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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

berashith Re:Dont do anyone any favors (644 comments)

shit changes. The couple could afford to raise the child, and over the course of time something happened and they ended up needing assistance. This happens a lot.

about 3 months ago
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Building an Open Source Nest

berashith Re:This is great (195 comments)

cool, thanks. Can you actually do anything with it from an internal only connection? Say allow it an IP, but firewalled away from any internet contact. Would that be reachable and configurable from a phone on the same lan?

about 2 months ago
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Building an Open Source Nest

berashith Re:This is great (195 comments)

I ask the opposite question. If the thermostat can be controlled across my wireless network with a phone or tablet, why do I have to go to the internet to do it? I like the idea, and even the remote control aspect could be useful, but I havent figured out how optional that is, or if it is an all or nothing proposition.

about 2 months ago
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Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

berashith Re:Dumb bitch. (464 comments)

there are rules? Thje few times I have been around people willing to use the word, they tend to throw it out every third or fourth word. Seriously, yelling at the wind, a desk, a pencil... doesnt matter... twats all of them

about 2 months ago
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Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

berashith Re:Like 100 years ago... (464 comments)

agreed, I was trying to make a very similar point. I would love for technology like this to be available and improve the situation. I lament that we already have mountains of evidence that people will take advantage of the opportunity for misuse.

The specific HUDs that provide augmented reality of driving conditions are not available (that I know of), and that is what I would love to see. Not just an alternate instrument cluster, but something that can show obstacles through fog and rain, something that can highlight a heat source from a deer in the grass/woods, even GPS route guidance traffic updates without having to look all around.

The device locked to the car, for car-centric information is where this tech needs to come from. Unfortunately the business model dictates that this will be developed from outside of the auto industry, and therefore the information will be web/internet based, and lolcats is just as relevant as traffic.

TL;DR it isnt FUD, because there is no uncertainty.

about 2 months ago
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Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

berashith Re:Dumb bitch. (464 comments)

i hear twat used to describe men also... it is a state of being, not a gender insult. Is it based in gender and bodyparts, yes, but so are the terms cock and dickhead. I do actually try to avoid this language, so I am not disagreeing with you in practice, but I do see that sometimes using specific language to a specific person can be useful.

Even in this case if someone were to say dumb entitled lady, or woman, then the same complaint can be made simply because of pointing out gender, which is irrelevant in this case. The problem is that just saying "idiot person does dumb thing" is so bland and colorless that the conversation gets stale, and any emotion is sucked dry. Im not sure where the middle ground is.

about 2 months ago
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Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

berashith Re:Like 100 years ago... (464 comments)

this depends on the law and how it is written. In Georgia you can get a ticket for using a cell phone in a distracted way even while stopped at an intersection. Even if the light is red, and the phone is on a GPS app, if you are holding it, then the assumption is you can be using it for non-driving purposes. There are few exceptions for making calls and using the phone, but if a cop sees that you are texting, you cant just switch over to gps quickly and claim that you were using a driving aid. If you want to use phone GPS legally, you set it up while parked, and dont hold it in your hand. The defense saying that it wasnt on may rely on wearing it, not the actual state of the device at the time.

about 2 months ago
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Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

berashith Re:Like 100 years ago... (464 comments)

If this is true then you are taking the wind out of the sails of everyone that is claiming the benefit of not taking your eyes off the road for information. There are many people saying that glass is better than current instrument panels because you dont have to look down and take your eyes off the road. The idea of looking through the display at your surroundings is a benefit, but if you have to look far away from your normal vision, then I dont see the benefit ( or difference ) in location of the cluster.

about 2 months ago
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Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

berashith Re:Like 100 years ago... (464 comments)

I would love if cars had HUDs that could be so helpful, or if they even came with a glasses type device that was able to enhance driving specific information. The problem in this case is that we all know that far too many people allow themselves to be distracted with twitter and facebook while driving. Just because google glass offers an opportunity at a huge improvement in information available to driver doesnt mean that the lowest common denominator isnt going to skip all of the good things being offered and go right down to trivial distractions that are causing problems.

If this can be locked to driving relevant information the way a HUD would be, then the benefits are enormous. Until then, I will assume the wearer is paying less attention to the car and surroundings, instead of more.

about 2 months ago
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Previously-Unseen Photos of Challenger Disaster Appear Online

berashith Re:Still Disturbing (207 comments)

middle school dropout! ...
someone else noted that Georgia was cold that day. We close school often.

about 3 months ago
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Previously-Unseen Photos of Challenger Disaster Appear Online

berashith Re:Still Disturbing (207 comments)

thank you. this would be the answer. I was in Georgia also.

about 3 months ago
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Previously-Unseen Photos of Challenger Disaster Appear Online

berashith Re:Still Disturbing (207 comments)

like everyone else who saw it that day, I completely remember every bit of what I was doing, and who was around. I am always confused though, as so many other people were in school watching it, and I was at a friends house playing basketball. Were all the people still in school on the west coast and the explosion happen in an afternoon?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

berashith Re:Raspberry PI (420 comments)

also consider that every simple, cheap, and easy solution may work great right now, but just wait two weeks until another codec or spec gets released. keeping up is a giant pain

about 3 months ago
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Behind the Scenes of Wii U Software Development

berashith Re:Merketed product (92 comments)

i still use mine almost every day. (to watch netflix)

about 3 months ago
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Bennett Haselton: Google+ To Gmail Controversy Missing the Point

berashith Re:Google plus (244 comments)

and just like it isnt very easy for many people to have a job without driving, it is also difficult to do many things without the internet. you should be able to limit your exposure if you would like to, without playing a constant shell game.

about 3 months ago
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Bennett Haselton: Google+ To Gmail Controversy Missing the Point

berashith Re:Bennett Haselton? (244 comments)

he was kind enough to sign up with an even more peculiar name if you want to find him . email Zanzibar Higglesbrain to send to his "private" unknown account.

about 3 months ago
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Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

berashith Re:Point taken. (599 comments)

I am not sure. Does every kindle have a phone number, or just a SIM that allows a lower level of transfer. I really havent ever thought about the layers within cell phone traffic.

about 3 months ago
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Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

berashith Re:Point taken. (599 comments)

they probably could just extract when physically connected, but the delay in the data may erase a lot of the value. I am thinking they could use a scaled down transmit plan by default, and just let the data trickle out... think SMS vs. voice . If users purchase the full data transmit plan then it becomes cheaper to run the fleet for the manufacturer. This all depends on the willingness and value that this connection could provide, but if the kindle can give free 3g, then I think a car can find the cash to pay for a small occasional transfer.

about 3 months ago
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Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

berashith Re:And that is why.... (599 comments)

the Atlanta rules are just for emissions though. I have been in places like boston where the inspection is a full vehicle inspection. You dont get a tag if your brakes arent good, tires arent safe, lights arent functioning, etc . ( FU Boston, I liked my tint!) The amount of cars driving around Atlanta with 1 or 2 brake lights not on shows that they arent looking for anything else but the tailpipe and gas cap.

about 3 months ago
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Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

berashith Re:Point taken. (599 comments)

I think the issue is that the "radio" is now the same capabilities as your phone/tablet. You get the radio, voice commands to control songs, possibly even certain car features, and the maps feature is built right in, just like on your phone. The choice is being built out of the available options as that is the primary control of the interior features.

about 3 months ago

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