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Comment Re:How about having a user accessable mem card slo (Score 1) 235

Ditto x10. This is the exact problem I have with my previous SD-enabled Android phone. The SD memory is treated as a secondary storage with bunch of limitations. What I find unhelpful is the way Android manages files - they're just everywhere. Not sure where to look for what, how the storage gets eaten up by who....etc.

Comment Re:Only if it's affordable (Score 1) 265

I'd argue that automated car will be more affordable/accessible than regular car in the future, given the acceptance of a different ownership model. I.e. with automatic car you no longer need to own the car out-right. They drive to you when you need them. It could be full Uber/taxi like service or somewhere in between (shared ownership of a pool of cars within a pool of people?).

Comment Re:and the headphone jack will be removed (Score 1) 289

But people definitely wants their modem, serial port and built-in CD-DVD reader. Note that it is early but wireless charging is coming. Same situation for CD-DVD. There are ways to be backward compatible (e.g. plug-in car) with its lightning port. It's not very convienent but it will work. Again, when's the last time you touch your CD/DVD reader (laptop or desktop)?

Comment Re:Great News! (Score 1) 289

I used 4, 5 and now 6Splus that I just purchased. I could have waited for the 'newer' one but definitely feared fo the removal of headphone jack. However, the same thing can be said about the CD-ROM from Macbooks. 1. CD/DVD was still widely used; 2. Many people complained (and fear) about it; 3. Digital content delivery is very early. That you pretty much know CD/DVD will fade out just don't know when. So what happen to built-in CD/DVD ROM in laptop? Apparently Apple just seems to be the major first mover (Yes they are not the "FIRST" but def. major - I also have a laptop with no CD-ROM running Windows98SE). Not identical but similar situation: 1. Market demands for anything 'wireless/cordless' (including charging); 2. Power efficiency is improving; 3. People complained and fear about it (me included).

Comment They are already running the experiment for years! (Score 1) 440

Can't think of it as a pure goodwill/social thing... VC is not going to run the government. I'd be thinking what possible 'business model' there would be, say signing new-grads up for this and restrict them to study/work with certain orgs, and reap benefits there? Seems like Y combinator is already doing something similar: paying meager contribution to keep 2-3 'founders' alive while work their ass off? They are simply expanding on the idea on accelerator. Instead of working for 1 start-up and for a very short time (4 months?), they capture the best of the best and let them work in many opportunities over longer time.

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