I actually USE the headphone jack. I have a new 6s+ and will not replace it for some time, but when I do, I will not consider a jack-less phone if there is a competitor with one. So, Apple, remove the jack, and Samsung here I come.
There is a lot to like in this, but I do have some issues.
I would like to see a series of detailed plans that show, for example, the R Value of the insulation, especially with the broad window exposure, the kWh capacity of the panels, the storage capacity, and more. Also, it needs upscaling for real-world families.
For a young couple with no kids and both working outside the home, who only need a place to sleep, it appears ideal. That ain't me or my family.
Where's my office for my writing and programming? What would be the impact on the energy system of the five computers I use constantly, or the ones others in my family use?
PV Water heat sounds nice, but for how much water? How does it handle a real winter? Is there propane backup for winter use?
Where's my media room, the big screen for my movie enjoyment?
Where are the bedrooms for my kids and grandkids when they visit?
Still, there are some good ideas here. Maybe When I build the next house, I will use some of them.
Or at least some of it, in my novel 'Chromosome Quest'. It and the sequel 'Chromosome Conspiracy' are on Amazon. More info at www.ChromosomeQuest.com
In my Science Fiction novel 'Chromosome Quest', the hero, Fitz, takes a time-out to watch cat videos when he's feeling stressed. I put that in for a reason! It works! http://www.chromosomequest.com...
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