Items tagged with Flu

Much has been made of a possible bird flu pandemic, and Twitter might just be the answer to predicting it, if a new Twitter mashup has its way. SickCity calls itself "realtime disease detection for your city," and gathers statistics by looking for tweets that specify diseases or feeling ill.The site also notes that they will be adding Facebook soon, which would add a significant number of data points to their feed of "sickly" information. The site scans for the terms flu, food poisoning, headcolds, chicken pox and sore throat. The stats go back to the last 31 days. Chicken pox? Hmmm, I think they should go more general and not so specific. And where's bird flu?The current top 10 list of Sick... Read more...
The quest for the highest clock speeds will never stop, and neither will the quest for the best performing thermal compound. OCModShop has taken a look at the TherMax Tech XFlux-GA, which looks to be an all around winner with price and performance. "Thermal compound is used to fill these microscopic gaps with a material that conducts heat, but is pliable enough to fit in all the nooks-and-crannies, creating a complete physical surface that heat can pass through. Over the past few years there have been several different thermal paste technologies, each of them trying to efficiently transfer heat away from the processor. One of the best electrically... Read more...