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Quotes from Theodor Seuss Geisel a.k.a Dr. Seuss.  I like the last one. 🙂  Buried  under my thick layers of cynicism there still lurks a bit of the romantic. 

From there to here and here to there,
funny things are everywhere.

Adults are obsolete children, and the hell with them.

Step with care and great tact
And remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

You [an aspiring writer] can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
  But I’ve bought a big bat.
  I’m all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
     All from Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904 – 1991

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Girls Gone Geek

Tech Industry Searching for Girls Gone Geek
MSNBC (02/21/10) Tahmincioglu, Eve

The flagging attraction of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professions to young women is partly attributed to the geek factor, or the perception of such careers as uncool, socially isolating, and primarily geared toward males.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology estimates that about 17 percent of high school girls take advanced computer science placement exams, which represents the lowest percentage of females among all such tests.

Meanwhile, the number of women earning computer science degrees fell from 37 percent in 1985 to 18 percent in 2008. AT&T Labs researcher Amanda Stent says that “a movement to reclaim the notion of ‘geek’ ” is underway to reverse this trend, and she is a member of a group dedicated to encourage more young women to become passionate about science and technology. Stent stresses that engineers, technologists, and scientists often work in groups and invent community-building, societally beneficial products.

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Tomorrow’s Forecast: Clear With a Chance of Tremors
University of Texas at Austin (02/10/10) Dubrow, Aaron

The goal of the Southern California Earthquake Center’s (SCEC’s) CyberShake project is to accurately predict earthquake activity for the next 50 years. The CyberShake predictions, called seismic hazard maps, have the potential to preserve lives and save billions of dollars by predicting catastrophic earthquakes.

To create the most recent maps for CyberShake, SCEC partnered with the Texas Advanced Computing Center to take advantage of its Ranger supercomputer. The researchers hope that computational simulations eventually will become the dominant predictor of seismic hazards. CyberShake ultimately will be part of a system that incorporates real-world seismic changes as they happen, producing daily ground motion forecasts.

The methods developed by the CyberShake team will affect many disciplines that use high-performance computing. For scientific computing applications that run serially, the CyberShake’s methodology is an important innovation. Automated use of high-performance computing also could impact atmospheric research, high-energy physics, and biomedical research.