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Windows 7: MS and HP -- New "Slate" PC


07 Jan 2010   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
MS and HP -- New "Slate" PC

Hi there
Not sure if I would buy one of these - as I'm not really into "Smart Phones" etc etc --or touch screens in general but others I'm sure might be interested in this.

I haven't seen this posted already but if it has please merge the thread.


BBC News - Microsoft and HP show off 'slate' PC

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jimbo

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07 Jan 2010   #2

 

You just beat me to posting this one
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07 Jan 2010   #3

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
shows how busy I am today !!!

Only 2 out of 8 have showed up today for work -- am in Manchester -- and I'm FREEZING -- it was a balmy +5 deg in Reykjavik last weekend and today it's still +2 and RAINING -- no snow -- here in the UK it's -5 Deg.

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jimbo
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07 Jan 2010   #4
Dom

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How can something that small be as powerful as today's PC's?
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07 Jan 2010   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there

Even an old PIV chip had more compute power than the ENTIRE processing power of the Los Almos computers at the time of the creation of the first Atom Bombs and certainly a significantly better compute capability than the processing arrays at NASA at the time of the original Moon Landings.

Just look at typical laptops these days -- very much more powerfal / faster than desktops of a few years ago.

Compute power isn't "RAW Power" in the sense of a JCB / Mechanical digger but usually based on the number of computations the chip can carry out in a given time.

Microminaturization and effective heat removal ensures that the electronic processes can be carried out more quickly - with smaller components there's less distance for the electrons to move and better purity also ensures that the processes are carried out more efficiently.

If a practicable Quantum computer could ever get built you could perform an UNLIMITED number of computations instantaneously --hence rendering every security system on the planet totally useless as even a brute force crack could break a DES encrypted password in an instant.

If Quantum computers ever get near reality expect the Militiary and the CIA / Mossad etc to get involved PDQ.

HowStuffWorks "How Quantum Computers Work"

Cheers
jimbo
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07 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I saw something like that is coming out from Apple too. I wonder who will win the release date.
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07 Jan 2010   #7

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
"If I told you ... I'd have to kill you" ....Anon CIA.

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jimbo
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07 Jan 2010   #8
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

Even an old PIV chip had more compute power than the ENTIRE processing power of the Los Almos computers at the time of the creation of the first Atom Bombs and certainly a significantly better compute capability than the processing arrays at NASA at the time of the original Moon Landings.

Just look at typical laptops these days -- very much more powerfal / faster than desktops of a few years ago.

Compute power isn't "RAW Power" in the sense of a JCB / Mechanical digger but usually based on the number of computations the chip can carry out in a given time.

Microminaturization and effective heat removal ensures that the electronic processes can be carried out more quickly - with smaller components there's less distance for the electrons to move and better purity also ensures that the processes are carried out more efficiently.

If a practicable Quantum computer could ever get built you could perform an UNLIMITED number of computations instantaneously --hence rendering every security system on the planet totally useless as even a brute force crack could break a DES encrypted password in an instant.

If Quantum computers ever get near reality expect the Militiary and the CIA / Mossad etc to get involved PDQ.

HowStuffWorks "How Quantum Computers Work"

Cheers
jimbo
Wow, big read, and i understand
So small CAN be big as well...
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08 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Wow the speed is pretty snappy. It looked as if Balmer could have accidentally dropped it at any moment.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
If a practicable Quantum computer could ever get built you could perform an UNLIMITED number of computations instantaneously --hence rendering every security system on the planet totally useless as even a brute force crack could break a DES encrypted password in an instant.

If Quantum computers ever get near reality expect the Militiary and the CIA / Mossad etc to get involved PDQ.

HowStuffWorks "How Quantum Computers Work"

Cheers
jimbo
I hope no one is still using DES for critical data. Wouldn't a quantum computer be able to break AES and any algorithm that we could even imagine today?
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09 Jan 2010   #10

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
A "one time pad" would still be uncrackable by a quantum computer

This can easily be proved mathematically using the base theorems of Cryptography.

Any other "Classical Encryption" system can EASILY be defeated with a Quantum computer -- the problem is in building the hardware.

One-time pad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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jimbo
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