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Comment Re:Did the author completely overlook,,, (Score 4, Insightful) 289

I guess you missed the first sentence of the article.

Nokia still sells more phones than Samsung, LG, and Research in Motion (RIM) put together, but its inability to produce high-margin, high-end smartphones that can compete head to head with Apple's iPhone and Google Android-based smartphones is causing it major problems.

Companies that want to make money and stay is business tend to have diverse product lines, catering to multiple niches and price points.


The Proton Just Got Smaller 289

inflame writes "A new paper published in Nature has said that the proton may be smaller than we previously thought. The article states 'The difference is so infinitesimal that it might defy belief that anyone, even physicists, would care. But the new measurements could mean that there is a gap in existing theories of quantum mechanics. "It's a very serious discrepancy," says Ingo Sick, a physicist at the University of Basel in Switzerland, who has tried to reconcile the finding with four decades of previous measurements. "There is really something seriously wrong someplace."' Would this indicate new physics if proven?"

Comment Re:Still skeptical about all-electric cars (Score 1) 359

Proper gearing will give you all the torque you need to get up any incline with even the tiniest motor. The question is how fast you'll be climbing.

A properly sized motor will provide all the hill climbing performance you could ever want and the limitation becomes range, as limited by battery capacity.

Comment Hyperbole much? (Score 5, Insightful) 604

Does anyone here care to name a PC manufacturer with a spotless record of turning out nothing but quality, or who has always been 100% up front about dealing with legitimate manufacturing problems?

They've all turned out crap and they've all reliably concerned themselves with their own bottom lines first and foremost. It doesn't excuse Dell, but I can't really see why they need to be singled out either.

Comment Re:It's not cosmic. It's from the die/package (Score 1) 277

Never worked with lead-free solder have you?

It's only very recently that it's become practical for widespread use and it's still not settled how well it will work in applications that require maximum reliability. The problems with higher melting points, reduced wetting, tin whiskers, appropriate fluxes, etc. took a long time to sort out.

I'm sure that when a lot of early supercomputers were being built the components used would have been destroyed by the temperatures required to solder without lead.

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