Why do slashdoters so love to trivialize what the "average person" does with their computer? I know not everyone is a power user, but geez, give people some credit. It is thinking liek this that make stupid things like Chrome OS sound like a good idea.
My wife and I got two win7 12 inch dual core netbooks. She watches the Decora Eagle cam while I run ubuntu in a vm doing development work for aurdino in perl, while surfing and streaming music. Or we hook it up to the big screen tv to watch netflix. It's light weight, portable, great battery life and powerful enough. Dead? Dr. McCoy's dead.
Does anyone fail to see the problem of having what would likely be several Farads of high voltage stashed away in the body panels? I would expect if fully charged the capacitors if shorted, in a fender bender or whatever, they would leave little trace that they or anything that touches them ever existed. Just a spot of charred metal and the smell of electrolyte.
And what about the aging of capacitors or capacitor failure? It's certainly exiting when a small capacitor goes POP! Imagine when one of these suckers blow your doors off while you're driving!
Mod parent up. In the effort to improve the safety of the driving public a high energy arc as a result of a minor vendor bender is going the wrong way. It is insanity.
Don't you call me an activist!
This is Slashdot where we are all arm chair passive-ist not activist. Lots of talk and NO action.
Everyone can be taught to sculpt: Michelangelo would have had to be taught how not to. So it is with the great programmers.