Soft drinks taste awful, unhealthy and it's expensive versus clean tap water. I shudder at the thought at how anyone could habitually drink that all day.
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At least in Singapore a USD250 phone from either Huawei or Oppo a 2 year warranty is standard while iPhones only get 1 year even if you got most uber-expensive 512GB XS Max.
On the OS update side you can rage about Android updates all you like but older versions like 7.0 is already so good that most people simply don't care anymore and iOS updates aren't exactly flawless either (cough iOS 11 cough).
Re: They need to steal more than just the blueprints.
Yup I'm sure bottom barrel Chinese made consumer gear is very indicative of their real industrial products like things that go into their HSR which has like half the accident rates per distance versus the Japanese,
But it's OK you can keep up with the cheap junk memes bro
Re: 6 gigabytes
Well from first hand experience Android on 3GB is much smoother and snappier than 2GB. There isn't any good reason to buy any 2GB device these days.
Also, low end and midrange Samsung phones has always been trash in value/$, especially when their own flagships usually have some sort of hefty discounts, while Xiaomi/Huawei just completely destroys their lineup below that.
Intel needs to be less sidetracked by chasing the process node leadership white elephant and be more focused on how to be a chip design leader. The signs are pointing the basic Skylake uarch since 2015 is still gonna hold the fort till 2020, and AMD getting a *mere* 10% IPC increase on Zen 2 is gonna torpedo Intel left, right and center even on a lesser but much cheaper process node.
Re: What's the net benefit to workers?
Good luck explaining to the average Americans on how a proper welfare net actually saves money in the long run because that sick pauper left to dry is going to hit the expensive hospital A&Es much more often because he has no money to get minor aliments treated in time etc...Because they lack any intellectual capacity or curiosity to take in anything other than dumbed down political buzzword of the week.
US cities react in fury to FCC's $2bn break for 5G telcos: We'll be picking up the tab, say officials
Re: remind me why we need China for 5G...
The US can't plan a long term strategy worth a damn, they don't even realize all the tariffs do is to make China putting even more effort into their developing their high tech industries to reduce foreign dependence as if they aren't already massively into doing it already.
I live in Singapore, and now Shenzhen makes it look like a backwater. For those still underestimating China as a sh**hole, let them enjoy being clueless for now because they won't even know what's gonna hit them in the next decade.
-$1+ trillion / year fiscal deficits as new normal without a recession.
-Record and increasing military spending without a war.
-Petrodollar in jeopardy.
-Appalling general education standards.
-More identity politics.
-Worst foreign policy of an US administration, ever.
What we are looking at is America in an irreversible decline.
Firstly, virtually all SSD failures aren't due write endurance limits, and overall they are a magnitude more reliable than HDDs on a normalized timeframe. Google proved that in their 2016 paper.
Secondly, people are still beating the endurance boogeyman for consumer drives intended, you know, for consumers with inane arguments like "how would I trust my $10000+ intensive I/O critical operation on a <$200 consumer SSD with relative low write endurance?".
Thirdly, I'm not interested in any Samsung consumer SSDs, QLC or not, because they are always overpriced to their competitors.
Re: Oh the ignomony!
Shhhh just don't let anybody know there were "5 invulnerable couriers to constantly ferry out regeneration items to the bots to support their push-heavy strat" or "limited pool of 18 heroes to choose from". (quoted from Arstechnica comments)
Definitely a fair fight for the humans, tsk tsk tsk.
Re: Don't be evil
They have been quietly paying those Youtube creators making all those creepy sexual predatory videos targeted to kids and make them popular with their algorithm, so they can rake in that sweet sweet viewcount ad money.
Oh when the outrage happens, just conveniently blame the creators or "not my fault that you sickos demanded it" or "we can't afford to regulate so many videos online with our hundred billion budget".
Nope, not evil at all.
NAND armchair analysis time
-The upgrade cycle of phones are getting longer and longer = less demand.
-For most people the added benefits of PC SSDs drops precipitously past the 250GB mark which is more than big enough for an OS boot drive, those 250GB SSDs also has been very affordable for years and paper spec performance no longer matters = less demand.
-Chinese domestic NAND suppliers will finally be competing with the rest in 2019, and for that everyone is aggressively ramping up supply to grab as much as the market share pie possible. The Chinese NAND won't be nowhere as good as Samsung's best, but they will be priced very aggressively to move.
The real irony is how we were able to get to the moon in the 1960-70s but yet we can't do it now despite with our massively more collective global wealth. I think I know the answer why: unbridled capitalism concentrates said wealth into the hands of the few, who has no vision with their money other than getting more of it while spending them on their 1000th real estate, luxury yachts and Ferraris.
Re: Here's why
Government asking for their own master key as a standard for a crypto scheme to thwart criminals is in the same vein as doing away the police and let just criminals report themselves because these are definitely the kind people that wants to get caught for their deeds. Both are equally just as retarded.
I drive and rely a lot on Google Maps in a city where GPS multipath interference is supposed to hurt but yet I never had navigational errors from GPS inaccuracies in current gen phones. It's always things like unreported road closures and non-updated landmark changes.
Then again common sense works a whole lot better when near a destination than blindly relying on GPS.
Is ~30cm accuracy a good thing? Of course. But will I pay more for it, not really...It's the good enough adage all over again.
"Good enough" strikes back again
There's no exciting, real and meaningful differentiation of old versus new, or new low-end versus new high-end in consumer electronics for most people anymore, and the only left to compete is price.
-3 year old phones are entirely usable as long as you replace the battery
-5+ year old PCs are still more than fast enough
-Nobody cares about overpriced OLED, HDR, 4K, Quantum whatever backlight except for niche videophiles
From toothbrushes to coffee makers to computers: Europe fines Asus, Pioneer, Philips for rigging prices of kit
The PC industry now is filled so much conflicts of interest that it is almost amazing it hasn't crumbled yet.
1. MS still wants their license fees from their OEMs for an OS that nobody wants.
2. Intel wants $600 ultrabooks/tablets from OEMs but still wants their $200+ per chip.
3. OEMs are sick of Wintel pushing the majority of costs to them and are now heavily shifting focus to ARM devices.