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Comment: Re:What I think would be most useful (Score 1) 471

by Totenglocke (#47872677) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?
Well 4) (GPS on a bike / motorcycle) is more about the "turn left in 100 feet" or the audio directions would be a lot more useful than trying to figure out something with your phone while riding.

In case of (3), if there's a message so important that it's worth interrupting a meeting for (why else would you check notifications?), just have your secretary check on it and warn you in person when such a message comes in.

First off, most people don't have "secretaries" to take their messages. Secondly, it allows you to discreetly tell if the incoming alert is just an email that you don't care about or your wife saying that she has to take one of the kids to the hospital. A quick glance at your wrist lets you know if you can just ignore it or if you need to leave. Also, how is glancing at a notification "interrupting" a meeting? Something tells me that you don't attend many meetings....

Comment: What I think would be most useful (Score 5, Interesting) 471

by Totenglocke (#47872131) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?
The things that I can currently think of that I'd use a smartwatch for - 1) GPS / pedometer for running 2) music (without the need for a phone) while working out 3) discreetly checking notifications during meetings 4) navigation when riding a bike / motorcycle. I realize not everyone would value these and will say "JUST USE YOUR PHONE!", but for a $200 - $250 smart watch, I'd definitely drop down the money for these apps.

Comment: Re:dear NYPD thug, (Score 1) 170

by Totenglocke (#47835941) Attached to: NYPD Starts Body Camera Pilot Program

but as soon as there is evidence rather than heresy they tend to back off and hang the cop out to dry Not true at all. I've sat in my local courthouse to watch for a few hours and see what really goes on - I watched multiple cases where there was no evidence at all, simply a cop's claims and they all resulted in guilty verdicts.

Comment: Re:dear NYPD thug, (Score 1) 170

by Totenglocke (#47835099) Attached to: NYPD Starts Body Camera Pilot Program
I'm going to take a shot in the dark (no pun intended) and guess you've never been in a court room. The police, district attorney / prosecutor, the public defender, and the judge are all best friends. It's a rigged system and they will not turn on their friends, because as the police bring in BS cases it keeps the public defender employed, keeps the DA / local prosecutor employed, and it lets the judge get re-elected by saying they're "tough on crime".

Comment: Re:its the cops, not the cameras. (Score 3, Insightful) 170

by Totenglocke (#47835065) Attached to: NYPD Starts Body Camera Pilot Program
I'm sure plenty of people here will be outraged by this, but the fastest way to fix issues with police brutality / police corruption is to ban police unions. The union always fights tooth and nail to keep bad officers from being fired and in the rare instance where a bad cop does lose their job, the union frequently tries to get them reinstated (like Officer Harless from Canton, OH who was fired after public outrage over video of him threatening to murder a man pulled over for a traffic stop).

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