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(Some Guy)   IBM unveils Linux watch, eliminating pesky crashes from timetelling   (cnn.com) divider line 18
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2001-10-15 11:29:45 AM  
'and an acceleration sensor that detects the user's hand movements'

Dodgy 'adult' game alert...
 
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2001-10-15 11:30:21 AM  
Just what every fat, pale skinned socially lifeless geek needs. A watch that runs linux, for $500. Huzzah.
 
ugh
2001-10-15 11:35:25 AM  
I'm holding out for the WinCE model :)
 
jph
2001-10-15 11:35:31 AM  
Did you see that thing about the watch (I forget if it was Citizen or Seiko) who manufactured a watch which which had its battery recharged by arm movement? Just pass those things out for free to single guys, and you can power small cities.
 
2001-10-15 11:50:13 AM  
How much do I get if I can put a virus on this?
 
2001-10-15 11:55:48 AM  
Yep, it takes 4 days to set the time and another 2 days to debug and keep it right.
 
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2001-10-15 12:00:10 PM  
Finiamh,


Hahahahaha.. My vote for comment of the day!
 
2001-10-15 12:22:07 PM  
Oooooooooooo! I wonder if it comes in white...to match my pocket-protector?
 
2001-10-15 12:41:39 PM  
Yes, those are called Seiko Kinetics.
I have one and it kicks ass...

All it requires is a little wrist movement now and then.
(Refrain from sexual innuendo)
 
2001-10-15 12:55:05 PM  
"A telephone handset is inconvenient for users to view moving images but, on a wristwatch, it is easier."

I really wonder if people who say these things actually believe them. Because I personally rather watch a movie on my wrist or phone rather than on my notebook or my HDTV.
 
2001-10-15 02:29:47 PM  
Its not a watch its a computer, you fuking idiots.
So there is nothing odd about it using Linux.
 
2001-10-15 03:04:13 PM  
Hey, maybe I can finally put Linux on my 286 laptop (Tiny Linux and other distributions require a 386 and more hard drive space).

10-15-01 11:55:48 AM Finiamh
Yep, it takes 4 days to set the time and another 2 days to debug and keep it right.


Kinda funny you mention that... I just put together my 1st linux box two days ago, and am still wondering why the hell my time is five hours off, when I followed directions on the screen and set my time zone when installing.
 
2001-10-15 04:18:55 PM  
Where is the boot key ?
 
2001-10-15 04:20:28 PM  
If the watch freezes up, don't reboot it. Just proof when you tell the 'significant other' that you lost track of time.
 
2001-10-15 05:13:40 PM  
Hey, maybe I can finally put Linux on my 286 laptop (Tiny Linux and other distributions require a 386 and more hard drive space).
Heh, it's funny to think that a watch only needs a 16 and not a 32 bit processor.
 
2001-10-15 05:43:10 PM  
Kinda funny you mention that... I just put together my 1st linux box two days ago, and am still wondering why the hell my time is five hours off, when I followed directions on the screen and set my time zone when installing.

Katmbca,

In addition to setting the time zone, there is a UTC offset tab where you select the proper UTC offset depending on your time zone, ( -6, -5, -4 hours etc. )while you set the time.

It's easy to miss it. That may have been the problem.

I'm pretty new to this whole Linux thing too. Running Redhat 7.1 & KDE, which seems to feel a lot like Windows to me. I think I like it better than Gnome.

 
2001-10-15 06:03:08 PM  

My dad heads the team that made that watch ^_^ \/ I am a happy Farker, I got in the news! (At least, indirectly)
 
2001-10-15 06:06:17 PM  
Set your BIOS clock to Greenwich Mean Time.
 
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