New Global Warming Threat
June 9, 2000 8:17 PM   Subscribe

New Global Warming Threat In fifty years, computation will be so complex, and so demanding of memory and working on devices of such intricacy" - the sugarcube of Beelzebub - "that a single calculation could change the heat level of the universe."
posted by PaperCut (4 comments total)
Microsoft seems to know as much about thermodynamics, climatology and the future of computational hardware as it does about the successful defense of antitrust suits.
posted by crow at 11:21 PM on June 9, 2000

Microsoft? It's Sun Microsystems, but at 11:21 perhaps excusable. And what is the deal with Sun? Why all the apparent nutcases?
posted by EngineBeak at 12:36 AM on June 10, 2000

I've worked with several Sun engineers. Once you get past the fact that they are seriously tweaked, you find they are also brilliant.

I'd spend half my time just smiling and nodding my head at the weird stuff, and the other half with my mouth hanging open, stunned by their genius.

It must be something in the water over there.
posted by y6y6y6 at 5:44 AM on June 10, 2000

this thing reminds me of this article at BBspot.
posted by mkn at 10:18 AM on June 10, 2000

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