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LIVE! F1 van Portimiauw, miauw, miaaauuuuw

Achtbaan in de Algarve

Het plooit en glooit, golft en glijdt: het F1-circuit in de achtertuin van Erik de Vlieger is een absolute achtbaan met gloednieuw asfalt, dus zijwaartse schuivers zijn niet uitgesloten in Portugal, waar deze eeuw nog geen F1 verreden is en de middag dus vol verrassingen kan zitten. De startopstelling is dat echter uiteraard alvast niet: 2 Mercs op 1 & 2, Max daar een kwart seconde achter en ook Karel de Klerk vond weer aansluiting op P4 terwijl dat andere rode renpaard wederom niet door Q2 kwam: Seb begint vanaf P15. Met losliggende putdeksels, gladde stukken buiten de ideale lijn, een paar listig glooiende bochten en een heel lang recht stuk is het in ieder geval een geweldig circuit, en de prachtige omgeving waarin het gesitueerd is geeft je een gratis herfstvakantiegevoel vanuit je lockdownstoel. Lights out om 14u10, en dan maar weer hopen op het beste voor Max, zodat we misschien een keer geen zwart pantervuistje in de lucht hoeven te zien na de geblokte vlag. Streams hierrr, Ziggo op je televee, F1TV via een abo en je hebt nog tien minuten om je Totokaart in te vullen om de file achter de Mercedessen wat extra spanning te geven.


Pieter van Os wint Libris Geschiedenis Prijs met ‘Liever dier dan mens’

‘Liever dier dan mens’ gaat over de overlevingstocht van een joods meisje tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Met het werk won oud-NRC-redacteur Pieter van Os ook al de Brusseprijs voor beste journalistieke boek.

The Battle Over Chips is About to Get Uglier

"We're in a new world where governments are more concerned about the security of their digital infrastructure and the resiliency of their supply chains," Jimmy Goodrich, vice president of global policy with the Washington-based Semiconductor Industry Association, tells Bloomberg.

"The techno-nationalist trends gaining traction in multiple capitals around the world are a challenge to the semiconductor industry."

At once highly globalized and yet concentrated in the hands of a few countries, the industry has choke points that the U.S. under the presidency of Donald Trump has sought to exploit in order to thwart China's plans to become a world leader in chip production. Washington says Beijing can only achieve that goal through state subvention [funding] at the expense of U.S. industry, while furthering Communist Party access to high-tech tools for surveillance and repression. China rejects the allegations, accusing the U.S. of hypocrisy and acting out of political motivation. For both sides, Taiwan, which is responsible for some 70% of chips manufactured to order, is the new front line...

Citing the need to promote "digital sovereignty," the European Commission is exploring a 30 billion-euro ($35 billion) drive to raise Europe's share of the world chip market to 20%, from less than 10% now. Japan is also looking to bolster its domestic capacity. At least one Japanese delegation traveled to Taiwan in May and June this year in the hope of convincing TSMC to invest in Japan, a person with knowledge of the visit said. But TSMC announced in May that it was building a $12 billion facility in Arizona, and the company declined to receive any foreign visitors seeking to woo it, said another person familiar with the company's thinking....


A focus of Beijing is to accelerate research into so-called third-generation semiconductors — circuits made of materials such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride, a fledgling technology where no country dominates. Yet without silicon capabilities it will be difficult for China to build a proper semiconductor industry, said a senior TSMC official. Another person from a company involved in third-generation chip production said designing them is an art, and even poaching a team of designers won't necessarily guarantee success. The consensus is it won't be easy for China to catch up, especially at the cutting-edge where TSMC and Samsung are producing chips whose circuits are measured in single-digit nanometers, or billionths of a meter. SMIC [a partially state-owned Chinese semiconductor foundry] would have to double annual research spending in the next two-to-three years just to prevent its technology gap with those companies widening, says Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Charles Shum.

The tussle raises the prospect of a broader decoupling of the global industry with two distinct supply chains.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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紅葉待つ休日

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✪日本海 加佐の岬の夕陽 -石川県加賀市-

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✪日本海 加佐の岬の夕陽 -石川県加賀市-

厚く立ち込めていた雲が切れて雄大な夕陽に遭遇できました。私にとって奇跡の夕陽となりました…。

Leica M(typ240) + Summarit-M90mm

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Leica M(typ240) + Summarit-M90mm

佐賀県太良町、海中鳥居(大魚神社)/ Underwater Torii, Tara Town, Saga Prefecture (Daigyo Shrine)

Autumn leaves

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Autumn leaves

いつまでも寝ている:I'll sleep forever.

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いつまでも寝ている:I'll sleep forever.

豊郷小学校旧校舎群/Toyosato Elementary School old school building group

DSC_1737 Inglewood Inn, 1931 North East Road, Inglewood, South Australia

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DSC_1737 Inglewood Inn, 1931 North East Road, Inglewood, South Australia