JoshDM writes: "The JPedal team over at IDRSolutions discovered a memory leak when processing JPEG2000 (J2K) images. Further research revealed it to be a problem with the J2K image reading class. They've resolved it and want to submit a patch to make it available, but apparently the Image-IO repository hosted on java-net isn't taking commits. They're hosting a repaired JAR on their own site while they wait to hear from anyone (read: Oracle) who can accept the patch."
Squashua writes: "For the last few years, I've given out comic books to kids for Halloween instead of candy. It's been a hit (mostly, except for some eight-year-old prima-donna girls), and I'm trying to convince others to also join in the fun. So this year, I've started a movement, Comics4Halloween, to get the word out. You can print out a flyer with the top ten reasons for giving comics (they're sugar free!), and bring it to your local comic store. There are also links to articles for tips on obtaining the comics (buy from the quarter bin; negotiate a discount from the retailer for buying in bulk; offer to advertise your local shop when you hand out the books; use your judgment in selecting books so you don't end up like Gordon Lee, etc.).
Please help spread the word. I have no agenda other than to get comic books into the hands of kids for Halloween."
JoshDM writes: "I'm going to my Hotmail account and all of a sudden I'm redirected to Live.com. And it's Windows doing something. HAve to accept a new certificate and everything. I wonder if they bought Hell.com too?"
Squashua writes: "When I first bought a house and started giving out candy, I found that I ate more than I gave out, so I sought alternatives. As a comic geek, I figured that the $.25 bins would be a great place to start, and I've decided to share my knowledge and experience. I have considered other alternatives such as handing out completely encapsualted RPGs, Cheapass Games packages, HeroClix and other miniatures, or free PC games burned to CDs. Does anyone have any other suggestions or ideas?"
Environmentally Inept writes: "I'm constantly hearing people screaming that the sky is falling, and it sure is getting hot out there, but all I hear are ways to reduce future emissions (all car technologies). Is someone developing an atmosphere scrubber to reduce existing methane and CO2 levels? Anyone growing some super-trees or bio-engineered plankton they can distribute? We have enormous landfills, and Florida is developing this plasma array thing to eat the garbage; is it a load of hooey? Where's that super-steam trash destroyer we heard about (if only I could find the link) that will reduces garbage to it's component elements like carbon? Where's the Peltier air conditioner? Why not create gigantic ones? Where's the development; is it happening? Is it funded?"