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Comment: I had a smartwatch before it was mainstream (Score 3, Insightful) 358

by MindPrison (#47439643) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?
My first smartwatch was a Seiko Data 2000, it was released in 1983 - and had a 4-line dot-matrix LCD display that lasted surprisingly long. It had an external keyboard with induction technology to transfer the data from the keyboard to the watch.

Since then, there has been numerous PIM watches released over the years, some with icons, some databanks etc. And 5 years ago - I bought a Chinese Watch-Phone with mp4 playback/recording, spy-camera, GSM-phone, Bluetooth (stereo) headset and a color touch screen with a mini stylus hidden in the wristband itself.

I used it the first 2 weeks to show off to my friends, I had to make numerous phone calls with it because no one at that time would believe that it actually worked as a phone, but yes - it most certainly did...and this was WAY before the well-known brands came with their limited "smart" watches, this thing could already do more than their stuff today.

I think I wrote...I used it for 2 weeks, gave it away to a watch-collector as a christmas present, because honestly...I'd never use it.

Comment: Netflix doesn't get me... (Score 1) 86

by MindPrison (#47400267) Attached to: Netflix Is Looking To Pay Someone To Watch Netflix All Day
You see, Netflix has a fancy recommendation engine that suggests movies and shows you might like based on your prior viewing habits

Fancy schmansy...explain this:

When I got Netflix, I watched all the episodes of Breaking Bad, the two seasons of House Of Cards, Batman and a heap of 80s movies, and guess what it tells me?!

Top 10 recommendations for MindPrison: Dora the explorer, Go-Diego-Go, Lazytown, The Backyardigans...oh I'm not even going to go on, when I browsed for more results, it even came up with top Chick-flicks to watch. Yep, they need humans instead of an algorithm.

Comment: Re:The smell of YOU! (Score 1) 415

by MindPrison (#47397417) Attached to: Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

If it is in your home, one would assume a great many things would smell like you, namely your clothes bed, couch, fridge, chairs, table, door handles, bathrooms, and any number of other things that would all register as false positives were that the case.

I agree with you on that, but it makes a lot of sense as the culprit would probably have used the drive quite a lot, especially during certain acts *no further descriptions needed*, I'd expect certain secretions to become transferred to the surface of that drive making it unusually easy for any dog to sniff out. You know how small micro-SD cards are, right? Imagine someone hiding it in-between the wafering of a cardboard box, or perhaps a crack in the wallpaper? Surely that must give off the odor of the contaminated SD-card rather than the wallpaper? It's not like you touch the wallpaper all the time etc.?

Still plausible in my world.

Comment: The smell of YOU! (Score 1) 415

by MindPrison (#47397307) Attached to: Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory
At first, I had a real good laugh when I read this. There's no way the dog can smell certain memory cards with certain content on it, anyone with half a decent brain and some knowledge in electronics knows this.

But then it occurred to me, it's not the card/usb-stick the dogs are smelling, it's the fact that some human touched it, probably repeatedly from using the USB-memory (or harddrive) for a long time, this is bound to leave your human scent on them, and thus making it easy for the amazing dog nose to sniff it out.

Yeah, I'd say that's fully plausible!

Comment: Goldman Sachs is one of the most dangerous... (Score 3, Interesting) 346

by MindPrison (#47375557) Attached to: Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails
...companies in the world.

This is a test case for them, it's all about control and it's all about the money.

Do you guys remember this: "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws."?
Well, you better remember it - and understand what it means, because your FREEDOM is at stake!

Cryptic to you?

Comment: Judged by your car... (Score 3, Funny) 131

by MindPrison (#47344639) Attached to: Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car
You: Google Car - Start please!
Car: Access denied, user not recognized.
You: (tries to get closer to the camera). Google CAR! START PLEASE!
Car: Access denied, user not recognized.
You: #%!" *ss car, GOOGLE CAR - START PLEASE!!!
Car: Voice unreadable, can't understand the word *ss car.
You: (getting mad, swearing excessively). GOOGLE CAR - START THE F******* CAR RIGHT NOW! (stares into the camera like a mad man).
Car: User Too Ugly Error 404

(now, imagine what happened to the car)

Comment: Over 30yo+ you won't see the difference anyway. (Score 1) 186

by MindPrison (#47258737) Attached to: 4K Monitors: Not Now, But Soon
I'm not a young person anymore, but I've been on the tech wagon since I was 8 years old. And I have to admit that I was one of those people touting the high-resolution thing and pushed it forward all the time (I even made a living in the graphics industry).

But there is such a thing as too much. After 720p...over 2 meters away from the television set, despite having Air-Pilot approved eyes, I still could not HONESTLY see the difference between a 50 inch 720p and a 50 inch 1080p, honestly - I could not!

I'd rather have a TV that can be seen perfectly from any angle, super-fast refresh rate for my gaming needs (my current LG 47" inch TV sports a 4ms refresh rate), but there is still room for improvement. And I'd love for these screens to be in the OLED department instead of the LED (Aka...TFT with LED backlight) we have now.

God made machine language; all the rest is the work of man.