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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Google Glass, with Crazy Eyes

Posted by on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM

This certainly doesn't bode well for Google Glass:

I hope Newt Gingrich got a pair, too. Newt seems like the kind of guy who'd love Google Glass.


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Fnarf 1
Posted by Fnarf on May 15, 2013 at 11:11 AM · Report this
sperifera 2
Maybe through her Google Glass she sees that Senate vote as 30-37...
Posted by sperifera on May 15, 2013 at 11:11 AM · Report this
raindrop 3
Any person coming into my home with Google Glass would be required to take them off.
Posted by raindrop on May 15, 2013 at 11:16 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 4
Yes, Newt did get a pair.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on May 15, 2013 at 11:23 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 5
The president should be next. He can do without the teleprompter.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on May 15, 2013 at 11:23 AM · Report this
Mike Force 7
Posted by Mike Force on May 15, 2013 at 11:30 AM · Report this
Say, ther' Paul me Bucko, you've got yer photo left aligned when should be centered.

(I don't really care, I just wanted to be one of those SLOG posters who jump in only to criticize trivial errors in web markup in that weird Cockney/Scottish ish dialect they write in.)
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on May 15, 2013 at 11:35 AM · Report this
Sir Vic 9
Maybe through her Google Glass, that dress looks like it was made after 1970, which it clearly wasn't. Ugh.
Posted by Sir Vic on May 15, 2013 at 11:36 AM · Report this

Once had a love
Though it was a gas
But it was YouTube
On a Google Glass

Seemed like the real thing
Then started to rewind
Network went down
Started losing my mind

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on May 15, 2013 at 11:40 AM · Report this
Fnarf 11
Started losing my mind
SROTU, referring to about 1980, presumably.

Re: Google and the new oligarchy, the tech billionaires who are the real ones driving the growing inequality, not the irrelevant idiot politicians it's so satisfying to mock, read this:…
Posted by Fnarf on May 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM · Report this
Newt doesn't even know about the word "smartphone," so Google Glass would just blow his mind.
Posted by highverbalfan on May 15, 2013 at 12:05 PM · Report this

Been saying that for years...only it's usually met with the but so-n-so donates so much to charity line. Sure, give me a billion dollars and I'll put half of it in a tax free foundation that I can use for all my meals and travel.

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on May 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM · Report this
Dougsf 14
It looks like she's gone into the web, Tron-style. You don't want her in there.
Posted by Dougsf on May 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM · Report this
Dougsf 15
@11 - Thanks for the link, puts into words better than exactly what I've been trying not to be that guy about this in a town where the banker-replete neighborhood is the scapegoat for why your favorite thai place no one ate at is now a locavore gastropub—SF has been the financial center of the West since the gold rush. Bankers are nothing new. Their tastes haven't even changed that much.

I can't blame anyone for being payed exorbitantly for their skills, but people should understand, technology—moreso than the faceless man in the suit that outsourced your call center job—is the reason those jobs are never coming back.
Posted by Dougsf on May 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM · Report this

Technology is unbounded and infinite.

It is not technology but the homogeneous application thereof and the stranglehold on capital that create these Jobensteins.

Standardization of somethings is necessary, but when there is too much conformity it eats up the ability to experiment and customize, and that is what provides the niche for jobs and small companies.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on May 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM · Report this
balderdash 17
I wonder if she actually managed to get those herself? Because as I understood the terms of use for the Glass beta program, it is actually violating the agreement to loan them out. And I find it weird, at least, that Google would willingly give someone like her a Glass test unit.

@3, do you strip-search your guests for cameras before you let them in? Or do you just never have any visitors because you're a weird paranoid?
Posted by balderdash on May 15, 2013 at 12:43 PM · Report this
It gives her a creepy Borg-like look. Could this be the REAL Michelle we're finally seeing?
Posted by FranFW on May 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM · Report this
gfish 19
@17: They come with a built-in "demo mode" exactly so you can let other people try them on. The terms just prohibit you from giving/selling them to anyone else.
Posted by gfish on May 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM · Report this
Fnarf 20
@13, if you actually read the article, you would see that tech billionaires don't typically give anything to charity. Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos are famous for it. They regard charity with the same contempt they regard the slaves who make their products or the peons who buy them. Even Bill Gates, who gives billions to charity, makes sure that the main beneficiaries are highly-paid administrators here in their spectacularly awful new HQ in Seattle.
Posted by Fnarf on May 15, 2013 at 1:12 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 21
@17 When does the proviso end?
Posted by Pope Peabrain on May 15, 2013 at 1:17 PM · Report this
balderdash 22
@20, you essentially just said "The man who has donated by far the most money in the history of mankind to charity - extremely worthwhile, scientifically sound causes, mind you, not some missionary work bullshit - is a bad, cynical person who hates the poor."

That is some awe-inspiring cynic jiu-jitsu.

@19, I see. So noted, thanks.
Posted by balderdash on May 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 23
It would be funny to see if Newt could remember not to stare at women's butts while wearing Glass, even if he was briefed on the fact that it would stream a record of his gaze to the world.

@22 There's nothing scientifically sound about right-wing "school reform," which is one of the causes Gates supports that has the greatest effect locally.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on May 15, 2013 at 2:29 PM · Report this
Fnarf 24
@22, besides the school-testing that Gates promotes, there's the matter of the economy-destroying aid that they provide. And how much of the money stays right there in that building, which cost, what, $500 million? Twice that? Uh-huh. But no, Gates is not in the same category as guys like Jobs and Bezos, who are straight-up sociopaths.

Bezos and Jobs are (or were) famously anti-charity. Jobs's idea of helping the poor was farting out a little dividend from Apple's world-record cash reserves to the shareholders. These people are not just enemies of the poor, they are enemies of the middle class.
Posted by Fnarf on May 15, 2013 at 2:57 PM · Report this
fletc3her 25
A rare product that jumped the shark before even being released.
Posted by fletc3her on May 15, 2013 at 3:16 PM · Report this
balderdash 26
Never claimed the man was a saint. The school testing bullshit is unfortunate, and the affiliation with the fucking Discovery Institute via the "Cascadia Center" makes my blood boil. I just don't think that some local white-collar villainy outweighs the massive contributions the Foundation's global disease initiatives have made to human welfare.

As far as Jobs or Bezos, I never said word one defending those soulless fuckers.
Posted by balderdash on May 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM · Report this
balderdash 27
Anyway, can we all please get back to the real point here, which is that you're all letting your smug technophobia put you in a place where Michele fucking Bachmann is more forward-thinking than you are? That is sad fucking times, my friends.
Posted by balderdash on May 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM · Report this
Fnarf 28
@22, and lest you think I'm obsessed with a dead man and the zombie-like Bezos, the real masters of evil are men like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Eric Schmidt of Google, venture capitalist Peter Thiel, and the rest of the Silicon Valley oligarchy, who don't pay taxes, don't create jobs, and fuck over their communities and America as a whole in ways that Michelle Bachmann heartily approves of. They're cynical bastards, and they make the Robber Barons of the 1800s look like pikers. But everybody loves them.
Posted by Fnarf on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM · Report this
thatsnotright 29
This is the new GOP strategy to become as tech savvy as the Dems. It seems to be working as well as their minority outreach.
Posted by thatsnotright on May 15, 2013 at 4:53 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 30
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on May 15, 2013 at 5:02 PM · Report this

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