from the hitting-the-molecular-wall dept.
Lucius Lucanius writes "A recurrent theme of late, the NY Times describes an Intel researcher's paper on the possible end of Moore's law. Soon, 'transistors will be
composed of fewer than 100 atoms,
and statistical variations in this
Lilliputian world are beyond the ability of semiconductor engineers to
control.' Is it for real this time?
egrep patterns are full regular expressions; it uses a fast deterministic
algorithm that sometimes needs exponential space.
-- unix manuals