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Take all time constraints out of the picture if you must and compare an asynchronous verbal exchange of anything resembling nuanced conversation to one in text, and you can not help but notice the failings of the latter. Enter a few more variables into the mix, say one party is texting the other and is using heavy sarcasm for effect, and the other is unfamiliar with the first persons habits... you have a recipe for disaster, as I have seen in person many times. There are so many cues in verbal communication that come from tone, cadence, and other aspects I'm missing, that are nearly impossible to communicate through text, it's not even a close race. (admittedly html helps a tiny bit)
The alleged strategy was discovered by French chess federation Vice President Joanna Pomian, who spotted a text message on the mobile phone of one of the three players while the French team was involved in a game.
We're both assuming they've actually read the summary.
I didn't even read the title...
I work for a large (global) web hosting company, and I'd just like to counter the 'low cost of RAM' idea... Yes, most RAM is cheap, but when you start looking at 'large data sets', cheap is a relative term.
For example, the HP DL580 G7 can hold a Terabyte of RAM, but to do so it uses 16GB DIMMs, at $1000 each. http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product/sku/5100299/mfg_partno/500666-B21
When you add that up, it's $64,000 just for RAM in ONE server. And we don't sell it to you, (in fact we only lease it from HP ourselves) we add a ridiculous additional monthly charge to your bill, well above what it costs us. Also keep in mind, anybody spending that kind of money has a multiple times redundant system... So, no, I would not call it 'low cost'.