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Comment Re:Bigger display is appealing (Score 1) 77

Battery life is the entire reason why I bought my Pebble Time in the last kickstarter.

People who wear watches that need daily charging are either:
1. People who take their fitness seriously - not applicable anymore with the Pebble Time 2 with the new heart rate monitor.
2. Tossers who love showing off their smart watch and the Pebble's dimmer (but entirely usable) screen isn't suited for that.

Comment Re:This is the year of the Linux Desktop (Score 2, Informative) 407

Stop living in the 90's.

These days there is a vastly higher chance that 99% of consumer gear 'just works' on Linux without stuffing around with drivers.

Only with Windows can you take a new computer, clean install the OS and have not a single peripherals working out of the box.
Even basic stuff like Ethernet will often not work.

Submission + - RMS Sets His Sights on Sugar, Linux and anti-Terrorism Laws (thevarguy.com)

An anonymous reader writes: An attendee's account of a recent speech by Richard Stallman in France shows how the GNU founder melds free software philosophy with contemporary political issues, including terrorism and government surveillance. He used to keep his real-world politics separate from his software politics, but maybe that's changing. Also: RMS apparently considers Linux to have been "proprietary software" until Linus endorsed the GPL (even though the Linux code was free before its GPL'ing).

Comment Re:Wireless charging is probably dangerous (Score 4, Informative) 169

Who said a MRI is dangerous? Thousands of people have them every day with no increase in cancer risk.

If you bring a large chunk of metal in to the room then sure it's dangerous but that's more to do with the metal flying physically towards a magnet rather than cancer.

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