[GLLUG] Radiation Ready?

Chris Bell chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Sun Nov 12 11:48:19 UTC 2017

We have robots that can work in places where there is high radiation, so can 
modern solid state memories survive? ARM CMOS processors were selected for use 
where radiation was a problem. Not too many years ago we could purchase (now 
relatively small) magneto-optical discs and drives which were claimed to be 
more resistant to radiation damage (I still have some discs, but have not seen 
drives available for a long time). Long gone are the times when there were 
comprehensive local public libraries well stocked with reference books, and 
even shared computer access may be restricted. Do we still have well protected 
archives for the time when we are hit by a massive solar flare, or crazy 
nations start lobbing nuclear bombs around, or will we have to rely on the 
fading memories of older generations who are still able to remember how to 
survive without Google?

Chris Bell
Website http://chrisbell.org.uk

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