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Comment Re:RFC-Ignorant.org (Score 3, Informative) 195

There's even a solution for this kind of problem: It's called "recipient callout". The proxy SMTP Server will attempt a fake delivery attempt to the endpoint SMTP server before OKing a recipient. If it succeds, OK it, if it fails, deny it. Sure it costs some resources, but less than a bounce. And if you don't have enough resources to run an email server, don't run an email server.
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Submission + - world's largest radio telescope could lose funding

palewook writes: Space.com reports Engineers will travel to Arecibo, Puerto Rico in coming weeks to study whether to shut down the world's largest radio telescope, which was featured in the movie "Contact'' but now faces steep budget cuts observatory officials said Thursday.
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Astronomers Again Baffled by Solar Observations 299

SteakNShake writes "Once again professional astronomers are struggling to understand observations of the sun. ScienceDaily reports that a team from Saint Andrew's University announced that the sun's magnetic fields dominate the behavior of the corona via a mechanism dubbed the 'solar skeleton.' Computer models continue to be built to mimic the observed behavior of the sun in terms of magnetic fields but apparently the ball is still being dropped; no mention in the announcement is made of the electric fields that must be the cause of the observed magnetic fields. Also conspicuously absent from the press releases is the conclusion that the sun's corona is so-dominated by electric and magnetic fields because it is a plasma. In light of past and present research revealing the electrical nature of the universe, this kind of crippling ignorance among professional astrophysicists is astonishing."

On the Future of Science 275

bj8rn writes "Kevin Kelly, the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, speculates about the future of science based on a talk he have gave a few weeks ago. Kelly sees recursion as the essence of science and chronicles the introduction of different recursive devices in science; projecting forward from this, he makes several interesting predictions about what the near future may hold in store. Some highlights: there will be more change in the next 50 years of science than in the last 400 years; the new century will be the century of Biology; new ways of knowing will emerge, with 'Wikiscience' leading to perpetually refined papers with thousands of authors."

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