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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

onkelonkel Cognitive Dissonance (324 comments)

The cognitive dissonance in the posts today is amazing. (A lot of plain old stupid too).
 
There are cameras in every bar and restaurant filming you all the time. But nobody will acknowledge this fact. If they did, they would have to a) accept that they are ok with being filmed and that they are being total hypocrites about google glass, b) decide that it is not ok and not go to bars and restaurants any more.
 
The guy with the Google glass may or may not be filmiing you. The restaurant certainly is, and every person in the the place has a smart phone with a camera. If I hold my phone up at face height am I taking a selfie or filming you?
 
But we all hate to accept uncomfortable truths about ourselves, so we will deflect our mental stress on someone else. Lets de-humanize them first. They are not a person with smart glasses, they are a "Glasshole", and therefore we can punch them. You guys make me sick sometimes.

about a week ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

onkelonkel Re:What's their definition of "exercise"? (348 comments)

Muscle doesn't turn to fat. Also, since you are trotting out myths from 30 years ago, sit-ups wont get rid of your gut, and there is no such thing as "toning".

about two weeks ago
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Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

onkelonkel Re:Why is lack of male nurses not an issue? (479 comments)

This was 20 years ago. Maybe the stereotypes have changed some. I know another male nurse, who is gay, who said he got hit on all the time by the women nurses. Anecdotes...

about two weeks ago
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Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

onkelonkel Re:Why is lack of male nurses not an issue? (479 comments)

I spent a bit of time in hospitals when I was younger. The best (subjectively) nurse I had was a male. He made a miserable experience slightly better. He told me he got some hassles from his (mostly female) professors but none at all from fellow students. His biggest dilemma with his fellow female classmates was they all automatically assumed he was gay (he wasn't) and never took him seriously when he asked them out.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

onkelonkel Re:Free? (703 comments)

"how little we pay our teachers" - Why would you pay teachers 1 cent more if you can hire enough teachers at the current offered salary. Nobody ever goes into a grocery store, says to himself "Milk is really important, and undervalued" and offers to pay a dollar more than the sticker price.
 
  Right now we have declining enrollment in most of our local schools, older teachers staying on longer because their 401k got hammered in 2008 and new teachers are waiting years just to get on an on call list for substitute teachers. They will be many more years away from a full time job. At the same time our universities are cranking out about 30% more new teachers per year than are retiring or leaving teaching.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Pledges $300 Million To Improve Diversity In Tech

onkelonkel Re: Waste of money (341 comments)

Yes! You nailed it.
 
I have made this same comment a few times, and have never seen an answer that made sense to me. Fifty or sixty years ago women were excluded from most professions such as law, medicine, engineering. Today medicine and law are close to 50% women, but engineering is maybe 10% or less. What sorts of barriers keep women out of engineering that don't also exist in law or medicine.

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Discover That Exercise Changes Your DNA

onkelonkel Re:What does this mean...? (56 comments)

This almost correct. Tadpoles swim to the epididymus, then are mixed with seminal fluid in the seminal vesicles (which are part of the prostate).

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

onkelonkel Re:Why I got a Pebble (232 comments)

Good tip. I can see where being two yards short on a 150 yard shot would devastate my own golf game.

about a month and a half ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

onkelonkel Re:Frustration over being public? (611 comments)

Exactly. Assad bough guns and bombs and tanks, Gaddafi tried to be Mr. Nice Guy to the West. Assad is crushing his opponents under his iron heel (pending final outcome) and Gaddafi ended up dead in a roadside ditch.
 
Should I send you my resume direct or send it to Legion_of_Terror.com/Human_Resources/Opportunities?

about a month and a half ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

onkelonkel Re:Frustration over being public? (611 comments)

"Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it" - Would you rather end up like Bashar al-Assad or Muammar Gaddafi?

about a month and a half ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

onkelonkel Re:Frustration over being public? (611 comments)

The toll is to raise money and influence driver behavior. Did you not read the post you were replying to? Also, he's a dictator. The money goes to buy guns and bombs and tanks, so when the revolution comes he is ready.

about a month and a half ago
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Hollywood's Secret War With Google

onkelonkel Re:Liberals are only liberal (176 comments)

Do you effect the affected effects, or are you affecting the affected effects, it wasn't quite clear from your affect.

about a month and a half ago
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"Fat-Burning Pill" Inches Closer To Reality

onkelonkel Magic Pill - Self Discipline (153 comments)

Use self discipline, eat less, eat better, be more active, and accept that discomfort and struggle may be required maintain a healthy body.

about a month and a half ago
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In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

onkelonkel Re:This is brilliant (207 comments)

wringer - a press with rollers to squeeze water out of wet laundry.

about a month and a half ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

onkelonkel Bad Web Design not a Monitor problem (567 comments)

All the examples in TFA show web pages that only take up half the width of the screen. I naively ask why these web pages have to have a fixed width, and why they cant expand to fill the width of the browser window?

about a month and a half ago
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Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs

onkelonkel Re:wtf (237 comments)

"the Gaul" - I see what you did there.

about 2 months ago
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Facebook Testing Lithium-Ion Batteries For Backup Power

onkelonkel Re:The industry really needs to switch to DC power (41 comments)

Not in my (limited) experience. This was a dispatching center for a large (Class 1) freight railway. For each of about 40 dispatchers there were 5 machines a pair of PCs at the "Desk" plus a trio of PCs in the back room for server/backup server & maintenance workstation. The "ONE BIG UPS" failed 3 times in 4 years, and each time the whole damn railroad was stopped dead for several hours. ( Egon Spengler - That would be bad.)
 
  We put a small (about 2000VA) UPS at each desk and another for each back room trio. Cost about 1/10 of what the big UPS cost. If a little UPS failed the techs would drop in a new one and have the machines restarted in about 10 minutes. The trains were seldom delayed, and the failures would only affect a single dispatcher.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

onkelonkel Re:Yes, let's do look, shall we? (297 comments)

How do you know that us morally superior thin people aren't Person B types who are hungry all the time but don't use it as an excuse to eat when we don't need to?

about 3 months ago
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Scotland Builds Power Farms of the Future Under the Sea

onkelonkel Hammerfest (216 comments)

Isn't Hammerfest a Scandinavian Folk Metal band. I swear I saw them in 2013 with Amon Amarth and Korpiklaani.

about 3 months ago

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