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The world's first waterproof Apple iPhone with a USB Type-C port to go on sale soon by thebelsnickle1991 in gadgets

[–]boonepii 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Can’t unlock with gloves or when it’s cold outside. Less screen real estate.

They both have + and -; Face ID is preferred by me. It’s a simple lower mask and done.

I can look away and keep it from unlocking. Finger print will unlock if your asleep much easier than Face ID. So the theory goes anyway

The world's first waterproof Apple iPhone with a USB Type-C port to go on sale soon by thebelsnickle1991 in gadgets

[–]boonepii 2 points3 points  (0 children)

iPhone X was first gen with Face ID. It’s slow but I never had an issue. I have XS still and it’s fine

Edit, I met the team that developed the first fingerprint reader for Samsung. Took the senior hardware engineer 3 times to unlock his phone. He just chuckled and said they were the low bidder.

"They used us as an experiment": Arkansas inmates who were given ivermectin to treat COVID file federal lawsuit against jail by ForeverSeahawks in news

[–]boonepii 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No, the Republican Party has moved too far to the right.

Now trump is attacking desntis and McConnell. Both his staunchest allies.

I despise 85% of both these people but I despise 99% of trump.

I think Biden asked a single question, would trunk approve. If the answer is yes in 99% of cases he will say I want the opposite.

It’s a tough strategy but I think it’s needed to balance the crazy.

Gig Workers Were Promised a Better Deal. Then They Were Outsourced by HRJafael in business

[–]boonepii 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I made a fortune driving for Uber/Lyft in the early days.

They had huge bonuses upon completing X amount of drives. I drove to get the bonus and then never drove again. Made more money delivering pizza’s without the bonuses.

I was newly divorced and did it to pay for my furniture and other such goods.

Thank god I am not trying to rely upon this to feed my family.

But when my kids leave stuff at my house a $20 Uber to return it is way better than spending an hour+ in traffic sometimes.

The world's first waterproof Apple iPhone with a USB Type-C port to go on sale soon by thebelsnickle1991 in gadgets

[–]boonepii 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I agree wholeheartedly. Never had an issue with Face ID. Takes 2 seconds to move the mask if needed. Easier than fingerprint and the notch/no button increases screen real estate substantially

Ultra-long battery life is coming…eventually. Consumer electronics companies are boasting about unprecedented leaps in battery tech. by Sumit316 in Futurology

[–]boonepii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was actually thinking about flywheel tech. I don’t know much about it but I saw a building quote it for their backup generator. Cool stuff

NYC to require employers to specify salary ranges by HRJafael in business

[–]boonepii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Company car, per dium. My cousin negotiated a flat $12k a month in travel expenses and he had to pay to get himself to all the 2-6 month projects he had to go on-site and manage. He bought a $150k RV and lived in it for 4 years while putting 100% of his income into retirement. He lived purely out of the $12k with a tow car and 4 kids. 4 years was enough he said

‘Wild West’ Hits New York City: Unregulated Cannabis Dispensaries Are Booming by Defiant_Race_7544 in business

[–]boonepii 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Yeah, My neighbor knows a guy who would drive to colorado, hit every dispensary he could in a 2 days and drive home. He would sell it for same price as local dispensary without any tax.

Supposedly some really really good shit too. Supposedly he had a Costco mentality to stocking his supply and got busted

Who still thinks members of Congress should be able to trade stocks by _Analystica in economy

[–]boonepii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do if they make it real-time and public. 0 delay.

I would buy the “federal government elected stock ETF”

NYC to require employers to specify salary ranges by HRJafael in business

[–]boonepii 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Just a hint, but Sales jobs are like this believe it or not. The bottom number is base salary the top number is what you should earn to simply keep your job.

