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Comment: Re:Conspiracy theory (Score 1) 216

by jellomizer (#47892195) Attached to: iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

I think it is the even number rush.
The original iPhone (iPhone 2) Had a good demand on it.
People gradually got the iPhone 3 and 3g (incremental improvements nothing show stopping)
There was a big demand on the iPhone 4 (The higher res screen, and FaceTime)
The iPhone 4S 5 and 5S were incremental improvements the bigger screen on the 5 is nice but not enough to get people off the 4.
The iPhone 6 with a significantly larger screen means the people who have been hanging onto the 4 needs an upgrade.

Comment: Re:Is the expense of electrolysis the main inhibit (Score 1) 113

by jellomizer (#47892101) Attached to: Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

Well the argument that it is better for the environment never really holds much.
So to get people to switch we need the following.
1. Cheaper then our current sources of energy. A little cheaper we can get some traction, a lot cheaper we will get good movement.

2. Economics 101 low demand means low price. The issue is low supply (in terms of it being packaged) that is keeping its price high. Making a technology to do this cheaper will help improve supply because people can produce Hydrogen and make money off of it.

3. Danger isn't as big of an issue as people think. Granted the fuel in our cars is safer then hydrogen. But good safety measures in place there shouldn't be that big of a deal.

Comment: Re:The dealership model is broken (Score 1) 147

True... However the dealership model is one of the few decent middle class jobs creator in the country that doesn't require a lot of education and/or certification.

Direct sale just means more profit to the big auto makers (Their price will not be lowered) and less people will benefit from the auto economy.

Comment: Re:Hot Damn! (Score 2) 729

by jellomizer (#47865641) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Apple never has been ahead of their competition based on raw technical feature.

Apple wins by taking the modern features that have been proven and implement them in a way that is either unique or better perfected.

Any company and make a phone by placing a faster processor, and a bigger/higher resolution screen. However the details are what makes it a device that you play with for a few days and no longer use (like my old Palm-pilot 3 that I have, mostly due to the fact it didn't have a rechargeable battery). Apple does have a tenancy of putting a lot of though in subtle things that don't normally fall on the feature list.

However if you want big fast processor. Go with an Android phone. That is their market, you have more choice

Comment: Re:So what exactly is the market here. (Score 1) 729

by jellomizer (#47865551) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

I have the same problem with mine. But the issue is about speed.
After 3 year web pages do more and more and you need a faster method just to view pages.

Also there is a style factor too. I know we are not suppose to look cool or trendy. But if you have an old phone you do look like you are too cheap.
I am not proposing going out and getting the next phone every generation... But get one when you realize your old phone is getting out of date.

Comment: Re:These are new systems... (Score 1) 111

by jellomizer (#47861725) Attached to: Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems

But are they implemented?

My credit card company has just recently send new cards with the microchip.
Now I have seen the chip reader on 80% of the card readers I have seen.
And only Wal-mart has it implemented and working. Target has the new reader, but it isn't implemented.

So the upgrading of the card readers happened to make people feel good, however like so many other IT projects their implementation was half assed.

Comment: Re:So if I... (Score 2) 362

by jellomizer (#47861641) Attached to: BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

I think the issue would be reduced, if they streamed the next day to sites such as hulu or on BBC America website then the need for piracy will be reduced.

The problem is the following.
BBC/BBC America put a lot of buzz around Doctor Who 50th anniversary, and the 12/13th doctor. A lot of us bought into the buzz. However a lot of us do not have access to BBC America. and we need to wait months to see the stuff on our streaming services.

So the BBC Increased Demand, and artificially limited supply, as to raise the price of their services. However because the supply is artificial, that means black market methods will come in to meet demand at the actual supply levels.

Now I am sure the Cable companies probably put pressure on BBC America to not stream. So it may not be all BBC fault.
And granted the Brits are paying for the BBC service and they should have access to their tax funded services, and not from free loading people from other countries. But the fact the economics of the situation was artistically created that means black market activity will continue.

Comment: Re:Meanwhile in the real world... (Score 1, Interesting) 421

by jellomizer (#47861513) Attached to: UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

The problem is people are still trying to convince the deniers that there is a problem.
All this does is increase the radicalization of the deniers. The Deniers will not believe any logic or proof that you tell them. Because...
1. They don't want to believe it. Any logic your bring up is part of a conspiracy.
2. It is inconvenient to believe it. AKA they have a lot of money in industry that profits off of releasing global warming gasses.
3. Their religion/philosophy/political view has chosen to not to believe it. Not form any religious text per say but because of a charismatic Person for #1 or #2 who has manipulated the text. It isn't because all these people are just brain dead followers... But because they are in a situation in their lives where they have learned growing up that they are good guys and bad guys. And the bad guys are obviously wrong, or corrupt.

Now there are liberal agenda items that are not backed by science however they will firmly deny them as well, so it isn't that the other group is that stupid, but it is due to the human condition.

To correct climate change, We need to stop trying to convince the deniers about the problem, they won't listen. But you need to create solutions where alternatives are available.

For example don't mention green.
1. It is cheaper.
2. You have more control of your power and you are not as dependent on someone else.
3. Jobs available in a new energy market.

You need to get the tree huger/I HATE AMERICA type cast from the issue. That way you can sneak it into their culture without them having to really believe in global warming.

Comment: Re:wow (Score 1) 185

by jellomizer (#47852229) Attached to: GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

That is why GM is advertising it as a more advanced form of Cruse Control... Vs. Autonomous driving. In short it is a feature to make your drive easier. but not as a way for you to just not pay attention to the road.

I would love that feature on my car, when taking a long drive. It would prevent driving exhaustion.

Comment: Re:I don't know what's scarier about this article (Score 1) 111

by jellomizer (#47785095) Attached to: How Big Telecom Smothers Municipal Broadband

Being that in most area we have the choice of only one broadband provider. So we are reliant on taking what we can get. If we can have Broadband internet at the Local Town level, vs. State or Federal level. We can have internet and still be close enough to local government to control what goes on.

MaBell on the other hand was just what everyone used in the US. So we had to suck it up and pay for a monopoly.

The thing is with a municipal Internet. the carriers can still dominate the market, as they could the the Towns ISP. It is that they just won't get paid as much as charging everyone $70.00 a month.

Comment: The best games are... (Score 4, Insightful) 382

by jellomizer (#47775959) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

The best games are the ones I have played between the ages of 10-18.
The ones before that are too primitive, the ones after that are just full of eye candy and attempts to just harness a bunch of money.

Oddly enough a lot of my favorite movies and TV shows were during that time too.

I guess things were just better during the time where you didn't have any responsibilities.

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