For a century the world abuses China to take advantage of cheap labour. (Manufacturing, the awful conditions the Chinese faced during railroad construction in north America, etc) Then we chastise them for nicking information to modernize. Now that China is rapidly becoming a world leader in high speed rail, electric cars, drones, AI, robotics, etc, maybe we should potentially consider putting the IP blame game to rest, since world + dog will be looking to copy China IP in a few years time at most. Just thinking aloud.
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Re: Big margin for error.
Ah yes, that lovely documentary showcasing how our brave modern days astronauts most often jet around open space untethered.
Apparently astronauts of the future are a cowardly bunch, remaining largely tethered in their attempt to save Mark Watney from certain death on Mars. (save for that ballsy chemist)
In the great white north, better known as kanada.
Live in the woods.
I'm (and given the alternative, genuinely feel) "lucky" to have WiMax here for home internet. It's an obscure and mostly forgotten, almost ancient wireless technology that no longer has any relevance almost anywhere else globally. It came as an alternative a few G's ago, and was being touted as being better than the next G, but of course, wasn't. Save for, it has quite good signal penetration, which, in my case, is good, since I'm occasionally shrouded by trees and snow.
The caveat: capped at 5 Mbps. Imagine your entire life, capped at 5. Media. Video. Games. Everything.
At this point, I'd pay $200 a month for "5G" or "Gigabit LTE"
I can only hope one of the wireless players will answer my prayers.
This might put me in unpopular company, but before you hit that little downvote, send me your bandwidth.
Protesting and mobilizing against establishment and the democratic process is destabilizing democracy.
Wall Street, anti Trump rallies, etc etc. I don't need to like my democratically elected leader, in fact I am rarely quite fond of any, but to value democracy is to cast your vote and accept the outcome, or we all risk a far worse outcome than a disappointing election result.
Millenials have adopted a dangerous methodology for starting a conversation.
I hardly think Russia is to blame. Social Media is likely a better candidate.
Not a US trade ban!?
I live in North America, maybe things across the pond are quite different, but ZTE has virtually no presence here. If it isn't Apple or Samsung, there is very little volume here. It's a shame, because HTC Sony and LG have all made some great handsets over the years, but nobody here ever noticed.
Re: I'll stick to...
You can get a pretty powerful little Android 4k box for 40 quid, set the interface the way you prefer, and have virtually zero risk to your shiny expensive "display." Furthermore, some even come with a pin insert factory reset. These boxes use very little power.
Since most come rooted I might suggest making a new Google account specifically for your TV boxes to alleviate privacy concerns.
Now we're "smart"
Re: Excellent news
I'm not sure I agree with that 100% considering he's about the "firmest" Prime Minister we in Canada have had in the last few decades. Has the gall to stand up what he believes is right, and hasn't wrapped up the billions of dollars in taxpayers money in scandal after scandal in the way the Canadian Liberals have. If you want to discuss proxy states and NA alliances we can save it for another forum.
I haven't had any experience with ocz SSD's but my heavily overclocked OCZ 1200mhz flex ddr2 has allowed me to still currently play anything virtually on max with an overclocked q6600 dinosaur (using proper updated GPU muscle of course) it'll be a sad day when it gets listed on eBay next year.
Re: reducing energy consumption
Consider yourselves lucky you don't live in Ontario Canada. 300 billion dollars of provincial debt to install wind farms and convert agricultural land into ground level solar farms. Electricity bills? Set to quadruple over the next 10 years. And who needs food when you have a little solar power? The people's response? Re-elect the tard politicians responsible for the mess. I'm all for environmental responsibility on a personal level and have made major efficiency upgrades at home but I've been lobbying against this madness as best I can, because our economy is crumbling. Yay!
While I agree he should suffer dearly, costing taxpayers millions over the years does not seem just. We need to dig a giant deep pit we'll call aussie 2.0 in which we'll dump all the scum into and let them live like the animals they are. Like the prison in Riddick maybe? Now if we can only find some hybrid super cats.
Re: Chicken and Egg
How's the weather there back in 2000? I'll upgrade, and care not at all about streaming. I couldn't stream uncompressed 1080p with my crap connection anyways. I'll be buying a 90 inch 4k for my feature wall as soon as the price comes out of the stratosphere, and I'll watch regular crap compressed HD broadcast TV on it, I'll play PC games which have supported the resolution for years, and the odd 4k blu-ray I pick up out of the bargain bin.
