OpenMotics Offers Open Source (and Open Hardware) Home Automation
It seems they're missing home security in their use case. Is it me or do half the home automation solutions seem to forget to integrate hardwired and wireless door/window security. At least with openHAB this is allowed even if a binding needs to be written to interface with the security system.
Ask Slashdot: Best Software To Revive PocketPCs With Windows Mobile 5-6?
Plug it in, turn on the backlight, start World Clock and use it a night light/desk clock. My HP 320LX has been doing that for 8 years or so.
Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?
I've been a happy user of buddybackup (.com) for years. It backs up to multiple friends computers and vice-versa (and a local copy). Pretty much runs in the background without any intrusiveness or adware.
No mac version though.
NASA Space Habitat Research Goes Undersea
Adult Swim even showed an animated version of what would happen called SeaLab 2021. Doesn't turn out too good for the crew most of the time.
What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?
Another good option I haven't seen mentioned is PC Tools Spyware Doctor Starter Edition. You can get it free when you download Google Pack essentials.
The only problem I've had with it was when running simultaneously with Avira. The Avira scanner would freeze randomly while scanning until I shutdown Spyware Doctor.