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Comment: Pot, Kettle. Kettle, Pot. (Score 1) 417

by nilbog (#42766519) Attached to: Are There Any Real Inventors Left?

If the problem is sensationalism in the media, then why did they write this article? I can 3D print a mechanical replacement for my hand, I can build an autonomous drone for under a grand, and when I walk into my apartment my lights come on automatically and some nice music starts.

If we haven't invented anything in a while I would have been doing all that stuff ten years ago.

Comment: Just more problems to solve. (Score 1) 610

by nilbog (#42507747) Attached to: 'Gorilla Arm' Will Keep Touch Screens From Taking Over

What is wrong isn't putting touch on a desktop, it's putting touch on a desktop and then configuring it as if it were meant to be controlled by keyboard and mouse. If you want a touch PC, you need to put the screen flat on the desk, tilted up towards you. THAT is the future of touch computing. Making you gigantic monitor touch enabled is technology for technology sake, without enough thought put into how it should be used.

Future touch computers should look like a block of cheese on its side.

Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"

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