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Comment: Re:Demographics problem (Score 1) 326

by alen (#46788591) Attached to: Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

a lot of car makers can build cars in the USA profitably. even small cars. except GM and Ford

part of the problem is the factories are old and there is no more room to expand. but then you have stupid union rules that say you have to deliver parts to one end of the factory so some guy can move them over to the end where they are needed

Comment: Re:There will be an inevitable reaction against th (Score 4, Funny) 54

by alen (#46787799) Attached to: The Internet of Things and Humans

yeah, but imagine your fridge linked to Fresh Direct or the Amazon grocery delivery service and automatically ordering food for you whether you want it to or not. Epicness

or you can put your bread into the toaster at night and then use your phone to toast it the next morning before you get out of the shower so you don't have to do it manually

Comment: prices differ in NYC as well (Score 1) 163

by alen (#46748093) Attached to: The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

but it depends on how close you are to a local attraction or work site. i had to drive into manhattan today and parked in the $25 garage because it's the closest one to where i work. sure i can find a cheaper spot but then it's a 10 minute walk for me

and it's not my money. i get pre-tax parking benefits from my employer and pay with a special credit card

Comment: Re:The system in NYC is so worthless anyway... (Score 2) 104

by alen (#46724317) Attached to: NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

and almost every A grade has 10 points of violations for nonsense like certificates not being displayed in the open or something similar. take those away from a C and you get a B which is mostly stuff like food not being kept at a warm or cold enough temperature because in some cases the food being served is not supposed to be overheated or over chilled.

Comment: what is the point of search on a TV box? (Score 1) 130

by alen (#46696861) Attached to: Apple, Google, and Amazon's Quest For One Remote Control Is Futile

for live TV i usually only watch sports and i know which games are on which channels and at what times
my wife will watch some reality shows and she knows when they are on as well
for netflix i have profiles and lists set up
HBO Go i have a list as well
for premium movies i will rent from itunes or vudu. netflix is usually crap for a decent movie so i don't even bother searching for it

i don't know why anyone would sit down and search for a specific show playing live or on a streaming service. anyone who watches a show on TV knows the times that its on or will go to the cable provider's on demand service to watch it if they missed the last showing. or they will have it in their Hulu queue

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