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Comment Re:Li Fe P04 (Score 1) 99

They don't really seem to be 4x as expensive (though the capacity loss is real).

For instance, a 30 second search on Hobby King:

Turnigy 2200 mah 3S Lipo pack, $10

Zippy 2100 mah 3S LiFePO4 pack, $15.60

I bet the cell manufacturers don't pay more than $4-5 for the current Lipos in our phones in bulk. That would be more like $6-7.50 for a LiFePo4 cell. But it would have to be 25-30% larger for the same capacity as well.

No idea why NO manufacturers are willing to do this though.

Comment Re:Recently switched to KDE. (Score 1) 127

KDE is still my DE of choice for Linux machines. They lost their way around the 4.0-4.6 release, but KDE 5 has been quite good for me.

Dolphin is much better than it used to be as well. When that came out I was in the Konqueror4Life group, but honestly, they've done a very good job with it. For instance, in Konq I would have to head up to the menus to load a profile to emulate midnight commander, but in Dolphin they've conveniently put a split button right on top. And you can still add extensions easily with the download new services menu. It's a simplified version of what I used from Konq, but there's still more to it than I ever use. Still don't like it as much as Konq? Well, you can still use Konq for file management, they didn't take that away.

Same with things like the K menu. They've spiffed it up, but I don't really like the fancy new sliding/scrolling thing. No problem, right click->alternatives->pick your behavior.

Or the Control panel. Don't like it icon based? Configure->tree view.

I like KDE mainly because I can set it up EXACTLY how I like it, not how someone else does. And they don't seem overeager to go for the lowest common denominator by throwing out things people like.

Comment Re:Hey I thought all S7 phones were recalled? (Score 1) 117

Just to further clarify:

For consumer products, recall participation by consumers is often as low as 10%, for cars the numbers are 15-70%, depending how much publicity the issue has received.

For instance, for the GM ignition switch recall that was all over the news for a LONG time, GM has been touting a 70% participation rate. That means 30% of the cars which could lock your steering wheel at speed and kill you are still on the road in that state in spite of a free fix from the manufacturer.

I bet Samsung's rate for this phone is 40-50%.

Comment Re:Wrong Headline... (Score 1) 248

Wow, what a waste of space. They could have used that space to put in... a headphone jack.

I mean, my phone has a standard dinky vibration motor setup inside, but the slight vibration on hitting the capacitive home button works perfectly for feedback.

Apple takes away the headphone jack (truly useful) and puts in... a fancier vibrator? I'll leave the jokes about that to your imagination.

Comment Re:Advertising? (Score 1) 234

Just because it's a product, on Slashdot, doesn't mean it's an advertisement.

Someone finally making an ultraportable with solid Linux support out of the box (and the hardware IS different from the Windows version, for example the wifi card they swapped has excellent open source driver support) is certainly relevant to MY interests.


Comment Re:Does Edge do tab isolation? (Score 1) 132

You pretty much describe my Android FF performance experience in one shot.

It also gets into some kind of javascript loop a lot where it will stop responding.

And of course there's the dreaded blurry scrolldown thing. Something with the way it caches the rendered page, you scroll down and everything is blurry and you have to sit there and wait 5-20 seconds for it to suddenly render it properly.

I also have a "low" 2 gigs of RAM (Nexus 5).

Oh, and my favorite pet peeve: in the tab list if you close the bottom-most tab, the "undo" popup covers the close button on the next tab if the title is under a certain length. So when I close two related tabs, I find myself closing then reopening the last tab I just closed with annoying regularity. Possibly one of the dumbest UI choices I've ever seen.

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