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I'm a virtual reality and game programmer, who's excited about games, technology, online comics. Currently I work for @3dSystems
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I don't know who this guy is, but his point is well made and worth thinking about.

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1 day ago
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@KitRedgrave

Never give up! Rescue missions are my favorite part of Kerbal.

Good thing kerbals don't need food, apparently.

1 day ago
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What a man as a crane; It was vaginoid duply, And labial quadruply -- In the crotch of a wench.
4 days ago
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4 days ago
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Ooo. It's showing of our home screens a thing today?

Ok, here's mine. I can't decide if I like this look or not, but it's a fun change from the normal look.

4 days ago
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I wish I could make my phone (and my PC) use the official reference emoji published by the Unicode people.

I like their slightly retro line art.

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September 15, 2017
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@msh Oh yeah. I mean America.
I know we lag behind in this area.

Also, the two foot long receipt I get for buying a bottle of coke takes time to print.

September 15, 2017
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I've gone back to carrying a good amount of cash.

It's honestly faster then paying by credit cards. I don't know how that happened, but peak credit card convenience was about 2005.

September 15, 2017
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Oh, This expensive new technology works better if you have a "Cluttered" desk?

VINDICATION!

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September 14, 2017
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@jjg That is true. It's like calling the microwave oven industry the "tech industry" because microwave ovens are A technology.

September 14, 2017
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@apLundell I once interviewed for a company that was making a VR teleconferencing system. It was going well until they told me I'd have to work on-site (in SF) and I asked them if they saw the irony in that.

They didn't.

September 14, 2017
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@jjg That's like a parable about the tech industry.

September 14, 2017
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@jjg All the while gushing about "virtual offices" and telecommunications.

September 14, 2017
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In the future, live cats will be used as currency.

September 13, 2017
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@sanspoint I guess so long as users can always disable biometrics, AND no third party can tell if biometrics are being used, I don't mind it.

September 13, 2017
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@sanspoint

But you could use a password instead, right? The app can't INSIST on using biometrics?

September 13, 2017
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I sure hope they can find a way to eliminate jobs and replace local businesses with global corporations!

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September 13, 2017
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@sanspoint Can apps tell which authentication method has been used?

I've never actually looked at the parts of the iOS api that aren't useful for games.

September 13, 2017
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@sanspoint
Presumably any OS level facial rec beyond just ID would also be controlled by camera permissions.

But even properly implemented FaceID might leak more information than you want to leak.

You can imagine situations where you might not want an app-creator to know that multiple people are using the app.

There are problems with using biometrics as ID.

September 13, 2017
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According to Wikipedia, there's a town in Russia that has a Monument to Chocolate!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument

That's the kind of statue we can all get behind!

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September 13, 2017