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Comment: Re:Well... (Score 3, Insightful) 77

Wheeler, 69, does not need to seek another job when he departs the FCC, and that freedom enables him to make the decisions he thinks is right, according to people close to the chairman.

Judging simply from his age, it's very implausible that his actions were part of a ploy to seek secure employment after the FCC.

Comment: Re:Humanity is lost (Score 1) 290

Even for the purpose of saving you that second, the Verge review says it's kinda slow for that. So instead of pulling your phone out to check something, flip your wrist, wait for the watch to wake up, swipe to notifications, and wait for that to load. Kinda pointless.

Comment: Why are taxpayers funding this research? (Score 1) 172

by Joshua Fan (#45441223) Attached to: U.S. 5X Battery Research Sets Three Paths For Replacing Lithium
Aren't the commercial implications of such an advancement enticing enough to make the private sector throw many more millions, if not billions, into this research, if they haven't done so already? Granted, they would only allow new batteries to come to market if they lasted for fewer charge cycles.

In 1750 Issac Newton became discouraged when he fell up a flight of stairs.