I've NEVER had a Bluetooth device maintain connection at 30 feet WITHOUT walls.
I've never had one work through a door much less drywall...
I have had a few unexpected conversations with my mother-in-law while taking my wife's car out of the garage. I suspect not all Bluetooth devices are created equally, and the one in my wife's Ford is very good. It will connect to her phone from well over 30 feet, with several walls in between.
Too much gets said about how great electrically powered vehicles are, but they're only zero emission at point o suse. Not enough gets said about where the electricity to charge those batteries comes from - unless it's wind/solar/wave, then it's actually quite a lot of emissions in the overall system.
Why do you believe that? It seems every Slashdot article about electric vehicles has someone making this point. However, converting all of the world's power grids to renewable energy only solves 30% of the problem. By converting transportation to electricity and converting the power grids to renewable energy eliminates the majority of carbon emissions. We should do both.
You appear to be completely dismissing the value of electric vehicles because our electric grid doesn't have enough renewable energy. However, we have the resources to tackle both of these issues at once, and it seems to me we are succeeding.
Slashdot is not ignoring renewable energy, but electric transportation is important too.
Why don't we put all the water back into the aquifers we've been taking it out of, instead of letting it out, and down to the pacific?
If only we could trap that water behind large barrier and let it seep back into the aquifers! That would be a novel device. What would we call that? Maybe a...dam!
Question: Which energy technology has displaced the most people from their homes and villages, has rendered the most land uninhabitable by humans as well as all native plants and animals, and has killed thousands of square miles of animal and plant life?
Large amounts of energy are inherently dangerous. It doesn't matter what form. To be safe, a power source should:
1. be distibuted
2. be diverse
3. have redundancy
"With great power comes great responsibility."
My perception is that most union members believe in their union, and thus, in the act of encouraging unionization.
Not the union members I interact with. Most of them view it as needless bureaucracy. They believe a union is necessary, but has gotten way out of control because of a few power hungry people. Most good employees want to be part of a team that gets things done, but a union can be divisive to a company's culture.
Example: a member of local 5 can't help a member of local 6 pick up a box, because picking up boxes can only be done by local 6 members according to their contract. I've seen these things happen. Everybody is unhappy about it, but the union leaders insist it's necessary to keep out the "scabs".
Has Tesla ever produced an analysis of their pay and benefits versus those of a unionized shop?
Musk stated, "Tesla is the last car company left in California, because costs are so high."
It's hard to do a comparison when you are the only one in the state.
According to an article on Arstechnica, there is some problem with the current design, which means the recovered boosters are only good for one or two re-launches.
There is an issue with turbopumps cracking. I suspect this issue was only detected because the rockets have been recovered after launch.
Jessica Alba also runs her own business(es), which, as far as I care to research, is the biggest portion of her income these days.
Jessica Alba has been wildly successful in her business ventures. Perhaps Microsoft should have made her more than a creative director.
All our business computers were just converted to Firefox.
I'm quite surprised by this since Firefox doesn't support group policy certificates. A lot of companies avoid it for that reason. Especially companies that run IronPort.
Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays. Embezzlement is another matter.