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A couple of concepts are so oversimplified that the resulting abstractions are wrong, namely:
1) a transistor can be used as a switch yes, but it does not represent a bit, for that you need a slightly more complicated setup involving more than one transistor (see: flipflop, logic gate, etc.)...
2) yes electrons are slow, but electric current does not involve "moving" an electron the whole way through a conductor, rather its pushing a chain of electrons from on atom to the next, each moving no more than a single gap at a time, which is VERY fast, i.e. flow of electric charge rather than the flow of electrons...

BTW, In that 2'nd point if you were correct then the signal from YouTube servers, carrying this video to my computer would travel at about 0.306 kilometers per hour, and if you count the distance from, for example, the US to Russia, that latency would amount to hundreds or even thousands of YEARS (the time it takes form pushing "play" to actually starting the stream), even if you discount the fiber channels and only count the copper Ethernet cables... the last time I checked the latency was a bit shorter ;)

Some comparatively minor points:
- You confuse storage, communication and processing of information (bits),
- utf8 is not a part of the computer (in general) it's just an encoding, but your diagram puts it inline with hardware components, and you neglected the general concept: Unicode... which is "multi-byte" BTW, i.e. a character can be represented by 1, 2 or even more bytes, in case of utf-8, and there's utf-16 and utf-32, etc. thus, what you were describing is more inline with ASCII rather than utf-8, essentially neglecting every single character/language outside of that 256 char set (i.e. English).

Think I'll stop here :)
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Inventing the Unix "sudo" command - Interview wit…: http://youtu.be/LaAwl3HN5ds
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one question: why do you go around the "we just don't know"? why not just be upfront about it and say something like "it is believed, but there are not current definitive sources"? ...I could guess a reason, but that would put me right on topic of the vid ;)
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Neatorama: The McDonald's Diet: Man Lost 56 Pounds Eating Only McDonald's Food. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw8LzV0Rk
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Crying Meri: A Creative Response to Endemic Violence Against Women in Papua New Guinea.
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This home brew TLR (Twin Len Reflex) Polaroid is yet to be named (maybe you can help) but since it is a one of a kind you can just call it THE Home Brew Polaroid TLR. Kevin Kadooka (A.K.A. kkado on flickr), a mechanical engineering student at University of Portland, created this camera by ...
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you should see "2046" ;)
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On your advice, I saw "2046" yesterday.  Not your traditional romance and not easy to follow, but I liked it.  Thanks for the tip.
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I am your father <3 #funnypictures

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Если бы речь шла о 2-3 годах а не о 40+, я бы тут сказал что очень иронично...

А то что большенство современных програмистов считают это бредом или в лучшим случае неудавшимеся эксперементами это просто трагично.
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"The most dangerous thought you can have as a creative person is to think you know what you're doing." Presented at Dropbox's DBX conference on July 9, 2013....
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yes!
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