An Upfuck of flaws?
Doesn't look good for Samsung or for that matter Google's Wallet thingies.
Knox Knox whose there?!
136 posts • joined 16 Oct 2012
An Upfuck of flaws?
Doesn't look good for Samsung or for that matter Google's Wallet thingies.
Knox Knox whose there?!
Very well put, to add balance I will let David Cameron have his chance to reply!
Speaking at the G20 in Brisbane David Cameron said claims that TTIP would result in a National Health Service sell-off were “bogus nonsense.”
Signalling his intention to take on Britain’s trade unionists and others who oppose TTIP, the prime minister told G20 delegates he intends to fire “rocket boosters” under the EU-US trade agreement – a landmark deal he stresses that could bolster the British economy by £10 billion.
“It is time to take on some of the opponents of this deal and expose the arguments against it,” he said. “This is good for Britain – good for growth and British families.”
Speaking to crowds gathered at the summit, Cameron said arguments posed by UK trade unionists and campaigners against the trade deal were “weak.”
Regarding a potential NHS sell-off, the prime minister emphasized the health service was “in the public sector” and would remain so. “There is no direct threat to the NHS from TTIP,” he insisted.
Considering what happened after Tory manifesto stated there would be no reorganisation of the NHS and David Cameron's point blank refusal to remove the NHS from TTIP negotiations, I think we should be afraid, very afraid.
Interpreting the potential threat that the TTIP can have is one thing, the point is to change it. What can you do then, first offcan I request that you visit https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/index.php/pages/486/ or just Google “38 Degrees TTIP” if you do not like clicking any old link!
There you can sign the petition, see how your MEP voted on your behalf and email him, also you can join us by taking part in the day of action on 22nd of August.
Sounds like the TIPP agreement being forced through behind closed doors between the US & EU. If ordinary people question it, we are told its far to complex & we couldn't possibly understand it so please, good little people, leave it to the great & the good to look after you.
One sure fire way to promote the pirates, high prices & draconian complex unfair copyright legislation.
It's the shear hypocrisy of it, by first bleating on about the loss of earnings to the poor artist while they effectively ripping them off & do their best to corner the market.
Ran it for 3 years from 2007, dual booting it on my laptop that was struggling to run MS Vista.
Initially tried Ubuntu but problems with Wifi drivers cut that short, as Mandriva worked straight out of the box . Although free to download & use, I was happy to make a monetary contribution as well as bug reports on Beta's, as it realized my laptops true performance rescuing from the swamp that was Vista, so I am very sorry to hear of their demise.
"Oooh Sloblock" said Ben
"If you love me you'd ......... " said Bill (cleaning his Surface!)
One half of me is yours, the other half yours
Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours,
And so all yours.
(The Merchant of Venice, 3.2)
Its one off the ankle, so I'm told!
Talking of the inscrutable Chinese ability to spot & reject faux iPhones, is it really wise of Samsung to release the S6 on to such a discerning market!
It would be interesting to know if Tesla have built in extra capacity into its battery array to enable the 80/20 charge cycle to be applied by its charge management system .This would help along with careful cooling towards reaching their claimed 10 years service life.
When I first looked into this I found like you that most deep cycle batteries, that their service life is around 300 to 500 charge cycles. It does appear with batteries, as with most things, you get what you pay for, The 230Ah Victron Gel lead calcium grid batteries are £340 each & almost 1 and a half times the price of the cheapest, it was also significantly larger being 410x176x227mm.
However as you implied, without the data sheet to back it, 12 years Design life could mean any thing, such as only as a designed for a 25% discharge limit from full to achieve 12years life, as you stated.
There are batteries by Trojan (T105 RE) which claim 1000 discharge cycles to 80% from full or 10 year life, at a reasonable £110 (to good to be true?) and industrial quality Solar-One flooded batteries which employ HuP technology which there SO-6-85-21 can deliver 1000Ah, +2100 80% discharge cycles from full for 20 years plus at £2000. So you pays your money & takes your choice!
In all cases, it still makes the Tesla Powerwall look good value if it can live up to the spec/hype!
I have just attempted to priced up an equivalent spec'd 7.KWh system using deep cycle Lead/Gel batteries applying :
1. Batteries do not go below 50% of capacity to ensure pre-longed life.
2.Inverter efficiency 90%.
3. Gel filled to enable rapid charging.
4. There is always enough surplus charge off the solar panels to charge.
5. Life expectancy greater than 10 years.
So required capacity (7000 W x 2) / (0.9 x 12V) = 1296Ah which is also 56.Mega joules.
