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Comment: Re:So what exactly is the market here. (Score 1) 729

by asylumx (#47865185) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments
I agree with you, but that doesn't mean I think they shouldn't make & market them. Who knows, maybe this will turn into something I find useful in a few years. As for now, this is overpriced for its capabilities and I don't like the extreme level of vendor lock-in we're seeing here -- but other people won't mind those factors and they are welcome to be the guinea pigs!

Comment: Re: No deaths? (Score 1) 174

by asylumx (#47851363) Attached to: Denver Latest City Hit By Viral Respiratory Infection That Targets Kids
I want to agree with you so badly because the GP is an obvious troll... but... Don't have to wait to do what until your kid is dead? There's no vaccine. Are you suggesting everyone should take their kids for asthma therapy right away?

And THAT is why it's news. Because it's a surprise and we are caught unprepared for it.

Comment: Re:It is much smaller than the iPads screens (Score 1) 116

by asylumx (#47815599) Attached to: E-Books On a $20 Cell Phone
Ya, I have to imagine they were talking about iPods and typoed the iPad --- I'm pretty sure there never was a 3.5" iPad, at least not on the market.

Also, agreed, this sounds like a very obvious slashvertisement for the specific phone they are referring to. Especially this part:

the $20 phone can do Acapela TTS, includes a 4GB memory card and works with cards of up to 32GB--easily enough for scads of pre-loaded books. Plus, the WiFi is great.

Either way, this is a terrible story.

Premature optimization is the root of all evil. -- D.E. Knuth

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