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Tesla coil and spud gun vs. Chrome Answered

Google made this slick video to show off just how fast Chrome can render web pages. They compare it against a spud gun, a speaker filled with paint, and a Tesla coil. Check out the video to see the lovely slowed down footage and the second video to see how it was done.
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nickodemus

8 years ago

The lightning test was kind of unfair. The mouse button was pushed down way before the tesla's button was. But, still an amazing feat of speed.

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elephant1292nickodemus

Reply 8 years ago

Yeah. It is impossible to exceed the speed of electricity, but I think it was showing that chrome rendered before the ship exploded, not necessarily before it was struck.

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DesdiPhoenixelephant1292

Reply 8 years ago

Electricty isn't a constant measurable by a speed. Plenty of things are faster than Electricty. Light for one. Therefore fiber optics could be faster than electricty.

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elephant1292DesdiPhoenix

Reply 8 years ago

Light "isn't a constant measurable by a speed" either, moving at a rate that depends on its transmitting medium. In a conductor's electron pool, however, electrons will emerge from the cathode almost instantly as others are applied to the anode.

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yoptroyumetDesdiPhoenix

Reply 8 years ago

 actually fibre optics are slower than electricity because light in glass travels slower than through air so electricity which travels at roughly 3x10^8would be faster in this case.
P.S. fibre optics can produce faster internet speeds because they can transmit multiple pieces of information at a time unlike wires that can only transmit one piece.

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nickodemuselephant1292

Reply 8 years ago

Yeah, but I meant that Chrome was activated first, go to 1:46 in the video and look closely at the two switches as they are pushed. That's what I meant by unfair. And I'm not trying to start an argument with you, I just think my original statement needed clarification.

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smeezekitty

8 years ago

But i am sure they are using a insanely fast connection that even FF would load pages near instantly.

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Kryptonitesmeezekitty

Reply 8 years ago

Talking of FireFox in such a way is nothing. How about Internet explorer?

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smeezekittyKryptonite

Reply 8 years ago

Your lucky if IE will load the same hour as you press enter.
BTW i hate chrome but if it says tesla coil and spud gun in the same sentance i  want to watch.

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KentsOkay

8 years ago

 AWESOME
I use Chrome, can't beat it for day to day browsing. To bad skynet will roll out one day...

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bowmaster

8 years ago

This is neat, but I'm still sticking to FireFox. It has more futures, and it's not as pretty.

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yoyologybowmaster

Reply 8 years ago

I love Firefox when it's installed on my computer, but for running from a USB stick, I'm using Portable Chrome more and more over Portable Firefox.  The speed is amazing.

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bowmasteryoyology

Reply 8 years ago

Lol, I run FireFox of a USB stick too. Your right about the speed.

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crapflinger

8 years ago

is it just me, or does this make anyone else REALLY want a clear potato gun?

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qwertyboycrapflinger

Reply 8 years ago

Go clear potato guns!

I think that clear plastic is pretty expensive though...

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kikiclintBuzzsushi

Reply 8 years ago

 Coming to a McDonalds near you. McChrome. And I may have a future at google, or mcdonalds if this is what they do.

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Taost

8 years ago

New definition to "lightning fast" :p

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McMoogie

8 years ago

This is the coolest speed test ever!  Of course ANYTHING involving the Tesla coil is cool.
I just may give Chrome a try - Safari's driving me nuts!