One of the main problem of this on the desktop is the bandwidth. Having true heterogeneous memory arch between CPU and GPU but with slower than current in-device bandwidth (around 250GB/s) would be a waste for a vastly larger applications pool than for those which would benefit from it.
These stories get more and more attention of the media and every time they will emphasize that this is considered as a federal crime for which penalty is severe fines and possibly jail time. But this does not seem to be at all effective with the population.
The question is, are people doing this out of a really bad intention or are just not intelligent enough to understand the risks and the sentences they are facing for, literally, no personal gain?
Exactly. Spitzer is capable of detecting it as a very faint signal, knowing that the actual source is a star. If they are using EM communication, the prower is probably orders of magnitude smaller than the star emission itself. Good luck, catching that with sufficient SNR in the radio domain...
Yeah, but having a lot of RAM means that you also have plenty of space for cache and that's very comfortable.
Take 2 polarized filters, and measure the amount of light that gets through as a function of the angle between them. With a classical model of polarization, you'd expect it to fall directly with the angle, but instead it falls of as cos^2 of the angle.
The classical E.M. theory perfectly predicts the cos^2 term. See Malus law.
What's really weird, though, is that of you take 2 polarizing filters at right angles, such that no light gets through, then stick a third between them at a 45 degree angle, then it's as bright as one filter alone.
No, you would have less power than a single polarizer. This also very well explained by Jones calculus.
No, with entanglement it would seem that you cannot force one particle to a state so that the other is switching as well. Thus, you cannot effectively use this as a communication channel.
A very crude picture can be stated as the following : you send two letters containing the same unique number (0...9) to both Alice and Bob (who also know this rule). When Alice opens her letter and reads the number, she knows that Bob has the same number but she cannot use that to communicate a particular number to Bob directly.
WARNING : This explanation is using the hidden variable model which is wrong, as the EPR paradox/Bell's inequality and these researchers are proving. But this is the only simple explanation I know (with my limited knowledge of QM) to convey the fact that entanglement can not be used as a communication channel.
"and time runs backward as well as forward."
It had to be published today, right Doc?
This quantity of fuel is treated as a potential risk in France and in the EU mostly due to industrial catastrophes such as Seveso (Italy) in 76 or AZF in 01. The zoning laws are now pretty strict for sites having large stocks of flammable/explosive materials. It also appears that this data-center has several aerial container.
For the noise, my guess is that the court ruling is only temporary and will require the owner of the facility to shield the sources.
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