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Physicists Create Quantum Link Between Photons That Don't Exist At the Same Time

multatuli Star Trek era looming (364 comments)

Yes! Subspace communications!

about a year and a half ago

Leap Day, to me, means ...

multatuli Re:Missing Option (337 comments)

"For example William III of England arrived at Brixham in England on 5 November (Julian calendar), after setting sail from the Netherlands on 11 November (Gregorian calendar)."

Don't underestimate the North Sea! It rivals the Bermuda Triangle when it comes to time travel.

more than 2 years ago

Typically, I touch N computer keyboards daily:

multatuli Re:Why so many keyboards? (192 comments)

Hurray for KVMs, Remote Desktops and remote login!
I'm at 2-3 keyboards now, but would be closer to 100 without.
And spend half of my time just to get to the other keyboard.

more than 2 years ago

Huge Tesla Coils Will Recreate Natural Lightning

multatuli Big coils? Think twice! (199 comments)

Read 'Micro' before hitting the 'on' switch ... ;-)

more than 2 years ago

MIT Creates Chip to Model Synapses

multatuli Re:Analog = Unique (220 comments)

If it's analog, then it's behaviour is unique per chip, and so anything you build from them will be subtly unique. So "software" would behave differently depending on the unit it was running on. You thought 4 or 5 versions of Linux was tricky to support...

That explains why I always seem to hear things on my radio that other people don't ;-)

about 3 years ago

MIT Creates Chip to Model Synapses

multatuli Re:Transistors are not digital (220 comments)

Transistors are analog. Transistor-transistor logic is digital.

Neurons are analog. What about neuron-neuron-logic?

Some seem to expect it quantum-mechanical or even completely non-deterministic.
Some are living up to that expectancy ;-)

about 3 years ago

$80 Android Phone Sells Like Hotcakes In Kenya

multatuli Re:Ignorant bastards (205 comments)

So right you are.
We could try to address our US friends as if they were from Nicaragua or - better yet - from Cuba. Same continent, same people, same culture, right?
But that might be offensive to Nicaraguans and Cubans.

more than 3 years ago

Re: the debt deal reached Sunday night ...

multatuli Re:St. Reagan (788 comments)

What you speak of is a debt per assets ratio. We are quite good compared to the rest of the world I heard we are about 90 GDP to Debt, I was told it was more like 60 when I asked a family member who is an expert in this area so my numbers could be off. In comparison Japan is 180! Greece was close to 140 when all hell broke loose.

Which part of GDP is available to pay the debt? Without income (i.e. taxes) government has no means to pay anything. So you should relate GDP*(average tax rate) to Debt. See what happens to your ranking then.

more than 3 years ago

1979 Apple Graphics Tablet vs. the iPad

multatuli iPad as a tablet?? (81 comments)

The comparison got me wondering ... would an App that lets you use the iPad as a tablet device to a Mac (or any other OS) be worth developing? Is it already out there?

more than 4 years ago

Drug Deletes Fearful Memories

multatuli Re:University of Amsterdam (247 comments)

Yes, but that's outside of the US, so can be ignored ;-)

more than 5 years ago

Software Price Gap Between the US and Europe

multatuli Re:Law of Economics Applies... (1003 comments)

So we should stop buying for a while and/or switch to freeware en masse to make this stop.
In fact, I think this is called monopoly abuse and the EU tries to make us think they are very keen on fighting that.

more than 6 years ago



Microsoft buys Nokia - most of it

multatuli multatuli writes  |  about a year ago

multatuli (740516) writes "Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use Nokia’s mapping services."
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