Before you call me a hater,

Let me just say that I’ve used an Apple laptop (Macbook white for the first three, 2011 Macbook Air for the latter) for five years until 2014, before I switched over to a Samsung laptop.

I have not regretted my decision since then. My Samsung laptop is considered on the high end of its line (costed around $1400), but it reacts quickly, can load up a lot of apps at once, very slim (I compared it with the Macbook Air and my laptop felt lighter, even though the Samsung laptop was two inches larger), has an SD card slot + free dongle from Samsung. It was essentially everything I wanted and more, but I did love my Macbook and my current laptop equally.

Of course, there are several advantages and disadvantages from both Microsoft and Apple, but the new Macbook unveiled to the public was just a new low. Seriously, one USB port? You had to force your own customers to make an extension for it?

Yes, the new Macbook looks sleeker, yes, it may be updated, but there are just some lines that you shouldn’t cross as a business. I’m sorry, but after Steve Jobs’ death, it seems Apple is only beginning to get worse and worse, and I personally hate seeing that.

Re: The Glass Schism

Like the post for RoutineDreamer a while back, I was replying to this post by SaBiscuit but it got just a tad too long. Instead, I’ll be replying here as a post.

I think about technology is that everything has its pros and cons, which all relies on the users. Google had only created the tool, and we, the people are supposed to be the ones to use it however they want. That sex app you mentioned wasn’t even made by Google, but by a third party developer, which is part of the users. The computer is, in a way, also the same in which it has its pros and cons that depend entirely on the users.

Also with that promotion point, with any new product, it’s just a way to gain the public’s attention. I think there will be a time when Google does show Glass as a product for charity too (because, let’s face it, donating to charity makes the public think you’re kind and real), but since DVF is quite popular too, it’s no surprise that Google took a step there as well. Plus, it’s advertisement, and the basic point is just to put the product out there.

With all new technology, I think it’s only fair to say that it will take time and a few trial-and-errors before legal and social laws are placed down. Being completely new, people will (of course) feel uncomfortable and skepticism towards it. The TV must have felt uncomfortable when first released too, I mean, moving pictures with sound coming out? That’s insane, sci-fi stuff man. With all new technology, you have to give it time to breathe and develop so that it will become more acceptable on society’s standards. You can never really expect anything to be released and immediately accepted by the users: that’s what feedback is for.

After the phone and the camera, personally, I think Glass is just one step forward from that. There are already small cameras that you can place on your person in a barely noticeable way, and there are those bluetooth receivers for phones already. It’s not too big of a surprise that Glass is coming, and if Google hadn’t developed it first, then other developers (e.g. Apple) would have. Like Apple was known for the iPad, Google is now known as the pioneer in wearable technology, and to be honest, all technology-related companies have the pressure to innovate if they want to be popular. It was only a matter of time, I think.

Obviously I’m a big fan of technology :b

Drone Nudes

Oh maaaaaaan, remember when people complained that technology is taking away their privacy? Now this one takes the bucket. Though I’d rather chalk it up to accident because it actually is an accident, I don’t think that such a case would happen again unless the drone flies over to a nudist beach or something.

But what I find most interesting is that people are apparently only now creeped out by drones. What, you’re not just creeped out by technology in general by now? The most these kinds of drones can do is to take pictures of your lovely family and children on a beautiful day for a picnic (unless it takes a nude by accident, of course). The most a simple computer can do? Expose celebrity nudes to the Internet.

If they had been talking about the military drones used to shoot people down only through a set of automatic instructions, then yes, that is fucking horrible. But this commercial-use drone? Nah, this is only child’s play, and nothing to be disturbed about whatsoever if you live with technology on a day-to-day basis. Especially since there are far more cases where people have their nudes stolen on the Internet and then shown off to other strangers in an unappealing way.

Perhaps it’s because people have been living with computers for a far longer time that something as unusual as a flying camera is scary and incites fear. Humans do have a tendency to fear the unknown, after all. But when you really get down to it, these drones can’t really hurt you much.

I say ‘much’ because there’s always a possibility for the drone operator to knock your head off with a piece of flying metal. I mean come on, it’s pretty tempting when you’ve got the remote controller in your hands, right?

But in a way, I view that drones are more of an extension to computers rather than being harmful towards society by itself. After all, what can a simple picture do if they aren’t distributed by the social networks alongside a questionable, controversial background?

Of course, that’s not what all drone operators/computer users are about. Hell, I’m not a malicious technology-using person (mostly) and I’m sure a lot of people would agree too. Perhaps what’s needed most is the trust between the public and these drone operators that they won’t misuse the pictures taken.

So in a way, it’s not about the usage of drones that we should be worrying about. It’s the people behind it, and to that extent, the people who use technology in general. If they have bad intentions, then they will cause havoc, drone or not.