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

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

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

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.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 572

What has zero gravity research brought us? What have we learned that made a real impact on our lives? I just haven't seen any actual dividends from this research that has been going on quite awhile in the shuttle and ISS. I would really like to be enlightened if I'm way off base.
I really can't think of a thing.

Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions for scratch space after they are finished calling them?