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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

Graydyn Young Re:Less creepiness (324 comments)

Glass 1.0 didn't have that problem. You know how to tell when a "Glasshole" is filming you? How about the giant white blinking light on the front of the device?

Seriously, it's easier to covertly film somebody with your phone, at least you can pretend you're playing Angry Birds or something.

5 days ago
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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

Graydyn Young Re: Size (324 comments)

Image analysis of what you're looking at.

Having your glasses analyze what you're looking at is an extremely cool concept, but not really feasible for a Glass type device. The explorer addition could record video for just a couple minutes. Battery life is a huge problem if you don't want a cord hanging out of your glasses.

For a device that sees and hears what you see and hear, you need something more like this: https://www.spaceglasses.com/

And you thought Glass got you funny looks...

5 days ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Graydyn Young Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (686 comments)

I know, right? Only an idiot would use there real name on the internet.

about a week ago
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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

Graydyn Young Horrible Dev Environment (241 comments)

As a Tizen dev you get a bigger cut of sales... and it's not anywhere near worth it.

I once saw a full grown man in tears while he was trying to write a simple Tizen app.

I attended a Hackthon once where a team was trying to write a Tizen app, and at the end of the Hackathon none of them were speaking to each other.

Seriously, it's like pulling teeth. I've been an Android/IOS/Blackberry developer for more years than I care to admit, and I'd rather carve "Hello World!" into my own flesh than write it in Tizen.

about a week ago
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Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain

Graydyn Young Re:Totally Amazed (45 comments)

There are a lot of public databases on those subjects, and more of them popping up all the time. There are also some amazing deep learning tools and resources that are completely open source. Check out Theano, Caffe, or CXXNet. Breaking into the world of deep learning isn't as difficult as most people think. The hardware requirements aren't even that intense anymore as long as you have a CUDA capable GPU (odds are, you do!)

So lets jump on it. No time like the present.

about a week ago
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Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'

Graydyn Young Re:If the biology that controls lifespan is revers (273 comments)

Develop an inexpensive and effective cure for cancer first.

Oh, of course! Why didn't we think of that sooner? We'll just whip that up and call you in the morning.

about two weeks ago
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Thync, a Wearable That Zaps Your Brain To Calm You Down or Amp You Up

Graydyn Young Does it work? (154 comments)

I doubt that this device really works. If it does, I will be shocked.

about three weeks ago
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Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

Graydyn Young Re:One man's piss is another man's ... (245 comments)

He's trying to promote it as a means of helping people who have difficulty accessing potable water.

Texas, just a few years from now.

about three weeks ago
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The One Mistake Google Keeps Making

Graydyn Young Re:Laughably wrong. (386 comments)

Google may be able to get around the social acceptance problem of Glass. Last I heard, when Glass gets a public release it will be built into a normal looking pair of glasses. The idea being that people around you won't be able to tell that you're wearing it. Then nobody has to be asked "What is that on your face?" 400 times a day, and nobody gets punched by McDonald's employees.

about a month ago
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The One Mistake Google Keeps Making

Graydyn Young Re:How do you buy google glass? (386 comments)

Same thing with the driverless cars! This article pointed out two products that haven't even been released yet and complains that nobody is buying them.

about a month ago
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Scientists Discover That Exercise Changes Your DNA

Graydyn Young Re:It doesn't change your DNA (56 comments)

A headline that would be both accurate and informative would be "Scientist Discover That Exercise Causes Change to Epigenetic Tags".

about a month ago
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In IT, Beware of Fad Versus Functional

Graydyn Young Re:In IT, remember to wash your hands (153 comments)

I can't believe I'm about to defend the development of a fad product, but here goes:

Sometimes there are benefits to a fad that we don't really see as developers. In my industry we call them "press release features". They may feel useless or even degrading to be developing, but they can have actual monetary value. For example a bank in the US just made a big splash by announcing that they will "support iBeacons". How will they be supporting iBeacons? I have no idea. I'm not sure that even they know. It's not important. What's important is that they got a lot of media attention, and give themselves a veneer of progressiveness.

about a month ago
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Brain Stimulation For Entertainment?

Graydyn Young Perfect Advertising (88 comments)

That's a bit scary. You could literally program the masses with this tech. Somebody on screen drinks a Pepsi and the viewer gets a pleasant sensation. Or somebody drinks a Coke and the view feels slightly nauseated.

about a month ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

Graydyn Young Re: Good (134 comments)

What if they believe that Wikipedia has some huge bias and are spreading propaganda

Seeming how Wikipedia has already been accused of bias in the past, I see this as a very relevant example.

about 2 months ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

Graydyn Young Re:Adblock plus is free (319 comments)

Think of it less as a way to avoid ads, more of a way for your favourite sites to stay in business.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Rolls Out Robot Security Guards

Graydyn Young Inefficient (140 comments)

Article doesn't list a price, but it seems to me like it would be a heck of a lot cheaper to just install a bunch of HD cameras and microphones around the campus. You could still run the fancy behaviour analysis software on the feed, but you wouldn't need the big lidar driven robot.

about 2 months ago
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Crowdsourcing Project Predicts Progression of ALS

Graydyn Young PRO-ACT (29 comments)

To me the most interesting part of the article is the creation of the PRO-ACT database. It's an incredible chunk of data, and I hope it inspires similar projects.

about 3 months ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

Graydyn Young All of the above! (410 comments)

We could use an "All of the above" option on this poll. What a list of great books! Apparently people tend to ban things that are awesome.

about 4 months ago

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