For students screwed over by a school though that's a better situation than them just laying down and accepting it.
Yeah I think the cost of batteries is going to need to decrease to about 1/10th of what they are now for these to be viable.
Except that... in Tesla's case the consumer pays for half the cost of the battery, whereas in your hypothetical case the utility pays 100% of the cost.
The average US monthly electricity bill is $120/month.
If you maintain charge between 20% and 80%, which Tesla does with its cars and almost certainly will do with its home batteries, you can make the battery last 10 years.
Blackberry OS is like Android in that it doesn't prioritize the UI thread, so it suffers from lag issues. I can attest to the lag with my Z10.
Android was a Blackberry clone until Google saw the original iPhone and knew they had to copy the UI or be instantly obsolete. The UI thread doesn't get priority and Android as a result will never, ever stop having lag issues. The garbage collection also causes microstuttering. The OS also has the worst update system ever conceived. The technology is old and decrepit and doesn't deserve the popularity it has.
Horrible and ugly UI.
Dude, your wife's iPhone is broken. Go take it to an Apple store and get it fixed you tool.
Imagine if we spent that money and the Iraq War money on building wind turbines and solar panels, and battery research. We'd probably be at 100% renewables. Neocons are insane little monkeys who can only think about war.
The typical conservative response is that we're protecting the world. How that translates to wasting truly historic amounts of money- a degree of expenditure never seen before in human history- on utterly useless pork projects for the military... well that's beyond them.
Protection from who? Who would dare attack a nuclear capable country? Do you always tell yourself we're protecting the world to make yourself feel better about the US spending almost a trillion dollars a year on our military?
This strikes me as just more government corruption and corporate welfare. I can't imagine this makes financial sense. When they're taking down nuclear reactors across Japan you'd think they would want to spend this money on wind turbines or solar plants.
So what's the limitation? The CPU?
I installed a game on a temporary "RAM drive" after I bought 16 GB of it a few years ago. Load times of Deus Ex HR didn't change at all from my SATA SSD. Was really disappointed.