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IBM Scientists Measure the Heat Emitted From Erasing a Single Bit

global_diffusion This is just entropy, right? (111 comments)

I mean, this is demanded by Maxwell's demon, right? You need to expend energy to store information in order to not violate the 2nd law of thermodynamics. Awesome that they measured it, for sure.

more than 2 years ago
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SEC Decides Telcos Must Give Shareholders a Vote On Net Neutrality

global_diffusion Re:Shareholder interest is in profits not right/wr (107 comments)

Sorry to disillusion you, but people really need to understand just how little power the 99% has.

Wait till they get rid of net neutrality. Comments like that will take a loooong time to reach the server.

more than 2 years ago
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Norway Brings DNA Sequencing To National Healthcare

global_diffusion Socialized Medicine (91 comments)

It's sad to think that we can't do these kinds of massive human genome sequencing projects in America. Anybody who got their DNA sequenced would be at immediate risk of losing their healthcare or seeing their premiums triple.

more than 2 years ago
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Osage Oppose Wind Power At Tallgrass Prairie

global_diffusion Re:Figures (147 comments)

There's looking out for the environment and there's looking out for number one. Now we know where they stand.

I'm actually impressed. Who else is this honest? Most people wouldn't mention the oil and gas, just the environmental impact. Whether or not I agree with them, I respect the straightforwardness.

more than 3 years ago
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Indication of Neutrino Transformation Observed

global_diffusion Re:proof (128 comments)

:)

Nah, they know the beginning ratio and ending ratio of the different types. If they are not the same, then some must have flipped (or rotated, or whatever language the neutrino guys use these days).

more than 3 years ago
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Indication of Neutrino Transformation Observed

global_diffusion Re:proof (128 comments)

They don't measure single particles. That's not actually possible and doesn't quite make sense. They just take tons and tons of statistics.

more than 3 years ago
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Should a Web Startup Go Straight To the Cloud?

global_diffusion Yes (442 comments)

I think you answered all your questions. It's probably cheaper and easier to use a solution that already exists, so as long as your technology and business plan doesn't rely on having your own physical servers, then go "to the cloud!"

more than 3 years ago
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Science Gifts For Kids?

global_diffusion Re:Telescope (368 comments)

Yes. This is perfect. You get the magic of the stars, planets and moon, as well as the fun of optics. This is a gift that will be used for years. Mod Parent Up!!!

about 5 years ago
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Brain Scans Used In Murder Sentencing

global_diffusion Re:Glenn Beck? (328 comments)

Actually, the first thing that I thought about when I read this was the Glenn Beck rape/murder thing (which he still hasn't denied).

more than 5 years ago
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Comcast's New Throttling Plan Uses Trigger Conditions, Not Silent Blocking

global_diffusion Re:250GB cap is meant to discourage competing serv (698 comments)

I totally agree. This is all about the video services they want to sell. I've noticed in the past month that my connection to Hulu has become extremely slow. On another point, I actually talked to the comcast people about my connection slowing down, and the comcast customer care center told me that my connection speed was due to my cookies -- I could pay to have someone come over and clean out my cookies for me, and that would make my connection faster....

more than 5 years ago
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GPS-Based System For Driving Tax Being Field Tested

global_diffusion Re:wtf (891 comments)

No, those prices will go up. But I'd also be happy to pay more for goods which have to be shipped long distances.

more than 5 years ago
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GPS-Based System For Driving Tax Being Field Tested

global_diffusion Re:wtf (891 comments)

I dunno. For someone like me, who doesn't use highways very often, it would be nice to be relieved of a tax burden and have it put back on the people who actually benefit from the highway system.

more than 5 years ago
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New Languages Vs. Old For Parallel Programming

global_diffusion Re:Parallel is here to stay but not for every app (321 comments)

"Parallel is not going to go anywhere..."

Really? Look inside any machine nowadays. I'm working on an 8 core machine right now. The individual cores aren't going to get that much faster in the years to come, but the number of cores in a given processor is going to increase dramatically. Unless you want your programs to stay at the same execution speed for the next 5-10 years, you need parallel. And what we need is languages and compilers that abstract away the actual hard work so that anybody can make a parallel program.

more than 5 years ago
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The Environmental Impact of Google Searches

global_diffusion Idling (516 comments)

But how much is actually used to perform a search, and how much is just the cost of running the servers? I doubt that running searches on google uses much more power than their servers just idling.

more than 5 years ago
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A Robotic Bartender, and How To Build One

global_diffusion Drinkbot (66 comments)

What is this "love"?

more than 5 years ago

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