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Submission + - Project Honey Pot Announces Major New Features

An anonymous reader writes: Project Honey Pot has been tracking email harvesters and spammers for more than two years. This week they're announcing a major new set of features. Yesterday, they announced the QuickLinks program: which allows virtually anyone to help trap malicious web robots. Today they just announced they've begun using their vast network of traps to catch comment spammers. While the system has only been online for about a week, they've already racked up some impressive stats never published before including the top countries where comment spammers are located, as well as the top URLs, domains, and keywords being promoted by comment spammers.

Submission + - Benefits of Homeownership A Farce?

Matt writes: "SmartMoney stock screening expert Jack Hough applies the math and logic used to screen equities to homeownership. The surprising conclusion: contrary to popular belief, it makes more financial sense to rent rather than own.


Shares have been remarkably consistent over the past two centuries in their 7% real returns. In Jeremy Siegel's book, "Stocks for the Long Term," he finds that real returns averaged 7.0% over nearly seven decades ending 1870, then 6.6% through 1925 and then 6.9% through 2004.

The average real return for houses over long time periods might surprise you. It's zero.

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