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Comment: 1980s (Score 1) 254

by Rary (#45895113) Attached to: I think wearable computing will take off...

I had a calculator watch back in 1983. Doesn't that count?

Here's my bold prediction: Nobody other than hardcore nerds will ever really want to wear any device other than a watch (if anyone will still wear those) or a bluetooth headset. As the years go by we will carry even more powerful and versatile devices in our pockets than we do today. Google Glass and its ilk will never be more than a novelty item.

Comment: Worst Poll Options in a Loooong Time (Score 0) 312

by Rary (#45852093) Attached to: No. of vehicle license types I hold:

I know we're not supposed to complain about poll options, but when they're this bad, I think it's mandatory. As hard as I try, I can't find a single option that even comes close to fitting. There isn't a "none of the above" or even a joke option that I could default to. There are two options that probably apply to about 80% of the population, with the remaining options applying to maybe 1% of the population combined, leaving the other 19% without anything to choose from.

At a minimum, the following options are necessary to make this poll even remotely usable:

  • None - I rely solely on walking/biking/public transit/other.
  • 2 or 3 - mixture of ground and air/water related

Comment: Re:food (Score 1) 641

by Rary (#45578869) Attached to: Lawsuits Seek To Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal Persons

so does that mean that when a mountain lion kills a deer then it should be tried for murder?

I don't recall any mountain lions claiming to be a civilized society. I also don't recall any mountain lions having the knowledge and ability to survive any other way, especially being that they're obligate carnivores.

Comment: Re:food (Score 1) 641

by Rary (#45578623) Attached to: Lawsuits Seek To Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal Persons

I'm sorry but there's no difference between livestock (chicken, cows, horses, etc...) and experiment sujects (mice, chimps, dogs, etc...)

I agree. Free them all. There's no reason for an advanced, "civilized" human society to treat living, sentient* creatures as products to consume.

*For bob's sake, please look up the word before replying with the standard Slashdot anti-animal-sentience nerd rage.

Comment: Re:Make Good Use of Them (Score 1) 253

by Rary (#43113077) Attached to: Lucas Says Ford, Fisher and Hamill May Return For Next Star Wars

Rumour has it that Ford's deal is a fairly significant part. I'm not sure that he'd be interested in just a cameo, to be honest. He doesn't owe Lucas squat, and has done so much since then that he barely remembers those movies, so if he's on board, it's because it's worth it for him to be on board. Sure, his role won't be as significant as in Crystal Skull, obviously, but he'll get a few action scenes and lots of dialogue, I'm sure.

I just hope he's still flying the Falcon. It's not a Star Wars movie without the Falcon breaking down (again).

Comment: Re:will be abused in 3...2...1... (Score 1) 106

by Rary (#42875925) Attached to: Twitter, American Express Letting People Purchase Goods Via Hashtag
Additionally, the person will have had to intentionally sync their card with their Twitter account to enable this in the first place. It's a stupid idea from a consumer perspective, although kind of brilliant from a marketing perspective, as now not only do we make purchases but we announce them to the world, but it's not nearly as prone to abuse as folks here are making it seem.

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