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The Case For a Safer Smartphone

tim_gladding Re:A few ideas on detecting drivers vs passengers. (184 comments)

Another method would be to require two-handed dexterity tests that can't be done while driving.

I'm pretty sure this would be in violation of some anti-discrimination laws. Not everyone even has 2 hands, after all.

about 9 months ago

South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

tim_gladding Re: Debtors Prison? (467 comments)

Now, if a magistrate signed off on throwing her in jail for not returning a videotape 9 years ago, then there's something very wrong - the magistrates are there to filter out exactly this sort of BS from wasting the court's time.

It's likely there was no magistrate involved today. The warrant she was arrested for was issued years ago, the police only now caught up to her and are acting on it. Warrants don't expire (apparently), so it's good enough to have her arrested and held. They don't need to ask a magistrate to hold someone with an active warrant.

about a year ago

Sony Selling Off VAIO Computer Business

tim_gladding Time to start over (204 comments)

2nd VAIO here, currently shopping for my 3rd but this news has given me pause. Sad day.

about a year ago

Top US Lobbyist Wants Broadband Data Caps

tim_gladding Re:So what? (568 comments)

I suppose if I bought stock I get to vote, but I'm not a millionaire so my vote counts for less.

So, exactly like with the government then.

about a year ago

Sony Reveals the Next Generation Portable Console

tim_gladding Re:Some specs (244 comments)

No UMD, but it does use something that looks like an SD Card for games, so no, you are not limited to downloads, you can buy, resell, loan, etc. your games physically.

about 4 years ago

Survey Says Most iPhone Users Love AT&T

tim_gladding Re:Yankee Group (490 comments)

Yep. And it gets better. The author of the report the CNN Money article is based on, Carl Howe, seems to have a conflict of interests that is not revealed unless you do some digging. A conflict to the point that I would consider his entire report suspect (at best.)

Mr Howe's blog had an entry that denied that the iPhone 4 had an antenna issue just two days before Apple finally came clean. From it I quote "I haven’t found anyone here at Yankee Group who has reproduced the death grip problem with our iPhone 4s." Considering how easy it is to reproduce the problem, they're either clueless, in denial, or trying to warp reality to cover up the problem.

Oh, and his own personal website has a "Made on a Mac" logo at the bottom. I think it's clear there is a certain degree of bias with this guy, and therefore, the Yankee Group as a whole.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Announces iPhone 4

tim_gladding Re:Great features but... (1184 comments)

Looks to only be over wifi. AT&T's network couldn't handle the data.

more than 4 years ago

ARM-Powered Linux Laptops Unveiled At Computex

tim_gladding Re:RiscOS (272 comments)

That was my very first thought when I read "ARM powered laptop." It's time RISC OS was brought kicking and screaming in to the 21st century!

more than 5 years ago


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