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At Long Last: IceCube Spots 28 High-Energy Neutrinos

Gherald I worked on this a bit (109 comments)

In 2005 I was a sysadmin at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. Biggest project I worked on was porting RS 485 serial drivers from a legacy unix system to Linux 2.6 and setting up the HP rack servers which we then shipped down to the pole from New Zealand on a C-130 Hercules. Also, I built a data visualization system in python+django which ran over a 1km-long DSL network between the drilling site and the south pole base. Never got to down there myself (my FTE boss did), but it was a fun project for a student and looks good on the resume and all. Did I mention SSH connections over satellite to Antarctica are pretty slow?

about 10 months ago
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X11 Window System Turns 25 Years Old

Gherald Re:From the article (285 comments)

Actually, clearly X0 came first.

You must be new as well.

about 2 years ago
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Black Hole Information Loss Paradox Solution Proposed

Gherald Re:Solved tihs alrelady (252 comments)

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

-- http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/~mattd/Cmabrigde/

more than 7 years ago

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just some quotes

Gherald Gherald writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I'm not one to blog or keep journals or diaries, so I've decided I may as well use this service to store witty quotes, links, and other miscelanea:

UPDATE: I've settled on del.icio.us to store links, it's a pretty good system.

--bottom of slashdot:

Cheer Up! Things are getting worse at a slower rate.

Life's a bitch, and life's got lots of sisters.

--slashdot post excerps:

All kidding aside, insecurity is the one features of Windows where Mac OS lags significantly.

--my old sigs:

Slashdot for adults. Stuff that really matters.

Welcome to America, Land of the Free*

*Void where prohibited. Some restrictions apply, see DMCA/USAPA.

--others'

Through the modem, off the server, over the T1, past the frame-relay, NOTHIN' BUT NET

"For years, I struggled with reality... but I'm happy to say I finally won out over it." -- Elwood P. Dowd

--fortunes:

Succumb to natural tendencies. Be hateful and boring.

as seen on bash.org:

"A lot of people wonder how you know you're in love. Just ask yourself this one question: "Would I mind being financially destroyed by this person?"
      - Ronnie Shakes

--cli stuff:

stty -a

(pseudo)code jokes:
 
/(bb|[^b]{2})/

int *penis->0xGF

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