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Comment Re:I'm too fat for bluetooth. (Score 1) 280

Bluetooth works fine for me if I have the phone on an armband or if I hold it out to the side, but the second I lower my arm or put the phone in my pocket, my headphones stop working. Give me a wired connection please!!

You have some real shitty headphones. Standard range is 10m. In real like I get 10 feet when walls and other obstacles are in the mix. If your headphones can't do 3 feet, there's a problem.

Comment Re:New Technologies... (Score 1) 280

5. Devices must be used in airplane mode or with the cellular connection disabled. You may use the WiFi connection on your device if the plane has an installed WiFi system and the airline allows its use. You can also continue to use short-range Bluetooth accessories, like wireless keyboards.

Now you know better.

Comment Re:What is it that you say? (Score 1) 440

Most people drive to work everyday to profit from their jobs. Are they paying for their profit?

Yes?! Do you pay income taxes?

If you want to pay for things related to roads, build it into a gas tax. Stop trying to hide things in various taxes that hit affect special interest groups differently, that's how loopholes come to be. Special interests getting favors from government.

Because gas tax isn't progressive.

Comment Re:This application needs a game in it (Score 2) 170

FWIW, I actually think that if they were to put in some effort, they really could fix it. Just think up a game (or two or three or ten), and add that to it. Treat the previous work as background/setting/universe_creation. Mapping the universe onto the real world was a good idea and I think we're going to see a lot more of that happening in the near future.

Well that's what they did - they put all that effort into Ingress. PokeGo was the culmination of all the crowd-sourced locations and some of the gameplay (battling for control of Gyms / Portals).

Augmented reality does look to be the future of gaming (much more so than "virtual reality"). The problem with Ingress and PokeGo that Niantic doesn't seem interested in solving is that a small group of dedicated and coordinated player can ruin the game for everyone else over a fairly large area.

Comment Matches my observations (Score 4, Funny) 170

Over the last couple of months, when I cut through one of the local parks on its bike trail, it's looked like the Night of the Living Dead: A bunch of zombies obliviously wandering around, staring down into their phones and cluelessly blocking the path.

Lately, the zombie outbreak seems to have abated somewhat, and the bike path isn't so much of an obstacle course.

Comment Re:Why do people still go there? (Score 1) 312

That's a pretty terrible story, but technically, she did not have a valid visa to enter the country. How do you think someone attempting to enter the USA without a suitable visa would be treated?

On the flip side, I would have thought that a rule that would have allowed her to enter if she were being paid by a UK company but did not allow entry because she was paid by a German country would be in violation of EU rules.

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