It's not just the US
The EU is also heading in this direction. Apple has perhaps decided that if you can't beat them, join them.
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Which is why there is increasing pressure on manufacturer's to build in failure. A decaying battery, a decaying screen (particularly OLED), and decaying security for lack of updates. They also want to build in information gathering, and eventually adverts, as a continuous source of income.
Anyone who is exposing the web interface on these devices to the public internet is asking for trouble anyway. From memory, I don't think modern browsers will tolerate connecting to it via https either. All this said, I don't think there is reason for panic if the interface is only available from the LAN. For many businesses, if the LAN is compromised, it's game over anyway.
If these adapters are replaced, don't buy the suggested Cisco alternative. Go with a different manufacturer that still has an interest in this market.
I think hydrogen is going to have a hard time competing with synthetic hydrocarbons because of the storage problems. Even liquid hydrogen requires much bigger storage tanks. Then you've got the weight and size of the insulation. If you don't liquify it, you've got to compress it, which again requires heavy tanks. Then you've got the much higher risks from leaks, especially during refueling.
Long distance flight must eventually become net-zero carbon, but I doubt that Rolls Royce would be doing this if EasyJet weren't paying for it, probably from their PR budget.
I'm of an age where I remember Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, so I can't resist the bait....
"There is no dark side in the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark. [The only thing that makes it look light is the sun]."
I assume the author means "far" side. He may have a bet on how quickly someone posts this...
If there were enough time, the moon would eventually become geostationary as the earth's rotation became tidally locked to the moon's orbit, and the system would stabilise, with no moving tides, just as has already happened to the moon. However, the Sun will reach the end of its normal life before then and likely swallow the remains of the Earth and moon as it swells.
There would seem to be an increasing need for chips and other components to be designed to operate at much higher temperatures. If they could operate 50C hotter, the cost of cooling would be much less, though you might have to provide humans with special suits to keep them cool while working near the servers.
We've long had ECC RAM available, but only really critical tasks have had CPU redundancy for detecting and removing errors. Maybe it's time for that to change. As chips have more and more cores added, perhaps we could usefully use an option to tie cores together in threes to do the same tasks with majority voting to determine the output.
Will the major telcos take the opportunity to block other specialist suppliers of VoIP service for "security", and try to inhibit switching to a different provider?
At the moment, if you have an Internet service, you can get digital phone lines with no line rental, low call rates, even free calls to some other VoIP numbers. The telcos are not currently worried by the few geeks that use VoIP for domestic service, but this could change.
At the moment, for calls not covered by a package, the telcos will charge a connection fee for each call, and have minimum call duration of a few minutes. If you want to dial across the pond, they will purse their lips and say, "Ooh, long distance gov, takes a week to get there by steamboat, so gotta charge you accordingly." They will want to ensure that roadblocks to competition remain, so the existing business models for call charging and line rentals are not undermined.
"And what about whatever said fab used to make? Is that stuff then going to be in short supply?"
Exactly the point I was going to make. And it's not just the lost capacity while they're making the chips, it's the lost capacity in the 6 to 9 months while they're preparing to make them. These chips won't be cheap.
There is confusion about whether the experiment is using normal matter muons which decay into electrons, or antimatter muons which decay into positrons.
Here's one government source:
Here are two mutually-contradictory pages from Fermilab's site for the experiment:
Can anyone help?
Scientists are keen to find differences in the way antimatter behaves from normal matter. I wonder what the result would be if they used the opposite type of muon....
One of the great unknowns is how gravity behaves at such tiny scales where quantum mechanics is so evident, hence the desire for experiments like this to observe gravity at smaller scales than before.
Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity (Eintein's description of gravity) are mutually contradictory, but humanity has yet to observe conditions sufficiently extreme to pit them against each other to see which breaks first.
I didn't make my point well.
These cores from Intel, (and I assume AMD) are coming with a lot of extra stuff that's both poorly documented and proving to be a security headache. It seems to this layman that the ARM ecosystem is inherently more open because of the way things are licensed, thus allowing a lot of early scrutiny by independent people.
Isn't this expected to be a major paying application of LEO satellites with optical links between them, such as Starlink? Upload from a ground station in London to LEO, beam across the pond in a vacuum, down to a ground station in New York, beating light pulses travelling through undersea cables.