Update: To answer a few frequent questions:
Yes, you will be able to change your password; our developers are working on the tool that will allow you to do so. In the meantime, we are hard-pressed to think of any modern browser that will not automagically remember your password for you -- please use this as a temporary solution!
Extraneous http:// links inserted in some name links will be fixed very shortly.
The "E-mail me when someone replies" function is only going to email you when someone replies to your specific comment -- not to the post in general. Let this be a hint to you that we will be rolling out Engadget-style comment threading in the future , and this is where that feature will come into play. However, currently our comments are not yet threaded, so you shouldn't actually get any email reply notifications -- yet! Stay tuned... Rome.com wasn't built in a day.