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Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.ANAHEIM — A’s third baseman Matt Chapman remembers being in the stands at the Home Run Derby during the All Star festivities at Angel Stadium in 2010.The Orange County native never made it to the All Star Game, however. That ticket went to his grandmother.Chapman will get another chance to experience the game, only this time as a player for the American League squad. Chapman learned Sunday that he was …
Evolution is the foundation of biology, geology, and astronomy, claims Edna Devore, Director of Education and Public Education for the SETI Institute. Writing in Space.Com, she finds it hard to believe evolution is controversial (see 12/14/2004 and 11/30/2004 entries). Why, just look out the airplane window; it’s obvious. “Evolution is fundamental to modern biology, geology and astronomy. Ignoring or discarding fundamental scientific understandings of the natural world does not prepare our children well for the future,” she concludes. “As America strives to ‘leave no child behind,’ it’s time that evolution is not left behind in our science classrooms.”She’s barking up the wrong tree. No informed critic is advocating ignoring or discarding evolution. Whether it can be classed with “fundamental understandings of the natural world” must not be merely assumed, but those on the design side of the controversy (see 01/24/2005 and 11/30/2004 entries and Evolution News blog) want evolution to be taught. You can’t understand 20th century history or science without it. Charlie’s little world cruise makes a nice story, and Haeckel’s little drawings make nice cartoons to get the teens to laugh. Yes, teach evolution – all of it, the good, the bad, and the ugly (see 01/17/2005, 12/30/2004, 11/29/2004, 11/19/2004 and 12/14/2004 entries, and more going back 5 years in these pages). Teach especially the parts the Darwin Party doesn’t want you to know. Here; we’ll help. Try our draft outline of a suggested eight-part comprehensive curriculum on evolution: Click here to continue—(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Although Chapter 11 affords reorganization and protection from debtors, declaring bankruptcy is the end of the story for many businesses. But when it’s the largest Chapter 11 in history, as was the case when the financial services corporation Lehman Brothers declared bankrupcy in 2008, “the end” is a story in itself. And as a story in CIO Magazine chronicles, it’s a story that involves the company winding down its vast IT infrastructure – and moving to the cloud.As part of the bankruptcy process involved turning Lehman Brothers’ remaining assets into cash for the company’s creditors, minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency was important. Lehman Brothers’ CTO James Johnson had to “find a solution to support the current business and at the same time support the wind-down.”Johnson needed a way to scale down certain aspects of IT operations while scaling up others – all at the same time, of course, as avoiding any major capital investment on the bankrupt firm. “It wasn’t like I was looking for cloud computing,” Johnson tells CIO Magazine. But as he evaluated his options, “cloud matched exactly what we wanted to do.”Before its Chapter 11, Lehman Brothers had a huge IT operation, the norm for most Wall Street companies. It deployed 2,700 software applications running on 27,000 servers. It supported over 100,000 different devices, ranging from smartphones to traders’ terminals. And Johnson was tasked with taking all of that apart while simultaneously, of course, supporting all of it.In retrospect, the move to the cloud by Lehman Brothers makes perfect sense. There was no money for an investment in hardware (just another capital expenditure that would eventually need to be liquidated). But at the same time, Johnson still had to maintain services for a “very demanding set of users.”The move to the cloud, according to the CIO article, afforded a certain stability while the rest of Lehman Brothers collapsed – or rather, reorganized. And in Johnson’s final words, moving to the cloud during this process actually gave him both stability and “maximum flexibility in being able to guess wrong and still meet all our objectives.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#cloud Related Posts
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