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Comment Re:Bad Idea, but that's what Germany is up to now. (Score 1) 63

I find that often motor companies do this thing called innovating by researching new ideas often as a proof of concept, or a solution looking for a problem, but all too often despite that it may not have immediate practical application a journalist will none the less comes along and tell everyone "THIS IS THE FUTURE GUYS!!!!11!1!"

So tl;dr edition: This is likely just a proof of concept with a specific application in the future that we're just not seeing yet.

Comment Re:This is not solved with software. (Score 1) 291

It's called real fucking punishment for the people hurting or killing other humans on the road in incidents where distracted driving was clearly the cause.

I think the crime you're looking for is called manslaughter. It's similar to a murder charge but implies carelessness more than intent.

Comment Re: Article is pretty light on details (Score 1) 522

Now that's just not true! Nuclear winter would have set back global warming by decades, if not centuries. She was the only candidate willing to actually do something about global warming!

All I can tell you about that is that patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter.

Comment Re:hardly losing (Score 1) 360

because come Wednesday morning, we'll have a woman in the white house.

I'm not a constitutional scholar, but I believe we won't have a woman in the White House (serving as President) until January 20, 2017.

Furthermore the vote coming Tuesday is just the popular vote which is just symbolic more than anything else. The actual vote, of the Electoral College, takes place December 19th and the electorates are free to basically ignore the popular vote as proven in the 2000 election.

Comment Re:Dear Apple.... (Score 1) 675

I am an amateur photographer and I agree I can't see wireless transfer being able to rival the speed of UHS-10 over the PCI-e bus when dealing with possible hundreds of gigabytes of raw photo data. It would probably suffice for non-pros transferring family vacation photos from their Nikon CoolPix though.

But I'll confess I don't use a MacBook Pro but I imagine a lot of photographers do. I'm currently using an HP EliteBook 8560w (which might as well as be a MacBook because everything inside is labelled with "FOXCONN" stickers) for processing photos on the go in Lightroom 6.

Comment Re:$$$ Workstations (Score 2) 310

This is no longer the 90's and many computers, even ones that are several years old, are good enough for what they do that the cost of a new PC isn't justified.

I think the even bigger problem with this stagnation is that we're rapidly reaching the end of Moore's law where it will be physically impossible to fit any more transistors on the die therefore even if the Hz race was still on there is a practical limit to just how fast the current type of processors can run so I suppose engineers are going to have to start looking at an alternative technology of some type or get they'll have to think outside the box and get really creative.

Comment Re:Sigh not more of this bullshit (Score 5, Interesting) 446

I like being able to charge my phone AND listen to music. It's not a niche use. Millions of people do it every day. I don't want wireless headphones. At least nail down wireless charging before you jam every possible output/input through one port.

It is as if Samsung wants everyone to abandon them. All of my portable electronics are Samsung but because of non-sense like this along with non-removable batteries and a lack of SD card slots I'll probably be making the jump to LG next time I'm in the market for a new device, but for right now I'm sticking with a Note 4 because, in my opinion, it's the last decent phone in the Galaxy lineup.

Comment Re:Gun Registry (Score 1) 192

Because ever since the National Firearms Act was passed back in the 30's, and the Hughes Amendment in the 80's, no one has had the resources nor standing to bring a successful suit against the government until now.

The government at all levels often creates unconstitutional laws but until someone can challenge it with an actual standing the only way to get a law is repealed is through the respective legislative body, however we all know anyone purposing a repeal of the Hughes Amendment, let alone the National Firearms Act, would be committing political suicide so that leaves the courts as the only practical avenue.

Comment Re:Too little too late (Score 3, Insightful) 64

I use Spotify and since Spotify has stations now in like manner to Pandora I don't really feel the need nor want to spend money on a subscription to Pandora. Originally the big thing for me about Spotify over Pandora is that Spotify will let me listen to practically whatever I want on demand at any time.

Comment Re:Perhaps it's because. . . (Score 1) 117

Smartwatches are mostly useful for looking at notifications and deciding whether I need to act upon that information or if I can just make a mental note and swipe right. It saves me time picking up and/or unlocking my phone to see a notification. There's not really any compelling smartwatch apps that wouldn't be more useful as a fullscreen smartphone app.

I feel the same way. I've been using the same original Moto 360 and it does what I need it to just fine. The most complicated thing I might use it for is for control Spotify without picking up my phone or for showing me real-time directions while navigating. Other than that there doesn't seem to be much that can be improved on to justify an expensive upgrade.

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