34% of iPhone Owners Think the 4 Is 4G
...and 100% of that 34% don't have a clue what 4G is. Apple is the beneficiary of a lucky coincidence of major version numbering, that is all.
The fact that 4=4 of course triggers an automatic assumption - but anyone who would actually know what 4G actually is would quickly (and easily) determine that assumption was wrong.
I say just let the rest think they have 4G if it makes them feel better. They wouldn't know the difference anyway...
Well, I'm gonna get a little high.
What a completely asinine thing to say. Even if it was only one or two, its certainly better than none. It amazes me how people can manage to find something to criticize even in the most altruistic actions of others...
Hardly any. I remember skimming through a study of component power consumption and IIRC memory topped out at something like 5% total draw. So memory with half the power draw will buy you about 10 minutes. Whoopdeefuckingdoo.
That is with the display turned on... Most portable devices spend a considerable amount of time with the display turned off to conserve power. To put this into perspective, on an HTC Desire android device with an AMOLED display the screen uses about 50%-60% of total power, memory is probably like you said around 5% (I have never seen hard numbers for the power draw only for memory, but 5% is probably close). If it is 5% with the display on, it would be around 15% or so when it is off, which is quite a bit more significant. Also, memory always uses power - even when it is not storing anything useful... Hence the more memory the device has the more power the RAM draws. Just saying, cutting RAM power use in half can be quite significant. It might be 10 minutes if you are using the device constantly, but it could well be an hour or more of extra standby time depending on how heavily you use the device.
affords willing participants plausible deniability in the assault.
Seriously? There are actually enough people that willingly want to do this kind of thing that it deserves a post on slashdot?
Please, if you care about the internet at all don't be coerced into doing this kind of thing - it is the digital equivalent of pissing in the pool...
I have nothing snarky to say. That was just cool.
Hey! No fair!!!
This is slashdot you insensitive clod...
Shame on you for posting a theory that perfectly explains the perceived anomaly - you have dashed the hopes of millions. Please turn in your geek card NOW!
...screw you right back atcha Sony!
Nice Troll. No, I do NOT value my personal property over the environment - but I also do not see it as and either or thing... Unlike you, I value my social environment at least as much if not more than the physical one - they BOTH need to be healthy and functional for people to be happy.
Look, if you value the environment more than you value your neighbors right to live in a neighborhood that makes them feel comfortable, then MOVE. Your neighbors are the people who created those ordinances in the first place, did you consider the possibility that many of them LIKE them and don't see things the way you do?
I am all for seeing a group of people petitioning their city council to have these kinds of things repelled if it makes sense to the community at large - meaning go out and convince your neighbors to see things your way if you can. Ordinances are easy to change if you have the votes. But if you find your neighbors are all opposed to your world view, then maybe you should move instead of just defiantly breaking the ordinance. Just breaking the rules demonstrates nothing but contempt for the very people you are choosing to live next door to...
ps. And all this talk about "its no own else's business what I do with my own yard"... If you REALLY believe that you are the definition of anti-social (and a selfish asshole too). A neighborhood is not just a geographical location - it is more than the sum of its parts, and believe it or not a lot people CARE about their neighborhoods and how they look. I admit it may mostly about property values, but that isn't the extent of it - your front yard says a lot about you as a person, and the combination of all the lawns in a neighborhood say a lot about its residents.
I admit I do not live in an area where water is scarce. If I did, I would probably think that this ordinance wasn't a very good idea and would try to convince my neighbors to agree with me. And if I could convince enough of them then I would likely go to the city council and try to get the ordinance changed. And if I couldn't convince them and it was REALLY important to me, I would probably seriously consider moving. I would NOT, however, feel compelled to simply break the ordinance to prove how green I was - that is selfish and arrogant, which was the point I was trying to make.
This will probably be interpreted as a flame, but it isn't meant to be one. The _reason_ these kinds of city ordinances exist is because people wanted them - and they wanted them because they help protect property values.
No matter how noble or righteous you might think ripping up your lawn and replacing it with wood chips is, it is still violating the ordinance.
If I lived next door I frankly wouldn't give a crap how Eco-friendly the sea of wood chips next door was - if it looked like crap and it was next to my house I would be pissed off. I'm all for creative ways to help the environment and save money - but not if it means violating ordinances that exist for very good reason.
Doing things like this is frankly makes you look like a child acting out... "The environment is more important than these stupid rules and there are just too many people that don't care about the environment so I will defy them in a effort to get the rules changed. So there!"
Yes, in the grand scheme of things the environment is more important. So what does that have to do exactly with this particular ordinance? Nothing, zip. The point is if you actually wanted to change the ordinance the way to go about it is to convince your neighbors its a good idea and go to the city council. Its done ALL THE TIME all over the country. Good luck with that in this particular case - people LIKE grass.
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