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Comment Re: But what would the adapter connect to? (Score 1) 495

I work in that industry. I would estimate that 3/4 of all consoles have an 1/8" adaptor sitting there ready to go at all times. Walk up. Plug in phone/laptop/whatever, and go. Nobody has a USB interface sitting there waiting for you. Don't get me wrong. The USB interface is the better choice for serious applications, but when you just need some quick background music, or you need to get somebody up and running fast...

Comment servers? (Score 2) 566

I'm confused why everyone started talking about servers and datacenters and stuff. Surely if this actually happened, it would be done the same way as mini/micro HDMI & USB: The hubs switches and servers would all keep using the same old 8p8c, and the mini connector would just be used on the other end for the ultrathin laptops and stuff.

Comment "Company Issued" changes everything (Score 1) 776

This may not be the popular opinion, but the company should be able to run pretty tracking software if they want, assuming that it's their phone, and they disclose what is going on.
By the same token, a company phone can (and probably should, in most scenarios) go into the desk drawer in your office at the end of the work day.
If you're on call a lot, then things get a little fuzzier.

Comment Re:Still ARM11, still a crappy CPU (Score 4, Informative) 355

Well, when you design a board with all the Pi's features, with your choice of SOC, that can be effectively sold at a $35 price point, you let us know. Until then, why don't you just accept that there are various products out there, with various strengths and weaknesses (and various prices!), and accept that some people have managed to do some pretty cool things with the original Pi, and no doubt they will do more cool things with this version.

Comment space? (Score 1) 82

The basic idea is appealing, but surely you could do it better by rfid tagging the tools or something. The toolbox seems totally impractical:
1)You have to get out your phone/tablet to open my toolbox. Don't stick your phone charger in there!
2)This is super wasteful of space.The entire top tray of the box now holds 2 wrenches, 2 sockets, a volt meter, and a couple of things I can't really identify.Mine, without all the fancy foam and sensors holds a socket SET, a wrench SET, a volt meter, and some other random stuff. Now, maybe if you're building special task specific kits, that's not a big deal, but if all your tool boxes triple in size, surely at some point that turns into a health and safety concern for the technicians that have to drag the things around...

Comment Applicability (Score 1) 153

I'll be the first to say that the autonomous killing machines scare me. But I don't think the 3 laws have anything to do with anything either. The 3 laws are based on having something that is smart enough to actually comprehend what it is looking at (a human) and what it is doing (hurting that human) As far as I know, all current "killer robots" are just computers following a set of rules fed in by some programmer, which is not the same thing at all.

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