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Comment Re:Fantastic, really. (Score 1) 306

Yes, and "costs 10x as much to build batteries with 3x the charge as 20% more discharges" (which was my hypothetical scenario) is not economical.

Consider your base vehicle gets 100 miles/charge. 1000 charges will take you 100,000 miles before the battery begins to seriously degrade. With 3 times the charge it would be 300 miles/charge. With 20% more charge cycles that becomes 300 miles x 1200 cycles or 360,000 miles. You might never have to replace the battery before the car is otherwise worn out.

Comment Re:I'd rather they put more money into bug fixing (Score 1) 249

Update made it so the keyboard had to be unplugged and plugged back in after typing 2-5 characters.

Update blocked network access.

Update blocked Terminal Software from network access.

Update blocking all department computers on a Monday morning for 2 hours

In my personal life no more MS products. Can ya guess why? Microsoft can't seem to understand.

Comment Re:if it can be seen from car, how is it private? (Score 1) 85

The privacy of the crowd. Someone sitting on the stoop watching people go by is just a people watcher. If he starts following you around ducking around a corner when you look back, he's a stalker.

If he starts making records of everywhere you go, your route there, how long you remain and what purchases you make and who with he is a corporation violating your privacy.

You see in public you don't have an expectation to not be seen. You do have an expectation that you won't be tracked, or at least you used to have before the corporate espionage state took over.

Comment Re:Wow, Al Capone is now == Pirate Bay (Score 1) 70

While I think the MPAA / RIAA efforts are misplaced, at least they are focusing on the pirate sites instead of everyone else. Like mass lawsuits / extortion letters / settlements with individual downloaders. That approach sure won the hearts and minds of potential customers.

I think you missed a key word.

While I think the MPAA / RIAA efforts are misplaced, at least they are NOW focusing on the pirate sites instead of everyone else. Like mass lawsuits / extortion letters / settlements with individual downloaders. That approach sure won the hearts and minds of potential customers.

That makes it more accurate as it was ignoring the RIAA phase of suing / threatening to sue people till they gave in and paid up regardless of guilt.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 124

But when it comes to battery technology, our AC is right to be bitter (but is still an idiot to call it 'fake news', of course): we see these stories every few months, and literally none of them ever come to fruition.

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Wrong. Some of us remember when all our electronics with rechargeables had NiCads with their infamous memory effect. The lithiums we use now were one of those "stories" of new battery types and it did of course come to fruition. What is needed is one where the price/performance is equal or better than existing models then we will transition to the new design for those it makes sense to do. I suspect this one by using a solid lithium rather than a lithium compound (I know of lithium/manganese and lithium/cobalt on the market) is more expensive per battery than the compound batteries.

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