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Comment: Re:Cool solution looking for a problem (Score 1) 427

by Ultra64 (#47326053) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

"They can't really hang it off their belt because it's too big and unwieldy, it's a solid slab in their pocket, so the phone migrates to less and less convenient locations."

I wonder how many people who say this have actually used one of the larger screens.

My Galaxy note 3 is huge compared to my old iphone, but fits in my pocket perfectly comfortably.

Comment: Re:I don't want "smart-home" (Score 1) 88

"are you expecting us to believe that you genuinely don't understand the fears of those in this forum who oppose your optimistic view of the way data collected on customers of these services will be used?"

Yes. All I hear is a bunch of Chicken Little's freaking out because Google will know what temperature they like their house to be when they wake up in the morning.

Comment: Re:I don't want "smart-home" (Score 1) 88

"An ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument"

"Sorry, since this is Slashdot I was expecting that I would be speaking to a rational adult.
Forgot that school's out."

You disregard my argument on the basis that you think I am still in school.

How is that not ad hominem?

Comment: Re:I don't want "smart-home" (Score 1) 88

>FYI, so you know - "dur, yer uh Luddite" is not a substitute for a valid argument

And ad hominem is soooo much better.

If you had actually read what I wrote you would have seen that my real suggestion was "Go to settings and turn 'GPS' to off".

Could you really not tell that the luddite remark was sarcasm?

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