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Comment: Re:Auto play audio? (Score 3, Insightful) 142

by Gravis Zero (#46630239) Attached to: The Inside Story of Gmail On Its Tenth Anniversary

just a joke, bro. if you listen to it, you would notice that it's actually a person reading the article as if they were a basic text-to-speech program. they could have made it better by excitedly yelling, "OH MY GOD, PONIES!" in the middle and then "oh uhh, the summary, right..." and finish reading the summary like the text-to-speech program.

Comment: Re:First sentence of summary is false. (Score 1) 35

Integrated photonics has its place, but it's never going to replace CMOS for computing.

you arent the first to make such a bold assertion. people have said similar things about just about every new technology.

"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." -- Western Union internal memo, 1876.

just sayin

Comment: Re:Still a ways to go (Score 3, Insightful) 131

I saw an interesting graph in Aviation Week some time ago about the energy density of batteries versus the same mass of hydrocarbon fuel.

the problem with that comparison is that it considers that the engines and motors will have the same efficiency which is not true at all. hypothetically, if your motor is four times as efficient as an engine but your battery has only half the energy storage of the engine's fuel, the motor is still going to run twice as long as the engine.

it's systems, not components that matter.

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