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Comment Replaceable battery (Score 3, Insightful) 332

No, but the death of the Replaceable Battery seems to be in evidence!

I'm not talking about easy replacement like the Galaxy S5 has (although that's nice). I'd settle for being able to open the back and remove the battery on my workbench without a heatgun and surgical tools.

Why do these phones have to be disposable?

Comment Re: Nah... (Score 1) 659

Sorry. I'm sitting on the fence on this one. His first day of executive orders are A1 in my book. But, I am concerned that his moral compass needs tuning.

In comparison to his competition -- especially listening to the rhetoric from Jerry Brown -- you'd think the world was coming to an end. It's not.

I expect to disagree with Mr. Trump quite a bit; I'm not buying the KoolAid. But, I'm also not a fan of where Mr. Obama has led this nation in the last 8 years either.

Comment Re:Where's the president (Score 1) 171

I can actually read that Foxconn had plans before Trump even threw his hat into the ring

Cite your source, please. I think the jobs issue is much more complex than Trump lets on. But, the last 4 presidents certainly weren't friends of manufacturing. I do see the Foxconn commitment as "fear of Trump". But, I can be convinced otherwise should you find an article demonstrating something counter to Reuters article.

Comment Re: Typical (Score 1) 1368

Your attitude is EXACTLY why Trump was elected. Hillary saying, "half of the Americans supporting Donald Trump as a âoebasket of deplorablesâ made up of âoeracist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobicâ people." source: Brietbart.


Your elite attitude -- and hers -- are the primary reason for the rise of Donald Trump over more considered views.

Comment Re:Removable batteries would not solve this proble (Score 1) 98

I don't. I do think this would have mitigated the problem though. It likely would have kept millions of phones from hitting the landfill. And, I know I won't buy a phone where I can't replace the battery. It doesn't have to be S5-Easy. But, it doesn't have to be glued to the backplane rendering several pieces broken simply removing it.

Comment Re:And I keep coming back to my same question (Score 2, Insightful) 693

What is disputable is the reason for the changes. Is it man-made or cyclical? The planet has seen both global warming and cooling over multiple eons. The cycle will be seen again, with or without man.

We are stewards on this planet to protect the resources we're given. However, it's also important to stop panicking as Leo and Al seem to be. The logical steps I see coming from Elon Musk and other innovators will have an impact on conserving resources.

Just because we're not riding in the same bandwagon, doesn't mean we're living in a "fact-free" zone. There is some degree of uncertainty in all of this.

Comment Make a phone with a replaceable Battery (Score 2) 39

I've sat out two upgrade cycles waiting on Samsung to come up with a viable replacement for the S5. I want a battery that can be replaced by mere mortals. It doesn't have to be as easy as the S5 to do so. But, it needs to be replaceable during its lifespan without sending it off to timbuktu.

Seems to me the whole exploding phone business wouldn't have happened had they not been bowing down to the god of thinness. S5 is a great form factor. Why do you need it smaller?

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