I don't know about his Motorola but I imagine it's like my Kyocera; the battery is protected by a rubber seal.
My Kyocera Edge is the same way, 1m. But it isn't "waterproof" so you can scuba dive with it, it's so if you drop it in the sink or toilet or get caught in a pouring rain it won't be ruined. I've lost two phones like that, one dropped in a sink and one when I was caught in a downpour. I started carrying a baggie in my wallet after that, now I don't have to. If it gets wet, no problem.
rental cars when you actually need to go somewhere
With a 400 mile range it will take me from here to Chicago or St Louis with no problem. It's been years since I took a trip longer than a hundred miles.
tow trucks when you run out of charge
I have roadside assistance as part of my insurance. You know when I use it most? When the battery in my gasoline car dies and I can't find a jump. Once or twice when I was stuck in the snow.
opportunity cost because the you can't travel anywhere while your [sic] waiting for you [sic] piece of shit electric car to charge
Again, it's been years since I put that many miles on a car in one day, and it will charge while I'm sleeping. Besides, Teslas have charging stations that will fill you up in 30 minutes, not that much longer than to fill a gasoline car at a crowded gas station... hell, I've waited in line that long at the checkout counter.
So... which oil company do you work for, AC?
Indeed, and it's why I traded my debit card for a couple of credit cards. Quite a few years back a woman watched me drunkenly punch my PIN into an ATM. She later stole the card and a book of checks and emptied my bank account -- and I had just bought my car and the $1000 down payment bounced, leading me to a bit of legal trouble.
The forged checks the bank made good, but if someone has your PIN, even if they stole it, they're authorized to use the card even if they stole that as well.
When I use my credit card, the most I can lose is fifty bucks. I can take that kind of loss (hell, I just paid the veterenarian $277 for a sixteen year old cat).
I haven't been in an airplane since 1987. Why am I forced to subsidize the rich fucks who fly weekly? Airline travel isn't much different than luxury cars; how often do most middle class people fly?
And how about that mortgage deduction that the rich and middle class get that the poor don't, since they rent?
I could think of more if I wasn't drinking. Alcohol never raised anybody's IQ.
Do you realize what site you're on, dufus? If you do, know that you're trolling and PLEASE STOP before every fucking comment you make is modded to oblivion. Now listen up, jocktroll, we're nerds. We LOVE space exploration and if you don't, you don't belong here.
Pay attention to all the folks who responded to you who are at least 25 points higher than you on the IQ graph, you may learn something if you're at least almost normally intelligent.
If NASA were privately funded, we might still not have walked on the moon, we would not have Hubble and the other space telescopes, we would not have robots on mars, we would not now have a craft exiting the solar system, we would not have a HELL of a lot of science we do.
If governments hadn't gone to space, you would not have a Space-X or Virgin Galactic today.
So why don't you just crawl back to your 4chan bridge, troll, and leave us nerds alone.
From what I read, his father (an IBM lawyer!) shamed him into it.
Indeed, I'll bet I've spent a bigger proportion of my money to charity than Zuckerberg and you probably have, too. Why does he get ink for being charitable to his own organization but you don't for putting that C-note in the Salvation Army bucket? Mark 12:41-44
And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
Then there's Matthew 6:2,
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
I don't think Zuckerberg cares, he's certainly not Christian. His name sounds Jewish, and few Jews (God's chosen people) are Christians. But I could be wrong, I often am.
Oh, and merry Christmas, everyone! Can we stop being mean o each other? Please?
I'm in Juneau Alaska. The only way in and out of town is via plane or boat
... we are WORSE than rural. ... As of noon today, we just got 100Mb ..... something is wrong there.
100Mb? But we're talking about network connections, not the size of your flash drives.
T-Mobile. They dropped subsidized contracts entirely. It's all month-to-month, at lower rates than before at that.
Now, you can finance a phone through them too. But it's handled as just that: you're financing your phone. The financing's separate from the service and broken out separately on your bill, the only connection being that if you cancel service you have to pay off the balance of the loan for your phone. You don't have to finance, you can pay for your new phone in full up-front or pop the new SIM in your current phone.
