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(Death and Taxes Magazine)   In response to bars banning Glass, SF Glassholes decide to start their own bar. The result? "This bar is the opposite of fun"   (deathandtaxesmag.com) divider line 209
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2014-05-01 01:36:32 PM  
Well, no.  A hotel decided to try catering Google Glass wearers, with predictable results.
 
2014-05-01 01:37:50 PM  
This is the dumbest article I'm likely to read for awhile.
 
2014-05-01 01:38:15 PM  
The article is the opposite of fun too. It's the AT&T of literature.
 
2014-05-01 01:38:50 PM  
it is a shame that the lede is yet to be comfortable with Google Glass

It will take some time, but I am sure that 25 years from now we will all use similar devices
 
2014-05-01 01:39:53 PM  
"The complimentary drink is geared toward the local tech crowd who own a pair."

I'm guessing they're going to be hard pressed to find any that have a pair.
 
2014-05-01 01:42:13 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The article is the opposite of fun too. It's the AT&T of literature.


He goes in against a niche of total douchebags and ends up looking like one himself.  Brilliant.
 
2014-05-01 01:56:16 PM  
I went to a particularly slow bar when it was particularly slow with the intent of having a bad time. I did not have a good time.
 
2014-05-01 02:00:48 PM  

factoryconnection: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The article is the opposite of fun too. It's the AT&T of literature.

He goes in against a niche of total douchebags and ends up looking like one himself.  Brilliant.


Well the bartender didn't offer him nuts! And that clearly undesirable tourist man kept trying to talk to him! What's a guy to do?
 
2014-05-01 02:11:06 PM  

Confabulat: Well the bartender didn't offer him nuts! And that clearly undesirable tourist man kept trying to talk to him! What's a guy to do?


Tourists? In a hotel lounge, you say?  THIS CITY SUCKS
 
2014-05-01 02:28:40 PM  
You people obviously are missing the part where the author considered switching the order of the CTRL ALT DEL pillows. If madcap humor like that doesn't compel you, then you're dead inside. Dead.
 
2014-05-01 02:36:26 PM  
I pledge allegiance to the latest piece of marginally useful technology, and to the latest release, for which we strive to obtain first.
 
2014-05-01 03:02:48 PM  
i522.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-01 03:08:13 PM  
Cameras by the government? Meh
Cameras on the street by private companies? Whatever
Cameras used to take selfies in public places? Sure
Google glass? ZOMGWTFBBQ!!11!!
 
2014-05-01 03:20:39 PM  
I really hate these people.
 
2014-05-01 03:21:45 PM  
"Back in February, social media guru Sarah Slocum was allegedly attacked for wearing Google Glass in a bar.  She called it a 'hate crime.'"

Matthew Sheppard and James Byrd feel her pain.
 
2014-05-01 03:25:22 PM  
Can we ban the TFauthor from ever writing again? Christ, that was awful even considering that he made it obvious he had an axe to grind from the start.
 
2014-05-01 03:27:36 PM  

Sybarite: [i522.photobucket.com image 600x315]


Glass doesn't use tabs.
 
2014-05-01 03:35:15 PM  
One day, we will all have devices like this.  They'll be common, and no one will give a second thought to using them in their daily lives.

But we're not there yet.  To the average person, talking to someone with Glass feels like this:

ts4.mm.bing.net

All the time.
 
2014-05-01 03:37:15 PM  
farking gargoyles.
 
2014-05-01 03:39:08 PM  

Sybarite: [i522.photobucket.com image 600x315]


That guy looks like Rick from The Walking Dead.
 
2014-05-01 03:39:52 PM  

Ishkur: farking gargoyles.


Googoyles?
 
2014-05-01 03:39:54 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The article is the opposite of fun too. It's the AT&T of literature.


I don't own a Google Glass, or Glasses or whatever, but I was going to say that the author was the opposite of a douche. But I was wrong.
 
2014-05-01 03:42:42 PM  

Confabulat: factoryconnection: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The article is the opposite of fun too. It's the AT&T of literature.

He goes in against a niche of total douchebags and ends up looking like one himself.  Brilliant.

Well the bartender didn't offer him nuts! And that clearly undesirable tourist man kept trying to talk to him! What's a guy to do?


Yeah, I'm not going to defend people wearing google glass to a bar, but that author was an asshole.
 
2014-05-01 03:43:35 PM  
So when can we get a glasses app in our Glasses?

Because if I could get a special pair of glasses that I could dial up and down to be sunglasses or not, and that I could then adjust as needed (because no pair of glasses works more than half the time for me.  I keep getting split images, ghost vision, and blow-up lights), I'd be there.

Even at $1500/pop.

Totally worth it.  I'll take 2 for when I inevitably lose the one and have to wait in the mail for the next one.
 
2014-05-01 03:44:42 PM  

Ishkur: farking gargoyles.


"Nothing looks stupider; these getups are the modern-day equivalent of the slide-rule scabbard or the calculator pouch on the belt, marking the user as belonging to a class that is at once above and far below human society."

