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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRIS View Post
    Google had trouble with Google Glass. Not sure how Microsoft will sell this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frag View Post
    Google had trouble with Google Glass. Not sure how Microsoft will sell this.
    These glasses make you look like a dork. Google couldn't overcome that and Microsoft has even less street cred. Notice that all the focus in the video is on the holograms themselves and you don't get a good look at what the glasses look like.
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    Cool as shit:

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    I think we all know it's the latter. The Mariners have been a disgustingly bad offensive for a decade now and nothing has changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKat View Post
    These glasses make you look like a dork. Google couldn't overcome that and Microsoft has even less street cred. Notice that all the focus in the video is on the holograms themselves and you don't get a good look at what the glasses look like.
    The only advantage I see, at least so far, is that Microsoft seems to be advertising it as something you use exclusively at home or at work, while Google Glass tried to market it as something you can wear casually with friends. However, even then, it's hard to market these glasses unless they make them in a way that doesn't cause one to look like a twat wearing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Cool as shit:

    I can't wait to pay over $100,000 for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frag View Post
    The only advantage I see, at least so far, is that Microsoft seems to be advertising it as something you use exclusively at home or at work, while Google Glass tried to market it as something you can wear casually with friends. However, even then, it's hard to market these glasses unless they make them in a way that doesn't cause one to look like a twat wearing it.
    I'm not sure employers would care too much what it looked like at work, if it improved efficiency, etc. At home, I'm not sure it really matters, unless you're hosting a party or something. The biggest issue for looks imo is when you're out in public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    I'm not sure employers would care too much what it looked like at work, if it improved efficiency, etc. At home, I'm not sure it really matters, unless you're hosting a party or something. The biggest issue for looks imo is when you're out in public.
    Which is what I mean by how Microsoft will market this. No way you can look at those glasses and say, "Your friends at the party will think you're the coolest kid in town with our new augmented reality glasses!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Cool as shit:

    Anyone remember a toy line/cartoon called MASK?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.A.S.K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frag View Post
    Which is what I mean by how Microsoft will market this. No way you can look at those glasses and say, "Your friends at the party will think you're the coolest kid in town with our new augmented reality glasses!"
    I can't imagine they would take that angle. More like an enhanced notion of putting on 3D glasses to watch a movie; using a conference phone for a work meeting; etc. The prototyping part of it looks interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRIS View Post
    I can't imagine they would take that angle. More like an enhanced notion of putting on 3D glasses to watch a movie; using a conference phone for a work meeting; etc. The prototyping part of it looks interesting.
    If they can get this to sell, I'd definitely be interested.

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    Outside of the issue of vaccinations (and, maybe, studying evolution in schools), this is pretty concerning for Americans:



    Even though opinion polls are not always the best indicator of public opinion, the difference between scientific views and public views on certain issues is rather stark.

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    Plastic is just awful and yet it seems live very little is being done to reduce our dependance on it.

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    For anyone interested, SpaceX is launching in a few minutes (streamed on the internet). They'll be trying to return the booster safely too (apparently about 10 minutes after launch)

    http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    For anyone interested, SpaceX is launching in a few minutes (streamed on the internet). They'll be trying to return the booster safely too (apparently about 10 minutes after launch)

    http://www.spacex.com/webcast/
    Never mind, it was just scrubbed due to weather. They're going to try again tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frag View Post
    Outside of the issue of vaccinations (and, maybe, studying evolution in schools), this is pretty concerning for Americans:



    Even though opinion polls are not always the best indicator of public opinion, the difference between scientific views and public views on certain issues is rather stark.
    You know what kind of sucks about this graphic? The first question: Should all children be required to be vaccinated?

    Only about 80% of scientists agree, and anti-vaxxers will see and use this as there being some kind of split on the legitimacy of vaccination. Except that the question is more about personal liberties than about the medical applicability of the vaccines themselves. Lots of people, scientists included, have different opinions on what SHOULD be governed, but few scientists are skeptical about the actual validity of the vaccines.

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