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The tardigrade creed. Via A Science Enthusiast and http://www.sarahmckayart.com/
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This is what is wrong with law enforcement in America.
Robert and Addie Harte had to spend $25,000 to find out why a SWAT team mistakenly raided their home.
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To Scale: The Solar System
Video Credit & Copyright: Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap151225.html

Want to build a scale model Solar System? A blue marble 1.4 centimeters (about half an inch) across would be a good choice for a scale model Earth. Since the Sun is 109 times the diameter of Earth, a 1.5 meter diameter balloon could represent the Sun. But the distance between the Earth and Sun, 150 million kilometers, would translate to just under 180 meters (590 feet) at the same scale. That would mean the completed project, including the orbits of the outer planets, is probably not going to fit in your backyard. Still, you might find enough room on a dry lakebed. Check out this video for an inspirational road trip through the Solar System to scale.
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I have a dog. My wife calls him Paddington, but I have, up til now, simply called him "dog". However, having been a sysadmin for 20+ years, working in, around and with numerous and varied IT organizations, today I have decided to give my dog a name. I am now calling him "IT Management", here's why:

- When he gets a bone, he hides it from me and everyone else. His tiny brain doesn't grasp that he, I and the bone are all part of the same organization.

- I have to drop what I am doing and walk him twice a day. Between walks he will often interrupt me just to say hi and check the progress of some task that was actually best done without being interrupted.

- He often claims ownership of things he doesn't understand or need by peeing on them.

- On our walks, he is constantly pulling me in directions we don't need to go, usually chasing some irrelevant cat or squirrel.

- If I follow him around long enough, I will have to clean up crap.

- If I don't follow him around, I'll find a lot of dried up crap inside to clean up later.

- When we run across something that isn't a real threat he gets out front and makes a lot of noise about how he saved us from the threat.

- When we run across something actually threatening, he hides behind me until the threat has passed, then gets out front and makes a lot of noise about how he saved us from the threat.

- Occasionally he likes to get together with other dogs and they smell each others butts. Afterward he is refreshed and full of new ideas, usually expressed as a more frantic chasing of cats and intensified peeing on things to claim them as his own.

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- If you are an IT manager I have worked or interacted with, let me assure you this is a compilation based on all those other IT managers I have worked or interacted with...hey look, a cat http://bfy.tw/3JES !

- If you are a non-IT manager, but some of these comparisons make you uncomfortable, fret not. These only apply to IT types, I assure you that you are a valuable member of your team. In fact, interrupting them all and disrupting their day to show them this post would be a fantastic team building exercise! Yay! Go team!

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Sponsored Post Hardware and the Top 500 ranking always grabs effort and headlines in HPC, but for a sometimes pyrrhic victory of raw power over utility. It has often been at the expense of training, tools and code development that would unleash far more…
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I think the people who run HP Enterprise support have heavily shorted HP stock. It is the only theory I have for why support from a company would be this bad.
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I would cheer a sport team called the tardigrades.
 
Tardigrade brought back to life after being frozen for thirty years
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Is the old myth true? 
A common myth holds that daddy longlegs are extremely poisonous, but that their fangs can't penetrate human skin. Is it true?
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Germany gives green light to bicycle highways - It's every cyclist's dream: no red lights, no trucks, just a clear, smooth lane to zoom down with the wind in your face. Welcome to Germany's first bicycle Autobahn.
It's every cyclist's dream: no red lights, no trucks, just a clear, smooth lane to zoom down with the wind in your face. Welcome to Germany's first bicycle Autobahn.
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Faraday extols the essential self-discipline of continually questioning even our most dearly held beliefs and probing whether what we desire to be true is actually true: http://tinyurl.com/z39q5mz
“That point of self-education which consists in teaching the mind to resist its desires and inclinations, until they are proved to be right, is the most important of all.”
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I was sent to earth to discover what makes humanity tick. Turns out humanity isn't so much a clock as it is a bunch of cannibalistic parasites. Even real ticks don't bite other ticks, you disgusting morons. 

Having been thoroughly befuddled by my original purpose here, to the point of wondering why I am here at all, I'm left wandering the world as a rogue linux system administrator. Days pass quietly as I bring order to cluster after cluster, tame wild schedulers and do my very best to make sure that no scientist lacks the CPU cycles they need. Shunned by my own kind for spurning devops practices, ITIL, the Cloud and open plan workspaces, I skirt the edges of system administration, darting from shadow to shadow, occasionally lobbing a technically correct but seriously unpopular rock into the crowd.

Basically I'm a bastard. But if you are doing work in the life sciences and have a cluster with no one to run it, I am the bastard you seek.
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I once provisioned over 1300 nodes from a single provisioning server in under 10 minutes, including POST. I often use cat when it isn't necessary, simply because I like cat. I've been known to backspace over a perfectly acceptable grep command and replace it with an equivalent awk command for no apparent reason. I can pick up things with my monkey-like toes, but am too inflexible to lift them high enough to make this a useful skill.
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