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Anyone for monopoly? January 31, 2003

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Interesting angle from the Washington Post on why PC distributors don’t package linux with their machines, looks like it’s not because it’s too underground anymore. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11835-2002Mar24.html

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Idle cures… January 31, 2003

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Using the Intel(R) Philanthropic Peer-to-Peer Program to help find cures. United Devices have been operating a program to deliver a distributed computing solution to the huge amounts of processing involved in the search for a cure for cancer. The application runs just like a SETI@Home client task and analyses the potential of different compounds against cancer cells. A worthwhile expenditure of your idle clock ticks!

For the ages… January 31, 2003

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Sometimes you just have to blog an article for the future. This is a witty letter from Terry Jones (ex Monty Python) about the current climate in the world and tensions leading towards war http://www.ccmep.org/2003_articles/General/012803_bombing_Mr.htm

MMS against crime January 28, 2003

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While most of us are still happy sending MMS transmissions containing images of new puppies, asking if we have found the correct cheese in the supermarket or simply just something stupid; the Gardaí are suggesting that MMS combined with camera phones could be used to capture crime as it happens. Read on…

Starting all over again January 28, 2003

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Well it has been a while since I last blogged and I have long since discarded all my old Grey Matter archives. However, yet again Mícheál Ó Foghlú has rekindled my interest with this new web logging package, MoveableType…
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