* Posts by Dave 126

7158 posts • joined 21 Jul 2010

'Daddy, what's a Blu-ray disc?'

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: quality..

>... not to mention the fact that the analogue vinyl recording format makes no provision for DRM

Well, vinyl wouldn't provide Digital Rights Management, hehe! The idea of 'vinyl Analogue RM' may have been around, but it never worked in practice - if it was ever implemented at all:

Copy-protection for vinyl in the 1970s

http://www.currybet.net/cbet_blog/2008/01/copy-protection-for-vinyl-in-t.php

3
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: quality..

CDR? Get back to your cave, Mr Flintstone! :D

1
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Skeevy bastards

'4K' is only really a marketing term, but a useful one - the screen is almost 4,000 pixels wide, and the screens have nearly 4 times the resolution of 'HD' screens.

I can't really think of a better, easily grokkable term for them: 'SuperDuperUltraHD' or somesuch would only confuse consumers after the whole 'HD Ready / Full HD / i / p' kerfuffle.

UltraHD TVs can be very nice - not because of the extra pixels, but because of the greater dynamic range that is contained within the standard. A friend of mine recently bought an OLED 4K TV, which cost about 4 times more than a LCD/LED 4K TV... but the image is gorgeous.

Annoyingly, few 4K TVs have DisplayPort inputs, and few non-gaming graphics cards have HDMI 2.0 output yet. For sure, most 4K TVs can access 4K content by themselves (Netflix et al), but it would be nice to have a 4K computer display for pictures and the like.

2
1
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: quality..

>a very poor audio mastering on CD can still be worse than a very good audio mastering on vinyl... ...lets not kid ourselves (or trick innocent people into believing that vinyl has some "mystical" and "warmer" sound - they might as well start investing in hand-braided interconnect cables and special speaker cabinet wax).

Indeed. Because of its inherent limitations, mastering on vinyl requires greater care - by a human being with ears. This can give some recordings a different sound on vinyl compared to CD, sometimes a sound that can be called 'warmer'. High fidelity? No, it is isn't. Better sounding than CD? Sometimes yes, though of course it is subjective - and largely a function of the mastering, not the medium.

20
1

MoD flings £800m at Dragons' Den miltech startup wheeze as post-Brexit costs bite

Dave 126
Silver badge

Details here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/innovation-initiative-to-bring-future-tech-and-ideas-to-the-armed-forces

The 'VR Helmet' mentioned in the article is actually an AR (augmented reality) helmet for training exercises - infantry in a real field can see - and respond to - simulated tanks and aircaft etc.

0
0

League of lawsuits: Game developer sues cheat-toting website

Dave 126
Silver badge

IDSPISPOPD

Doors? Where we're going we don't need doors!

3
0

£1m military drone crashed in Wales after crew disabled anti-crash systems – report

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: The shape of things to come ...

Well in this case, the highly trained operators knew they knew best - or rather, they knew of limitations and some 'known issues' with the automated system.

The Tesla crash was probably caused by its user not using it as intended - i.e, it was designed to supplement and not replace his control. However, there is a school of thought, as cited by Volvo, that this 'half-way house' approach is potentially dangerous, since human nature is to lose concentration at times.

12
0

Foxconn profits plummet 31%

Dave 126
Silver badge

Yeah, Marvin had been chatting with them.

0
0

Revealed: How a weather forecast in 1967 stopped nuclear war

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: This icon over 'ere....

In this day and age, Major Kong would use a selfie stick to record his bomb-riding hijinks.

""Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: One forty-five caliber automatic, Two boxes of ammunition, Four days' concentrated emergency rations, One drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills, One miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible, One hundred dollars in rubles, One hundred dollars in gold, Nine packs of chewing gum, One issue of prophylactics, Three lipsticks, Three pair of nylon stockings....Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.""

2
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: "90% mortality

> if nukes launched we'd have over 90% mortality in one year. The electrical grid would go down, and then it wouldn't be rebuild for a very, very long time.

