How to visualize what yu can not see.

Impossible? Almost. But some man have done just that. Think about silicon  CPU in your computer.

About 30 years ago Intel introduced the 036 CPU for desktop computers and workstations. That tiny slice of silicon had some features as small as one micro meter in width. Can you imagine how small one micro meter is?  A human hair is about a 50 micro melter in thickness. Think of a copper wire 50 times smaller.

But now Intel and others make silicon chips with traces as small as 22 nanometers. And they say then can go done to 10 nm and below.

Wikipedia has some articles about how semiconductor chips are made.

Start here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiconductor_device_fabrication

Here is the copyrighted an image you will find there:

Next, watch a video on you tube:

How hey make Silicon Wafers and Computer Chips.

That is amazing!

 

 

 

How to Make a Hotspot for Internet on Vacation

You already know that your tablet or laptop computer can get into the Internet if you are near a Wi-Fi hotspot. For example the local public library, a local coffee shop or even McDonald’s offer free Wi-Fi to their customers.

But what about if you’re on vacation far away from the city and you would like to surf the Internet? Well, you likely have a smart phone that has Internet access but you find the screen of your smart phone is rather small for doing much web surfing.

Image1
Did you know there is a way to tether your smart phone to your tablet or laptop? Sometimes this is called tethering and other times it is called hotspot. With a USB cable you can connect the phone to your tablet and turn on the tethering option. But you can also use the Wi-Fi. Turn Wi-Fi on in your tablet. Then make sure Wi-Fi is off on your smart phone and get into the Internet using your data service. Been looking around inside the android menus you should find a place where it says you can turn on a hotspot. When you find it, you have the option of putting in a password to prevent other people from using it. But if you’re in a remote area, that would hardly be needed.

The advantage  is that your tablet provides a much nicer screen for movies. And here’s the surprise. Some mobile carriers will not charge you data usage if you use it only for watching movies on certain services. For example, Netflix has an agreement with many of the will cell phone carriers to let people watch as much as they want without going over there data connection limit. Ask your local cell phone service provider. I have used it and found it to be a real neat way to watch movies or TV shows and not get charged for over use of my data plan. In fact, I got one of those free phones for people with limited income. And yes, I am unlimited income. True, I have this website, but I’m not rich.

The cell phone carrier I received was a company called TAG. The service they offer is through T-Mobile and streaming Netflix through my phone does not incur extra data charges. So I thought that was a very neat trick. A free phone and all the Netflix I want. Of course, I still have to pay for my Netflix. No I don’t. My daughter let’s me use her Netflix account. Netflix lets you use up to four different devices for one Netflix account.

So yes, I watch Netflix for free on my phone phone. And if I want a bigger screen I can tether or hotspot my phone so that my tablet will pick it up on Wi-Fi or USB. Check with your local service provider to see what their policy is about watching movies and about using a hotspot. Some providers will charge you extra for adding a hotspot to your smart phone. So you need to check first.

More cheap cell phones from China.

The Chinese already produce lots of cell phones and they’re going to start producing more and more. So expect the price to come down on some very nice cell phones Look at photo.

.chinaphones

How do I know this is true? Because recently one of the big cell phone manufacturers in China has purchased patents from Iker soft. No not a half dozen patents, instead some 1500 patents were purchased by a big Chinese telecom maker from the great big software maker.

Reference: Microsoft Sells Patents.

The exact details of how much it cost was not given, but it was definitely related to telecommunication patents and this has led rise to the idea that the company will be wanting to sell products to the United States. Without the sufficient patents, it would be near impossible to sell anything in the United States.

The United States has patents for almost anything and everything related to telecommunications. Now inside their own country this is not a problem for the Chinese. It becomes a problem when they wish to export their best products to the United States.
So then, can the Chinese really make good cell phones? Actually, they do. They already make some very excellent smart phones and now even more will be coming and this should cause the market prices to drop for almost a every cell phone currently on the market.

The IBM Watson project is on the move.

From a Google search:

Watson is an artificially intelligent computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, developed in IBM’s DeepQA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. Watson was named after IBM’s first CEO and industrialist Thomas J. Watson.

This month IBM has announced that the project known as ‘Watson’ will soon play a big part in all parts of industry, medicine and research. In the San Francisco area the company is helping other companies start new project based on IBM research into artificial intelligence. They say it maybe two years a new kind of  software  will become a Billion dollar industry

For a full story about the company’s expectations, go to the link below:

IBM’s Watson coming to San Francisco

Watson is a computer system that uses artificial intelligence to answer questions posed in what computer scientists call “natural language,” i.e. plain English (or whatever language is being used) rather than programming them.

 

The Avira Boot CD Anti-Virus.

Here is the3 best way to get rid of a nasty malware infection on your Personal Computer. It works even if you PC fails to start u.

In does not fix hardware problems. If is made to repair a computer that has a very bad case of virus infections.

You will need another PC that works and can get to the site of www.avira.com and there  you find instructions. After the download, you will bur the ISO to a black CD. Use a suitable program for making a ISO CD. The ISO image contains all the files needed is one package.

I have used this myself several times and commend it. Of courts, be sure to read the instructions. Anybody can do it.

Tesla Motors making patents public patebts.

The story is from Dana Hull from the San Jose Mercury News. It was posted 06/12/2014

PALO ALTO — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced Thursday that Tesla is making its vast array of technology patents available to the public for free, part of a bold move to spur development of electric vehicles in the face of climate change and create demand for Tesla’s batteries.

Link to story:

United Nations Probes Sexuxalo Abuse.

Sexual Abuse is being  investigated by the United Nations.  But why would the UN be interested?     The focus is on organized group , not individual cases by themselves.  And the investigation is going into what are called ‘third-world-countries.’ The UN is investigating its own organization.

Hes is part of a UN report about a small country in Africa.

7 May 2004 – The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has launched a comprehensive investigation into reported instances of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of civilians, including minors, by its personnel in Bunia, in the northeastern part of the country.

Link: Probe launched into sexual abuse allegations against UN mission staff in DR of Congo

As you know, such  stories have been reported years ago about religious orders,  But this time it is the UN doing the reporting. And telling about its own errors.