I guess electric vehicles are only cheaper to operate if you build some more nuclear plants to make cheaper electricity.
The electricity cost of that full battery is negligible. At 12 cents per kWh, an 85 kWh battery costs $10.20 to fill. Also, I believe Tesla's plan is to power all of their superchargers with solar power, so presumably they'd use the same source for filling the battery packs for swapping. Hmm... to make the supercharger stations work they have to have large batteries on-site to accumulate the current from the solar canopy. I wonder if perhaps they're using car battery packs for that storage and are just looking at delivering that stored energy in a different way.
+1 for building some more nuclear plants to make cheaper electricity, though
no reason to believe that we won't have more iterations in commonly available optical storage devices.. thought I doubt we'll be using them for anything other than backups
With even home Internet providers enforcing monthly caps, how will you fit your 3D 4K movies across a home Internet connection without having to take a week off surfing after streaming a single movie? (4K, or quad HD, is the next step beyond high-definition video. The consumer version has roughly 3840x2160 pixels.)
Now that it exists, I suspect board makers will rise to the challenge. Rates of feeding data to 3D cards kept up.
Are flying cars available yet? 'cause I ain't driving thru that shit and ain't the subway or walking type. lus it just adds to economic success, making asses who wanna outlaw pop look good.
According to the article, the air is compressed, then heated by the engine's cooling system, then mixed with exhaust gasses, and the resultant flow into the turbine is only 100C? Something doesn't seem right here
IANAP[hysicist] and I'm bad with math so I'm possibly not even capable of doing the numbers, but gases do cool when they expand. If they're letting them out through some kind of control aperture, then perhaps the flow is only 100C at the point at which it reaches the turbine blades. Or maybe that's a lot of bunkum, because as I said, I haven't done the numbers. However, you don't seem to have accounted for this in your complaint.
Do you keep that laptop in a vault, do you transport it in a carbon fibre clamshell padded with unicorn tears, or did Sony finally manage to build a decent laptop? Because before three years with a Vaio, I am usually preparing for defenestration.
I've always wanted more pixels and I still do, but ironically NeXTStep would have been better-poised to take advantage of them than OSX at the time the high-res displays started to hit non-pocket devices. I don't know (because I haven't tried to find out) if Apple has finished putting display resolution independence back into OSX, but if so that eliminates a major objection, at least on that platform.
I don't think I've seen an actual X app on Linux in a while, so I suppose I could probably use a display with a lot of pixels per inch now. Until just a few years ago, it was fairly normal for me to have to resort to some antiquated X app (which would not scale on such a monitor) for something now and then, but it's been some time.
Touchscreen laptops are a useless fad, and ergonomically horrible.
It's mandatory in a convertible, and a bit useless otherwise.
Good thing I bought a chinese knockoff of the stargate boxed set. I also got defective discs, but I didn't get robbed.
Optical media is use-once, maybe twice if you're cautious.
If you're having discs you burned go tits up on you when stored in a cool, dark place, then you should probably start researching the media a little more carefully. Or just buy whatever Verbatim wants the most money for. They made some of the best floppies, and guess what? They make the best optical media.
The games [for the PlayStation Vita] come on memory cards
No, they come on a "game card", like games for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, and TurboGrafx-16, and smaller games for Sega Master System.
and are not referred to as cartridges
You missed my point. A game card, like a cartridge, is solid-state storage on which a game is shipped. What is the essential difference between cartridges and game cards other than that game cards are thinner? Would you claim that the Master System and TG16 were not cartridge-based consoles because of Sega Card and HuCard?
What are you basing this information on?
Personal experience. If I don't run Sun java then minecraft crashes every time if I have forge OR optifine, let alone both.
That's Anti-Sir-Bono, to you.
It seems that more and more mathematicians are using a new, high level language named "research student".