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Microbiome Immunity Project

Scientists know a lot about the human microbiome, but there is much more they do not know. We have trillions of bacteria in and all over our bodies. Healthcare providers know bacteria play a role in the development of a number of diseases, including Type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis, but researchers don’t yet […]

Building a PC for the Grid

When I was a kid, I built ham radio equipment and other electronic kits (see https://www.johnpatrick.com/hobbies/ham-radio/). Fast forward to 70 and I decided to build a PC. One of my sons gave me an AMD Multi-core CPU for Christmas. I purchased the other components from Amazon and other sites. Pictures of the components are on […]

World Community Grid – Zika

The World Community Grid has brought hundreds of thousands of people and millions of computers together from across the globe to create the largest non-profit computing grid benefiting humanity. It does this by pooling surplus computer processing power from users’ PCs. Although the PC will be the minority participant in the networked world compared to […]

Kill The Mac?

A  story in today’s WSJ suggested that Apple should kill off the Mac. Desktops and laptops are not the future, the author said. He further suggested that Apple should put all of its focus on whatever is coming next. I was intrigued that someone could be so far off in the weeds in his understanding […]

iPad 2 Launched

The iPad 2 announcement was mostly as expected. Ordering it at 7 AM this morning was also as expected — easy, fast, pleasant, enticing for extra goodies, followed by immediate and precise confirming communications from Apple. The order status shows: Ships: 5 – 7 business days and Delivers: Mar 22 – Mar 29. I ran […]