~Snow Crash, 1992
 
2014-05-01 03:45:09 PM  
We're cocaine-addicted to the little rushes we get when we pull our phones out of our pockets and see that someone's liked or shared or starred or retweeted or regrammed or reblogged or revined or repinned or screenshot our snap or or or or or or

It's funny that this self professed luddite would say this while I love my tech and I don't do any of those things.  I love that I have my critical data backed up, instantly available in my pocket laptop bag desktop and work place.  I love that I can be anywhere and be in contact if necessary and yet I know how to turn my phone off.  This guy's problem isn't that technology is encroaching on his life, his problem is that he is stupid.

I suspect this guy could find an existence that does not include any technology that post-dates 1980 and he would still be a miserable douche.
 
2014-05-01 03:45:53 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The article is the opposite of fun too. It's the AT&T of literature.


DAAAMN

/need some aloe for that burn
 
2014-05-01 03:49:21 PM  

meyerkev: So when can we get a glasses app in our Glasses?

Because if I could get a special pair of glasses that I could dial up and down to be sunglasses or not, and that I could then adjust as needed (because no pair of glasses works more than half the time for me.  I keep getting split images, ghost vision, and blow-up lights), I'd be there.

Even at $1500/pop.

Totally worth it.  I'll take 2 for when I inevitably lose the one and have to wait in the mail for the next one.


Or changing prescriptions. I have no idea how that works, what with the shape of the lens controlling the sharpness of the image, but the first person who can pull that off will be a gazillionaire found dead on the grounds of Hour Eyes or Sterling Optical.

// or on the virtual ground of myeyedr
 
2014-05-01 03:51:04 PM  
Is there anything to do in this thread besides yelling about who we, individually, hate more?

Because... I'm not sure there is.
 
2014-05-01 03:51:46 PM  

Egoy3k: It's funny that this self professed luddite would say this while I love my tech and I don't do any of those things.  I love that I have my critical data backed up, instantly available in my pocket laptop bag desktop and work place.  I love that I can be anywhere and be in contact if necessary and yet I know how to turn my phone off.  This guy's problem isn't that technology is encroaching on his life, his problem is that he is stupid.


If you wanted to utterly cripple a society that unceremoniously dumped every last vestige of it's information, money, value, literature, music, business and social interaction methods into a bunch of electrons, I suppose you could just blow up the power grid and walk in with a couple of platoons and just b*tchslap all the weeping morons sitting on the curb, mashing their touch screens in vain and shouting "but MY DATA!"  There's a good movie there, someplace.  Electricity IS the modern world.  And we're  running out of stuff to burn to make it.  Ha ha.
 
2014-05-01 03:52:12 PM  

Confabulat: This is the dumbest article I'm likely to read for awhile.


Challenge accepted

http://nstarzone.com/CODERED.html 

Deep
Underground
Military
Base

DUMB for short
 
2014-05-01 03:52:23 PM  
Another privileged bohemian subculture claims victimhood in a self-absorbed bid for legitimacy.
 
2014-05-01 03:54:05 PM  

Khellendros: One day, we will all have devices like this.  They'll be common, and no one will give a second thought to using them in their daily lives.

But we're not there yet.  To the average person, talking to someone with Glass feels like this:

[ts4.mm.bing.net image 300x224]

All the time.


remember when people with VCRs, calculators, computers or cell phones were rich pricks that deserved scorn?
 
2014-05-01 03:54:40 PM  

Theaetetus: Sybarite: [i522.photobucket.com image 600x315]

Glass doesn't use tabs.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-01 03:56:18 PM  

ikanreed: Is there anything to do in this thread besides yelling about who we, individually, hate more?

Because... I'm not sure there is.


I was thinking about commenting that a bar where everyone sits quietly and stares at the tv or their devices actually sounds kind of nice, but that just sounds anti-social. I mean, I am, but no one wants me writing about it.
 
2014-05-01 03:56:49 PM  

Fano: remember when people with VCRs, calculators, computers or cell phones were rich pricks that deserved scorn?



No, and I remember when they were new.
 
2014-05-01 03:57:25 PM  

Khellendros: One day, we will all have devices like this.  They'll be common, and no one will give a second thought to using them in their daily lives.

But we're not there yet.  To the average person, talking to someone with Glass feels like this:

[ts4.mm.bing.net image 300x224]

All the time.


To the conceited, perhaps. Nobody wants to take your picture, nobody is spying on you.
 
2014-05-01 03:59:05 PM  

The Slush: Theaetetus: Sybarite: [i522.photobucket.com image 600x315]

Glass doesn't use tabs.

[i.imgur.com image 600x290]


Pff, I wish. I'm waiting for an Apple version, though, so that I can achieve Maximum Douche.
 
2014-05-01 03:59:08 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: To the conceited, perhaps.


Or to the people who have no interest in engaging people socially who have their head up their ass and barely acknowledge you.
 
2014-05-01 03:59:43 PM  
After the incident, and to respond to the anti-tech backlash that's swept the city, a few bars in San Francisco banned Google Glass.

