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Comment: Impact on battery life? (Score 2) 153

by FurtiveGlancer (#48027505) Attached to: LTE Upgrade Will Let Phones Connect To Nearby Devices Without Towers
Transmitting uses much more power than receiving. This peer-to-peer method may play havoc with battery life in a weak cell reception area. I hope they are considering that ramification in the design and metering of the service. How much traffic should one phone carry and how does it benefit the phone holder? Perhaps a credit scheme for carrying traffic?

Comment: Re:The "flight" one is weird (Score 1) 288

by FurtiveGlancer (#43624309) Attached to: Compared to its non-Super version, I most prefer ...
Only if your speed or the atmospheric density varied enough to cause subsequent transitions would you cause multiple booms. Mach varies with atmospheric density, often expressed analogously in terms of altitude. Your aircraft and passengers would not enjoy the ride if that were the case.

Comment: A Use for Everything (Score 1) 260

by FurtiveGlancer (#43172373) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Donate Older Computers to Charity?

Look for non-profit schools in your area and offer these systems for teaching keyboarding and intro to programming. These functions don't require much horse power or graphics and free (as in Beer) software and courseware is readily available.

Ask your local clubs (e.g, Lions, Rotary, Exchange, Optimists) whether they have a need for free office automation.

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