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Bruce Schneier’s TSA Logo Contest

I’ll be in the peanut gallery for this one. The prizes are distinctly Schneier:

Contest ends on February 6th. Winner receives copies of my books, copies of Patrick Smith’s book, an empty 12-ounce bottle labeled “saline” that you can refill and get through any TSA security checkpoint, and a fake boarding pass on any flight for any date.

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The Netflix Prize Has A Winner

The two leading teams BellKor in BigChaos and Pragmatic Theory combined their talents to push over the 10% finish line. $1 million split 7 ways still sounds pretty damn good. Netflix also allows the winners to sell their algorithms to anyone else they like.

As Shawn Medero points out, the other teams have 30 days in which to submit their solutions, as well.