Re: Good Luck
The top 1% is Germany is where all the money is because they're the ones who own the companies. They'll massively out-income the UK top 1%, it's just not showing up as earnings because it's not paid as salary.
11 posts • joined 25 Nov 2015
Microsoft do seem to suffer from big company itis at times.
They rushed Windows 8 when 7 was going great guns, diverting devs off Windows Mobile at a time it just had a chance to succeed. Result: People hated Windows 8 and Windows Mobile died from neglect (MS owned Skype at the time and didn't even have a native skype client).
And now they've rushed 11 when nobody needed it. All they had to do was wait until spring - the PC makers would have been happy as it would have been a boost at a lull time of the year.
Having said that I quite like it. Though I got on with Win 8.1 (not even i'm sick enough to have managed to like Win 8).
Probably not additional bandwidth per-se (though as mentioned plenty of in-car systems will eat it up), it's as likely due to the ability to use few lanes for a given purpose which reduced cabling/interface costs and may mean a chip with 16x lanes no longer needs a separate multiplex chip etc.
Just a guess.
Wonder what this could look like now with a Space X approach - put together what you can in 3 yeas, launch then launch the improved replacement 1-2 years later.
With the low(ish) launch costs of a Falcon 9, one does wonder if anybody would be brave enough to try that with a future project. Heck, they could even give away the previous ones to consortia of universities if they agree to pick up the tab for operations.
Given the regularity of spy sat launches (which hubble stole some tech from), and now Space X, surely the next gen for this stuff is rapidly build v1.0, throw it up on a Falcon 9 heavy and replace every 3-5 years as they learn from it? Surely that can't be any more expensive than the current all eggs in one basket approach?
Given this will reduce economic growth, i'm sure Brighton will happily take a reduction in their block grant from Westminster?
Anyway, aren't these scare stories related to the 60GHz mmWave band north America will be using? Most 5G here will be in existing frequencies with some small amount in the barely higher 3.5GHz band?
If you've got a crowbar, you can often get USB drives on Amazon for £110-120 (so about €130). Buy two for the €250, open one up to get the drive and use the other as a backup. The 3.5 drives are always SATA inside (no captive USB connectors), never had a problem with one not behaving.
Used to pay the premium for bare drives when it was 10% or so, but they are closer to 75% more expensive now and (unlike the USB ones) never on offer.
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