That's all well and good, but servers tend to have rules requiring mixed case, letters, numbers and special characters. These rules make passwords more challenging to remember. I can remember horsebatterystaple easily enough, but will quickly forget H0r$eBa77ery$7aple
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"Marriage" is a word describing a union of a man and a woman, removing them from their parents' households and joining them as the foundation of a new family unit. This word, and the corresponding words in other languages, have been understood this way for thousands of years.
I'm not a part of my parents' household. Does this mean that for me, "marriage" is impossible?
A real marriage is where one woman marries one man.
Sorry if that's difficult for you.
So only certain types of legal marriage (where I live anyway) are "real"? Yes, it is difficult for me to know which state-sanctioned things are real, and which are fake.
For that matter a gay baker shouldn't have to bake a cake for a real marriage.
A "real marriage"? Which marriages are real, and which are fake?
IM is great for quick questions, and it's not uncommon that a conversation that started as an IM will transition to an in-person discussion. E-mail is useful when you need a little more formality than IM, and can also be useful when instructions, or other details need to be shared.
Have you ever tried using iTunes (to sync your iPod) on a PC?
Thats an Apples to Oranges comparison. I was talking about what Apples ships on a new computer.
But no, I haven't.
Ok, then how about getting a Mac without iTunes?
It depends where you live. If you have to share a small street, made smaller by piles of snow, with cars, then biking may become significantly more dangerous in the winter. If there are dedicated bike lanes, then the story will be different.
I "currently" see no value in a smartwatch over my smartphone
I agree completely. I also have and love my current (Pebble) smartwatch. It's an accessory, not a replacement.
I also currently see no value in a bluetooth headset over my smartphone, but I've got one of those too.
I was a supporter of the original pebble, and I still love it. I feel no need to replace it with anything else because it already does everything I want. Also, it looks like the new one is slightly bigger, which makes me less interested. However, I support the company, and like their general philosophy -- that the watch should supplement, not replace your phone. I like the 7-day battery life, and the ability to read the thing even in direct sunlight.
I don't see a strong need for color, but as long as it looks good, I'll support it. I don't see the microphone as an important feature, but maybe I'd use it, I don't know. So yeah, I don't plan on buying one, but neither would I argue against them.
I like having the ability to control things with my smartphone, but my smartphone is definitely not the primary interface. The only case where I use my phone consistently is to control the thermostat. I'll turn on the heat via my phone as I'm leaving work so the house is warm when I arrive. If I'm hot/cold at night, I can adjust the temperature on my phone without getting out of bed. For most other tasks, however, it's easier to get up and walk to the appropriate switch.
It comes down to automating the tasks that make sense to automate. But as much as I enjoy being able to control my lights and garage remotely, I have to admit it serves little practical purpose, and certainly doesn't make my life any easier.
I have a similar setup, except I live alone. The feature I like the most is being able to control a switch, or group, from another switch. For example, I can double-tap the switch at the front door, or in my bedroom turn off all the lights in the house.
The other feature is to avoid re-wiring things. My living room has two switches. One is in a very convenient and obvious location, but controls a single obscure outlet. The other switch is harder to find, yet controls the ceiling light. Re-wiring these switches so the convenient switch operates the ceiling light would require a lot of work. But with inseson switches in both locations, I can easily tell one switch to turn the other on. Done! The only disadvantage is it takes about a second from the time you press the switch until the light turns on.
Oh, here's a cool one: I run tasker on my phone. It's set to send the signal to open my garage door when the phone is simultaneously connected to my car's bluetooth and my home wifi. Since that only happens when I'm about to leave, or about to enter my house, it saves me from pressing the button on my garage door opener. Worth the expense? No. But it's a fun toy.
Yeah, at first the idea of Lucas's script not being used sounds great. But then you have to just remember how awful JJ's Star Trek movies were.
Those were Star Trek movies? All this time I thought I was watching Star Wars. That explains why Sulu's light saber was made out of metal.
I recently test drove a Chevy Volt. I was very excited about this car and its technology. But then I tried to turn on the climate control. Way too much touch screen interaction is required to do anything. If not for the touch screen, I might have bought the car, but now I won't even consider it.
I'd be willing to pay more money for a car without touchscreens. I want to be able to operate the controls by feel, without taking my eyes off the road. Besides that, any significant electronic system in a car will quickly become outdated. If the technology is that important to the driving experience, I'll get a mount for my cell phone.
At no point did you indicate what you might want to do with a smart watch. We might be able to make some guesses if you told us what kinds of things you commonly do on your smart phone. Without that information, any responses here will be less useful than a few minutes of googling.
I absolutely love my Pebble. Its primary purpose is in helping me to determine whether I should remove my phone from my pocket or not. The Pebble will show me who's calling me, or will display a text message, or the first few lines of an e-mail. Based upon that, I may or may not want to take out my phone. In my opinion, watches are not very convenient for data entry, so for any tasks that require actual input, I use my phone.