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Comment Re:Is the tech bubble official yet? (Score 2) 77

No amount of uploading your mind will produce an immortal "you". It will only produce a copy of you.

Only if you needlessly insist on doing the "uploading" in a one-off transfer/copy style. No, you do it in a "Ship of Theseus" style.

First you link up your brain with a computer directly to expand your brain's capabilities. After all, neurons transmits and receive electronic signals, there is no fundamental reason (so far known to man) that a computer cannot pretend to another bunch of neurons. Once linked you, your concept of "self" will slowly include the computer.

Then as your brain slowly degenerates as it ages, the computer slowly pick up the slack. Eventually, more and more of "you" would be running on the computer, until the last bit of your brain ceases to function.

If that doesn't work, then we would have found out where in the brain "self" or "soul" resides, that would be the discovery of the century.

Comment Re:Too smart for his own good (Score 1) 300

Well if you said it will take 3 months and he figured he could do it in 2 days, and he has the ability to do it in 2 days. I would probably look at yourself and your team.

If the team said 3 months and the manager thinks he could do it in 2 days, the manager should have done it in 2 days and let the team work on something else.

A real manager should treat his own time as part of the team's entire resource pool, it is not special, it may cost more, but it would be definitely cheaper overall for the manager to complete the work himself than for an entire team to do it.

OTOH, if the OP really meant "2 days for a team with everyone the same caliber as the manager", then it is the manager's fault for not accounting for the ability of his team.

So either way, it is the manager's fault.

Comment Re:can we stop? (Score 1) 430

Have you forgotten /. live on clicks? Asking the editors to stop posting these is the same asking them to stop eating, unless you submit something even more clickbaity than Trump.

Every year, just before Apple announced new iPhones, there would be articles after articles speculating what would be in the new iPhones, then after the announcement, there would articles complaining this change or that, and then in less than a month, there would be articles speculating what the *next* iPhone would have.

These Trump news are just like the speculating pieces just after an iPhone release. Everything worth saying, plus a whole bunch that isn't, has already been said many time over. How else could you keep the clicks coming, if not to speculate what *might* come?

Comment The BANK loses money, not the customers (Score 2) 65

The money was withdrawn WITHOUT proper authorization by the customers, it was not the customers who loses the money, but the bank.

This is in UK, not the US where banks just push all its losses to its customers (really, why do you guys in the US still put money into banks? They can just set your balance to zero and claim "identity theft"!), this quote in the article already made it very clear.

"Any financial loss that results from this fraudulent activity will be borne by the bank," Mr Higgins said. "Customers are not at financial risk."

Comment Re:They need to fix backup, and other things (Score 2) 42

3D touch? What is that?

Pressing harder on the screen for extra functions, kind of like using right-click with a mouse.

For example, instead of simply touching a message notification to open the Whatsapp app to reply, you press harder on the notification and you can reply in-situ from the lock screen. Or pressing harder on the Whatsapp app icon to bring up a menu with some frequently used actions.

Comment Re:So much hate (Score 1) 330

Same experience here. When I heard about the Apple Watch, especially the price, I thought "who would pay so much for it?! Maybe I'll consider when it is half the price." And I thought I would never want one... right until I played with one in an Apple Store, then I bought one immediately.

Exactly the same general points as yours -

1. Haptic feedback. You never needed it, until you used it, then you don't ever want to go without it. I have my phone on vibrate most of the time, so I most easily miss calls or text is at home when I leave my phone on my desk, so unexpectedly the Apple Watch is most useful at home!

2 & 3. Same, seeing the weather on the watch is so useful that, again, one wouldn't thought it would be that useful until one had it. And able to see text messages by just lifting my wrist, same with reminders and alerts, is very convenient. I never thought that would be a big deal until I got used to it.

4. Health - it might be just a fad, and sure, fitbit might work better. But I would never have bought a wearable device just to track my exercise (which happens too infrequently to worth a dedicated device), but as an added bonus on top of the above, it does add value.

Comment Re:Welp, back to pirating (Score 1) 213

Talk to them about photocopying books, they're all familiar with that, and it's exactly the same thing.

It is not even that, using VPN to access Netflix is like ordering books from India because it was much cheaper there. You did pay for a legitimate copy, but from a country other than where you physically were.

Obviously, your local distributor would not be happy about that, for exactly the same reason. And any layman would understand the situation correctly.

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