Doesn't sound like something useful for the person who has one. But perhaps it could be used to identify people in a crowd? Someone you're meeting? Or plague carriers? At least it was not displaying a poo emoji, Mr Dabbs.
"You've got mail!" announces a voice on the tram. How very 1990s, I think, imagining myself as a double-taking, pre-gravitas Tom Hanks in a remake of the lightweight romantic comedy. I tear my attention away from my book and look up to see who uttered this famous refrain. A man standing across the aisle is staring straight at …
TBH, I was expecting to find that Dabbsies flies were open and his new found friend was simply stating "You've Got Male" in a not so subtle way of informing of said situation while trying to minimise the embarrassment that otherwise might be caused by yelling "Oi! Mate! Yer todger's hanging out!"
When TfL introduced charging to enter central London my first reaction was to wonder what happens when a car transporter enters the zone. This was rapidly followed by the thought that a determined group of protesters could have rapidly crashed the entire system. Just make up a series of letters and numbers on some spiral binding arrangement so they could rapidly flip up random VRNs and show them to the cameras.
Someone received a fixed fine for their car being in a bus lane. Except it was nowhere near that place. What had been picked up was a woman pedestrian's clothing with the word "KNITTER" emblazoned on it. Part of it was obscured but the camera system made a guess with car registration KN19 TER
"No matter how often I hit that "Unsubscribe" button"
I now have an email rule to delete anything with Unsubscribe in the body of the email. On my work account anyway, as there appear to be companies in India trawling Linkedin, guessing email addresses and adding me to spam marketing for big tech companies. Their efforts are now wasted :-)
"The idea of PocketView is sound enough: a wearable that alerts you with basic notifications, directions, silent alarms or whatever without need for a wristwatch, earphones or having to reach for your phone. It just works with the clothes you are already wearing"
Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see how this is a sound idea at all. The whole point of smart clothing, as silly as the idea might be, is that you can do away with carrying various devices at all, the clothes themselves doing the job instead. Pocketview isn't a cheap alternative to that, since it fundamentally misses the entire point and requires you to carry around an additional device. Instead, it's just an alternative device to carry instead of a watch. But not instead of a phone, because if it did that it would just be a phone. So instead of having a small, light, unobtrusive bracelet, I can instead carry an extra monitor/bat-signal combination around in my pocket? It doesn't replace smart fabrics because it doesn't even try to do the same job, and it doesn't replace smart watches because it's a less inconvenient, less functional, and just generally incredibly stupid way of doing some of the same job.
"because it's a less inconvenient, less functional, and just generally incredibly stupid way of doing some of the same job."
Which is sort of the raison d'étre for mr. Dabbs' tales of wonder and mayhem...
Of which this particular episode has me in dubio whether to invoice him for a new keyboard, or to inquire where to acquire said prototype for...rigorous testing. Hmmm...maybe both...
by your mental perambulations through tech-related lunacy, but never before to bursting out loud with laughter. Simon came in second place today.
I truly hope this is the beginning of a competition. We left-pondians need all the enjoyable distractions we can find.
Well done, sir!
I didn't know it existed for real. My kid loved to play with the toy version of it from 2 to 5 yo. Ah, Nostalgia...
"Naruto" had plenty of great generic songs. Another kind of nostalgia...
Beware Mr. Dabbs, if you continue to send kisses from your crotch to anyone in public places, you could well end in a less pleasant one.
"Sucks to be him! How Henry the vacuum cleaner became an accidental design icon"
icon: Henry (suffering a severe case of jaundice)-->
An article in "The Conversation" suggests that the Covid pandemic is fertile ground for people pushing their religion. It is a human mental defensive trait to deny their mortality and inconsequence in the Universe - which is the same end for all living things.
I got a bright LED "name badge" panel under €10. It's actually a miniature 1 to 8 messages sign with any font, optional scrolling and variable speed. At the brightest setting people looking at you go; "My eyes! Turn it off!".
I just tried it in my jeans pocket. Can't see it at all.
There is a x3 more expensive version with Bluetooth. I didn't want to research the security & privacy of that so I got the version charged and programmed via USB.
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