Yes, "more" is the addition operator, "times" is the multiplication operator. Combining the two is idiomatic but generally read as just meaning multiplication.
I'm still using an iPhone 4, which is now four generations behind. I've had no problem with app performance outside of (of course) 3D games. This thing's aging better than my Nokia 3310 did.
Most apps aren't all that technically demanding.
There's one Android phone shipping with sapphire glass - the Kyocera Brigadier - and it's one of those "ruggedised" models that's permanently moulded into a giant rubber shoe. When the glass was removed from the enormous impact-resistant body, it shattered on the first three-foot drop test:
You won't see a sapphire screen in a non-ruggedised phone any time soon.
I wish them the best of luck, but the headline reminds me of the joke about the optimist falling from a building...
I had an idea that might not be so dangerous and pulled out my fone. âoeComputer,â I said, âoewhat's the best way to knock that bitch out?â
The fone said âoeParse error, there are no female dogs on board and âknockâ(TM) is not in context. Please rephrase.â
Who programs these God damned stupid things, anyway? Back when computers were new, science fiction movies had computers that could think. These stupid computers sure can't. God damn it, I was going to have to talk like I went to college... only I ain't went to college, damn it.
Right now, we have massive numbers of small wars popping up. This has gotten old. In addition, it could lead to a real war with nukes.
But, if the world takes a massive loss of life due to say Ebola going airborne, it would lower the likelihood of a nuke war.
There are loads of places far less poor and squalid than Liberia and the other oubreak sites; but without any good options on the table it wouldn't take long to run through your supply of isolation wards and fancy positive-pressure protective suits even in the most upmarket first world locations with well regarded research hospitals and such, were the population to be affected.
It is the case that there are quite a few values of 'somebody' where worrying might be a good idea; but as a relatively petty footnote to the Orwellian world we've already put into operation. Pretending otherwise is clueless at best and actively dishonest at worst.
The one who is lying is you.
Germany roughly 7tons per capita, USA roughly 18tons, that is close to a factor of 3, not 2.
Chinas rate is still on the lower edge of European countries like Denmark or Germany.
in 2012, China's per capita was at ~7.2, while Europe's was at ~7.3. That was two years ago.
Since that time, Chinas CO2 emissions have risen more than 20%. China now accounts for more than 1/3 of the global emissions, with less than 1/6 of the world population.
And all of that is based on numbers that Chinese gov. has given up. OCO2 is about to shock the world and liars like yourself.
Secondly, over the last 20 years, Europe's rate has not changed much That is complete nonsense. Europes footprint dropped by 30%.
In POF, america is the only major nation to have made major cuts
That is nonsense, too.
Since 1997 you dropped perhaps in 5%
And while China continues to grow their emissions by 3-5% a year, and Europe is actually growing as well, only Americas continues to fall. wow three lies in one sentence, you are good at that.
Per edgar, EU27 was at 4.12 in 1992. In 2012, you were at 3.74. That is a 10% drop.
Now, in the same time span, we increased heavily due to W (from 5->5.91), and then due to our cheap nat gas, we dropped BELOW 5, though, edgar shows America at 5.19 in 2012. However, other groups show that 2013 was a major drop for America, pretty much a fixed level for Europe (esp. due to Germany's killing of their nukes and their massive build-out of coal plants), and a REAL MASSIVE increase for China's emissions.
1) China has NEVER been transparent with their budget.
2) much of what is considered military in America and the west, goes under civilian budget, but military control, in china.
3) China is not a TRUE capitalism. As such, all those that work on the military side, are paid a fraction of what they are paid elsewhere. As such, building an AK-47 in China is a REAL fraction of what it would costs to build in America.
Far more important, is the speed with which China is growing their military, combined with the large number of military secrets that China has stolen from the west (esp. America).
The best part is hearing the lamentations of software patent attorneys and rejoicing in the sounds of their despair.
I guess there's a niche for this since they made it, but I kinda fail to see the target market, unless it's the "give me the biggest and best you got" crowd.
I can imagine plenty of uses for this in automated systems such as video system or other data gatherer. And even if it's to be used to record manually-triggered output, there's much to be said for the concept of "so much freaking storage that I can pay for this once and never have to think about it again over the lifetime of the equipment I'm using it with".
Were you dropped on your head as a child? Quoth the wiki:
In 1848 Lord Kelvin (William Thomson), wrote in his paper, On an Absolute Thermometric Scale, of the need for a scale whereby "infinite cold" (absolute zero) was the scale's null point, and which used the degree Celsius for its unit increment.
Celsius degrees came before Kelvin units.