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A Third of Consumers Who Bought Wearable Devices Have Ditched Them

BetaDays Re:I love my MOTOACTV (180 comments)

I love my motoactv too! I wear it as a watch. I really wish they would have made a version 2 of it. Been using it for 2 years now and have lost over 50 pounds with it's help. I could go on and on about it but I don't want to bore anyone. Also I got my wife a fitbit and she loves it.

about 7 months ago
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How 3 Young Coders Built a Better Portal To HealthCare.gov

BetaDays But it doesn't send data to 57 agencies does it? (499 comments)

But it doesn't send data to 57 agencies does it? I read somewhere that they have 57 different agencies that are sharing in all the data and information that people put in and search on the website and also the goverment has to follow the 503 rule (I think it's called that the one that calls for disability features and such) also all the diffrent languages is these guys website in? only english? what about Spanish? and so on that the goverment one has to have. I know the article says "bare bones" I'm sure the Healthcare.gov site worked when it was bare bones to. I'm not defending how the site is right now but I'm guessing when it was first frameworked without all the added layers of what the goverment has to have in it could be causing some of the issues. I'm not part of the site just my thoughts on it.

Oh and when I went though both sites the goverment one gave me diffrent cheapter plans than this one did. So the question is how up to date are the databases are or is it just the search Algorithms or maybe even the time of day since I did my Obama search last night and this one right now?

about a year ago
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How 3 Young Coders Built a Better Portal To HealthCare.gov

BetaDays Re:Just price? (499 comments)

the healthcare.gov site doens't do that either at the level I've been able to get into the site with. Been 3 weeks since I forgot my password and every time I try to recover it the emails I get don't work. Also it doesn't tell me if dental or eye is part of the plan. Remember Obamacare doesn't cover dental or eye so if I'm going to have to change plans (I'm one of the people that is getting thrown off my current plan and have to go on the exchanges) I would like to see the cost of plans with dental and eye.

about a year ago
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Stop Listening and Start Watching If You Want To Understand User Needs

BetaDays Re:Not really new... (161 comments)

I got this once: "How I am I to know what I want until I can see what you can do?"

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best SOHO Printer Choices?

BetaDays Copy Music? (381 comments)

"and a color inkjet with a solid flatbed scanner for copying music"

How do you copy music with a flatbed scanner?

about a year ago
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New York City To Get Manhole Covers That Wirelessly Charge Electric Vehicles

BetaDays My phone (112 comments)

Will I be able to charge my phone for free?

about a year ago
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Facebook Isn't Accepting New Posts, Likes, Comments...

BetaDays Some? (258 comments)

The only thing I think is missing from the list is Viewing things.

about a year ago
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Xerox "Routine Backup Test" Leave 17 States Without Food Stamps

BetaDays Walmart Emptied Out (305 comments)

Check this out 2 Walmarts got pretty cleaned out when they let people use their ebts as if there was no limit on them. Watch the video it's amazing.

http://www.ksla.com/story/23679489/walmart-shelves-in-springhill-mansfield-cleared-in-ebt-glitch

1 year,6 days
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No FiOS In Boston? We'll Make an Ad Anyway

BetaDays Re:My Uncle (202 comments)

that is exactly what is was like.

1 year,12 days
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No FiOS In Boston? We'll Make an Ad Anyway

BetaDays My Uncle (202 comments)

My uncle lives in a planned houseing community and fios wanted to go in and put the lines and infastrcture but the community said only if you pay us X dollars. Guess what Fios said never mind. Not sure where I was going with this but it just came to him mind reading this.

1 year,12 days
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Digital Revolution Will Kill Jobs, Inflame Social Unrest, Says Gartner

BetaDays Spoons (754 comments)

http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/10/10/spoons-shovels/

At one of our dinners, Milton recalled traveling to an Asian country in the 1960s and visiting a worksite where a new canal was being built. He was shocked to see that, instead of modern tractors and earth movers, the workers had shovels. He asked why there were so few machines. The government bureaucrat explained: “You don’t understand. This is a jobs program.” To which Milton replied: “Oh, I thought you were trying to build a canal. If it’s jobs you want, then you should give these workers spoons, not shovels.”

1 year,12 days
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11-Year-Old Coloradan Will Brew Beer In Space, By Proxy

BetaDays BEER!!!! (129 comments)

For your enjoyment - The Lego Beer Song!

http://youtu.be/ATBl4qH9I54

1 year,12 days
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Robotic Boat Hits 1,000-Mile Mark In Transatlantic Crossing

BetaDays Where is FishPi? (68 comments)

When I first saw the title I thought the people over at FishPi where finally on their way but I was mistaken.

http://fishpi.org/index.html

1 year,21 days
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Somebody Stole 7 Milliseconds From the Federal Reserve

BetaDays faster connection and automated transactions (740 comments)

I don't see a probem here I figured someone had a faster internet connection and with that their automated transcation systems just did the job they were to do. The following article even mentions the need for speed: "Those cables could reduce the Internet's latency by about 60 milliseconds between those two points That's an imperceptible lag for the average Internet user, but it's an eternity for high-speed stock traders. They can make or lose millions of dollars in that span of time" So nothing got stolen just someone was faster as far as I would think. http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/30/technology/internet-cable/index.htm

1 year,25 days
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FDA Will Regulate Some Apps As Medical Devices

BetaDays Apple TOS Covers this already (130 comments)

I think Apple's terms of service says it all and that all medical apps need tossed out since they would break the tos of the device. Or am I missing something. http://www.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/iOS7.pdf

7.5 YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE iOS SOFTWARE AND SERVICES ARE NOT INTENDED OR SUITABLE FOR USE IN SITUATIONS OR ENVIRONMENTS WHERE THE FAILURE OR TIME DELAYS OF, OR ERRORS OR INACCURACIES IN, THE CONTENT, DATA OR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE iOS SOFTWARE OR SERVICES COULD LEAD TO DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, OR SEVERE PHYSICAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE OPERATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES, AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION OR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, LIFE SUPPORT OR WEAPONS SYSTEMS.

1 year,26 days

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