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Intel is trucking a 916,000-pound 'Super Load' across Ohio to its new fab, spawning road closures over nine days
  • They aren't very good, and they probably can't be. You're limited by the laws of physics on what they can carry for their enormous size. The Hindenberg was the largest of them, but including passengers and crew together, it carried less than 100 people. They scale really, really poorly.

    We can improve on old dirigibles somewhat with lighter weight materials and engines. We're ultimately limited by the volume of the lifting gas, and we're just not going to add that much more capacity. Even if someone figured out a vacuum dirigible (which would be very vulnerable to a puncture), it'd only improve things marginally. It's an interesting engineering challenge, though.

    One thing where dirigibles might be useful is windmill blades. Blades aren't that heavy, but they can't get much bigger while being transported on highways. Constructing the blades on site is another option, so we'll see which one wins.

    Science and engineering aren't magic that makes everything better over time always, and people need to stop acting like it does. There are physical limits that we can't breach. As another example, we haven't significantly improved on the drag coefficient of designs by Porsche or the Chrysler Airflow back in the 1930s. There was a design Mercedes came up with a while back that's based on the boxfish that did reduce it further, but its frontal cross section is so high that it doesn't matter, anyway. (It's also ugly as fuck, but that's a different matter.)

  • Intel is trucking a 916,000-pound 'Super Load' across Ohio to its new fab, spawning road closures over nine days
  • There's also an argument out there that companies should stop talking about feature sizes (that are fudged for marketing all the time, anyway) and instead talk about density of components.

    Also, if you think Moore's Law is about density of components, then the industry has kept up. However, that's not actually what Moore claimed way back when: https://wumpus-cave.net/post/2024/03/2024-03-20-moores-law-is-dead/index.html

  • Intel is trucking a 916,000-pound 'Super Load' across Ohio to its new fab, spawning road closures over nine days
  • Angstrom was invented in physics because they needed a length unit that was smaller than SI prefixes would allow. The industry only picked it up once they got to a certain level.

    (Contrary to what a lot of people think, physicists do not strictly follow SI. They bypass it for reasons of convenience all the time.)

  • Hell awaits the PLAN
  • They might be angling to do exactly that over a long period of time. It's abundantly clear that Russia isn't a real world power anymore. They need China more than China needs them. But there's no reason to start a land war when you can slowly chew on them diplomatically over time.

  • Hell awaits the PLAN
  • "Target" how? Blowing up TSMC isn't what they want. China would need to establish air superiority first for any land invasion to succeed, which means Taiwan has plenty of time to pull the trigger on the kill switches.

  • Hell awaits the PLAN
  • Other than TSMC, those are good reasons to keep pretending an invasion is imminent any day now. Nobody benefits from actually starting that war, except for ideological reasons.

  • Tesla Shareholders Approve Musk's $56 Billion Pay Package in Early Voting
  • It was 5 years ago. Other companies are catching up.

    One place they aren't catching up is non-SUV EVs. There are a few, but if you want an EV that isn't an SUV with over 250mi range, and cross Tesla off the list, your options become real thin.

  • The constant negativity is killing me
  • Almost all the discourse around episodes 7 and 8 when they were new was "Ray is a woke Mary Sue character", and later "Rose and Finn were just diversity inclusions". Complete with death threats sent to the actors.

    Rose and Finn's episode 8 scenes could have cut entirely and you'd immediately have a better movie. That wasn't because they were diversity inclusions, but because it was terrible writing.

  • Self-inflicted wound
  • Right: https://projects.propublica.org/climate-migration/

    Nowhere is really safe from climate change, but if you look at those maps, the worst stuff misses the upper Midwest. Which isn't a real benefit either; it means taking on a lot of displaced climate refugees.

  • Link broken in app

    Not 100% sure if this is a Summit issue or something in Lemmy more generally. Here's the post in question:

    https://midwest.social/post/10123989

    The link to the blog works on my instance for the desktop. Several other users were reporting the link being broken, and it does break for me on Summit, as well.

    When I hit the link on Summit, the requests on the server are GET /api/v3/post?id=2024 and GET /api/v3/comment/list?max_depth=6&post_id=2024&sort=Top&type_=All. It looks like it parsed out the "2024" from the original link and tried to use that in a Lemmy API call.

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    Lemmy Support @lemmy.ml frezik @midwest.social

    Post link sometimes goes to the wrong place

    Here's the post in question: https://midwest.social/post/10123989

    Which linked to my blog here: https://wumpus-cave.net/post/2024/03/2024-03-20-moores-law-is-dead/index.html

    On my instance (midwest.social), this works fine. However, some other users were reporting a broken link, and I also see a broken link when using my mobile app (Summit). When it breaks, I see these calls in the server logs:

    • GET /api/v3/post?id=2024
    • GET /api/v3/comment/list?max_depth=6&post_id=2024&sort=Top&type_=All

    Which appear to be Lemmy API calls with some of the actual link data built in.

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