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Comment Re:Fold a shirt in 10 minutes? (Score 2) 139

Nope, it really is that slow. The WSJ video states 5-10 minutes for a shirt, or 3-6 hours for a 40 shirt bin.

Definitely a first-gen product, but hopefully in 10 years, they'll be a third the size and 3-4x the speed (fast enough to keep up with the washer/dryer).

Apparently it can fold t-shirts, button down shirts, pajamas, towels, and shorts/pants in a mixed load. No mention of dresses in there... most of those get hung up anyway.

Comment Re:Too early to celebrate because data is not ther (Score 1) 201

In the past, we've been adding more CO2, each year-on-year, than in each previous year.

Now, we have three consecutive years where we are adding the same amount, not more than each previous year.

Total atmospheric CO2 is still increasing, but the increase has stopped being a curve and is currently a straight line.

Comment Re:Nexus 7 (Score 2) 127

How about the Asus Zenpad S 8?
8" IPS Display (2048 x 1536) with ASUS TruVivid technology for better visual experience
Intel Atom Z3530 Super Quad-Core, 64bit, 1.3GHz
2G RAM, 32G Onboard Storage
5M/2M Dual Camera; 1 x microSD Card slot, support up to 128GB SDHC
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Or the Nvidia Shield K1

Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, featuring a 192-core NVIDIA Kepler GPU and 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU.
Full HD 1080p, 8-inch display, and dual-front facing speakers for incredible video and sound.
MicroSD slot provides expandable storage up to 128 GB.

Comment Re:Li Fe P04 (Score 1) 99

They don't really seem to be 4x as expensive (though the capacity loss is real).

For instance, a 30 second search on Hobby King:

Turnigy 2200 mah 3S Lipo pack, $10

Zippy 2100 mah 3S LiFePO4 pack, $15.60

I bet the cell manufacturers don't pay more than $4-5 for the current Lipos in our phones in bulk. That would be more like $6-7.50 for a LiFePo4 cell. But it would have to be 25-30% larger for the same capacity as well.

No idea why NO manufacturers are willing to do this though.

Comment Re:Recently switched to KDE. (Score 1) 127

KDE is still my DE of choice for Linux machines. They lost their way around the 4.0-4.6 release, but KDE 5 has been quite good for me.

Dolphin is much better than it used to be as well. When that came out I was in the Konqueror4Life group, but honestly, they've done a very good job with it. For instance, in Konq I would have to head up to the menus to load a profile to emulate midnight commander, but in Dolphin they've conveniently put a split button right on top. And you can still add extensions easily with the download new services menu. It's a simplified version of what I used from Konq, but there's still more to it than I ever use. Still don't like it as much as Konq? Well, you can still use Konq for file management, they didn't take that away.

Same with things like the K menu. They've spiffed it up, but I don't really like the fancy new sliding/scrolling thing. No problem, right click->alternatives->pick your behavior.

Or the Control panel. Don't like it icon based? Configure->tree view.

I like KDE mainly because I can set it up EXACTLY how I like it, not how someone else does. And they don't seem overeager to go for the lowest common denominator by throwing out things people like.

Comment Re:Hey I thought all S7 phones were recalled? (Score 1) 117

Just to further clarify:

For consumer products, recall participation by consumers is often as low as 10%, for cars the numbers are 15-70%, depending how much publicity the issue has received.

For instance, for the GM ignition switch recall that was all over the news for a LONG time, GM has been touting a 70% participation rate. That means 30% of the cars which could lock your steering wheel at speed and kill you are still on the road in that state in spite of a free fix from the manufacturer.

I bet Samsung's rate for this phone is 40-50%.

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