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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Pittsburgh Social Media Neighborhood

I’ve been thinking about neighborhoods and neighbors lately. One of the things I love about Pittsburgh is its neighborliness.¬†From what I’ve seen Pittsburgh has some of the friendliest people in the world. They make good neighbors, and Fred Rogers was the exemplar par excellence. It’s sort of a city with a small town feel, or …

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The Bush Doctrine

Again, I’ve found the Economist to provide a useful prospective on my own country, in this case with their examination of the “new “Bush defense doctrine in both an article and an op-ed on the realities behind the much-critique doctrine of preemptive action. The Bush administration has gotten better at explaining itself, especially with Iraq …

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Bang Your Head

Guns, Zeppelin Top Greatest Metal Albums List “LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – This is one “greatest albums” list The Beatles did not make. “

Japan Learns What US Hasn't

The Japanese have applied Amdahl’s law to their supercomputers. Amdahl’s law is a computer-specific version of “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” Customized supercomputer wins speed race “LIVERMORE, California (AP) — U.S. supercomputers have been the world’s most powerful since the first high-performance machines analyzed virtual nuclear blasts, climate change and …

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