At least we'd only need to rebuild it to 10% of today's capacity!

But seriously, for some grim, depressing viewing - though accurate - try 'Threads (1984)': https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threads

In its depiction of a nuclear winter, it makes post-apocalyptic films look like a walk in the park.

4
0

Italian MP threatens parents forcing veggie diets on kids with jail

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Criminal offence to impose a diet lacking in essential elements ?

>Did you know, they will not collect blood from anybody who spent more than one year in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1996.

The reason is fear of CJD, a human version of Mad Cow Disease. The Canadians and Australians have - or have had - similar rules.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1116429/

1
0

'Alien megastructure' Tabby's Star: Light is definitely dimming

Dave 126
Silver badge

>You only need a Dyson sphere if you can't control your population size.

You only need to control your population size if your living habitat is limited.

As it is today, in developed countries with good healthcare, female education and access to contraception, birth rates are fairly close to death rates. But hey, maybe aliens with extended life spans might rear several hatchlings to maturity over their lifetimes, just for the joy of having the young ones around.

>Which is surely an absurd flaw for a highly developed civilisation to have. Unless there's some kind of moral imperative to bring as many sentient beings as possible into existence,

You're second-guessing the ethics of a highly advanced civilisation? It's not unreasonable that a civilisation will see nothing wrong with converting sterile space rock into living space.

6
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: ALIENS!

>Out of the untold trillions of stars out there, one flickers in a way we have not yet observed....So it must be a Dyson Sphere....HAH! As if! Get real.

You have so missed the point. Astronomers don't believe there is a Dyson Sphere, and they know that their colleagues don't believe so, either. Therefore, their use of the Dyson Sphere concept is just a fun way of signposting to their community that they have some interesting unexplained data on their hands.

Just to make things clear to you: Jocelyn Grace Bell didn't really believe that there were Little Green Men sending messages when she recorded the signals that lead to the discovery of pulsars, even though she joked that the alien buggers were sending signals purely to mess her PhD research up.

RAF technicians never really believed in Gremlins. It was a joke.

7
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

>Why building a huge super-structure around a star, at a distance safe enough to live for the foreseeable future, which is covered on the inside by energy-gathering whatevers, and has living space throughout is some "end game" goal for a civilisation, I can't fathom.

The end game is to waste as little available energy as possible, so as to allow the maximum amount of consciousness. As a sci-fi trope, the idea is speculation about factors that limit a population's continual growth.

Similarly, Iain M Bank's 'Orbitals' concept - a descendant of Niven's 'Ringworlds' but more modest in scale - is based around the idea of providing as much human-habitable area for as little matter as possible. Banks would be the first to admit that he was a fiction writer, so let's ignore the need for impossibly strong materials and radiation-shielding force-fields etc.

4
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

>Literally the scale is so vastly infeasible I don't get why it even gets mention in things like this.

Because scientists have a sense of humour. The Dyson Sphere concept can be safely used a placeholder, since no one will mistake it as a serious explanation (without extraordinary evidence). 'Tabby's Star' is also refereed to as the 'WTF? Star' (Where's the Flux?), which again signposts the researchers interest. Similarly, the signal that originally lead to the discovery of pulsars was jokingly known as LGM-1 - 'Little Green Men'.

8
0

Intel's smartwatches are so hot right now – too hot: Basis Peak recalled for skin burns, blistering

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: You know what doesn't get too hot and combustable on my wrist?

>I was going to suggest the Casio F-91 but I've never owned one so couldn't vouch for it's reliability and it's flamability

Nine out of ten terrorists wouldn't use anything else in their bombs!

0
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: What are you; some sort of Common Sense Nazi?

>Why would anyone buy hardware or software that can be shutdown at the whim of a cloud provider?

>>Steady on old chap; are you calling the myriad delights of, say, the IoT or Smart Metering into question?

Why the hell are all these purveyors of gizmos (watches, thermostats, security cameras, MiFi cards etc) sending stuff to the cloud? Surely there is market opportunity for a domestic device - a low-power, always on server the user keeps at home - and supporting platform, that individual users can send the data their gadgets generate to? The vendors individual gadgets can write for this platform, and if the user desires they can mirror it on a cloud-based docker, one which only they control.

