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A typed lambda-calculus, similar to SOL. "On Understanding Types, Data Abstractions and Polymorphism", L. Cardelli et al, ACM Comp Surveys 17(4) (Dec 1985).
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how to spoof your techie friendTo have a light-hearted joke with your very technical colleagues, take the highest clock rate of the fastest CPU chip on the market and quintuple it (5 GHz is tops today). Then, say "did you hear about Intel's 25 gigahertz CPU... they kept it secret but just announced it." This is like a Toyota Camry with 10,000 horsepower. If your friends have no reaction, they are not sufficiently geeky. For fun and trivia, see buffer flush and Stringy Floppy.
Some Numbers Make the Camry Insignificant
The volume of interaction that takes place every second inside a chip is incomprehensible. The numbers are really more like a Camry with 1 billion horsepower (see active area and Versal).
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