about which country is most technologically advance, i know Jori is right, hrnygoat u seem way to patriotic in this subject, first of all about the supercomputers and who has the best technology, look at AMD chips, they are made in malaysia....not in the us,... look at your superpi readme document. it states
Title : Super PI Ver1.1e (calculation of pi up to 33.55 million digits)
Keywords: PI MATH WINDOWS
In August 1995, the calculation of pi up to 4,294,960,000 decimal digits
was succeeded by using a supercomputer at the University of Tokyo. The
program was written by D.Takahashi and he collaborated with Dr. Y.Kanada
at the computer center, the University of Tokyo. This record should be
the current world record. ( Details is shown in the windows help. )
This record-breaking program was ported to personal computer environment
such as Windows NT and Windows 95. In order to calculate 33.55 million
digits, it takes within 3 days with Pentium 90MHz, 40MB main memory and
340MB available storage.
The software is free and the circulation of program is also free!
did u not read this? In August 1995, the calculation of pi up to 4,294,960,000 decimal digits
was succeeded by using a supercomputer at the University of Tokyo
program was written by D.Takahashi
and he collaborated with Dr. Y.Kanada
at the computer center, the University of Tokyo
. This record should be
the current world record
sure america has good stuff, like military, but i dont think japan is looking to destroy every other country, they are passive and dont care for violence as an act of power. like Jori said, they have cell phones way ahead of us, robots, and im sure they have great scientists too. it is said everyone that japan is technologically advance, why hasnt US reached 4,294,960,000 decimal digits of pie? because they cant write the program.
Japan also has the best internet connection of any country ever. they have Optical Internet, i think its up to 100mbs per second, and everyone can get it, you and me, and its not very expensive. why doesnt US have available optical internet, they will , ofcourse they will because its the future., but japan already has it in definition meaning they are ahead of us.
about spacetravel, do u understand we are not looking to discover planets lightyears away, thats almost impossible, we are seeing if mars has life, and if we are the only ones in our galaxy, mars is the only possible inhabital planet close to the sun that is possible to reach, the closest star i think is 4 light years away, thats traveling at the speed of light for 4 years, ofcourse we cannot acheive that speed, and to go that fast on modern rocket fuel it would take a mass of the whole universe in fuel to reach the speed of light. this is basically pointless, i mean why not waste all those billions of dollars on feeding the starving, or on an oceanic project, for gods sakes we havent seen whats in the deepest trenches in the world.
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