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Comment: Re:Wearable device feasibility (Score 1) 180

by invid (#46638313) Attached to: A Third of Consumers Who Bought Wearable Devices Have Ditched Them
I wear glasses, and if they suddenly had a HUD that was smart enough to keep out of my direct line of sight unless I wanted it, and if they had a camera and could understand some basic hand gestures from me, and make a virtual keyboard if necessary, and if they had headphones integrated into the part that rested on my ears, and if they were a smart phone and GPS and video camera and web browser, and if they didn't cost more than your average smart phone, and if they looked like normal glasses, I would be ok with that.

Comment: Virtual World (Score 0) 497

by invid (#46429847) Attached to: Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"
Of course it will never be settled. Even if we are capable of comprehending all the laws of the universe and we do eventually figure them out to explain all observable phenomenon, it will always be logically valid to say there is something we haven't observed yet. Induction does not lead to logical truth. It is even possible (but unlikely) that the universe is actually completely chaotic with no laws, and what we see as gravity and the other forces just a really big coincidence.

Comment: Re:And Modern Chinese have no Native Cheese (Score 1) 64

by invid (#46366765) Attached to: Ancient Chinese Mummies Discovered In Cheesy Afterlife
My advice to Americans is to avoid dairy while in China. Every American I've known who ate dairy while in China was incapacitated with violent vomiting and diarrhea. Some needed to be hospitalized. The dairy technology and culture there isn't what it is in the west. I once asked a Chinese co-worker why he didn't like cheese. He said it was the smell. If I never had cheese before and then was confronted with a pile of feta I probably would feel the same way.

Comment: Re:Wouldn't work (Score 1) 313

by invid (#46366693) Attached to: Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?
When I took computer classes there were plenty of people who just didn't "get it". Pointers and memory addresses seemed to be a major road-block for those people. Of course, with high level languages these days pointers aren't a major concern. My suggestion would be that a computer class is mandatory, with a "Computer Fundamentals" class that just taught a little basic architecture and how to be a smart user for those who don't want to learn programming. Programming really isn't for everyone, but you need to know what a computer is and how to use it to be functional these days.

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