As usual with competitions like this, you shouldn't settle for the prize money if you develop such a thing because its worth quite a bit more.
Back around 2000 when Microsoft had something like $100 billion in the bank I said that with that kind of money, they could afford to make no income and still pay their 40,000 or so employees at the time for the next 13 years. I wasn't serious though.
Wow look at that cool new small device released by Ap.... Oh wait, nevermind.
Well apparently it was the decade of Linux on the Desktop in Munich. Who said it would last anyways?
And of course Microsoft now likes to act like they are an open source company that believes in open standards. Maybe they do, but that sure is an annoying stance for them to take.
Wow, local dealerships sound AWESOME!
I was actually at one of these supercomputer facilities a day or two after it happened and found out then. Too bad they didn't release more information so I could talk about it.
Thanks, looks like several Slashdotters will be learning something new today.
Maybe its still too early in the day and I should finish my coffee first before posting to Slashdot, but I'd be interested to know how a frequency of 5 billion per second could carry 10 billion bits of information per second. Hopefully someone could explain.
Reality: the curved TVs provide a cinema-like experience by charging roughly four times what a reasonable person would pay.
A real cinema TV would also come with background noise of others talking on phones, silhouettes of people's heads in front you and makes your floor sticky from years of dumped soda.
Shut it elitist punk. Slashdot is obviously exactly where they need to be if they have a strong opinion that is wrong.
Those 8" floppys could only store 242KB of data. The 5.25" ones could only store 160KB per side depending on the drive format and before they started having high density floppy disks, which wasn't until the late 80s.
I'm curious if at this point buying an 8" floppy disk (or any other significantly old technology that only nuclear missle silos use) would get you put on some terrorist watch list.
Is there a startup-hype balloon? I hadn't noticed. I'm too busy dealing with the security holes of apps and services written by high school and college drop outs.