1. Wat?
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    20 Feb '12 13:14
    http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/12953872/single-atom-transistor-busts-the-records/

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    WOW!

    -m. πŸ™‚
  2. Subscribersonhouse
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    20 Feb '12 22:35
    Originally posted by mikelom
    http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/12953872/single-atom-transistor-busts-the-records/

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    WOW!

    -m. πŸ™‚
    There goes Moore's law, if they can beat that one, I'd like to be there when they make a transistor out of a quark!

    BTW, did you get my message about using 'dropbox' instead of mega?
    It's free for the first couple of gigs, I just finished a project of organizing 30 years of our on-stage and recording studio(my living roomπŸ™‚ stuff, specifically for my mom who has not heard much of our live or studio work. So far it condensed down to about 2 1/2 hours of music, about 36 songs and tunes. I wrote some of the tunes, like a new one I just made up yesterday I call the Halloween Waltz, couple of mandolins and guitar. My best buddy in Israel, Ray Scudero, a polymath genius type, RIP, I found a tape we made in my living room in Jerusalem in '95 and put a couple of his songs there, as well as my guitar guru, Backwards Sam Firk, an incredible blues guitarist, my teacher for 3 years, also RIP, put one of his songs, well a song called 'Mama what you think this is', with his pal Delta X, Firk is Micheal Stewart, Delta X is Stephan Michaelson, they recorded together for 40 years. Mike died at his breakfast table, died instantly of a massive heart attack. Ray died from a brain tumor. They were my best friends. I played mandolin on the Firk track from 1997, right after I got back from Israel. So the bottom line is I have a lot of tracks ready to go, if you have 'dropbox, we can do a lot of swapping.
  3. Wat?
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    21 Feb '12 12:071 edit
    I'll PM you...... and get dropbox prior to that. πŸ™‚

    I'm not here much.

    B/R

    -m.

    Edit: Oh! And. Do you think the experts will ever make a transistor out of a superstring once they identify the spin controls? πŸ˜‰
  4. Cape Town
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    21 Feb '12 13:18
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    There goes Moore's law, if they can beat that one, I'd like to be there when they make a transistor out of a quark!
    Moore's law is about computing power as well as size. A computer that relies on quantum entanglement can do parallel computing many times faster than ordinary transistors.
    Computing in general is already heading towards greater use of parallel processing, so again, size and speed are not everything. Power consumption is also important as is overall design. Many modern tasks work better on processors designed for parallel computing (such as graphics cards). So changes in overall processor design still has significant room for improvement even without shrinking the size of transistors.
  5. Wat?
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    21 Feb '12 13:441 edit
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    size and speed are not everything. Power consumption is also important as is overall design.
    That's funny, as my wife says that to me. πŸ˜€

    Joke. πŸ˜‰

    -m. πŸ™‚

    Edit: I also mention 'mores' law, but she goes selectively deaf!
  6. Subscribersonhouse
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    21 Feb '12 20:57
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Moore's law is about computing power as well as size. A computer that relies on quantum entanglement can do parallel computing many times faster than ordinary transistors.
    Computing in general is already heading towards greater use of parallel processing, so again, size and speed are not everything. Power consumption is also important as is overall desig ...[text shortened]... sign still has significant room for improvement even without shrinking the size of transistors.
    Here is a new breakthrough, potentially able to store magnetic data but using 1/100,000th of the energy!

    http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-vortex-physical-phenomenon-drastically-energy.html
  7. Wat?
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    26 Feb '12 15:10
    Well I thought it had humorous content. :'(

    Seeing as Americans don't like to use u in such words as colour and humour, shouldn't humorous be spelt humoros? πŸ˜€

    -m. 😏
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