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Comment Re:Difference Between Europe and USA (Score 1) 403

Australia is an expensive holiday destination for both EU and US tourists. The number of EU tourists far outweighs the number of US tourists here in Oz. Having said that, I've been here for more than 5 decades and I cannot recall spotting a US tourist outside the big cities/resorts, which is a shame since they don't get to see the real Australia, just the sterile Americanised bits.

Comment Re:How's this gonna work? (Score 4, Informative) 39

A few things will offset this. One is the trend towards a larger number of smaller base stations, whether these are just compact towers or microcells. Rather than a huge tower fed by a bundle of copper and dedicated fiber pairs, there can be smaller pole mounted cells fed by GPON.
Another thing is the fact that these wavelengths will reflect and bounce around and the new technology will use that with beam forming and MIMO. All of the 5g experimental antennas I've seen are actually arrays of a large number of small antennas that are modulated independently.

Comment Re:This doesn't prove what they were hoping to pro (Score 1) 192

Be interesting to see how IBM's Watson would perform in the same test, I suspect (some) doctors would really, really, dislike those results. It must also be said that Watson is not intended to be a "diagnosis app", it is supposed to be a research assistant for human doctors.

Comment Acid rain (Score 5, Insightful) 130

Remember when "acid rain" was the #1 environmental problem? - No? - Neither does anyone else under 40 because Reagan and Thatcher pushed for (and won) a global cap + trade treaty on sulphur emissions. Besides, if climate treaties don't make a practical difference, why has the coal industry spent the last 30-40yrs doing everything it can to sabotage them?

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