Monthly Archives: June 2013

New leader in top ten of supercomputers

Today's French-English translation reports that China has recently clinched first place as the new leader in the top ten of supercomputers with what is now known as the fastest supercomputer on the planet. Indeed, China's Tianhe-2 is capable of using up to 33.8 petaflops (34 million giga operations per second). This is almost double the...

MARLENE, WHERE ARE YOU MARLENE

WHERE ARE YOU MARLENE? Marlene is a transgendered person. She has tried, to no avail, to be my friend. ‘Keep moving Marlene’ is what I would say to her. He tried a couple times to sit at my table only to be met with ‘get lost!’ Marlene –...