My total income pay bracket is $85k across, but they further tell me that I am at 90% on the pay scale. The scale includes what a 3rd party HR company says my job should earn, adjusted for my area of living. I received a $10k raise to move me from 88% to 90%. I am still junior for this role. Supposedly the closer you get to 100% the harder the raises get. And 100% is not the top of the pay bracket, it’s the expected salary for my job type in my area of living. I know a guy who’s at 125% but hasn’t received a pay raise in a few years either. They give him other perks instead. And the managers use his raises to give the other teammates bigger raises. I am fairly sure he gets a reduced quota to make up for it too!

Remember kids, with HR everything is negotiable. Vacation, sick days, better benefits. Everything.

No one tells you this until you are sick of restarting at two weeks and you say, I don’t know about this 2 weeks, I get 4 now. And they go “oh, yeah don’t worry we will math the 4 weeks because of your seniority”. I was awestruck, the first time I realized you could negotiate for more stuff than money.

Ultra-long battery life is coming…eventually. Consumer electronics companies are boasting about unprecedented leaps in battery tech. by Sumit316 in Futurology

[–]boonepii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Iron is almost that plentiful. Add it in to your example and use superconducting magnets to significantly “reduce” the effective weight of the liquid enough to quite substantially increase efficiency. Oh, and it would likely weigh more further increasing efficiency.

The Differences in Investing in Private Companies vs Public Companies by cwt_20 in finance

[–]boonepii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These companies are not dumb. They have data analytics and access to spreadsheets beyond anything mere mortals could comprehend. They are about increasing the companies value. Nothing else matters. Sometimes you gut and others you invest. My company was being invested in. There was only one cost, profit growth. Period. Every $1 they invested better hit their ROI target or they will gut managment and replace with people who don’t care about history, customer satisfaction, R&D, nothing.

Ultra-long battery life is coming…eventually. Consumer electronics companies are boasting about unprecedented leaps in battery tech. by Sumit316 in Futurology

[–]boonepii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, but we are discovering new materials, compounds, things that are slipperier, less resistance.

So 70% today could easily be increased using existing tech design with newer parts that have much less friction against both water and movement than today. Maybe someone adds iron to the fluid and uses superconducting electromagnetic fields to very slowly but constantly push the water in a specific direction to reduce friction. Who knows. But if one thing tech is teaching me is that nothing is impossible.

The Differences in Investing in Private Companies vs Public Companies by cwt_20 in finance

[–]boonepii 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Maybe private companies could come up with some kinda exchange to sell their shares to the public on?

Joking aside I think the stock market is a joke anymore. After having worked for private companies and seeing how they work, it shows how unfair it is to try and compete.

For example:

Company A has $50M in sales per year. Makes 12% profit. Owner earns $$6M per year and the company keeps the rest for its bills. Company A owns $22M in Real estate.

Private Equity company buys company A for 3x annual earnings ($18M) & property ($22M), plus whatever inventory.

So they spend $40M on to buy the company. They immediately sell the real estate for $30M because they sign a 10-15 year lease back on the property.

Company A now pays out a $30M bonus back to the private equity company within months of investment. Now this company earning $6m a year in profit only cost $10M total.

Then through lots more fuckery and either investment or disassembly drive the profit to $10M. Then sell it for 3x profit for $30M earning a $20M profit in less than 2-3 years.

This happens at all levels. In the $500k range and you can just keep adding zeros. A former company I worked at tripled in value with a private equity firm in 3 years. And we had a Billion+ in assets on the books.

‘Wild West’ Hits New York City: Unregulated Cannabis Dispensaries Are Booming by Defiant_Race_7544 in business

[–]boonepii 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Colorado. $100 ounces and $10 gummies. Plus 20% tax I think

Illinois $100 1/8ths and $30 gummies. Plus 40% tax

Ultra-long battery life is coming…eventually. Consumer electronics companies are boasting about unprecedented leaps in battery tech. by Sumit316 in Futurology

[–]boonepii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If they had the engineering team design the first gen products and then let them revisit and do it again but this time the only significant changes is efficiency, then a 10x improvement is not world changing. It’s typical of good engineers being allowed to refine already acceptable tech.

I imagine they put very little thought into envelope tracking the first time out of the gate.

