giovedì, settembre 20, 2007

Network Impact

In the everyday life we are focusing on technologies about everything we would like to do: for going out calling a friends with the mobile or just chatting with him, listening music with an iPod, booking an holidays on Expedia.it... In every case we are communicating with someone or something else through a network. And we are really using a lot this network for every kind of activity...but do you really think that's all? Do you really think that the future is all going faster and faster and without wire? I think the network has mostly a social impact. But this is not enough. The network has something more: give us the chance to making something really fast without cognition of distance, space -just your disk-space ;)- and without the cognition of how much powerful it could be.

Just think about the scientific experiments: almost every important experiment with a big collaboration is going to use the network as a big instruments for calculate something in a really fast way.

This morning, I got into the office and like every morning I was having a look to the news in Punto Informatico. There was an article on how the scientist will find a vaccine or a treatment for hepatitis C using the grid. What I want to focus of this article is:

"[...] We need 50.000 years of calculation to analyze the data scientists have on tap in a way to find a treatment to contrast flavivirus [...]. But if 100.000 of people will share their own CPU just for one week we could halve the time [...]"


Some interesting link:
Data from the LHC experiments: from collision to....(I am involved here)FightAIDS@Home
Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together - World Comunity Grid

martedì, settembre 18, 2007

That's Am...

...erica?!? Is that the future? Is that a democratic Nation? Is that a Nation with the capital 'N'? Is that a Nation that can "export" democracy? (admitted that a nation can do it...).
I couldn't believe when I saw this video: it is horrible what's happened. I can not believe it: when you are making some trenchant questions the police comes to you and get you like a criminal. This is not normal. This is an abuse of power!
Watch this till the final electric shock.


lunedì, settembre 17, 2007

Friendly Spot

Questi sono i miei amici (ne manca qualcuno, ma diciamo che la maggior parte son tutti lì).
Guardando questo video ammetto che sento un po' la loro nostalgia, la nostalgia del gruppo...forse è l'unico momento in cui questo accade -"ma questa è un'altra storia". Sì, un video toccante, con la parte più commovente che stupisce quando ci sono io che sfido Robin Hood in quel di Nottingham e la voce narrante dice: "[...] ci legittima nell'essere autentici e veri [...]". Scena da Oscar. Indimenticabile il momento in cui si vede il Cesa che con la sua espressività ci fa capire "[...] la differenza fra il bene e il male [...]". Ovvio che non vanno dimenticati gli altri: ing. Warrior, jolly Ciro, lattcino Tafini, drago Ivan, biondo Camelot, plasma Doti, assatanato Minelli, formula BionDJ, e tutti gli altri...

Alzate il volume o mettete le cuffie per ascoltare bene cosa dice il video in corrispondenza di ogni fotogramma...Enjoy your vision!



Thanks to: ** Leonardo Rossi **
(che al contrario di Quntin Tarantino non compare mai nei suoi movies o short-movies che siano)

ps: richiesto commento a tutti quelli presenti nel video, o quanto meno quelli che si "riconoscono" ;)

giovedì, settembre 13, 2007

Somebody told me...

...I look like someone famous, that is also in this cool picture. Nice? I noticed this on MyEritage.


next post: will be about a grait event ;)

martedì, settembre 04, 2007

News from the World


Hello World! I just want to let you know that I have just got a new room for rent from now till the next summer!! This is a really good news for me 'cause finally I can start again my life in Perugia and see how it will be with some new flatmates, in a new place. I am curious...
Anyway I will describe later how it is my new room and maybe the new flatmates.

For the moment I want to ask you a question, or better I would like to receive some tips on what I can buy for my new room. Yes! What can I get for my new room? Obvious that I don't wonna spend all my money for just one stuff, and also I can't bring in a -not big- room a pool table. So, I will wait for some cool ideas!