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Journal: C:\Windows directory

Journal by SurturZ

My C:\Windows directory (I'm running Vista Business) has 86,874 files in 15,214 folders.

I'm not sure this is a good thing.

Even if someone from Microsoft took one minute for each file to explain its function, it would take sixty days without sleep to hear it all.

It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Poll: Favourite Slashdot Poll?

Submitted by SurturZ
SurturZ (54334) writes "I think you should have a poll "Best Slashdot Poll?" * What would you like the CIA to declassify? * Best Meme in Slashdot's First 10 Years * Favorite Sci-Fi Ship? * Favourite Poll involving CowboyNeal? etc etc I'm sure you could do a database search to work out the top five most voted for polls to put in the list"

+ - Intel Releases Superchip with 80 Cores!

Submitted by
Jason Jacobs
Jason Jacobs writes "Just when you thought Dual Core was cool Intel has decided to leap lightyears ahead in the CPU arena and will reveal details on Monday of a processor capable of more than a thousand billion calculations per second. Intel Corporation researchers have developed the world's first programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single, 80-core chip not much larger than the size of a finger nail while using less electricity than most of today's home appliances. This is the result of the company's innovative 'Tera-scale computing' research aimed at delivering Teraflop — or trillions of calculations per second — performance for future PCs and servers. Technical details of the Teraflop research chip will be presented at the annual Integrated Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) this week in San Francisco. Intel Super CPU"

Journal: Nature Inspires Aviation Innovation

Journal by syguy
If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then surely it's time nature headed to the patent office. From the earliest days of aviation, and well before that, we have looked to birds for inspiration in the design of flying machines. Continuing this eternal trend, USA Today reports on a new batch of bird and flying bug subtleties inspiring recent and new aviation innovations such as:
  • Wing

+ - Office "14" Plans Unveiled

Submitted by
Stephen writes "For those who haven't heard the resounding whispers, Microsoft has decided to forego a sequential-to-codename Office "13" for a "less-unlucky" (*cough, cough* superstition *cough, cough*) Office "14". Contained in this article is a wealth of information (timeline and presentation screenshots included but no prototype UI ones; sorry folks) pertaining to Office "14," what it is, and where they want to go with it but as with any project in its days of planning, the information in this article is subject to change.

So without any further adieu, let's find out what Microsoft aims to do with its next major Office release, shall we?

View the article here:
http://www.aeroxp.org/index.php?categoryid=10&p2_a rticleid=42"

+ - World's First Commercial Quantum Computer Demo'ed

Submitted by
lost eden
lost eden writes ""The worlds first commercially viable quantum computer was unveiled and demonstrated today in Silicon Valley by D-Wave Systems, Inc., a privately-held Canadian firm headquartered near Vancouver.

Quantum computing offers the potential to create value in areas where problems or requirements exceed the capability of digital computing, the company said. But D-Wave explains that its new device is intended as a complement to conventional computers, to augment existing machines and their market, not as a replacement for them.""

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