- Computational Science Stack Exchange — q+a site for data-intensive computation-heavy science. (via Gael Varoquaux)
- An Open Letter to our Customers, Past and Future (Luma Labs) — a reminder that poor patent examination hurts innovative startups working in physical goods, just as much as with digital goods.
- Retroshare (Sourceforge) — GPL and LGPLed cross-platform, private and secure decentralised communication platform. It lets you to securely chat and share files with your friends and family, using a web-of-trust to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication. RetroShare provides filesharing, chat, messages, forums and channels. I haven’t tried it, but it’s an interesting premise.
Four short links: 16 January 2012
Computational Science, Bad Patents, Fasterscript, and Secure Social Software