Well I learned the hard way about not backing up my hard drive every once and awhile and before you suffer the same fate, make sure to put it on your to do list. Losing so much work almost makes me want to stop doing what I am doing and start a new career, yea it”s that bad. But I am managing to get on with life and work and redoing everything I have already done, again! Well this is my advice to everyone who owns a personal computer ” back that thang up “.
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Indian, US scientists discuss nano computing at Agra
“Scores of eminent scientists from India and the US discussed several key issues in the field of nano computing at the Indo-US Shared Vision Workshop on soft, quantum and nano computing being held here.
The workshop, held at the Dayalbagh Educational Institute, began Friday with a talk by Nikhil Ranjan Pal, professor at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He spoke on ‘Fuzzy Rule Based Systems: Applications, Design Issues, Solutions and Open Problems: Where do we stand?’.
Pal, an authority in the area of Fuzzy Systems, is a Fellow at the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), US, and the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is currently a visiting fellow in Taiwan as well.
He stressed how effective the tool of Fuzzy Logic was in a variety of applications ranging from satellite image processing to medical image processing for the detection of cancer in the young. While covering a wide range of issues in the field, he also explained them with great lucidity.
G. Ramnath, professor at the Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute, US, talked on ‘Transmuting Nanostructures for Nanocomputing Technologies’.
The world of computing is set to be revolutionized with nano devices (nano = 10-9 m) wherein a few atoms would be manipulated to do computational functions to produce powerful computers that would make the computers of today appear pedestrian in comparison.
Ramnath detailed the work being done by developing carbon nanotube architectures to produce nanodevice architectures of the future.
‘Towards understanding the origin of genetic languages’ was the topic of Apoorva Patel, professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Lov K. Grover of Bell Labs, US, who chaired the session, said that Patel had made the presentation at his institute earlier and had been rated as one of the five most important talks ever given at Bell Labs.
In his talk, Patel explained how nature processes information in creating species with the lowest amount of information processing in the most optimal manner.
He provided pointers for answering the most complicated questions like ‘How did I come into being?’, ‘How does nature evolve life?’ and ‘What is Life?’.
Bringing together difficult concepts from Biology and Computer Science, Patel gave very convincing answers to some of these difficult questions on life”
I read this story off the wire you can read the entire story by clicking on the headline link was wondering if anyone out there has the speech in any format would love to hear more.
What I gave
My son wanted a car so I gave him a Chevy Camaro and his Birthday is almost around Christmas so I gave him a 1997 Chevey Camaro Z28 Convertible White on White with Leather seats and ground effects with a spoiler.
My oldest Daughter recieved Sony Playstation 3 and couple of games along with a 60 inch High Definition Plasma Screen television and some other goodies like a PSP with some cool games and some clothes which Iam sure she hates but hey whatever.
My Youngest and still little sweetie got a Nintendo Wii along with a couple games more furniture for girls her size along with more toys and games for her age to tp help her learn.
My husband got a new 30.06 sniper rifle with trophy scope and 9 milimeter Glock along with some rounds to sight it in and some nice camo I hope hope he waers to bed sometime this week.
What I got
Well first I got what I always want every year “a happy family and great friends” along with a great job and I think what every mother wants self time my first present I opened was a very old bottle of wine to add to the cellar along with some jewelry in achampagne glass to go in the jewelry box and some computer parts and software and survlielance equipment, a wireless internet housewide, I also started an Angel funding company that funds great ideas or people and threw a bunch in Google stock along with buying several properties around the airport here that I hope to get developers one day to buy several years from now for atleast tens times the amount I paid for it today. I also started several online companies along with helped on several open source projects along with friends that we hope to se blossom one day. Also and solved several bugs this year and highlighted several hacks that I believe helped the internet community at whole thus the whole world and universe “yea baby I am a super Mom” And finally I donated over twenty thousands dollars to twenty differnt charities.
So what did you get this Christmas or Give ?
The difficulty of keeping computer chips cool is one of the most immediate challenges for the IT industry. Researchers at IBMs Zurich lab are using nano-scale technologies to make self-contained water-cooling systems that are much smaller and can handle much higher power densities than the air-cooled copper heatsinks in use today.
Nanoscale devices are made of components that measure less than 100nm. A nanometre is equivalent to one billionth of a metre.
Dr Bruno Michel, manager of advanced thermal packaging research at the Zurich lab, said the paste between the chip and the heatsink, called the thermal interface material (TIM), currently accounts for 50 percent of the thermal resistance of chip-cooling systems. The TIM is needed because the silicon chip and the copper heatsink have different thermal expansion coefficients, so they can not be directly joined together.
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