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Google Glass Hands-On: Brimming With Potential, Dangerous While Driving

The_K4 Re:Projected in field of vision... (67 comments)

While I agree that distracted driving is dangerous and and I also expect that CA will make this illegal. I would love to have something like this to project speed and directions (think distance to next turn and direction) in my motorcycle helmet. The down side of some of these laws is that it's designed to nack people from doing stupid/dangerous things but also stop usage models for augmented reality that might actually make things easier/safer. How many drivers look at the GPS display on the center dash board? Is that safer them having it displayed on the windshield or google glass?

about a year ago
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Canadian Court Rules You Have the Right To Google a Lawyer

The_K4 Re:Lawyer Googling (105 comments)

In the US anything you say even asking for a lawyer is admissible as well. If you ask for a lawyer and then are not smart enough to NOT SAY ANYTHING till you actually have one in the room......you might as well have not asked for one.

about a year ago
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Google's Image Search Now Requires Explicit Queries For Explicit Results

The_K4 Re:Relieved (369 comments)

In some ways the new flow is easier. If I don't want explicit results don't use explicit search terms. If I want explicit results use explicit keywords. Now people don't have to go into the setting and change something just to see different results. They also don't have to remember to turn them off.

about a year and a half ago
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White House Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standard

The_K4 Re:it's an arms race (1184 comments)

"so the real solution is to just get rid of the gas guzzling behemoths" - oh? will the smart car pull my boat? my RV? can I still pile 8 people into it? what about the guys who do landsacping and lawn mowing....they drive around pickpu truck loaded with stuff. Do people with big vehicle always use them for these activities? no. However getting rid of them will never really work as there is a need for them.

about 2 years ago
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Google I/O Sells Out In 20 Minutes

The_K4 Re:Not really... (221 comments)

So your solution is to commit mail and/or wire fraud?

more than 2 years ago
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After Complaints, AT&T Solidifies, Increases Data Limit

The_K4 Re:A rate cap IS a download cap (211 comments)

Well the main point of the AT&T and T-mobile deal was for AT&T to get more spectrum. They have said pretty publicly that the current rate increases and enforcement of data caps are due to that deal failing and them not getting the spectrum they wanted/needed. I have AT&T and I get those txt messages warning me of my usage about every other month or so, so don't take this to mean I agree with them, but at the same time....what did you expect to happen when the merger got killed?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's a Good Tablet/App Combination For Note-Taking?

The_K4 HP Touchsmart TM2t (425 comments)

I have an HP Touchsmart TM2T and use it for taking notes in class. The stylus/screen is great. I do find that I cannot write as small as I can on real paper, but I just start zoomed in and so when I zoom out it ends up at the same size. It's a great little system.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Spammers You Know?

The_K4 Re:Getting your point across (333 comments)

It continues because they think it is effective. I'm sure they can see if it's making them money and therefore effective. Until something happens that causes them to lose money it is effective for them.

more than 2 years ago
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California Governor Vetoes Ban On Warrantless Phone Searches

The_K4 Re:How many Californians (462 comments)

Your correct. I mistakenly thought the law was from 1980 (it's actually 1990) and that is second term of the first go-round counted. It has nothing to do with coolaid, just a simple mistake in a date.

more than 2 years ago
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California Governor Vetoes Ban On Warrantless Phone Searches

The_K4 Re:How many Californians (462 comments)

Actually it's two terms total since November 6, 1990. So he is NOT term limited because both of his prior terms were before that. I was originally thinking it was 1980 and his second term counted, but I was wrong. However there is nothing in the qualifications about them being "consecutive".

more than 2 years ago
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California Governor Vetoes Ban On Warrantless Phone Searches

The_K4 Re:How many Californians (462 comments)

None. He's term-limited. He CAN'T run for Governor again.

more than 2 years ago
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Low-Energy Laser Etching May Replace Fruit Labels

The_K4 Re:Wrong problem (475 comments)

Or they Just don't care and ring it up as what ever apple they know the code for. Same with things like mustard greens and kale, it usually ends up getting rung up as green or red leaf lettuce. I suspect there are some who can tell all the fruit and veggies by sight, and some who check the tag, and then some who just pick a code they know that the stuff kinda looks like.

