Finally, we were able to distribute the 55,882,296 cosets of H among a large number of computers at Google and complete the computation in just a few weeks. Google does not release information on their computer systems, but it would take a good desktop PC (Intel Nehalem, four-core, 2.8GHz) 1.1 billion seconds, or about 35 CPU years, to perform this calculation.
From the article. They are guessing based on a known configuration how long it would take.
Or a spouse who sees any moment of silence as an aural blank canvas just begging to be worked upon?
Best euphemism EVER to describe a talkative spouse. An Aural Artist. LOL!
Meanwhile billions go hungry. Tens of thousands die every day from malnutrition. But no I'm sure you're right there was no food crisis. That's why the UN didn't just have a FOOD CRISIS SUMMIT this summer.
I stopped reading right there. There is abundant food available for people on this planet. The problem exists in getting it to them. Sometimes, the governments of those starving, malnourished people is the problem. Others are terrified of GM (genetically modified) food.
Maybe you have valid points in your rant - I just get disgusted when people throw out this kind of statement. Sorry - I guess I might get started on ranting also. Bleh.
The two most common things in the Universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison