So do you only drive model T's? Modern cars already do a lot of the "control" of low level components based on your "inputs". Raising our level of control abstraction to a simple joystick for direction, or just a voice command of "go there" is just a matter of degree.
Not saying I believe the magnitude of the effect, but from the article:
"""The team used a computer model to calculate what would happen if 32,000 large ships - the current estimate of large vessels on the high seas - produced tinier bubbles.
"If we were to successfully put these generators on to these ships, and the ships just went about their normal business, we did find there was potential to reduce the surface temperature by about 0.5C," Prof Forster said"""
You start with NOT gates and build (in simulation) RAM, CPU, etc. Then you go on to program it in assembly and then implement a VM and compiler. It eables somebody to understand how a line of java code is implemented down to the gates in the CPU. I can't recommend this book highly enough.
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Once you convince creationists to submit to this falsifiability criteria, maybe we can get the anthropogenic climate [cooling|warming|change] disaster crowd to do the same.
No! In Firefox - when I search for a term on a page - I can hit enter and FOLLOW a link! In Chrome, (unless I have the extension type-ahead-find) pressing Enter during the search just closes the Find window - and DOES NOT leave the link selected! This kills keyboard navigation - which in some cases is far quicker than mousing to the link.
And that time they spelled Caltech correctly!
If you cannot spell Caltech properly - please turn in your nerd card.
Link to Original Source
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html Insta-booting GNU/Linux with some kind of lightweight window manger and CHROME.