We tend to think the closest thing we have to an Obi Wan Kenobi who will save us from our opponent's Darth Vader candidate is someone worth being excited about. But we've never seen anyone either as awesome as Obi Wan or as evil as Vader, and the candidates we get so worked up over, for or against, really only ever amount to JarJar Binks. No doubt this time we'll be electing another Gungan.
When you vote for the least of available evils, evil wins regardless. Not to say I will always feel the need to sacrifice the tangible good for the nonexistent perfect, but not one of these clowns has been able to rise even into the lower tiers of the former category.
Sorry, but unless something changes drastically, I will not be voting this time around. This country will get the president it deserves, and the sooner we face up to what that looks like, the better.
I'm quite happy with my $150 buy from a week ago. Sure it's a generation behind, but come on--$150.
Despite other's warnings and my own expectation, I have not once run out of battery. My days are roughly 6:30-11:30. The worst was the first full day (last Wednesday), where I fooled around with it a lot more than usual to acquaint myself with it, and I still had 7% when I went to bed. More than one day I have had over 20% left. The big caveat is that I have never left ambient display on--I'm pretty sure that would change things decisively.
Now that I have used it for a week, I feel like I finally understand Android Wear. It's something kind of hard to pick up on without actually using it (and that's a problem for wearables). It's not intended to be a "smart" watch in the same way that a phone can be a "smart" phone. It's more like a remote, a hands-up display, than a computing device, and in that it works quite well. Using SmartLock makes having lockscreen security on my phone effortless. And no, I never think about the "flat tire".
The gripes: I do wish I had more control of which cards show when and such: e.g. I like Moto Body but don't want it covering up half my display so often when I want to see what time it is. I wish I could definitively dismiss certain cards so they won't reappear (almost seems like there's an app for that, but I can't remember where I saw it). A personal peeve is that voice-dictated replies start off in lower-case, and I don't roll that way, especially with email. Also--why can't I open Google Play Music from the watch? I can control it once it's playing on my phone, but that's it.
Gripes aside, recognizing the platform as a still nascent work in progress, I am quite satisfied. Worth $150...but I would never have bought one for $250-$300.
How many more are out there?
- tech (especially Google/Android)
- science (archaeology, paleontology, anthropology, linguistics)
- sci-fi TV (among my favorite shows: The X-Files, Babylon 5, LOST, Farscape, Doctor Who...)
- The University of GeorgiaHistorical Linguistics, 2015
- Fantasy Bubble Quest
- Assassin's Creed Pirates
- All About Android:The Game
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