This can be achieved using 11 off 135Ah Gel deep cycle which Victron sell at around £340 each,
so 11 batteries come in at £3700 ( as Victron claim of 12 years design life. )
If one includes an inverter/charger then add another £3500, (Does the Tesla solution include an inverter/charger or just a power management?)
If Tesla sell a 7kWh at £1875 ($3000), then this is quite competitive when compared with an equivalent specified Lead/gel battery set up at £3500, especially as Tesla have a 10 year guarantee vs the average 2-5 years for Lead/gel batteries)?
I do admit these are back of fag packet calcs and am unsure to how makers arrive at Ah ratings, some quote Ah capacity for a 12v battery to the point in time where it only outputs 10.5V. (30% charge remaining) So I am ready to be corrected & learn!
Note my caveat about clearly notifying the end customer prior to purchase of the restrictions.
This is common practice with software you buy, which you agree to by ticking that box after reading the small print (like we all do!!). You do not own that but you buy the use of it. Apple have appeared to have taken this one stage further by applying it to the hardware they design, have manufactured & market so annoyingly seductively.
So what are you buying?, The agreed use of it!
The question is, were these restrictions & the permission to add more retrospectively, presented clearly to you before you bought in?
Yes another reason I do not own/lease Apple devices.
As has been previously stated, its Apple's hardware & Apple's OS, that is why they can get away with what can & cannot go on their device's without the fear of restrictive trading practice actions .(as long as the end customer understands this prior to purchase, there is not a probem).
No one is forced to buy the iWatch & or any of there other devices. Don't like it then vote with your wallet.
The S6 appears to be an inferior phone in many important areas to its predecessor, the S5 namely.
1. Waterproofing ( why is this not now with nano coatings a default on a device designed for use outside?).
2. Robustness, the use of metal not better than plastic here. The automotive, motosport, defence & aerospace are dropping metal in favour of robust plastic ( when did you see a metal bumpers on a car last!) Add thinness to the mix & you have the complete iPhone 6 problem of bending.
3.Built in battery, see my above post and add that most lithium batteries are only good for 500 charge cycles (2 yrs average use then back to Sammy for a new phone they hope).
4. Data is the most valuable thing in your phone, if the S6 is accidentally dropped down the loo, you may as well pull the flush as there is' nt the chance of real data recovery you have with a removable SD card.
All the Tech site writers are singing the praises of this S6, and the comments sections are fairly consistent in damming it. The question is, how much pressure or lucrative incentives is Sammy exerting on these sites? Where & who in history said if you said something false often enough that it would be eventually held to be true by the masses
Has Samsung used aa new technology type battery in the S6?
I only ask as rapid charging on anything other than a pristine condition battery will severely shorten its life span. This is especially worrying on a device with a built in battery.
Where's my phone, oh bollocks not again!
So reading all posts above, one can conclude, any one with enough money to afford large £500+ smart phone and feels compelled to put it in their back pocket and sit on it, should not under any circumstances be allowed to have one
However they will qualiify to own an exclusive newThick phone.
Steve Jobs vinticated, No swapable battery, no Sd card, no waterproofing, a metal case, an iPhone 6 in all but name and build integrity in Software & hardware.
(Ok Steve said no to a big (edgy) screen phone but 4 out 5 not bad!)
There can only be One!
Ok, my Dell Inspiron 6400 I've posted this may only be 9 years old, but it is running 32 bit Linux, solid as the proverbial Sh1t house and shows every intention of going on & on & on. (where did I hear that before?)
Amazon, your fired!
Two problems with this phone
1. Costs way 2 much (£132 in the USA vs rip off UK £399!)
2. Its over here.
A zero value phone & deservers zero take up.
Amazon, do you really dispise us that much?
No thanks Amazon!
No, it was a Fryday.
(groan, I'll just down vote myself now to save anyone else the bother!)
My Mrs got her Pac code ok when she went to Orange from 3 a couple of years ago ( then moved to Giff Gaff a year later due to poor signal strength in the house).
I have to be fair & say that 3 support have dealt with the various teething problems very quickly & politely. I appreciate that they do have to run down the checklist of reboot your phone ect, which probably sort the majority, but they have achieved for me by sorting a sporadic iPhone texting to setting up a signal booster box & its subsequent crashing issue.
Apple should submit all their phones to lzod impact testing if they are so sure of their figures? Or better still for research & best validation purposes of coursewhile its in a fanboy/girls pocket (front & rear) !
All load paths are kept as short as possible in an efficient design.
I do question if such a three point test is representational of a real load case.
Should it not be a point load (hard chair or something),reacted by an uniformably distributed load (bottom fat) ?
I guess you would have to omit work hardening & fatigue life as well.
