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Driving An EV … In China

Here’s a guy who tells the story why he bought an electric vehicle in China and how it works for him. He was a reluctant buyer but government regulations made it an offence to drive a car without local registration … Continue reading

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WOW! Chinese Electric Car Buyers Have Choice!

“Chinese automakers have symbolic export numbers, but the domestic market is more than enough to absorb current Chinese production capacity, helped by the fact that it is still a protected market and foreign OEMs haven’t yet looked seriously at this … Continue reading

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Take A Rude Gesture, Trump…

“U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday railed against Mexico and Canada’s efforts in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying both neighbours have been “very difficult.” “NAFTA is very difficult. Mexico has been very difficult to deal with. Canada … Continue reading

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Out Go The Lights In Taiwan (NOT)

“TSMC had mulled setting up its 3nm wafer fab in the US due mainly to the availability of stable power supply there. For any 12-inch wafer plant, more advanced process requires higher power consumption, with electricity consumed by 3nm process … Continue reading

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Electra Meccanica Solo EV Prepares For Takeoff

“I have just returned from China, where I toured the future home of our SOLO manufacturing facilities. We will initially use these facilities for mass production of parts — and eventually for complete cars beginning later this year and into … Continue reading

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War In The South China Sea

“A US oceanographic vessel Thursday had its underwater drone stolen by a Chinese warship literally right in front of the eyes of the American crew, a US defense official told CNN Friday. In the latest encounter in international waters in the … Continue reading

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Good and Great News

Sometimes new things are amazingly good and sometimes they are frightening. Yesterday TLW rode the Chinese roto-tiller. Afterwards she said, “That was fun!”. Now, that’s frightening. The machine frightens me and she barely knows how to steer… On the good … Continue reading

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All In A Day’s Work

I know. I’m retired, but I still do a lot of work. TLW has me on a short leash sometimes with some nasty jobs like planting her rocks or trees. I humour her because she keeps me supplied with pots … Continue reading

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OMG! Canada Post Complicates My Flow Of IT From China

“The contract between Canada Post and the CUPW expired in 2015. A work stoppage would affect 40,000 employees, including mail delivery personnel. In anticipation of a possible work stoppage, governments and other companies are making alternate arrangements for essential paper mail … Continue reading

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China Achieves 6 PFLOPs/W With RISCy Processors In The World’s Most Powerful HPC

“A new Chinese supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight, captured the number one spot on the latest TOP500 list of supercomputers released on Monday morning at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) being held in Frankfurt, Germany. With a Linpack mark of 93 … Continue reading

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The State Of Play Of Moore’s Law In China

“TSMC will be the industry’s first chipmaker to have its 7nm process technology certified, said Liu, adding that TSMC’s 7nm currently has 30-40% yield for 128MB SRAM. As for 10nm, TSMC is scheduled to move the node technology to volume production … Continue reading

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Anticipation

Spring is definitely in the air. We’ve probably had the last snowfalls replaced by April’s showers. I’ve started hundreds of tree seeds sprouting indoors. A bunch of trees from nurseries and other perishable stock are being queued up to ship … Continue reading

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