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Comment: RFID vs NFC (Score 3, Informative) 743

by jac89 (#42052761) Attached to: Student Refusing RFID Badge Now Fights Expulsion Order
I think it is important to make a distinction between RFID and NFC. NFC works only at very short ranges (a cm at most). So basically is only useful for tapping your card on a reader. This has a very different implication to RFID which can be scanned from several feet away, allowing much more ubiquitous monitoring without the input of the person being monitored.

Comment: Re:But... (Score 1) 459

by jac89 (#32110328) Attached to: Estimating Game Piracy More Accurately
Well, steam allows you to install your games on as many computers as you want, and just be signed in online playing on one at a time. Its not much control to give up for the convenience and great deals steam offers. No more installing, patching etc. Just install steam and select which games you want on this particular computer.

Comment: Re:Only one question... (Score 1) 262

by jac89 (#30631808) Attached to: Google Nexus One Hands-On, Video, and Impressions
Wow.. For at least the first of those examples you are completely wrong. You can edit all the contact information on the android phone itself. You just go to your contacts on the phone. Long press on the one you want to edit, select edit contact and type in the name in the first box. Since everything is synced to google you can also do this change on gmail, or even google.com/contacts. I don't know where you got the idea that you have to edit CSV values. Also looking at the music app on my g1, (which i don't really use, yay zune hd) I'm not sure where you are coming from. To get to an artist I open the music app, click the upper left button labeled artists, and then start typing to search. To play an entire artist just long press on it and select play. Getting pictures off the phone is as you say, although there are third party apps you can get to do bluetooth transfer, or even just upload your photos to picasa, or email them to yourself. Now that I think of it just use the import functionality on something like picasa. For the last of these getting pictures off my G1 is no harder than getting them off my point and shoot. What android phone were you testing these on?

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