The iPhone 8 rumor mill, spurred on by a ceramic Apple Watch, is predicting a ceramic iPhone. The problem is there are several issues with that .. particularly if Apple's design philosophy of pure materials rather than facades still holds.. Manufacturing guru Greg Koenig takes a fascinating crack at rumor debunking.
There has been a good deal of speculation on the post election creation of a Trump TV cable network. The New Yorker points out it would be a bad business plan. There's also the question of an advertiser base that would be easily shunned elsewhere..
It is more sophisticated than I thought, but he mentioned there is a reliability issue. We've had great luck with very cheap electrics that only last two or three years, but cost less than a tenth as much.
What ? The Megaprocessor is a micro-processor built large. Very large.
How ? Like all modern processors the Megaprocessor is built from transistors. It's just that instead of using teeny-weeny ones integrated on a silicon chip it uses discrete individual ones like those below. Thousands of them. And loads of LEDs.
Why ? - short answer : Because I want to.
Why ? - long answer : Computers are quite opaque, looking at them it's impossible to see how they work. What I would like to do is get inside and see what's going on. Trouble is we can't shrink down small enough to walk inside a silicon chip. But we can go the other way; we can build the thing big enough that we can walk inside it. Not only that we can also put LEDs on everything so we can actually SEE the data moving and the logic happening. It's going to be great.