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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

jareth-0205 Re:Size (323 comments)

Live in terror and hide. Lots of hidden cameras that cost a fraction of the cost of Google glass!
Your doomed everyone is spying on you because you are so interesting!
This all hype driven garbage.

You're not thinking of the near future. Mass data storage of all video recorded anywhere + face recognition + trawling of video of you for embarassing / illegal behaviour. It's not hard to be worried for good reason, society needs the ability to *not* notice everything, and to forget. There are so many unknown and unclear laws that you are breaking some law all the time, you think adding the ability for that to be discovered will lead to a better society?

3 days ago
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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

jareth-0205 Re:Size (323 comments)

The world isn't black & white, despite what you seem to believe. Having no expectation of privacy is not the same as someone recording you and publishing your conversations... if I constantly followed you around with a videocamera that would be harassment.

Even in a public place there are expectations of "personal space", if "privacy" is too strong a word.

4 days ago
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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

jareth-0205 Re:"Half Baked"? (241 comments)

G+? Refinement from the actual use in the wild: zero.

Don't be silly, nobody *uses* Google+.

about a week ago
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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

jareth-0205 Re:"Half Baked"? (241 comments)

I can't imagine they've stuffed it up too much, and if they've managed to improve on Meego

Have you used a Samsung-inflicted Android phone..? They have a knack for making things worse...

about a week ago
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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

jareth-0205 Re:"Half Baked"? (241 comments)

Let's be clear that Tizen is actually the child of Nokia's and Intel's Linux-based OS that was known as Meego, which owed much of its existence to Nokia's Maemo Linux platform and Intel's Moblin. That's a lot of history, and Samsung has added more and more. Half-baked? What a bizarre term.

"Been fiddled with for ages" doesn't really mean it's mature or ready. The fact is hasn't been on any significant number of devices in the real world would be a big flag, there's alot of refinement that comes from *actual* use in the wild that you don't get from lab development.

about a week ago
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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

jareth-0205 Re:Jurors (303 comments)

If the prosecution tries to obfuscate, the judge can sanction them, and the jury can see they are being treated like fools. The basics of this case are not even technical:
1. Some people set up a marketplace where consenting adults could exchange goods and services.
2. The government thinks that should be a crime.

You or I might not personally agree that these goods should be considered criminal, but the fact that they're a crime goes a bit beyond "the government *thinking*". They *are* illegal.

about two weeks ago
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'Silk Road Reloaded' Launches On a Network More Secret Than Tor

jareth-0205 Re: Infamous Tor Network? (155 comments)

Ah, shame then that everyone took traffic to equal hidden services... Of course hidden services are likely to be dodgy, but that is itself a proportion of tor traffic, I would expect most tor traffic is evetually accessing public websites.

about two weeks ago
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'Silk Road Reloaded' Launches On a Network More Secret Than Tor

jareth-0205 Re:Infamous Tor Network? (155 comments)

How would you do a traffic study on a network that is encrypted or otherwise as private as it is?

Well I imagine you run an exit node and see what comes through it. Exit nodes are unencrypted (necessarily) so it should be fairly easy to do.

about two weeks ago
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MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack

jareth-0205 Re:No matter how much power we gave them ... (319 comments)

As long as the top level politicians are disciples of the cult of Politically Correctness the real problem, the problem with the Islamic barbarism will still remain.

That is true. Admitting that there is a problem with islam would be a very big step towards improvement. But since this is categorically denied, it is not possible to find a solution.

BTW, the vast majority of the victims of radical islam are themselves muslims. Maybe it is time for muslims to stand up and say, no, peeps, contrary to what political correctness suggest, we actually do have a problem in our religion, and here in the west it is actually possible to do something about it.

The point, rather obviously, is not to exterminate muslims, but to make the fringes of islam less barbaric.

But there's a problem also with assuming that there's a systemic problem with a whole belief system like that. Even if it were true (which I don't think it is, and doesn't seem to be from the muslims that I know) if you start saying there's a problem with this group you single them out for discrimination which is exactly the sort of response that the extreme fringes want you to do.

http://www.juancole.com/2015/0...

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?

jareth-0205 Re:Seems obvious but... (325 comments)

Depends if someone makes a suggestion that answers...

