One of the Pitts is said to have replied, when told he was ruining the country, that there was a lot of ruin in a country. So it is with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which, if one believes David Cameron, is broken, socially and economically, to which might be added constitutionally and politically as well if one goes along with the guidance paragraph for this article set out by Soundings: "The economic crisis has temporarily derailed the Conservatives. The New Labour project is exhausted and its electoral coalition has been breaking up. The political status quo has vanished and as the crisis unfolds conditions now exist for a new kind of social and democratic settlement." Michael Prior: The UK is a country in ruins | Comment is free
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We pour one out for Katherine, then discuss all the sweet gear we spotted at CES. The No BS Podcast has returned, both from the holiday break, and from CES, and we've recorded Episode #216. Sadly, things are starting off on a somber note, as Editor-in-Chief Katherine Stevenson has announced she is leaving the magazine to pursue other interests here at Future US. She will be sorely missed, and we wish her the best of luck at her new gig. Since we must carry on, we did, so we jumped into a discussion of all the hardware we saw at CES, including the Steam Machines, 4K panels, Razer's Project Christine, and Oculus Rift. Gordon had his ear to the ground for CPU news at CES too, and discusses what Intel told him at the show.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22 — Some class science projects get out of hand. That is certainly the case with Patrick Miller's graduate course in do-it-yourself supercomputing at the University of San Francisco. On April 3, his students plan to assemble the first "flash mob supercomputer" in the school gym. While brainstorming about how to build a home-brew computer powerful enough to be added to a list of the world's 500 fastest computers, Mr. Miller and his students, along with Gregory D. Benson, an associate professor of computer science, came up with the idea of an electronic barn-raising. Hey, Gang, Let’s Make Our Own Supercomputer
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