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Fabulous, fabulous technology from Stanford.
I really enjoyed reading the article until it mentioned the IBM effort.
This is called 'SyNAPSE'. And of course, it's a cute acronym for some b@ll@cks or other. At which stage I lose interest. I mean, it's 2014 and I suppose that the IBM'ers are adults, so seeing drooling, puerile attempts at backronyms for naming a project just makes me want to choke.
The IBM tech may or may not be cool.
I doubt it.
And I don't care.
Yeah - and these things seem to go in phases.
In the 1980s and early 1990s they were all Roman or Greek gods (Apollo, Pegasus etc.)
Then there were physics related names (Electron, Quantum etc.)
Now biological / neuroscience (Hive, Synapse, Cortex)
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
Well, depends on the sky conditions, there are times you can look full at the sun and be fine (e.g. at sunset when the air is thick and it's orange). But yeah as a rule looking straight at the sun is a poor idea.