Miffed about Memory.
As this Digitimes article shows, the prices of memory chips have defied the laws of physics for the last year. I was hoping to load up some of my machines with 32 Gbytes of RAM for a few hundred bucks, but prices have been going up for a long time. Grrrrrr. Much of the explanation seems to be that solar panels are competing with chip making for high quality silicon production. The global warming prophets are warning of a GDP loss if we do nothing. I like solar and don't have any problem with supporting it, but there is also a big GDP loss if we reallocate resources by doing something. At this point, no one can say whether doing something or doing nothing will result in a greater GDP loss. Inane rhetoric from the global warming lobby is not helpful.