The project I've spent nearly all of the past two months working on has been released. We made a nice web page to tell the world about it: http://citp.princeton.edu/memory/
I think my one-sentence summary is something like "We broke your disk encryption system under the security model it was designed to be used in, and it was easy."
It's been a fascinating process all the way through.
The web site went up around 9 am. It was posted on Slashdot and BoingBoing within a couple of hours, then C|Net and Wired, and now the NY Times. To illustrate how much traffic that is, our site has been mirrored to deal with the load (and was still up and down in the afternoon), but the web site for the Center for IT Policy has been overloaded just by the fraction of visitors clicking through from the project page.
The universal experience of being slashdotted includes the inevitable frustration at reading dozens (hundreds) of comments that were quickly dashed off by people who didn't bother to read any further than a one-paragraph summary, although I'm encouraged that a good fraction of them are followed by rebuttals from people who did read further and think our results are interesting. The thing that really bewilders me, having not really looked much at slashdot since I was in high school, is the apparent disappearance of that strange underworld of trolling and "first post" that used to be visible when you chose a moderation threshold of -1. Where did they all go? YouTube? (Although currently even the YouTube comments on our video are generally on-topic.)