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Comment: Re:inb4 the first actual death (Score 1) 141

by Fishchip (#49323101) Attached to: "Google Glass Isn't Dead!" Says Google's CEO Eric Schmidt
I've never personally worried about people taking pictures of my kids but I'm a little self-conscious when I bring my DSLR to the park to take pictures of them playing for the grandparents -- like, if there are other kids there with their parents I try to not use the camera. When the MPs roll by on their routine patrols I always half-wonder if they're going to stop and ask me (an almost-middle-aged male) what I'm doing with kids and a camera.

I'm not sure where my caution comes from, I think it may be just from stories I've read about like this. I can see ubiquitous cell phones not being an issue, just because half the time when you see someone with a phone out they're taking a picture, but I always feel a bit weird with the full-sized camera, like there are unseen eyes judging.

Comment: Re:Great for nvidia but, (Score 1) 178

by Fishchip (#49322309) Attached to: Gaming On Linux With Newest AMD Catalyst Driver Remains Slow
I'm in the same position with my 7-year-old ThinkPad T61p (Quadro FX570M). To tie this back into drivers and complaining about nVidia's recent driver screwups, the latest drivers that work with the 8600GT actually accept the Quadro as a valid card and outperform the latest Quadro drivers. (Thank god I figured that out, I was getting sick of 60% fps drops every twenty seconds regardless of what I was playing.)

Comment: Re:Marriage (Score 1) 161

by Fishchip (#49208265) Attached to: Why It's Almost Impossible To Teach a Robot To Do Your Laundry
In my house this has just ended up as us having a basket for 'Don't wash this stuff because it's delicate woman things your man brain insists on treating like other laundry so I'm going to do it myself'.

Everything else is merely sorted by owner or function. Grownup clothes, little boy clothes (which is actually an astonishing amount), sheets and towels and other things of a practical, non-wearing nature. That's it. I brute-force laundry.

Comment: That word... (Score 1) 261

by Fishchip (#49124979) Attached to: The Case Against E-readers -- Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading On Paper
etc etc etc. People always forget the e-ink devices. probably because they're so boring and uncool and you can't Facebook or whatever the fuck on it. I really, really miss my PRS-300 and -600. I don't miss my tablets.

I wonder if this study would turn out any different if they excluded all tablets disguised as readers. E-ink only.

Comment: Re:physical buttons are better (Score 1) 269

by Fishchip (#48587189) Attached to: Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die
This is why I like the old Shuffle, the little square one with actual buttons. I stick my hand in my pocket, I know exactly how it's oriented and what button is where. No display, no problem. Low capacity, who cares, I randomize my playlist every time I go out. It's always been my favourite iPod.

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." -- The Wizard Of Oz