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Comment: Re:The average Slashdotter . . . (Score 1) 196

by farnham (#43249959) Attached to: Google Reportedly Making a Smartwatch, Too

Maybe you are entirely uninformed but the Sony product referenced above _did_ display notifications from a smart phone.

I bought one for $20 on one of the one day deal sites. While it had some bugs it did work. However after using it for a week, I forgot about it on it's charger for a month and then decided the whole thing was dumb.

I came to the conclusion that I don't really need notifications on my wist, I don't like a watch that has to be charged frequently, and I don't like non-waterproof watches.
Further, these days I see a watch as a man's jewelry. I wear a Seiko automatic most days. It's a little old fashioned and "Accurate enough". Maybe someday I'll get the Ball Engineer or vintage Omega Speedmaster Moon I'd like to have.

Comment: Re: backward compatability (Score 1) 648

by farnham (#43223229) Attached to: Supreme Court Upholds First Sale Doctrine

If you had any familiarity with current ebooks, you would know already that the vast majority of what you called for is implemented. The only thing missing is your waste of perfectly good space idea for "Pages". There is no need for pages when you have hyperlinks and a back button. But you would know that if you had used a kindle.

Comment: Re:Huh? What's "mango"? (Score 1) 147

by farnham (#37740940) Attached to: Microsoft Pays $44 Million To Samsung and Nokia For Mango Marketing

I had a windows mobile 6.5 phone, a Samsung intrepid. Ungodly piece of shit it was. Yeah, it worked pretty cool when I got it but the lack of updates, fixes, new bugs introduced in the one update it ever got, and utter lack of ease of use made it a huge loser for me. Using that thing was like trying to use a laptop for a phone. No ease of use, no polish, no intuitiveness anywhere.
My Evo 3d is about a thousand times better, if not more.
  I will never, never, never, but a windows phone again.

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