* Posts by itsallgonepearshaped

5 posts • joined 9 Nov 2009

IBM's $3bn bet on next-gen computers: Carbon nanotubes, neuro chips

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Coincidence?

That IBM is researching the next phase of CPU and at the same time exiting the existing the current phase? I'm guessing it's not going to be compatible, so maybe we're only looking at a few years before the next revolution?

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Australian 'Apple tax' repealed for MacBook Air

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FAIL

Screw the Ausy's. What about the Brits? What happened to our price difference...

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COLD FUSION is BACK with 'anomalous heat' claim

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The route of Scepticism

I can understand why people would be sceptical, and there's plenty of those than can prove otherwise.

However, isolate the cause behind his assertions:

Why he's being so secretive?

Money, Power, or something else?

Money:

Why do people have trade secrets? To make Money.

Patents were invented to protect trade secrets.

Trademarking, patenting, copy-writing etc.. them in 3 areas, US & Europe & China would cost little.

Even if the rest of the world stole the idea, he would still become the richest man (and the most wanted dead) in the world. Hell, even if he did it just in the US, he would still be rich.

Power:

Sole producer in the world, gatekeeper - see above.

Fame / Notoriety?

Fame would work if he gave it all away.

Notoriety would work if he doesn't have a product - see all pyramid schemes.

I personally, don't buy it, however much internally I would want this.

So, what is the catch to all this? prohibitive cost? Laws of physics?

Energy in 306w, Energy out 2k, cost to produce, £100,000 of unobtainium.

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IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL

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Fabulous Idea... but...

Anyone who's had any dealings with LloydsTSB knows, that menu items are on their way out. It's all voice recognition now. How many times can you say:

"Pass me through to an operator you d^^k!"

before it cuts you off, or asks "what do you mean by d^^k?"

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Kingston SSD Now V 40GB boot drive

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good stuff

Already have one on my Windows 7 system. Boots up in under a minute to the desktop. All my massive games are installed to my raided mechanical drives. Often I can hear them power down, which indicates how often I use them!

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