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Comment Probably. (Score 2) 236

Are the glory days for analog design over? Yes.
Are the days where analog design is necessary over? Nope, nor will they ever be.

That said, I know a good number of who studied electrical and computer engineering who went into software and test engineering after school and never looked back. EE doesn't pay a lot and there's a good deal of demand for people who can knock a simple circuit together AND have a good working knowledge of software that can talk to it.

Comment Depends... (Score 1) 305

As the cheap, consumer-grade routers that don't support IPv6 people have in their homes die off, people will replace them with cheap, consumer-grade routers that DO support IPv6. It will be a slow process, but it will happen eventually.

At that point it will be up the ISPs to provide IPv6 support. Some (like Comcast, oddly) already do. But the cynic in me thinks we'll probably see more ISPs putting up CGNAT and charging people $14.95/month for a public IP, after they've upgraded to a business account of course. (Like they do with static IPs now.)

Comment Good (Score 1) 376

Sounds like another good reason to continue patronize the Alamo Drafthouse near me.

Google Glass is just like any other tech widget in a theater: Turn it off and put it away.

If you chose to put your perscription lenses into Glass, that is an unfortunate decision on your part. Go get the spare glasses out of your car (or whereever you keep them.)

Comment Cartoon Cars? (Score 1) 148

Many cartoons over the years have made jokes about people adding completely ridiculous things to their cars in the name of convenience. They usually end up in a hilarious, hubris-fueled accidents. Unfortunately, it's turning out to be a lot more prophetic and a lot less hilarious than anyone wants to admit.

Comment Re:Sounds like Tim Cook can become even richer (Score 1) 711

Yeah, but he can use the same excuses that all other psychics use:

a. "I don't need the money." - He certainly doesn't.
b. "It isn't worth my time." - If you calculate his hourly rate, it probably isn't.
c. "It's not about the money." - Well... okay. He can't use this one.
d. "I don't need to prove my gift to anyone. You just have to have faith." - Faith, and AAPL stock.

Comment Re:White Moto X (Score 1) 711

... why would they do that?

That sounds like a really good way to lose the sale entirely. I've worked in electronics retail just enough to know that people who can't be bothered to research things like "names of products" don't want to be corrected. The sale is far more likely to happen if you make an educated guess as to what they want and let them tell you if it's not what they wanted.

Comment Greaaaat... (Score 1) 583

Sounds wonderful until it decides that the fastest route is through the bad area of town.
Or it decides that an address is about two miles away from where it actually is.
Or the road washed out and the car can work out that it can't go that way but can't route around it since the map says it should work.
Or it takes me to the foot of a two mile long driveway and stops.

All things that have happened to me with GPS navigation. Not saying we need pedals and a steering wheels to solve those problems, but they are a really good solution to those problems.

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