Overall though, I think this is an interesting trend. I definitely wonder whether or not the benefit of such an ad outweighs the cost of all the extra hardware...
5. Remove canceling values (a - b) a + b = b
That's called dividing by zero. That's generally a no-no. Nice try though.
If the students could understand the subject just by reading a powerpoint, then there's no reason to have the professor there in the first place. Just email them the powerpoint and tell them to stay at home.
Since there are already plenty of clusters containing thousands upon thousands of individual processors (which dont use coherent memory..etc), the step to scale up to a million would likely follow the same logical development. There should already be one or two decent CS papers on the topic, since it's basically a problem that's been around since beowulf clusters were popularized (or even before then)
The government would include all the informaton that they know already and then you would fill in the rest =- the way this is set up, they don't put your taxes to pay in there. You are responsible to add in what else you earned, just like today.
True, you're "responsible to add in what else you earned", but if you know they can't catch you for it, what prevents you from not telling them?.
Another thing is... how do you know that the person filing the tax return is the person they're claiming to be? That would be one easy way to find out a *lot* of critical information about someone simply by requesting the governments tax return info so they can fill it out. (Identify theft anyone?)