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Pritesh Chavan’s concepts depict a flat iPhone 6, mimicking the flat aesthetic of iOS 7. But that’s not all: the iPhone 6 is foldable. It features 3-in-1 screen sizes, which expand the display from 4.2 inches to 5.8 inches and then to 7.5 inches.
A MAN WITH A CONVICTION is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point.
Did you ever think that when you saw a stock move that someone knew something you didn’t? Did you ever suspect that the “big boys” had the call and you were just a peon, someone to be fleeced in a game of Three-Card Stock Monte by people who had the inside skinny when you never could, people who knew what the quarter would be before it was reported, what the next takeover would be and where the next shortfall would occur? If you read the indictment of SAC Capital that was filed today, you can draw only one conclusion: Your suspicions were absolutely right.
The government’s energy research agency is spending $30 million to demonstrate cheap solar power that’s available day and night.
The other question is how much methane actually leaks into the atmosphere. Some leaks are okay. Below a certain threshold, natural gas remains a clear winner over coal.
The cost of installation is one of the largest parts of the overall cost of solar power—its share has increased even as the cost of the cells themselves has plummeted in recent years. Indeed, installation and other auxiliary costs are now the biggest opportunity for reducing the cost of solar power. An average rooftop solar system in California costs $6.14 per watt, while solar panels themselves sell for less than $1 a watt in many cases.
As for the countless readers demanding an apology from me for backing QE, Abenomics, and all the sins of monetarism: I defy you all.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard via The end of Japan’s lost decades?
Experiences can have a much bigger impact on people’s happiness than things, and a big part of that happiness lies in looking forward to the experience that you are going to have.
People could soon get cleaner energy from a compact fuel-cell generator in their backyards, at costs cheaper than power from the grid.