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Love Your Admin: SysAdmin Appreciation Day is Tomorrow

By Dick Weisinger

Tomorrow, July 29th and the last Friday in July, is System Administrator Appreciation Day (SAAD), also known as Sysadmin Day. It is an annual event created by Ted Kekatos, systems engineer at Netrix. The event was created to show appreciation

Technology: James Webb Telescope Releases First Images

By Dick Weisinger

Over the last few days, NASA has begun to release photos taken by the recently launched $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The telescope is a next-generation telescope following the Hubble Space Telescope. JWST is about half the weight

Time: Direct Relationship Between Clock Accuracy and Entropy

By Dick Weisinger

Measuring time isn’t free. Measuring time requires work and researchers have found that as clocks are made more accurate, more work is required, the process gives off more heat, and entropy in the universe increases. Clock accuracy is directly proportional

Graphene: Chalk Up Another Unusual Behavior for this Remarkable Material

By Dick Weisinger

Carbon is considered the most important element to living things because of the many bonds and compounds that it can form. Carbon’s chemistry is what forms a huge body of work known as organic chemistry. There’s a new chapter about

Fiber Optics: Recovering from the Breaks and Tears of Brittle Glass-Fiber Cables

By Dick Weisinger

You’ve upgraded your internet connection to fiber. That’s great! Fiber enables affordable 1-Gbps upload and download speeds (and higher). Fiber optic cabling can provide a much higher throughput than wired cables. With 5G and WiFi-6 coming on line, the demand