jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 07:42:53 CDT 2008
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 23 Jul 2008 at 22:08, Scanning wrote:
>> It has to be done in hardware otherwise why bother. If you want the respect
>> and awe of the group show us your gravitas and use a spool of fibre optic
>> cable as the "media" and blink your data in through an LED or LASER diode. A
>> photo transistor or photo PIN diode at the end will read your data so that
>> it can be replicated at the beginning of the fibre and start the whole loop
>> over again. Makes me tingle just thinking about it.
> Crikey, I couldn't afford enough fiber to recirculate a megabit!
> Let's see--I'm after a 10MHz bitrate and the speed of light through
> glass is about 2.00x10**8 m/sec...
Hmm, big laser and a Mars-mounted reflector? Cue "world's biggest computer "
and "world's first interplanetary computer" threads :-)
JOOI, what was the typical speed for original delay-storage technology? How
does your intended 10MHz compare?
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