Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Trust the World's Fastest VPN with Your Internet Security & Freedom - A Lifetime Subscription of PureVPN at 88% off. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×

Comment Re:Consider why they moved to Intel in th first pl (Score 1) 267

I'm guessing phones will soon join them once 5G arrives (5G data will be fast enough there will be no compelling reason to upgrade your phone for 5-10 years).

Why 5G? 4G LTE is already at that point. Why would you upgrade your 150 Mbps LTE phone for a 300 Mbps one? That won't make any difference for sending emails or browsing facebook. Even for music/video streaming, it's more than fast enough to bust your cap in minutes.
A recent smartphone can last at least 5 years, as long as you can change the battery and do not break the display.

Speed of the cellular connection is now like speed of the Ethernet card on a PC. Most people don't care and won't even notice their brand new PC only has a 100 Mbps Ethernet. And for the few who do care, 1 Gbps is fast enough.

Comment Re:Nope (Score 2) 313

If you don't need to run Adobe software, or some other specialized thing, and you have the ability to figure things out for yourself, seriously, it's the way to go.

Probably less than 1% of the population need to run Adobe software. You can read PDF and even run flash just fine on Linux.

Comment Re:Availability? (Score 3, Insightful) 86

Why would anyone invest in those modules? LG should have made a pledge to support these modules, and that every future phone they release in the next 5 years will be compatible with the modules if they wanted to be trusted.
Otherwise everybody knew these modules were going nowhere and that the G6 would not support them.

Comment Re:Depends who pays (Score 1) 333

Yeah, couldn't possibly be people like single working mothers

It's single mothers as well as much richer people. Most of them care more about their wallet than pollution.
That's why you can't just rely on good will to solve the pollution problem. It's not going to work.

Why, exactly? Look around you, battery tech as just one example is advancing at amazing speed.

It's advancing at that speed because of subsidies and regulations. Tesla wouldn't be in business without government intervention. And the average car fuel consumption would be much higher.

Climate change has a cost. You don't pay it when you drive your fuel car. Others do. If you cause $40 of damage to the environment when filling your car, what's wrong in taxing you $40? That's would be how it should work in a true free and working market.

Comment Re:Depends who pays (Score 1, Insightful) 333

The majority of Americans will also support anything as long as someone else suffers from the consequence of their pollution. Actually, they suffer too but a large part is exported to other countries so they don't care as much as they should. That's why we need the government to set limits (cap and trade) or taxes to change habits of selfish people who would rather save 5/gallon even if it meant polluting 10x more.

Slashdot Top Deals

This is a good time to punt work.

Working...