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(C|Net)   Seattle bar bans Google Glass. "And ass kickings will be encouraged for violators"   (news.cnet.com) divider line 123
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2013-03-09 06:31:06 AM
Before I read the article, I thought it was about drinking glasses with the Google logo on them.
 
2013-03-09 07:10:38 AM
So they're banning someting nobody has yet?

Not seeing the heroism.
 
2013-03-09 09:28:28 AM
What strikes me about Google's marketing of this so far is that they really seem to have pushed to the forefront the feature of it that most people are going to find creepy: its ability to videotape anything anywhere.  Yeah, I know you have to audibly say "Google Glass, start recording", and there's going to be a red light on them to show they are recording, but most people will find the notion of a device  you can wear around and record anything creepy.

It's also kind of scary in this regard, in that it shows how little Google cares about privacy, like they seem to think of privacy concerns as "uncool."
 
2013-03-09 10:15:02 AM
"And ass kickings will be encouraged for violators"

Yeah, right. The hipsters who go to that bar have never been in a fight in their lives.
 
2013-03-09 10:16:32 AM

jake_lex: What strikes me about Google's marketing of this so far is that they really seem to have pushed to the forefront the feature of it that most people are going to find creepy: its ability to videotape anything anywhere.  Yeah, I know you have to audibly say "Google Glass, start recording", and there's going to be a red light on them to show they are recording, but most people will find the notion of a device  you can wear around and record anything creepy.


www.examiner.com
Yeah, people are really creeped out when they see someone with a device that can record.
 
2013-03-09 10:18:03 AM

jake_lex: What strikes me about Google's marketing of this so far is that they really seem to have pushed to the forefront the feature of it that most people are going to find creepy: its ability to videotape anything anywhere.  Yeah, I know you have to audibly say "Google Glass, start recording", and there's going to be a red light on them to show they are recording, but most people will find the notion of a device  you can wear around and record anything creepy.

It's also kind of scary in this regard, in that it shows how little Google cares about privacy, like they seem to think of privacy concerns as "uncool."


Glasses with video built in are already commonly available. Plus fake Bluetooth earphones that are actually video cameras have been around for a few years, and they sell for twenty dollars on ebay. Ditto a pen you can put in your shirt pocket with a video camera, car keys with video camera etc.

I can see why the bar is doing this and considering the attitude many US employers seem to have about someone even just having a beer while off duty, I can understand why people wouldn't want video showing up on Youtube.

But what are they going to do when the next gen Google Glasses come out that just look like ordinary glasses, let alone all the spy camera glasses that look ordinary that are available right now? Check everyone with glasses?
 
2013-03-09 10:20:35 AM

Flint Ironstag: But what are they going to do when the next gen Google Glasses come out that just look like ordinary glasses, let alone all the spy camera glasses that look ordinary that are available right now? Check everyone with glasses?


3.bp.blogspot.com
Considering that most of their customers look like this, probably no.
 
2013-03-09 10:29:00 AM

Theaetetus: Flint Ironstag: But what are they going to do when the next gen Google Glasses come out that just look like ordinary glasses, let alone all the spy camera glasses that look ordinary that are available right now? Check everyone with glasses?

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Considering that most of their customers look like this, probably no.


When he takes the glasses off the nose and 'tash come away with them, right?
 
2013-03-09 11:23:01 AM
I bet this is the sort of bar where people who charge credit cards there have a 400% higher rate of bankruptcy and should be used as a part of people's credit score.
 
2013-03-09 11:43:04 AM
Google Glass is more douchey than creepy.
 
2013-03-09 12:04:24 PM

wildcardjack: I bet this is the sort of bar where people who charge credit cards there have a 400% higher rate of bankruptcy and should be used as a part of people's credit score.


Its the kind of bar thats been in business for decades, serving normal people. Unwanted asswit hipster d-bags who screw with that can stay out.

// 5-spot's a great bar

/// its normally packed, too.

/// great happy hour menu, $3 half-pound burgers
 
2013-03-09 12:05:03 PM
5 Point.


5 Spot is up on Queen Anne.


// coffee, need
 
2013-03-09 12:20:38 PM

L.D. Ablo: Google Glass is more douchey than creepy.


Screw it, I'm still going to get one, probably.
 
2013-03-09 12:35:03 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-09 12:36:58 PM
ITG.
 
2013-03-09 12:38:01 PM
Google goggles boggle?
 
2013-03-09 12:38:18 PM
www.virtualshackles.com
 
2013-03-09 12:39:55 PM
How hip and cool of them to go ahead and ban something that isn't out yet.

/protip: people are ALREADY taking embarrassing pictures and video of each other on their cell phones.  Ban those too, douchebags
 
2013-03-09 12:40:59 PM

Theaetetus: "And ass kickings will be encouraged for violators"

Yeah, right. The hipsters who go to that bar have never been in a fight in their lives.


I don't think you've ever been to the 5 Point.
 
