[External] Re: 10g residential CPE

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Tue Dec 29 00:20:46 UTC 2020

On 12/28/20 4:06 PM, Matthew Petach wrote:
> I think you may have misunderstood Keith's comment about
> it being "all a matter of time-frame."
> He's right--when the sun consumes all the hydrogen in
> the hydrogen-to-helium fusion process and begins to
> expand into a red dwarf, that's it; there's no going
> backwards, no putting the genie back into the bottle,
> no "renewing" the sun.  It's purely a one-way trip.
> Now, as far as humans go, we're far more likely to be
> extinct due to other reasons before we come anywhere
> near to that point.
> But as far as the physics goes, the conversion of biomatter
> into petrochemicals in the ground is more "renewable" than
> the conversion of hydrogen into helium in the sun.
> It's just that we're far more likely to hit the near-term
> shortage crunch of petrochemicals in the ground than
> we are the longer-term exhaustion of hydrogen in the
> core of the sun.   ;)
2020: Hawking Radiation, take me away.


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