LEGO!

June 9, 2008

Classic photographs recreated in Lego.

Thanks to Wil Wheaton for pointing the way.


Government Unveils World’s Fastest Computer

June 9, 2008

Government scientists have built the world’s fastest computer.  The $100 million machine is capable of performing 1,000 trillion calculations.

I know it looks a little weird reading “1,000 trillion.”  Here’s what it looks like numerically:

1,000,000,000,000,000

That’s a lot of zeroes.

Here’s the kicker– The computer is basically a souped-up Playstation 3.

And to make this a bit nerdy, Lt. Commander Data, the android of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, was capable of sixty trillion calculations per second.