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Comment Li Fe P04 (Score 5, Interesting) 99

It seems to me this battery is the one we've been waiting for. Yes a little less peak energy storage but it's thermal properties and lifetime mean that it can be recharged fast and will degrade less over the life of the phone. Effectively that means in practice the phone will perform better than Li ion. I don't think it's going to cost more either. Yes right now it is slightly pricier but it doesn't have the economy of scale working for it yet so the jury may be out on that.

Is it just thickness then? That's short sighted.

It does have one double edged sword. It's voltage is 3.2v so it's absolutely perfect for running 3.3v chips right off the battery without a regulator. 3.7v is slightly above many 3.3v chip max voltages so you end up with a regulator and that's a loss. You can run the 3.2v Lifepo4 all the way up to 3.6V at max charge but at anything less than 95% charge it's under 3.4v making it safe at all times for 3.3v electronics.
The flip side of beinbg below 3.6v is if you really do need a regulator for some reason then your V_drop has to be very small and you don't have much headroom above the minimum regulator voltage, or you have to drop the operating voltage down lower than 3 volts. A lot of 3.3v chips tend to start sucking current hard when you drop them below 3v so that headrooom matters in a big way.

Comment If you beleive in the simmulation hypothesis then (Score 3, Interesting) 1042

Logically if this is a simmulation then one would guess that the players controlled by external overlords would be the most powerful sims. that is to say movie stars or Tech billionaires or Trump like dictators.

Thus your highest calling if you and under-sim is to go be a groupy to one of the "real" players.

So it's a little strange to hear the Real players asking to be broken out of the Simulation. Something is fishy here.

Comment Google maps in NY city does this (Score 5, Interesting) 254

This summer in Manhatten, between battery park and Grenich village, google maps told me to turn the wrong way on a one way street, a major road, that has always been one way. Apple maps on my wifes phone got it right. If google can mess up that spectacularly in the most well characterized city in the world this is not surprising.

Comment Re:It's not innovative (Score 2) 198

No it's not generic. Yes it should be. But the FDA approval rolls up the drug and the dispenser and the generic versions of the Epipen have not been approved. There are other makers that do provide epinephren auto injectors but they have their own systemic approvals. So while it should be a generic, the very fact that no generics can get approved means it's not generic. Mylan of course knows this. I'd be unsurprised if they were behind creating unneccessary specs just to fail the generics.

Comment Bad scaling? (Score 1) 119

D-waves systems are inherently statistical. Which means you need many replicas of an experiment to map out the ground state and reliably establish it is the ground state. Doesn't this mean that the more cubits you have the exponentially more replicas you need to run? thus anything short of exponential gains in speed is a step backward in perfromance as you add quibits? or am I wrong.

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