Beyond space exploration, we will need printed humans to fight against the Machines. The biggest problem with fighting AI is that they can reproduce faster than us. With printed humans we will even the odds. Of course, we may end up fighting a two fronts war: AI and printed humans.
Looks like a great product if I only look at the specs and pitch. But unfortunately I already own a Surface with Touch Keyboard, and that has tainted my impression. The original Surface is slow, keyboard is doesn't work well, Surface needs a flat surface to actually work well, and the UX.
* Slow => fixed by using Intel.
* Keyboard => no longer the mostly useless Touch Keyboard
* I'm hoping it's actually usable in my lap
Still issues (general experience with Win8; 1 desktop, 1 Surface RT):
* UX: there's no way getting around it, Win8 is schizo. In theory, on a Surface, I would never need to go to the desktop. But I have to switch to the Desktop to change settings like sleep mode timer and the built in version of Office. Win8 will some time let applications will install tons of random icons to the Start Screen, but not include the important ones such as the actual application link. Weird.
Hover over Flash elements is a serious usability issue. It works maybe 30% of the time in touch interface, the other 70% I would have to reach for the keyboard and hover my mouse over the element to control it.
The color of tiles does not make any sense. The tiles waste too much empty space and the text is too small for quickly identifying applications. I'm not 18 anymore so I don't have eagle eyes.
Trying to restore even the Surface back to "factory" takes 2+ hours. Then at least another 2 hours getting it updated. Why?
I have a "new" business for the future, sell things without advertising at a higher price.
"Oh, you don't the Google refrigerator, it doesn't let you open the door for beer until you have watched 30 seconds of beer commercials. You want this model, sure it's a bit more expensive but there's no eye tracking and you'll avoid all the malware associated with the Google model."
"Buy this thermostat, it lets you change the temperature without having to listen to beer commercials."
Why not Zoidberg? I mean both. I can't imagine hydrogen fuel being cheaper than charging at home within the next 20 years. But with hydrogen fuel cell you can have a relatively quick refueling for extended driving. Something like a hydrogen/electric plugin vehicle would be the most appealing to me.
I still use Firefox...on a Mac, occasionally. Actually, I don't use it but my wife does once in awhile. Her work requires either IE or Firefox. I miss the original Firefox philosophy: speed, stability, and security. OK, Firefox was never that stable (always leaking memory) and rarely the fastest. But it generally worked well and did the job.
Thanks General Mills, that makes it pretty simple. I know what cereal I won't be buying.
"There used to be this thing called Windows Gadgets. But I guess that wasn't cool and trendy enough."
Or useful enough. Remember there was Konfabulator (Yahoo bought them), Google Desktop (widgets, discontinued). Only one left and barely alive is Apple's Dashboard.
Would be a great recreational drug. There are times in my life where I would total love to feel like it lasted long. (That's what she said)
I could also use a Fast-Forward drug for those parts of the day that just keeps dragging.
But this isn't in Silicon Valley where $100K is really about $50K.
There's a job, if you're a COBOL programmer. In the last few months, I've had friends and relatives wishing they were proficient in COBOL or their company needed someone proficient in COBOL. I hear it pays $100K+.
Traffic data. There's been times where I would totally pay $5 for 30 minutes worth of good data rate to figure out the traffic. Unfortunately, the reason for that was because ATT network is terrible. I would get full-bars but no data would come through. So this partnership does nothing really because the ATT network can't handle the data they have right now.
Should have bought Here instead. I don't see what they gained with the Nokia handset business. It's basically a $7B buy for the Lumia line. Here/NavTEQ is really reliable data source. They've been in this mapping business for a long time and know what they're doing.
Radio Shack, it's like Best Buy if you don't have a Best Buy around, feel like paying 300% markup for basic items like a cable, and a lot less selection. I can't think of a way out for Radio Shack. Maybe start with changing their name to something not so out-date sounding.
I've had iPhones with ATT and Verizon, it has always defaulted to "Send as SMS" on for me. That's usually the first thing I turn off since it annoys people because some messages gets sent twice.
This is not really an issue when you switch phones, the problem is the other users has set to always to use iMessage. Normally, if a "message" don't reach an iPhone user in a set amount of time, the system defaults to sending it as a text. That's the default behavior of iOS out of the box. Some users have turn it off in Messages settings therefore the iMessage never delivers the message and continues to wait it out.
Why would someone turn off "Send as SMS"?
1) they're on Verizon or ATT and it's $10 minimum text plan,
2) the limit before it sends as SMS is really short (something around 5 seconds), and you don't want to annoy everyone with multiple iMessage and SMS for the same message
3) the user like knowing if the message actually arrived