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Comment Re:TrueCrypt (Score 1) 482

TrueCrypt might not be the best option, if you plan on having the image mounted in several machines, due to sync issues as mentioned by sibling posts. If you're on *nix, encfs is a better solution, as it works individually on each file, and can handle the updates without remounting.

Comment Re:Great Opertunity For Google (Score 1) 199

i haven't much used the gtalk audio/video calls, but I don't think it has multi-party calls, screen sharing or PSTN integration, both for dial out and dial in (except maybe through Google voice? But even then it'd be US only). The basic components might be there, namely the actual video calling and the huge user base, but I wouldn't call it a strong competitor for skype just yet.

Comment Re:George Carlin (Score 1) 584

Probably you'd see a similar distribution, but shifted somewhat to the right. Although we have our share of stupid people making stupid comments here, head over to youtube, digg, or some other "wider audience" site and you'll find whole new levels of stupidity.
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Music By Natural Selection 164

maccallr writes "The DarwinTunes experiment needs you! Using an evolutionary algorithm and the ears of you the general public, we've been evolving a four bar loop that started out as pretty dismal primordial auditory soup and now after >27k ratings and 200 generations is sounding pretty good. Given that the only ingredients are sine waves, we're impressed. We got some coverage in the New Scientist CultureLab blog but now things have gone quiet and we'd really appreciate some Slashdotter idle time. We recently upped the maximum 'genome size' and we think that the music is already benefiting from the change."

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