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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

jo_ham Re:OH GOODY (201 comments)

You are assuming too much, which just makes you look like an ass. It was pretty clear he was taking the piss out of Corning or just the upgrade treadmill in general. Now you're trying to justify your asshattery instead of admitting that you could be wrong.

I'm really not assuming too much at all.

Have you ever been on slashdot?

I mean, it's hard to tell how long you've been around so maybe you're not aware of the context here.

2 days ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

jo_ham Re:OH GOODY (201 comments)

Why would you assume they were bashing Apple instead of Corning though? That makes no sense.

Ah yes, that well known Corning-hate on slashdot, with the frequent trope of being excited to upgrade your corning product on a short, repeating cycle like sheep.

I hardly think the original coward's target was non-obvious.

3 days ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

jo_ham Re:OH GOODY (201 comments)

Defensive, defensive, defensive. Why would you be so protective of some corporation? Do you work for Apple or are you a stockholder?

Today I learned that people with opinions counter to anonymous cowards are Apple employees or stockholders of Apple. Man, there must be a lot of them!

3 days ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

jo_ham Re:people drop their phones :( (201 comments)

Every time I've seen someone with broken screen, it was an iPhone. It's about time Apple did this, but then they do profit by making phones that need repairs/ replacing.

About time Apple did what? Made their phones deliberately out of the best material available at the time and now out of a subsequently even better material made by a third party supplier that they don't control?

What did you think they are "about timing"? Making new phones out of a material that has only just been announced?

I'm not following.

4 days ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

jo_ham Re:OH GOODY (201 comments)

Getting a bit defensive, are we? Vested interest? Gorilla Glass is made by Corning not Apple, so I'm not sure what you're babbling about.

What do you mean? I was directly replying to a brave coward who went for a cheap apple bash.

Is replying to that comment with an opposing opinion "getting defensive"? Isn't this a discussion forum?

Oh, right. I understand.

4 days ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

jo_ham Re:OH GOODY (201 comments)

Now I can upgrade to the next iPhone.

Then when they announce Gorilla Glass x+1 I can upgrade to the next iPhone!

and Repeat...

News just in! Products get better incrementally, somehow only controversial when Apple does it. Film at 11.

4 days ago
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

jo_ham Re: How do I refill it? (194 comments)

Isn't the temperature a result of high pressure? As in, if you jam enough atoms into a space eventually they have less room to move and get colder? I'm sort of basing this off observation of my air compressor relief valve and not science. Air duster canisters can generate frost. That kind of thing.

So pressurizing a bunch of hydrogen would mean if it ruptures and someone touches the canister, instant frostbite.

What about the "destroying everything it touches" part?

ps: I am a different AC than OP.

The Ideal Gas Law determines what happens to a gas under pressure: PV = nRT

Pressure is proportional to volume, so if you compress a gas it shrinks in volume until eventually it liquefies - but the point at which it does depends on the phase diagram for that particular gas. The properties change depending on the molecules.

If you release pressure quickly then it expands very rapidly and cools down. This is a function of thermodynamics. Similarly, if you compress a gas it will heat up for the same reason. This is common to all gases. Jamming the molecules in ever tighter will increase the temperature. Your air compressor heats up when it is compressing air because of this. When you let the pressure out, the temperature of the air drops rapidly.

Where things like hydrogen are special is that you can't liquefy them by simply pressurising it. You need to cool it down too - the triple point of hydrogen is about 22 K and the critical point is about 32 K - hydrogen simply can not be a liquid at any pressure unless the temperature is between these two values (22 K is -251 C or -420 F - cryogenically cold temperatures).

Any gas under pressure is a hazard - cylinders of nitrogen are pressurised to 300 bar and if one of those ruptures you're in a world of hurt, despite the fact that nitrogen itself is inert, but we routinely handle high pressure gasses in industrial and commercial environments. You take more precautions with a hydrogen cylinder (or any cylinder of flammable gas), but the handling procedures for flammables overlap a lot with the non-flammables like nitrogen and argon.

about two weeks ago
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

jo_ham Re:How do I refill it? (194 comments)

Yes, but batteries aren't a cryogenic liquid that embrittles everything it touches. Ooops.

You think hydrogen stored for use in commercial fuel cell vehicles is stored cryogenically.

Cute.

I can see why you didn't log in.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

jo_ham Re:enable trim on yosemite (327 comments)

How are they "locking them out" when they work (by your admission) but at normal USB current limits?

