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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

Ries Not a smart watch, but a fitness watch I would (381 comments)

Wouldn't buy a smart watch, I would buy a fitness/health/stats watch, if it was more than a standard heart rate monitor. Don't need my watch to show time/sms/email/other-stuff, I can see that on my phone. But a non-stop health/fitness/stats censor... :-)

about 2 months ago

FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact

Ries He definitely never has been on monkey class... (128 comments)

"use the time to sleep and chill out." my ass. I recently had a 31h flight (24h of them inside the planes) on monkey class. There was nothing pleasant over it, it was a means to get from A to B. The whole flight was survival and sleeping in that upright position was not a choice, it happens when the mind is so tired that it barely can't feel the discomfort anymore. You do anything to try to keep your mind occupied while being crammed in that seat for a full day, with the only break being getting out of the plane, to be scanned for bombs for the X'th time, just to return to the same plane and same seat...

about 3 months ago

CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

Ries Re:So....far more than guns (454 comments)

But you have it available within seconds. If you would get a depression and thought of suicide, you would have an easy option available in the moment, if you didn't, you would properly have to get out of the house to get it and chances are higher that you would reconsider.

about 3 months ago

Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

Ries Re:Comment from a Chemist (432 comments)

Ramp up the beer production! We just found a solution to global warming!

about 4 months ago

Lucasfilm Announces Break With Star Wars Expanded Universe

Ries Re:Translation (157 comments)

I also fear the worst after having seen The Clone Wars season 6 last episodes. They changed from space shooter with a hint of "magic" to full blown harry potter with lasers.

about 5 months ago

Time Warner Deal Is How Comcast Will Fight Cord Cutters

Ries Re:what price increases? (424 comments)

You do live in cities right? No need to cover the wast empty space between them.

about 7 months ago

James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering

Ries No, never! (321 comments)

As an engineer, I think this is a bad idea. Cause you know, they tirrrkk errrr JERRRBBSS!!

about 8 months ago

EU Parliament: Other Countries Spy, But Less Than the UK, US

Ries Re:Problem? (170 comments)

It's not the spying itself, it is that, it is used to gain a competitive advantage by leaking gathered information to US (in my case) "defence" companies.

about a year ago

Young Listeners Opt For Streaming Over Owning

Ries Re:Is this a video news release? (390 comments)

Hit the available offline button. Isn't that hard. Spotify sync across all my devices, only downloads when on wifi (or on 3G if you enable it). I own a few CD's I never listen to after a few months. I rather have access to a few millions songs that are constantly updated, than own 6-12 CD's i won't use after 1 year (The cost of spotify premium a year in my country).

more than 2 years ago

Facebook Is Killing Text Messaging

Ries Earnings from sms? (270 comments)

Even the most basic plan (12 dollar/mo, 3 GB data, unlimited sms) in Denmark includes unlimited text messaging.

more than 2 years ago

FBI Caught On Camera Returning Seized Server

Ries Would anyone trust a returned server? (267 comments)

Would anyone trust a returned server from the FBI? I would properly wipe it 3 times and flash the bios a few times just to be sure. That thing could be spyware haven.

more than 2 years ago

Florida Thinks Their Students Are Too Stupid To Know the Right Answers

Ries Re:The most important lesson in life being taught (663 comments)

If stealing is moralily wrong, does that mean it is moralily wrong to steal a bottle of penecillin, if it would prevent a child to live in agony the rest of its life? There is no such thing as objective morality. If all jews where hell-bent on killing all non jews, would it be evil to kill them first?

more than 2 years ago

Nordic Nations Pitch For US Data Centers

Ries Re:Denmark, you must be kidding (130 comments)

In 2010, Denmark got 33% of its electricity from renewable sources (and it was a bad wind year, only 80% of a normal year). The current plans will give us 52% in 2020.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Copy Protection Advice For ~$10k Software?

Ries Re:first (635 comments)

So this is a proof that 7-digit ids don't know correlation does not imply causation?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Copy Protection Advice For ~$10k Software?

Ries Re:first (635 comments)

Girls prefer men comming second :)

more than 2 years ago

Berkeley Scientists Develop Self-Assembling Nanorods

Ries self-assembling! (43 comments)

Self-assembling! It's a new dawn for IKEA furniture!

more than 2 years ago

Net Companies Consider the "Nuclear Option" To Combat SOPA

Ries Re:Stop Talking (507 comments)

... and do it. Either you have a backbone or you don't. Pick a day, middle of the week, say Jan 12th, and just do it. Announce you're doing it, and watch the others fall in line. True leadership doesn't wait.

Which would make true leadership the ones, most likely to take an arrow to the knee!

more than 2 years ago

US Sentinel Drone Fooled Into Landing With GPS Spoofing

Ries Re:Why... (647 comments)

What would be the purpose of giving your enemy a remote to detonate your drones? =)

more than 2 years ago


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