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Comment Re:Bad law... (Score 1) 232

It is not appropriate for the courts, or anyone else, to introduce a bias in court.

The jury doesn't just sit down and start. Attorneys on both sides question each juror and determine if they have a pre-existing bias.

I can be fairly sure the Samsung attorneys would reject a prospective juror if they were an Apple fanboy, and used exclusively Apple gear because they're the best and their business model is just as clean as their shiny white iThing XXVIII.

Likewise, I'm sure the Apple attorneys would reject a Samsung fanboy, if such a thing exists. :)

Comment Re:Bad law... (Score 5, Interesting) 232

I can see what they're complaining about. I skimmed through the video, and the Apple logo was clearly shown on Apple devices. I didn't notice other brands shown anywhere. They should have been a little better about covering up all references to specific devices (i.e., the logos).

I could see the implied "Apple is ok, they're even in our instructional video". So ... someone has to go edit, and then they have to go find themselves a new jury who's never heard of Apple or Samsung. I'm surprised they found enough for the jury to start with.

Comment Re:What happened to the community site? (Score 1) 7

TL;DR it became a shopping site in the Philippines and then went belly-up. True story.

Multiply was sold to some entity overseas. Apparently the shopping had always been there, but we were never really noticed. It was huge in Asia. Anyway, in December 2012, they shut down the social networking part of the site, which seemed really dumb because it turns out that the stores actually used the blog part of the site for their goods and there was actually never any sort of shopping cart system on the site to buy stuff.

So, yeah...the social stuff went away, and now the entire site is defunct because apparently just being a shopping site didn't work out. I think I got that all right.
http://multiply.com/

On the plus side, they did give us a lot of warning and allowed us to export all of our posts into a format that could be imported into blogger, which actually also conserved the comments. I posted my on its own blogger site and sometimes peruse it still for the memories.

Comment Re:Fast, Cheap, High Quality (Score 1) 370

People freak out if I disappear for a day. They can't handle 2-3 years. :)

Honestly though, for most people, it's a very difficult pursuit unless they're fresh out of high school. Myself, I can't just stop working for the next 2-3 years. Besides the loss of income during the period, falling a few years behind with professional experience would hurt. Sure, I'd learn some things in school, but that's a lot of practical knowledge that becomes outdated.

I'm not trying to say people shouldn't try. It's just not practical for a lot of us.

Comment Re:Fast, Cheap, High Quality (Score 1) 370

I've thought about going back to school for a CS degree. I've been working the field for about 20 years, and I still don't have a degree. "fast, cheap, and high quality" would be exactly what I want. I don't have the time to spend 2 to 4 years pursuing a degree. It would just be a stupid choice for me right now. I can stop working, or reduce my hours to get my degree, so I can pretty much get right back into the job I already have at the same payrate, but then I'll have new student loans to pay off.

If I could test through a CS degree, and maybe take just a few classes on things I'm not great at (like an English lit class or something), it would be worth doing.

So far, when I've talked to schools, they do say I can test out of *some* to show I already have the knowledge, but it will still require too much time which is already a careful balance between work and rest/social.

Comment Re:I have no degree (Score 1) 370

My resume doesn't have any education listed on it either. It never has. Knowing the subject matter is far more important than the piece of paper saying I spent a few years at a school.

If they ask about it, I only discuss it loosely. Yes, I have gone to college. No, I don't have a degree. I started working, and stayed with working rather than school. I've never been pressed for any educational details, like what college/university, how long, etc, etc.

Usually, if I get in for an interview, I have the job. Some others, I interviewed and refused the job, just because I didn't want it after I saw the environment or the people I'd be working with. Employers seem just as likely to misrepresent the actual job, as candidates are to misrepresent their own abilities.

Comment Re:A lense cover (Score 1) 363

Right, it would be silly to carry around a spare pair of glasses just so I could take off the Google Glass in ... well ... every situation where I'd interact with people.

So my option is still, don't buy Google Glass. Problem solved. :)

I think of them, the way I think of the video cameras I own. They sit on a shelf charging. When I need them, I use them at the event. When I'm done with them, I put them away. There's no good reason for me to keep the camera up and facing people I didn't intend to film.

I know people love using the "but my cell phone can record video!" excuse. The problem with that excuse is, you aren't holding it up facing them the whole time.

So yes, I won't own Google Glass, because it's simply going to piss people off. Problem solved.

I can think of a few reasons I might want them, but the cost and annoyance problems are still there. The only good reason I can think of to wear them is that I could have the camera in place. I can get a GoPro or whatever for those circumstances. Like, when I was driving car races, I went through some trouble mounting up a camera in the car. That was before GoPro was a thing, and duct taping a video camera to the side of my helmet wasn't really a practical option. :) Even still, if I got Google Glass to do that, there would be too many negative side effects. The last thing I want during a race is for an alert to come up in my vision with an email, facebook post, or phone call.

Come to think of it, the last thing I want to happen while I'm driving normally is for any of those alerts coming into my vision. I leave my phone in a suction cup holder on my windshield. I have the option of glancing over to see who the call is, when I've determined if it's safe (i.e., I've already stopped driving).

Somehow, I can't see any good reason to have Google Glass, except when I'm sitting on my couch waiting for a call or to do something online. I already have a lovely PC for that, and the screen is much larger than their monocle.

Comment Re:A lense cover (Score 1) 363

Did you even bother to read to the second line, where I said I don't own Google Glass, and farther down where I said I wouldn't unless it was priced down at novelty prices?

Like I said, If I *were* to get Google Glass, they'd have to be fitted to prescription glasses, so I'd either have to wear it all the time, not be able to see, or carry a second pair of glasses. The last option seems silly. So I'm going with the option that I don't want or need them.

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