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Comment Maybe different noise cancellation.. (Score 1) 82

I've had a pair of Audio Technica noise cancelling headphones for a while. They're great for getting rid of constant background noise, like on planes, but they don't cancel out talking very much. In fact, I find it easier to understand people while wearing them because it gets rid of the other noise. Demonstrated it to a flight attendant once when she insisted I take them off for the safety lecture (which I practically know by heart anyway..).

Unless I'm playing music loudly, in addition to the noise cancellation, hearing someone yell out my name wouldn't be an issue.

Comment Wait.. What? (Score 1) 388

"I will continue the battle to recover my child’s iPhone data. I will not give up," he said in the interview. "He was also a minor. I have the right to access to the phone. There is in a bit of Dama’s life, and I do not want to be subtracted as well. They told me that the only possible operation is to reset the device, but doing so would delete the data, destroying [the iPhone’s] contents... I understand privacy, but I wonder what if inside a disabled iPhone was the password to block the explosion of an atomic bomb planted by terrorists in Rome, then what do we do? Do we let it explode? "

Jumps from tugging on heartstrings to "but terrorists!"

Right... There goes any support I had been feeling for him.

(emphasis added)

Comment Re:Not necessarily malice (Score 1) 423

Android Auto doesn't want this data to send back to the Google farm. Their demos have shown a place for car info to be displayed while staying in Android Auto instead of jumping back to the car's UI. They obviously need to get this data from the car somehow if they're going to do it.

Google already has a source of speed and location data (Maps and Waze). There's no need to get that info from the car via Android Auto.

Comment Re:And only 50p a day... (Score 2) 119

For me, it wasn't Clarkson, per se, but the chemistry between the three of them. I enjoyed the show, and only a little of that enjoyment came from the cars. It was mostly Clarkson, May, and Hammond.

Now they've got Chris Evans replacing Clarkson and probably a pair of unknowns joining him (open auditions). It's going to take a while for any sort of chemistry to build. I fear it's going to be like Top Gear USA which, at least initially, was trying to copy Top Gear UK with 3 guys who had zero chemistry. It was terrible..

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