Is GOP Economic Sabotage Ok? | The New Republic


Last week, noting that the Republican Party abandoned its previous support for bailouts and fiscal stimulus precisely when they lost power, I argued that Republicans probably weren’t engaged in conscious economic sabotage. Rather, they simply allowed themselves to change their mind in a way that dovetailed with their political self-interest:

People are extraordinarily deft at making their principles — not just their stated principles, but their actual principles — comport with their interests. The old Upton Sinclair quote — "It is difficult to make a man understand something when his salary depends upon him not understanding it" — has a lot of wisdom to it.

Is GOP Economic Sabotage Ok? | The New Republic

Kudos for CSIRO’s supercomputing capability (Media Release)


One of the world’s leading developers of graphics processing units (GPUs), NVIDIA, announced today that CSIRO has been selected as a member of its international network of high performance computing research centres.

2 June 2010

GPUs are the computer hardware which lies at the heart of game consoles and, increasingly, supercomputers.

CSIRO’s Group Executive, Information Sciences, Dr Alex Zelinsky, said the announcement –at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany – furthers CSIRO’s goal of being a world leader in the application of GPU technology to a broad range of scientific and industrial problems

Kudos for CSIRO’s supercomputing capability (Media Release)

Aussie soldiers believed among 10 NATO troops killed in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan |


TWO Australian soldiers including one from Brisbane, are believed to have been killed in Afghanistan in what is being called the deadliest day for coalition forces so far this year.

Seven US soldiers and three other NATO troops died in roadside bomb attacks in eastern Afghanistan and small arms fire in the country’s volatile south overnight

Aussie soldiers believed among 10 NATO troops killed in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan |

Talking about Quantum teleportation achieved over 16 km



Quantum teleportation achieved over 16 km
$$ — Scientists in China have succeeded in teleporting information between photons further than ever before. They transported quantum information over a free space distance of 16 km $10 miles$, much further than the few hundred meters previously achieved, which brings us closer to transmitting information over long distances without the need for a traditional signal.