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Google Reportedly Making a Smartwatch, Too

farnham Re:The average Slashdotter . . . (196 comments)

Maybe you are entirely uninformed but the Sony product referenced above _did_ display notifications from a smart phone.

I bought one for $20 on one of the one day deal sites. While it had some bugs it did work. However after using it for a week, I forgot about it on it's charger for a month and then decided the whole thing was dumb.

I came to the conclusion that I don't really need notifications on my wist, I don't like a watch that has to be charged frequently, and I don't like non-waterproof watches.
Further, these days I see a watch as a man's jewelry. I wear a Seiko automatic most days. It's a little old fashioned and "Accurate enough". Maybe someday I'll get the Ball Engineer or vintage Omega Speedmaster Moon I'd like to have.

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Upholds First Sale Doctrine

farnham Re: backward compatability (648 comments)

If you had any familiarity with current ebooks, you would know already that the vast majority of what you called for is implemented. The only thing missing is your waste of perfectly good space idea for "Pages". There is no need for pages when you have hyperlinks and a back button. But you would know that if you had used a kindle.

about a year ago
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Epic Geomagnetic Storm Erupts

farnham A little late (80 comments)

If this had been posted YESTERDAY some of us might have gotten up early to see those Aurorae

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Pays $44 Million To Samsung and Nokia For Mango Marketing

farnham Re:Huh? What's "mango"? (147 comments)

I had a windows mobile 6.5 phone, a Samsung intrepid. Ungodly piece of shit it was. Yeah, it worked pretty cool when I got it but the lack of updates, fixes, new bugs introduced in the one update it ever got, and utter lack of ease of use made it a huge loser for me. Using that thing was like trying to use a laptop for a phone. No ease of use, no polish, no intuitiveness anywhere.
My Evo 3d is about a thousand times better, if not more.
  I will never, never, never, but a windows phone again.

more than 2 years ago
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HTC Sues Apple Using Google Patents

farnham Re:Proxy wars (342 comments)

One gun per person isn't a huge hoard of weapons. This was in Texas. And if the government was trying to arrest David Koresh they would have arrested him while he was jogging that morning. This was a huge government cockup and you are repeating falsehoods that protect the guilty.

more than 2 years ago
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Can Google Fix the Cable Box?

farnham Energy effeciency anyone? (223 comments)

Some cable set top boxes use as much energy as your refrigerator. I would dearly love for google to fix this issue.

more than 2 years ago
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Space Station To Be Deorbited After 2020

farnham Re:Why? (572 comments)

What has zero gravity research brought us? What have we learned that made a real impact on our lives? I just haven't seen any actual dividends from this research that has been going on quite awhile in the shuttle and ISS. I would really like to be enlightened if I'm way off base.
I really can't think of a thing.

more than 2 years ago
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GPU-Powered Planetarium Renders 64MP Projection

farnham How long will this setup last? (108 comments)

I just see a lot of equipment that will break, become obsolete, and have to be maintained more than the previous projector that lasted 40 years.
It sounds cool, but try to replace a video board when one burns out twenty years from now. I'd rather have the Zeiss.

about 3 years ago
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Disney Buys Marvel

farnham Theme Park attractions? (423 comments)

What about the Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal Orlando? OR the other themed rides there?
This is making for soem very strange bedfellows!

more than 4 years ago
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High-Tech Blimps Earning Their Wings

farnham Re:Blimps (200 comments)

You are thinking about air raid balloons.

The blimps referred to were large, untethered, powered and manned. They were the direct progenitors of the Goodyear blimp and were in fact made by Goodyear.

more than 4 years ago
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The Homemade Hard Disk Destroyer

farnham lots of options out there! (497 comments)

My drill press makes for a very effective drive killer.

Use what you got!

more than 4 years ago
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DAM Pops Energy Star's Bubble

farnham price of TV GUIDE (147 comments)

You can get a subscription to TV Guide for eleven dollars ans a quarter?
are you sure that' snot an introductory rate?
that's at my local average of 8.55 cents per kilowatt hour.

more than 5 years ago
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Motorists Sue Over 'Hot' Fuel

farnham Re:Should be quite easy to do (572 comments)

In North Florida the ground temperature is around 72 degrees. Add in that the gas was driven around in a metal tank for some period of time, it's impossible that the gas would be at 60F.

about 7 years ago

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