The question has to be asked if stress relieving was performed to remove the work hardening generated by the original machining of the case.
The larger face area & minimal sectional height makes the stress cases to be considered, design, dimensional tolerances & keeping within the material spec all the more critical.
I do wonder if any one or combination of any these factors are exceeded, would cause the these failures. This could therefore be a case of a break down of Apples quality control, afterall quality is expensive!
Apple appear to have tried to distort the laws of physics again with their belief of the power of Art in making form trump function & Newtonian physics!
My feeling is that Apple in the pursuit of the slim light body beautiful have gone beyond the capabilities of the comercial & cost effective materials available to them, since sectional stiffness & (resistance to bending) is calculated by the 2nd moment of inertia,(I=bd Cubed/12). They have not appreciated that the cubed part becomes vitally imporant the thinner you go, as halfing the width does not half its stiffness, but reduces the stiffness by that cubed factor.
Cosiquently your stress calculations, load cases to be considered, the tolerance to dimensions & to material spec have to be so much more exacting.
It appears that this permanent distortion due to the Aluminium Alloy exceeding its elastic limit, (this has occoured with the phone in front pockets as well as back ones).So I believe this is a design flaw through sloppy engineering & you can't go on to blame the customers for using it in the same manor as they have treated all their phones.
I have yet hear this happening to Samsungs Note series, Nokia 1520 or HTC One's (Al Alloyed too).
My objection to Amazon is the combination of benifit subsidised wages & tax avoidance. This not only see's the money you & I pay in taxes, (but also that from our vital SME's, stifling their growthi), sail off shore to bolster their profits, but also effectively gives the likes of Amazon free use of our infrastructure.
I agree with you, our tax & benifits system would benifit the economy greatly if it was deeply rationalised as you outlined. I would also like to see a flat rate of tax too rather than this hodge podge of income & consumer taxes. Suprisingly & by accident, most income groups contribute tax roughly the same proportion of their income of 30%, (the rich end predominantly by income & the poor predominantly by consumer tax such as Vat & fuel duty). With greater simplicity comes greater transparancy and greater difficulty in avoidong ones responsibility.
Well put, the same level of exploitation, false market economy, if not cosiderably worse exists here in the Uk, even to the extent of giving Amazon goverment assistance through a subsidised living wage through benefits & tax "efficiency"!
Prehaps we should take the Germans initiative & resort too industrial action too, fight them globaly as it seams our government will only listen & do zero to stand up to zero hours contacts, virtual zero taxation & soaring profits.
Prehaps if we as consumers boycotted Amazon with regard to the high true cost we pay.
The power toy was not only on XP (which I still enjoy, thanks to W7 not being compatible yet with mission critical systems (dig @ MS)), but also Vista.
It is hard enough in the UK to ensure that Government policy stays within the bounds of the legislation it has passed! It can be done, Jeremy Hunt (the health secretary of state) has been taken to court a few times over deemed illegal actions he has sanctioned ( most notably the his attept to closing Lewisham A&E which he lost, but then he went back to parlament changed the law, so he could close other Nhs depts if he thought fit despite local & clinical opposition). To do anything in law costs an awful lot & Jeremy was brought to rights only after a local & national campaign groups fund raising performed, media support achieved & petitions delivered.
To pass a bill to make manifesto's legally binding is not going to happen, a true and full appreciation of the situation & the need to rapidly adjust it to meet future conditions will probably be cited amongst many other reasons
The thing is, voting every 5 years is not enough, we need to take part if we are not to be guilty of delegating our responsibility.
God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it." -- Daniel Webster (1834)
You are right, people now, as they have done in past, are unknowingly or even willingly trading their freedom for peace, comfort & security. These, of course will be the first thing to go.
If we do not continually watch & challenge our elected representitives by talking to, writing to, signing petitions, going to meetings, raising awareness in others, protesting and ultimately principled civil disobedience, do we actually deserve to be free?
Prisoner: Where am I?
Number Two (not identified as yet): In the village.
Prisoner: What do you want?
Prisoner: Whose side are you on?
Two: That would be telling.... We want information...information...information!
Prisoner: You won't get it!
Two: By hook or by crook, we will.
Prisoner: Who are you?
Two: The new Number Two.
Prisoner: Who is Number One?
Two: You are Number Six.
Prisoner: I am not a number; I am a free man!
With these deeply intrusive & abusive sweeping powers of RIPA, why was there the need for DRIP legislation to be brought in under emergency measures convienently just before the parlamentary summer recess? Was this not supported by manuipulating the fear and orchestrating excessive public knee jerk reaction to the actions of a few radical groups, plus the fear that the Telco's could now wipe the data? Reassurances were also given regarding that the content of messages & calls would not be available under DRIP (true), but the combination of DRIP & RIPA is truely worrying.
