EPA estimate for economic value of a human life (7.5 billion dollars)
This ALSO seemed dubious so I looked it up. According to the NY Times, EPA value of a human life is 9.1 million dollars in 2011. One mistake I'd be willing to forgive, but two factual errors makes it seem like you are deliberately using misinformation to steer opinion in your direction. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02...
The vast majority of road deaths are pedestrians
This seemed dubious to me so I looked it up. In the US, in 2014, there were about 4 times as many vehicle occupant deaths than there were pedestrian deaths (21,022 vs. 4,844). http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/P...
On a laptop or tablet, the backlight probably draws far more juice than the CPU. So if the CPU can complete a task more quickly by not hitting the HDD or eMMC as often, the backlight won't need to be on as long, which saves power. I wonder whether this is a simple enough task to be put on the little cores in ARM's big-little configuration.
That's kind of a silly thought. It's not like the backlight gets turned off when the CPU is done. It gets turned off when the workday ends. You don't get to leave early just because your CPU compiled your code faster or that web page loaded a bit faster.
So, if I get this right, 80% of the US Americans have at least 25MB/s download.
No. 80% of Americans HAVE ACCCESS TO 25 Mb download. As in they have the option to subscribe to. They may not be able to afford it, or they may choose not to subscribe, or they may be choosing to subscribe to a lower tier.
I've noticed several design suggestions in your code.