Re: Let's Qualify that 5.5GHz Figure
The new 390Ti is rumored to demand an 850W PSU, with a 1000W recommended. Adding this Intel hothead, wil push that even higher. It's ridiculous.
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Right, China's domestic chip production is still a joke, and they would surely milk their superiority over Russia for all it's worth. The Russian economy is roughly of Belgium and the Netherlands combined, and Xi Jinping is as, or maybe even more, ruthless as Putin. Cuddling up to them would make them the Belarus of China, a vazal with hardly anything to bring tot the table.
His whole economy is basically the size of Belgium and the Netherlands combined, and largely fueled by prostituting natural resources. If that income dries up, and the EU accounts for ~40% of oil and gas revenues, he's going bankrupt. And the EU can keep up paying for those higher energy prices a lot longer, then he can go without those euro's. And if those oliarchs can't get to their house in London, apartment in New York, or park their yacht in Monaco, he'll be getting som pretty tough phonecalls.
And while he is no democratic leader, he's far from omnipotence like Kim-Il-Sung is, he does have to show his countrymen some kind of progress, and he can't hide the fact that a lot of sons and fathers won't be coming home, if serious fighting starts.
He's just trying to see what is natural resources chips are worth at the geopolitical pokertable, before the switch to renewables in the EU, makes them worthless. The freezing of North-Stream 2 (NS2) by the Germans, must be a real kick in his borscht, one he didn't expect so soon. He reasoned that with that, he could moderate a German response. NS2 is important for him, because NS 1 runs thru Ukraine, and he really needs those euro's to keep his criminal pyramid scheme up and running, or else the oliarchs might get really unhappy. And even though he's no democratic leader, he's not an omnipotent dictator like Kim-Jong-Un either, so he does have to show some succes from time to time.
Their current flagship, the 1200 series, is one of the reasons gsmarena gave higher marks tot the Xiaomi 11T, in stead of the snapdragon powered 11Tpro. The dimensity 1200 in the 11T offered a better power/performance ratio, and slightly higher battery life because of that, than the snapdragon 888 in the Pro model . That last one can throttle a little higher, but only for a short(ish) time.
The GDPR also allows a non-profit organization to make claims on behalf of groups of people, similar to what are called "class action" lawsuits in the US. And the GDPR governing body of the EU country is to take in account the way they became aware of the breach, the way the company treated the problem, how they communicated with the persons involved, etc. I'm not sure the 4% is a sum for all of a year, or the max for one single infringement. Maybe the Irish will go easy and stop at 25 cases...
As with more high tech companies in China, they were struggling to find, and retain, qualified personnel. It's not uncommon to lose 10 to 20% of your workforce after Chinese new year, when half the country goes to visit families in the remote regions, only to return to the factory-cities, and end up in day long traffic jams or at a station waiting on a train for days. Fearing loss of face with their employer, they then just don't show up anymore. It's one thing to train some peasant a few tasks on a production line at Foxconn, but for this kind of work, you need seriously qualified operators and maintenance personnel.
My wife is responsible for a lot of logistics between factories in China, and their customers in the EU region. At the moment, arguably the biggest problem in China is physical lack of containers, due to borked shipping schedules of the large containerships at the start of the pandemic, because there were literally not near enough healthy people in the Chinese ports to load those ships at that time.
So at the moment they are frantically building containers in China, so they can start shipping more products. One of their shipments was due to be trained using the new silkroad railway system on the 22th of december, but that train hasn't moved an inch yet. The container capacity that was, and is available, is hogged by Apple with their iPhones, and Sony and MS for their next gen consoles with long term contracts. And airfreight isn't an option either, what little capacity there is, has tripled in price.
Unless a lot of people stop flying, that's not going to happen, since their duopoly with Airbus means there is no 3rd party to fulfill most of those orders if they go bankrupt. They'll be saved somehow, a large chunk of our world economy is riding on the products of those two companies.
Actually, the whole system is geared towards executing the launch order as swiftly as possible, since cold war reasoning is behind the current system. In those scenario's, the US would detect a swarm of soviet missiles, meant to decapitate the US leadership, thus making a launch order impossible. So a quick reaction is paramount.
