Not once, but twice have I been proven right, in the space of a week.
Last year I made a prediction
about Intel's next generation processors.
My prediction was not the best written thing I've ever done I'll admit, I didn't give a time scale - I was not talking about Merom/Conroe/Woodcrest but I didn't say that (I specifically told the editor "after Cloverton").
I've since been slagged off for being wrong about this but then at the fall IDF (Intel Developer Forum) Intel revealed their "Terascale computing" project which is expected to bear fruit around 2010. The terascale project puts an emphasis on a large number of simplified processor cores and advanced compilers. Exactly as predicted.
And there's more...
I used to have some "alternative physics" ideas on my site but removed them a while back. They were quite old and weren't very good but I feel to this day they were based on good solid ideas. All the ideas were based on an idea called "Transformation Gravity" which is my very own pet theory of everything.
I came up with this after reading Stephen Hawkins's "A Brief history of Time" and it's all based on me wonder what would happen if you used relativity to explain the (in)famous dual slit experiment. It takes quite a bit of explanation but the essence was that the results of the dual slit experiment could be explained without resorting to bizzare ideas like a single particle taking two paths at once or alternative universes.
Recently experiments have shown that a single particle can give the same results
and more importantly the experiment shows it happening - the particle effects the waves but the waves also effect the particle.
It's odd that this hasn't been reported more widely as it has some profound implications for physics. It's also going to give science fiction writers a bit of a problem as a whole load of stories were based on this and it turns out they were wrong - but this isn't so bad I guess as it is science fiction
It is nice to know that a rank amateur can make a prediction about the hugely complex world of physics - and get it right.
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