Well give them their equivalent of an electronic money licence like what PayPal has, and let them get on with it.
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Hong Kong already has a digital currency? It is called the Octopus Card. It is mostly used on public transport, but last time I was there, about 7 years ago, you could also spend it in places like 7 Eleven.
You could put it on Apple Pay, maybe they already have, Japan did it with their equivalent.
Sure, but we are talking about something that Intel discontinued 20 years ago;. Obviously others used it for longer, and some still do. Apparently Newport's output is mostly used to produce power management chips for cars, and I guess there would be zero benefit from moving them to a 5nm process node as the 180nm chips work just fine. But, I'm sure the Chinese are capable of producing power management chips that are just as good as ours. If you want them in a factory in Wales, shipping from China might most more than the actual product.
Before we start accusing people of trying to acquire a technical advantage from this aquisition, let's look at what Newport Wafer Fab's capabilities are:
"Current capacity is 32,000 wafer starts per month of 0.18µm and above [...]"
0.18µm is Pentium III era technology (Coppermine, launched October 1999)
The latest technology from Intel is 10nm (0.01µm), and from Apple / TSMC is 5nm. Other chips are typically around 7nm to 8nm.
The £3.20 Raspberry Pi Pico uses a chip with a 40nm process node, or you can get the chip on its own for about 60p each in quantities of 500.
The Chinese company SMIC can produce chips on a 14nm process node.
So, while the stuff coming out of Newport may be useful to somepeople, it can in no way be described as modern technology.
I suppose the cronic shortage of materials for the workers to work on is disguising the fact that if the materials were present on all currently active sites, you wouldn't be able to find enough workers.
Of corse the cronic shortage of materials is due to a cronic shortage of workers further up the supply chain.
"Market capitalisation" is not the same as transaction volume.
Also, the other main use is speculating.
Some people apparently use them to buy pizzas. None of my local pizza shops take bitcoin. I always use Apple Pay to get my pizza supplies.
Is a hydrogen tank a better store of energy than a lithium ion battery?
If you look at the energy density in MJ/kg, and ignore the weight of the tank, then hydrogen looks very good. In MJ/L, the energy density is about double, but an electric motor would be a lot more efficient at turning it into movement - about 2 - 3 times more efficient. So range for a given volume of fuel storage would be about the same, or maybe a little more.
If your complaint about electric vehicles is range, I don't think hydrogen solves the problem. If it is refueling time, then maybe?
It releases dihydrogen monoxide, a constituent of many known toxic substances, diseases and disease-causing agents, environmental hazards and can even be lethal to humans in quantities as small as a thimbleful.
Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:
- Death due to accidental inhalation of dihydrogen monoxide, even in small quantities.
- Prolonged exposure to solid dihydrogen monoxide causes severe tissue damage.
- Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
- dihydrogen monoxide is a major component of acid rain.
- Gaseous dihydrogen monoxide can cause severe burns.
- Contributes to soil erosion.
- Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
- Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
- Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
- Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
- Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks.
- Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere, and in hurricanes including - deadly storms in Florida, New Orleans and other areas of the southeastern U.S.
- Thermal variations in dihydrogen monoxide are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect.
And I could go on.
But seriously, the problem isn't so much the emissions, it is the way the hydrogen is produced, and the fact that it is near-impossible to store the stuff, because it will escape through the tiniest of gaps.
scp and sftp are available on Windows.
Alternatively, install Windows Subsystem for Linux and install your favourite linux distro on it.
Debian and Ubuntu seem to be the most reliable on Windows from my testing. Of those, I prefer Debian.
Even if they were kind-of right about the "personal digital assistant phones", they were probably still wrong, if that makes any sense.
This was thought to be a three-way fight between Microsoft, Blackberry and Symbian for dominance in the sector; and none of those three won the race.
And the technology driving it was going to be WAP and Java Applets.
WAP, thankfully is completely dead. I guess you could argue that Java sort-of still exists, but not really the same thing that they had in mind.
It is a completely different product to Paint.net.
Adobe would want you to use Photoshop instead of Paint.net, but they would suggest Lightroom instead of Darktable.
Your work flow would be to import from the camera into Darktable or Lightroom, then you. Ishtar do subsequent work in Paint.net or Photoshop.
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