Are you in the Android clan?1 posts
Are you in the Android clan?1 posts
It would be a mistake to overlook where this thread is going.
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I must be a spy then.
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You can’t fight the future. Camera sensors have been dirt cheap for a while now and could be stuck in every nook and cranny of a public space. The expense comes from powering them and from giving them connectivity.
Although a gimmick product now, this is just the first minor but very public step towards augmented senses. This is also coming from a person who does not like to have his picture taken or posted online, and does not use social media whatsoever.
There is virtually zero information about me on the net and I’d like to keep it that way. But at the same time, if everyone that ever went outside is on the net, then no one is at risk unless you combine facial recognition with hacked government databases.
My plan is to start wearing yellow stars on every article of clothing I own as a contingency plan.
Man, everything causes cancer.
Your extended social network? They cause cancer. That clacking you’re making on your keyboard? All cancer. And don’t drink that water too, it’s hardcore cancer. No exceptions.
This undermines the entire concept of the internet, which is that I share my data with you and you share your data with me. If you have control over my data to somehow prevent me from putting it up on the internet for others to see, what do I control then?
Do I get my own delete button, to remove Justin Beiber off the internet?
Is this going to be controlled by democratic voting?
I love Google and all that but this is some creepy shit. It’s like the inflection point between them being aware of their power and scared of it, to being aware of their power and thinking of all the “great” ways it could be used.
Not being sensationalist but at best governments will be able to prevent information they dont want surfacing up to open and easily accessible areas – think nuclear bomb plans or military secrets. Other unfortunate things which would get people talking heavily about is dredged up by professional media – which is the sole reason they exist.
Thats like saying small businesses are screwed because they can’t hire a dedicated web developer to have an online presence. Read the post above yours, this will probably be rolled into storefront tools and services overnight, because it’s not that hard.
- check shipping address, do we have a presence there? if so, collect x tax
- check shipping address, charge x tax
$2800 for a laptop? Jesus christ how horrible. You’re about as far from value as it gets even without paying tax.
Cool story. I guess. You’re just naturally introverted, and apathetic. Probably should’ve spent some time learning skills and becoming healthier and once you feel better about yourself you can feel better about being near others. I’m almost positive that this “doing things for others” isn’t going to last – at best you’re going to feel guiltier than before when you become a recluse and shun others.
I don’t think much of this idea, because I happen to think the short stories are much better at fleshing out this universe – which is one of the best that I’ve read about. Many of the shorts are perfectly suited for an episode or three on TV.
Player stories feel more epic because it’s actual people actually doing things rather than fiction. But it wouldn’t be possible to convey context all that well, and it wouldn’t progress the EVE fiction in any way.
I don’t get this article. Haven’t people been buying full price unlocked versions of these phones for years? What makes this special? LTE?
The main reason you haven’t seen LTE versions for US carriers is because a manufacturer isn’t going to create versions of their hardware with basebands that support US LTE if they don’t have a distribution deal with the carrier. The cost investment isn’t paid off by the small number of people who buy their phones this way.
HTC would only do this if:
a) they already made this investment anyway
b) they can support ATT LTE bands without additional hardware variants
As you can see, Sony is doing the same thing but the problem there is that Sony likes to throw a premium on everything for no good reason. No one is going to pay extra get a bloat-free version of the same phone from them for more on top of an already full price phone when the carrier isn’t giving discounts for you bringing your own hardware. I’d rather buy the full version from the carrier and just flash all the crap off and save myself the sheer economic travesty of going to a Sony store for anything.