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Submission + - Why does Percona cause SSL issues in Postfix? (anchor.com.au)

An anonymous reader writes: Anchor shrugged off a small issue as a one-off, it wasn't worth investigating further. Then it kept happening — why on earth was the database server affecting SSL in the mail server!?

Percona is a popular high-performance fork of MySQL, but it's not without issues. Anchor went digging to root out the problem, and traced it back to a perverse dependency on MySQL.

Power

Submission + - Fusion power breakthrough near at Sandia labs? (sciencedaily.com)

An anonymous reader writes: An achievement that would have extraordinary energy and defense implications might be near at Sandia National Laboratories. The lab is testing a concept called MagLIF (Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion), which uses magnetic fields and laser pre-heating in the quest for energetic fusion. A paper recently published by Sandia researchers state that the Z-pinch driven MagLIF fusion could reach "high-gain" fusion conditions, where the fusion energy released greatly exceeds (by more than 1,000 times) the energy supplied to the fuel.
Idle

Submission + - NASA peddling science fiction to minors (prnewswire.com)

tbonefrog writes: NASA plans to hire propagandists (sci-fi novelists) to subject impressionable young minds to story lines calculated to inflate the Agency's budget over time. I'm willing to bet there won't be a lot of stories about how cool it is do to science with robots as opposed to human exploration. Maybe we'll even throw in some space aliens, and 70 virgins to all the heroes who get snookered into flying on a death trap to die on Mars.

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