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China v USA

“China on Monday revealed its latest supercomputer, a monolithic system with 10.65 million compute cores built entirely with Chinese microprocessors. This follows a U.S. government decision last year to deny China access to Intel’s fastest microprocessors. There is no U.S.-made system … Continue reading

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Enough Talking Already

“France called on Tuesday for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in Aleppo and said it would press for a U.N. resolution to punish the use of chemical weapons in Syria.” See France wants urgent U.N. … Continue reading

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Birds And Bees

“Canada’s health regulator is planning to ban a controversial neonicotinoid pesticide, which it says has contaminated waterways and killed important aquatic insects.” See Health Canada proposes ban on pesticide linked to bee deaths See also Feds move to ban common neonicotinoid insecticide, … Continue reading

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Russia Makes The Right Moves For The Wrong Reasons

“The State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s Federal Assembly, is working on a law to reduce government dependence on IBM, Microsoft and Oracle. According to Bloomberg, Russian government agencies will be restricted in buying proprietary software, and will have … Continue reading

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Rest In Pieces, USA

“The Government of Canada’s immigration website crashed on Tuesday night as the US election results were rolling in.” See Canadian immigration site crash: Election 2016What can I say? TLW won a $200 bet that Trump would win. The price of gold … Continue reading

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Arwa! Are You Trying To Kill Us With Worry?

“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

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Chickens Do Come Home To Roost – Closing In On MH370

“Drifters starting in the southern half of the current search area or below (dark blue, green, light blue) can be observed on and around the coast of Western Australia, with many drifting towards Tasmania. No debris has been discovered on … Continue reading

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Ho Hum. Another City Switches To LibreOffice

“The experiments taught the IT department that when installing LibreOffice, the proprietary predecessor should be removed. “If a workstation had both, users would revert to the old tool whenever they had a difficulty”…  In Nantes, 75 percent of the users … Continue reading

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GOP – Party of Deplorables

“I had forgotten that your parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington” See Kirk’s Retort About Duckworth’s Race at Senate Debate Draws CriticismThe general election in USA for 2016 reminds me how disgusting GOP is. They are … Continue reading

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Trump Brand Takes A Hit

“The opening date for the Vancouver hotel has been delayed until 2017, well after November’s US election. A contest offering a chance to meet with the Trump family for the grand opening caused a stir. Across the country, the Toronto building, … Continue reading

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Chuckle. Trump’s Tweets Are Another Shot To His Feet

“A new tool, Troll Trump, lets supporters sign up to automatically donate 50 cents, $1, $3, $5, $10 or other amounts every time the Republican presidential nominee tweets. (Given his past habits on the platform, that could turn out to … Continue reading

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I’m old. I’ve seen good times and bad. I’ve seen people at their best and their worst. I’m absolutely amazed that a significant number of USAians (and visitors) in Florida are not evacuating from the east coast of Florida in … Continue reading

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