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Comment Re:For me as a service tech, this would be brillia (Score 3, Informative) 61

I was a google explorer (a beta tester but I paid for the glasses myself so i have direct and expensive experience). If you did something intensive like have an image looked up for a reference, it did so by sending the image to your coupled phone, had your phone look it up; then your phone sent back the data, and it would process the data and overlay it onto your view ...

Yes, that took as long as it sounds, was as buggy as it sounds, and killed battery as much as you would guess. Oh, and they got hot if you were really taxing them like that.

Comment Re:It's called superglue (Score 1) 57

It flows with zero viscosity onto every nearby surface while at the same time phase-shifting to a solid form that takes 3 days to wear off of your fingers.

And about the time some scientist figures out how to combine it with glitter and those little prickly-pear thorns, we'll need to re-write the standard model to allow for what may turn out to be the most annoying substance known to man.

this could be the "grey goo" everyone used to worry about. Would be great sic-fi it the goo teaches the matter around it to also become goo.

Comment Re:fucking kids and millenials (Score 1) 82

Glad I'm over 50 and know what life was before interwebz. Still do. Its grand. Not being tethered to a communication device, coming and going wherever and whenever I want. You poor, POOR, self-imposed attention-deprived kids. Your life, your childrens, and theirs will never know the freedom mankind has enjoyed for the last 100,000+ years. I pity you. Truly.

I've seen my kids playing cards with their friends (and we didn't make them do it); so I say all is not lost.

Comment Perfect fit (Score 5, Funny) 123

“I can’t think of another company in a stronger position to be the leader for this new ecosystem and make the urban electric VTOL market real,” he says.

That's because of Uber's strong engineering track record, civic integration, and long history of co-operation with governmental agencies.

Comment they exist because there is a need (Score 1) 62

Taxis and hotels have become too expensive and a pain to use. Just like cable companies, they have a monopoly so service is lousy, too expensive, and they could care less. Alternatives are starting to wake them up, but rather than compete better, they use their protectionist schemes to chop back the competition.

Comment Re: Funny? (Score 3, Interesting) 209

It's the typical blather of the rich and shameless. All the bad things were just luck and all the good things were just their innate superior abilities and hard work.

Fact is, anyone can grab the brass ring if they can afford multiple tries, but most people are lucky if they can afford even a single try.

Nicolas Taleb, Fooled by Randomness great book

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