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Windows 7: How small is small

08 Jan 2011   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
How small is small

Looking over the new Sandy Bridge specs, the 32nm (nano meter) technology caught my interest. How small is that really?

Well, if you assumed that the distance from the earth to the moon (which is about equivalent to 9 times around the equator) were 1 meter, then 32 nm would be about 10 centimeters or 4 inches - amazing.
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08 Jan 2011   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Nice perspective...
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08 Jan 2011   #3
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

This is a picture of it here,
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08 Jan 2011   #4
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
This is a picture of it here,
I think I need new glasses!
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08 Jan 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Even with the best glasses it will not show.
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08 Jan 2011   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i don't get the maths - so 32 nm = 1/10 of distance to moon
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08 Jan 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i don't get the maths - so 32 nm = 1/10 of distance to moon
No mickey - if you took the distance to the moon as base unit, 32nm of that would be 10cm or 4" - or in other words, 32 billionth of the distance to the moon is 10cm (appr.).
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08 Jan 2011   #8
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

I just worked that out and, that was brilliant you were only . one out.
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08 Jan 2011   #9
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Even with the best glasses it will not show.
I know, that's the point.
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