There doesn't seem to be any consumer need for their unencypted data to spaffed around tinternet. Or have I missed a few things?

0
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: So hot right now

Hehe!

Recently rewatching Zoolander, what stood out was the film's parody of fashionistas' tiny mobile phones. Yep, having a tiny mobile used to be cool!

0
0

Samsung Note 7: Probably the best phone in the world. Yeah – you heard right

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: I might buy one ...

Aye, there are many phablets, it was just becoming a chore digging through for camera reviews. The Note 4's camera was given good reviews. My dad just gets annoyed with trying to type on a 5" Nexus 5 phone and kept threatening to just buy another handset, and I noticed that he had made it his primary photographic tool, too - so figured a 5.7" screen and good camera would fit the bill - not too fussed about other specs or price.

I'm not afraid of lesser known brands (hell, the important bits, i.e the SoC, camera hardware and screen all come from the usual suspects anyhows). Personally I'm using a Huwaei so cheap it's almost disposable (yet really not annoying).

0
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Still doesn't have front facing speakers..

>Do you own a samsung by any chance

No, not since the 'feature phone' days.

>Video is so much better...

For sure. It's just that if I'm at home, I use a bigger screened device (TV, laptop, tablet), and if I'm in public I'd use headphones out of courtesy to the people around me.

>...using it for a little background music in the shower, kitchen etc stereo despite not a lot of separation just sounds better.

I don't listen to music on small speakers. I'm not an audiophile, but if there isn't a minimum level of fidelity I don't bother. If I'm in the shower I might use a rechargeable Bluetooth speaker for spoken-word content. Mine was a tenner from Aldi, friends swear by their Bose speakers.

>Rear speakers are so stupid, your heads on the front

Only if you're looking at the screen at the same time - hence my statement that the front speakers are for video. Podcasts etc work fine with the phone placed downwards.

>, i got so sick of cupping my old (reflecting the sound) phones to be able to have a low volume level and make out what was being said on something as the audio was firing away from me.

For sure, if watching video is your use-case, then prioritise front-facing speakers. Otherwise headphones are your friend. Or a discrete speaker.

>I had samsung devices for a long time until the s3 and they screwed me on updates time and time again.

I'm sorry to hear that

> Im so glad i moved this last time to a nexus device,

I hear it's a good phone.

> I dont really see any real world usefulness from having a curved edge screen, all your doing is introducing a weak spot for when you drop it.

Nor me, which is another reason I haven't bought one. I'm not sure how it would work with a case, either. Still, it might actually be tougher than the ABS plastic that is used for the bezels of some phones.

Be well.

4
2
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: I might buy one ...

I was looking at a Note 4 for my old man - a big screen for his sausage fingers, and a good camera. However, the LG V10 is now on the shortlist - a very similar beast, but without the stylus. £100 cheaper.

I hadn't heard of the V10 until recently - all the noise around LG has been around their 'G' series phones, which can be a little novel. The V10 seems to be a 5.7" phone flagship-spec phone with a good camera but without too much weirdness.

1
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Still doesn't have front facing speakers..

Front facing speakers are only useful for watching video in a private place. So yeah, if you travel a lot a find yourself catching up on TV shows in hotel rooms, good front facing speakers are nice. However in your own home you'd probably being using a bigger-screened device.

-Audio-only podcasts: rear speaker is fine

-Public transport: headphones

-Best sound quality: headphones or bigger discrete speakers

-'House party': Big discrete speakers

All design and engineering is compromise, and Samsung have evidently decided that that the 'cost' (weight, space) of including front speakers wasn't worthwhile, given the limited circumstances in which a user might use them. The weight/space etc budget will have been spent on other features such as a bigger battery, or a front panel layout that makes the phone more comfortable to hold.

