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Comment: Re:Technically, it's not a "draft notice" (Score 2) 200

I just ran across my Selective Service packet from the 80s. I had thought they discontinued it, but I guess I was incorrect.

>And yes, female US citizens are not subject to this at all.
Clearly sexism, but it doesn't really matter because they won't reinstate the draft. The government couldn't get away with insane crap like the Iraq invasion if anyone's kids could wind up there.

Comment: Screen time (Score 1) 85

by Jeff Flanagan (#47400177) Attached to: Netflix Is Looking To Pay Someone To Watch Netflix All Day
It would be nice if these viewers could log actor's screen time so that could be used in ranking when searching for actors. I did a search for Steve Coogan, and he was only in the first search result "In The Loop" for about a minute. Peter Capaldi, the next Doctor, was good in it though, so it was worth watching.

Comment: No health tracking? (Score 2) 129

by Jeff Flanagan (#47399803) Attached to: Android Wear Is Here
Why would anyone want to strap a watch to their wrist if it's not picking up heart rate, body temp, movement, etc... If it just has Android functionality, I already have a HTC One M8 that can do everything it does and more. I'll stick with my Basis smart watch until I can get the health tracking and the Android functionality in the same package.

Comment: Re:Faith in God (Score 2) 296

by Jeff Flanagan (#47376035) Attached to: Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned
Making fun of stupid, superstitious beliefs is now bigotry? How else do you suggest getting religious chumps to wise up? Education cures many of them as young people, but once someone has failed to reason their way out of religion by adulthood, they're very resistant to reality-based information. Are you a religious chump?

Comment: Re:Non-competes should not make you unemployable (Score 1) 272

by Jeff Flanagan (#47370033) Attached to: Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job
>The only way that's sustainable is if they compensate you for never being able to make a living again.

Correct. A non-compete is only ethical if it comes with enough cash that you don't have to work in your field for many years. The alternative is having a former employer continue to control the employee without compensation, which is slavery.

Comment: Re:Counter-suit (Score 1) 272

by Jeff Flanagan (#47370003) Attached to: Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job
>I'm going to be surprised if Amazon wins this one, even in the People's Democratic Republic of California.

You seem out of touch with reality. Civilized people do much more to protect the little guy, so non-competes do not fly in California. It's the employer-worshiping conservatives (all hail the job-creators) that you have to watch out for.

Comment: Re:Consumers are fickle (Score 2) 242

by Jeff Flanagan (#47362395) Attached to: Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch
>Wasn't it only a year or two ago about how we were congratulating ourselves on not having to wear watches, >because hey, everyone's got a smart phone and you can just check the time on that.

That was obviously short-sighted and just plain dumb. And I say that as someone who made that very claim. I just didn't anticipate all the health tracking and messaging functionality that would become available in watches.

>I don't wear a watch day-to-day. When I do wear one, it's with a suit as a fashion accessory. And I seriously doubt smart watches will ever look classy. Flashy, yes. Classy, no.

Smarter people don't really care about a watch looking "classy" since that's just a euphemism for an embarrassing show of wealth. We want functionality that will enhance our lives.

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