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?

jareth-0205 Re:Seems obvious but... (325 comments)

Yeah cause wanting a laptop means you can infer developer ability. Wait, I can play this game too: I question *your* competence as a developer because you've just made a load of assumptions on a person based on virtually no evidence.

There's a bunch of reasons he could want a laptop, perhaps he works from different sites often?

about three weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

jareth-0205 Re:No. Fragmentation is. (437 comments)

I'm beginning to think that Android has a real fragmentation problem.

I don't know if you're deliberately taking the piss... you do know people have been saying this for years?

Still, no matter how much it is said it remains to be proved that this is an actual problem rather than an imagined one.

It would be best if Google focuses on offering a top-notch Android experience and - at the same time - alow for Geeks to fiddle with their devices, root them and such.

If Google implements a fixed release cylce and does end-user marketing whilst catering to the geek crows (opinion leaders) at the same time, then they can leapfrog the vendors messing with their own versions of android and allow for more seamless updates. In fact, I think they should offer customisation services for every vendor who want's their own visuals in the launcher and specifically support vendors who stick as close as possible to the mint Android experience.

So this is pretty much what they do do. That freedom to allow 'geeks' to fiddle with their devices is the same freedom the vendors use to customise (and occasionally improve) the experience.

Whatever they do, they have to put some effort into curbing fragmentation, because that's the number 1 thing that bugs Androids attractiveness.

(a) nothing you have suggested helps, you lose the ability to amend the system then you lose the freedom of the system.
(b) perhaps for you, but I doubt most people buying phones are that bothered about upgrades. The missteps that Apple and Google have made in upgrades recently have actually made people not want upgrades. ie, I like the device I bought, please don't change it.

Likewise, if Apple sticks to they minimised choices and manageble line of systems and devices, they'll continue to have the edge in that department and maintain their market, no matter how powerful Google gets in the low- and midrange global markets.

My 2 cents.

The idea that Apple owns the high-end and Android is only mid and low end is hopelessly out-of-date. Perhaps in the US, but the rest of the world Android sits at around 80% share and that is not just mid and low end devices.

about three weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

jareth-0205 Re:Why do I want to upgrade? (437 comments)

What would using Lollipop do for me that whatever version of Android I'm currently using not? Is there a major benefit?

...this being the exact point of the article...

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jareth-0205 Re:Utterly predictable (161 comments)

Because it is illegal not to accept it.

Only if you have someone else in your debt. If there's no debt (ie buying an object in a shop) then they can accept or decline whatever form of payment they want. (in the UK atleast)

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jareth-0205 Re:Utterly predictable (161 comments)

I think it depends *where* you insure. Like insuring consumer deposits is a good idea because you personally losing all your money to a collapsing bank is catastrophic for you, and it's not like banks would act irresponsibly because they know their *customers* were safe, like they care about their customers. Insuring the entire organisation, which is what we effectively got with TooBigToFail, does make them irresponsible yes because then the existence of the bank itself that employs the people that might act recklessly, is at risk.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jareth-0205 Re:Utterly predictable (161 comments)

With the massive caveat that real money banks are backed and insured at the state-level (atleast in Europe, where most governments guarantee a certain amount of savings), while who the hell knows how well these websites are capitalised and secured.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jareth-0205 Utterly predictable (161 comments)

So who still thinks Bitcoin is a usable practical idea?

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

jareth-0205 Outdated distribution mode (400 comments)

I read somewhere that if the games industry had developed with the same protectionism as films then we wouldn't be able to buy games to play at home before they had had a 6 month exclusivity in the arcades...
People still want to see films, but forcing all films through the cinema is just backwards. The infrastructure currrently exists to release all films for home rental immediately! Big films that benefit from it will still play in cinema, but we simply don't need to push every single film through a centralised viewing venue anymore. Cinemas will still exist but they will be fewer, and for special occasions rather than the only route.

about three weeks ago
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How We'll Program 1000 Cores - and Get Linus Ranting, Again

jareth-0205 Re:i'm so tired of political correctness (449 comments)

Fuck you. You can't tell me what I can think or say.

So, what you're saying is... his right to tell you things is trumped by your wish to not hear things? Freedom of speech does not mean what you think it means...

about three weeks ago

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