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IN THE NEWS: AIR FORCE BOASTS OF SUPERCOMPUTER IN OHIO
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Imagine a computer able to perform 1,500 trillion calculations every second. It's no fantasy for a computer that the U.S. Air Force has been showing off. It says the computer located at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio is the most powerful in the entire Department of Defense. The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1bZeciK ) reports that the computer will simulate experiments or research too costly or too environmentally dangerous to do in the real world. As zippy as the computer is, it's nowhere near the fastest. There are six others faster than it in the U.S. — and overall, it ranks 14th in the world.
IN THE NEWS: FAN TAUNTING AARON RODGERS OVER SUPPORT OF RYAN BRAUN
MILWAUKEE (AP) — One NFL fan is taking Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to task over his support of Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun. Rodgers had gone on Twitter to support Braun's claim that he hadn't used performance-enhancing drugs. Todd Sutton accused him of being delusional — and Rodgers replied he'd bet a year's salary that Braun was clean. Turns out now that Braun wasn't — he accepted a ban for the remainder of the season from major league baseball. Now Sutton could be trying to collect some of that big-star quarterback money Rodgers makes. Instead, he tells USA Today he'd settle for a single game check from Rodgers. No comment from the Packers QB, who hasn't posted on his account since Thursday.
ON THE WEB: TORONTO BLUE JAYS PLAYER QUITS TWITTER
CYBERSPACE (AP) — Call him a Twitter quitter — J.P. Arencibia doesn't really care. The Toronto Blue Jays catcher has said he will no longer post to his Twitter account @jparencibia9. The backstop says he was giving up "way too much" of himself by spending time on the social networking site. He thanked fans who supported him and said he was praying for those who were haters. There have been many of them, based on his performance so far this year. He has posted a paltry .219 batting average, made five errors and allowed 34 stolen bases and 10 passed balls for the last-place Blue Jays.
Twitter site: http://www.twitter.com
IN STORES: HEEEERE'S JOHNNY
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk show host legend Johnny Carson is headed to iTunes. For the first time ever, content from "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" will be available through Apple's download service. There are two volumes available now. A compilation features highlights from the 1960s through Carson's emotional farewell show in 1992. A second volume features 16 episodes of the show with some of Carson's favorite guests. Among the couch-sitters include David Letterman, Don Rickles, Steve Martin and Betty White. You can also get a variety of alert tones for your phones, featuring Carson catch-phrases like "We'll be right back."
iTunes/Carson site: http://www.iTunes.com/JohnnyCarson
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Created: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:15:28 EST
Updated: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:15:28 EST