What a shit show. But fair play to Khosrowshahi for coming clean.
146 posts • joined 22 Aug 2007
Umm.. what if the car hits a pedestrian
Then plows into a bus? Pedestrian sandwich. At least without the glue, the pedestrian might have been thrown clear.
Also, I can see ne'er-do-wells throwing things at google cars trying to make it stick. Soon you'll see them driving around with beer cans, traffic cones etc. adorning every surface.
Well that was a rollercoaster
As someone who bought a Lenovo G50 laptop with the crapware on (incidentally, I think its otherwise a really nice laptop), reading this sentence was like this:
"Lenovo is now offering all customers who had Superfish ..."
"... (those who bought a consumer PC between September last year and January)..."
"... a free .."
Ooooh. I like free stuff!
".. six-month subscription to McAfee Livesafe security scanner"
Not true. I held back on open sourcing hivelytracker (http://code.google.com/p/hivelytracker/) for years because the code is truly horrible. In the end I caved because people wanted to port it, but the comment at the top of gui.c says it all:
** Abandon all hope all ye who enter here
** (consider this fair warning)
and I have other projects that I would want to seriously refactor before opensourcing :)
Re: RCA? Pah. Young 'uns know nothing
wrong on two counts:
1) it was not better than the speccy or c64. It had only 8 colours, low resolution, odd colour attribute system and no vsync. The sound was better than the pre-128k speccy, but that's about it. It also had far fewer games, and a lot of the games it did have were poor.
2) it wasn't french. It was english, but sold better in france and was eventually bought by a french company.
I still have a soft spot for the oric, though. So much so that I wrote an emulator for it (oricutron).
I think the Passport is lovely
My wife just got a passport since she was fed up with touch screen keyboards (something I can sympathise with, I'm going to miss my Pre 3 when I finally give up and upgrade).
I think its a really nice phone. I'm quite tempted to get a Q10 after seeing the passport (unlike my wife, I don't have a handbag, so I need my phone to be pocketable :), but really I'd like to see a "Q20" or so with the touch sensitive keyboard idea from the Passport.
Re: Really sad..
To be honets, I'm kind of tired of backing the dead horse. As much as it pains me (I never liked Android at all), I'm probably going to join the Android crowd. Its a lot better than it used to be, and maybe when I finally can't hold on to webOS any more, maybe it'll actually be nice to use :-)
BB10 looked really nice. It was always in the back of my mind that I'd probably hop over to BB10 when I finally gave up on webOS.
It seems, if you want to know what technology is going to die, ask me what my preference is (I'm still using a Pre 3 as my only phone, and have an AmigaOne XE-G4 that I still use occasionally :)
That is exactly why I still use my Pre 3 as my only phone. I've never found any other phone UI to be so fluid, it just never feels like it gets in the way.
I am the technical support for my family, and between them they have various Android, Windows Phone and iPhones, and it always feels nice to use the Pre 3 after using their phones...
Apparently, it was originally developed on the Amiga, but as the Amiga market died, they moved to the PC.
Later, an unofficial clone was released for the Amiga, which was called "Payback", and while it suffered a bit from being developed entirely by one person, it had a certain charm and was fun enough to play. It was later ported to the Gameboy advance.
Re: Bumpy Road Ahead
Can't speak for GM, but the Palm Pre/Touchstone combination works great in cars. The magnets hold it fine.
The Pre 3 made it a bit trickier since they changed the curve of the back made the touchstone not have such a great grip. Some people filed down the plastic a bit to get a flatter curve, but I found in my VW Passat it was fine because the Touchstone perched neatly on the flat bit between the gear knob and the climate control panel, so it held the Pre 3 in a good gravity assisted position.
I would assume that any in car built-in wireless charging would have some method of stopping the phone going flying across the car on roundabouts and bumpy roads.