Seems a lot of comments are focusing on how to actually do that 5-minute charge. Hardly anybody seems to have thought about the other aspects, especially the ultra-long life. If the batteries can last 20 years/10,000 charges/what ever, it seems to me this is a really good thing. I'd be just fine with a 1-hour charge, or even an overnight charge. Top off when I can, good to go.
I am glad they picked a location that experiences Winter in all its harshness.
Sorry, Detroit is not Winter "in all it's harshness", unless you're specifically referring to all of the salt they put on the roads to dissolve your car over time. I lived in the Detroit area for a few years and would laugh at all of the complaining about the cold weather. Minneapolis/St. Paul got far colder in my mind. And this is just from south of the Canadian border. I'm sure they get much colder Up North.
Um, one megawatt could be used to hack a 'small area' like the entire United States. Perhaps you're thinking of a 1 mW (milliwatt) transmitter?
So long as we don't say "No" to them, we should be OK.
I've actually had good luck with previous versions, actually. I have a USB-Serial adapter that I need to use for device management. The software, however, will not run on Windows 7 or higher. I've created an XP VM on the Win7 host that has pass through for the device. Works just fine.
I think I've done this for for a USB-HDD adapter as well. Works for the old laptop disks, for certain. I think for the SATA adapter as well. Haven't actually tried it for the normal ATA drives, but don't see why it wouldn't work. The HDD adapter has worked for both an XP VM and a Solaris 10 VM.
I have to agree as far as the smartest post so far.
I was thinking about this over the weekend as I heard about all of these wonderful (planned/hoped-for) things in watches. They talked about joggers using heart rate monitors, etc. I was thinking that a simple blue tooth connection to the phone/hand device to send whatever telemetry. Let that device do the heavy lifting, then as GP said, send back whatever to the display as desired.
It really seems silly on so many levels to try to pack all of that into one little device on your wrist. If God had wanted us all to have Dick Tracy watches on our wrists, he would have made us all the size of the Hulk. Or something.
Still is, last I heard.
So, roughly 6 tablets per server?
Where's my pop corn for this one?
Sadly, though, probably won't be any fun to watch on our side. All corporate hiding in the back room stuff.
Ah well. The idea is nice, anyway.
The next step would naturally be to force the companies to correct the data that they have wrong. For example, one link mentioned a woman who lost a job because she was misidentified as having a criminal record.
Here's to hoping.
Um, so why is The Cloud(tm) such a good idea?
So, wait. You mean we can't reduce a person's $VAR down to a single number? Color me surprised...
Information Technology is not important enough in the eyes of so many higher-ups. Until an unrelated complete campus power outage, our primary data center was situated immediately under the Men's restroom, complete with leaky pipes.
I'll just let that image soak in for a while...
NBC coverage has always sucked, in my opinion, even more so with Mr. Costas at the helm. When we lived in Detroit, my wife and I would watch CBC coverage from Windsor. Absolutely blew away anything from the States. One of the few reasons we miss the Detroit area. That and the regular water main breaks...