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Comment Re:WTF? (Score 1) 202

Or perhaps the "tongue-boring-through-cheek dept." might give someone a hint that it's satire...

Nope, apparently not around here.

Somehow I missed that. Makes sense now.

I blame sleep deprivation... I'm on my seventh straight day of overtime.

Comment Re:Product lauch, or concept demo? (Score 1) 89

Wow, a wearable concept device!!! That sounds metaphysical. "Hi Harry, what are you doing there?"..."Oh, hi Larry, I'm confused, do we live to be or be to live? This wearable concept device keeps coming up with 'The mist falls steeply, the trees abide.' I don't get it."

Actually... it would sell like hotcakes with the wanna-be set.

Dude, check it out! My watch is even more pretentious than I am!

Comment Re:Absolutely, utterly no way! (Score 1) 89

Personally I went for this pretty little number.

(And I was shocked by the number of compliments it drew from co-workers... "Hey! Nice watch!... for a $100 Japanese watch.... now that I think about it, if that's the effect it has perhaps a Swiss watch would get me laid by random strangers...)

Comment Re:Absolutely, utterly no way! (Score 2) 89

the thing on your wrist should be mechanical and made in Switzerland or you'll never get either a girlfriend or a job.

Now that's just bullshit.

Yes, an elegant watch is a smart move to behave like an adult, trying to check the time on your phone when you're sitting down at a dinner or conference table is just made of fail

No, your life won't completely suck if it's digital or made in Japan. It's no longer the 1980's, even bloody Casio makes dress watches. While some of them are still butt-ugly, this one does the trick and it's only $50.

Personally I went for this pretty little number. Elegant enough to wear in public without embarrassing your wife, girlfriend or CEO but cheap enough so that when it breaks or gets lost I won't even flinch. (It actually did get lost, inside a couch for eight months, still had the right time when I found it if that had been a Swiss watch I'd have been in deep fecal matter.)

Comment Re:Screen Real Estate (Score 1) 89

Why do some people seem to bummed that the screen isn't flexible?

Because without it being flexible it is limited to 2" by 2" display as opposed to a 6" by 2" display. Whatever you think of that.

A 6" by 2" watch is not a watch... it's a wearable computer.

Remember the casio calculator watch from the 80's and how much of a nerd you had to be to wear one?

And I'm thinking in metric... 2" x 2" ... ? That's almost half the size of an iPhone, still well in "spot the nerd" territory.

Comment Re:Screen Real Estate (Score 1) 89

Why do some people seem to bummed that the screen isn't flexible?

Because without it being flexible it is limited to 2" by 2" display as opposed to a 6" by 2" display. Whatever you think of that.

A 6" by 2" watch is not a watch... it's a wearable computer.

Remember the casio calculator watch from the 80's and how much of a nerd you had to be to wear one?

Comment Re:As usual. (Score 1) 622

Think of it as evolution in action.

I struggle with this when it means that, for natural selection to occur, children have to suffer. I look over at my healthy (fully vaccinated) 3-year-old boy and I try to imagine if he was sick. Breaks my heart.

Shame they didn't think of that.

Comment Re:So Al Gore is a slimy politician? (Score 1) 216

Yeah, Al Gore is basically the Town Joke around Nashville, TN. During the three years I lived there, I never once heard his name mentioned in a respectful manner, and that includes on the local radio stations.

Most of the time you could get a laugh just by dropping his name into a conversation.

I'm sure that's nothing to do with jealousy or partisan politics. It's not like his political opponents had any bias or anything.

I'm sure the political right is so clear, honest and straightforward that they'd never resort to ad hominem attacks.

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