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(Science Alert (Australia))   Scientists figure out why your phone and laptop batteries degrade so quickly, would do something about it except Big Battery won't let them   (sciencealert.com.au) divider line 27
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2014-07-28 11:46:01 AM
would do something about it except Big Battery won't let them

Um, yeah, that's totally what the article said. Do you write for BuzzFeed, too, Subby?
 
2014-07-28 12:53:57 PM
But now researchers at the US Department of Energy have identified why rechargeable batteries lose their ability to hold a charge over time.

Scrap the research, we don't need no socialist batteries.
 
2014-07-28 01:13:14 PM
I heard they made this battery that runs on water, man- on water! But they got shut down by the man, man.
 
2014-07-28 01:13:45 PM
I imagined Big Battery to be really giant pink bunnies with one huge AA Battery in their backs.
 
2014-07-28 01:25:38 PM

Two Dogs Farking: would do something about it except Big Battery won't let them

Um, yeah, that's totally what the article said. Do you write for BuzzFeed, too, Subby?


Glad to see I am not the only one that associates BuzzFeed with "Headlines that have nothing to do with anything and link to crap"
 
2014-07-28 01:30:01 PM
Ah yes, the weekly article about some new revolutionary battery technology that we will never actually see in commercial use.
 
2014-07-28 01:30:03 PM
I had my cell phone lass than two years when the battery went bad. Tried to buy a new one from the manufacturer, the cell phone company, battery store, nobody had it. Luckily a guy at the cell phone store took pity on me and gave me a spare he had, probably because I went into the cell phone store resigned to having to buy a new phone and prepared to strangle the first person who was cheerful to me about it.

Csb
 
2014-07-28 01:32:51 PM
Posting with an iPhone 3GS...still no battery problem.

Not a fanboy

/CSB
 
2014-07-28 01:50:39 PM

Iowan73: I had my cell phone lass than two years when the battery went bad. Tried to buy a new one from the manufacturer, the cell phone company, battery store, nobody had it. Luckily a guy at the cell phone store took pity on me and gave me a spare he had, probably because I went into the cell phone store resigned to having to buy a new phone and prepared to strangle the first person who was cheerful to me about it.

Csb


You hadn't bought a couple spare batteries?
 
2014-07-28 02:10:16 PM
If I had a dollar for every new revolutionary battery technology....
 
2014-07-28 02:29:41 PM
Subby's mom will be quite pleased, given the rate at which she goes through batteries.
 
2014-07-28 03:12:41 PM
My phone runs on a 4-cycle internal combustion engine.
 
2014-07-28 04:11:09 PM

ampoliros: My phone runs on a 4-cycle internal combustion engine.


Subby's Mom also runs on a suck-squeeze-bang-blow cycle.

/ amidoninitrite?
 
2014-07-28 05:00:51 PM

jjwars1: Posting with an iPhone 3GS...still no battery problem.

Not a fanboy

/CSB


You must either keep your phone fully charged or not use it very much.  A smartphone with the screen off and barely syncing anything will often have a battery drain like a feature phone (hence the 20 day / 400 hour standby ratings LOL)

My friend who has a 5 complains about battery life all the time - so much so, he went back to the store and switched it.  Didn't help.

Unless, of course, you're suggestion your phone and your phone alone violates the laws of physics and the billions of people before you that can verify that *ANY* rechargeable battery loses about 10-15% charge per year.  It's possible, considering what phone you use and your immediate defense of not being a fanboy. ;)
 
2014-07-28 06:21:14 PM
Wait. Am I seeing ads INSIDE a thread?
 
2014-07-28 06:25:10 PM

Fano: Wait. Am I seeing ads INSIDE a thread?


This is also what I am seeing. What the fark fark?
 
2014-07-28 06:51:52 PM

Fano: Wait. Am I seeing ads INSIDE a thread?


Oh good, it wasn't just me.  I pay $5 a month for this?
 
2014-07-28 06:52:25 PM
So the ions running through the batteries reduce the efficiency after awhile.

So basically they are just saying USING the batteries cause them to deteriorate.

Grrrrreat, that's so useful to know. *facepalm*
 
2014-07-28 07:10:53 PM

Extractorator: Fano: Wait. Am I seeing ads INSIDE a thread?

This is also what I am seeing. What the fark fark?


*Panicked call to Moderators* THE ADS ARE COMING FROM INSIDE THE THREAD!
 
2014-07-28 07:21:13 PM

Fano: Wait. Am I seeing ads INSIDE a thread?


I'm at work so I'm not seeing anything, but if that's true, I'm done. I've been here posting regularly for 8 years. I will find something else.
 
2014-07-28 07:38:28 PM

Fano: Extractorator: Fano: Wait. Am I seeing ads INSIDE a thread?

