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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.
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“The video of the American Airlines encounter starts off with a woman sobbing as she holds a baby.”Just give me back my stroller please,” she says tearfully. A male passenger stands up and intervenes, apparently upset with how the woman’s situation … Continue reading
I hate a lot. I hate M$, BillG, Intel, That Other OS, things that don’t work, stuff like that. Today, I saw how United Airlines treats passengers and operates more like a criminal gang than a proper business. I don’t … Continue reading
“Scientists have recruited modified bacteria to help fight cancer, which successfully infiltrated tumors and activated the immune system to kill malignant cells, a new study reports. Tumors size decreased below detectable limits in 11 out of 20 mice that received … Continue reading
“A stretch of mild weather that significantly shrank the city’s monstrous snowbanks and turned roads and sidewalks into a sodden mess also marked the longest January period of above 0 C temperatures since 1873.” See 67 hours above freezing a record … Continue reading
“The scientific team has been analyzing particles removed from the clip-on tie left behind by Cooper after he hijacked a Northwest Orient passenger jet in November 1971. A powerful electron microscope located more than 100,000 particles on old the JCPenny tie. … Continue reading
I have a corner lot. The road turns sharply at the corner and the ditch is narrow. That doesn’t give permission to the snow-mobilers to trespass on my yard but they’ve done it the last two winters. I was out … Continue reading
Chuckle. I just opened some spam in my “inbox”. It was an ad from Wal-mart, entitled, “Prepare for the Big Game”. I use a lot of zoom so my instinct was to extrapolate that as Big Game Hunt, feast, whatever, … Continue reading
“Scientists examined part of Mars’ Utopia Planitia region, in the mid-northern latitudes, with the orbiter’s ground-penetrating Shallow Radar (SHARAD) instrument. Analyses of data from more than 600 overhead passes with the onboard radar instrument reveal a deposit more extensive in … Continue reading
“For more than 28 hours, CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon and photojournalist Brice Laine were with Iraqi special forces during their push into ISIS-held Mosul. It was a new phase of the liberation operation — switching from villages and … Continue reading
“Experts are cautious because the drug, Aducanumab, is still in the early stages of development.But a study in Nature has shown it is safe and hinted that it halts memory decline.Larger studies are now under way to fully evaluate the … Continue reading
I was fiddling with my Odroid-C2 yesterday when out of the corner of my eye I saw a small “something” on the patio. Closer inspection revealed it was a young tree swallow. They aren’t great flyers on the first day. … Continue reading