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Why Are Digital Hearing Aids So Expensive?

YouDoNotWantToKnow Why? (727 comments)

Why do I need to pay $1200 per ear for a hearing aid?

Because you need it.

more than 4 years ago

Fingerprint Requirement For a Work-Study Job?

YouDoNotWantToKnow The American Way (578 comments)

You are an American, better get used to it. Of course they should be allowed to do it, think of the terrorists/pedophiles/hackers. Be a patriot and give them all the fingerprints, DNA, retina scans and personal information they want. It is for your own good.

more than 4 years ago

Brain Surgery Linked To Sensation of Spirituality

YouDoNotWantToKnow PROFIT! (380 comments)

1. Research 2. Simulate 3. ??? 4. Profit!

more than 4 years ago

Jeremy Allison Calls Microsoft Dangerous Elephant

YouDoNotWantToKnow Microsoft is a zombie (306 comments)

Ever since Bill Gates left, and possibly a while longer _causing_ him to leave, Microsoft has been a symbol of whats wrong with the economy. Company gets built around an innovative idea by a bunch of enthusiastic experts, grows big because it actually sells useful products that make peoples lives easier. Then it all goes awry, clueless MBA types (hi Ballmer) take over pushed forward by vulture capitalists, monetizing, marketing, market share hogging and patent litigations take over the core business of making useful stuff and the company turns into yet another corporate zombie.

more than 4 years ago

YouTube Offers Experimental Opt-In HTML5 Video

YouDoNotWantToKnow Re:I wouldn't want a HTML5 only Web now (265 comments)

Your Symbian phone has been around for 5+ years. Android and iPhone have been out for almost 2 and Flash still does not work there. This, aside from the obvious software freedom versus proprietary lock-in should be the main reason for switching. I want to play video on my G1 and it is Adobe's fault I can't.

more than 4 years ago

WHO To Investigate Handling of Swine Flu Information, Vaccine Orders

YouDoNotWantToKnow Re:The WHO needs to shut the fuck up (372 comments)

Lol i could smell that 9/11 remark and stupidity insult from sentence one, you nuts have a distinguishingly patronizing trolling style everywhere you go.

more than 4 years ago

Former Exec Says Electronic Arts "Is In the Wrong Business"

YouDoNotWantToKnow Re:It's life Jim, but not as we know it. (180 comments)

I remember Raven for ruining Quake 4 and it is not a positive memory at all.

more than 4 years ago

Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

YouDoNotWantToKnow The ugly truth (515 comments)

Opengl is losing out to Directx because it suffers from the open mentality complex, where everyone gets to mess with everything and it results in much more difficult usage by the game studio guy who needs to sit down and write an engine in it.

more than 4 years ago

France Considers 'Pirate Tax' For Online Ads

YouDoNotWantToKnow Hang the guy (271 comments)

Seriously, we do not need corrupt bastards like him.

more than 4 years ago

Bono Hopes Content Tracking Will Help Media Moguls

YouDoNotWantToKnow washed up rock star (569 comments)

with a god complex

more than 4 years ago

Virtual Space Station Sold For $330,000

YouDoNotWantToKnow My Opinion (17 comments)

I have been playing Entropia actively from early 2005 till mid 2008 and I have an intense love/hate relationship with them. Let me list my personal pros/cons:
Videogame with real money.
CryEngine powered.
No shards, one world.
Mature playerbase, mostly US/EU.
Stable financials, the company is shareholder-friendly.
They are a registered Swedish banking company.
They have a deal with Chinese Cyber Recreation Development Bureau.

Addictive as hell.
Quite random, i would say quite close to poker in variance terms.
You will never catch up with the oldskool players, you would have to deposit million $ to get the same items and skills as top people.
Slow innovation, no new core systems for a long time.
Long term tendency to overpromise and underdeliver.
Low new account growth.

They seem to be content with having low amount of heavily hooked players. This is a conservative strategy unusual for a revolutionary company. However, this may be just the right type of approach to make it work. They will probably end up being bought by Microsoft or someone like that if they play their cards right.

more than 4 years ago

Virtual Space Station Sold For $330,000

YouDoNotWantToKnow Re:No Cash (17 comments)

I was a member of his society ingame and I can attest he definitely deposited quite a bit over the time. Entropia started back in 2000 and he was one of the top crafters right off the bat. That cost him money MindArk really needed at the time when they were just starting out. Look at it as inflation and opportunity cost adjusted money, 30k back then could well be 300k now.

more than 4 years ago

Virtual Space Station Sold For $330,000

YouDoNotWantToKnow Re:PE Marketing Guy? (17 comments)

No, that guy was Jon NEVERDIE Jacobs. Some sorta extroverted DJ from Florida and former MindArk PR guy for the US. He set the previous record by buying an asteroid for 100k $ couple of years back.

more than 4 years ago

Pirates as a Marketplace

YouDoNotWantToKnow Way too smart for EA (214 comments)

They will reverse that policy as soon as they miss the next quarterly results or something.

about 5 years ago

Corporations Now Have a Right To "Personal Privacy"

YouDoNotWantToKnow I dont care (371 comments)

As long as my robot has the same right!

more than 5 years ago


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