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...What? NASCAR requires cars to automatically adjust angle before impending impact? There's no compression zones or re-enforce internal structure here... so what do you mean?


Cheaper for who? Consumers would be happier if their phones did not break. With economies of scale, some components to shift weight will eventually be only a few dollalrs per phone.

Yes actually, NASCAR about 5 years ago began adding stabilizers on the top of cars that when they aren't pointing in the proper direction compared to the aerodynamics on the car, the foils come up and add down force to keep the car from flipping and what not. Quite brilliant, doesn't always work though. However it did make the games less fun to turn around and slam head on into the pack to cause carnage.

Try more like 20 years ago. Nascar's had those little roof flaps since 1993 due to some crashes where the cars would spin around and flip up into the air.

When the cars spin backwards those little flaps pop up to keep the cars on the ground when all the air starts pushing them up. It was either that, or have the nascar officials slow the cars down even more.

(watch though, I'm having hard core deja vu right now, so you'll probably mention some other sort of tech that I'm not thinking about)

I want to see a titanium phone though. Brushed, raw titanium. Then I can annodize it with some 9v batterys, and coke. Though it works best with an adjustable power supply. different voltages create different colors.
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All this wild speculation. Just place the vibrator in the center of mass and then have it go to maximum RPM when the device is oriented properly for impact. Gyroscopic stabilization with no new parts. Oh yea. Don't steal my intellectual property bruh!
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What does x86 have to do with anything?

x86 are typically more fragile and more complex=more room for failure. drop your laptop on the ground 10x, then drop your cellphone 10x. see which still works
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What does x86 have to do with anything?

x86 are typically more fragile and more complex=more room for failure. drop your laptop on the ground 10x, then drop your cellphone 10x. see which still works

Please tell me that you realize that cpu instruction type has nothing to do with how fragile a device is!

You realize they make ARM powered laptops, and not all apple's are x86 powered.

and honestly, a laptop with an ssd drive is actually more durable than most phones are today.

my mom had a net book with an ssd drive (that my sister now owns) that has been dropped, tossed, and mishandled by my younger sister so much that a smartphone would explode 10x over from.

Next time, just say a LAPTOP.
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Please tell me that you realize that cpu instruction type has nothing to do with how fragile a device is!

You realize they make ARM powered laptops, and not all apple's are x86 powered

and honestly, a laptop with an ssd drive is actually more durable than most phones are today.

1. um yes i do. i'm not talking about software, i'm talking about hardware. and x86 and arm=different hardware, correct? that's why i said the iphone and smartphones in general are tougher
2. sure ssd makes a massive difference since the weakest point in a laptop is the hd. however the motherboard is still pretty weak for x86 systems. and on top of that x86 systems are way heavier, which increases the damage when dropped.
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1. um yes i do. i'm not talking about software, i'm talking about hardware. and x86 and arm=different hardware, correct? that's why i said the iphone and smartphones in general are tougher
2. sure ssd makes a massive difference since the weakest point in a laptop is the hd. however the motherboard is still pretty weak for x86 systems. and on top of that x86 systems are way heavier, which increases the damage when dropped.

I mean you really should still concede that you're stretching pretty far when you state that ALL x86 systems are more fragile for some reason. Especially when there's stuff like this out there:
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I mean you really should still concede that you're stretching pretty far when you state that ALL x86 systems are more fragile for some reason. Especially when there's stuff like this out there:

well i guess i was really referring to consumer hardware. the existence of super durable military hardware is pretty irrelevant to the average consumer
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well i guess i was really referring to consumer hardware. the existence of super durable military hardware is pretty irrelevant to the average consumer

I just hope you understand my broader point. The architecture is really not what measures a system's physical durability. Saying x86 is inherently more fragile than ARM is like saying chemists live longer than biologists. The categories just don't have any bearing on the comparison.
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categories just don't have any bearing on the comparison.

tsk, you're the one comparing apples and oranges. comparing a consumer to a military device is laughable. the purpose/cost of a military device is in no way comparable. just because it is possible to produce a very reliable, sturdy x86 device with a basically unlimited budget doesn't change the fact that consumer arm devices are sturdier than x86 consumer devices.
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tsk, you're the one comparing apples and oranges. comparing a consumer to a military device is laughable. the purpose/cost of a military device is in no way comparable. just because it is possible to produce a very reliable, sturdy x86 device doesn't change the fact that consumer arm devices are sturdier than x86 consumer devices.

ARM phones might be overall sturdier than x86 laptops, but had nothing to do with ARM and X86, it means phones might be overall sturdier than laptops.

There are ARM processor in laptops(Samsung Chromebooks), that doesn't make them any more sturdier than x86 laptops with SSD.

There are x86 processor in tablets(Atom & Core i5 ULV), that doesn't make x86 tablets any less sturdier than ARM tablets.

CPU have nothing to do with how durable a device is physically, if you think otherwise kookoo.gif
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