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Derek Lowe The 2002 Model

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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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June 2, 2014

More Server Problems

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The server here continues to throw electric fits, so I ask everyone to bear with the site while things get fixed. Longer-term solutions are being investigated as well. . .

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1. Patrick Sweetman on June 2, 2014 7:33 PM writes...

A look at shows "no more acid ce... php" as a zero-length file.

That suggests that updates to that file have not been written to disc, and are either pending or have been lost. IOW, some process is holding the php file locked, or a software/hardware fault has destroyed the file update data but left it locked.

One possibility is two file copy process threads locked in access contention.

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2. ScientistSailor on June 3, 2014 11:09 AM writes...

Dude, it's the 21st century, how hard is it to have a server that works. Time to move the blog...

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3. metaphysician on June 3, 2014 4:10 PM writes...

I was wondering that, myself. Is Corante even really running? The main page hasn't been updated in years, and last time I skimmed the other blogs, I couldn't find another active one.

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4. Nick K on June 3, 2014 11:37 PM writes...

#3: Correct. Pipeline is the only part of Corante which is alive. The rest looks completely moribund. Time to cut loose and find another host?

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5. dave w on June 4, 2014 3:14 PM writes...

#4 - actually, I checked various links on the main page - yes, most of them were completely inactive (either broken or not recently updated) but it looked like at least one of the other blogs there has had recent postings.

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6. Nick K on June 4, 2014 9:09 PM writes...

#5: That's true, though the main page hasn't been updated since 2008! Poor old Russell Shaw's obituary is still there after more than six years.

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