This is also what I am seeing. What the fark fark?

*Panicked call to Moderators* THE ADS ARE COMING FROM INSIDE THE THREAD!


OMG! Don't...don't turn around!

/I'm so scared.
 
2014-07-28 10:17:11 PM

Corvus: So the ions running through the batteries reduce the efficiency after awhile.

So basically they are just saying USING the batteries cause them to deteriorate.

Grrrrreat, that's so useful to know. *facepalm*


Not really...the overwhelming amount of degradation occurs when it is too hot and charged too high.

Under regular usage, the degradation is pretty slow.
 
2014-07-29 12:47:42 AM

Two Dogs Farking: would do something about it except Big Battery won't let them

Um, yeah, that's totally what the article said. Do you write for BuzzFeed, too, Subby?


SpectroBoy: Two Dogs Farking: would do something about it except Big Battery won't let them

Um, yeah, that's totally what the article said. Do you write for BuzzFeed, too, Subby?

Glad to see I am not the only one that associates BuzzFeed with "Headlines that have nothing to do with anything and link to crap"


Glad to see neither of you gets the (admittedly low-brow) joke.

Holy shiat, you two can't be that vacant.
 
2014-07-29 04:13:28 AM

SleepingEye: Unless, of course, you're suggestion your phone and your phone alone violates the laws of physics and the billions of people before you that can verify that *ANY* rechargeable battery loses about 10-15% charge per year. It's possible, considering what phone you use and your immediate defense of not being a fanboy. ;)


I had a Galaxy S for 3 years on the original battery. I never noticed any battery degradation as it could still easily last the day and I'd charge at night anyway.
 
2014-07-29 07:40:08 AM
My GS4 still holds a charge for at least two days without needing to be plugged in, through normal use.

Yes, batteries degrade, but they're getting a lot better about it. Part of it is not picking at the battery sheathing, exposing the lithium can screw the whole thing up. 

My other GS4 also holds a charge just like it did when I bought it.

GS3 does as well. Tab 10.1 too. My wife's GS4 does too. In fact, the only phones or tablets in the house that have failing batteries? Are the Lenovo Ideapad I bought in January(It's already losing steam and hard, it dies out after a day in idle, which, for a 7 inch tablet not connected to a phone system, is abysmal) and the HTC Evo 4g we used to use and until recently used as a portable game system for our kiddo. 

Maybe it's not "Big Battery", but "Companies buying shiatty parts". D'ya ever think about that?

/My Nintendo Gameboy external battery pack still holds at LEAST a 4 hour charge. On a NiCd. And will hold the charge on the shelf for months. And it was purchased for me at LEAST a decade and a half ago, probably longer.
//Seriously, shiatty parts equal shiatty part life. Stop buying stuff that comes with shiatty parts.
 
2014-07-29 02:21:55 PM

SleepingEye: jjwars1: Posting with an iPhone 3GS...still no battery problem.

Not a fanboy

/CSB

You must either keep your phone fully charged or not use it very much.  A smartphone with the screen off and barely syncing anything will often have a battery drain like a feature phone (hence the 20 day / 400 hour standby ratings LOL)

My friend who has a 5 complains about battery life all the time - so much so, he went back to the store and switched it.  Didn't help.

Unless, of course, you're suggestion your phone and your phone alone violates the laws of physics and the billions of people before you that can verify that *ANY* rechargeable battery loses about 10-15% charge per year.  It's possible, considering what phone you use and your immediate defense of not being a fanboy. ;)


Are you a brainwashed iHater douchebag? It's possible, considering your immediate attack on anybody who says anything even slightly positive about an iPhone.
 
2014-07-29 04:13:56 PM

bingethinker: SleepingEye: jjwars1: Posting with an iPhone 3GS...still no battery problem.

Not a fanboy

/CSB

You must either keep your phone fully charged or not use it very much.  A smartphone with the screen off and barely syncing anything will often have a battery drain like a feature phone (hence the 20 day / 400 hour standby ratings LOL)

My friend who has a 5 complains about battery life all the time - so much so, he went back to the store and switched it.  Didn't help.

Unless, of course, you're suggestion your phone and your phone alone violates the laws of physics and the billions of people before you that can verify that *ANY* rechargeable battery loses about 10-15% charge per year.  It's possible, considering what phone you use and your immediate defense of not being a fanboy. ;)

Are you a brainwashed iHater douchebag? It's possible, considering your immediate attack on anybody who says anything even slightly positive about an iPhone.


SleepingEye...

Your friends probably do things which require more resources than I. It's a pretty simple explanation, BUT maybe my phone defies the laws of physics. Apple should pay me to take it back for research purposes.
 
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