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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

Wain13001 Re:Horrible reactions to predictable problems. (465 comments)

He picked the wrong year to ask his questions in the manner in which he did...also the wrong people. Zoe Quinn has been harassed to the point of blatant abuse by a particularly nasty part of the gamer community...death threats, forum-organized raids, and sexually harassing phone calls to her cell among other things. How she presents herself to the indie community as a woman and a developer is a very big deal at the moment. The indie teams are protective of each other and extremely protective of their individual images among their fans and supporters....this is a very big deal.

Also the show wasn't originally conceived of as the craptastic mess Matti turned it into once they got started. So okay, this wasn't quite as bad as Matti walking up to a female rape victim and asking her on camera if she thinks "women are asking for it..." but I'm pretty sure from some of the dev's standpoints, it wasn't too far from that either.

about three weeks ago

Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

Wain13001 Re:Drama queens... (465 comments)

The "gender nonsense" was not a real question. It was an insult...and it came at a time when a significant portion of the gamer community has just begun recovering from an uproar about women developers...and it's been such a hot-button issue that one of the women on this show not that long ago was receiving death threats from the members of the gaming community. Jimquisition has some great thoughts and insights on this issue.

The question of women's contributions and the benefits or disadvantages of women in a dev team is completely valid to extremely ignorant masses, and the answers could be very interesting and inspiring, but Matti's questions amounted to "What do you think Chett? Do women suck at this?" "What about you? You're a Woman...do you suck at this? or do you think the fact that you're pretty might help your team with the judges?"

fuck him, the worthless fucking fuck.

about three weeks ago

MtGox Finds 200,000 Bitcoins In Old Wallet

Wain13001 Re:If MtGox hadn't been hacked... (227 comments)

...Or Ballmer.

Well if it had gotten lost in the cushions of a chair, I can imagine it.

about a month ago

MtGox Finds 200,000 Bitcoins In Old Wallet

Wain13001 Re:Smelling more fishy every day. (227 comments)

At the time of the Black death, popular meant "prevalent among the populace"...so in fact, The Black Death was pretty popular.

about a month ago

The Human Brain Project Kicks Off

Wain13001 Re:That's an ambitious goal (251 comments)

I'm pretty sure the plan isn't to house it on one IC.

about 6 months ago

Could Humanity Really Build 'Elysium'?

Wain13001 Re:Different bottom line (545 comments)

Throwing everything at Earth would require organization and agreement from people of all kinds of highly conflicting ideologies. Building something somewhere else can be spearheaded and handled by a single group, or consortium of a few organizations (countries, companies, senators, etc...) who want to reap the benefits, but also keep the end goal and needs clear and concise.

about 8 months ago

Why Microsoft Shouldn't Worry About Cannibalizing Their Userbases

Wain13001 Re:Different versions of Windows (180 comments)

If I had 1500$ I'd buy a Mac, not a shit computer with Windows on it.

Where do you shop? For $1500 I can buy a pretty fantastic computer with Windows on it.

about 9 months ago

Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Delay Ignoring Federal Guidelines, Citations Soar

Wain13001 Re:Burn karma burn! (507 comments)

So what you're saying is if the light had been yellow longer you would've been fine. What exactly are you arguing about?

about a year ago

The Nielsen Family Is Dead

Wain13001 Nielsen does more than you think (170 comments)

Nielsen does not only meter the people who watch a program when it airs. They haven't done this in over a decade. DVR and Instant view options do not negatively impact Nielsen's tracking. If you live in the middle of nowhere Nielsen still rates anyone who saw the program or saw it within one day of it airing. If you live in a metropolis there a significantly more dynamic cuts of data available including tracking people who see a program within 7 days of it being aired.

More importantly, media buyers don't buy internet ads the same way they buy TV, so to say that TV ratings are less effective is completely untrue. You buy your TV ads separately, and you use the TV ratings metrics from Nielsen to know how effective the television portion of the buy is. You get metrics for other media types from other places.

Yes a company that rates only when a show aired live such as Nielsen did decades ago, would be useless now...but Nielsen is a live and growing company (they just bought Arbitron), they have adapted and are doing fine, all that's happened is that the market for TV spots has gotten smaller because of these other places for buying ads.

Nielsen TV ratings don't track the popularity of a program, they track how many people were watching within a given quarter hour on tv. Which is a very useful metric if you want to buy tv ads.

about a year ago

The Nielsen Family Is Dead

Wain13001 Re:Nielsons are grandparents now (170 comments)

Nielsen accounts for non-real time watching in their ratings. Including DVR and instant streaming..

about a year ago

The Nielsen Family Is Dead

Wain13001 Re:Missing the point: ads not shows (170 comments)

Nielsen accounts for DVR/instant streaming in metered markets. The cuts of data are for people who saw it within as much as seven days of when the spot ran, and ad-agencies both have the ability in some cases to disable the ad skipping fast forward, also they develop ads specifically so that they can verify you'll have seen a certain amount of information when fast forwarding..

about a year ago

Light Bulb Ban Produces Hoarding In EU, FUD In U.S.

Wain13001 Re:too dim (1080 comments)

A significant part of this is color temperature and spectrum. A bulb that only emits mainly green or yellowish light is going to appear dimmer than an incandescent that's providing a much wider spectrum of color.

about a year and a half ago

Poll Finds Americans Think the TSA Is 'Doing a Good Job'

Wain13001 So like, just barely over half? (523 comments)

Since when was a 54% approval rating in an industry considered "good"?

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Depressing Sci-fi You've Ever Read?

Wain13001 Re:Canticle for Leibowitz (1365 comments)

For me it's Flow My Tears the Policeman Said.....that's about as depressing as a story gets on every level possible.

Of course A Scanner Darkly is no book of smiles and happy prancing unicorns either

about a year and a half ago

Commodore 64 turns 30

Wain13001 Re:Remarkable (218 comments)

He was replying to a post that was entirely anecdotal...I fail to see why he has to adhere to one standard when the OP does not.

about a year and a half ago

Valve Shares Performance Numbers On Port of Left4Dead

Wain13001 Re:Ehhhhhh. (274 comments)

Huge FPS numbers actually are very useful for a variety of reasons. FPS is highly variable during gameplay, the higher the general FPS, the better your FPS will be when the game gets swamped with moving particles...which means it might not slow to a crawl at the most intense and exciting parts of the game...something that is particularly important in a multiplayer game like L4D.

Not to mention of course the fact that we are able to see a relatively accurate measurement of efficiency between two platforms, which of course is the article's point.

about a year and a half ago

Mac OS X Mountain Lion Gets Three Million Downloads In 4 Days

Wain13001 Re:Mac is the cheaper alternative (397 comments)

of course I'm not addressing where the magical five minutes is coming from either, just making a point about 'typical' developers

about a year and a half ago


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