Re: What did you expect?
they have not been reported and compared? I would love to see the full list - maybe a comparison of failure rates amongst all the news phones that have cameras with sophisticated wiggly bits?
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They were designed that way. I have seen versions put together in crude machine shops (little more than sophisticated blacksmiths) in Afghanistan that were reliable - not accurate, but at that rate.....
I believe the WW2 Sten Gun was designed on similar principles.
I did once have a copy of the 'Anarchists Cookbook' - purchased secondhand in the US when visiting as a teenager.* Perusing it, and with a decent knowledge of A Level chemistry it seemed pretty clear that it had been written by people wishing to accelerate Darwinian selection. Not that some of it was not useful for a controlled bang.
* note to the inevitable listeners in I have it no longer - this was the late 70s.
Talking of light, many eons ago, the organisation I was working for got one of the first Intel Hypercubes that were allowed out of the US (export restrictions). The debugging software was f*ng awful, but it had red and green lights that indicated communications and processing. These came to be invaluable in debugging and optimising thre codes we were writing (parallel Fortran with a McFarland comp[iler - the one with the infamous "this error should never occur" compile message).
We sold 20 - generated as an experiment when Bitcoin just came out. Profit- - near infinity percentage wise. Very content at the time, and frankly despite the rises (and falls) I am, still very happy. (as are the kids who got 6 each). I must say, I was very very grateful that I have been religious on backups in the last 15 years.
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