700k miles? On the same 1980's turbocharged engine? How many head gaskets have you blown through?
People still ride horses, too - just not to work (unless they're a cowboy or something)
You get the same memory, a faster processor (by raw GHz - the Zenfone is Intel), for $299.
Why would I go with this phone instead?
Because they live in the real world, not some socialist thought experiment.
Unions are dead. Get over it.
Only if you want to move Kim Jong Un to Seoul.
Pretty sure that has to do with trade regulations between the US and China - anti-dumping provisions and the like for US steel companies, and not a reflection on poor Chinese steel (though I do understand shortcuts taken in China regarding steel manufacturing are rampant and frightening)
There's only one reason Google gives anything away 'for free' - it's because they're mining data from your connections to better target ads at you. They absolutely monitor every DNS lookup on their servers and use those lookups as part of their profile on you as a user.
I was having problems because the TV was interfering with the RF signal between the Chromecast and the WAP. Here's what I did, with excellent results:
$20 worth of cabling, and I got the thing connected via Cat5. Works great now, no disconnects anymore, and it no longer takes up a spot on wireless device list in the WAP.
Foxconn executive: "We'll have a black factory in 3 years!"
Communist Party: "If you do that, all your people will be unemployed, and instead of slaving away at a phone factory, making useless crap for American idiots, we'll have people available to protest our mismanaged government"
FC: "Not my problem"
FC: "We'll have a 30% robot presence in 5 years!"
To ensure no mistakes are made.
but they don't provide unfiltered access to the country with more internet consumers than anyone else in the world - China.
These plans are an end-run around the Great Firewall, make no mistake.
I have my popcorn waiting for when the Chinese government decides to start shooting the satellites down.
Good point - I was assuming geosync orbits.
No way. The latency would be ridiculous for most use cases. This is only actually marketable for a couple of situations -
1. Orbital internet service. The ISS can surf porn.
2. Remote internet service. The researchers at Macmurdo can surf porn.
3. Circumventing state filters on internet content. The Chinese can surf porn.
4. Interplanetary internet service. The Mars rover and future moon/Mars colonies will eventually be able to surf porn.