The commander in chief gives the launch order, after a quick conference with advisors about the targets and assets used for the strike. That launch order is validated, but only to check that the person giving the order, is in fact the president. That's it, there is no psychological check of the president, or additional checks along the chain. Once the validation is done, the whole system is geared towards only one task, making sure the order is executed as swiftly as possible. https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/graphics/2016-nuclear-weapon-launch/
Based on reviews, and previous experience with non-wireless in-ears from Sony, I bought the lauded WF-1000XM3 in-ears, and they are a marvel of technology. Sadly I found out that the in-flight systems in airlines don't support Bluetooth the hard way, and I couldn't get them to fit comfortably for longer periods of time. So I bought a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3's over-ears, which I just love. Sony here in the Netherlands had an promo where you could try-out the in-ears for a month or so, and get your money back, if you decided you didn't like them.
Yes very, since Snowden provided proof of the american NSA doing exactly what they claim Huawei is supposedly doing. (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/photos-of-an-nsa-upgrade-factory-show-cisco-router-getting-implant/). So there is proof the Americans are, or at least were, doing it, yet they insist American hardware is safe for their allies, and not that of Huawei?
80 what a month for 9MBPS down, 4MBPS up? Not dollars I hope? For 61 euro, we have 300/30 here in the Netherlands using cable (=coax), so not a/v/xDSL using old copper telephone wires. Fibre is about the same price. Here when our old telco KPN decided to scale back the laying of fibre to milk more out of their old copper lines, investors and municipalities joined forces, and layed the fibre in stead.
I'ts nearly finished, and a full technological generation more modern then GPS. This means a more accurate "free" signal for al EU citizens. As a bonus, the Galileo space vehicles carry cospar transmitters and receivers, so it can do SAR functions too, whereas the GPS Block III+ space vehicles can't, because they lack those transmitters and receivers.
It depends, there is regular maintenance which is done pier-side when the crew is switched and supplies are reloaded etc. That's why most navy's with ICMB equipped nuclear submarines have 2 complete crews per sub. In the US they are called blue and gold, so when blue is out on deterrence patrol, gold is training, and integrating new personnel. Then there are more complex overhauls after 10 or 15 years, designed to introduce new technology, or refuel the nuclear reactor. Those can take up a year, including a shakedown cruise to see if all the new stuf works as promised etc.
Jef Bezos is one of the few billionaires who hasn't signed on to "the giving pledge", the initiative of bridge partners Gates and Buffet, which basically means that after they die, they leave the majority of their wealth to a foundation, and a couple of hundred million for their children etc. I think that would be a good start for him, besides paying a livin' wage to his employees.
I've just read an article https://www.nu.nl/geldzaken/5081915/bitcoin-verbruikt-meer-stroom-dan-heel-nederland.html (in dutch, but it is based on a study done by Morgan Stanley) saying bitcoins will consume as much, mayber even more, electricity in 2018 as our whole country, the Netherlands. So that means the Bitcoin value should be something like $846 billion, since that is the projected GDP of our country for 2018.
Since Alphabet is located in the Netherlands, and Facebook in Ireland, both fall under the juristiction/laws of the EU. And most of their profits outside of the USA are within those two companies, 10% (max EU fine at the moment) of that is serious money, we're talking ten of billions of turnover annually.
It depends, if you count all the OS and dedicated software-updates as individual programs to be scripted and distributed, it adds up pretty quick. And there can be 4 or 5 versions of 1 program needed, eg for the calculation of noise-levels. Here the municipalities not only tell which program(version) to use, but also which individual calculating modules in that specific version of the program. And those are frequently written in laws of plans, so as an engineering firm, we have to keep those old versions running for the duration of the project.
Anybody who paid attention in history class at school, would have recognized the symbols and salutes in the live footage for what they are, 100% nazi. That means that the people opposing them, probably are of the anti-fascism kind, since anti kinda means opposing, and nazi-ism is pretty deep in one corner. I mean, with that footage it's kinda obvious what they are, and what they stand for.
One of the reasons of the strong feeling of oppression, was the fact that the French took over the coalmines, including the Germans working in them, made them mine the coal, took all of it, and sold it to pay of the war-debt the treaty of Versailles imposed on the losing Germans. This meant that families were freezing to death, while the coal they dug up, was sold for no other reason then to make money for the French. Hindsight has taught us in the EU, that it wasn't such a great idea. since it created an atmosfere wherein the National Socialism of the Nazi's could rapidly prosper.