You have a funny definition of "lock out" - I guess it means "whatever supports my Apple bashing in whatever comment I am making".

about two weeks ago
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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

jo_ham Re:enable trim on yosemite (327 comments)

It's the same as reducing charging speed with non-Apple iPhone cables. The only reason is to make you buy expensive Apple parts.

Ah, yes, that pesky problem with conforming to the USB specification for safety reasons.

If you know your charger, cable and device have been tested to be safe to pull multiple amps then the device will do so (but be technically out of spec).

Charger reporting as a standard USB port? Drop back to the published spec for maximum current draw.

Sorry, you were in the middle of an Apple bash, I didn't mean to interrupt. Carry on.

Let's also ignore the fact that adding driver signing to the kernel is not somehow "solely to stop third party SSDs".

 

about two weeks ago
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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

jo_ham Re:Also - couldn't you actually just sign the driv (327 comments)

No, you couldn't, since they are Apple's drivers not yours. Apple's driver takes over handling of external drives, but it refuses to TRIM them. Previously, people worked around that by patching the driver, but signing prevents that.

Right, but drive vendors could sign a driver and supply it with the hardware, they just choose not to do so because the vast majority of bare SSDs are sold for Windows boxes where Microsoft's driver is not picky about TRIM support.

about two weeks ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

jo_ham Re: How about no... (554 comments)

He's probably talking about the time where Obama was effectively forced to extend those ludicrous Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, that cost the US economy trillions of dollars, or the time he actually put the cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars on the books for the first time.

about two weeks ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

jo_ham Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (554 comments)

In the UK, cars are taxed on the amount of CO2 emissions generated.

Why not just tax petrol? Petrol burned is directly proportional to the amount of CO2 actually (not theoretically) emitted. This band system for efficiency is unnecessarily complicated.

Petrol is taxed, and taxed very, very heavily (the price at the pump in the UK is about 75% tax). CO2 emissions are also taxed. Driving is expensive in the UK, but it does wholly pay for the upkeep of our roads.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

jo_ham Re:Great! Now how about... (136 comments)

A utility for getting all my photos out of iPhoto, and all my data out of Time Machine?

You mean something that reads the HFS+ filesystem?

Time Machine backups are copies of your files. If you have software that can read your original files then that very same software can also open the copy of the file that Time Machine made. You do not need Time Machine's interface to read these files.

If you use Time Machine on a network drive then there's an additional step of mounting the disk image it creates, which is left as an exercise to the reader.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

jo_ham Re:Overdue (136 comments)

Today I learned that a month is 9 days.

You learn something new every day!

about two weeks ago
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Facebook and Apple Now Pay For Female Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

jo_ham Re:An Obscenity (253 comments)

I'll pick one you missed off: life experience. Although from your comments so far, it seems you believe that all you do at work is make money, get a big office and get a title. I can see why, given your limited experience with this, that you might think it is a "new fangled" idea.

Yes, yes, we'll get off your lawn.

about a month ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

jo_ham Re:Not improved (355 comments)

LGA 1150 Motherboard and LGA 1155 CPU.

Move along here, nothing to see here.

about a month ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

jo_ham Re:5K display (and computer) for $2500 (355 comments)

No. This is what I hate about these iMacs. And especially more since this high-res display. You get a good, expensive display, which you could easily keep for 10-15 years, but are forced to throw it away when you want to upgrade the computer, after say 2-8 years. A Mac mini duck-taped on the back of a monitor takes about the same space anyways.

Are you sure about that? The current generation of iMacs can act as a standard monitor when connected to another machine. Up until a few weeks ago, I was using one that had a failed hard drive in it as a monitor for a desktop PC via a simple mini Displayport to Displayport cable connected to the PC's graphics card.

Probably not at this time - the display sharing feature has been dropped from the spec sheet, probably because the new iMac only has Thunderbolt 2 and thus doesn't quite have the bandwidth to drive a 5k display over that interface.

I think it will probably return when this model hits revision 2 and gains Thunderbolt 3 running the new display port spec that has adequate bandwidth to run a display of that resolution.

I believe this is also why we haven't seen an update to the standalone thunderbolt display yet - Apple will want it to retain the Thunderbolt connectivity and there's no specification available right now to run such a large panel over that interface (or any external interface I believe) without doing things like multiplexing two TB2 busses together.

Those wanting to use this thing as a monitor are going to be out of luck until TB3 arrives I fear.

There is a good possibility that the new iMacs can also be used as a monitor as well.

about a month ago

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