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Who Owns the Risk?

blog.schneider-electric.com — Some time ago, my colleague Joseph Reele wrote of the risk implications of various data centre choices that might be made. In that article Reele identified a (possibly simplistic) trade-off between features and cost; observing that there were significant risks in a cheaper option which may or may not be apparent when attempting to reduce implementation costs.

Clouds will reduce IT employment

itwire.com — It stands to reason: the more we consolidate our computing resources, the fewer people we need to maintain those resources. Major vendors agree - employment will fall as a result. At a recent IT press event, representatives of Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Alcatel Lucent and Brocade were asked for their opinions on the evolution of the cloud and its impact on data centres.

Is it hot in here? The 'State of the Climate' in Australia

itwire.com — Today the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO published a snapshot of the state of climate change in Australia. The six-page report paints a very consistent picture across a number of features of the Australian environment. In simple terms, it is getting hotter and drier.

Stanford's hedgehogs of Mars

NASA's Space Launch System approved for development

itwire.com — The Space Launch System (SLS) -- the heavy-lift, rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars has been approved to progress from formulation to development stage. To give some perspective, this is a HUGE rocket.

At 11:11:00GMT, the world was supposed to end

itwire.com — But it didn't - the Mayans were right, the charlatans were wrong. I was a little premature in announcing that the prophecy was a fizzer at the stroke of local midnight local time (in eastern Australia). This time, I have it right, I'm sure.

Apophis won't hit Earth in 2036

itwire.com — Following the January 9th close fly-by, asteroid Apophis' orbit has been more accurately calculated. When discovered in 2004, a preliminary orbital calculation suggested a 2.7% chance of colliding with Earth in 2029. Back-tracking through older images gave a better orbital calculation which ruled out a 2029 collision, but left the possibility of a collision in 2036.

Pan-STARRS - at long last, a visible comet

itwire.com — Look low in the west, just after the sun sets and it's there. This is the first 'decent' comet we've had since 1997's Hale-Bopp. Comet Pan-STARRS is a member of the long orbital period group of comets which originate in the Oort Cloud, orbiting almost one light year from the sun.

Quadrantid Meteors

itwire.com — Some of the best meteors, but just for a few hours. The Quadrantids is one of the best meteor showers of the year, but its best will last for just a few hours. It's also best seen from the northern hemisphere, unfortunately.

Astronauts take the 'space elevator' to the ISS

itwire.com — When the Space Shuttle was the primary taxi to take astronauts to the ISS, it was a 2-day journey. No longer. Just a short while ago, a Soyuz space craft docked with the International Space Station (ISS), less than six hours after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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As the War on Drugs affects mostly white, middle-class users, we changed from punishment to treatment. nyti.ms/1STxvxo via @nytvideo

Nov 15, 2015

It's superfluous to say a Seahawks fan knows nothing about football. twitter.com/elinalokahi/st…

Nov 15, 2015

I'll give the Dallas Cowboys this. They are consistent.

Nov 11, 2015

Another faculty member involved in blocking journalist at #Mizzou is identified: Melissa Click's husband. dailycaller.com/2015/11/11/mel…

Nov 11, 2015

Janna Basler, Greek Life director who harassed a freelance photographer at #Mizzou, is put on leave. columbiamissourian.com/news/higher_ed…

Nov 11, 2015

RT @lisalsong: NY's AG to Exxon: if you think reporters have "cherry-picked" documents in #ExxonKnew coverage, then you should welcome our subpoena (1/2)

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