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Comment Re:Inception (Score 1) 70

To power these new features, we'll ask your permission to sync a copy of your email, calendar and contacts to the Microsoft Cloud.

So they're going to copy your data from one cloud to another.

When will the madness stop?

Hopefully before Joni Mitchell can look at both sides, 'cause she doesn't really know clouds at all.

Comment Re:Expensive bullshitmachine (Score 2) 146

But can you turn on your juicer from your phone while you're in the driveway so that it's done when you open your front door? That's worth $400 to absurdly wealthy people.

Assuming you manually loaded a pack earlier, so it could sit there, un-refrigerated all day, ready to deliver that room-temperature drink at that command - yum.

(Having pre-chopped fruit and/or veggies in single-serving plastic packs delivered in chilled containers to you door seems pretty wasteful, btw.)

Comment Re:I am so sick of this shit (Score 3, Funny) 230

Not to worry. I still get American Girl adverts after buying one for my niece. Who just graduated college.

I still get Hello Kitty adverts after buying some USB drives as a joke.

Your "nice" and "joke" aside, just a reminder that /. is a safe space and you're free to be yourself w/o any judgment. :-)

Comment Heard this before ... (Score 5, Funny) 354

... some investors were surprised to discover a much cheaper alternative: You can squeeze the Juicero bags with your bare hands. Two backers said the final device was bulkier than what was originally pitched and that they were puzzled to find that customers could achieve similar results without it.

... from some Fleshlight investors.

Comment Re:What is so "embarrassing"? (Score 1) 85

Snapchat had "an institutional aversion to looking at user data,"

This part is outright praise-worthy...

Depends on if they mean their users' data or data about their users. As they're talking about metrics and "utter incompetence" in it's efforts, it seems they're talking about the latter and their inability to properly analyze the data about their users. If that's so, it's not so praise-worthy. (Noting, in the opposite case, that incompetence in *not* looking at the users' data would mean they're actually good at looking at it.)

Comment Re:He is an idiot... (Score 1) 305

He has a controlling hand in a major part of modern society.

Don't be ageist.

He doesn't believe in the defacto necessity of using computers and the Internet in current, modern society. His controlling hand is misguided and uninformed - at least currently. I'm 54 and understand that simple age doesn't bring wisdom and experience to all things.

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