35
6

Huawei P9 Plus: Leica-toting flagship gets a big brother

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Barelling

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/6229436014/sony-s-curved-sensors-may-allow-for-simpler-lenses-and-better-images

1
0

What's long, hard and full of seamen? The USS Harvey Milk

Dave 126
Silver badge

On the Good Ship Venus

By Christ you should have seen us

The figurehead

Was a * in bed

*ing a dead man's *

Part of the fun is composing your verses. The above is found in Loudon Wainwright III's version. If you know that the rhyming scheme is AABBA, you should be able to work out the the last *.

More here, NSFW: http://www.lyricsmania.com/good_ship_venus_lyrics_loudon_wainwright_iii.html

2
0

Google tells Android's Linux kernel to toughen up and fight off those horrible hacker bullies

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Patching speed is probably the issue

>Really, why can't the core OS and libraries be auto-patched for security as most Linux distos do?

Because [technical reasons].

0
0

Since you love Flash so much, Adobe now has TWO versions for you

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Given the choice between Adobe Flash and the mercy of Ming

HELLO! I'M BRIAN BLESSED!

(Caps because...)

0
0

If we can't find a working SCSI cable, the company will close tomorrow

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Devil's in the details

I too had to fix a CNC machine - every so often, but not always, the machine would engage its brakes (by design it locks itself rigid if it loses contact with the stand alone XP PC it shipped with, for safety reasons) and though it would resume the tool path would have been knocked off kilter. The cables were innocent this occasion. I swapped out its Pentium 4 CPU for a faster Pentium 4 HT*, and the problem never came back. Faith restored, we could leave it on a 30 hour job and go to the pub.

In all likelihood, the original CPU would have been up to the job, were it not for Windows XP sometimes deciding to do something you haven't asked it to do, thus momentarily distracting the CPU from the one thing we asked of it.

*I happened to have this CPU lying around ever since the pick donutty thing on its previous motherboard turned brown.

4
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: gonna use this one from now on...

Then there's WOMBAT - Waste Of Money Brains and Time

3
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Backups underwriters and overpriced household furniture

I remember a magazine in the nineties had a frebie on the cover: a mouseball-sized textured sphere with a hexagonal shaft.

Yep, it was actually a tool for cleaning the gunk off the rollers inside mice with a power drill.

Urgh, the horror of mechanical mice!

6
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Pournelle's law, well one of them anyway...

Well, the good thing is that even not knowing the a coiled wire thingy was, I could see that it wasn't where it was supposed to be! Hmmm, the groove in this lump of solder matches the wire that comes off this strangely free thing....

Similarly, one of the pink donut things on a motherboard of mine was brown and dirty looking, unlike its friends. Diagnosis was the motherboard was, and I do believe this is a technical term, fucked.

20
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Pournelle's law, well one of them anyway...

I do. But last time I thought an audio 3.5mm > phono cable was playing up, I spent ages trying to 'fix' it. No joy. I took the input panel off the back of the speaker and discovered that the coiled wire thingy had fallen off the crossover PCB. Dollop of polyurethane and a resoldered contact and the whole set up was right as rain.

6
0

Security gurus get behind wheel of driverless car debate

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Given the Nice tragedy ...

Yeah, thats some very saddening news from Nice.

For sure, one can imagine automated or semi automated trucks in five years time that are incapable of running people over - but then, if someone was determined enough, they might be able to disable those systems.

Alternatively, would the police in the future be able to remotely stop any human-driven vehicle? (though of course last night's tragedy occurred too quickly for such measures)

0
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Pretty sure..

>You're correct, the Jeep wasn't self-driving so the only options were limited to 'keep it running' or 'make it stop'.

>>Are you really sure you want to add 'steer into oncoming traffic', 'drive off a cliff' or 'head for the nearest crackhouse so we can rob you blind' to the list of choices?

If a hacker had full control of all the modules in a modern, human-driven car, the brake modules could be used to cause a catastrophic accident, since each wheel can be controlled independently.

6
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Pretty sure..

>They're right to be concerned, but this isn't a self driving issue...

