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## Comment not a big deal (Score 4, Insightful)189

Someone compiled a list, then sorted it numerically by some quantifiable characteristic.

Something came in at #1. what a surprise. this doesn't mean #1 is that that good or great or bad or harmful, as noted in the summary itself
"The rankings still put the phones well within federal guidelines and rules."

stupid

## Comment toyota is going to fix software bug when fix pedal (Score 0)749

i'm betting toyota is going to secretly fix the software the problems when the go in and put the shim into the pedal assembly, making the whole thing a bit of a decoy because they don't want people no not trust the computers in their cars.

## Comment The Foundation Series (Score 1, Interesting)174

And the universe of the Foundation Series is becoming a reality: the earth is becoming one big mega-uber-tropolis, a land mass covered in a labyrinthe of buildings that are only navigable with the help of a handheld computer.

Just a thought.

## Comment The article says (Score 0)141

That the code's creator, Patterson, " estimated that the potential combinations to solve the puzzle was "upwards of ninety millions of millions."

First of all, I take this to be 90 trillion. But I am wondering if he is correct. Any thoughts?

## Comment Re:Complexity. (Score 0)236

Well just look at how fast the numbers double:

1, 2, 4, 8,16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384, 32768, 65536, 131072, 262144, 524288, 1048576
2097152
4194304
8388608
16777216
33554432
67108864

2^30 = 1 073 741 824
2^60 = 1.1529215 Ã-- 10^18

2^60 IS NOT one less than 2^61, it's HALF.

## Comment Well, considering (Score 0)195

Well, considering that the other options are Windows, Solaris, or custom...it's not really that surprising. At least with Linux they know what they are getting into in terms of holes, etc.

## Comment iPod? (Score 0, Troll)220

"He said the Zune had a 10.2 percent market share in the U.S. in the 30 gigabyte category, "

Probably convenient that there is no 30 gigabyte iPod.

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