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Comment: Like a Segway for your face (Score 1) 321

by ch-chuck (#43767927) Attached to: Head-mounted displays / sensors like Google Glass are:

someone said it's like a Segway for your face - that person also refered to riding a Segway a being a 'Dork on a stick'.

Having said that, I would actually be wearing one if available - while riding a segway, with my pocket protector and a slide rule attached to belt, glasses taped together from the last bully beating.

Comment: I need this (Score 1) 158

by ch-chuck (#40699091) Attached to: Al Franken Calls for Tight Rules on Facial Recognition Software

Being horrible with names it would be handy to have an augmented reality glasses at a party to remind me who I'm talking to, what their interests are, plus I think it would be helpful for others to know me also. Of course it will eventually be used so salespersons know what your tastes are and what to push.

Comment: Re:To put that in perspective (Score 1) 252

by ch-chuck (#40665607) Attached to: Record Setting 500 Trillion-Watt Laser Shot Achieved

There were plans for a TEA laser in Scientific American Amateur Scientist column once that claimed 100KW, which sounded absolutely astounding until you realize the beam pulses are only 10 nanoSeconds long - so an ordinary amount of energy from a 6volt battery charging up a capacitor looks fantastic when expressed as power, or energy per unit of time, cuz the denominator (time) is so small ;)

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955