Pretty much. There's a lot of muggings and thefts (I believe the majority) done solely to grab the victim's cel phone. The thieves don't care about cash (not enough of it these days to be worth it) or credit cards (too easily traced), but ditch the SIM card and a modern smartphone's worth several hundred dollars in a package that fits conveniently in a pocket. They're also hard for the police to trace quickly: most people don't know their phone's IMEI, and by the time they go to the carrier and have the carrier report it the phone's probably in the hands of an unwitting phone-store customer who has no clue it was stolen.
The only way to stop this is to make it so that a stolen phone's useless and the fences and phone stores know it. Right now the phone stores don't worry too much about questionable merchandise because the cops can't prove the store knew it was stolen and the phones are still usable so they won't suffer any backlash from customers. Fences will take the phones because they know they can launder them and sell them. The kill switch changes the calculus: phone stores and other resellers know they're the ones who'll catch the flak when phones they sold start getting bricked because they were stolen, that'll make it too costly for them to take a chance on questionable merchandise. Fences won't take them if there's no market for the fence to sell them off to. And the muggers will quickly stop targeting stuff once their fences won't give them any money for it.
Well, if you outlawed every form of argument a simpleton can misconstrue, you might as well cut your own tongue out.
Literature is great way of raising questions. It's a lousy way of *answering* them. You should never walk away from a book convinced of anything, whether it is science fiction, historical drama, or a Harlequin romance. That's because an author controls the domain of discourse in fiction. He creates the fiction world and as much of its history, natural science, and society as suits his purpose. He can produce a socialist utopia or a Galt's Gulch, whichever serves his story -- or his biases.
As for the science fiction fan's supposed knowledge of nature, I'd be suspicious of it. While it's true that sci-fi fans often have familiarity with physical science and technology that exceeds the general public, that's hardly a ringing endorsement. In my writing group, I recently critiqued a manuscript in which Shiite terrorists, working under a Wahhabist imam, build a lithium deuteride super-warhead and launch it on an ICBM into equatorial orbit to cause world-wide destruction of electronic equipment via EMP. Now virtually *every* aspect of this scenario is demonstrably *wrong*. When I pointed this out, the author's reaction was "It doesn't matter." Now there's something to be said for this. All he really needs is the set-up for his post-apocalyptic adventure, and it could just as well be magic and pixie dust as EMP and lithium deuteride. But I feel that as far as you explain anything, that explanation ought to hold water.
The thing about scientific literacy is that it isn't knowledge of a bunch of random, disconnected facts (e.g. lithium deuteride is used in thermonuclear warheads) as it is a capacity to figure things out, like whether it is remotely feasible to take out the entire world with EMP from a single warhead. Basic fact-finding and simple computation.
Honey, I decided what I want for Christmas...
Well, you said I should get more exercise, and it'll fit great in your "sewing room" that you haven't used since 1998.
Butt-hurt is the Right's fallback position for everything.
They live to be victims. Victims of a "war on christmas" or "violation of religious liberty" everytime someone says, "Happy Holidays". If someone asks a right-wing political candidate what they read, it becomes a "gotcha" question. If gays are allowed to marry, it becomes an "attack on the institution of marriage" as if two women going to city hall and getting a license is going to cause wives to start running out on their husbands.
There was a story this week on a "parody news" website about a schoolkid who was suspended because he wished his atheist teacher merry christmas. Of course, it wasn't true, but that didn't stop the Top Conservatives on Twitter from howling in outrage and death threats from pouring into the fictional teacher.
This imagined victimization has been cultivated by the Right for decades. Nobody should be surprised that it's been so effective on the knuckleheads.
And by the way, I am so proud that I have no idea what a "Duck Dynasty" is. I must be getting really old when I celebrate every instance of a new cultural phenomenon of which I am blissfully unaware.
Remember to keep that 50' 18 gauge extension cord running, that you're using to charge your new Tesla, under it. It helps keep the garage smelling nice.