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China is Collecting the Fingerprints of Foreigners Entering the Country 

"... A new policy takes effect in China today (Feb. 10) that requires foreigners to hand over their fingerprints.
The government is starting to collect the fingerprints of travelers at Shenzhen International Airport, which sits at the border between Hong Kong and China, before rolling it across all entry and exit points in the mainland by the end of 2017, according to t 
SMPS Editor 
2/10/2017 
 
Doomsday Clock Moves to 150s Before Midnight. Thanks, Trump 

"... The Doomsday Clock, maintained for the past 70 years by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved to two and a half minutes from midnight following the election of Donald Trump.

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"The board's decision to move the clock less than a full minute - something it has never before done - reflects a simple reality: As this statement is issued, Don 
SMPS Editor 
1/27/2017 
 
100 Watt 16th Brick Now Available with Base Plate Heat Spreader 
Atkinson, NH - January 4, 2017 - Semiconductor Circuits, Inc. increases usable power in it's "Cool Power Technologies" wide input range 16th brick DC-DC converter series. These open frame modules can now be ordered with a baseplate heat spreader to provide up to 100W of usable output power @ output voltages of 2.5, 3.3, 5.0, 12 and now 24Vdc - ideal for distributed 
Teddi Ritchie 
1/5/2017 
 
Donald Trump's "carbon bubble" economy is bound to pop — the only question is how bad it will be 

" ... Trump's economic policies are built on many flawed assumptions, especially a fossil-fuel boom that won't end well. ...

Donald Trump's "policies" don't really exist in any conventional or coherent sense, but his promises, pledges and appointments so far tell us enough to know that he's devoted to the kind of bubble economics that ultimately can only b 
SMPS Editor 
1/2/2017 
 
The Numbers Look Great — As They Always Do Before a Crash 

" ... It's quarterly report time for US stocks. If you just casually glance at the earnings news, you might think companies are having a great year. Many are beating expectations and reporting impressive revenues and profits.

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In a world where GDP growth may be in the neighborhood of 2%, do you think it makes a whole lot of sense that earnings are going to 
SMPS Editor 
11/19/2016 
 
Donald Trump Appears Doomed to Inherit the Next Recession 

" ... President-elect Donald J. Trump may be the one left holding the bag when the next recession hits because of years of credit expansion. ...

"Because, we were for a long time, 7 years, without a recession in the US," he continued. "We are overdue one. And some of the data that's been coming out in the last couple of quarters suggests that we are v 
SMPS Editor 
11/16/2016 
 
Elon Musk's Wild Ride 

"... Just on technological merits, Musk's companies have already impacted the world in lasting fashion. To the extent that the electric car is a reality, it's largely thanks to Tesla selling tens of thousands of high-priced vehicles, pressuring BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen, and others into a response. Tesla's software has also made the automotive industry interesting ag 
SMPS Editor 
10/12/2016 

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