Commenting on “The Future” email

I have received this email, or very similar, several times this year.  Obviously written by someone (or someoneS) that do not have basic understanding of physics, electricity, etc.
My comments are in red.

Very Interesting future Predictions

Pick your job carefully if your (you’re) young

The Future  ??

Auto repair shops will go away.

So did “muffler shops”

A gasoline engine has 20,000 individual parts.  I do not believe that number, I would believe 2,000 
An electrical motor has 20. (another number I do not believe.  Have you ever opened up an electric motor? ) Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are only repaired by dealers.
It takes only 10 minutes (I do not believe that number) to remove and replace an electric motor. Faulty electric motors are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional repair Read More

Apple Intentionally Slows Down Iphone


Two articles explain what is behind Apple’s technology that forces the CPU in your Iphone to slow down after the battery reaches a certain age.

They say it has to do with preserving reliability of the product as lithium-ion batteries age

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Update:  the website has an article stating that a lawsuit has been filed in California.

Fix the Backspace Key, damn the Web Browser Programmers!

What ahole decided that the backspace key should back up one webpage?

I do not remember when some buttmuncher changed all web-browsers so that we would lose hours of work every year.  Since the first commercially successful typewriters were produced, the backspace did something amazing and simple; it backed up one space.  Then, 150 years later some web-browser programmers changed the backspace key function to have your web-browser go back one page.  I guess they did not know that control+left-arrow would do that; or the ‘go back’ button on the top left of the window.

But we can undo this stupidity!

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