You forgot to mention the girls.
even with fast charging, you aren't gonna want to charge ten times a day
Fast charging + wireless charging + ubiquitous charging stations might make it very practical. For my lifestyle a two-hour battery life with 20-second recharges from just putting my phone on a certain region of my desk, nightstand, car console, etc. would work just fine.
Ahh ha ha! Why do you guys make me read this shit? They know we're just going to tax the crap out of them to pay for hooker and cocaine parties for Washington lobbyists! Why LIE to them? !#%!WA
As I recall, the paper from Google said something slightly different. It said they found no increase in failure rate. As a result, Google data centers do run warm: 80F. The employees in data centers wear shorts and t-shirts all the time.
It is clear you do not know what Google DNS is. It is not the DNS that serves the "google network" but a global provider of DNS services for all and people are encouraged to use it instead of their local DNS. This makes your comment
That this is a sudden and startling discovery to you indicates nobody should listen to you
That's always been relatively common. Especially if you have only one or two peers, dynamically learning the entire Internet routing table was a massive waste of resources.
I'm talking AS level organizations including internal routers as well as border routers.
So basically, all these fancy energy-saving methods we've been implementing lately have been wiped out by things that are EVEN WORSE for the grid than what we had.
Electric cars, supercapacitors, etc. all add to PEAK usage. Between 5:30 and 6:00 everyone is going to be putting their 8KW charger on, even if only for a second, and raising peak time usage (which means that even more capacity has to be brought online - sometimes for hours before and after - to cope with demand and we'll be "even more" idle throughout the rest of the day).
And, shockingly, the only plants that can really handle those are the old-fashioned, always-on, slow-to-ramp-up-and-down, coal, oil, gas and nuclear plants. Or HUGE inefficiencies from renewables.
I just find it ironic that at the time we're pushing for low power, variable, "always on" supplies, we're pushing for gadgets that need high peak load, or high load for a LONG time generally.
The problem is that Ubuntu touch doesn't support the 1x1 screen resolution. We need the inventor to release the specs so a Mir graphics driver can be written. I've tried an alpha version and personally find the scroll bars tricky, but then that's always been a problem with Unity. This is the problem with Canonical trying to get one OS to work every device.
Watch that mouth or your mommy will kick you out of the basement.
Wow still to gutless to take a karma hit by showing your face. Go away now and wish you had the guts to show your face in the light of day.
No you are wrong.
"Many of our rules are violations of that first most basic right, pretty much anything that someone else thinks that you should do or not-do for your own good: rules about drugs, prostitution, abortion, doctor-assisted suicide, and yes, wearing clothes. "
Let's tear this apart one by one.
'rules about drugs"
No you are wrong. http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/human-biology/medical-quackery.htm#page=0 not to mention FDA testing of drugs for safety and effectiveness. You are probably talking about recreational drugs but even then you will want laws to keep them safe and more or less pure and not mixed with who knows what.
No you are wrong. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/us/kermit-gosnell-abortion-doctor-found-guilty-of-murder.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Even if you support abortion rights if you are not a total nut job you will want laws that make them safe like requiring a doctor perform them.
No you are wrong. Even if you believe that prostituion should be legal you would want laws regulating the minimum age of the prositute and health checks of the workers.
Yea what could go wrong with that. Again you would want laws to make sure that the patient understood and that they where not pressured into such a choice.
Like hell! Don't you know that the only people that want to walk around naked are people that nobody wants to see naked?
This is all just extreme libertarian clap trap. It is as unworkable as anything Marx or Ayn Rand ever came up with. And just as with Marx and Rand it is too extreme and over simplified to be workable. What I am pointing out is that you are wrong. You really do not want to get ride of laws on those subjects. You want different laws that reflect your world view. There is nothing wrong with that just work within the system and change the laws and stop pretending you want to get rid of laws on those subjects because frankly they are needed.
Your name, address and phone number are published in the phone book. What's sensitive here?
On a Web site, it's done over an encrypted connection not to protect the information but to prevent a third party from sitting in the middle collecting payment information. The combination of personal information with payment information (credit card number and expiration date), that would be sensitive. On their own either set of information should be non-sensitive, but combined it's sufficient to pass the authentication checks merchants and credit-card companies do. But just personal information without any associated payment information, what's anyone going to do with that that they couldn't do by looking through your local phone directory?
And cooling is also easier to get if you are located close to the sea or a major river. If you are lucky you can use the cool water "as is" to cool your data center and through that lower the cost for cooling a lot. Only the cost of the energy needed to pump the water is what will remain.
Water cooling of the data centers in combination with water cooled servers could be the answer. Could even keep down the noise in the data center.
And the cost of cooling will make sites where natural cooling is possible more attractive than other sites.
"Cheap land? Check.
Cold frigid body of water? Check
Cheaper workers? Check
Lower taxes? Check"
Ever hear of the TVA? What about eastern Washington state and Oregon?
Tenesse and North Carolina have all of those things plus cheap power.
Washington and Oregon have all but maybe the lower taxes but I bet they are lower than California plus the cheap power. We are talking about data centers so they do not employ a huge number of people.
I think you are right about start ups but here is the rub. The VC firms and tech press are all in SF, Seattle, and NY. Getting coverage and money will be much harder to get. People on the coasts do not understand that the US is full of great beautiful places to live that are dirt cheap and dang close to empty. The problem comes down to money and press.
And? I delegate cdn.foo.com to the CDN company and let them assign names as they see fit. It's not magic, how do you think the root nameservers delegated foo.com to Foo's nameservers in the first place? C'mon, this is DNS 101, the stuff you were supposed to know before you got your first domain.
Why are managers worrying about meeting some arbitrary criteria set by Google/Microsoft/etc. for a metric that in the end doesn't matter? PUE is irrelevant, what matters to the business is the total cost of providing the computing power the business needs. If you have a cheap way of reducing that cost, take it. But if your cost's within acceptable limits and reducing it further's going to cost too much or take too much resources or investment, then stop wasting your time worrying about it and concentrate on other things you can improve. Like, say, improving the efficiency of your software so you don't need as much computing horsepower and bandwidth to do the job, which will automatically reduce both your power and cooling requirements right there.
That is funny but their are good reasons. One do you have cheap Hydro power in Duluth? Fiber? The people arguing about latency are a bit silly. South Florida to Seattle is only 14ms distance so it would be about a third of that Duluth to LA or NY.
The places that they are building data centers have cheap hydro power and even better cheap cold water. Frankly the ideal place for a Data Center is probably the Hoover Dam. The Colorado river is actually too cold because of the dam so dumping the heat back into it would probably be a good thing for the ecosystem.