As acknowledged in the last two paragraphs of the first page:

The security issues applicable to cars arise from their connectivity rather than whether or not they are self-driving, according to some experts.

"I think the security issues come from not air gapping the car rather than the degree of autonomy," independent technologist and entrepreneur Ken Tindell told El Reg.

Of course many of the components of self driving cars have been in place for ages - such as 'stability control' braking systems that apply different braking to different wheels if the vehicle feels it is about to tip over (if I remember the driver's manual to our Transit van correctly - it's not a particularly modern Transit, either).

3
0

Google's Nexii stand tall among Android's insecure swill

Dave 126
Silver badge

And still some stuff you can't customise on Android, or at least there are little niggles that can't be cured, any more than you can 'customise' an iPhone to use the FM radio functionality built into its Qualcomm modem.

When listening to Google Play or Spotify on Android, adjusting the volume from the handset results in some unpleasant 'plop' noises, even if playing through a Chromecast Audio device. Why would anyone want their music interrupted by this loud beeping? Strangely, this irritating behaviour doesn't occur in the BBC iPlayer Radio app. It just seems strange that Google have pushed Google Play music, developed and sold Chromecast hardware - yet haven't removed this rough edge, something that would be trivial for them to do yet impossible for a user to fix.

0
2
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Yes, but, no, but...

Yep.

Because I don't have banking apps, Amazon accounts etc on my Android phone, I rate performance over security. I therefore don't install updates as soon as they arrive, but instead wait a month and see how other users have reported adverse effects of the update, such as greater power draw or slower performance. That was before I broke the screen on my flagship Sony, tho.

Now I'm using a 'good enough' (i.e not irritating) Huaweii that I bought half price for £45... and should I drop it or loose it in six month's time, there will be no tears. In two years time, £50 should get me a very capable phone, or £100 a very good one. Therefore it doesn't make sense to me spending £400 on a flagship spec phone just so that it be 'future proof'.

2
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: First AND second!

Yeah, but like many phones it's an assembly of bits from Qualcomm, Sony and Samsung (SoC, camera, screen). Who has actually glued them together matters less (in this context) than the understanding you have with the vendor, Google.

Huaweii don't sell a phone under their own name that resembles the Nexus 6P, as was the case with some earlier Nexii and LG, and also they are fond of putting their own skin on Android.

0
0

Space station to get shiny new ringpiece for automatic penetration

Dave 126
Silver badge

More pictures

...and diagrams here:

http://www.internationaldockingstandard.com/gallery.html

4
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: I'd rather not have unexpected visitors just dropping in

There have been firearms on board the ISS, for dealing with bears or wolves. Not there have been wolves and bears on the ISS (though a gorilla has been spotted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFc1XWEkhpM )

A combination shot gun / pistol was included in the Soyuz capsule's emergency survival kit, should the ground recovery team not reach the cosmonauts before a hungry carnivore.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TP-82

8
0

Smartphones aren't tiny PCs, but that's how we use them in the West

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Helmets

I'd be tempted to print the medical info, affix it to the helmet, then cover the info with a sticker bearing the Medic Alert symbol (snakey stick in red).

Care to be given to making sure that the sticker is easy to peel off, whilst at the same secure against wind.

Thought to be given to abrasion resistance.

Here's hoping you never need it.

5
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Rubbish

Similarly, quite a few tickets for gigs and festivals use QR codes... they are often emailed as PDFs, and can either be printed out, or presented to the door staff on the screen of my phone. The door/gate staff will either use some dedicated stock control hardware or a bog-standard mobile phone to scan my QR code.

I've even been in a queue for a gig when our party has realised we're a ticket short, and my mate has bought one online on his phone before we reached the gate.

It strikes me that the system is cheaper to administrate than sending out hologram-embossed pieces of card.

10
0

Meet Riffle, the next-gen anonymity network that hopes to trounce Tor

Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Munitions

>Swiss laws don't have any holding the USA.

They don't need to.

