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Comment Re:Agile/Scrum == hot potato (Score 4, Interesting) 397

Sadly I think this is way too true. What are people going to do when robots can build a house or a bridge? Or when everything else turns robotic, like cars. What are people going to do? The reality is that we will have to move to a world without money because no one will be able to make any. Only those at the top will have a source of income, ownership of the automation.

Reading that last sentence I wonder if Marx wasn't somewhat right. Those that own the means of production are going to end up with all of the power.

Comment Another explanation - waterproof (Score 1) 412

Perhaps there is another explanation, the goal of a waterproof phone. I've been following the patents that Apple has been taking out on Liquid Metal, and believe the goal is to create a completely sealed phone. There have been rumors that the lightning port is already waterproof. If so eliminating the other big open port, the mini jack, would make sense.

And yes the buttons are an issue, but Apple has many patents related to liquid metal that have waterproofing implications as well, one example

And Apple continues to file waterproofing patents

I don't think it's about slenderness. I think it's about having a phone that is molded with a waterproof casing with one port.

Comment Terminology (Score 1) 96

"reconstruction is impossible."

After watching things for awhile I would steer away from saying something's impossible. Highly unlikely, next-to-impossible. Something like that. But never underestimate the ability for technology to evolve to solve "impossible" problems. Or even finding a critical mistake (hello AM passwords!) that makes it not so impossible after all.

Comment Re:Lame excuse (Score 1) 307

But, but they are books! And if you read a book you're a better person than if you read the same words on a tablet. Oh, and I don't want watch TV (except for the things I do watch that don't "count" as TV).

Oh, and we should talk about food sometime.

Comment Re:Why do we need H.265? (Score 1) 184

My guess is that is exactly what this is designed for. Dedicated silicon. Think AppleTV, Fire, Chromecast (future version), or any of the other set top boxes. That's what they are targeting. This codec isn't about what consumers use on the desktop, it's about how video gets to their TV. Dedicated hardware has better copy protection (not approving just noting motive), and has the decoding power built in. So this fits right in.

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