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Open Zika project launched on World Community Grid

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 20, 2016 - 3:47pm

I've been contributing some of my computer's idle time to the World Community Grid for about three years, helping with the computation of research tasks relating to Ebola, TB, HIV/AIDS, as well as general cancer research.
Today they've added a Zika research project and I've signed up.

Election time again... the 2016 edition

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 9, 2016 - 3:26pm

Here we go again. It may be a couple of months earlier than expected, it may be for twice as much of the Senate as expected, but we're off to another federal election. And, for the third time running, the Prime Minister at this election is not the Prime Minister Australia had at the start of this term.

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Jake Arrieta's no-hitter for the Cubs

Submitted by Rick Eyre on April 22, 2016 - 5:18pm

This isn't about jumping on a bandwagon. This is the excitement at feeling as if 2016 could finally be the Chicago Cubs' year. Earlier today Jake Arrieta pitched a no-hit game, the second of his career, to give the Cubs a 16-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

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