We elect these people every five years to run & lead the country based upon their manifesto's. Every time they fail to deliver, do the opposite of what was promised with the "we did'nt relise the true situation" excuse, or blatently run rampent over thier mandate to govern & put in place more powers to preserve the status quo.
No wonder people have little faith.
Quick reference to the professional break down of our MP's reveal very little, if any practical business experience, 24% are professional politicians with PR, marketing, law, finaciers, media & business consultants making up most of the rest.
Is it any wonder Government continually write poor contracts based upon a cronic lack of understanding of technical matters & a real appreciation of what we actually need, then demonstrate this by abysmal (if any at all) project management.
Numerous IT & engineering projects they have commisioned have failed after falling behind & grossly over budget as a result in both civil & military fields. My favourite at the moment is the unholy alliance between Lockheed Martin & BAE that our Government (Labour & Alliance) has through compiling, not checking, released such badly written contracts, it has hobbled our new aircraft carriers (no cat & trap), & made sure we can only take the troubled, increasingly expensive to buy & run F35C Fighter. Not to mention the recent Border control fiasco, NHS records & Police data base.
A Silicon roundabout is appropriate, not as a node to communicate or go some where, but just to go around & around!
Who do they blame, industry.
Christmas is coming! Best time to unload turkeys (& puppies! )
Is Clusterf**king the new Snafu?
If they can rush through Drip so quickly to defend the country, why can't they do the same with the Recall bill & save democracy from drowning in justified cynicisim? That bill was promised 5 years ago & has been progressively watered down to another stitchup.
You may think that vested interests are fully at play, but I could'nt possibly say that. Watched the original "House of cards" last night, chuckled a lot in how little has changed. Though I also believe that "Yes Minister" is also hit the nail on the head!
My statement "terrorists will easily evade these measures" is retorical in effect. As it implies that they will useless as counter insurgency measure, or for that matter catching pedophiles (especially as they have told everyone the method!!), so leaving the innocent to be punished, controlled, by installing the paranoia of being snooped upon and loss of another bit of liberty, (so protect & preserve the status quo).
So the terrorists will easily evade these measures, and we not only have another bit of our freedom compromised, but pay for it in our taxes!
We elect these people every five years to run & lead the coutry based upon their manifesto's. Every time they fail to deliver, do the opposite of what was promised with the "we did'nt relise the true situation" excuse, or blatently run rampent over thier mandate to govern & put in place more powers to preserve the status quo.
No wonder people have little faith.
E mailed my MP voicing my concerns of yet another emergency measure rushed through that takes away that which we are supposed to be defending!
Also pointed out the past eye wateringly high cost of such Government IT projects & the dismall success & performance they deliver. Asked how does this tally in these austere times. Also asked what measures they are to be put in place to protect our data against leaks (another Gov IT failing), but also about it being flogged off, ( like our medical & tax records!).
To be fair to my MP, he does respond in sufficient to too much depth, but still tows the party line.
Can it just be that a team will always beat a a group of individuals? Outsourcing breaks the job into a series of discreet projects, making essential communication, its speed, iteration of solution, sharing of technical breakthroughs or dangers, team building & much much more, difficult if not impossible. Examples MRCA, Eurofighter, F35, & 787 all demonstrate what can & will go wrong!
Was not the success of the Skunk works built upon a close knit multidisciplined team to the extent of desks touching plus Kelly Johnsons iron rule & genius? Results cost effective designs including the SR71 to the Stealthfighter.
So the real suprise about the 787 is that there is a suprise!
With our technical advances are often binned by poor management understanding of development program & ignorant UK press. For example its been sold back to us in the form of the Italian Pendolino!
Boeing often benifits from bleeding edge risks, didn't they gain considerably when we shared the invalueable airframe fatigue data from the Farnbourgh Comet tests post tragedies, so they could check, revise & enhance the 707 performance & saftey?
Funny we never see 2 way traffic from the special relationship.
At least the a B17 got to the Moon! ref WW2 Bomber found on Moon", as reported & photographed by Sunday Sport National newspaper in the 1980's!!!
That papers headlines used to lighten & brighten my sundays trip to the Newsagent, never bought it thou
(honest, might be worth somthing now if I had and kept it!)
Its probably as truthfull as much of the garbage we are fed by the papers of today.
The Eurofigher project is a paragon of lean & mean if you compare it to the Lockheed Martin cluster fucked F35! They will not likely to be awarded a prime contractorship by the Dod again!