Re: but that's the same as everyone elses review!
are you kidding on the cost? GPD seem quite capable of making more capable and flexible units at similar price points
191 posts • joined 26 Feb 2010
are you kidding on the cost? GPD seem quite capable of making more capable and flexible units at similar price points
"Xiaomi has vowed never to make more than 5 per cent margin on its hardware – something analysts believe will be hard to maintain. Particularly if the services and software revenue doesn't pan out. Remember that, outside China, it's competing with Google, which means it's competing against free stuff."
Are you sure you have thought that through?
If they compete with Google on a 1%, 0.01%, or 0% margin why cant they compete and still keep that vow?
I would imagine keeping more than a 5% profit margin would be the difficult thing for an unknown trying to elbow their way into a market.
Diss 98 all you want, but the news tickers for the World Cup and F1 along with the active desktop were all loads better than anything we have today
...or is it just a handfull people installing Ubuntu on old Windows XP lap tops accepting all the default settings before selling them on ebay or giving them away to relatives?
- at which point the new owner formats it and reinstalls whatever they really wanted anyway.
So its definately the Amiga that's better then.
I'm glad that's settled
yes to this day my old HTC desire remains the most useable (and sensibly sized) phone I've ever add.
It even recieved a mid life software update!
If it aint broke dont fix it.
There's enough space to fit 6 music on fm as for the rest of the 'choice' a grand total of about 300 people will miss them and loosing it will save everyone a fortune.
Mobile listening on DAB is crap batteries only last a few hours at best whereas an old tranny can last weeks on a few D cells.
I know there will be good reason for it, but why didnt they just hit the dam from the dry side of the wall with a conventional bombs.
If dropped from a similarly low altitude wouldnt momentum have enusured they slammed into the wall?
How about just giving us cheap flexible lightwieght wiring.
Replacing all that copper would make cars and planes lighter and even make trains run on time (by virtue of the signalling cable not getting nicked every 5 minutes
Would the simple solution to that would be to cover the mirror with some kind of cover?
no shiny shiny from the outside until actually hit by a laser at which point the covering would initially be burned away and then reflected
so set the cooling fan to blow for 5 seconds stop for for 5 seconds blow for 5 seconds....
Yes very very picky
There's many a mid-high level DSLR that wouldnt do any better for white balance and exposure in that scene.
Snow and sand are both notorious for messing up white balance to the extent that most cameras have sand/snow specific settings that can be chosen
I'm assuming you usually fill up at your sons house with a Jerry Can of some sort?
Seriously just charge your car at a service station (or two, OK maybe three) on the way. There is no denying that for that journey its going to be a faff but its not generally that hard and console yourself that for the 98% of the rest of the time you wont be visiting any petrol stations and will charge at home. Also feel smug that in the cold weather that your car will have defrosted and preheated itself.
That either means we spent nothing on IT or we have a black book squadron of x-wings at our disposal////
erm if by a great deal you mean 7% which is probably going to reduce to 0% by 2025
Also an EV on coal power alone will still be responsible for generating between a 1/3 and 1/4 of the emmisions from a petrol let alone diesel car.
Haters gonna hate but most of you lot are going to sound even more stupid than the pricks who used to tell me at weddings not so long ago that their film cameras would always outperform a digital one and who would then turn up at the christening with a digital camera.
Or the people who said they would never switch to a smart phone until they could last a full week on a single charge.
Who says there is no 2nd hand market for EVs
This morning my 65 plate second hand leaf which costs me £38 a week on a 2 year PCP deal (with only a £200 deposit) defrosted itsself and preheated the cabin to a lovely 23C
the future is now!
most people cannot fart methane.
The flamibilty comes from hydrogen and hydrogen sulfide
well I live and learn. Thank you.
I like it. I tried it for the first time a few weeks ago and every go gives you a chance to win a prize.
I won a £5 greggs voucher on my first attempt which I used to futher increase my waistline.
Its actually less convenient to use and takes longer than opening my wallet to use my contactless card (work phone and forced to unlock via 8 digit code every time finger print fails) but the chance of another freebie keeps my feeble mind motivated enough to use it
no wonder its not selling
There's still nothing I'm happy to replace it with
It died after my baby boy wondered off with it and dropped it in the bath with the flap that normally seals the charging port to make it water proof open :-(
Paris cos its still the prettiest and was dumb thing to do
Seiously having had one for 3 years the very worst thing about EVs is the frigging smart cards and apps.
Just make them ugly, reliable and add a chip and pin card reader for debit cards
No way would ordinary punters put up with the same level of faff to fill up with petrol.
It's rubbish by design they need to show there is little market for them for as long as possible to minimise shareholder rumblings.
Men in sheds have been making 'good enough' electric conversions of ice optimised designs for many years.
All of the manufacturers know they can produce something decent after throwing a small team of engineers teams at the problem in fairly short order.
With minimal margins no one really wants the expense of pioneering the EV market, but have no doubt every car maker is more than prepared to become a fast follower.
Has anyone double checked to see if it can be divided by 3?