I won't go sofar as to say part deux of the great European civil war wouldn't have happened, but cutting the Germans some slack, would have gone a long way of keeping the Nazi's the fringe group they were in the beginning.
Technically he did, the long standing foreign policy of the US, is that chemical weapons are weapons of mass destruction, and are threfore comparable with bioloigcal or nuclear weapons. And they did find chemical weapons in Irak. :-) Not much, probably unusable leftovers of the Iran-Irak war, but they did find them..
The only people I ever hear talking about the thickness are reviewers and manufactures, not the actual users of the devices. I'd gladly trade a few mm extra for a bigger battery, although my P9-lite is pretty frugal compared to my previous smartphone, an Xperia ZR.
The fact that the babyboomers in Greece have been (successfully) avoiding paying taxes since the colonels went their merry way, and consistently voted for the politicians with the best promises, is what has condemned not just their own, but the next generation as well..
It's not full blown 2-way communication, using the SAR function means a device on your person can send your location to a separate receiver on the Galileo satellites, and receive confirmation. You won't be able to talk to an operator, or send texts. The EU chose to join the Cospas-Sarsat system by adding these receivers to the Galileo space vehicles, the US chose not to equip the current block III GPS satellites with them, and therefore doesn't offer this service.
They will be taken away eventually, so the noise will happen no matter what. And having worked on a dairy farm, in stead of just living next to one, I can assure you those cows make a lot of noise for a lot of reasons, being milked 30m later than normal can cause a lot of grief, and noise for instance.
The Swedish people understood this, they designed the Gripen, a design focused to work properly in expeditionary circumstances, eg hot and sandy climates, and from short mediocre runways. Carrying self defense rockets, and enough fuel and standoff weapons for fighting against insurgents etc. A navalised version would have been more then adequate for the marines. That doesn't need air conditioned hangars, or complicated databases to order parts.
Actually, they aren't all that great to fly in anymore. To me at least, the A340 is a lot more comfortable (especially less noisy), and the denser seating in economy means the spacious "feel" of a 747 is something of the past. Ditto the 787, and to a lesser extent the 777 regarding the noise. Our trip to Cuba from Amsterdam in the 787 from TUI was nice because the advertised better internal climate of the 787, due to lower cabin pressure and slightly higher humidity, was indeed noticeable, but the noise felt the same as a modern 737, and louder than the 340 I flew in to Amman a few years ago.
"the EU would have been given a needed slap with a wet fish and some real reform might be possible"
Fine, where should the Dutch pensionfunds send the bill for the ~15 billion euro's they lost in the stockmarket crash? The results of the referendum mean that a lot of people lost a lot of money, either direct or thru their pensionplans etc. The feeling along the other 27 countries is, no second chance, no favours or preferential treatment, and you'd better invoke article 50 quickly, since we're not feeling to patient at the moment, f*ck you very much.
When the flood of Polish and other eastern Europe workers was about to start across Northern Europe, most countries used the option of a 7 year transition period, meaning they could put a quotum on the number of immigrants from those countries. Germany and the Netherlands here used that option, the UK politicians decided/chose not to so. So most of the Polish workers went thru Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands, and ended up in the UK. And now I see clips/interviews of people blaming this on the EU.
The average user, the part of the market where Android is firmly ahead of iOS, doesn't want the hassle of upgrading an OS. Not on their computer, and not on their phone. They want a phone that works, is safe, and still is after 2 or 3 years, after which the hardware starts to die, and it is replaced.
Since we don't have a driveway, and have to park in the street in front of our house, charging an electric car would mean running a cable from our house across the sidewalk to the car. And that goes for the majority of houses here in the Netherlands. I imagine that would give quite some health&safety risks, not to mention a whole new way for vandalism. And the people in those houses, constitute the bulk of car owners you need to convert to electric vehicles to make a serious environmental impact.
I remember those times too. I flew, as 6 year old boy from Amsterdam to Miami with a KLM 747 in 1980, I also got pilot wings, crayons, a lot of attention from the flight attendants, and a nice tour of the cockpit. Nowadays, airplanes ar just flying busses/touringcars, all the romance is gone.