As long as Riffle only requires software (which in hardcopy is protected as free speech) and not specialist hardware (a 'munition'), there is nothing stopping the code escaping the US. Since part of the dev team is in Switzerland, one can make a fair assumption that the code is already out of the US.

1
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Munitions

>I hope they are developing this outside the clutches of the US Government

Second paragraph, first line: :)

Dubbed Riffle, the system was developed by MIT and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

>so that the US Government can't classify it as a munition and ban its export without a license.

That's been circumvented before, by publishing code in a book, a la Phil Zimmerman's PGP:

The claimed principle was simple: export of munitions—guns, bombs, planes, and software—was (and remains) restricted; but the export of books is protected by the First Amendment. The question was never tested in court with respect to PGP. In cases addressing other encryption software, however, two federal appeals courts have established the rule that cryptographic software source code is speech protected by the First Amendment

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy

4
0

Florida U boffins think they've defeated all ransomware

Dave 126
Silver badge

>WinTrolls vote-flame logical post!

And yet so few Penguins have supported you... could it be because they think you're a pillock too? There is nothing logical about choosing to be complacent.

4
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: For what it's worth

For sure, if in doubt, keep it simple. And you can add redunacy to your regime by having a few external drives on rotation.

However, it does require downtime, and user interaction. These aren't deal-breakers for many users, but some people will want an automated backup solution - every hour, perhaps.

Speaking as someone who has been called upon to fix friend's PCs, I sometime think it would be nice if every consumer PC sold came with external HDDs and an image back up system by default. :)

4
0

A journey down the UK's '3D Tongue' into its mini industrial revolution

Dave 126
Silver badge

Stuff that just works isn't called 'technology' - it's just called 'stuff'.

1
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

@Steve Todd

I think there's a misunderstanding over terms here, and I don't want to blame anyone. LeeE is right that many products are made by assembling (adding) component parts. However, a huge number of parts are made using subtractive (wasting) processes, as you point out. :)

Anyway, let's quit now before we get too deep into the merits of casting, forging and machining metal parts, and respective impacts upon grain structure and mechanical properties!

1
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

Re: Failed Premise

>A quick look around my home revealed just two items that were made by subtractive processes,

Um, what are you wearing, LeeE? (Oh er!) Most clothing is made by cutting shapes from a woven rectangular sheet.

Okay, I think I see the root of this misunderstanding (not your fault) - yes, most products are made by adding parts together, but many, many component parts are made by removing material - including some parts from all of the examples you listed.

Subtractive processes include stamping shapes out of sheet metal (often combined with bending the metal in the same operation). Think of the metal chassis in old desktop PCs, car panels, cutlery, metal bowls, the tops of disposable cigarette lighters, coins, that sort of thing.

Then we have a lot of subtractive processing of wood, for furniture - of which there will probably be a fair bit in your house. Turning, routing, milling, sanding, drilling, planing etc.

I'd be hesitant to hazard a guess of percentage use of subtractive, moulded, additive processes used in everyday objects around us. If you were to say that most products that pass through our houses in the course of a year are moulded (food containers and other packaging) I'd say yes, that's plausible.

Really though, 'Additive Manufacturing' is really just a convenient umbrella term for a range of process, because 'Rapid Prototyping' and '3D Printing' are often too narrow or inaccurate.

0
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

I've never seen any nanotechnology either... if only they could scale it up to the size of a cat, I'd have a better chance of spotting it!

6
0
Dave 126
Silver badge

I stumbled across a medical report the other week which I at first thought had been written by sci-fi scribe William Gibson - but it's actually real:

Here we report an accidental retinal burn with a femtosecond laser during laser-induced plasma formation in a process of nanoparticle production. - http://www.scielo.br/pdf/abo/v76n5/15.pdf

Of course nano particles are widely used in chemistry, medicine and engineering - they can just be very, very fine powders. As for nanoscale structures, TSMC and Intel are knocking on the gate (groan) of mass produced 10 mn transistors. 'Quantum dots' are already mass produced, and used in phone and TV displays.

3
0

Forums

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2017