• STUNNING Kellie Breen, featured recently in the south edition, has found a new
photographer and a new mood.
And already, these beautiful bromides have bought the Ballyfermot lass catalogue
and catwalk work.
Now, however, she wants to raise her profile with a “face of” campaign. And we reckon
she’s just the lady to raise an Irish product profile...and a male heartbeat.
We’ll be keeping an eye on her progress...
GABRIEL BARAT, a 15-year-old student at CBS Synge Street, has single-handedly improved
the efficiency of computers, particularly gaming computers, with genius-level maths.
Barat has solved a “root” problem that has been plaguing professors — and latterly,
hard-pressed PCs — for centuries.
His incredible formula, which vastly improves the 1940s work of H.F. Sandham, allows
engineers and programmers to find the root of large and complex numbers.
Local News spots future Hawking
Sandham’s 1940s root formula produces roots (e.g., cube roots and “nth roots”) with
anomalies and errors — and takes many lines of painstaking calculation to do so.
Now, however, Gabriel Barat’s new-and-improved formula produces roots correct to
any specified number of decimal places. (He has managed a dozen with ease but can
go further.) His work will change software, PCs and servers forever.
And a top UCD mathematician confirms that Barat’s work could totally transform the
entire field of advanced computing:
“Fast root calculation is crucial, especially in gaming, which uses 3D images,” Professor
Gary McGuire, told Local News. He explained that the “Barat Formula” will save tens
of trillions of lines of code — and speed up computers all over the world. READ
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