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Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

trailerparkcassanova I wear an automatic wristwatch (427 comments)

I wouldn't replace it with a smartwatch. I wouldn't even replace it with a quartz watch. I wear 3 silver Navajo bracelets on my opposite wrist so there's no place left for a smart wristwatch.

about a month ago

First Movie of an Entire Brain's Neuronal Activity

trailerparkcassanova If it were my brain... (44 comments)

it would be a one-reeler.

about a month ago

Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

trailerparkcassanova Are they repairable? (431 comments)

Or do you just throw them away when they break?

about a month ago

Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

trailerparkcassanova U.S. Highway Patrol? (626 comments)

What the hell is that? There's no such thing.

about 2 months ago

FBI: $10,000 Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At an Aircraft

trailerparkcassanova I'll be rich!!! (445 comments)

1. Have some sucker point a laser at a plane. 2. Turn them in 3. Profit!!!

about 5 months ago

EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

trailerparkcassanova If it's secret... (364 comments)

why do we know about it?

about 6 months ago

Facebook Mocks 'Infection' Study, Predicts Princeton's Demise

trailerparkcassanova By 2021... (193 comments)

Facebook will be a Somalian-owned brand of cheap electronics.

about 6 months ago

First 3D Printed Liver Expected In 2014

trailerparkcassanova Useless... (67 comments)

without 3D-printed onions.

about 7 months ago

EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet

trailerparkcassanova First a nickel... (1010 comments)

then a dime. Pretty soon you're talking about real money!!!

about 8 months ago

Musk Lashes Back Over Tesla Fire Controversy

trailerparkcassanova You may have heard this, Elon... (487 comments)

but here it is anyway: don't start an argument with a man who buys ink by the barrel.

about 8 months ago

Why Are Japanese Men Refusing To Leave Their Rooms?

trailerparkcassanova You answered the question (770 comments)

It's because Japanese homes don't have basements .

1 year,19 days

Ask Slashdot: Exploiting 'Engineering And ...' On a Resume?

trailerparkcassanova defense contractor (207 comments)

Boeing, Honeywell, Raytheon, etc. would all be interested in you.

1 year,27 days

Chinese Media Calls For Boycott of Cisco

trailerparkcassanova The real reason... (216 comments)

The Chinese have successfully copied Cisco's HW so there's no reason to buy the genuine product.

about a year ago

Sagita Displays Hot Air Powered Helicopter

trailerparkcassanova Turboshaft? (73 comments)

It's like a turboshaft with a free power turbine?

about a year ago

Pinholes and Plastic Wrap Make Solid Walls "Transparent" To Sound

trailerparkcassanova Big deal... (127 comments)

My apartment has had walls that transmit sound since it was built in the 1950s.

about a year ago

FAA Wants All Aircraft Flying On Unleaded Fuel By 2018

trailerparkcassanova Re:Thanks Slashdot. (366 comments)

100LL is lower lead relative to what it replaced, 100/130. It still has too much lead for a car engine. Your plugs will lead foul very quickly even with Alcor TCP (lead scavenging additive) added to the fuel. Go ahead and try it but don't fill the tank.

about a year ago

How to (or NOT to) Train Your Job Replacement?

trailerparkcassanova Easy... (3 comments)

You train the employee as best you can and if the outcome turns out as you expect they keep you on or call you back. If not there's always the next gig.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Projects For a Heap of Tech Junk?

trailerparkcassanova A lot of beer... (210 comments)

and a tall building.

about a year ago


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