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Networking events. Who am I kidding? Other than myself.
I never do this, so I’m gonna do this: Here’s my completely uninformed speculation on what Apple might announce on Tuesday, apart from the stupidly huge new phones we’re all expecting. Items in descending order of confidence, roughly:
A flexible wristband with a flexible, high-DPI…
Endorse. This ‘iWatch’ business is lame. I kinda dislike it because it’s so predictable and lacking imagination.
I’m thinking the product could be less. It could be a ring or other totally passive wearable with no UI at all. Primarily for authentication of other devices (and purchases) through bio sensors and bluetooth, but also for health and activity tracking too. I said to my wife the other night that ‘i do not want to enter another password today’.
Of course if apple does something this simple the pundits would scream murder, but I’d hope Apple still has the balls to ignore that.
It would also be - i guess - a much more feasible product and achieve valuable benefits (NFC authentication and purchases) with a higher quality of experience. A wearable, ubiquitous device has to be fool proof or it will get left in the drawer. That said, Apple could easily beat the issues facing the problematic devices from Motorola and Samsung.
Camel and Sheep go drinking
Anonymous said: I was thinking today and it dawned on me that if Michael Brown's murder goes to trial, if the jury reflects Ferguson's population, there would be 8 black jurors and 4 white jurors. If it reflects the makeup of the Ferguson PD, it would be 1 black juror and 11 white jurors.
WHAT A FUCKING WILD-ASS COINCIDENCE
I’m a sucker.
Danish Battle-Ax with Design in Silver.
[Judge Dredd] is an aggressive satire of what would become known as the broken windows theory of policing, in which focusing on small crimes against the social order—vandalism being the textbook example—was believed to reduce crime in general. In practice, of course, broken window policing became an excuse for police forces to focus on petty crime committed by poorer people, and was little more than an excuse for neoliberal crypto-fascists like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to arrest more racial minorities. Dredd predates both Thatcher’s Britain, which came to power in 1979, and the broken windows theory, first codified in 1982, but this only added to its power. It meant that when Thatcherism rose to power the artistic resistance to it was already worked out and ready.
— Philip Sandifer, The Last War In Albion (via andrewtsks)