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Comment: Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 96

by DustMagnet (#41958717) Attached to: Duke University Creates Perfect, Centimeter-scale Invisibility Cloak

Higher freqs?

The problem isn't just higher frequencies, which as you say getting to optical frequencies will be really hard, but not impossible. The rest of the problem is bandwidth. I can't find the source article for this, but I'd bet the bandwidth is tiny. Visible light covers and entire octave of bandwidth. I've seen zero sign that metamaterials will ever have close to that much bandwidth. Increasing the frequency just means making things smaller. Most of the metamaterials have elements that resonate at specific frequencies.

Comment: Re:Moses has dibs on the Tablet... (Score 1) 367

by gillbates (#30942784) Attached to: Fujitsu Readies Lawsuit Over "iPad" Name

As in stone tablets for all you FSM heretics...

I don't know what stone tablets have to do with a Finite State Machine, but I'm no FSM heretic; my programs always transition cleanly from one state to the next, with no muddled undefined states in between.

And I'm pretty sure Moses cleanly transitioned to his final state as well.

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+ - iPhone to Allow 3rd Party Development->

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Anarchysoft writes "In an exciting change from previous statements, Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed at the D:All Things Digital Conference that 3rd party development will be supported on the iPhone. Questions remain as to whether the opening of the platform, slated for later this year, will be through Dashboard-like Widgets or a separate SDK."
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+ - Google Maps for the Brain

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