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“We’ve found that a lot of network users either have unrealistically high or unrealistically low expectations.” —Chris Rapier, PSC network applications engineer Chris probably didn’t notice the slight pause as I took that in, composed myself for the next interview … Continue reading

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News that the 2016 Summer Olympics will take place under the shadow of Dengue Fever brings to mind a story from my summer of 1975. I spent much of that season backpacking, horseback riding and climbing across Colorado with Boy … Continue reading

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Gathering dust on what I imagine to be a dimly lit shelf in Widener Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a biochemistry dissertation I’m sure nobody has ever taken off the shelf and read. It’s a shame. After all these years, I’m … Continue reading

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I’m just gonna fess up and admit that the story I’ve been telling the PSC VECNet Cyber-Infrastructure crew is probably a myth. Director John Huston and Humphrey Bogart probably didn’t stave off malaria while filming “The African Queen” on location … Continue reading

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“The July 12, 1973 fire at the St. Louis National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) destroyed approximately 80% of Army personnel records from 1 Nov 1912 to 1 Jan 1960; and, 75% of the Air Force records from 25 Sep 1947 … Continue reading

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Yahoo News recently had an amazing graph analytics page (see our page on Sherlock, and this iSGTW article, for more on PSC’s recent activities in the field) concentrating on the voting records of U.S. senators. Specifically, how often they voted … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 14:01 Yesterday the University of South Florida announced that their faculty members and collaborators have designed a material that may  be able to capture carbon dioxide from a smokestack. They did this, in part, with the … Continue reading

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Where do you think I met Steve Brandt, of Louisiana State University’s Center for Computation & Technology? We’ll get back to that; in the meantime, I guess I should say who I am. I’m Ken Chiacchia, and in January I’ll … Continue reading

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