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November 23rd, 2011

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13 . by: Zack November 30, 2011, 2:40 am

Hi Caelean,

The "color" everyone references when referring to the Chromeputer does not refer to spectral color, but to quantum "color". Instead of light, which an aspect of the electromagnetic force, the computer uses color charge, an aspect of the strong force, to determine bit states.

These are various physical states of baryons composed of a triplet of quarks, which in turn are composed of combinations of properties such as charm, strange, up, down, top, and bottom. The words mean nothing, and are only placeholders to describe the different states.

By mediating color charge, the bit is able to change physical states beyond electric charge, which has only two states. More can be learned by looking up the term Quantum Chromodynamics.

This would require electronics and power beyond my understanding, but I assume that every computer in this future age would be powered by a minuscule nuclear reactor.
12 . by: Caelean November 29, 2011, 5:03 pm

I have a question:

Usually a computer has two states in our time: On and off. In the Chromeputer, are there really 10 states?

The only way I can see 10 states through light and colors is:
1 = red
2 = orange
3 = yellow
4 = green
5 = blue
6 = indigo
7 = violet
8 = infrared
9 = white
X/0 = off/black/no light

Is that how it works?
11 . by: Guilen November 23, 2011, 1:09 am

the fact that this place is so advanced, yet they are talking about reaching base10 is deeply interesting...
10 . by: Dohkraii October 31, 2011, 6:06 am

Hm well guys I personally think this page is pretty
9 . by: October 31, 2011, 3:41 am

it's all because of SV in Secretary

I swear, this Thanksgiving
I am going to quietly help prepare for everything, then when everyone starts eating, I'm just going to shout, "SHOW ME THE SECRET OF CORN"
8 . by: Kaidona October 31, 2011, 1:34 am

I would just like to say that I am highly amused by this discussion about corn.

7 . by: jkd October 30, 2011, 2:45 am

No way #6
Corn is just a grass Native Americans selectively bred to be huge. Its a abomination. Why do you think it always gets stuck in your teeth? Because it HATES YOU.
6 . by: October 29, 2011, 3:17 pm

i thought the corn just represented progress and technology as well as harmony with the earth
5 . by: Moss October 29, 2011, 12:33 pm

@jkd lol I was thinking that the corn was more of an homage to Secretary, but whatever.

Corn is scary, too, even in today's world.
4 . by: jkd October 29, 2011, 3:59 am

It looks like it Moss, and its too bad too. I was really excited about this story, now that I know its going to be about growing corn. Not so much.

I don't even like corn. Its not a real vegetable its a grain ok?
3 . by: Moss October 28, 2011, 8:30 pm

Is that corn?


2 . by: Jen October 28, 2011, 4:42 pm

1 . by: Swift October 28, 2011, 3:20 pm

Are there really only 4 people at this meeting?

slow day huh?

Also the clothing designs in this arc are crazy. CRAZY.