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Comment Li Fe P04 (Score 5, Interesting) 99

It seems to me this battery is the one we've been waiting for. Yes a little less peak energy storage but it's thermal properties and lifetime mean that it can be recharged fast and will degrade less over the life of the phone. Effectively that means in practice the phone will perform better than Li ion. I don't think it's going to cost more either. Yes right now it is slightly pricier but it doesn't have the economy of scale working for it yet so the jury may be out on that.

Is it just thickness then? That's short sighted.

It does have one double edged sword. It's voltage is 3.2v so it's absolutely perfect for running 3.3v chips right off the battery without a regulator. 3.7v is slightly above many 3.3v chip max voltages so you end up with a regulator and that's a loss. You can run the 3.2v Lifepo4 all the way up to 3.6V at max charge but at anything less than 95% charge it's under 3.4v making it safe at all times for 3.3v electronics.
The flip side of beinbg below 3.6v is if you really do need a regulator for some reason then your V_drop has to be very small and you don't have much headroom above the minimum regulator voltage, or you have to drop the operating voltage down lower than 3 volts. A lot of 3.3v chips tend to start sucking current hard when you drop them below 3v so that headrooom matters in a big way.

Comment If you beleive in the simmulation hypothesis then (Score 3, Interesting) 1042

Logically if this is a simmulation then one would guess that the players controlled by external overlords would be the most powerful sims. that is to say movie stars or Tech billionaires or Trump like dictators.

Thus your highest calling if you and under-sim is to go be a groupy to one of the "real" players.

So it's a little strange to hear the Real players asking to be broken out of the Simulation. Something is fishy here.

Comment Re:Has anyone actually researched him? (Score 2) 410

My insurance doesn't cover the full cost of anything, you fucking asshole. I don't use this medication but because insurance is a way of cost-sharing, I am paying for other people to use it. How in the absolute fuck did you get modded Insightful? By other people completely fucking clueless about how things work in real life? Shkreli can lube a porcupine with tar and shove it up his ass. Oh, wait, that would be cruel and unusual punishment... for the porcupine.

Comment Google maps in NY city does this (Score 5, Interesting) 254

This summer in Manhatten, between battery park and Grenich village, google maps told me to turn the wrong way on a one way street, a major road, that has always been one way. Apple maps on my wifes phone got it right. If google can mess up that spectacularly in the most well characterized city in the world this is not surprising.

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