Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole


Last Updated:

  1. Copacetic

    Copacetic Well-Known Member

    Thanks Pup, I did not know that. It's a nice little app, but 9.99 <{

    Advertisement
  2. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    But if the reserve was hard-wired in, how bad could the losses be? Do you think it would really be 20-30%? I am not edumacated in the world of power transfer losses.
  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    I'm not an electrical engineer and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.:D

    I was reading something about Google converting their data centers to DC power from AC and it explained it well enough for me to get a basic understanding. It was some time ago, though, or I would link to it. I seem to remember that it was pretty significant. It's sort of along the lines of the perpetual motions machine and why one truly doesn't exist.
  4. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure there would be a way to make it to where the power switches to the backup when you pull the battery or heck, even add a hotswap button in the OS to switch to reserve and then switch back once the battery is in like mounting and unmounting SD card. That way the power wouldn't have to run through the reserve all the time and as soon as a regular battery is put back in, you would use that to re-charge the reserve. I think it's a great idea and should be implemented.
  5. ryancmatchett

    ryancmatchett VIP Member VIP Member

    We were supposed to have our engagement photos this weekend...our 2nd reschedule so far. Now rescheduled again to june, so we have a free weekend. No plans, just stuff to do around the house.
    TGIF to all the Friday people...and hello to all. Been lurking this week. Had some issues with the car at the mechanic, a broken tooth that will have to be removed and replaced...and still on the hunt for a new job...been an interesting week.
    Hope everyone has a great and fun and relaxing weekend!!
  6. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Wow, if you hadn't told me it was your son, I would have thought it was your daughter :p How often did he get mistaken for a girl? He's such a hansom little boy! So, I guess he cried during his first hair cut? His eyes look all red and swollen. I love babies when they are that age. They are so cute and lively and their excitement at learning everything just rubs off on you!

    Wow, that seems like such a busy weekend! :D I love Six Flag. I've been to two (Ohio and Texas).

    Today is our intern's last day :( I'm sad caused once she leaves I'm going to be terribly busy at work -_-; Team is going to Balton Rouge, which is a lovely steak house, for luch. So I'm going to order steak *_*

    I'm in the tedious process of billing the hotels, lol.

    Today is colder than I thought. I did not dress appropriately (yet again). I think I'm slowly getting sick. Stupid weather :mad:
  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    I think it would probable be easier to implement two batteries. Instead of an 1,800mA main and 100mA reserve for hotswapping, why not two 1000mA batteries with switching between them.
    CaptainRon and ryancmatchett like this.
  8. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I think I would choose the reserve design due to space constraints. Having one large removable battery and associated circuitry takes up enough space as it is. I'm personally in favor of large non-removable batteries like the Razr Maxx, but that's just me. Having a reserve of say, 100mah like you said, would be small and something that could be surface mounted on the circuit board and not take up much space at all. I can't imagine how large the phone would be with two batteries and battery slots. Batteries do not decrease or increase in size proportionally with capacity. A 1000 mah battery would not be half the size of a 2000 mah battery and then you've got to have two sets of contacts and two separate slots for them.
  9. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    But in this case the power was already converted to DC through the transformer while the battery was being charged. Here you are only transferring DC to DC.

    Yeah I was thinking about a hotswap app type implementation. As far as power switching, I am not sure how long phones can go without power without resetting, if the switching mechanism is fast enough to prevent a power-off.
  10. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    You must wear skimpy clothes... ;)
  11. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    With the frequency our phones run at, pretty much any instantaneous loss of power would shut them off. You can get around that sometimes by adding capacitors in the circuit after the switch so there would be a little residual energy left in the caps while the switch goes to the reserve.
  12. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    That is what I was afraid of, and why I think the main battery would have to run through the reserve at all times. I think the solution would be the battery monitor reports the charge in the main battery, and shuts the phone off once it discharges to the minimum voltage like always. However there is an option to ignore the main battery and use the reserve battery for short periods to swap batteries, or make an emergency phone call.
  13. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    My outfit during the week is more 'skimpy', as I predominately wear skirts and dresses to work Mon-Thr. Friday is jeans day :) I just have a leather jacket on and not anything heavier for a 45F temperature :(
  14. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I really think phone manufacturers could easily implement that feature. They have more knowledgable engineers than me and I could probably come up with a way to do it, so I know they could.
  15. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Every day is jeans day here :D
  16. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    I hate jeans, they are either too rough or too tight. I can only tolerate one day for jeans during the work week, lol.
  17. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I guess I would feel the same if I was a woman. Men's jeans are comfortable.
  18. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    No jeans for me at work. Not allowed. Khakis and polo is minimum dress code.
  19. ryancmatchett

    ryancmatchett VIP Member VIP Member

    We have a Tues thru Thurs khakis and polo minimum...but Mon and Fri are jeans...most people push the limits and do not keep to a professional look, but I go so far as to wear a tie Tues thru Thurs...am about the only one other than upper management. Its fun sometimes, since people ask me if I have an interview or an appointment or presentation....everytime I wear a tie. Kinda fun to mess with people on that one...

    but wish I really did have an interview lately. Jeez. Job searching sucks!!! /rant
  20. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    :eek::eek: Say it isnt so??!!!!

    My jeans are comfortable. I like the ones that are more fitted and have some elastic to them.
  21. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    When I was but a tomboy (noone believes me when I tell them that now) I had these pair of 'boy' jeans with the guy cuts and loved it to death until I rounded about and it became too tight, lol.

    I love how jeans look on a guy as it hugs part of their bummie and falls straight down thereafter. So I thought, I'll buy meself a real guy jeans. I was 18/19 at the time. I didn't really know what size I was in guy pants and assumed I was the smallest size. I walked into a change room and tried them on and I couldn't pull it past my hip :< I usually ask the sales person that is in the change room to get me another size...but it was this cute guy and I was too embarrassed to ask him to get me a guy pants. So I changed and went and grabbed the next size up. As I passed the guy, he had a hard time keeping his face straight and I swore I could die of embarrassment. The pants fit but didn't look good on me so I left. As I gave the jeans to the sales guy smiled at me and said, 'I guess they didn't fit you'. *Roze dies*

    Sad to say, going through all of that trouble and I found out that guys jeans only look good on guys :mad:

    Ah well, that's what bfs are for! ;) lol
  22. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Hope you can find one soon!

    I wear jeans and a polo every day. In the winter I will do button down shirts or sweaters with jeans, but not dress shirts or ties. Some days I go as far as to just wear those thermal type shirts from Americn Eagle or similar. Most days I wear my cowboy boots as well. Occassionally I'll wear my casual Clark's. Rarely, but some days when I know I'm going out to do inspections in the field I'll wear scrubs and work boots all day.
  23. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    ryancmatchett likes this.
  24. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Decline of Android? I will give him that the iPhone did really well in the 4th 2011 and 1st 2012 in the US, but his stats conveniently pick the best two quarters for the iPhone, and Android wins handily in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, due to the release schedule of the iPhone. Also year over year Android is gaining more of the market share than iOS.
    ryancmatchett likes this.

Share This Page