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Comment: Re:Slaves of Dubai (Score 3, Insightful) 265

Someone sounds jealous...

Someone is well-informed.

Which has nothing to do with a dome, and everything to do with Dubai... The reaction to the dome is unfounded panic. Dubai will separate the people because Dubai separates the people. Dome, or no dome.

Comment: Re:Cool solution looking for a problem (Score 5, Informative) 427

by houstonbofh (#47319645) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?
This is dead on. I have a rather nice and somewhat expensive watch. Yes, it is nice to be able to check the time riding my motorcycle, or to know how long I have been scuba diving. And yes the new watches can do that. But I have had my watch for 14 years, and it is still a nice and stylish piece of jewelry. I also have a very nice watch I inherited that is significantly older. Performs a time keeping function, but is mostly jewelry. But I would have a hard time investing a few grand in a watch that would be obsolete in 2 years, and would need a new battery (or charging) every night. So for me, the answer is "It ain't happening."

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