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Comment: Re:Strange form factor (Score 2) 219

by mykro76 (#45903809) Attached to: Intel Puts a PC Into an SD Card-Sized Casing
I'm thinking Intel are hoping to push a superior version of the Eye-fi card and hijack the entire photography market.

Stick it in your camera and it functions like a standard SD card, but it can do anything else you want, rotate your oldest photos off to your PC/NAS/phone, proxy the card in realtime to a 2TB hdd in your backpack, run a webserver, etc. Fully hackable, upgradable, customisable, and instantly compatible with a billion existing devices.

Comment: WORST calculation ever. (Score 1) 355

by mykro76 (#43671691) Attached to: Mars One Has 78,000 Applicants
Let's assume the shortest possible distance, 3,347 km by crow from San Diego, CA to Jacksonville, FL.
Let them all lie down (1.7m average height) - after all this will take a while.
And then throw in 40cm between them for comfort.
You could still fit in 1.5 million people and change, or about the population of Idaho.

Comment: Be warned, vendors will adapt (Score 1) 81

by mykro76 (#42792603) Attached to: Startup Offers Pay-Per-Page E-Books
- super-wow graphic on front page to suck you in
- 6 page thank you note by author
- 11 page table of contents, double spaced
- 17 page prologue describing the conception of the e-book
- overly normalized content, stuffed with references to other chapters
- no index, forcing you to flip through all the pages

I don't know about you, but I don't like the sound of these e-books.

Comment: War, Detente, Disrupt, Decline (Score 1) 404

by mykro76 (#42757737) Attached to: Can Any Smartphone Platform Overcome the Android/iOS Duopoly?
It's a well-worn path.
USA/Russia - War (Good vs Cheap), Detente (Nuclear brinkmanship, Cold war), Disrupt (new economies), Decline (high cost of supporting existing infrastructure/policies)
RIM/Nokia - War (Good vs Cheap), Detente (stuck to their product lines), Disrupt (Touch replaced T9 / Qwerty), Decline (high cost of losing customers & late entry to new markets)
Apple/Google - War (Good vs Cheap), now settling into a comfortable Detente. They're not stupid. They both know there will be a Disruption. It won't come from Microsoft and Blackberry making "me too" phones.

Apple will try and do it themselves, with loads of secret R&D. Google are trying to do it with loads of public R&D (driverless cars, Glass, Nexus Q, Ingress).

But it's inevitable. One day, some other company will blindside them and Disrupt them utterly.

Comment: Why even bother with a console? (Score 2) 267

by mykro76 (#42070129) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Console For the Kids This Holiday?
Get a Nexus 7.

Costs US$199, most games are under $5. Goes with the kids in the car, in the bedroom, but still easy to confiscate and lock away.

Far better selection of educational games, not just twitch reflex shooters.

Serves double duty as a media player. Movies, music, Youtube.

Serves triple duty as an internet research / learning tool. How do volcanoes work? Look it up.

With Android 4.2 you can set up individual user accounts for each child & parent, so the whole family can use it. But it's still cheap enough that you can buy one for each person if you wanted.

Honestly, why would you get a console?

Never trust an operating system.

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