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+ - Vibrating bike grips deliver 'handy' directions->

Submitted by conner_bw
conner_bw writes: The idea is simple, put SmrtGrips on your handlebars, launch the accompanying app to set up the notifications you want and enter your destination in your favorite mapping app. Then, put your phone away and the grips will guide you to the selected address. The right one vibrates when you need to turn right, the left one when you need to go left. The vibrations build in intensity as you near your turn.
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Comment: Re:Solve this once and for all... (Score 1) 254 254

by conner_bw (#48532181) Attached to: Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

The original poster makes a valid point which I agree with. That is, other languages have gender built into them and cannot be removed or argued out. Hell, Japanese has hierarchy and ego built into the language (Watashi, bokou, olé). An english centric view of the technical world is limiting, arrogant, and obtuse.

In the context of this specific flamewar, it is appropriate. (American english speaker going overkill on Dutch speaker for reasons far beyond the scope of the incident)

However, your reply, "panties in a bunch" is problematic. Here you imply that the only person who would care about such a stupid problem are women, because they are women? Or cross dressers?

There is IMHO a difference.

Comment: Old African word meaning can't configure Debian (Score 1) 304 304

by conner_bw (#45214945) Attached to: Torvalds: SteamOS Will 'Really Help' Linux On the Desktop

> It'll also force different distributors to realize if this is how Steam is going, they need to do the same

And! Force different *distributions* to support Unity! Because if this is how Steam is going (Ubuntu), they need to do the same. /me ducks

Comment: Re:Unfriendly Elitists (Score 1) 372 372

by conner_bw (#45214647) Attached to: Wikipedia's Participation Problem

Yes, elitist, exactly. And, historicaly, not shy to voice it? It's kind of ironic that the man who wants to fix a participation problem that started in 2007, held the opinion that there is no such problem in 2006?

"The idea that a lot of people have of Wikipedia," he noted, "is that it's some emergent phenomenon - the wisdom of mobs, swarm intelligence, that sort of thing - thousands and thousands of individual users each adding a little bit of content and out of this emerges a coherent body of work." But, he (Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia) insisted, the truth was rather different: Wikipedia was actually written by "a community ... a dedicated group of a few hundred volunteers" where "I know all of them and they all know each other". Really, "it's much like any traditional organization."

Source: http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whowriteswikipedia

Comment: Re:October 17th Conspiracy Theorists Welcome! (Score 1) 358 358

by conner_bw (#45085057) Attached to: 90% of Nuclear Regulators Sent Home Due To Shutdown

> What do you mean goes mostly unnoticed?

Ie. Let's shut down the government because of a healthcare disagreements! And keep talking about healthcare disagreements! (and not that other thing that has nothing to do with anything don't look over there.)

"Ninety percent of baseball is half mental." -- Yogi Berra