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+ - Apple would require users to input health data to keep using their iPhone->

Submitted by the_skywise
the_skywise (189793) writes "Apple has filed a patent requiring user input of health data. This is a logical step towards making the iPhone a qualified medical device but it also blocks the user from using their phone until the data has been entered. "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you access facebook until you check your heart rate, take a stresstab and lie down.""
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Comment: A miss?! (Score 5, Insightful) 205

by the_skywise (#49256861) Attached to: Steve Jobs's Big Miss: TV


A miss?

Are you confusing TV with watching video content on your computer because those are two entirely different things and Steve supported the latter. He probably realized that slaving PCs to broadcast/scheduled TV was a non-starter... Just as making PCs have built-in FM/AM Tuners would've been.

I'm not saying Steve was a prophetic genius as he certainly made mistakes and it's wholly possible he disdained TV because he didn't want the cable companies like Comcast to get a foothold into his control of the industry. But this was far from "a miss".

Comment: Re:meh (Score 1) 148

by the_skywise (#49132349) Attached to: Artificial Intelligence Bests Humans At Classic Arcade Games

> Let me know when the AI complains about the ending of Mass Effect 3.

BUZZ CLICK WHIRRR... This Game Sucks. Click.

(Side note - I wonder how long before the AI evolves (degenerates?) into comic book guy nerd speak... Are all of our nerdisms really just natural progressions of logic?
BUZZ CLICK WHIRR... Worst Game EVER. Exclamation point. Exclamation point. Exclamation point. Click. )

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. -- Albert Einstein