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Google I/O: Why can't we all just live together?

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    Ian2

    "Why can't we all just get along and celebrate each other's achievements and breakthroughs?" 

    Maybe because you're all huge corporations trying to make lots of money at each other's expense?

    Just an idea ...

    Made me smile. Angel

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    Harlequin

    How many billions has Google made from branching Linux and using the hard work of others to make cash?

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    figuerres

    so where did that come from Ian ??

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    Hometoy

    How many huge corporations do you know of that is not trying to make lots of money?  The "at each other's expense" portion is the comical part.

    "Why can't we all just get along and celebrate each other's achievements and breakthroughs?" uh... human nature?

     

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    Ian2

    It was from some blurb from someone covering the event - couldn't find it again to credit.

    But if you mean where did it come from in my head? Well now.

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    Bas
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    contextfree`

    New G+ design is pretty sweet, works great in immersive IE on Windows 8. Smiley

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    Erisan

    I have not watched I/O 2013 that much but there seems to be some quite nice/fun stuff going on. I like new G+ design but I'm quite disappointed that they are going to drop XMMP support Expressionless

    Google Glass rooted and hacked to run Ubuntu live at Google I/O

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    Ian2

    Next step Windows then?

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    Bass

    Translation: Ignore the ridiculous wealth that I accumulated from your achievements and breakthroughs. Especially the entire f**king airport I just bought to house my mansion-sized private jet!

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    Ray7

    @Bass: Quick question for you.

    What are your thoughts on Google replacing Eclipse with IntelliJ for the Android IDE?

     

     

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    JoshRoss

    Working with Eclipse feels like working with OS2, on a 486. It works, but not in a way that I can enthusiastically endorse.

    -Josh

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    Bass

    @Ray7:

    I'm just going to defer to Josh on this one.

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    brian.​shapiro

    And what about this,

    Google wants to give you more time to enjoy your life

    Page also talked a little bit about Google's famous self-driving car, saying it would change people's lives by giving them more time to do stuff instead of driving. So basically you can jump in the car, have it drive you to work and spend the 50 minutes or so that takes doing something productive or fun.

    What ever happened to enjoying driving a car? Or enjoying your time without a phone to keep you company? Are people's attention spans growing smaller?

    I would like it better if the message was "Google wants to give you more control over your life."

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    JoshRoss

    @brian.shapiro: I would be happy if they just paid their UK taxes.

    -Josh

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    Bas

    , brian.​shapiro wrote

    And what about this,

    *snip*

    What ever happened to enjoying driving a car? Or enjoying your time without a phone to keep you company? Are people's attention spans growing smaller?

    I would like it better if the message was "Google wants to give you more control over your life."

    I'd like to choose when I get to enjoy driving a car, instead of being forced to do it twice a day. I'd be all over a self-driving car, then I can just enjoy my time without having to waste it on driving.

    Although:

    it would change people's lives by giving them more time to do stuff instead of driving. So basically you can jump in the car, have it drive you to work and spend the 50 minutes or so that takes doing something productive or fun.

    A lot of places already have that. The cars are usually super-long and hold dozens to hundreds of people who spend the entire journey doing something productive or fun.

     

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    contextfree`

    What Bas said (both sections) Smiley

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    brian.​shapiro

    @Bas:

    , Bas wrote

    *snip*

    I'd like to choose when I get to enjoy driving a car, instead of being forced to do it twice a day. I'd be all over a self-driving car, then I can just enjoy my time without having to waste it on driving.

    What are you going to do to enjoy your time? Post on Channel9? Play Angry Birds? My larger point was what most people would do to pass time in a car ride is just as much a waste of time as driving -- although some people would use it productively. 

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