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    Happy Canada Day!

    Happy Canada Day!  Bonne fête du Canada! and... Bon déménagement to the Québécois too!  :laugh:
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    I was wondering if any Linux users have used LXDE as their desktop environment for any period of time?  If so, any feelings about it either way?
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    For a dear friend.

    A very dear friend of mine is currently going through the agony and chaos of losing someone very dear to her.  Please keep her and all those affected in your thoughts.
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    School future.

    As this school term comes to an end, I'm entering the twilight of my current batch of studies.  So, that means over the next 12 months or so, I will (while slowly wrapping up the end of this degree) be trying to hash out a research proposal for entrance into graduate school.  To those of you...
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    Anglican visits Oratory of Our Lady of Glastonbury

    Over a year old or so and not overly in depth, but thought some might find this interesting: http://www.ship-of-fools.com/mystery/2008/1573.html
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    Anniversay of the École Polytechnique Shooting

    Yesterday, in Canada, we commemorated the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  It takes place on the anniversary of the shooting of fourteen women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec.  Please keep in mind those were lost on that day, those who were...
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    Future Possibilities: Black hole powered starships and powerplants?

    Though the paper openly admits it is preliminary at best, and it is more meant to stimulate questions and discussion then provide definite answers, it has fascinating implications for the future of humanity.  Not only does it begin to open up the possibility of interstellar travel, but it...
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    Quantum 2 Cosmos Festival

    In case anyone is interested, from October 15th to the 25th, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics has been (will be) hosting the "Quantum 2 Cosmos" festival.  Its main purpose has been to open the doors to the Institute and try and bring ideas, advances, questions and various other...
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    Future Travels

    In a number of months I will be heading to Africa to help with various programmes that provide Universities with second-hand computers, and also assisting in determining how certain technology degrees and diplomas should "translate" over here.  Needless to say, I will need to get a whole bunch...
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    Prof. Marvin Mandelbaum

    Please pray for the repose of the soul of Professor Marvin Mandelbaum, a local computer science Professor.
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    Planck's First Light Yields

    The picture is pretty large, so I will just include a link:  http://www.esa.int/images/FIRST_LIGHT_SURVEY.jpg Source:  ESA
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    Microsoft admits Linux is a Client Competitor

    Ballmer has said that Linux forced Microsoft to be innovative and provided them with a drive to succeed, but he also bashed much of the open source license (a "cancer") and business model.  Annual fillings with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Microsoft listed Red Hat and Canonical as...
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    MOVED: Sorry, I moved the Post

    This topic has been moved to Religious Topics. http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=22469.0
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    EATR's Biomass Engine

    This is absolutely fascinating technology that has the potential to revolutionise a variety of fields (and decrease risks taken by humans) if the beta moves past testing (a task many have failed in the past), but I couldn't help but laugh at "'We completely understand the public’s concern about...
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    An exam coming up

    Foolishly, I decided to take a condensed, accelerated course this summer.  The workload and pace the course moved at has been absolutely unreal.  :P  Thankfully I have been able to maintain a decent mark during the term, but the exam is worth 50% and can easily make or break my mark.  Please...
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    Genetic code on the Earth shares significant features with life in the cosmos?

    A friend of mine in Computational Biology forwarded this to me as an interesting read.  The lead author is a member of McMaster University's Origins Institute which focuses on astrobiology and nuclear astrophysics. Enjoy! Article (PDF)
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    For my younger brother and my father

    In a painfully cliche bought of teenage rebellion, he has decided to run away from home.  Please pray that he remains safe and returns. Also, my father has a heart condition, and this added stress is the last thing he needs.
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    Clouds on Mars

    And from York University's website: http://www.yorku.ca/mediar/archive/Release.php?Release=1710
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    One more step towards quantum computers...

    Source Quantum Computing is seen as one of the next major landmarks in computing, and will greatly influence a variety of fields (Mathematics, Science, Cryptology, etc).  One example is that it will be able to solve 'Bounded error, Quantum, Polynomial time' problems, compared to current Turing...
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    MOVED: Heaven or Bossom of Abraham?

    This topic has been moved to Faith Issues. http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=21138.0