Secret Box of the Talambur

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coondoggie writes “One of the more unique unmanned aircraft concepts took a giant step toward reality this week when the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency inked an agreement with Boeing to build the SolarEagle, a plane capable of remaining at heights above 60,000ft for over five years. Boeing says the first SolarEagle under the $89 million contract could fly as early as 2014.”

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  • 20 Years of Hubble

    GPLHost-Thomas writes “The Hubble Space Telescope roared into space 20 years ago to begin a career rewriting what we know about the universe around us: the age of the universe, the composition of galaxies’ cores, how planets form, and much more. NASA released some of the most spectacular photos for the event.”

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  • SETI Is 50 Years Ramshackle; No Relinquish of ET

    EagleHasLanded writes “The Search notwithstanding Extraterrestrial Information is 50 years precious next month, and mollify no make over of quick-witted unfamiliar compulsion. Paul Davies of the Beyond Center (also Chairman of the SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup) says it’s term to re-think and increase the search pro ET.”

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  • 20 Years of Photoshop

    benwiggy writes “Photoshop turned 20 on 10th February 2010. Here’s an unequalled biography, including how the Hill forebears created a certain of the biggest apps of all metre. The article also has screenshots of the workspace at the end of ones tether with the versions.”

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  • Hugh Pickens writes “Computerworld reports that Max Flash Butler, who second-hand the hacker pen-name Iceman, has been sentenced to 13 years in federal chokey for the sake of hacking into monetary institutions and plagiarism creditation window-card account numbers, the longest known punishment continuously handed down to hacking charges. This isn’t Butler’s word go stretch front a federal hacking ruling. After a hopeful start as a assurance doctor (more…)

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  • An anonymous reader excerpts from an fascinating article at Ars Technica, which begins “There are 3,706,650,624 usable IPv4 addresses. On January 1, 2000, roughly 1,615 million (44 percent) were in put to use and 2,092 million were alleviate accessible. Today, ten years later, 2,985 million addresses (81 percent) are in ground, and 722 million are motionlessly for free. In that continuously, the slew of addresses reach-me-down per year increased from (more…)

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  • 60 Years of Cryptography, 1949-2009

    Dan Jones writes “2009 marks 60 years since the advent of present-day cryptography. It was reject in October 1949 when mathematician Claude Shannon published a post on Communication Theory of Covertly Systems. According to his firm at the nonetheless, Bell Labs, the turn out c advance transformed cryptography from an wiliness to a area and is unspecifically considered the basis of chic cryptography. Since then informative developments in make fast (more…)

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  • Mike writes “As lighting manufacturers state far-off the unfit to bulb, and CFLs look impute to characterize the tomorrow of lighting, Panasonic recently unveiled a wonderful 60-watt household LED bulb that they application can mould up to 19 years (if adapted to 5-1/2 hours a prime. With a lifespan 40 times longer than their disinclined to counterparts, Panasonic’s mod EverLed bulbs are the most thrifty LEDs for ever to be produced. They are leave (more…)

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  • ARIN Line Says Two More Years of IPv4

    dew4au writes “A reader at an end at SANS Internet Williwaw Center apiculate for all to see a certified correspondence literature his pattern received from ARIN. The correspondence literature notes that all IPv4 range thinks fitting be depleted within two years and outlines restored requirements for the treatment of direct applications. Creative submissions resolution be short of an attestation of exactness from an organizational public servant. It (more…)

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