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This is a proposal from people whom do not understand consumer electronics or economics. Who in the world would want to repair a 7, 6 or even 5 year old phone or tablet? The repair cost would exceed the device value or at best be a wash. Typical European government wanting to interfere with the free market - the nanny state always goes too far. Do these “geniuses” ever think that maybe one could buy a used 6 year old phone or tablet for a lot less than it would take to repair the same device. This is a brain dead proposal from the Germans.
flydog said:This article manufactures a non-existent controversy to justify its existence. I haven’t seen any evidence that Samsung is treated differently than Apple in the press or the public eye.
Although the Verge stated just yesterday, "My Samsung Galaxy Fold screen broke after just a day. Yikes," this article refers to the author as passive and as evidence of an anti-Apple bias, cherry picking quotes to justify its false premise. If anything, the Verge article is evidence of the opposite:We’ve seen worries about scratches on expensive phones and debris breaking the keyboard on expensive MacBooks, but a piece of debris distorting the screen on a $1,980 phone after one day of use feels like it’s on an entirely different level.
mknelson said:lkrupp said:I’m not the least bit worried about Warren’s plan ever becoming law. She’s a radical with radical, untenable ideas, as is AOC.
1982… that was while Reagan was president…
boltsfan17 said:GeorgeBMac said:I have always been in favor of net neutrality -- enforced by government. The idea of "government control of the internet is as ridiculous as government control of any utility. The regulations are there to insure a fair shake for consumers and effective management of national infrastructure, nothing more, nothing less. But, that was all "back in the day" of internet being delivered over coax, FiOS, and LTE.
With the advent of 5G that could all change. Not only does 5G have the capacity to replace most or all of today's conventional delivery methods, but 5G can be software targeted to deliver pinpoint accuracy for critical functions like remote surgery and self-driving or remotely driven vehicles -- and a ton more.
I think this whole thing needs to be thought through as to how it will be used, how it fits into and supports critical U.S. infrastructure, and who says which resources get which resources? For instance: Do you trust Verizon to provide and decide how much you pay for remote surgery over their network? What will stop them from price gouging based on willingness to pay -- the same as Big Pharma does for life saving critical medications? Or say, your self driving car travels from the area covered by your Verizon network into AT&T's -- can AT&T then charge you a "roaming fee"?
The free market works and when it gets out of balance it will correct itself, it always does. The fantastic internet we have today was created because we didn’t have policies like net neutrality (56kb modems to 200Mb in 20 years at roughly the same price that’s amazing and transformative). The people who are the marketplace not the govt knows what’s best so please stop supporting the asinine idea of net neutrality because you think someone may throttle your BW.
foregoneconclusion said:It's not much of a war. The tariffs haven't worked and raising them again isn't going to change that. The U.S. withdrew from TPP in January of 2017 and is still floundering around trying to get a replacement for it almost 2 1/2 years later.
Also TPP had nothing to do with China and deals have been negotiated and are continuing to be negotiated with the countries involved in TPP.
flydog said:FileMakerFeller said:charlesn said:We'll never see a USB-C iPhone. Portless iPhone by model 14 or 15 at the latest. A change from lightning to USB-C for a year or two would be stupid. The only tech obstacle is a fast enough charging speed to match wired, and we're not that far off now. Wireless data transfer is already there. We'd also need some sort of wireless dongle to plug into cars that are wired CarPlay only. Maybe I'm forgetting something, but I see no other major obstacles to a portless iPhone.That comment won’t age well.
vedelppa said:fastasleep said:vedelppa said:I'm affraid those "Mac Mini Pro"s will only come with the AS Mac Pros (and maybe as a "Mac Pro Mini", or the current Mac Pro will become the Mac Pro Max and Mac Pro will be that.. OK, last theory: I think the processors for that will be called M2 Studio so add "Studio" to the moniker-mix! ), if ever .. What a shame a mid-level headless desktop is out of their interest! Anyway I don't like this mini-LED thing they push, with its local dimming zones instead of per-pixel dimming. Does it even deserve the "pro" moniker? Feels like a "good enough" for the price of a used car..
dunno if there's a problem with your reading comprehension or you just make up things to throw **** on me?
davgreg said:Ford does not need this guy , but a good experienced engineer is always welcome.
The Mustang Mach E and F-150 Lightning shows Ford is off to a good start with EVs.
Regarding a comment concerning VW, the UI on VW EVs is horrible. The UI is slow, laggy and not well designed. The I.D. 4 is a decent, but not great car and uses the same foundation as the ID.3. And yes Tesla quality and reliability are questionable - Tesla is trying to suppress data reporting on their cars quality and reliability.
I personally still think Apple would be better off developing a SW/HW package that could be sold to automakers rather than making cars outright. Anybody who has extensively shopped for a car knows that most touchscreen and capacitance interface stuff is awful. No touch anything will ever be as good as a hardware switch.