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Comment: Re:Nobody cares about VR (Score 1) 105 105

Who wouldn't want to be able to carry around their own movie screen?

Hello ? Smartphone, tablet, laptop, portable DVD players, ...
I don't like wearing glasses. But what I really don't like is wearing bulky glasses. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this sentiment.

History is full of people saying things will fail that are now commonplace. How many people said the iPod or iPad would be a flop? People said the same about the GUI, homeless carriage, and any number of things.

And the line of vaporware wraps a few times around the earth.

Comment: Re:Nobody cares about VR (Score 1) 105 105

VR combined with an automated (and reliable, working with a good percentage of the population) induction of an alternate mental state will lead to gaming that matches the reality levels of a lucid dream.

I think that's still pretty far in the future. We don't really understand the brain enough to do that.
And even if we did there are legal, health and general safety issues that need to be explored beforehand.

Comment: Re:Responses (Score 1) 242 242

I don't really think it's all about competence. If you enforce the use of "complicated tools" (GPG)
you'll be perceived as working against the company. And your job could be on the chopping block next quarter.
Also while I think password hashing and salting should be mandatory I've received numerous calls from higher-ups wanting to know their "forgotten passwords".
So even that can that can be seen as you working against the bosses :(.

Comment: Re:Return, Reload, Repeat as necessary. (Score 1) 814 814

Presumably when you are very far away and invisible to the enemy, you fly back to where ever you came from, reload, and repeat until the enemy has no planes left. I think this is generally the idea behind the whole F-35 concept.

Yeah, but once radar tech catches up you lose that tactic.

Comment: Re:Switzerland (Score 2) 266 266

I have a lot of friends throughout Europe and another thing is that generally to be rich in Europe is to be looked down upon quite harshly in a general sense. Way more so than in the US.

Yes, the reason we don't have a lot of successful entrepreneurs is because of the social stigma of being rich. Why doesn't anybody step up for this repressed minority !

You're at Witt's End.