I am down in Orlando for a conference. Justin and I are getting ready for the evening of poker and drinking 🙂
Better late than never right?
Brian, Justin and I went to Prince’s first Minneapolis concert in almost 10 years. As always the performance was simply AWESOME!
Also, Prince brings out an interesting crowd. There were couples of all ages, MANY good looking women and the oddballs! Look at the dude below, he had a very Elton John like outfit on.
Anyhow, I hope it’s not another 10 years before he comes back again!
Sony has bragged for a while about the power of their cell processor in the PS3. Well, it’s really showing it’s power with the Folding Project from Stanford. If you don’t know anything about this project take a moment to read about it here. It’s really amazing what can be achieved with this technology – cures for cancer, parkinson’s, etc.
Have a look at the stats page to see just how much more the PS3’s are doing that all the personal computers out there! Don, Sam and I are on a team for fun, there are a lot of them out there for Engadget, Joystiq and other communities but Don started one to honor his Wife’s Aunt which is a good team for me to be on 🙂
The stat that really got me in all of this was:
“It’s amazing that not only do proteins self-assemble — fold — but they do so amazingly quickly: some as fast as a millionth of a second. While this time is very fast on a person’s timescale, it’s remarkably long for computers to simulate.
In fact, it takes about a day to simulate a nanosecond (1/1,000,000,000 of a second).”
Now that’s a lot of calculations!! If you have a PS3 run it overnight for a good cause!
He continues to work on his form, Brian and I are very proud of him as he continues to improve his spotlight skills. Hopefully one day he’ll really get to stand behind the mighty spotlight and work his figure eights, BIG circles and maybe even bust out the very difficult zig-zags!
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