* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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US car industry leads the world in production cuts over chip shortages

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Re: Here's an idea -

No it's 'cat 20' cos obviously it uses kelvin but in units where 0K is -127 and 0 is 0C so you just use this other tool to generate a file with the value closest to 20C

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Re: Chip Shortage & Used Cars

Until they optimized the production process and were able to make cars that were junk direct from the factory

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re: No electronics involved just bits of wire.

That's the reason for the chips.

A copper wire circuit from every control, through the body to the steering wheel and then to the battery is a lot of copper and a lot connectors

A single power wire and a thin canbus cable running around the car is a lot cheaper, even with a canbus switch at each gadget

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Re: Remember when

And without airbags or crumple zone or deformable interiors you also saved the co2 emissions from an ambulance after a crash, they just hosed the driver out before crushing it.

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Re: Here's an idea -

Linux car, only has a CLI.

To change temperature just cat 20 > /proc/heater or to set it permanently just edit /etc/heater.conf and restart systemd heaterctl

Report slams UK plan to become 'science superpower' by 2030

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Re: if "hard Brexit" comes

>Brexit is as hard as it's going to be,

I think "Getting Brexit done" now involves capturing Harfleur

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Re: Have to actually ditch Boris first

"Hold my Beer" : Liz Truss

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Re: Is it a bird...

No you can't get the staff. British workers don't want to punch themselves in the face for these wages.

If we can no longer import cheap foreign workers willing to punch Brits in the face for long hours at minimum wage

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Re: no "specific, measurable outcomes", no delivery plan, a short-termist outlook...

Just think of the market for new periodic tables with imperial masses

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Re: thank you

A deeply cynical UK govt could declare that the imaginary line WAS the border but simply not enforce it. The UK can easily stop waves of migrants by the various airlines and ferries requiring ID for purely marketing purposes.

The Irish govt would be responsible for securing the Eu border as required by their Eu membership. If they weren't able to do this for whatever reason, the Eu has a border force it can deploy

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Re: thank you

> sticking to what was agreed

That there would be no border with Eire = keep IRA happy

That NI remains part of the UK = keep UVF happy

That there is a border between the Eu and UK = keep the Eu happy

Since the Eu are the only ones without guns.....

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Re: thank you

>Why would the unionists want Scotland to leave the UK

That's why it would be so funny. They just get the pipes and drums unpacked I'm Glasgow and the SNP win.

Not sure what happens afterwards but I think this aide of the Atlantic is the best place to watch from.

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Re: thank you

What sort of referendum in N Ireland could solve the problem of a border with "The South" ?

For extra bonus points the unionists could then all move to Scotland and we could get that lot to go independent.

Then it only leaves southern England to melt / sink into the waves / fall victim to a plague of zombie estate agents (delete as appropriate) and "Global Yorkshire" will be free.

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Re: It's a complicated issue...

I would just like to point out that Canada is a frozen wasteland of cannibal zombies and you don't want to move here

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Re: Pariahs

Today class we are going to do a lesson I don't want to teach, you don't want to learn about but are paying for because the university requires it for course credit.

So welcome to "intro to economics"

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Re: Pariahs

Although their Phds were all in politics/economics so arguably publishing something you stole/made-up/don't believe, in is the perfect qualification

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currently on track to make the phrase an "empty slogan.

Although they will probably fail to achieve this lofty goal

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Re: Pariahs

Perhaps his plumber understands economics better

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Re: Science superpower - my arse

There are no votes in science

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Re: thank you

One obvious solution.

They could have a referendum

Tesla Full Self-Driving fails to notice child-sized objects in testing

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Re: As soon as I saw this

Tesla is an American company, the American solution would be to arm the little darlings with the anti-tank weapons

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Re: As soon as I saw this

Dress them like little STOP signs?

US Space Force deploys robot dogs at Cape Canaveral base

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The base in Florida?

And they didn't go with robot alligators?

