What would be wrong with just a straight clock rate to clock rate comparison between the two?
I see you're suffering from the same delusion as the author. The answer is clock rate is not a measure of bit rate.. Clock rate is just the length of cycle, it does not dictate how many bits move during that cycle. This can be demonstrated by example.. A 1.5ghz XEON handles many more bits than a 1.5ghz ARM during one clock cycle, even though the clock rate is the same.
For visible light I personally prefer to use a mirror.
How would you propose steering the laser with a mirror without moving parts?
How do you address billion+ addresses optically?
Could this not be done the same way CRTs scan a grid of pixels, just on a micro scale with higher resolution? I am not a particle physicist, but I imagine the carrier beam could be steered with some sort of electromagnetic choke (again, think CRT) to form either a repeating-Z or spiral scan mode. From there, it's just straight forward time-domain correlation of the output signal, assuming this matrix of GST laced waveguides would pass their darkened or non-darkened light blips to a collector where it would be focused and filtered into a waveform and decoded like some hyper-speed version of today's RF modulation schemes such as PSK, QAM, 8VSB, etc...
Any other concepts I can come up with involve moving parts, so they're automatically non-mention worthy.
the resulting [memory] chips have the potential to run at 50 to 100 times the speed of today's computer processors.
Am I the only one who noticed that the author doesn't really understand the difference between storage throughput and processor speed?
I fear Apple is making a mistake that may come back to bite them.
Wouldn't be the first time...
It's my understanding that schools today have internet-connected computer labs and/or public computers in their libraries, so this question is moot.
Not really. That's like saying because they have cafeterias in schools, it is a moot point whether or not the child's parents can provide food at home.
Was this guy setup for failure by having to meeting google map standards overnight?
No, he was setup to fail by his parents who didn't realize they had named him "Dick Willie".
To which the proper response is:
The problem is the operating system you've chosen Mr. Schneier.
Umm... Windows has a policy kit. Have you heard of it?
Nonsense. Space is blue and birds fly through it. -- Heisenberg