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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

the_Bionic_lemming google glass (324 comments)

I have to wear glasses and would rather not, gas perms and other contacts that I've tried suck - so why would anyone need to wear glasses when they don't need to, or invest in a pair that still has to be upgraded to prescription lenses?

This whole "glass" thing reminds of ten years ago when the rage was three d gaming in Unreal Tournament - a thing of the future (just like flying cars for everyone).

about a week ago
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Virgin Galactic To Launch 2,400 Comm. Satellites To Offer Ubiquitous Broadband

the_Bionic_lemming 2400 satellites? (123 comments)

That should make the lives of anyone planning the math launches for missions quite a bit more interesting.

Personally, I hate Satellite Internet - after suffering under a fair use policy and having my bandwidth reduce to 1.2 k under Hughes, I don't see how even having 2400 small satellites in orbit can help, or envision the lag time if they made it work with a large population.

about two weeks ago
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Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Good riddance to these creepy spy glasses (141 comments)

As long as they use it while driving to text - It'll be a spectacular dump of chlorine in the gene pool as they kill themselves off.

about two weeks ago
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Carnivorous Pitcher Plant "Out-Thinks" Insects

the_Bionic_lemming Re:smarter than many people I know (111 comments)

I take it you've never worked in a corporation.

You have good intentions that should be written into fortune cookies, but I think you sadly lack in working in the real world.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

the_Bionic_lemming contracts (629 comments)

I read this thread and being new to having a smartphone that I can't root since I bought it for my business and need it to charge credit cards and started panicking.

So I read thru all the op and then found in the s4 what version I was running, and I am at 4.4.4 so I'm good to go.

For people not good to go - take the articles, and start calling and screaming at the providers that have you under contract and make them ship you a new phone. That was my plan if I wasn't covered.

about two weeks ago
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Rare Recalled NES Game Stadium Events On Ebay For $99,000

the_Bionic_lemming Re:God-damn. (138 comments)

Do you own a cell phone? A pc? A television? A vehicle?

You could of kept one starving family in costa rica happy had you just sent your cash to them instead of buying all that stuff.

about two weeks ago
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White House Responds To Petition To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

the_Bionic_lemming question (189 comments)

How many times has this administration embraced a petition and moved forward with it?

about three weeks ago
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Porn Companies Are Going After GitHub

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Mass perjury (165 comments)

if a poor person sues apple, then the proportioned 50/50 will have apple paying for the plaintiffs defense. The more cash apple throws at the fight, the more they will have to give to the plaintiff for the plaintiff's defense.

If Apple is in the right, then they win, and the poor defendant is on hook for the entire bill.

This insures that the rich megacorps only fight when they really have the high ground. This would also eliminate harassment lawsuits since if you are just being a dick, you're going to lose everything.

about three weeks ago
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Porn Companies Are Going After GitHub

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Mass perjury (165 comments)

Have you ever sued someone? It costs money, it takes years, and if you might prevail to the tune of a return, the llc just declares bankruptcy, then it takes more money, more time, and in my case, I couldn't stop the bankruptcy.

That was with a small firm - Ramp that up and you are fighting against lots of lawyers with lots of time and lots of nod and winks since the Judge was a lawyer too.

Unless "loser pays" is adopted in the US (with the cost being 50/50 paid for in a ratio that reflects the plaintiff and defendants income), the winners will always be the ones with the deepest pockets.

Large corporations will be forced to settle rather than dominate in that case as losing a case that they know they are in violation for will be catastrophic since they have to pay up the full tab and cover the lawyers expenses for the opposing party.

about three weeks ago
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Better Learning Through Expensive Software? One Principal Thinks Not

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Chicago schools (169 comments)

How am I keeping it a secret?

about three weeks ago
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Better Learning Through Expensive Software? One Principal Thinks Not

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Chicago schools (169 comments)

Do you have any basis for that assertion, other than your resume?

Yes i do.

