I was visiting a friend in the hospital a few months ago. She had a medicated IV drip line (an infusion pump) that allowed precise tuning of how much “stuff” was administered. If it knew that it was dosing at, say, 50ml/hour and it had a 500ml bag then it would need to be changed out in 10 hours’ time and would alert accordingly. It would also alert if it detected that something was wrong with the flow rate. Continue reading »
Google has again selected mentoring organizations for their 2012 Google Summer of Code™ and NTF is very pleased to be participating, and has two Network Time related efforts this year: NTP and PTPd.
http://support.ntp.org/Dev/GSoCProjectIdeas NTP’s GSoC Project Ideas
http://wiki.ptp1588.org/Main/GSoCProjectIdeas PTPd’s GSoC Project Ideas
Visit NTF’s page at GSoC 2012.
We’d like to participate in 2013 as well. So if you are a student who might be interested, please find a project and talk to us – we’re happy to work with you to help you with a proposal for next year!
I suspect very few people think about how long a day is, and of that number, fewer still wonder if the length of a day changes much, or what sort of things affect the length of the day. Continue reading »
I saw a facebook update by Peter Thoeny, where he posted a link to an article about how executives can lead more effectively by being community managers. I read it and liked it, so I thought I’d share it as well.
I was looking for articles about really accurate clocks (OK, I’m using ‘accurate’ colloquially[nbnote ]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accuracy_and_precision[/nbnote]) and came across this one from late 2007, about “How Super-Precise Atomic Clocks Will Change the World in a Decade” and I was just intrigued by some of the things I saw in there. Continue reading »
Raymond Veloz had exited his vehicle after getting into a minor accident with another motorist around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. He was standing near the other driver’s vehicle exchanging information when he was struck by Araceli Beas, as reported by CBS News.
Raymond Veloz’s daughter filed a wrongful death suit claiming that Araceli Beas’ Facebook page showed an update posted at 7:54 a.m. on Dec. 7, the same time that Veloz’s cell phone records showed a call being made to 911.
Beas’ mother came to her daughter’s defense claiming that she posted the Facebook update as she sat in her car while waiting for it to warm up outside her boyfriend’s home two miles away from where the crash occurred, reports The Chicago Tribune.