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10Feb/20

Rockets rout Knicks as Harden drops 30 points, 15 dimes

first_imgHouston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — James Harden had 30 points and 15 assists, and the Houston Rockets routed the New York Knicks 118-99 on Wednesday night.The NBA’s leader coming into the day with 11.8 assists per game toyed with the Knicks defense, setting up teammates for lobs or open 3-pointers as the Rockets easily bounced back from a loss in Cleveland a night earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway We are young Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments PH among economies most vulnerable to virus BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Eric Gordon added 21 points for Houston, which has won seven straight at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks haven’t defeated the Rockets at home since Jan. 26, 2009, so long ago that their coach was current Houston coach Mike D’Antoni.Harden also grabbed six rebounds, a night after he had 41 points and 15 assists in the Rockets’ 128-120 loss in Cleveland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentCarmelo Anthony scored 21 points for the Knicks, who besides their poor defense also heard loud boos for their rebounding and turnovers in a dismal performance.Both teams were playing for the second straight night, but only the Knicks appeared to have tired legs. Houston quickly extended a 33-25 lead after one quarter into double digits and was ahead 68-51 at halftime. Gordon opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer to make it a 20-point game and Harden closed it with another 3 that sent the Rockets to the fourth quarter with a 100-78 lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK Batum breaks out, leads Hornets past 76ers Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportslast_img read more

09Dec/19

Simplifying the BMC configuration on an Intel Server Platform

first_imgIntel® Server Board S5500BCX Intel Deployment Assistant CD – this setup CD has been around for some time, and many users like the refreshed interface – it’s a simple bootable ISO which allows for configuration of BIOS, Manageability, RAID and even OS preparation.  You can also save profiles to speed your deployment process across multiple servers. IPMI 2.xCompliant ipmitool – this is the most common tool used by system administrators to setup their BMC en mass.  Many end users have scripts in place to deploy and configure the BMC no matter which platform is being used.  The iBMC is IPMI 2.x compliant and will also accept the open-ipmi commands for configuation.  Shown below is a windows based version of ipmitool doing a simple chassis status query on the S5520UR platform. Customers have spoken, and Intel has listened – there are now three different methods to setting up the BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) on a Intel Xeon 5500 Series Server Platform to simplify your installation methods for these servers. Intel® Server Board S5500HVX Intel® Server Board S5500WBXX BIOS configuration – this is new as of BIOS40 on the 5500 series platforms, and a welcome change.  For many of you who often use the BIOS for configuration of platform technologies – you can now also add the manageability settings of the BMC in the BIOS as well.  Intel® Server Board S5520URXX Intel Intelligent Power Node Manager Intel® Server Board S5500HCVX Intel® Server Board S5520HCXX Let us know how your BMC setup process works – how do you do setup?  Do you have any recommendations or tips?  Thanks for reading!last_img read more

01Dec/19

Crime-solving technique maps the underground lair of the Slovenian dragon

first_imgFAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS—Although the blind cave salamander Proteus anguinus is one of the national animals of Slovenia, it’s so shy that there have been only about 300 sightings in 300 years. Now, molecular biologists have learned how to keep track of these elusive animals without having to see them: by using a new probe that detects their DNA in the springs in which they swim. Already the probe—described here last week at the 2016 International Conference on Subterranean Biology—has detected Proteus in places it’s never been known to go. The approach has also provided tantalizing evidence that a rare black subspecies of the typically white creature might actually be a bona fide species of its own.The work opens up new possibilities for the salamander’s conservation and also for using so-called environmental DNA (eDNA) to monitor animals that live where humans just can’t go. “It has fantastic utility because so many aquatic cave habitats are unavailable to us,” says Rick Olson, an ecologist at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky who was not involved with the work.Cave animals are among the most bizarre and understudied creatures on this planet. And Proteus tops the list, as the world’s biggest cave animal and Europe’s only cave vertebrate. It lives in underground aquifers in Slovenia, surfacing only when floodwaters sweep it from its lair. At 30 centimeters, Proteus is a giant among salamanders, and—like most cave creatures—it has lost its eyes and its color. Lab-raised specimens show that the amphibian can live for more than a century. It becomes sexually mature about the same time as humans (age 14), but it can reproduce only once every 7 years. And it can go years without eating a thing and survive just fine. 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The rare, black Proteus may be even more endangered than the white Proteus, the more common form of the species. Since it was first discovered in 1986, it has only been sighted at four springs in southeastern Slovenia.Frustrated that biologists don’t know the first thing about how big or widespread the salamander populations are, Špela Goricki, a molecular biologist at the Tular Cave Laboratory in Kranj, Slovenia, decided to borrow a forensic technique more commonly used in law enforcement: eDNA. The method, which detects DNA from skin cells, hair, and other cells released into the environment, has already been used to track surface organisms like invasive fish and snakes. But it had never before been used to track cave creatures.By analyzing Proteus DNA from previously collected specimens, Goric​ki designed genetic probes, short stretches of genetic material that differentially link to its DNA but bypass that of other organisms. Further, the team has designed the probes so they can differentiate white Proteus DNA from black. Goric​ki and her colleagues then systematically surveyed dozens of springs and caves in Slovenia known or suspected to have Proteus residents. They also checked underground water in nearby Montenegro and Herzegovina.Black Proteus DNA showed up in five new places all within a few kilometers of each other. The team also found evidence for white Proteus in new spots, including Herzegovina and Montenegro. What’s more, the team found the first evidence that these two groups might sometimes live side by side, suggesting that they are two separate species. If they were a single species, such side-by-side living would lead to interbreeding. But that doesn’t seem to have happened, Goric​ki says.But the wider range doesn’t mean that the salamanders are any safer than they were. More agriculture in the area means more nitrogen and phosphorous in the aquifers where they live, which could be toxic to the animals, Goric​ki says. “I hope the conservation authorities will fulfill their promise” to develop more effective ways to protect this species, she adds.Even if that plan is slow in coming, Goric​ki thinks her success will pave the way for other eDNA monitoring programs. “In 10 years, this will be the method of choice for rare and endangered species, as well as invasive species,” she predicts. Olson agrees. At Mammoth Cave National Park, researchers have already begun to use eDNA to keep track of the endangered Kentucky cave shrimp, Palaemonias ganteri. “Environmental DNA gives us a way of not only knowing if it’s present, but also the concentration of DNA can give an idea of relative abundance,” Olson says. And that will go a long way in helping conserve these species.last_img read more