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Old 2019-03-15, 00:03   #5
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Originally Posted by retina View Post
Yeah, that is pretty much the sort of difference I would have expected. Using the "cloud" is an expensive way to do things.
The whole point of it was advertising. Google Cloud is in third place and this is a cheap (for them) and viral way to remind the world that they exist.

News media are already picking up the story (USA Today, BBC, Washington Post, etc).

Not unlike what happens when we discover a new Mersenne prime and issue a press release. Except the public cares more about pi.

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like kind of a ho-hum result. No new "thing" was discovered.
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