Posted on April 5, 2012 by myiq2xu (D)
For a few weeks there the Trayvon martin case dominated the news. For the past couple of days the story seems to have suddenly faded from the headlines. Could it have something to do with the fact that numerous errors that were contained in the original narrative have been exposed? With the errors corrected the narrative no longer fits.
One pinhead is insisting the furor was caused by the failure of the local police to make an arrest after 2-3 weeks. Not only does this pinhead misunderstand the legal process, but it’s now been 2-3 weeks since the feds took over the investigation and still no arrest has been made. This would indicate they have reached the same conclusions as the original investigators.
I’ve seen both sides make use of this statistic:
(Fifty-five percent of all federal prisoners are black though we are only 12% of the population.)
Some people think it proves that there is a crime problem in the black community. Others think it proves the criminal justice system is racist. Assuming that the statistic is accurate, my first question is “Are they guilty?”
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Posted on April 5, 2012 by myiq2xu
Google unveils augmented reality glasses
Google has unveiled a pair of futuristic glasses – reminiscent of a Star Trek prop – as part of a bid to introduce wearable computing into the mainstream technology industry.
The slim line device fits around the forehead, with a small screen in the top right corner to transmit information to the wearer.
In a short video released on Wednesday, the wearer is seen taking pictures, checking the weather, getting directions, and placing a video call, all of which are controlled using voice activated icons that appear in the user’s field of vision.
Android software is believed to power the gadget, enabling similar features to its smartphone and tablets.
A 3G or 4G data connection, motion sensors and GPS navigation are believed to be included in the device’s capabilities.
The augmented-reality glasses are the culmination of a two-year initiative called Project Glass, developed in the clandestine Google X laboratory, near the company’s main campus in Mountain View, California.
I have a rule in my car. If you’re riding with me you have to shut off your phone and talk to me during the trip. I despise people who ignore whomever their with so they can stay in touch with everyone else.
If you are one of those people who can’t live without a 24/7 cyber-interface then I have news for you. You are not multitasking. You are being rude.
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