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Exaflops, Zettaflops, Yottaflops and the Xeraflop

72  bar steady 29.65 1mph SSW dew-point 53  Beltane, sunny and warm              First Quarter of the Flower Moon Sometimes the language surprises even those of who try to keep up with technological innovation. “An American military supercomputer, assembled from components originally designed for video game machines, has reached a long-sought-after computing milestone by processing […]

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Their Lawlessness Got out of Hand

57  bar steep fall 29.94  7mph  ENE dew-point 52  Beltane, cloudy and cool                        Last Quarter of the Hare Moon Can this possibly mean what it says?  “While cities are hot spots for global warming, study finds people in them emit fewer gases.”  Washington Post, 5/29/2008   In this same vein I watched part of a […]

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The Things They Do

65  bar steady 29.95 0mph ESE dewpoint 30 Beltane, sunny            Waxing Gibbous Hare Moon  “Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.” – E. B. White To underline the suspicion note in the EB White quote I gleaned articles from today’s news stories.  […]

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Which is More of A Health Threat: Al-Qaeda or Homeland Security?

1  64%  25%  1mph WNW  bar29.97  windchill-1  Winter             Waxing Gibbous Crescent Moon OK.  This is interesting.  Which is more of a threat to your health: Al Qaeda or the Department of Homeland Security? “An intriguing new study suggests the answer is not so clear-cut. Although it’s impossible to calculate the pain that terrorist attacks […]

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Obama and Huckabee

16  85%  26%  omph S  bar 30.07 falls windchill 16  Yuletide                Waning Crescent of the Cold Moon                          Iowa Caucus Night Oh, the political junkie in me is humming tonight.  Obama takes Iowa.  Huckabee takes Iowa.  Who knew all these folks wanted Iowa in the first place?  It would have been fun to be in […]

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Christians Sued for Use of Allah

22  82%  25%  0mph ENE bar 29.95  windchill 22  Yuletide                   Waning Gibbous Cold Moon  My brother Mark sent me this one.  He’s on his way to Malaysia this week to renew his Thai visa. From a BBC Online article:  Malaysian row over word for ‘God’  (Religious freedom is guaranteed under Malaysian law) “A church […]

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This You Gotta See

A short entry here.  I ran across this by accident.  The link takes you to a site on which commentary about the video interested me as much as the story.  A quote from the newscast, “Some gators are just nasty. Some of them just have a bad disposition.” http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Alligator_Eats_Robbery_Suspect_on_the_Run?OTC-widget 

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