So this is what project work is like at Google..
Pretty damn sweet, here is an awesome open source space shooter harking back to the uber-classic ‘Elite’. Very cool!
A supercomputer that can interpret the nuances of language and more importantly ‘context’. Crazy thing is it runs on 90 IBM servers with 2880 CPU cores and 16Tb RAM just to understand language and context.
We do it all day long using a mysterious 1.4KG lump of grey matter that consumes
generates? ~20W electricity.
LOL this is very well executed. Made me chuckle, but I have been playing First Person Shooters for a very long time 🙂
Google Earth 6 is out and Street View is now embedded within Google Earth itself. You can zoom from far out straight down to Street View level seamlessly. Superb stuff.
I found an excellent lottery simulator which shows just how slim the chances are of winning a lottery jackpot (match 6 between 1 and 50). When you run the simulator you will NEVER play the lottery again! 😛
My results were:
To summarise: I had selected 6 numbers (2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) and at 1 draw a week it took 3.9 million draws (or 76,100 years) to match all six numbers and claim the jackpot. In real time it took the java lottery simulator a little over four days of processing to match the numbers.
Next time friends or colleagues say they are going to have a go at a rollover jackpot or one of the big Euro lotteries and get all excited about spending the winnings, show them this simulator 😉