Maybe companies should only brag about their sales of overpriced commodities to 1st world users?
29 posts • joined 14 Dec 2009
I work in the aviation industry and the second biggest reduction in crashes, after the invention of the gas turbine, was taking control away from the pilots.
A modern passenger aircraft will fly and land itself with no input from the two meat bags positioned in the room with the best view. There is a TV show "air crash investigation" where you get ample opportunity to see the chain of events leading to some of our worst incidents, and it will shock you the number of events that are directly caused by the crew or at least compounded by their actions.
A flight crew is rigorously trained with hours of simulated failure scenarios and still they make mistakes. Now compare that to some of the the fuckwits on the road.
Bring on automation, it will lower deaths and serious injury's, reduce insurance costs and taxi you home when you have had 6 pints of old peculiar in the lazy cock on a Friday night
location based settings are already available
Have a gander on android market for a app called "llama" (location aware mobile app)
its has quite alot of options you can play with to toggle various phone settings depending upon location and time.
For me it turns on wifi when I get home, turns on my bluetooth for 3 mins when I leave home or work so that if i get in my car it auto connects to my hands free system. turns off bluetooth when car hands free disconnects and no other bluetooth device is connected.
I think the part in this article about this new WiFi method saving 54% of smartphone battery cant be correct, as system monitering of my phone shows that wifi is only responsible for 12% of battery usage. So I assume it will actually save 54% of that 12% used by the wifi thus actually saving only 6% of my total battery usage....
Still, interesting article.
Pass The cost To The Consume
Why these companys selling through apple do not pass the 30% on to the consumer is beyond me.
The company would no linger be out of pocket from the sale, and the consumer would have the choice if they want to pay a 30% markup for the convienience of purchasing via apple.