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Comment: Re:Projected in field of vision... (Score 2) 67

While I agree that distracted driving is dangerous and and I also expect that CA will make this illegal. I would love to have something like this to project speed and directions (think distance to next turn and direction) in my motorcycle helmet. The down side of some of these laws is that it's designed to nack people from doing stupid/dangerous things but also stop usage models for augmented reality that might actually make things easier/safer. How many drivers look at the GPS display on the center dash board? Is that safer them having it displayed on the windshield or google glass?

Comment: Re:Relieved (Score 1) 369

by The_K4 (#42266007) Attached to: Google's Image Search Now Requires Explicit Queries For Explicit Results
In some ways the new flow is easier. If I don't want explicit results don't use explicit search terms. If I want explicit results use explicit keywords. Now people don't have to go into the setting and change something just to see different results. They also don't have to remember to turn them off.

Comment: Re:it's an arms race (Score 1) 1184

by The_K4 (#41154583) Attached to: White House Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standard
"so the real solution is to just get rid of the gas guzzling behemoths" - oh? will the smart car pull my boat? my RV? can I still pile 8 people into it? what about the guys who do landsacping and lawn mowing....they drive around pickpu truck loaded with stuff. Do people with big vehicle always use them for these activities? no. However getting rid of them will never really work as there is a need for them.

Comment: Re:A rate cap IS a download cap (Score 1) 211

by The_K4 (#39221155) Attached to: After Complaints, AT&T Solidifies, Increases Data Limit
Well the main point of the AT&T and T-mobile deal was for AT&T to get more spectrum. They have said pretty publicly that the current rate increases and enforcement of data caps are due to that deal failing and them not getting the spectrum they wanted/needed. I have AT&T and I get those txt messages warning me of my usage about every other month or so, so don't take this to mean I agree with them, but at the same time....what did you expect to happen when the merger got killed?

Comment: Re:How many Californians (Score 1) 462

by The_K4 (#37679264) Attached to: California Governor Vetoes Ban On Warrantless Phone Searches
Actually it's two terms total since November 6, 1990. So he is NOT term limited because both of his prior terms were before that. I was originally thinking it was 1980 and his second term counted, but I was wrong. However there is nothing in the qualifications about them being "consecutive".

IDEs With VIM Text Editing Capability? 193

Posted by timothy
from the one-keybinding-to-rule-them-all dept.
An anonymous reader writes "I am currently looking to move from text editing with vim to a full fledged IDE with gdb integration, integrated command line, etc. Extending VIM with these capabilities is a mortal sin, so I am looking for a linux based GUI IDE. I do not want to give up the efficient text editing capabilities of VIM though. How do I have my cake and eat it too?"

Comment: Re:Wrong problem (Score 3, Insightful) 475

by The_K4 (#29995632) Attached to: Low-Energy Laser Etching May Replace Fruit Labels
Or they Just don't care and ring it up as what ever apple they know the code for. Same with things like mustard greens and kale, it usually ends up getting rung up as green or red leaf lettuce. I suspect there are some who can tell all the fruit and veggies by sight, and some who check the tag, and then some who just pick a code they know that the stuff kinda looks like.

Comment: Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 186

by The_K4 (#28640333) Attached to: Murdoch Paper Reporters Eavesdropped On Celebrities' Voicemail
Or you are the photographer who is behind one endzone and is taking pictures of the players in the OTHER endzone. You might also be the photographer behind the center field wall and trying to get a good close-up of the batter that's usually also about 100 yards. These lens are often used in photography at pro-sporting events. The 46-foot focus on that is really not that far when you consider this distances involved in some sports. Yes, they are also used by paparazzi and stalkers. See here for some examples.

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