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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

Imazalil Re:Cognitive Dissonance (322 comments)

If I go to a bar, take out my phone and start taking photos of other patrons as I'm walking around you bet people will get in my face. Most people would certainly call me an asshole. I could even just be holding a completely-powered-down phone while doing this and people would still have a problem.

If I am in the same bar taking photos of my fancy girly drink or my friends no one will care. People will notice, but not care.

So, people don't have a problem with cameras, they have a problem with cameras in their face. Google glass falls into the 'in your face' category.

PS - Yes, everyone does know that there are security cameras everywhere.

4 days ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

Imazalil Re:When will mobile "progresss" slow for fixes? (629 comments)

I know you weren't speaking about 4.3 specifically, but it's only 1.5 years old. Even younger if you include the time it took to get the update pushed out to actual users.

Two years is the general acceptable update limit as it lines up nicely when a large chunk of the population in North America renews their phone contracts and gets new phones. This instance falls quite short of it though.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

Imazalil Not so fast. (629 comments)

Everyone brings this line of reasoning out, and yes it makes some sense. But the thing is, Google knew full well from the get-go this would be the situation with Android, and they did absolutely nothing to prevent it.

In other word, "I bet Samsung will do a great job keeping their low-and-mid-range Android phones up-to-date" said no one ever at Google.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

Imazalil 4.3 is only 1.5 years old (629 comments)

4.3 came out in July 2013, so a year-and-a-half ago (It would be even younger if I counted when companies actually pushed it out to people's phones) 2.5 years is not great by any means, but it's a full year more than people affected by this.

about two weeks ago
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Publications Divided On Self-Censorship After Terrorist Attack

Imazalil Re:Another blaming of the victims (Striesand Effec (512 comments)

If that was half-way true then Europe would now be a war-ravaged waste land after 44-odd million Muslims living in Europe took to arms over the Danish cartoon published years ago.

Oh, you mean that didn't happen. It's as if someone is not interpreting what they are reading correctly. hmm.

about two weeks ago
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Publications Divided On Self-Censorship After Terrorist Attack

Imazalil Re:Streisand Effect and Mohammad cartoons (512 comments)

Ahh, the olde everything is black and white world view. Congratulations, you've been pre-approved for membership in Al-Quaeda, ISIS, a few dozen crazy Christian cults, and a mid level management position in the US government branch of your choice.

about two weeks ago
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Toyota Opens Patents On Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

Imazalil I believe you are looking for "parking" (124 comments)

I believe you are looking for something called "parking" which happens usually for an excess of 15 minutes. Yes, obviously, charging stations would need to be installed, but that is pretty trivial.

Fully agree that the North American power grid (really, world wide) is nowhere near ready for that much extra demand, and will probably be the biggest obstacle in going full electric. But hey, by the time it's ready, we're bound to have wireless charging concrete/asphalt.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

Imazalil Re:Of Course (598 comments)

Yes, I used to be an Apple fan in '99 too! OS X has been just going downhill since the super stable and great 10.0 release.

about three weeks ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

Imazalil Re:It is Offensive (681 comments)

Denying Jesus the proper ending of a happy birthday tweet is now a sign of 'obvious undertones hatred and intolerance'? and a direct attack on him and all of Christianity?

No, just no.

about three weeks ago
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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

Imazalil it's how benigh programming gets carried out (417 comments)

The robot apocalypse will probably be something like streetcleaning robots running their programming to keep streets clean and seeing us humans as a source of trash and getting rid of us. Or drone delivery services deciding that the fastest way between point A & B is straight through a building instead of navigating around it.

Or some cummelative combination of all, if enough networked robots/things start talking and noticing that we humans are the source of all their trouble - dirtying up streets, causing traffic, etc etc - then they might decide that their job would be much easier without us.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Loses Last Plaintiff, but Judge Rules Against Dismissal

Imazalil Re:Only in America... (71 comments)

Yes we ALL have pictures of the mightly Steve on our headboards. It's so big that I've been having a hard time making a spot for Tim Cook & Johny Ive's portraits.

The whole suit is about Apple overcharging for iPods, so yes, a basic requirement would be to have someone who was impacted by said supposed overcharging. I know that picture of Bill Gates or maybe Larry Page over your bed is really distracting, but does that not make sense? The judge did make the right call to allow someone else that was actually affected to step in so that the whole thing didn't have to start from beginning again.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Loses Last Plaintiff, but Judge Rules Against Dismissal

Imazalil Re: What? (71 comments)

You obviously haven't tried to price out a Vertu phone back in the day, or even today. Even the more down-to-earth Cowon players were always more expensive than Apple (in my neck of the woods).

BTW, your no-name player was $1.56 per gig, Apple's 'most expensive ever' was $1.62 per gig.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Might Be Dismissed: Plaintiffs Didn't Own Affected iPods

Imazalil Re:The i (141 comments)

Great, thank you for your insightful comment, and especially the effort you put into sharing that with everyone. I cant wait to hear what other insights you may have.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Might Be Dismissed: Plaintiffs Didn't Own Affected iPods

Imazalil Re:Subject, object, schmubject, schmobject (141 comments)

The human owner of the first iPod must have had bad taste in music, thus the first iPod did the natural thing and bought a second iPod to listen to something better.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Might Be Dismissed: Plaintiffs Didn't Own Affected iPods

Imazalil Re: Not unexpected. (141 comments)

I'm a lawyer, lets talk. I've never seen such a blatant disregard of consumer choice. I err you'll make millions from this!

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Imazalil This Easter at the Thunderdome!! (250 comments)

Resurrected Steve Jobs vs. The angry pigeon horde. This Easter weekend only!!! At the Thunderdome!! Free admission for kids under 11!! Free monster truck show to follow!! Thunderdome!!

about 2 months ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Imazalil Re:lol (250 comments)

Ahh, you might not remember but Apple getting the MPAA blessing to sell digital music in the first place was a huge deal. I'm sure there were lots of restrictions put in place on MPAA's behalf. Apple was more than happy to jump to drm-free files when they could.

Even WinAmp can sync to an iPod these days, and has for a good long while now.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Imazalil Re:Apple deleted my songs (250 comments)

Yup. Instead of thinking "oh, the sync got messed up, let me check the files" it's "Apple selling music without paying out, gets worried about getting caught and going in to wipe out everyone's itunes library"? Really?

Oh, and no decent backup plan going? Yup, Apple's fault too. If only one could request to re-download their purchases a few times, I wonder if Apple will come up with a clever thing like that?

about 2 months ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Imazalil Re:U2 (250 comments)

You mean Apple has been waiting 5+ years for U2 to put the album together and has been reserving space on everyone's device for it all that time?

about 2 months ago
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Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Imazalil Re:Safety? (250 comments)

I heard all those exploding phones over the eyars were playing Justin Bieber at the time of destruction. Just sayin'

about 2 months ago

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