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Quick update! [Sep. 1st, 2004|11:26 am]
Just me.
[mood |sweaty]

I'm tired and hot and I have playa dust in places I didn't even know I had!

I'm having a great time.

Some anarchists tried to have a protest last night in sympathy with the protests in NYC. They wore black bandanas over their faces (and nothing else). Most of them got into the Burning Man spirit by finding new laws to protest against (like the laws of gravity and diminishing returns). Someone had a sign that said "Intel Fascists: Repeal Moore's Law!" I don't think they were talking about Michael Moore. Can any of my nerd fans explain that one to me?

Sadly, some of them drank a little too much and lost their sense of humor. Someone got into a fight with some libertarians, and the rangers had to bust some heads (in a very affirming way).

Things is good out here! But I'm getting kicked off this laptop so I gotta post now.

EDIT: This entry in the semi-annual LJ vacation ghostwriting prank actually authored by shoutingboy

[User Picture]From: rimrunner
2004-09-01 11:29 am (UTC)
Moore's Law. Much speculation has gone into whether we've reached its technological limits, and much research is going into how to transcend it with new technologies that don't depend on integrated circuits (or depend on their redesign at a fundamental level). An engineer could explain it better than I can, though.
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[User Picture]From: whod81
2004-09-01 11:30 am (UTC)
beat me to it!
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[User Picture]From: rjray
2004-09-01 02:33 pm (UTC)

Moore's Law

Moore's Law is the hypothesis that the number of transistors that can be placed in a processor will roughly double every two years or so. This means a rough doubling of speed. So far, it's held true. But skeptics say that we're approaching the physical limits of the materials in use, so we may see an end to it before much longer...
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[User Picture]From: shoutingboy
2004-09-13 04:25 pm (UTC)

Again, just for the record...

...I made this post, as part of lara7's "fake updates from Burning Man" prank.

No idea whether lara7 knows what Moore's Law is. Well, she does now, anyway!
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