Re: Like Linux Desktop within 10 years
You are quite right, but I don't think it's been publicly released yet so AFAIK still very much mostly for developers and enthusiasts :)
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A standard immersion heater is already pretty much 100% efficient at heating water. There is nothing to be gained other than complexity in coming up with a magnetic induction water heater.
Also, induction hobs are not as efficient as gas. They’re significantly more efficient (a lot of the combustion heat of gas escapes up the sides of the pots) and have the added bonus of not producing combustion products which contribute to indoor pollution. :)
Some people do quite like knowing they’re doing a good job even if they have no recognition from the company.
Keeping management unhappy seems like a very poor long term career strategy, too.
You advice to strive to nothing higher than mediocrity explains a lot about many problems the world faces today.
Surely if the new frame couldn't dissipate the heat properly then the phone would feel LESS cold to the touch (even if its innards were being grilled)?
The way I see it the frame is dissipating all the heat properly, the problem is that too much of it is being generated in the first place (definitely not by the frame itself).
That's right in the grand scheme of the whole grid. The problem is that you're shifting 10GW of load from industrial sites with plentiful transmission capacity to thousands of residential sites with transformers and distribution system designed with 2kW-per-household calculations.
In my housing estate we have a substation and I am told that each phase has a 400A fuse.
At 32A single phase draw, it would only take about 13 cars charging to overload that fuse. For the 3 phases let's say the whole housing state of 100+ houses would only manage 40 cars charging simultaneously. Some of these 100+ houses will more than likely have more than one car.
I am glad that I managed to get my EVSEs and batteries installed early, as the DNO is going to start looking very closely at capacity calculations. Between charging cars, batteries and heating water with off-peak energy I am already hitting the 100A limit on my supply for 5 hours every night (in the winter. Summer is a different story)
There will definitely need to be some sort of upgrade done closer to "the edge" of the electrical network once home energy supply for mobility, heating and cooking becomes exclusively (or nearly exclusively) electric.
Because BT have a level of control of the call that the individual services don’t. They know if calls have been disconnected or not and can stop calls from being terminated if the caller hangs up, for instance.
Also, with a universal 999/112 number someone needs to direct the call to the correct emergency service.
Interesting. I did not experience “phantom braking” even once when I had my Golf R.
It’s crap on my Model 3 (which, by the way, I absolutely LOVE driving).
It appears the FSD development is far more advanced in the US than Europe (and the UK in particular), so making comparisons between both sides of the pond is tricky.
Forum posts seem to suggest, however, that phantom braking episodes seem more widespread around these parts.
Yeah, I'm sure you do...
Also, I found it interesting that Mr Gelsinger has a strategy that may or may not pay off in the long run and the shareholders are annoyed about that. That seems a tad suicidal to me. If they focus on the quick buck today, there will be no Intel tomorrow. So many companies are hindered by boards and investors wanting quick returns...
I am sorry that you feel offended by my post. I was merely pointing out that I found it out of character that whilst most tech companies were indeed making a statement, Apple wasn't.
And yes I am aware that they eventually followed suit so my post is now moot, but thank you for the update anyway.
My commute to work is about 100 miles per day. I am on a tariff that sees a ridiculously low electricity rate between 0030 and 0530 and a fairly high one for the rest of the day, so all my electricity use (EV and Powerwalls) is shifted to those 5 hours.
This is a good way to incentivise load shifting, IMHO.
As usual, "graphene will fix the problem". The problem, it seems, is that a decade on from first hearing about the sodding thing it is STILL not easily available for large scale manufacturing.
News seem to have gone quiet, does anyone know if there have been any significant advances on that front?
I'm just astounded that nobody at Apple actually thought this was A Bad Idea.
I'm even more astounded that Tim Cook actually decided to go for something so utterly, mind-bogglingly stupid.
Maybe I'm just naive.
Also, I'm about 95% sure they're just waiting for the media attention to die down and then quietly implement it anyway,
Had my Tesla Model 3 serviced a few days ago: I drove into the Service Centre and went into the waiting area. No human interaction required.
They remotely unlocked and started my car and did everything they wanted and then returned it to me.
10/10 for convenience but bugger me, it made me feel incredibly uncomfortable. It definitely gave me the feeling that I don’t actually own my car anymore, and whilst I sort of already knew they can do this I am surprised by how uncomfortable it has actually made me to see it in action.
Yeah, I’m not sure I’m liking the direction of travel very much…. AaaS is not something I’d like to embrace.
Ah, and here we get into which figures are right. Why would "The Government" know more than the NG?
And, obviously, your answer would be "And why would the NG know more than the government".
I don't know which one is the authoritative source, but I would (naturally, because it substantiates my point) tend to believe the people who run the thing more than "The Government", whoever they are... :D
Also, you assume the generating capacity will remain static (which it doesn't have to). Even if all cars sold in 2030 are EVs, there will remain ICEs in circulation for a long time after, so the transition will be slow enough that generating capacity can be brought online to more than supply the increased demand.
Ideally nuclear generating capacity, IMHO, but sadly I suspect I'm more likely to win the lottery two weeks running than THAT happening...
"Charging your car entirely through solar panels would require more than an average suburb roof surface"
Depends on the time of year. In the spring/summer my average suburb roof surface produces far in excess of what would be required on a daily average commute.
But you're right, only in exceptional cases would solar cover all the transportation needs of the average person.
It does help significantly, mind you...
You're absolutely right that not everyone has a place to charge at home or work, but I suspect a significant proportion already do. Workplace charging is not common at the moment, but can become so in due course.
The "couple of hours top-up for standard commute" was assuming a "normal" charger at home. 2 hours at home can be done in 10 minutes at a rapid charger, which hardly seems unreasonable.
I'm not sure that Tesla being a "premium" car actually is significant in the battery pack. My comment applies to most of the industry (with the infamous exception of the original Nissan Leafs due to their lack of thermal management).
With regards to your last statement, I wasn't mentioning the displayed energy capacity, I was referring to the actual battery capacity. Also, your phone's battery is a completely different beast to an EV's so I don't think you can make a very meaningful comparison.