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Comment Re:36 hours? (Score 1) 50

It is kind of a big whoop - there's plenty of use cases for a watch that require more than a days worth of juice. Ever took a long flight?

I'm not a hater. I can see a lot of interesting use cases for a smart watch. But it is a watch nevertheless, and 1.5 days of usability is awful for something you're supposed to wear to read the time every now and then.

Comment 36 hours? (Score 1) 50

I know the has been beaten to death, but this is still an abysmal battery life for a watch. Even the Pebble, which sacrificed "smartness" for battery performance, still struggles to reach 4 days on a charge.

For a device you're intended to wear i find this unacceptable and limits the usefulness of smart watches pretty much to urban environments only. We're a far cry away from having solar smart watches or miniature long-lasting batteries.

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 1) 172

There used to be a web page called "Your Eyes Suck at Blue". You might find it on the Wayback machine.

You can tell the luminance of each individual channel more precisely than you can perceive differences in mixed color. This is due to the difference between rod and cone cells. Your perception of the color gamut is, sorry, imprecise. I'm sure that you really can't discriminate 256 bits of blue in the presence of other, varying, colors.

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 5, Insightful) 172

Rather than abuse every commenter who has not joined your specialty on Slashdot, please take the source and write about what you find.

Given that CPU and memory get less expensive over time, it is no surprise that algorithms work practically today that would not have when various standards groups started meeting. Ultimately, someone like you can state what the trade-offs are in clear English, and indeed whether they work at all, which is more productive than trading naah-naahs.

Comment Re:No, not economics at all (Score 1) 185

I don't have to apologize for national fiat currency, it's silly too, and I don't keep my assets in cash. My problem with Bitcoin is that it is even less credible than "the faith and credit of the United States government", which has been the justification of the Dollar since it was allowed to float. It seems to be nothing but "wish and it will come true".

"Luke, I'm yer father, eh. Come over to the dark side, you hoser." -- Dave Thomas, "Strange Brew"