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Comment: Re:situation awareness (Score 1) 404

by Wovel (#48141643) Attached to: Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Plane crashes, I will know. What about people that fall asleep? Are reading a book? Have ear plugs in? When I couldn't use my headphones I had earplugs in and read a book. I was much less aware than I am listening to music and looking at my phones.

These arguments are all absurd. There are only two groups of people that want the ban: people who rarely or never fly and fly attendants. Flight attendants just don't like the fact that it is much more obvious they are being ignored. It is a bit confusing though. I talk to flight attentands a couple of times a week and nearly all of them think the ban was stupid and lifting it was a good thing. So really this is about some curmudgeonly Luddite running the union.

Comment: Re: You "mind isn't as sharp"? (Score 1) 234

by Wovel (#47939021) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

That's silly. Sure the #1 player is in their 20's. What on earth does that have to do with learning new things? The younger trend for ranked chess players likely has a lot more to do with the fact that there is almost no money it .

Since there are players that were world chess champions for spans of 20 years or longer, your logic makes sense. Since we are the same age, I don't believe your failing logic is a product of your aging mind.

Comment: Re:No good for older iPhones (Score 1) 216

by Wovel (#47933705) Attached to: iOS 8 Review

Seriously. Your complaining that stopped providing updates for devices more than 4 years old. Interesting position in a world where you can go out and buy a brand new Android device today and have a 50% chance of ending up with something that will never support the current version of Android. Forget about any of them ever supporting a future version.

How do people come up with this ridiculous stuff.

Comment: Re:Oh noes, I haz been hacked! (Score 1) 610

by Wovel (#47908189) Attached to: Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Didn't happen. If it did happen , it was a darwin moment. Even following the directoions in the text message the carrier sends whenever you land in a foreign country would have prevented it. By the way, even at AT&Ts 19.95 a meg it would not have been 1000s of dollars.

Heuristics are bug ridden by definition. If they didn't have bugs, then they'd be algorithms.