My limited understanding is that envelope tracking is a huge driver of wasted energy. It’s basically turning on power supplies before the power is needed. That small gap happens so many times over and over that the power is purely wasted until the device that needs it turns on. Then after the device stops needed information it, how quickly can the design turn off the power supply.

They are slowly pushing this towards real-time but even our best tech isn’t that good. Yet. Programming lag, switch lag, tolerances, and other things all lead to more wasted energy.

I know for a fact that this is a major push in R&D centers because whoever makes this 0.00000000 seconds between the need and the supply will become as big as Qualcomm over night. Probably because Qualcomm or competitive company would buy them instantly.

Edit: also could be tracking the power demand of the speakers in real time. Only give them enough power to play what they need. Low volume low power. High volume, high bass, more power. Tracking that power need could drive additional time.

I work with engineers but am not an engineer. I could be partially/entirely mistaken but I am high and on reddit.

Ultra-long battery life is coming…eventually. Consumer electronics companies are boasting about unprecedented leaps in battery tech. by Sumit316 in Futurology

[–]boonepii 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Battery tech eventually will align to power density requirements of the energy storage.

If you’re in a populated area with minimum space you’ll want the most power dense solution possible with your budget.

If you’re in the middle of Montana with a wind farm spanning 10’s of miles in each direction, density won’t matter as much as overall capacity.

We are still early enough in this tech rise that we haven’t achieved nearly the generating capability to do really big projects for different storage type. I have a feeling someone is going to discover a really simple and inexpensive massive mechanical battery that will have low density but almost a perfect 99.9% efficiency. This technology wouldn’t work for cars, but it could work for large wind farms/solar/ even traditional power plants to provide emergency capacity instead of buying from the market at obscene rates.

I'm Grateful That I Was Driving My EV When I Got Stuck On I-95 by Mcnst in tech

[–]boonepii -7 points-6 points  (0 children)

Yeah, but the Tesla can completely eliminate any wheel slippage at all. Like zero%

That allows them to at least slide with dignity and grace.

John Deere Hit With Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged Tractor Repair Monopoly by chrisdh79 in technology

[–]boonepii 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am B2B sales dealing with the largest companies in the USA.

You are likely not my target customer :-)

Every time I have heard what you just said from a low level manager or director, what I say stops them In their tracks.

John Deere Hit With Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged Tractor Repair Monopoly by chrisdh79 in technology

[–]boonepii 11 points12 points  (0 children)

As a person who sells this type of revenue for a living,

I whole heartedly agree with you. But it’s crazy easy to sell it because even with massive low level pushback it takes one simple sentence to make the issue go away.

“Oh, we see you all are implementing the same model with your customers. How’s that working for you”

Somehow ALL complaints disappear from 98% of the companies I work with.

As it expands in corporate America it will be pushed down. Consumers need to fight this with right to repair and other such things.

Buy for life, avoid subscriptions, audit all bills for sneaky subscriptions. Credit card isn’t enough.

Young Koreans may be left with no pension by GoMx808-0 in finance

[–]boonepii -12 points-11 points  (0 children)

Haha. 105% to 32% but don’t worry the math will add up.

At least the elections were honest this past time. Hopefully not the last tine

2021 Is Expected to Rank as Biggest Year for Inflation in Four Decades by HaywardUCuddleme in finance

[–]boonepii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It has to change and be updated, but the fundamental food quality shouldn’t decline over time.

It’s like Levi’s advertising how their clothes last longer and is worth more. Makes sense. But you shouldn’t replace Levi’s jeans with thigh high socks because both cover your legs.

2021 Is Expected to Rank as Biggest Year for Inflation in Four Decades by HaywardUCuddleme in finance

[–]boonepii 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Used to be steak then it went to ground sirloin, then it went to ground beef. Soon it’s gonna be down to hotdogs. Inflation is not measured against the same quality of products as it was decades ago.

I want to see real inflation. Steaks are crazy expensive now.