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Comment: Re:Two basic steps (Score 1) 245

by zedmelon (#39804093) Attached to: Microsoft Says Two Basic Security Steps Might Have Stopped Conficker

Not to mention that they allege this was the case six months ago. Curious--albeit not enough to RTFA--as to why they sat on such a golden nugget of PR for so long. My inner cynic is tempted to envision this:

Hrm... Okay, next security vulnerability. This one was submitted 2011/09/29.
(several minutes of analysis pass)
Hey! We fixed this one already. Hey boss! Come here! I GOT ONE!!!

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+ - Magnetic Microprocessors, UltraEfficient Computing->

Submitted by zedmelon
zedmelon (583487) writes "According to researchers at the University of California-Berkeley, http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-07/future-magnetic-microprocessors-will-be-1-million-times-more-efficient-todays-computers">electron-free magnetic microprocessors would use 1 million times less energy per flop than today’s computers. At 18 thousandths of an electron volt--the "merest whiff of energy"--they would consume the least amount of energy allowed by the second law of thermodynamics and generate an infinitesimal amount of the waste heat exhibited by today's microprocessors."
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