This is farking stupid. I'm not gonna buy Google Glass, and I wouldn't use it if it were given to me, mostly because it would be in my way and I wouldn't want to carry it around. That said this whole "People who use Google Glass are douchebags" thing is stupid. Especially since nobody around here has sen more than a few people wearing Glass, if anybody. It's really a great example of bandwagon mentality. "Why are you calling them douchebags?" "Um, because I heard it on the internet".
 
2014-05-01 04:01:09 PM  

Fano: Khellendros: One day, we will all have devices like this.  They'll be common, and no one will give a second thought to using them in their daily lives.

But we're not there yet.  To the average person, talking to someone with Glass feels like this:

[ts4.mm.bing.net image 300x224]

All the time.

remember when people with VCRs, calculators, computers or cell phones were rich pricks that deserved scorn?


This isn't about status. Google Glass is a severe violation of the social contract, and not the forgivable harmless awkward kind.
 
2014-05-01 04:03:54 PM  

bunner: Egoy3k: It's funny that this self professed luddite would say this while I love my tech and I don't do any of those things.  I love that I have my critical data backed up, instantly available in my pocket laptop bag desktop and work place.  I love that I can be anywhere and be in contact if necessary and yet I know how to turn my phone off.  This guy's problem isn't that technology is encroaching on his life, his problem is that he is stupid.

If you wanted to utterly cripple a society that unceremoniously dumped every last vestige of it's information, money, value, literature, music, business and social interaction methods into a bunch of electrons, I suppose you could just blow up the power grid and walk in with a couple of platoons and just b*tchslap all the weeping morons sitting on the curb, mashing their touch screens in vain and shouting "but MY DATA!"  There's a good movie there, someplace.  Electricity IS the modern world.  And we're  running out of stuff to burn to make it.  Ha ha.


You point? If there were no electricity I wouldn't have any use for my data anyway.
 
2014-05-01 04:07:59 PM  
God that place is so nerdy if Kareem Abdul Jabbar walked in he'd turn back into a virgin.
 
2014-05-01 04:08:58 PM  

Ishkur: farking gargoyles.


Exactly.  It is just like Snowcrash.
 
2014-05-01 04:09:22 PM  

Mikey1969: After the incident, and to respond to the anti-tech backlash that's swept the city, a few bars in San Francisco banned Google Glass.

This is farking stupid. I'm not gonna buy Google Glass, and I wouldn't use it if it were given to me, mostly because it would be in my way and I wouldn't want to carry it around. That said this whole "People who use Google Glass are douchebags" thing is stupid. Especially since nobody around here has sen more than a few people wearing Glass, if anybody. It's really a great example of bandwagon mentality. "Why are you calling them douchebags?" "Um, because I heard it on the internet".


SF is undergoing a higher form of gentrification right now.

Instead of poor minorities being pushed out by middle class people, middle class people are being pushed out by tech employees.  Rents have never stopped rising, even during the recession.  Renters will jack up prices when the learn that Google has a shuttle stop on the corner.  Common sentiment these days is that all the tech companies, Google especially, are driving out the original people of San Francisco.

So there's widespread antipathy towards "techies" and especially towards Google Glass.  There was a news story a few weeks ago about someone having Google Glass snatched off their face.   And then the thief ran away.  Down to the corner where they smashed the headset underneath their heel.

It also doesn't help that the techies make way more money than everyone else.  People see their own stagnant wages and are envious.
 
2014-05-01 04:09:26 PM  

bunner: If you wanted to utterly cripple a society that unceremoniously dumped every last vestige of it's information, money, value, literature, music, business and social interaction methods into a bunch of electrons,


Stone crumbles, books disintegrate, memories die. Nothing is permanent; every medium we've ever used to inscribe our civilization has a shelf life.

So stop worrying about the fragility of the electron-encoded Information Age.
 
2014-05-01 04:11:39 PM  

Egoy3k: You point? If there were no electricity I wouldn't have any use for my data anyway.


The point is we keep building our little fiefdoms of progress on sand and so far, building empires based up vulnerabilities hasn't worked well. We piss away most of this vast, new , "it's the future" resource's carbon footprint on the stupidest sh*t imaginable and the important stuff keeps getting hacked, anyway.  So we argue about fashion.
 
2014-05-01 04:12:16 PM  

dangelder: Fano: Khellendros: One day, we will all have devices like this.  They'll be common, and no one will give a second thought to using them in their daily lives.

But we're not there yet.  To the average person, talking to someone with Glass feels like this:

[ts4.mm.bing.net image 300x224]

All the time.

remember when people with VCRs, calculators, computers or cell phones were rich pricks that deserved scorn?

This isn't about status. Google Glass is a severe violation of the social contract, and not the forgivable harmless awkward kind.


Do you feel the same when you see people like this?
www.colourbox.com
Is she texting, playing a game, or [gasp] did she just take your photo in public?!
 
2014-05-01 04:12:48 PM  

Ishkur: So stop worrying about the fragility of the electron-encoded Information Age.


I'm not worrying about it.  I'm saying that it has an off switch that is not time and erosion based, and the others didn't.
 
2014-05-01 04:13:25 PM  
If I am relaxing in a bar I don't want to be photographed or videoed... what is the problem with that?
 
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