I was initially very dubious when hearing about E-Cat, a cold fusion reactor supposedly invented by Andrea Rossi. The first 1 megawatt unit was reportedly sold to a secret customer two days ago. Mainstream press has mostly ignored the invention so far. However, I found out there is a surprisingly rich history of scientific research and experiments about the mechanism it employs, nickel–hydrogen fusion. Evidence proving that the device is working keeps piling up and up. This is to a point that I am now personally convinced that this is one of the greatest (accidental) discoveries in human history.
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I worked around a supremely annoying bug in xdm (X Display Manager) in Ubuntu 11.04. The issue was initially very puzzling to me. It looked potentially complex to correct. However the workaround turned out to be ultra simple. I like this turn of events. Here is the story.