And Ma Bell has been doing it for a century. Cable rack in the central offices gets crowded after just a few decades, otherwise.
There's precedent, there are specialized tools and procedures for error reduction, and worldwide there are at least dozens, perhaps hundreds, of people with lots of experience in this very specific field.
You can feel the weight balance to tell how much of the tape is on one reel versus the other. You can rewind and fastforward by gut-feeling, with no display. Every operation of the player is tactile, and there are no hidden options menus, touchscreens, or any of that crap.
Been done on a PC/XT too: http://www.oldskool.org/pc/808...
It's a long-view look at where we need to go and what we need to get there. In the 1980s, commercial spaceflight was envisioned somewhat differently than it's happened, and robotics have gotten way more capable, so the refresh is definitely needed.
(obligatory Real Genius line.)
That was my answer.
After popping a bunch of benadryl and being satisfied that my condition wasn't worsening, I elected to make a regular appointment with my GP instead of going to Emergency.
I decided to take a few photos of the skin rash before it went away, which allowed the doctor (three days later, when I was totally fine again) to quickly identify that it was indeed an allergic reaction, and based on where it appeared, the subsequent interview helped diagnose the cause. Worked great!
It'd be a lot less ominous without the news that music services are able to predict your political party based on the music you listen to.
What's the max temperature ramp rate before the frog jumps out of the water, anyway?
I thought national lasagna day was June 19th! (since 1978...)
...and allow us to acquire the solution in a dramatically more efficient manner!
Now, I should emphasize that such an approach is purely theoretical. So far, no one has been able to accomplish such constructions, yet..
Whenever I try to convert part-15 geeks into part-97 geeks, they're interested in high power, they're interested in DIY equipment, they're interested in satellites, they're interested in propagation, and as soon as I mention that you can't swear or encrypt, they walk away.
"If I can't send useful traffic over it, why would I bother?"
Ham radio is losing a generation of geeks who've grown up on a more-free network and aren't interested in a restricted one. Should we just let them go?
Moneyliness is next to Godliness. -- Andries van Dam