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Comment: Re:What has happened to Silicon Valley? (Score 1) 140

by LynnwoodRooster (#49555747) Attached to: Random Generator Parodies Vapid Startup Websites
Spending on research has been constantly growing over the past 50 years, and private spending is well ahead of Government spending. There really isn't a "cutoff" in funding, unless a cut from a 5% increase to a 2% increase is construed as a cut (in a time when inflation is running around 2%).

Comment: Re:Restarted several times per week isn't that bad (Score 1) 445

Seriously, I restart my samsung a few times a day just to prevent problems from occurring in the first place.

Why? My Note 2 has 1729 hours (and counting) uptime right now. That's over 10 weeks since the last reboot. Still runs fast and responsive... Why reboot?

Comment: Re:Reboot? A phone! (Score 1) 445

My Note 2 is rock-stable like yours. I just checked - 1729 hours and counting since last reboot. Battery easily lasts from 6 AM to midnight (30+% left when it finally hits the charger), with moderate use (30-40 minutes of voice, a few dozen texts, and 70-80 e-mails, with a bit of GPS and web access mixed in). Rock solid device, plenty of battery life - and I love the note-taking ability with the pen!

Comment: Re:Good for him and the world. (Score 1) 118

No the big problem with the China push was regulatory. In order to have an electric car, you have to have a way to charge it. Installation of charging stations at the owner's home was required - and that means it's limited to those who own an actual house (not an apartment). So the market instantly shrunk down by orders of magnitude. I know several wealthy people in Shanghai who were interested in the Tesla, but because they lived in penthouse apartments could not get a charging station installed - and thus end up sticking with the latest Mercedes or Porsche.

Comment: Where did all those toolings go? China! (Score 1) 120

They all went to China. Beers, sodas, juice drinks - so many use disposable pull tab tops. And they're the original US toolings that were pumping them out in the 70s and 80s. How do I know? Because the top of the can is still embossed with English, just like back in the day. Newer toolings (China sourced) are all in Mandarin, but you still see a lot of those older toolings used to stamp the pull tabs - English embossed and all!

System going down at 1:45 this afternoon for disk crashing.