Maybe I'm looking at the wrong half of the glass here
So I simply plug this dongle in to my smartphone, to touch and hold against another device while transferring whatever at the reported 560mbit/s, whenever it will be that devices adopt the standard. Since I currently have to plug this dongle in, why is it that I'm not just using a USB OTG adapter??? 480mbit/s with the aging usb 2.0 and works with virtually everything. granted a second cable is needed but if you are carrying dongles around, you likely are carrying a bag with enough storage for two usb cables. I have fully adopted NFC initiated bluetooth devices, and I already dislike the 4-8 seconds I need to hold the devices together to get a pair. This transferjet requires contact throughout the entire transfer. Cables also require contact, and usb 3.0 hits a staggering 10-20 gbit/s. Not to mention I'd rather plug two devices in and free up my hands, then continually holding devices together while transferring, selecting files, hold, select files, hold and transfer, hold, hold, hold, followed by a "woops I moved them apart let's do that one again".. etc..
Usb otg for me, u c
While I understand the mission is to have the tech embedded, my transfer process logic still stands. That being said, yes Toshiba, you can certainly put it in my next smartphone, it's just not going to be a factor in my smartphone selection process.
in breaking news..
The US bans all Chinese imports. China reciprocates.
In other news, all retail outlets and department stores across the US close their doors citing merchandise procurement issues. TESLA has announced it has stayed it's plans for a US production facility as it can not secure any lithium. All US lithium ion facilities grind to a halt.
Let's go to our correspondant in China. TSMC has just received an influx of state funded investment to ramp up R&D and production of home grown semiconductors from the likes of Allwinner, Mediatek and Rockchip. TSMC is also being urged to push heavily to have its 14nm fab ready for mid 2015 and is looking on target. In the meantime they are currently producing at 120% capacity at 22nm. Astounding.
But what about the ban on x86 John?
Apparently all the systems here were upgraded last year. No state department needs a new PC for a few years. Additional optimization is being done here on gpu/cpu coprocessing as a stop gap measure, and is showing some really surprising results. It's unbelievable just how break-neck the chinese tech industry has become over the past three years. Looking around I see a wave of 5.5 inch 1080p chinese made smartphones, a size of which the West still has yet to accept without ridiculing one another. They also seem to embrace the technology itself above the name brand stamped on the device. Quite a peculiar way of thinking I'll never understand but it seems to be paying dividends here in China.
John looking around there it somewhat reminds me of the glory days of US manufacturing with the K car.
(ok surely the Sherman is a better representation of glory days but I digress)
Re: Still waiting to see where the power's coming from
Just install some wind turbines... All the magical power of sunshine and butterflies will provide you with all of the electricity you will ever need.
Isn't that right Ontario Canada?
Or maybe it gives you crumbling electrical infrastructure and a good portion of that 300 billion dollars of provincial debt.
Re: Not enough Women in the Drainage and Sewer Maintenance industries either.
Now that is 'fun'[ny] shit
And who downvoted the post above me?
I thought it was hilarious!
He could have said the last time he saw a woman on the bins he was inserting her pieces into them, which is where I thought he was going..
And that steam engineer would be right for the same reason we don't couple diesel engines to generators for anything greater than local emergency power. When you want to drive an 880MW turbine you use steam. The worlds electricity is powered by it for a reason. Energy per KG@538C is not something to be taken lightly. Steam locomotives had to die more due to combustion efficiency and fuel capacity limitations, and of course that pesky risk of BLEVE [boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion] but not power ;)
'Experience the world, TOMORROW, now....'
Quite a simple strategy. Queue the dim lights, the piano music and deep male Brit voice. Start with 'magical' then add a 'first EVER (iPhone) with' ...... carry on to 'revolutionary' (4 inch).... add 'NEVER BEFORE SEEN' (on iPhone) [I can think of a few things there but I digress]
Oh one more thing remember you are the more intelligent and savvy of the human kind.
Insert repeat payment here. Love your purse and heels BTW.
Or converse(tm) shoes and skinny jeans