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(Slate)   "Only a fool would use Google Glass to spy on people." Well, only idiots would wear them   (slate.com) divider line 78
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2013-05-09 08:27:24 AM
can you play the classic TI-86 game Sqrxz on it?
or Plain Jump?

I DONT THINK SO
 
2013-05-09 08:58:21 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: can you play the classic TI-86 game Sqrxz on it?
or Plain Jump?

I DONT THINK SO


The brief answer is no, unfortunately.
 
2013-05-09 09:07:08 AM
Google Glass will come out, fail to attract a wide audience, disappear, then in three years hipsters will wear it ironically.
 
2013-05-09 09:09:11 AM

Sqrxz: Jon iz teh kewl: can you play the classic TI-86 game Sqrxz on it?
or Plain Jump?

I DONT THINK SO

The brief answer is no, unfortunately.


but can it play Jimmy Mardell's TI-85 Zshell Tetris

or at least SOME kind of block game

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-09 09:11:35 AM
The first caveman who sharpened a stick said, "What? This thing couldn't hurt a fly."
 
2013-05-09 09:12:58 AM
smugmitter sounds smug and poor.

/want one
//don't need one
 
2013-05-09 09:13:12 AM
If they come out at $200 Subby will have them by 2015.
 
2013-05-09 09:13:59 AM
Oh, puh-lease. We actually own the exact same pen linked from the article. (Mrs. Gweilo likes mystery shopping, and was given it for a shop, then told to keep it.)

It could not be any more blindingly obvious that it was anything but a pen. For one, there's the gaping maw of the lens. For another, it's clearly not a normal pen from the look of the button on the top of it. And then there's the blue light that shines on the back of it when it's recording, which I had to camouflage because it just about lights the room up. Not to mention that the pen itself is about as thick as my thumb. (It has to be, to fit a full-sized USB jack plus circuit board and power source inside the confines of the pen body.

I'd be willing to bet the other two "spy" devices are equally obvious to all and sundry.

I'm not saying proper spy gear doesn't exist, I'm just saying that very little of it is available to the public. It's *all* just as obvious as the retarded-looking Google Glass.
 
2013-05-09 09:15:17 AM

Nightsweat: If they come out at $200 Subby will have them by 2015.


If they came out at $20 I wouldn't take one, because it's a product without an overwhelming need. (And it looks utterly idiotic.)

/not subby
 
2013-05-09 09:20:40 AM
Version 2 will be smaller, lighter, have better battery life, and will blend in almost seamlessly with regular glasses.  At that point, everyone will have them.  Even the submitter.
 
2013-05-09 09:22:38 AM
Math is hard.

fool =?= idiot
 
2013-05-09 09:22:54 AM
Is that the Google Glass I have been hearing about lately? A pair of obvious spy glasses??
 
2013-05-09 09:26:27 AM
Well, I want one.
 
2013-05-09 09:29:01 AM
'member when people used to make fun of anyone who used a bluetooth headset?
 
2013-05-09 09:31:13 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: can you play the classic TI-86 game Sqrxz on it?
or Plain Jump?

I DONT THINK SO


Tank, load the jump program...

/how long until someone walks off a really high ledge...or out into traffic...wearing their Glasses?
 
2013-05-09 09:31:32 AM
It's also called

"Law enforcement specific hidden camera sunglasses"

"Spy pens through think geek etc"

"Spy watch that used to be sold through think geek"

Gee, I wonder when it became a concept for google glasses
 
2013-05-09 09:33:40 AM

gweilo8888: Nightsweat: If they come out at $200 Subby will have them by 2015.

If they came out at $20 I wouldn't take one, because it's a product without an overwhelming need. (And it looks utterly idiotic.)

/not subby


Any judgement on how idiotic they look should be reserved for when a product is released. I can't believe how dense people are on the subject of how Glass looks as an R&D platform.
 
2013-05-09 09:35:27 AM

InfrasonicTom: 'member when people used to make fun of anyone who used a bluetooth headset?


used to?
 
2013-05-09 09:35:52 AM

InfrasonicTom: 'member when people used to make fun of anyone who used a bluetooth headset?


People stopped making fun?

/you look like a performer in a boy band with that mic
//muttering to yourself like a schizophrenic bum as you walk down the street
 
2013-05-09 09:36:26 AM
Google Glass is to wearable technology what early Palm Pilot's were to smartphones. Useful to some people, some neat technology, mostly a gimmick that wasn't that useful or practical.

But without the Palm and other early handheld computers we wouldn't have smartphones now.

I'm looking forward to what comes after Google Glass.
 
2013-05-09 09:36:33 AM

InfrasonicTom: 'member when people used to make fun of anyone who used a bluetooth headset?


You mean like now? When people still make fun of Bluetooth headsets?
 
2013-05-09 09:36:42 AM
I want be be a glasshole
 
2013-05-09 09:37:13 AM

InfrasonicTom: 'member when people used to make fun of anyone who used a bluetooth headset?