Whenever we had to find prime numbers at school the ones I 'found' were usually divisible by 3.
The last update turned my nexus from something still worthwhile to have lying around to utterly unusable a year or so ago. I wouldnt be at all surprised if google did it too.
no we are not, not even the national grid say this.
Forget the made up analysis based on what we currently produce and use and what we might use
There's a reason for the limited overhead and that because the overhead costs money and is pure waste.
The national grid will always only ever and deliberately have the tiniest amount of spare capacity, when it gets too big it gets cut back, when it gets too small it gets added to.
>>> @ Voland's right hand
"It is the Tropical ocean thermocline."
>> Isn't that basically solar power?
Yes, but only in the same way that petrol and diesel are solar power with a few extra processes thrown in together with built multi million year time delay.
>> HS, I don't understand this "If the planes can take off and land on electric power alone, all of a sudden lots of airports can allow a larger number of flights especially at night"
>> Can you elaborate?
Planning regs and local legislation often limit the number of flights coming in an out of an airport out of consideration for local residents especially at night. This is especially true of city airports, which are precisely the sort of places the first smaller electrified (not fully electric) aircraft will excell.
Wright electric think their electric aircraft reduce noise by 50% and fuel by 10%
Its a different set of pros and cons to the electrification of road transport. Any real world efficiency advantages (if there are any) probably wont be as big as they are on the ground. In aviation the real advantage of electic power will be a reduction noise espectially on take off and landing
Battery weight is much more of a disadvantage in the air than it is on the ground. On the ground you mostly pay penalty for extra weight in the form of using extra energy to accelerate, but in the air you also have pay penalty in energy for every second you remain aloft.
If the planes can take off and land on electric power alone, all of a sudden lots of airports can allow a larger number of flights especially at night which means lots more operational profits even if there no profits to be had from efficiency.
5 seconds is without a trailer.
Fully loaded its 20 seconds
its not even in the small print, in big print it says the battery has a million miles guarantee, no one other than sloppy journo's have said it wont break down for a million miles
Sorry to burst your bubble but it hasnt been KERS for sometime now.
Its now a two part system MGU-K and MGU-H
the most interesting part is the MGUH which actually recovers energy from the heat of the turbo
dont forget the batteries truck is heavier than a standard one.
fair enough most trucks max out on volume before max legal mass, but that will be a consideration for some.
By the time you have added a generator, a fuel tank a transmission, an exhaust and a cooling system you will have
A added even more weight
B taken up even more space
C added even more cost.
D started to make weight and load space an issue for everyone
Basically adding an engine to it is a stupid idea, if it wasnt Tesla would have added one.
They are not talking about sending injured astronaughts into space, just bringing them back
I think it means a landing of 1.5G not take off.
As the body produces more lift it allows for a much softer landing than a controlled crash landing which is what the original shuttle would have made
by which you mean they both share a Nasa default white and black colour scheme...
I remember when they paid me interest on a current account and they paid a cashier to sit behind a counter to give me my money for free.
How on earth as consumers can we accept it as inevitible, their costs now are a fraction by comparison.
<insert too much money on bonuses comment here>
I know this is dull non comedy answer but that sound from a keyless Nissan generally means one of two things.
either one of the doors or the boot isnt closed
The spare key is still inside the vehicle.
Go away watch that and tell me he isnt reading an i pad at breakfast
How can you not list 2001 for so many other things too
at least that solves the other unbased gripe people have about electric cars... being too quiet and knocking down every third pedestrian that they encounter
or to put it another way, 40,000 other workers who were originally doing that work in black or licenced mini cabs are kept in work at a higher rate of pay
"Critics have pointed out that this reduces the killing of human beings to a mechanised process carried out through a screen and a controller, much like a video game. ®"
...because as we all know, manned ariel attacks, cruise missiles, artillery strikes and any other potential form of beyond visual range weaponry all require someone to see the whites of the victims eyes before they press the kill button
its hard enough to see the roadsigns at the side of the motorway in heavy but flowing traffic as it is, give large goods vehicles technology to allow them to drive closer together and the amount of people missing their junction will more than wipe out those CO2 gains
I've never known any one as child who managed a gold fish alive more than a few months, days in some cases.
although my mum said she brought one of mine round from floating on its side with a few drops of brandy once.
If it has HDMI works better than UAE on a rpi3 o it'll be a definate sale for me even if it costs 6x as much.
the real A1200 looks shockingly poor on my HD telly even using RGB besides which I broke it taking it apart whilst trying to fit enough ram to use WHDload (which I loath for me not being able to get my head around)
Bring on the self driving cars steered deliberately into a ditch or onto a level crossing
thank you both
What does beyond the range of space walk technology mean?
Rocket goes to up to sat, man jumps out, hits it with spanner, jumps back in and goes home no?
Paris cos its written like I should know.
you say that and I'm the same, yet 640x480 you tube videos frequently end up buffering on my Virgin 200mb service and they dont on grandma's 2mb bt connection....
not being arsey, genuine question
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