But using hyperbole just feels better I guess...
The last two haven't been true for some while and unless something radically different will appear soon silicon technology will have much less advances in the near future.
Oh, Fifth: Moore's law applies to a specific case and there is no indication any other technical development will ever follow the same type of advancement curve.
Alas I still get irritated when I insert a USB Flash drive into my Windows 8.1 machine and it pops up a notification to "tap" to select what to do with it. Without a touchscreen it is bloody hard to tap that!
Just install Classic start menu (and optionally other Classic shell components), upgrade to at least 8.1 and enable boot to desktop. Voilà: A much enhanced Windows 7 is before you!
However the proper way to do this is to generate code as data pages and then change them to execution pages, don't know if that's allowed by SELinux though.
Even silicon chip progress have slowed down lately - for each new process node variability increases due to decreasing amount of atoms per logic element. While it is conceptually possible to shrink transistors to a ~4 nm node IMHO the probable last traditional node will be ~6 nm. Look at the "diameter" of a silicon atom for a reason why.
There are alternatives to traditional chips that could be used in the future _however_ none that are usable in the near term. There are near term technologies that can be used to continue some shrinking - combining chips on interposers (a type of multi chip module) and doing monolitic 3D (multiple layers of logic) however both of those are fundamentally limited by heat generation. Using asynchronous logic (e.g. GALS Globally asynchronous locally synchronous) and near threshold logic of at least part of the design can help this. But this still would represent a gap of several years to decades in the progress graph.
TL;DR exponential progress is fantasies.
The same is true for LSD use, for some people the use leads to life-long delusions. That such delusions can help people that are already terminal is a good thing if it doesn't harm interactions with relatives. But already the treatment of e.g. terminal cancer patients make use of drugs in a way not used normally, often with near lethal or even (if for a longer period) lethal doses of opioids or other pain killers.
Saying that (the above) drugs aren't worse than alcohol is at best dishonest and at worst outright delusional. Alcohol doesn't have the same kind of side effects unless one is addicted to it - and even then physical effects are more likely to be more damaging.
It is well known that the black market for software have largely been dominated by Russian coders. High skills and few jobs allows such things to grow. Even if the majority of those programmers switched to "the white market" when the Russian economy grew there still is a huge amount of skilled workers perfect for doing electronic warfare stuff.
There is nothing controversial about the fact that John McCain stood shoulder to shoulder with Oleg Tyahnybok, the leader of Svoboda, or the fact that the latter are a far right group occupying 37 seats. Or that their paramilitary outgrowth was prominently at the frontline on that square. I don't doubt the ousted leaders' corruption, by the way, but my enemy's enemy is not necessarily my friend.
Of course not. But trying to show this as a western supported group of nazis doing a violent revolution against a legal government and they are now threatening the Russian minority is, to be short, obviously and plainly false propaganda.
That Russians maybe think that's the truth isn't that strange given the increasingly state controlled media in that country but for anyone that have access to world wide media that is obvious.
For the sake of the world I hope Putin withdraw the troops as soon as possibly. Given his ego and ambitions potentially causing a world war is however a small price to pay I think...
Sounds fishy. It SOUNDS like an American columnist came up with it out of his own head and forgot that Ukraine doesn't have southern democrats.
But yes, confederate flags sound crazy, I agree. In fact, if I were writing a fishy column I would have discarded that bit as being too obviously fabricated.
But then I don't expect a lot of sanity or even rationality from people who suffer from the kind of ideas these guys have. The local far right and left fringes of the spectrum share this habit of exchanging symbols with remote, but like minded, groups it seems.
Which is bullshit propaganda.
That nazis (or more correctly extremely right wing - though they are more moderate now compared with some years back) are a _small_ part of the group complaining about the corrupt government doesn't have anything to do with this. That a corrupt government goes against the will of the people who peacefully protest until the government forces begins killing people is another.
Trying to paint the protesters as nazis is provably false as the vast majority are liberal and trying to say that they were supported by "west" (whatever that mean*) is also propaganda. But you sure like to swallow that, right?
One have to remember that Russia have had experience in black propaganda and false flag sabotage against themselves (in order to be able to "react" while looking like a victim) since at least the 1800s. Anybody studying history should be able to cite some examples but I'll just name one of the most known: the protocols of sion. Many Russian politicans still believe that it is true BTW.
(* someone recognize that Russia is starting to use cold war terms lately?)
He didn't contribute anything to processors and nothing to the technical basis of IC manufacturing - which was why the patent was declared invalid later.
The only thing the above had going for it (given that it described something that wouldn't work) is the idea that one could incorporate a processor in a chip given enough transistors - which of course is obvious to any in the field.
As is now my kook detector is nearly exploding (with delight).
Russians still could speak Russian.
Russian children still could learn Russian from their parents and/or language classes.