I laughed at somebody just yesterday for that.
 
2013-05-09 09:40:37 AM
What I'd love to do is to make up a nickname for people who use a product that doesn't even exist yet, then pre-determine that they are bad people and nobody likes them. Then if I could harp on that for a year or so, that would be greeeeaaat.
 
2013-05-09 09:46:08 AM

LasersHurt: What I'd love to do is to make up a nickname for people who use a product that doesn't even exist yet, then pre-determine that they are bad people and nobody likes them. Then if I could harp on that for a year or so, that would be greeeeaaat.


Glassholes.
 
2013-05-09 09:47:04 AM

gweilo8888: Nightsweat: If they come out at $200 Subby will have them by 2015.

If they came out at $20 I wouldn't take one, because it's a product without an overwhelming need. (And it looks utterly idiotic.)


So, how comfortable is the hole in that tree stump you're living in?
 
2013-05-09 09:47:48 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: Sqrxz: Jon iz teh kewl: can you play the classic TI-86 game Sqrxz on it?
or Plain Jump?

I DONT THINK SO

The brief answer is no, unfortunately.

but can it play Jimmy Mardell's TI-85 Zshell Tetris

or at least SOME kind of block game


Must. Play. Columns.

/sega classics collection ftw!
 
2013-05-09 09:50:21 AM

PunGent: Jon iz teh kewl: can you play the classic TI-86 game Sqrxz on it?
or Plain Jump?

I DONT THINK SO

Tank, load the jump program...

/how long until someone walks off a really high ledge...or out into traffic...wearing their Glasses?


I've nearly done that while texting, so not long I assume...
 
2013-05-09 09:52:28 AM
I don't understand how this would be spy technology.  By definition you can already see the thing you're 'spying' on.  It's not x-ray vision.

Um... right?
 
2013-05-09 09:56:01 AM

Another Pretentious Nickname: I don't understand how this would be spy technology.  By definition you can already see the thing you're 'spying' on.  It's not x-ray vision.

Um... right?


Right. The same definition they are using would also apply to normal glasses that help your vision.
 
2013-05-09 10:01:03 AM

Another Pretentious Nickname: I don't understand how this would be spy technology.  By definition you can already see the thing you're 'spying' on.  It's not x-ray vision.

Um... right?


That's what I am wondering.  They discussed privacy issues in the article and I am perplexed why would you think you have privacy in the first place with someone looking right at you to begin with.

Mmm, there is only one person looking at me, so I have the privacy to scratch myself an no one will be the wiser.  Oh no, he was recording and now my privacy rights were comprised.  Stupid is strong with this product.
 
2013-05-09 10:09:26 AM

Grumpy Cat: Well, I want one.


I do too. But I can't convince my boss that we need to test these. Wish I could.
 
2013-05-09 10:19:04 AM

WTF Indeed: Google Glass will come out, fail to attract a wide audience, disappear, then in three years hipsters will wear it ironically

ten yearssome other company will release something just like it that actually works, and it will catch on.
 
2013-05-09 10:21:25 AM
Lasik surgeons will evolve into cyborg makers.
 
2013-05-09 10:24:55 AM

drb9: Math is hard.

fool =?= idiot


You idiot.

I mean, fool.
 
2013-05-09 10:28:46 AM

lack of warmth: Another Pretentious Nickname: I don't understand how this would be spy technology.  By definition you can already see the thing you're 'spying' on.  It's not x-ray vision.

Um... right?

That's what I am wondering.  They discussed privacy issues in the article and I am perplexed why would you think you have privacy in the first place with someone looking right at you to begin with.

Mmm, there is only one person looking at me, so I have the privacy to scratch myself an no one will be the wiser.  Oh no, he was recording and now my privacy rights were comprised.  Stupid is strong with this product.


They have this places called "locker rooms" where you undress in front of strangers, perhaps even get naked.  You accept that strangers will see you in your underwear or less, but that doesn't mean you'd be thrilled to learn a video of you in your granny panties has been uploaded to the internet.

But I can understand you might never have heard of such a place before.
 
2013-05-09 10:29:56 AM

ciberido: They have this places called "locker rooms" where you undress in front of strangers, perhaps even get naked.


THESE places.  Ugh.
 
2013-05-09 10:37:41 AM
There's always gonna be a group of folks who will use something like this regardless of fashion or social stigma. There are plenty of dbag executive types who work in the buildings around me that get smirked or snickered at when they're on a BT conference call at the drinking fountain or whatever, but those are also the dudes who couldn't care less what the people they perceive as "peons" think.

Basically the bluetooth thing looks dumb, but not everyone factors that aspect into their decision making. Some people aren't going to change their behavior because some stranger made fun of them on the street.

Meanwhile my office phone is a POS which kicks up a ton of static whenever anyone talks :(
 
2013-05-09 10:43:11 AM

pkellmey: Another Pretentious Nickname: I don't understand how this would be spy technology.  By definition you can already see the thing you're 'spying' on.  It's not x-ray vision.

