Probably, the biggest is that Tesla HAS been thinking about recycling. In fact, GF is build just for that. Likewise, they will be re-using a number of the cells from a 'spent' pack to run their GF, prior to recycling (which is cool).
How much does the battery cost to replace?
Unknown since it is not known how soon one needs to replace it. With the first round of the batteries in the MS (i.e. 2012 version), it appears that somewhere around 200-250K miles, is when the battery pack will be around 85% level. So most ppl think that it new packs will be needed around 2020-2022. At that point, it might costs 5K for a change.
Of course, with 200-250K miles on an ICE car, you will most likely have to rebuild the engine, along with all of that nasty maintenance.
This is slashdot. Unless you are being sarcastic about a click-baity site that we need to laugh at, "Simple Bug" is not a valid replacement for "DLL Hijacking" or, more descriptively, "DLL Side Loading" or "DLL replacement."
You want to know what will make Slashdot better? Good headlines is a fantastic start.
The cortex-A series of chips appears to be catching Intel CISC in some of the raw compute numbers on a per-core basis. Will this possibly rekindle the RISC vs CISC battles of the 90s?
The problem is that programmers have gotten lazy (excuse me: "man-power efficient") off of the free speed we've been adding over all of these years. Layers upon layers of abstraction from machine code have made it possible to code in languages which are far removed from the actual code the runs on machines. There may now come a time when efficiency of programming matters to everyone, not just the embedded folks.
At 18 you can kick them out, but if you let them get a BA degree in Afrikaans Translations of Shakespeare, they're going to end up back on your couch.
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