2013-03-09 12:41:14 PM
Beer Goggles are ok, though

http://www.sexyandfunny.com/view_flash/beer-goggles-and-you_36599.ht ml
(note: Tiny NSFW ads!)
 
2013-03-09 12:41:42 PM
They're only banning them because they went mainstream.

/goddamn hipsters
 
2013-03-09 12:41:52 PM
There is no such thing as a dive bar that has a Facebook page.
 
2013-03-09 12:44:44 PM

Alphax: Before I read the article, I thought it was about drinking glasses with the Google logo on them.


Me too. Even better is these Beer Googles
chugbuzz.com
 
2013-03-09 12:45:01 PM
For everybody calling this "hipster" because they can't read past "Seattle," just FYI Belltown is where bros and gangsters go to party. The hipsters stay up on the hill.
 
2013-03-09 12:45:40 PM

jake_lex: What strikes me about Google's marketing of this so far is that they really seem to have pushed to the forefront the feature of it that most people are going to find creepy: its ability to videotape anything anywhere.  Yeah, I know you have to audibly say "Google Glass, start recording", and there's going to be a red light on them to show they are recording, but most people will find the notion of a device  you can wear around and record anything creepy.

It's also kind of scary in this regard, in that it shows how little Google cares about privacy, like they seem to think of privacy concerns as "uncool."


Meh.  David Brin predicted it 20 years ago, and worked out all the ways different components of society might react to the situation.
 
2013-03-09 12:46:59 PM
t.qkme.me
 
2013-03-09 12:47:19 PM

jake_lex: What strikes me about Google's marketing of this so far is that they really seem to have pushed to the forefront the feature of it that most people are going to find creepy: its ability to videotape anything anywhere.  Yeah, I know you have to audibly say "Google Glass, start recording", and there's going to be a red light on them to show they are recording, but most people will find the notion of a device  you can wear around and record anything creepy.

It's also kind of scary in this regard, in that it shows how little Google cares about privacy, like they seem to think of privacy concerns as "uncool."


I just want to wear them all the time at home so I can prove to my wife who started the argument(s) and who was being irrational.
 
2013-03-09 12:50:39 PM
The recording aspect of google glasses is going to be a very tiny aspect of their coolness, in the very near future.

Standard search-engine retrieval aspect is only a little more.

The majority of the coolness is going to be the AR overlays.
 
2013-03-09 12:52:02 PM
Update: A Google spokesperson responds: "It is still very early days for Glass, and we expect that as with other new technologies, such as cell phones, behaviors and social norms will develop over time."

Yeah. Meaning there will be even more ways to invade the privacy of other people and post humiliating videos on the Internet.
 
2013-03-09 12:53:02 PM

jake_lex: What strikes me about Google's marketing of this so far is that they really seem to have pushed to the forefront the feature of it that most people are going to find creepy: its ability to videotape anything anywhere.  Yeah, I know you have to audibly say "Google Glass, start recording", and there's going to be a red light on them to show they are recording, but most people will find the notion of a device  you can wear around and record anything creepy.

It's also kind of scary in this regard, in that it shows how little Google cares about privacy, like they seem to think of privacy concerns as "uncool."


Right.  Every person in that bar is going to bust out their iPhone, get on facetweet and twitterbook about how creepy that guy in the google glasses is.  OMG!!! HES SUCH A CREEPERZ!!!!

Very few people have an actual desire for privacy.  Most of them want to have people gawk at their lives and tell them how cool they are.   It is an artifact of television.
 
2013-03-09 12:54:14 PM

ISO15693: The recording aspect of google glasses is going to be a very tiny aspect of their coolness, in the very near future.
Standard search-engine retrieval aspect is only a little more.
The majority of the coolness is going to be the AR overlays.


You said "aspect" three times.  Quite a ratio.
 
2013-03-09 12:58:21 PM
"And ass kickings will be encouraged for violators."

s24.postimage.org
 
2013-03-09 12:59:14 PM

GardenWeasel: I just want to wear them all the time at home so I can prove to my wife who started the argument(s) and who was being irrational.


So you can start another irrational argument?

"I don't believe it.  Prove it to me and I still won't believe it."  Doug Adams.
 
2013-03-09 12:59:53 PM

LDM90: All I think about when I hear...

  [t.qkme.me image 310x209]

rly?
this is all I think about...
imageshack.us
 
2013-03-09 01:01:58 PM
Wait until your coworker with google glasses (who you thought was cool) records you talking trash about your boss.
 
2013-03-09 01:04:35 PM
Guaranteed the bar has several cameras running at all times.  Kick it's ass!
 
2013-03-09 01:06:58 PM

netgamer7k: Wait until your coworker with google glasses (who you thought was cool) records you talking trash about your boss.


Yea, People feeling that they are always on camera can't be good.  I think we'll end up with a neurotic society. More Truman Show delusions, too. .

Terrible idea.

