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July 14, 2004

Haps & Hazards

Tour de France
I'm looking forward to extended coverage of the Tour de France as July rolls by. Like everyone else, I'm rooting for Lance Armstrong to win an unprecedented 6 tours in a row, solidifying him once and for all as the greatest the sport has ever produced.

ESPN has a great interactive to keep track of standings. This is going to be great.

Groupthink Requirements
Ideological Coherence, Small Groups, Established Institutional Identity, Loyalty
Discussion that takes place in the context of assumed consensus.

Free Solaris
I downloaded the images for X86. Love that memory model. I don't even have a machine to load it onto. Hmm. Maybe I should find another cheap off-lease Dell. You can never have too much compute power, unless your wife makes you buy a new vaccuum cleaner.

IBM P5 Servers
Wow. IBM is really taking on demand computing seriously. If I read their blurbs right, they now have a dynamically partionable Regatta. That means if you are allocated a virtual 2 processor machine on a 10 processor box, and you suddenly peg your two, you can get four automatically, like within a second. That's just awesome.

DDX: Darts of Death
Mach 7.5 50 megajoule rail gun projectiles. Sounds like something straight out of the minds of Id Software. Nope. It's gonna be real on the next generation of Navy destroyers. Ships are going to be cool again. I guess this replaces the MOAB as my favorite weapon of mass destruction.

Posted by mbowen at July 14, 2004 09:29 AM

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What ever titles & honors of geekyness I may have won, I humble hand to you.

Posted by: BH at July 14, 2004 12:36 PM

Here's a secret. At college, I won the geek of the year award sponsored by the School of Engineering and Compsci (SECS). Something about breakdancing with a slide rule and a pocket protector on a stage in front of 200 people, but I'll never tell.

Posted by: Cobb at July 14, 2004 12:43 PM