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Comment: Re:2-year CFLs (Score 1) 166

by Iniamyen (#47408383) Attached to: My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...
Same here. I bought my first LED bulb at Costco a few weeks ago, because it was only $3, and after my experiences with CFLs, I'd like to be able to switch to LEDs after trying it out for a little while.

I think the breakeven point is better for LEDs than CFLs (cost of bulbs over time vs. energy savings), since CFLs seem to not last very long and LEDs keep getting cheaper. I want them to get a LITTLE bit cheaper still, before I start investing in large numbers of them, though.

Comment: Consumers are fickle (Score 3, Insightful) 242

by Iniamyen (#47361675) Attached to: Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch
Wasn't it only a year or two ago about how we were congratulating ourselves on not having to wear watches, because hey, everyone's got a smart phone and you can just check the time on that.

I don't wear a watch day-to-day. When I do wear one, it's with a suit as a fashion accessory. And I seriously doubt smart watches will ever look classy. Flashy, yes. Classy, no.

It's pretty amazing how short the average consumer's attention span is. I guess I can't blame companies for gettin' while the gettin's good.

Comment: Re:Count me in (Score 1) 711

by Iniamyen (#47156099) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
Funny, my experience with the iPhone (I had a 4S) was the exact opposite of {better-designed, rock-solid product, more stable OS}.

The beat-to-death antenna issue
A lock button that stopped working
WiFi that would intermittently get disabled and eventually stopped working altogether
Generally buggier and slower performance after each update to iOS.

But if you're having the exact opposite experience that I had, more power to ya!

Comment: H.E.V. suit (Score 1) 29

by Iniamyen (#47150275) Attached to: Robotic Exoskeletons Could Help Nuclear Plant Workers
Welcome to the H.E.V. mark 4 protective system. For use in hazardous environment conditions. High-impact reactive armour activated. Atmospheric contaminant sensors activated. Vital sign monitoring activated. Automatic medical systems engaged. Weapon selection system activated. Munition level monitoring activated. Communications interface online. Have a very safe day.

Comment: Re:Fuel economy? (Score 2) 119

This is pretty interesting, but it's not clear exactly what that 88% represents. I'm not sure what "overall drive efficiency" is. They put a picture above the 88% figure that has elements that probably aren't in the "drive efficiency" number -- misleading at best. It probably doesn't count the grid->battery efficiency (why else would they include the word "drive"?)

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