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Each person in the world with a handheld calculator would still take decades to do the same calculations Blue Gene is now able to do every second.

Rather ambiguous, that. But I can understand how an innumerate "journalist" might think it would take "decades" for a single person to perform 40-50,000 floating-point additions or multiplications with the aid of a calculator. Even if you assume it talks about the population of the world who now possesses a calculator, I still think they could put in 280 trillion operations in under a year.

Date: 2006-06-13 08:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] invisigoth51.livejournal.com
*points* I met you! *waves furiously*
I usually add everyone i meet in real life for more than a few seconds... but since all your entries look locked feel free to have a look at my journal before i do so, in case you don't want my boring waffle.

Date: 2006-07-18 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] syleth.livejournal.com
I've read 6 of your top ten books, and I like the fact that you use the word innumerate quite often. Can I read the rest of your stuff?

Date: 2006-07-19 08:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gedhrel.livejournal.com
You can; be warned, it's not interesting.

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