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Comment: Re:in my opinion this guy is like Jenny McCarthy (Score 1) 300

by ZipK (#49498587) Attached to: Columbia University Doctors Ask For Dr. Mehmet Oz's Dismissal

How DARE he question Monsanto or even suggest that food from their genetic engineering be labeled.

So if I were to say that 2+2=4 and the moon is made of green cheese, you'd side with me on both issues because you agree with one? Whether or not you give him a pass on GMO labeling, there's plenty of quackery left on the table.

Comment: How many watches were preordered? (Score 1) 289

by ZipK (#49463339) Attached to: Report: Apple Watch Preorders Almost 1 Million On First Day In the US

Apple Watch Preorders Almost 1 Million On First Day In the US

957,000 people preordered the Watch on Friday

On average, each buyer ordered 1.3 watches

So did they actually sell 957,000 x 1.3 = 1, 244,100 watches? Because "more than 1 Million watches" would have been a better headline.

Comment: High Density Punch Cards (Score 2) 228

by ZipK (#49453491) Attached to: 220TB Tapes Show Tape Storage Still Has a Long Future
Why isn't anyone reporting on IBM's advances in punch card microscopy? By reducing the size of the punch hole and using modern encoding systems, they've greatly increased the amount of data that can fit on a standard Hollerith card. Those who can't wire the plugboard of an IBM 407 are going to be left behind.

Comment: Re:Not a watch (Score 5, Informative) 111

but a good mechanical watch in a stanless steel case can still cost $10,000 - because of the intricate, hand-assembled internals

A good mechanical watch in a stainless steel case costs a few hundred dollars or less. $10,000 watches are jewelry whose price is inflated primarily by artificial scarcity and brand management.

Comment: Re:It's win-win. (Score 2) 111

Tag Heuer brings the idiots willing to pay ridiculous money for a watch.

Tag Heuer customers don't pay truly ridiculous money for watches, because Tag Heuer is a piker in the luxury watch market. Google and Intel need to partner with Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Bulgari, Chopard, Franck Muller, Patek Philippe and others if they want to get into serious levels of ridiculous.

Comment: Re:This ex-Swatch guy doesn't have a clue (Score 1) 389

While i'm not a huge watch guy I have a very nice watch that was my great-grandfather's and has been passed down for several generations and it still works well.

"Works well" as long as you're willing to live on an unsupported, back-level version of time.

Comment: Re:Criticism (Score 1) 167

by ZipK (#49168867) Attached to: Marissa Mayer On Turning Around Yahoo

Your definition of "many" isn't a big enough number to be a viable source of income for keeping a smartphone manufacturer alive.

Actually the problem is more with the value of "miss," than it is with "many." Many of us miss the keyboard, but not enough to give up all the other features and apps ecosystem of a modern smartphone.

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock. -- Henny Youngman