Last Thursday, along with the live broadcasts from yet another grand illumination somewhere with 500,000 LED lights twinkling in some shopping mall, was a news item about a temporary power drop in our area. Because of trouble with a transformer somewhere the voltage dropped by 40% for about 0.07 seconds… That’s right, it wasn’t a power cut, just a reduction, for less than one tenth of a second. As a result, factories all over the area came to a halt, some shut down for a day or more, and a Toshiba semiconductor plant’s output in January and February may be cut by 20~30% as a result. Hard to believe, but it’s true.
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- RT @hirako13: This is why I hope China and Japan get along well and always listen to each other. twitter.com/scmpnews/statu… - posted 3 hours ago
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- "One of political science’s sore moments as a discipline was its inability to predict the fall of the Soviet Union.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… - posted 4 hours ago
- Thread over a year old. Americans, are you OK with this? twitter.com/dog_in_clouds/… - posted 4 hours ago