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Comment Re:Yep (Score 2) 488

Mine iphone 4 is way faster. Draining the battery. Two mornings I have woken to realize it shut down during the night. Probably was around 30-50 % charged in the evening. Crazy fast I tell you.

Comment Re:Symbolism over substance (Score 2) 378

At least, if people had to pay for phones directly (instead of indirectly trough outrageous monthly fees), they would probably be more likely to spend money on a phone compatible with most standard networks, meaning they dont have spend more money if they change network.

This would mean that networks using "non-compatible" equipment would be in a worse position as people would hesitate more to drop money on phone only compatible with one network, driving developement towards more standardized networks and thus allowing direct competion. How is regulation not increasing freedom in this case?

Comment Re:Great... (Score 1) 395

This certainly a current and intersting subject. I wonder if someone care to enlighten me (and I suppose a lot of other people as well).

I am very uncertain why this millisecond trading is so important. What in the market makes this a viable way of doing business? Appearantly most bids in the market has a lifetime of 3 ms or less and are never realized. To me this seems like a way of manipulating the market. Personally I think available bids or offers should be secret. Only realized deals should be common information. This way it would not be possible to affect the market without cost. E.g. by leaving a bid or offer just to withdraw it milliseconds later.
Another thing I am uncertain off is how a buyer and seller is matched? When I leave an offer to buy shares for a specific price. What happens next? Anyway, I think these are important aspects to understand whether highfrequency trading provides a real value or not.

Comment Re:more privacy oriented Bing search engine (Score 1) 266

In my opionon it doens't matter if their practices at this point of time is as bad as everyone else. If ad campaigns like this makes any difference, companies will start to realize that privacy does matter to a large enough number of people will decrease profits (or losses increase, in the case of Bing...).

Comment Re:Steam (Score 1) 835

Water consumption is needed to maximise efficiency. With evaporation cooling you can almost have vacuum after the turbine (increasing pressure with~1 bar over turbine) thus producing much more power.
the alternative is air cooling and then efficiency becomes dependent on ambient temp.

Comment Re:Should be obvious (Score 1) 178

Personally I think a picture can be described as objective if it depicts what the photographer saw or feel he saw.

Cameras do not lie. Photographers take pictures to pass on a message. This is not a lie nor a truth. It's what the photographers message and should be treated no differently than a written article. The photo journalist's task is not to truthfully document what he sees, it is to provide illustrations to an article.

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