more than 4 years ago
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Murdoch Paper Reporters Eavesdropped On Celebrities' Voicemail

The_K4 Re:Surprised? (186 comments)

Or you are the photographer who is behind one endzone and is taking pictures of the players in the OTHER endzone. You might also be the photographer behind the center field wall and trying to get a good close-up of the batter that's usually also about 100 yards. These lens are often used in photography at pro-sporting events. The 46-foot focus on that is really not that far when you consider this distances involved in some sports. Yes, they are also used by paparazzi and stalkers. See here http://www.southcreekglobal.com/employment.php for some examples.

more than 5 years ago
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iPhone Users Angry Over AT&T Upgrade Policy

The_K4 Re:anonymous coward angry over first post (789 comments)

So Assume someone got a iPhone 3G on July 11 last year (launch day). That's 11 months So AT&T's Early Termination fee is $175 - ($5 * 11) = $120 So pay the $120 and port your number to a cheap pre-paid. Then once you've paid the fee and closed the AT&T account go back as a "new" customer and get the $200 discount! I left my last cell phone provider and moved to a new one simply because when my phone died with 6 months left on my contract it was cheep to break the contract and buy new phones with a discount at a different provider then to replace the broken phone. I figure using this method people could save $80 (but it may mean being without a working iPhone for a couple of weeks). As a side note, about a week after I ported the numbers I got a mailing from the original provider offering me the "2-year contract price on new phones" and 10% off my old plan if I would come back. Not sure if AT&T does this, but after you port the number you my find them willing to play ball to get you back, but YMMV.

more than 5 years ago
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Making a Child Locating System

The_K4 Re:Holy Crap! Calm down (1092 comments)

My point was that the first priority in this situation is finding the kid, yell may not accomplish that. Once the kid is found and known the be safe, THEN you yell at the school.

more than 5 years ago
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Making a Child Locating System

The_K4 Re:Holy Crap! Calm down (1092 comments)

I remember a time when I was in school and this happened....the kid got on the wrong bus.....when the bus got the the last stop the driver made everyone get off so he could take the bus back to the yard. If it hadn't been for the fact that one of the parents at this "last stop" asked this young girl looked so confused and then help to find her parent who knows know this would have turned out. In that situation how would "screaming at" the school help? The poor person you are screaming at likly has JUST as little idea what happened as you do and finding the kid is what takes precedence at that point...yelling is good for getting an apology and perhaps some methodology changes, but not at finding the kid.

more than 5 years ago
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The Great Ethanol Scam

The_K4 Re:Brazilian Ethanol [Re:Don't blame me] (894 comments)

Yes, but the cars in "the last 10 years or so are designed around at least partial ethanol fuels" mean 10% ethanol. My 2004 vehicle manual specifically says that they fuel should not contain more then 10% ethanol and any more "could cause serious damage to engine components" and that just putting something higher then E10 in the tank would void my warranty on my power train. So if I go to a station like those in the article that's higher (intentionally or accidentally) it could damage my engine because it's not designed for it. If the government raises the percentage to 15% what do I do? Run it an hope I don't get damage? Spend $$$ to upgrade/replace components? Replace the car? Do you consider a 2004 an "older car"?

more than 5 years ago
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US To Require That New Cars Get 42 MPG By 2016

The_K4 Re:twnety year old civic gets 57mpg (1186 comments)

And what about those that DO need the size/weight of vehicle they think they do? This is why the standards are crazy....manufacturers have been known to make small, cheep, fuel efficient cars they know they cannot sell, just to get their MPG average up. I am all for more fuel economy but removing options and choice from consumers is not the way to do it.

more than 5 years ago
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Is a $72.5m Opening Weekend Enough For Star Trek?

The_K4 Re:first post! (820 comments)

It's also interesting to note that at the theater near me Wolverine opened on 3 screens...Star Trek opened on only one of Friday/Saturday and then two on Sunday.

more than 5 years ago

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