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Topic: Scotty Beam Me Up, OnBeep Communicator Wearable Lets You Connect Like Capt. Kirk   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 6:16:08 PM(UTC)

We're probably just two years away from an exact replica of the Star Trek comm badge. Trekkies will go wild over it. I can see small, thin pendant communicators of many various fashionable designs becoming one of the next big things.

Topic: 2015 Audi R8 Competition Is Audi’s Fastest Killer Coupe Sporting 570 HP V10 Plus Engine   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:55:39 AM(UTC)
Topic: Could It Be SATAN?! Tesla's Musk Warns Of AI Development As 'Summoning The Demon'   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 4:31:06 PM(UTC)

"AI would think for itself and no one thing or person should have that much power." Just send the AI to church or sit it in front of Fox News. Problem solved.

Topic: Spying Apps Still A Real Problem On Google's Play Store   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 9:25:59 AM(UTC)

One day I installed a popular flashlight app. The next day, it wanted to upgrade and asked for EVERY possible permission. Now, why in the world would a flashlight app need access to my phone, browser, and contacts history, etc. EVERYTHING! It listed about 15! I immediately uninstalled it. Rather than spying, I think such apps are gathering data and selling it to advertisers and anyone who's in the market for it.

Topic: $99 VR One Headset From Carl Zeiss Is Making Its Way Into The VR Market   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 10:09:01 PM(UTC)

Low-cost entry to OK-quality VR, says I and the millions who will buy this when compatible drawers are made for their phones. Sign me up for a Nexus 5. I have Google Cardboard, and it does VR surprisingly well. Of COURSE, it's not Rift quality, but for less than $20, it's great for those waiting for the consumer release of Rift or those who will never be willing to pay the cost of the coming generation of VR. The following generation will be much better and cheaper. Most people will be holding out for that. Until then, offerings like the Carl Zeiss VR One will tempt many to get their VR feet wet.

Topic: $99 VR One Headset From Carl Zeiss Is Making Its Way Into The VR Market   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 9:59:17 PM(UTC)


Topic: Oops! Microsoft’s Nadella Suggests Women Don’t Need To Ask For Raises, Then Quickly Back-Pedals   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014 1:16:22 PM(UTC)

Hahaha... You guys are missing the full context, and making excuses for his poor lack of judgement. Here's the full context:

"You know, the thing that perhaps most influenced me in terms of how do you look at the journey or a career. There was this guy, his name is Mike Naples, he was the president of Microsoft when I joined and he had this saying that all HR systems are long-term efficient, short-term inefficient. And I thought that this phrase captured it.

It's not really about asking for the raise but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along. And that I think might be one of the additional superpowers that quite frankly women who don't ask for raises have. Because that's good karma, that'll come back. Because somebody's going to know that's the kind of person that I want to trust; that's the kind of person that I want to really give more responsibility to; and in the long term, efficiency things catch up.

And I wonder — and I'm not saying that's the only approach — I wonder if taking the long term helps solve for what might be perceived as this uncomfortable thing as am I getting paid right, am I getting rewarded right. Because the reality is your best work is not followed with your best rewards. Your best work then has impact, people recognize it and then you get the rewards. So I think you have to think that through I think."

He's basically telling women to have faith in the system, and that it would look better for them not to make noise about any salary discrepancies. That by not making noise, the woman can rely on others to EVENTUALLY assess that they are doing a worthy job and EVENTUALLY her salary will grow to match those of others at her level.

Haha... really? A woman should have faith in the system that systematically creates the discrepancy? Really? By not making noise, it will allow others to trust you more... PERHAPS enough to give you a much deserved raise? Really? That a woman should avoid asking for a raise, just like a man does, when he/she feels like they deserve it?

Basically, Nadella is saying that if a woman finds that she is being paid less for the same work, that she should simply keep working and expect the respect that others come to have in her quiet diligence will cause her pay to equalize eventually rather than RIGHT NOW when it is deserved.

Sorry, it is YOU who took his words out of context because you were not given the full context.

Topic: Chevrolet Corvette’s Valet Mode Is Illegal In Some States, GM Warns Owners   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 4:37:41 PM(UTC)

It's just so easy to rig a recorder and GPS with an on/off switch in a hidden yet accessible place. Though illegal in some states, I'm sure people with expensive cars have been doing this before Chevrolet's Valet Mode.

Topic: Vizio Advances 4K Ultra HD TVs Into Mainstream Contention With Models Starting At $999   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:58:18 PM(UTC)

Yes, it is, RiCoFrost. Yes, it is.

Topic: Gartner Predicts Android Smartwatches Will Average $30 Next Year   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 9:57:25 PM(UTC)

When the curvaceous Samsung Gear S (or reasonable facsimile) gets thinner, drops in price to sub $150, and gains compatibility with other Android devices, I'm all there. But wait... here's a beautiful Indian-made smartwatch WITH ONBOARD 3G and DUAL SIM for $67 introduced in July that gives weight to Gartner's next-year projection of $30-average smartwatches, largely fueled by entry of Chinese OEMs: http://www.gizchina.com/2014/07/08/spice-smart-pulse-full-fledged-sim-enabled-smartwatch-launched-67/.