Um... right?

Right. The same definition they are using would also apply to normal glasses that help your vision.


Here's what's always been my question about the Googlewear: since I already wear glasses, can I get this product with prescription lenses?

/Old. Stupid. And most definitely fat. But serious about my question.
 
2013-05-09 11:04:40 AM
I wonder if Google is going to cover hospital expenses for their customers?
 
2013-05-09 11:05:33 AM

WTF Indeed: Google Glass will come out, fail to attract a wide audience, disappear, then in three years hipsters will wear it ironically.


I don't know if you've noticed, but almost all of the people that were given the 'privilege' to buy into the Google Glass beta are in fact hipsters.
 
2013-05-09 11:06:23 AM

mama2tnt: pkellmey: Another Pretentious Nickname: I don't understand how this would be spy technology.  By definition you can already see the thing you're 'spying' on.  It's not x-ray vision.

Um... right?

Right. The same definition they are using would also apply to normal glasses that help your vision.

Here's what's always been my question about the Googlewear: since I already wear glasses, can I get this product with prescription lenses?

/Old. Stupid. And most definitely fat. But serious about my question.


According to the Wall Street Journal, prescription lense options will probably be available after it launches for the general public.
 
2013-05-09 11:08:32 AM

mama2tnt: pkellmey: Another Pretentious Nickname: I don't understand how this would be spy technology.  By definition you can already see the thing you're 'spying' on.  It's not x-ray vision.

Um... right?

Right. The same definition they are using would also apply to normal glasses that help your vision.

Here's what's always been my question about the Googlewear: since I already wear glasses, can I get this product with prescription lenses?

/Old. Stupid. And most definitely fat. But serious about my question.


I heard that they can't be used over prescription glasses but nothing about them being made as prescription lenses. My guess is no right now. I'd go back to contacts if I had some.
 
2013-05-09 11:10:56 AM

LasersHurt: What I'd love to do is to make up a nickname for people who use a product that doesn't even exist yet, then pre-determine that they are bad people and nobody likes them. Then if I could harp on that for a year or so, that would be greeeeaaat.


BluetoothCockBlockers. Like those great BluBlocker sunglasses sold "As Seen on TV" but with added interweb cache'
 
2013-05-09 11:11:59 AM
Optigrab II
 
2013-05-09 11:18:06 AM

lack of warmth: Another Pretentious Nickname: I don't understand how this would be spy technology.  By definition you can already see the thing you're 'spying' on.  It's not x-ray vision.

Um... right?

That's what I am wondering.  They discussed privacy issues in the article and I am perplexed why would you think you have privacy in the first place with someone looking right at you to begin with.

Mmm, there is only one person looking at me, so I have the privacy to scratch myself an no one will be the wiser.  Oh no, he was recording and now my privacy rights were comprised.  Stupid is strong with this product.


I'm already working on the first Google glass privacy app that green-screens your hand out of the video so one will see you picking your nose. Anybody want to Kickfark this project? - first one million donors of $1.99 get the BOTH the left and right hand versions of the app*.

(*This offer not valid.)
 
2013-05-09 11:19:12 AM

lack of warmth: Another Pretentious Nickname: I don't understand how this would be spy technology.  By definition you can already see the thing you're 'spying' on.  It's not x-ray vision.

Um... right?

That's what I am wondering.  They discussed privacy issues in the article and I am perplexed why would you think you have privacy in the first place with someone looking right at you to begin with.

Mmm, there is only one person looking at me, so I have the privacy to scratch myself an no one will be the wiser.  Oh no, he was recording and now my privacy rights were comprised.  Stupid is strong with this product.


I'm already working on the first Google glass privacy app that green-screens your hand out of the video so *no* one will see you picking your nose. Anybody want to Kickfark this project? - first one million donors of $1.99 get the BOTH the left and right hand versions of the app*.

(*This offer not valid.)
 
2013-05-09 11:20:15 AM
This is the first time I have seen these optical lenses and believe they will be used in porn, knowing or not, at some point.
 
2013-05-09 11:20:34 AM
The danger of wearing Google Glass:

www.lolbrary.com
 
2013-05-09 11:21:30 AM

waterrockets: gweilo8888: Nightsweat: If they come out at $200 Subby will have them by 2015.

If they came out at $20 I wouldn't take one, because it's a product without an overwhelming need. (And it looks utterly idiotic.)

/not subby

Any judgement on how idiotic they look should be reserved for when a product is released. I can't believe how dense people are on the subject of how Glass looks as an R&D platform.


Whether it's still in R&D matters not one iota to how idiotic they look. Wearing prescription-free plain glasses or something that looks like glasses with the lenses missing is idiotic. Unless they change the form factor entirely -- in which case it will be a totally different product -- it is idiotic and you'll look like a vapid nerd wearing it.
 
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