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Re: Neal Stephenson (was Re: [cs-pdcdca] Re: [ProgSoc] A questions)
John Elliot wrote:
>Two things that have been annoying me about the Gap series for years:
>1. WTF are they doing still using CMOS chips when they have technology
>that can drive them through space faster than the speed of light!?
As far as I can remember they weren't normal CMOS chips...they didn't
change state they added state so in theory you could record on them
forever and never lose anything. Hence why they were used for starship
logs...in theory the data on them couldn't be altered.
>2. Are those crystal pairs that resonate instantaneously across any
>distance (used for long distance communication by aliens) based on any
>legitimate research or scientific theory, or is this just 'x-factor'?
Yeah, something to do with quantum pairing.......as I recall it was
first used by Anne McCaffery in the Crystal singer series.
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