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Comment: Simple way to test... (Score 3, Interesting) 330

Get two hermetically sealed rooms. One with this new Mazda, and one with an all-electric car. Both cars are on roller ramps. Just to be fair, the Mazda can have it's air-intake piped in from outside.

Then grab the CEO of Mazda and give him this choice of 'driving' 20 miles in either the Mazda or the electric car.

Simple... Effective.

Comment: Re:HP used to be greatl (Score 5, Interesting) 385

by SJ (#46160123) Attached to: HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

You're mistaking this company for the original HP. "HP" nowadays is actually Compaq. The old HP that everyone knew and loved is now (at least used to be) Aligent. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...
They are now Aligent and Keysight.

So anywhere you read something about "HP" doing something stupid... Think "Compaq" instead, and it all makes sense.

Comment: Re:Doesn't add up (Score 5, Informative) 198

by SJ (#42011669) Attached to: Old Electric-Car Batteries Put Into Service For Home Energy Storage

Your house uses more than 10kw? I really have to ask, what the heck are you doing??

I have a modest 4x2 house, with a stay-at-home wife and 2 kids. Big screen TV, and all the other creature comforts and I wouldn't even come close to use 10Kw.

In this instance I have to say 'you're doing it wrong'.

Comment: Re:Scumbags (Score 1) 90

by SJ (#41816089) Attached to: RIAA Failed To Disclose Expert's Lobbying History To "Six-Strikes" Partners

And this is one reason why caped internet plans are actually in the customers interest. If you use more, you pay more, so it's in the interest of the ISP to keep you downloading stuff as fast as humanly possible.

The only time they do throttle you is when you hit your monthly quote. Then they "shape" (throttle) your connection to entice you to upgrade your plan to something more suited to your usage requirements. At which point, you click the "upgrade plan" button and you're back up to speed.

Sure, Unlimited internet is all good in fantasy land, but I really can't see how it's a sustainable business model unless you're paying for a business-grade connection on a megabit per second basis.

Comment: Re:Like who again? (Score 1) 446

by SJ (#41393653) Attached to: Motorola Seeks Ban On Macs, iPads, and iPhones

Easy... And it almost happened, right up to the point where Google started shipping Android. Apple made the hardware, Google provided the online services. Google and Apple were best of friends.

Then Google decided to make handsets and entire OS to directly compete with Apple. Fast forward to present day, and here we have this mess.

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. -- Confucius

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