Morning Buzz, March 31, 2011

Is all of human knowledge on the Internet? No. Next question?

Great News from Duke: “The DukeSpace repository, which facilitates public access to all published journal articles by Duke faculty, has been launched and is growing, Kevin Smith told the Academic Council March 24.”

I’ve been looking for a simple way to back up some archival stuff and Amazon’s new Cloud Drive looks like a real possibility. I’ll skip the sensitive stuff, though, because of security concerns. You should definitely be responsible for thinking up a good password, but 12 password attempts and no brute force defense? No human hoop? Really?

There’s a new online museum of computer history:

Digitized Diary: “The handwritten “Boer War” diary of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje (1876-1932), interpreter, journalist, author and politician, has been scanned into a digital archive at Wits University, after the original 180 page document was restored and rebound last year.”

Hey! NASA has released a graphic novel on astrobiology. Good morning, Internet…

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  1. The Amazon Cloud Drive sounds pretty darned cool, but the tin foil hat guy inside me is uneasy. The TOS for the product does sound very “broad”. It almost makes you wonder if the files you store (particularly mp3 files) are going to be subject to, er, scrutiny by whomever *cough* RIAA *cough*.

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