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Submission + - Best method for foiling email harvesters?

pjp6259 writes: "One of the common ways that spammers generate email mailing lists is by harvesting email addressess from websites. But in many cases you also need to make it easy for your customers to reach you. I have found three common solutions to this problem:
  • Use an image to replace your email address.
  • Use ascii encodings for some/all of the characters.
  • Use javascript to concatenate and/or obfuscate your email address.
Which of these methods are most effective? Are email harvesters able to interpret javascript? What do you use?"
Space

Submission + - $2.5 Trillion Sun Umbrella to Fight Global Warming

An anonymous reader writes: [URL=http://www.primidi.com/2006/11/04.html#a1667] Roland Piquepaille[/URL] writes, "A University of Arizona professor thinks he has a solution if we don't act fast enough to develop renewable sources of energy. He wants to reduce the temperature on Earth by building a [URL=http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-1 1/uoa-ssm110306.php]massive space sunshade[/URL] made of — hold your breath — 20,000 billions of very small spacecraft weighing about a gram and orbiting a million miles above our heads. This plan would cost $100 billion per year and would be deployed over a period of 25 years."
Classic Games (Games)

Submission + - Goldeneye Setup Editor

SubDrag writes: "Finally, a comprehensive, exhaustive setup editor for Goldeneye 007 for N64. This long-developed, secretive project has finally reached fruition. You now have the ability to modify objects, objectives, actions, text, and everything else from all levels from the game, or create your own from scratch. The editor also allows for the easy and quick creation of new multiplayers, and even co-operative mode. Play the finished level (or levels others have created) on console or emulator.

http://www.rarewitchproject.com/specials.php?id=ge editor"
Operating Systems

Submission + - NetBSD 3.1 and 3.0.2 released

hubertf writes: "The NetBSD release engineering team has announced that the NetBSD 3.1 and 3.0.2 releases are now available. NetBSD 3.1 contains many bugfixes, security updates, new drivers and new features like support for Xen3 DomU, NetBSD 3.0.2 is the second security/critical update of the NetBSD 3.0 release branch which includes a selected subset of fixes deemed critical in nature for stability or security reasons. See the NetBSD 3.1 Release Announcement and the NetBSD 3.0.2 Release Announcement for more information."
Music

Submission + - Songbird - The Firefox of multimedia players?

toogreen writes: I'm surprised I haven't yet seen anything posted on Slashdot about Songbird... It's a new iTunes-style app, but it has many new innovative features. I gave it a try today and I must say I'm quite impressed. It's just a 0.2 version (Developer's preview) but It already delivers an interesting experience. In a nutshell: It looks and works somehow like iTunes, but its based on the Firefox code. It also uses the same Add-on system for its extensions. So just imagine putting Firefox inside iTunes, and add features like the ones in Amarok, as well as a way to detect multimedia files inside web pages and let you download them. It also lets you browse shoutcast radios just as if you were browsing your local library. Quite impressive overall. Not to mention that it's available for Windows, Mac and Linux. I must also say that Songbird is the nicest looking app I've ever seen running under Linux. Here is their homepage:

http://www.songbirdnest.com/
The Courts

Submission + - Wanted: Loony Liability Waivers

jamie writes: "Stephanie Mencimer is running a content until the end of the year: find the corporation that insists its customers agree to the most asinine arbitration clause or liability waiver. She kicks off the contest with a camp that rejects reponsibility for 'harm of any kind and nature' they do to your kids. There's got to be worse buried in a software license somewhere, right? She's also looking for creative ways of getting around them, and gives one example that's so easy I'm definitely trying it next chance I get."
Software

Submission + - GnuEmacs - The First & Right Steps

Sudeep Mukherjee writes: "It has often been said that all that Emacs actually requires is a good operating system. With that much power and utilitarian approach built into it, Emacs is certainly not the easiest of the lot to learn.

GNU/Linux utilities and widgets are characterised by fine and detailed manual pages (info pages), yet a newbie is daunted by the formidable array of options and the beguiling number of facilities details in info emacs. This document attempts at being a hand holder for those who feel the need to begin utilising Emacs for their daily variety of key pushing.

From the article:
Lets start with expanding the term GNU Emacs. Generally Not Used Exceptionally Mediocre Algorithm for Computer Scientists. Well, this expansion may be a joke, but this very mindset has caused many eager minds to avoid the almighty editor and all the grace that it encapsulates. But this is not at all the true picture. At least for me and other fellow emacsites (as RMS prefers the disciples of the Church of Emacs to be known as), Emacs stands for "Emacs Makes All Computing Simple" (yet another fine recursive acronym) and above all, a lifestyle altogether.
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