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Comment Re:What about lefties? (Score 1) 44

At roughly 10% of the population left handed people are a minority. Watch designs have historically been designed for right handed people. When watches were mechanical devices that made sense. It didn't make economical sense to manufacturer two different designs of watches and it would have been to complex, and therefore expensive, to provide a stem and/or buttons on both sides of the watch. But with purely digital watches most of those barriers go away. What is the cost per watch to provide an additional button? Or even more simply, what about a configuration option that changes the orientation of the display. In the case of the Moto 360 that would mean that the button would be at the 7 o'clock position if worn upside down by a leftie. The button would be easily pushed by the thumb instead of the forefinger, but at least your hand would be out of the way.

People, just think of the lefties.

Apple watch can be set-up for lefties; one of the reasons I bought one.

Comment Re:Couldn't it make things worse? (Score 1) 234

1. The balls are hydrophobic, so they don't really "coat" themselves with water.
2. The real key is that the interstitial spaces are reflux zones, that let the evaporating water condense and run back into the pool.
3. Not sure where you were going with the "getting more water..." comment

Comment Re:Deliberate mismanagement (Score 3, Funny) 96

Don't be an ass. Its not in any employees interest including the CEO to run it into the ground when a lot of them are on performance related pay. And its certainly not in the governments interest.

I suggest you put your tin foil hat away. This is just plain old fashioned incompetance.

Incompetence - a bad day when you spell that word wrong.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 348

He knew that presenting it in a certain way would enable him to sell the idea.

That doesn't make it a crime any more than selling lottery tickets is a crime. Except the chance of losing your money is higher when you play the lottery.

Selling "numbers" is a crime. It's only state sanctioned numbers game called "lottery" is legal.

Comment Re:I'm sure /. will ridicule it, but... (Score 1) 306

BTW, you call chemistry "basic"? Why is chemistry of any practical use to anyone but anyone but a chemist? I can't recall a single instance in my life when I had to apply any sort of chemistry-based knowledge. ...

This whole thread is about "you need to know about computers because they are all around you" - but you can't see the obvious fact that chemistry is the study of matter, and everything is make of it including your computer? That's messed up.

We can predict everything, except the future.