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Comment: Re:I just want the new Nexus. (Score 2) 222

by iamhassi (#47893165) Attached to: iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

To me, I don't see anything interesting about the 6 and 6+ that would make it worth jumping from an iPhone 5S or even an iPhone 5.

MUCH BETTER BATTERY LIFE = 6+ battery is over twice as large as iPhone 5s battery, from 1,440 mAh to 2,915 mAh. While some might say "battery life will be the same because of the larger screen" it's been shown in iPad's that is not true, devices like the Mini have an enormous battery life despite the 8" screen and only a 4,490 mAh battery. If the 6+ can get just half the battery life of the Mini that will be a huge improvement from the battery life of the 5s. Apple is already reporting the 6+ will provide several hours more battery life than the 5s.
LARGER SCREEN = no dispute there
FINGERPRINT = 5s had fingerprint but 5 did not. That will make it much easier to unlock the phone and make iTunes payments
NFC = if mobile payments work out like they're saying this could be the best feature of the iPhone 6. It could mean never needing to get out your wallet and never having to worry about your credit card or identity stolen.
OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION = would help a lot when recording videos, optical image stabilization is usually much better than digital stabilization.
BETTER CAMERA = anyone that has bought a cheap camera knows big megapixel numbers do not mean a good camera. The iPhone 6 is still "only" 8 megapixels but adds a new iSight sensor and Focus Pixels technology for focusing faster.
MOTION CO-PROCESSOR = anyone that uses their phone while working out would like this. The A8 chip includes the new M8 motion co-processor which recognizes data from gyroscopes, accelerometers and compasses.

Comment: Re: What technology? (Score 2) 231

by iamhassi (#47828769) Attached to: Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?
I assume they mean computer related. In high school I was labeled a "hacker" because I went into the bios and disabled the hard drive of the computers in the computer lab. Even the "it guy" couldn't figure out how I "removed the hard drives without opening the cases" because the message just said "hard drive not found" so he thought I had somehow physically removed the hard drives. Since this was pre-Internet days there wants much help for error messages so he couldn't just google it to find the answer

Comment: Re: Apparently regulation is "socialist" (Score 2) 312

by iamhassi (#47812577) Attached to: Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany
Exactly this. Requiring professional drivers to have additional training and the proper insurance is a good thing. I can't believe Uber and Lyft have been able to get away with it in the US since normal car insurance in the US does not cover passengers if they are paying for the ride. All it takes is one idiot with poor coverage to hit your car while you're driving around paying passengers and you're screwed, you'll have garnished wages for life and you'll lose anything of value so the courts can pay the medical expenses of your passenger

Comment: Re:Well at least they saved the children! (Score 1) 790

The bigger issue is how much effort Google is placing into search people's accounts for child porn

apparently a lot FTFA: "It’s why Google actively removes illegal imagery from our services -- including search and Gmail -- and immediately reports abuse to NCMEC. "

This is very scary. I wouldn't touch any google device or service with a ten foot pole. If I owned any google stock I would dump it all immediately. While this sounds all well and good, how long before google starts looking for stock tips or other information in email? They already said they will scan your emails for anything they want and you can't do anything about it: "how much privacy users can expect when using Google's services like email. In a word: none. A year ago, in a court brief, Google said as much. Then, in April, after a class-action case against Google for email scanning fell apart, Google updated its terms of service to warn people that it was automatically analyzing emails."

I'm putting my android devices on ebay, I don't want to use anything google for anymore than I have to. Google has gone from "don't be evil" to "only be evil"

Comment: Re: How many drivers? (Score 2) 84

by iamhassi (#47588863) Attached to: Driverless Buses Ruled Out For London, For Now
Will be as in inevitable or will be as in the jobs are in the future so they're not really "lost" since they don't exist yet? I'm guessing you mean both. Very few will be fired from driverless cars, I'm guessing most people will stop choosing a career as a bus driver. Besides 40 years is long enough that everyone who drives a bus now probably won't be in 40 years.
Taxi drivers could be replaced by smartphone apps, you'll tell your smartphone where you want to go and a taxi arrives to take you do the destination, no need to tell anyone in the taxi where you need to go so no problems with speech recognition or a language barrier

Comment: Re: Speech recognition (Score 1) 84

by iamhassi (#47588831) Attached to: Driverless Buses Ruled Out For London, For Now
Agreed, why would you need speech recognition on a bus? I can maybe understand on a taxi, but a bus just goes from one stop to another.

Anyone else notice it said next 4 decades? 40 years, yes everything will be driverless in 40 years. That's sort of obvious, we already have much of the driverless technology in many high end cars now, with them able to stay in a lane, adjust cruise control and even stop to avoid a collision.

Comment: Re: RACIST! (Score 1) 514

by iamhassi (#47574647) Attached to: Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step
This. The article was confusing, at first I thought he was against h-1b visas and wanted more Americans working, then it switched to not enough black programmers. There is a huge number of minorities working in the tech industry but it's not the black minority. Is Jesse Jackson supporting Americans or blacks only?

Comment: Re:It's Okay (Score 3, Informative) 725

by iamhassi (#47400759) Attached to: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

You must be an American if you equate liberal with socialist. In Europe, they tend to be the very opposite of each other.

Yep. The European Liberals actually stand for liberty. The American users of the name are the opposite — their first solution to any problem is to create a government agency responsible for solving it, as well as simply banning the use of anything potentially dangerous — and thus the proper name for them is Illiberal.

You're right: Liberalism in Europe
"In general, liberalism in Europe is a political movement that supports a broad tradition of individual liberties and constitutionally-limited and democratically accountable government. This usually encompasses the belief that government should act to alleviate poverty and other social problems, but not through radical changes to the structure of society."

A "liberal" in Europe wants smaller govt like conservatives do in America, while liberals in America want a bigger govt that has more control and attempts to eliminate poverty by equalizing income like a socialist would, like doubling minimum wage to the same wage most college graduates receive.

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