* Posts by MrAch

4 posts • joined 20 Nov 2012

Glorious silicon globes could hold key to elusive PERFECT kilogram

MrAch
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Re: Easy?????

Ok I see that.... how about atoms of Carbon-12... it's what the mole is based on???

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MrAch
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Easy?????

This is a general statement, please criticize as I expect you to. But surely you could just say that a kilogram is a certain number of atoms of a certain substance (i.e. Water) at a specific temperature and pressure. Hell at a specific temperature and pressure, you could even say volume of a certain substance. I am aware that this is no doubt incorrect as i am sure this problem would have been solved many years ago had it been as simple as that. Thoughts????

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Freeview to be nudged down to clear 5G bands in 2018

MrAch
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Re: Why???

The point I was trying to make was that millions of pounds has been spent on promoting a service which will have far less longevity than the previous generation and/or alternatives i.e. satellite. It would also have freed up the space now being squeezed which will no doubt prove to be of detriment to the public in time. The government (and homeowners) spent a lot of money installing new aerials and set top boxes the last few years. Why not just bite the bullet and fit satellite (to the 98% of the population that can receive it) instead of having to pay twice in the future. By trying to solve one problem Ofcom created another. The sad thing is that in 15-18 years time there will be many more hundreds of millions of taxpayers pounds spent on promoting and providing fibre. So in conclusion, was everything spent on the digital switchover VALUE FOR MONEY. I don't think so.

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MrAch
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Why???

The one thing that confuses me is why even bother with Freeview in the first place. Why instead of promoting freeview as the best option, just slap a satellite dish on everyone's roof and utilize freesat and then totally close the analogue spectrum to TV. This could have been done during the switchover and made things like 4G and potentially 5G much much easier to implement.

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