Death and Taxes

U.S. life expectancy has been steadily rising, usually by about two to three months from year to year. This year’s jump of fourth months to 78.1 years is“an unusually rapid improvement,” Preston said. The preliminary number of deaths in the United States in 2006 was 2,425,900, a 22,117 decrease from the 2005 total. With a …

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AMD FireStream 9170 is double precision CPU/GPU hybrid with 500 Gigaflops

AMD’s FireStream 9170 chipset includes 660 million transistors and 320 processing units and will be made by chipmaker TSMC. The FireStream 9170 is a step on the way to AMD’s Fusion project, which the company says will combine a graphics processor and general processor on the same piece of silicon. AMD hopes to release Fusion …

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