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Comment Re:What are they mostly used for? (Score 1) 406

I know longer worry the whole ride home if the phone going off in my pocket is a crisis, or something I can safely ignore.

How do you know, by looking at your watch vs your phone, that the unknown phone calling you is not the hospital emergency room calling you because a loved one was just in an accident?

Most newer car stereo systems have Bluetooth connectivity to your phone so you can see who is calling you and even answer the phone hands-free without ever touching your phone.

Don't get me wrong, I love Apple products, but the reasons you listed are not enough to make me want to get an Apple Watch.

Comment Re:Useless account creation (Score 1) 123

People think I am weird if I don't like to create an account if I can help it and often don't use a service if it forces the issue for some nebulous reason.

Then stuff like this happens. Again. And even more services force account creation.

Even if you don't create an account, the company still has your name, email and mailing address, and credit card info if you actually bought anything. That is why I only use virtual credit cards on websites, or PayPal.

Comment Re: Applying tort to patents (Score 1) 455

It doesn't matter - Apple is not using external counsel. They have a whole stable of lawyers that they can pick from in order to make this go away.

Do you really think that a company of Apple's size doesn't get sued constantly ....

Do you think that stable of lawyers are just sitting in a room waiting for a case to handle? All of their lawyers are working on something so that means they will have to stop working on whatever they are doing to handle this. That costs them time and money.

Comment Re: Well, at least someone made money (Score 1) 71

and the workers on the ground who were offered stock options that can't trade for months (or years) after IPO, that get screwed.

You don't know how IPOs work. When the company I worked for went IPO, any employees that had vested shares had the option to sell shares at the IPO price. Yes, there is a lockout period after the IPO, but anyone that had shares cold sell them if they wanted to. There were a lot more BMWs, Mercedes, and Audis at the company after our IPO, and it wasn't just the founders and executives.

Comment Re: seaweed taste for cows (Score 1) 283

humans, as well as many other animals, I susprct, typically do not like the feel of gas emission, and it does not interrupt the feeding process as gas tries to go back up the esophagus. Gastric juices damage the esophageal walls.

I doubt that the cows are smart enough to remember that the seaweed gave them less gas, and therefore they should eat that instead. I'm sure the cow will go for whatever tastes the best, if any.

Comment Re:$15-$18 million of real money or FIFA money? (Score 2) 149

For example, $15 million dollars owned by EA.

Unless players can also purchase coins from EA (which I don't think you can do), then they didn't steal $15 million from EA. They sold the coins on the black market to other players who used the coins to get whatever you can get from the EA store. If you google "FIFA Ultimate Team coins" you will find a hundred sites where you can purchase coins.

This is no different than the gold farmers in World of Warcraft, except they found a way to get coins much quicker than you could from gold farming.

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