California accuses Tesla of false advertising over Autopilot

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Re: Man, this was predicted day one

People driving RVs have gone to the bathroom while cruise control was on = people are idiots

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Re: Finally

So all they have to do is out a sticker on the car saying "this vehicle causes crashes in the state of Ca" and they're good

How TSMC killed 450mm wafers for fear of Intel, Samsung

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Silicon on glass and you can just make a continuous flow chip

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Re: Scaling laws work both ways

It also depends on what chips you are making

With larger chips (ie server class CPUs) the larger wafer wastes less space around the edges - think tiling a square chip on a circular wafer. with smaller chips these edge-losses are less.

You used to make it back by putting a few smaller chips in the corners, since your process costs are basically per mm^2, but now for sub 10nm features the multi-layer process is so closely tied to the chip you are making you can't mix+match easily at the high end.

As for the business risk, I think that has all changed anyway. You have one maker of mask-steppers, one maker of light sources, one supplier of wafers and 2-3 customers for the cutting edge.

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450mm is probably inevitable, the scaling laws just work in your favour

But now it will be TSMC forcing intel to spend $$$$ to play catch up.

What wou;d be super ironic is if Intel convince the US govt to pay them $$$$ to build 300nm "cutting edge" fabs in the USA just as TSMC opens a 450mm line

UK wants criminal migrants to scan their faces up to five times a day using a watch

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Re: Collapse

Really?

It's been generally quite effective at keeping out the French (with one small failure)

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Re: Collapse

>The mistake IMO was allowing the referendum;

That's the problem with democracy - the fscking stupid voters

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Re: migrants with criminal convictions

That's ridiculous it won't be extended to voters like me

Just criminals, and the unemployed, and anyone on benefits and teenagers and people from the North....

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Re: Transportation 2.0

Australia comes up with plan to deal with migrants/criminals by dumping them on a godforsaken island on the other side if the world

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Didn't PP introduce a rule that if you could obtain another citizenship you can be deported for committing a crime?

Rishi can presumably get an Indian spousal visa, I don't know what Uganda's immigration rules are on offspring but presumably she would be happy to stay in sunny Rwanda while it's sorted out

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Re: Collapse

Dig - a - Moat

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Re: Collapse

>That's clearly not true, or Brexit would never have been contentious.

It just means Sky News's owner has more power than the FT's owner

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Re: What has immigration status got to do with criminal punishment?

At least you guys would never make an idiot president because he was funny on a TV show

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Re: What has immigration status got to do with criminal punishment?

You don't think sending Boris back to the USA will be seen by them as an act of war?

Warning! Critical flaws found in US Emergency Alert System

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Re: re: Hawaii

On the Interstate Highways of course ....

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Re: Special Advanced IntelAIgently Resourced Services ..

Welcome back, we were concerned you had been destroyed by LordRobbot in some Craig Charles hosted arena contest

Apple tells suppliers to use 'Taiwan, China' or 'Chinese Taipei' to appease Beijing

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Re: One bad apple

Britain calls for an end to Chinese Imperialism

USA demands China stop interfering in S.E Asia

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Re: UN Member states

France got a permanent seat because it won WWII ?

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Re: Red-line

>we were told that the best way of spreading democracy was through trade.

Worked with Saudi Arabia

Too little, too late: Intel's legacy is eroding

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Re: "Diversity will destroy this company"

Ok so maybe Intel has a hope of not going "totally IBM"

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Re: It's not over 'til the fat lady sings.

Intel don't even have to be photocopying competitors designs.

If the other maker of FPGAs is booking fab capacity for X chips next quarter that info alone is useful to Intel's FPGA unit

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Re: Intel can certainly afford this

I wonder how much if this was due to Intel 'enjoying' its monopoly in a world where everyone had their own servers

Russia: Hey, don't act surprised if we're still on the ISS in 2030

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Re: Fear

Aren't they researching which direction the water goes down the plughole in space?

Remember the humanoid Tesla robot? It's ready for September reveal, says Musk

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Re: Tesla shares

However the market isn't based on what you think, its based on what other people think different other people think the other other people think

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So already an improvement on Californian drivers

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