* Posts by hbarr

3 posts • joined 20 Sep 2010

'Polar vortex' or not, last month among the WARMEST Januaries EVER RECORDED


Of course there is no global warming

Any idiot can see that on the east coast of the US, this winter has been colder than last summer, so there is obviously no global warming!

Clearly, the amateur skeptics are smarter than the climate scientists.



‘We save trips to the library’ – Google


Wrong Units!

Your article says Google consumed 260 megaWatt-hours in 2010...

As there are 8,766 hours in an average year, this implies that Google is using electricity at a rate of 29,660 Watts. In other words all Google data centers are consuming energy less hungrily than 30 one-kiloWatt electric fires. Very commendable economy!

In fact, Urs Hoelzle said that Googles' *rate* of consumption was 260 megaWatts. (Equivalent to 260,000 electric fires.)


PARC turns 40: mice, money, and the new interwebs


History is Bunk

Sorry. Some of your history is bunk.

The mouse was invented and patented by Doug Engelbart of Stanford Research Institute in 1964 to use with the GUI of his NLS interactive office system.

The first object-oriented programming language was Simula (1967).

Digital Equiment Corporation shipped its first computer in 1958.

Plenty happened before the 1970 ground-breaking ceremony for PARC shown in your picture...

On the bright side, some of the other stuff in your article is correct, and Xerox did take these ideas to new heights.