/forget kicking ass, just a little spray paint would work fine
 
2013-03-09 01:06:58 PM
I hope these are just test models because someone sucker punch the shiat out of you i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-09 01:07:06 PM

jake_lex: What strikes me about Google's marketing of this so far is that they really seem to have pushed to the forefront the feature of it that most people are going to find creepy: its ability to videotape anything anywhere.  Yeah, I know you have to audibly say "Google Glass, start recording", and there's going to be a red light on them to show they are recording, but most people will find the notion of a device  you can wear around and record anything creepy.

It's also kind of scary in this regard, in that it shows how little Google cares about privacy, like they seem to think of privacy concerns as "uncool."


Wait, you don't already assume you're being recorded anytime you're in public anyway?
 
2013-03-09 01:08:03 PM
I would get a Google Glass if they ditched the frame and went with magnetic piercings like this guy and his iPod:   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/9272583/Man-implants-magn e ts-into-his-wrist-to-secure-iPod.html

It would be like a removable Borg implant
 
2013-03-09 01:08:19 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: How hip and cool of them to go ahead and ban something that isn't out yet.


FTA:Meinert admitted he was having a bit of fun: "Part of this is a joke, to be funny on Facebook, and get reaction."

/protip: people are ALREADY taking embarrassing pictures and video of each other on their cell phones.  Ban those too, douchebags

FTA:

"But part of it's serious," he continued, "because we don't let people film other people or take photos unwanted of people in the bar, because it is kind of a private place that people go."

Reading is fundamental.
 
2013-03-09 01:10:14 PM

strife: "And ass kickings will be encouraged for violators."

[s24.postimage.org image 400x400]


Don't poke fun. I've known the bartenders for 25 years, and they WILL kick your ass. Especially the short cute brunette, whom I've seen go over the bar in one leap many times and personally remove an offender.

It's not a "hipster" bar. Once upon a time it was a real speakeasy and real blood has been spilled in there. It's been in business for over 100 years.

/love the 5-Point.
 
2013-03-09 01:11:04 PM
"Dive bar"

+

"Facebook page"

=

Both are entirely populated by hipsters.
 
2013-03-09 01:11:11 PM
I actually also fear for privacy, but I think the glasses could have interesting applications for Architecture, mainly in Restoration.

Think on it: You're in an old house that you need to make the floorplans, you turn this on and start walking around while it scans, and translates what you see and where you walk into a basic floorplan that you can work on.
 
2013-03-09 01:13:14 PM

jake_lex: What strikes me about Google's marketing of this so far is that they really seem to have pushed to the forefront the feature of it that most people are going to find creepy: its ability to videotape anything anywhere.  Yeah, I know you have to audibly say "Google Glass, start recording", and there's going to be a red light on them to show they are recording, but most people will find the notion of a device  you can wear around and record anything creepy.

It's also kind of scary in this regard, in that it shows how little Google cares about privacy, like they seem to think of privacy concerns as "uncool."


netspyshop.com

For some time, things like the above have been available. This one costs $5-$8 and records for 1.5 hrs. Your privacy is becoming increasingly illusory. Do try to keep up.
 
2013-03-09 01:13:58 PM

Lor M. Ipsum: I would get a Google Glass if they ditched the frame and went with magnetic piercings like this guy and his iPod:   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/9272583/Man-implants-magn e ts-into-his-wrist-to-secure-iPod.html

It would be like a removable Borg implant


And in a few years...
 
2013-03-09 01:16:00 PM

henryhill: The My Little Pony Killer: How hip and cool of them to go ahead and ban something that isn't out yet.

FTA:Meinert admitted he was having a bit of fun: "Part of this is a joke, to be funny on Facebook, and get reaction."

/protip: people are ALREADY taking embarrassing pictures and video of each other on their cell phones.  Ban those too, douchebags

FTA:
"But part of it's serious," he continued, "because we don't let people film other people or take photos unwanted of people in the bar, because it is kind of a private place that people go."

Reading is fundamental.


That statement implies exactly what I said, which is that people are already taking images of one another in that bar. How does the owner know which ones are unwanted? Is he a mindreader? Do patrons approach him in order to tattle on one another?

He doesn't actually enforce that. He just wants attention.
 
2013-03-09 01:16:20 PM

Flint Ironstag: Theaetetus: Flint Ironstag: But what are they going to do when the next gen Google Glasses come out that just look like ordinary glasses, let alone all the spy camera glasses that look ordinary that are available right now? Check everyone with glasses?

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 500x335]
Considering that most of their customers look like this, probably no.

When he takes the glasses off the nose and 'tash come away with them, right?


and the dbaggy wig?
 
2013-03-09 01:21:53 PM
I can't believe how many here are white knighting this douche bar.
 
2013-03-09 01:27:15 PM

L.D. Ablo: Google Glass is more douchey than creepy.


How about if a Glass user goes around picking a fight with you, then uploads a vid of you apparently being a douche?  Ms. Grundy in HR, not knowing the context of the vid, might can you, and that would be creepy.
 
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