Articles by John Muyskens

John Muyskens

I’m John Muyskens and I’m the science and technology editor for the 2013-14 school year, while serving as the web manger as well. Computers have fascinated me since I was able to work a mouse (rest in peace, Doug Engelbart). When I am not fiddling with my page in the Chimes or designing posters for the SAO, you may find me studying that most poorly-named academic field: computer science.

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2013 Ig Nobel Prizes awarded for absurd achievements

The 2013 Ig Nobel prize winners were announced Thursday, Sept. 12 at Harvard University. Each year the magazine “T...

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Exploration finds cryptocurrency mining on campus infeasible

Nathan Menkveld, a senior computer science major, had an idea to harness Calvin’s computing power to generate extr...

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Chaos Day 2013: Full Results

  Full Chaos Day Coverage: Rooks-VanDellen wins 45th annual Chaos Day Schultze-Eldersveld wins Cup of Perspective after...

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Microsoft announces $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia phones, patent

Redmond, meet Espoo. Microsoft announced a $7.17 billion purchase of Finnish telecom corporation Nokia’s Devices a...

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Canonical gives a promising preview of Ubuntu for phones and tablets

I’m always excited to see a new mobile operating system. Therefore, as soon as Canonical released the Ubuntu for phone...

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Largest ever Mersenne prime number discovered, has millions of digits

Prime numbers have always fascinated mathematicians. They pepper the natural numbers with a disconcerting degree of unpr...

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Aaron Swartz, indicted in JSTOR downloading, is dead

Whenever a young person commits suicide, our understanding of the universe dies a little. It is especially so in the cas...

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Richard Mouw speaks about dialogue with Mormons

Chimes editor John Muyskens sat down with Richard Mouw for a discussion about dialogue with Mormons, evangelism and stud...

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Peter Diamandis speaks about the consequences of an abundant future

Peter Diamandis is the founder of the X Prize foundation and the chair of Singularity University. His January Series tal...

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Christian business lecture lacked practical examples

I will admit that I entered Jeff Van Duzer’s talk slightly late and slightly skeptical. I held the idea that business ...