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Pi Cubes - Raspberry Pi Based HVAC Automation System

<b>What is Pi-Cubes</b><p>Pi Cubes is modular DIY/Hobby HVAC Automation system based on the Raspberry Pi Linux Board.<p>System is designed on the principles that …

How To: Create a Password Dictionary Generating Script with Python

First of all, I hope the title makes sense. :D Well, this is basically creating a program that can help with dictionary attacks. Generate possible …

CERN experiment spots two different five-quark particles | Ars Technica

First evidence of "pentaquark-charmonium states." Yes, seriously.<p>In particle physics' youth, researchers started discovering a dizzying variety of …

Anti-municipal broadband group tries to silence a critic | Ars Technica

ALEC sent cease-and-desist to wireless carrier, which refuses to comply.<p>An organization that tries to convince state legislatures to impose limits on …

Selfie sticks are officially too tacky for Apple

Take your stick and go home<p>I have a deep hatred of the selfie stick (and a deeper hatred of people who hold up their phone for the duration of a concert). Not everyone on staff agrees with me, but at least Apple does. The creators of the scourge known as iPad photography have banned selfie sticks …

ISRG partners with Linux Foundation in an effort to encrypt the entire Web

Internet Security Research Group has partnered with the Linux Foundation so it can continue work on Let's Encrypt, a free and automated certificate …

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The next space race will be 3D printed

The private sector space industry took another step toward revolutionizing the way satellites are constructed and launched on Tuesday, when the U.S. …