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Comment Re:Stupid claim (Score 1) 851

If you're including 3 years of service costs, then the phone only costs $100 or so since it'll be subsidized. And you really need to work that out for yourself. For me, having internet everywhere is worth a lot. I live in a city where I walk around and get lost a lot. If you go to a store and find something is out of stock, your phone can tell you who else might have one, and show you a map of how to get there.

If I'm in one of the large box stores and I can't find a price tag, I just scan the item with my phone and get all the details.

When my internet goes down at home (fucking rogers), I just tether to my phone.

If I need to rent a car, I can arrange a zipcar through my phone, and even honk the horn to help me find where its parked.

There are a million small uses, and to me, they're worth the $30/month I pay for data.

Comment Re:SpaceX is bullshit (Score 1) 276

the Tesla Roadster is another bullshit in action (claiming 300hp, with a ~50kWh (a bit suspect even here, given that a Prius has a battery capacity of ~1kWh) battery and a range of some 250 miles? 300hp is about 200kW, if the roadster is traveling 200mph, 50kWh gives you about 1/4h run time, which equals about 50 miles...bullshit claims QED).

Name a single car that gets its advertised city/highway mileage while operating at 100% output or 200mph. Either one will do.

Timesaving hint: there are none.

Comment Re:What an experience! (Score 1) 145

Crashes here too on ubuntu 11.04 alpha. I don't see an incident ID anywhere, but here's what it did tell me:

Add-ons: {d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}:1.3.3,{e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781}:0.9.1,betterfacebook@mattkruse.com:5.300,{987311C6-B504-4aa2-90BF-60CC49808D42}:2.2,{D4DD63FA-01E4-46a7-B6B1-EDAB7D6AD389}:,firegestures@xuldev.org:1.6.1,testpilot@labs.mozilla.com:1.0.6,{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}:4.0b12
BuildID: 20110227020049
CrashTime: 1299277082
EMCheckCompatibility: true
Email: xxxx
FramePoisonBase: 7ffffffff0dea000
FramePoisonSize: 4096
InstallTime: 1299093973
ProductName: Firefox
SecondsSinceLastCrash: 59
StartupTime: 1299277038
Theme: classic/1.0
Throttleable: 1
URL: https://demos.mozilla.org/
Vendor: Mozilla
Version: 4.0b12
This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.

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