Seriously, we have cowsheds older than America
Quote from: 0AlphaOmega on Jan 30, 2013, 12:19 amSeriously, we have cowsheds older than America LOL, The phrase "North American culture" is a bit of an oxymoron when compared to most of the rest of the world.
Quote from: retrolefty on Jan 30, 2013, 02:00 amMost, really?Well, I am also a product of NA. However, I am open to discussion. Given that the predominant culture in the Americas is well less than 600 years old, can you think of some other place of significance that is also significantly younger?
So the age of a culture is it's dominate attribute?
So the age of a culture is it's dominate attribute?Lefty
Quote from: retrolefty on Jan 30, 2013, 02:47 amSo the age of a culture is it's dominate attribute?Age, type of bacteria, and whether the fruit is at the bottom, or stirred in.
"In Europe, 100 miles is a long distance. In America, 100 years is a long time."There are two sets of answers showing up. One assumes that the device needs power (at least enough for "standby") FOR 100 years, and the other assuming that the device will be completely inactive, and only needs power AFTER 100 years.BTW, I don't know that modern semiconductors are expected to remain operational after 100 years. Diffusion of dopants might render PN junctions non-working, and insulating gates non-insulating...
Maybe it's an advertisement? We have gold, this is where we are, come get it!
The Americas have been occupied for tens of thousands of years. Check your facts.
Going out on a limb here, but if it's in the loft of a house, why not tap into the house wiring? I've done some math, I think it could work.
Quote from: SirNickity on Jan 29, 2013, 11:33 pmSeriously, though. It's going in an attic? Has anyone owned an attic for 100 years? Maybe I'm just American, but after 60 years or so, houses tend to get remodeled and/or demolished.Seriously, we have cowsheds older than America The pier I walked on this afternoon was built in 1867, it looks pretty much the same as when it was built. And the pub I visited after has been a pub since late 1700's, it was however remodelled then as it was formally a place where cider was made. Not everything is pulled down every 60 years. So I reckon, a European loft has a good chance of surviving another 100 years (we gotta keep our chickens somewhere!)
Seriously, though. It's going in an attic? Has anyone owned an attic for 100 years? Maybe I'm just American, but after 60 years or so, houses tend to get remodeled and/or demolished.