's automatically flagged nearly 5,000 U.S. travelers as "suspected terrorists" appears to defy a Congressional prohibition against computerized risk ranking of ordinary Americans. Ryan Singel reports from Washington.


Java

Submission + - Good open source CMS solutions based on Java

namityadav writes: I've been looking for an open source Content Management System (CMS) which is widely used / supported, and has features like blogging, online communities, RSS feeds, forums, polls, calendars, website searching etc. The most obvious choices are Drupal (I've played with it in the past) and Joomla. But both of them are PHP based. Since I am a Java developer, I wanted to find something based on Java. To my surprise, I could find some very week Java based alternatives to Drupal .. like MMBase, OpenCMS and Magnolia. Which got me thinking why is it that there are so many PHP based open source CMS which are hugely successful (Drupal is used by The Onion, Spread Firefox etc), but there is not even one comparable solution based on Java?

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