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Craig Finch
Computational science and engineering professional
Computational science and engineering professional

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A defendant in a civil asset forfeiture case has asked DownsizeDC to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. If civil asset forfeiture bothers you, here is a chance to DO SOMETHING! Please consider donating to fund this amicus brief. This link describes a similar brief that DownsizeDC filed last year.

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16-core Parallella development boards from Adapteva are now available to customers outside the United States. Get them before they sell out!

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The June Top500 list shows that the rate of adoption of hardware accelerators (GP-GPUs and the Xeon Phi) is slowing down. Why?

My interpretation of the email below is that Microsoft will no longer be sending out security bulletins by email, due to some unspecified government policy. What is going on here???
As of July 1, 2014, due to changing governmental policies concerning
the issuance of automated electronic messaging, Microsoft is
suspending the use of email notifications that announce the

* Security bulletin advance notifications
* Security bulletin summaries
* New security advisories and bulletins
* Major and minor revisions to security advisories and bulletins

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Orlando has been upgraded from a Mini Maker Faire to a full-blown Maker Faire in 2014! This is great news for local entrepreneurs, hackers, and makers.

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Raw satellite data for #MH370 is now available in CSV files at the link below. There are still a few minor problems in the data, but it should be good enough to get started. Will someone PLEASE release the radar track for MH370 so we can find this aircraft?

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Satellite data logs for missing flight MH370 have been released. It appears that we have to parse the PDF to extract the raw data. Let me know if you have an idea for processing this data. I have access to an HPC cluster.

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If you work in the field of high performance computing, you may be interested in reading my HPCwire article about how outdated system administration practices are holding back the growth of HPC.

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If you're a sound/lighting/video production tech, sign up with Mertz to get job alerts. I worked a few jobs with LMG/Mertz and had good experiences.

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