Irish person here. Just to clear things up a little, Senators in Ireland have no real powers. They act purely as advisors to the government. While there are some smart people in the Seanad, there are also plenty of idiots and, as you can imagine, she falls into the latter group. Thankfully, no one with any real power will even bother to consider this.
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Re: Tell me something
It's all to do with money. NASA had a lot more funding during the 60s. Their budget now is about 0.5% of the overall federal budget whereas between 62 and 69 it was at least 2% every year and as much as 4.5% some years. NASA's budget is currently about $16/17 billion a year. Back then it was as much as $34 billion and that's without adjusting for inflation. Adjusted for inflation that would be close to $250 billion. If NASA was given as much funding now as it was then, things would be very different.
There are still plenty of computers out there with 32-bit processors.
The battery comparison isn't exactly fair. The Series 7 has a quad core processor, dedicated graphics and a 15" screen. The two laptops that beat it are ultra-mobiles with a smaller screen, integrated graphics and a lower clocked dual core low voltage processor. There is no way the series 7 could compete with them.
Why do they compare a HD6990, one of the most powerful graphics cards on the market, to an atom processor, one of the weakest processors on the market now (is the n270 even still on the market?). A much better comparison would be to a high end processor or compare the processor and graphics card of a standard computer/laptop.