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AZskibum
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Re: Bluetooth Smart
AZskibum   4/29/2014 4:21:38 PM
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"In my mind, Bluetooth Low Energy conveys much more clarity. It describes what the thing actually does." I couldn't agree more. In fact, when I first heard of the name change, I felt it conveyed the opposite message, because the most common "smart" device we all use daily -- our phones -- have terrible battery life. Smart implies processing power, not long battery life. I don't want my BT devices to be smart, I want them to be low energy!

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Re: Sounds like a lot of BS
junko.yoshida   4/29/2014 4:02:11 PM
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I know, betajet. The first time when I heard people saying "BLE," it took me a while to figure out what they were talking about. But now I get a hang of it, I'd rather like it. Then, I was advised that it is no longerteither BLE or Bluetooth Low Energy, but Blutooth Smart. Ugh. 

junko.yoshida
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Re: Silent 'Q'
junko.yoshida   4/29/2014 3:57:14 PM
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Max, good one!!!

Max The Magnificent
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Silent 'Q'
Max The Magnificent   4/29/2014 3:56:07 PM
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@Junko: Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is now Bluetooth Smart...

If "Bluetooth Low Energy" = BLE, then what does "Bluetooth Smart" = ?

 

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Re: Bluetooth Smart
Max The Magnificent   4/29/2014 3:00:30 PM
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@betajet: "How can anyone believe that by the 25th Century they haven't developed a cure for baldness?"

Having just returned from the 25th century myself, you will be happy to hear that they certainly have invented a cure for baldness (I could live without the ladies sporting handlebar moustaches) -- so we can only assume that Captain Jean-Luc Picard was making a fashion statement.

betajet
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Re: Bluetooth Smart
betajet   4/29/2014 2:43:04 PM
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I pronounce DAC as "D. A. Conference".  "Dack" is a Digital-to-Analog Converter, or maybe Data Acknowledge.

Regarding how to say TNG, I have no opinion.  For me, there is only one Star Trek, the one I first watched on a small B&W TV.  A friend of mine once said he found the whole concept of TNG to be preposterous.  "How can anyone believe that by the 25th Century they haven't developed a cure for baldness?"

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Sounds like a lot of BS
betajet   4/29/2014 2:35:12 PM
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Changing the name to Bluetooth Smart sounds like a lot of BS to me.  Not a good idea IMO.


I rather like BLE.  I once wrote a logic editor called BLE.  It's also fun to go around saying "blee blee blee".  People think you've lost it, but it is fun.

zeeglen
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Re: Bluetooth Smart
zeeglen   4/29/2014 2:28:29 PM
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@ Junko I am so weary of the world of smart everything.

We could use the word 'intelligent' instead, except for:


a) Marketeers loathe words of more than 3 syllables, too hard for consumers to remember, so 'intelligent' would have to be shortened to 'i'.


b) Apple might then claim trademark rights to the letter 'i'.


Max The Magnificent
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Re: Bluetooth Smart
Max The Magnificent   4/29/2014 2:04:56 PM
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@Junko: But seriously, how do you pronounce TNG as an abbreviation?

You spell it out like "Star Trek T-N-G"

Like the design automation conference where you can spell it out like "D-A-C" -- but unlike it in that you can't say TNG as one word, but you can say "DAC" to rhyme with "snack"

 

 

junko.yoshida
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Re: Bluetooth Smart
junko.yoshida   4/29/2014 2:00:20 PM
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OK, Max. I admit that I missed your subtle reference to "Startrek TNG." But seriously, how do you pronounce TNG as an abbreviation? 

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