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Comment: History repeating (Score 4, Insightful) 251

by Fear the Clam (#46572737) Attached to: 3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

I think I've picked up a few skills and I can actually see myself making a little money on the side creating and selling items.

Just like everyone in the late '80s was going to use desktop publishing to make a mint doing flyers and low-end restaurant menus and ten years later everyone was going to make a mint designing websites.

Comment: Re:Ender's Game (Score 1) 186

by Fear the Clam (#45744465) Attached to: What Sci-Fi Movies Teach Us About Project Management Skills

Ender sees the great potential in his team, even in the misfits and castaways, but he also has high expectations for them to reach that potential. That is what I try to do as a leader.

I try to emulate Ender too, but I prefer his "If you have a bunch of assholes impeding progress kick their leader to death. The others will fall in line" approach to team building.

Comment: Re:iPad (Score 1) 370

by Fear the Clam (#45645265) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Easy Wi-Fi-Enabled Tablet For My Dad?

Whoa, buddy, who shit in your cornflakes this morning?

The increased resolution works even when type is enlarged. Even old folks can tell that. My father is 78 and can easily appreciate the resolution difference between the iPad 2 and 3 (it's called having glasses that work). And yes, that increased resolution makes properly ripped movies look better too. Or do you somehow think that people in their 70s are too blind to appreciate the higher resolution there, too?

The camera is because while maybe the guy only says he wants to do a couple of things, it leaves the option open to him to use the camera. For someone so het up about eyesight issues, surely you already knew that the camera app also works as a magnifying glass, right?

But hey, go ahead and only answer the feature set part of the question rather than actually analyzing the problem. Maybe you could post like an patronizing twat while you're at it.

Comment: Re:How about a DNA sensor by spitting at the phone (Score 1) 303

I predict a day in the not-to-distant future where lazy consumers will tire of having to touch their devices to unlock them and will demand a DNA sensor that lets you unlock phones by spitting at them.

Even better, a DNA analyzer that requires a semen sample. Just to make things more secure, an image of the owner's choice will be displayed on the access screen to "inspire" them to produce the sample. If it's not your cup of tea, then it will just be an extra security feature, making things more more difficult to produce a sample.

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