Crowdfunding an Ubuntu phone that doubles as your PC

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  1. Entropy

    I couldn't resist & bought the $600 phone. I'm a big Linux fan and I felt it was time to put my money where my mouth is. I'm sick of Google's profiling and I won't pay the Apple tax. I know Canonical have made some bad choices (in my opinion) over the Amazon spygate saga, but I'll take my chances on them (well, until Firefox OS has some decent highend phones available in my country).

    Also, it's kinda exciting to watch and see if they make their funding goal.

  2. Kimmo

    This is a pretty sweet idea; its time has come,

    It almost redefines 'personal computer'.

    Amorphous or vitreous metal is the shiz, yo. IIRC it's usually an insulator too. 'Does not produce abrasion powder' blows me away though... how's that possible?

    Anyway, concerning its strength and molecular structure, consider the fact that glass formed in a vacuum is stronger than steel until air molecules start hitting it and creating microscopic stress risers.

    But hey, you think glassy metals are cool, how about metallic glass? This stuff is brilliant:

    The addition of the palladium provides our amorphous material with an
    unusual capacity for extensive plastic shielding ahead of an opening
    crack. This promotes a fracture toughness comparable to those of the
    toughest materials known. The rare combination of toughness and
    strength, or damage tolerance, extends beyond the benchmark ranges
    established by the toughest and strongest materials known.

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