Was there a point to your post?

about three weeks ago
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Better Learning Through Expensive Software? One Principal Thinks Not

the_Bionic_lemming Chicago schools (169 comments)

After being a teacher in Joliet , Illinois system and seeing what passes for teaching and parental involvement in the Chicago land area I can quite firmly state that it isn't the money taxpayers spend, the technology that is invested in the area, nor the opportunities that students have that is the real issue.

The real issue is that there needs to be a clean out of lazy teachers and administration that refuses to interact with parents- a gallon of bleach dumped into the leach pool.

These children need people to intervene and make sure to involve the parents in all aspects of their education. Instead, we have more people involved on getting paid and protecting their pension.

It's quite sad.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Distro For Hybrid Laptop?

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Or just leave Windows on it (210 comments)

Send me your phone number so I can tell you where to send the 500.

8.1 is the stupidest release windows has done - ever - It's worse than vista - and that's saying something.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Sends DMCA Notices Against Users Spreading Leaked Emails

the_Bionic_lemming old /. (138 comments)

Why hasn't the dump been posted? years ago, there would of been 5 links to the data to sift thru in every article posted for consumption here.

about a month ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Good news! (227 comments)

I checked the site out - I was really excited to watch the movie until I realized they weren't going to pay me to watch that crap.

about a month ago
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The Slow Death of Voice Mail

the_Bionic_lemming Landline (237 comments)

My landline doesn't have text - how are you going to get my information or money for your service?

From what I see in the responses - If I don't have text, than the place you work for is useless to me.

about a month ago
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Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Why dashcams? (93 comments)

You are on a public road. You have no right to privacy. It's the law of the land.

You can naysay that all you want - but anyone with a camera has the right to film public areas. If you don't want to be filmed - stay on private property.

Don't hate the messenger... :)

about a month ago
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Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Sony? (177 comments)

Are you upset that the government does gitmo, kills off coal jobs, and supports obamacare?

If any of the three you support, who are you happy with and who do you reference when you complain?

Sony makes the decisions. Sony is suffering. Despite what branch does what - Sony deserves to suffer for their anti-consumer arrogance.

about a month ago
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Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Why dashcams? (93 comments)

You are on a public road, and the police show up. You have no right to privacy. It doesn't matter what your preferences are.

about a month ago

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Good search engines that do not censor?

the_Bionic_lemming the_Bionic_lemming writes  |  more than 2 years ago

the_Bionic_lemming (446569) writes "A friend of mine asked me to help him find some cigars, and I told him to use google shopping to get the best prices. Much to my surprise, the search yielded 0 results.
I then looked around and found an article that talks about google also censoring guns from search results.

Since I haven't done much shopping online, are there any good non censoring web sites left that allow adults to shop and buy things they are legally entitled to buy?

So far all I have is these."

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When an LLC fails

the_Bionic_lemming the_Bionic_lemming writes  |  more than 5 years ago

the_Bionic_lemming writes "About a Year ago my father started a LLC with two other partners. He asked me to help get him a web presence so I hosted with an online host and set up their website on the name of their new llc. I created the basics, modded some photo's for them, and then expanded it with custom contact pages and patchworked a decent site for them. I then searched for an easier URL for them to type in and found a catchy one that fit in well with what they are doing. They immediately switched to using this on their t-shirts, coffee mugs, contact cards — etc. Since it was family, I never billed for work as I was to be hired on when it grew to a sustainable level to justify adding a tech department and would receive a good bonus as well. The partners now want to dissolve the llc, kick my dad out, and reform the LLC.

Now, I never got paid for any of this, so my question is, do I still own my code, and more importantly, what are my rights since I want my dad to reform his own company under the URL I purchased and allowed him to use?"
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Virgin Galactic Explosion

the_Bionic_lemming the_Bionic_lemming writes  |  more than 7 years ago

the_Bionic_lemming (446569) writes "An explosion at an airport home to Scaled Composites — the builder of the first private manned rocket to reach space — killed two people and left four seriously hurt Thursday, a Kern County Fire Department official says. It happened at the Mojave Air and Space Port during a test of a new rocket motor for SpaceShipTwo — a spaceship being built for Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's space tourism company, a source said. The motor uses nitrous oxide, the source said."

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