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Comment Re:Water utilization? (Score 1) 83

Other than how vigorous your boil is, the two things that affect your boil off rate that most people don't think about is the diameter of your boil kettle (surface area open to the air) and the ambient humidity. The only real danger in adding water at the end of the boil is to make sure the water is infection from something in the water. But if you use bottled water or have really clean tap water it's not a problem.


Submission + - Embracing Wired Networks (acmqueue.com)

ChelleChelle writes: "Even at home, hardwiring is the way to go." While using wireless routers may seem to be easy and convenient, requiring little effort to purchase and install, the pros of going wireless at home are often far outweighed by the cons. Limited accessibility and availability as well as less security are just a few of the downsides of opting for Wi-Fi.

Submission + - Adobe set to offer Office Competitor (wired.com)

mytrip writes: "Adobe is poised to take the plunge into the lucrative world of office applications. The company already has a strong presence in business software with its Acrobat suite of products and interest in its new platform for web-enabled applications that run on the desktop is rising quickly.

"We want to build a platform that lets any corporation build applications in the browser and on the desktop," says Downey. "And just like any of our customers, Adobe is planning to take this platform and use it to build applications as well.""


Submission + - DNA vaccine may treat multiple sclerosis (www.ctv.ca)

GSASoftware writes: "Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a serious, as-yet incurable neurological disease which causes blindness, paralysis and other serious symptoms. In a new development, a neuroimmunology researcher in Montreal has developed a therapeutic DNA vaccine. The cause of the disease is not fully understood, but it appears to be auto-immune. If a DNA vaccine can be an effective therapy for this auto-immune disease, is it possible that DNA vaccines could treat other auto-immune diseases like Crohn's, eczema, and others?"

Submission + - Goldman in 1.5bn bail-out as computer model fails (computerworlduk.com)

Cheese Toasty writes: "A hi-tech hedge fund belonging to Goldman Sachs was so badly hit by last week's stockmarket turbulence that it lost over $1.5bn (£750m) of its value after the computer algorithms it was using for algorithmic trading failed to deal with the unpredictable markets. http://www.computerworlduk.com/management/it-busin ess/it-organisation/news/index.cfm?newsid=4586"

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