EDIT: "...beats a subsidy."
The biggest barrier to the spread of private broadband is the cost of acquiring right-of-way. But I can envision a government approach (not a "solution" but a major addition of network capacity) that costs ZERO for right-of-way.
Bury fat broadband along the Interstate Highway System, starting with segments that connect major markets. Let there be taps at exits, access to which would be leased to local ISPs willing to lay connecting fiber. Such a National Internet Backbone could pay for itself the way Hoover Dam did.
If you're going to spend public funds on Technology X, infrastructure always bets a subsidy.
What killed Flash was not only having to update it every time you used it, just like Adobe Reader on PCs, but never knowing whether today's update was going to sneak in some useless browser toolbar you didn't want.
Christianity was horrible and oppressive and militarily adventurous just like Wahhabism once, in a time we now call the Dark Ages for exactly that reason. Since then we have evolved democratic institutions and a secular civilization that includes religion as an element, rather than a dominant force which lusts for global takeover.
Someday the Ummah will have to learn the same lesson..
Except for those times when the Low Countries sailed up the Thames to sort out their "defender".
Brussels Eurocrats keep threatening to do that whenever Britain infringes on one of their petty little ukases, which was a principal reason for the Brexit vote.
I'm not a Christian and I don't define life as starting at the instant of fertilization, but doesn't life start at some time that has to be specified by law, a definition that is meaningful in cases like the murder of a pregnant woman? Since have put a lot of effort into legally defining death as cessation of brain activity, why not use the start of brain activity as the definition of humanity in secular law?
Nobody local calls it that except the immigrants from out-of-state. It's just "eye 35" to the locals.
Anyhow, you do point out the only way to get such a short commute in Austin: move to the corner of town near where your work is.
There is no way that American workers can directly outproduce Foxconn's slave army. The way we get back production is by robotizing the jobs, at which time the new American jobs become servicing and programming the bots.
No, nor do they allow for a user to override the 1GB read cache limit. In the link provided, they stated scope of change features may change based on user feedback. But for not, it's geared to the consumer "set it and forget it" mentality. For what it does, it works well, but it does have limitations.
Also worth noting, RAPID only works for SATA drives. NVMe don't allow for the feature to be enabled. I'm not sure if this a limitation in how the storage is addressed differently, or the Samsung Magician app hasn't been updated to target non-SATA enumerated devices.
If you need something with faster write-backs, it looks as though soon there with be a new RocketRAID 3800 series from HighPoint. Essentially, a PCIe RAID card that hold NVMe drives with over 15GB per sec (you read that correctly, Bytes, NOT bits per second!!!) of bandwidth.
But that requires a bunch of electricity, much more than solar panels and batteries can easily supply.
There were plans to put the VASIMR engine on ISS, but they didn't happen. It would have used batteries charged by the ISS solar power to provide 15-minute burns.
The lumpy gravity field shouldn't be *that* big a problem.
It has nothing to do with ISS, and everything to do with the mass concentrations on the moon. There are only a few inclinations with stable orbits. The others will decay in weeks to months.
The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means. -- Saul Alinsky