YouTube: Hadron Collider Rap

You know what? Bad rap music can be extremely compelling and informative:
“Science can be pretty weird, especially theoretical physics, but weirder still is watching someone rapping about the Large Hadron Collider. (That’s the giant device in Switzerland that will recreate the Big Bang, among other things.) Time to recalibrate your strangeness meters – science writer Kate McAlpine and some friends filmed themselves busting various moves deep in the caverns of the LHC while Kate dropped mad verse about the collider.”
In other CERN news, the Lustre file system is getting major traction as the way to do paralell I/O:
“In previous meetings, Lustre had appeared as an interesting file system. This week, judging by the number of times it was talked about, it is now the file system of choice across much of the HEP world. This was confirmed by the presentation of the results of carefully prepared tests performed by the HEPiX Storage Working Group for whom Lustre is now the recommendation for a cluster file system.” Full Story

About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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