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Comment (Score 1) 175 It's hella easy to use. Portable and device/application independent. Been using it for quite awhile. Every site has a unique password based on a passphrase. You can have as many passphrases as you can remember. I tend to use a different passphrase based on the type of site. It's pretty cool since I don't technically know the password to any site. So even I can't be compromised.

Comment Re:sucky DVRs (Score 1) 397

What the hell are you babbling about? I've been using MythTV with Comcast HDTV via Firewire and the commercial autoskip works great. I agree the content tends to be lacking but I'm stuck since Comcast is the only ISP who can get me decent speeds. I'm still pissed that I'm unable to get any thing other than cable Internet despite being located between two major tech hubs.

Submission + - Ants 'Hate Each Other' But Work Together

notyavgkat writes: " _coexist.html Different ant species can coexist because, as the saying goes, where one is weak another is strong. In what researchers describe as "un-peaceful coexistence," multiple ant species stake out the same territory and compete for the same food, but no single species wins out since some are better at finding resources and others better at guarding them."

Top Ten Open Source Innovators 152

42istheanswer writes "Open source is so much more than Linux these days. A lot is happening beyond the popular operating system. Open source models are thriving in CRM (SugarCRM), messaging (Scalix), and systems management (Zenoss). Datamation has identified ten leading commercial open-source innovators and the projects they are working on in their article, Ten Leading Open Source Innovators."

Submission + - Selling Homeowners a Solar Dream

slugo writes: "Instead of making you spring for $25,000 or more in gear, Citizenr says it will loan you a complete rooftop solar power system, install it for free and sell you back the power it generates at a fixed rate below what your utility charges. The company hopes to make back its investment with those monthly payments, augmented by federal tax credits and rebates."

Submission + - A History Department Bans Citing Wikipedia

odyaws writes: "The New York Times has an article about the history department at Middlebury College banning Wikipedia citations as a research source, which came after a professor noticed half a dozen students making the same factual error on an exam. I'm as big a fan of Wikipedia as anyone, but as an academic I find the notion of citing it absurd. Does anyone think Wikipedia (or any encyclopedia) suitable for anything but casual information gathering or as a place to find links to source material?"
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Submission + - Old islamic tile patterns show modern math insight

arbitraryaardvark writes: "Reuters reports Medieval Muslims made mega math marvel.
Tile patterns on middle eastern mosques display a kind of quasicrystalline effect that was unknown in the west until rediscovered by Penrose in the 1970s.
"Quasicrystalline patterns comprise a set of interlocking units whose pattern never repeats, even when extended infinitely in all directions, and possess a special form of symmetry."
It isn't known if the mosque designers understood the math behind the patterns.
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Submission + - Inflatable mirrors may make solar power very cheap

rhettb writes: "Inflatable mirrors for capturing sunlight could reduce the cost of solar power 90% by 2010, making sun energy cost competitive with traditional fossil fuels. CoolEarth Solar, based in Livermore, California, believes its technology could make solar farming economically competitive within three years by making solar cheaper than coal and allowing farmers to become net suppliers of electricity. The technology essentially uses a string of balloons to concentrate and capture the sun's energy without occupying valuable real estate or using large amounts of silicon."

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