Re: I'm curious
IIRC it's a big problem in firefighting. Room on fire uses up all the oxygen, somebody opens the door, fresh air flows in = bad day for all concerned
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If you think TSMC are building fabs in Taiwan because they need fab engineers to work for a $/day.
Don't worry there will be $Bn of taxpayer dollars given to Intel to build fabs in the USA for server CPUs.
The fabs will close as soon as the tax benefits run out.
Then tarrifs on imports of the industrial electronics that Intel doesn't make - so your car and washing machine will cost more.
bribe fund via a bunch of deniable PACs, politicians to start wars and then give directorships to the DoD officials that negotiated the prices for their weapons?
While claiming anybody that objects to the "Ninja 2000 InstaKill child-seeking cluster bomb" is a no good commie hippie peacenik
. "That's when the shell will be completed, and then we will be deploying equipment there by the second half of 2022."
I'm assuming that for a semiconductor fab the tricky part is the shell - the lithography equipment, installation, calibration, testing etc are trivial ?
>It should be described as premeditated murder :
Perhaps if interactions with US law enforcement didn't automatically always end in civilians being killed ?
Although it could lead to savings in police budgets. Have one centrally mounted naval gun per town and a website for you to enter the coordinates of an address and the freedom gun applies 16inch freedom shells to the address.
But with cost-plus contracts the managers at Boeing used to have a Gulfstream IV. Now they've had to sell it and get a Gulfstream III because people like Musk chose to make launches cheap.
The Gulfstream III doesn't even have a remote control for its surround-sound DVD system. Still think reusable rockets are no big deal?
>4G already covers most use cases for the average consumer, you can watch full HD videos while walking like a zombie on the street if you're so inclined
Yes, now have a 1000 people in the same street all doing it.
5G isn't just about max bandwidth for a single link
Remember you have to think what an evil version of Priti Patel / Chief Inspector Savage would use it for.
It's not what it could be used for - it's what they think it will be used for.
I was pitching a database tool to the police force of a certain UK capital city 20 years ago. A senior plod (with lots of silver braid on his shoulders) was 'explaining' to me how this new DNA technology would give them a picture of the suspect from a sample at a crime scene. He had obviously been sold the idea by some consultant that DNA = everything about a person and so could generate a mug shot.
>If they just grabbed the data anyway, then what would be the consequences?
It only works once and screws the chance of future 'cooperation'
It works for police/immigration but not for well paying commercial customers.
If I'm an insurance company in the future looking for prime customers - having partial data from a grab 10 years ago with no updates isn't that much use to me.
I thought the last lot of #10 incumbents had made it all free ? On the basis that the main customer of HM Ordnance survey was HMG and it was costing more to handle the billing paperwork than it cost to make the maps - so they may as well make it free.
Sadly now living in an off-world colony who think that printing 1:100,000 maps entirely from WWII-era areal photos with no footpaths and roads only marked if somebody officially maintains them - is somehow adequte.
>Surely light doesn't lose it's strength like electro-magnetic stuff?
Erm light is the original electro-magnetic stuff.
It does get absorbed along the fibre, only a bit because fibre is seriously good transparency.
The bigger problem is dispersion = light of slightly different wavelengths travels at slightly different speed in fibre (it only goes the same speed in vacuum). This means that a signal with even slight variation in wavelength will smear out from a sharp pulse into a low bump.
This is what the clever boffins have improved to get these speeds.
Hubble doesn't have any fuel, rocket fuel was too dangerous for a payload that has to be approached by a crew.
Pointing is done by reaction wheels and magnetic bars that 'push' against the Earth's field. Its orbit had to be boosted by space shuttle missions.
But you don't have to worry about it staying up for more than another few years, it is too big and too low to remain for long. Although there is no specific plan for a de-orbit other than "thoughts and prayers"
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