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The Anthropocene Epoch Began With 1945 Atomic Bomb Test, Scientists Say

decipher_saint Re:Broken Style (154 comments)

Also it completely breaks formatting if you zoom in to 150% like I do

about two weeks ago

Designing the Best Board Game

decipher_saint A Tip for crowdfunding a Board Game (155 comments)

When you are close to the end of your own play testing phase you need to build multiple prototypes.

If you want to get the word out to people about your game, particularly sites that review games and recommend them to potential crowd funding audience is that you must have betas you can send to people.

And don't underestimate the time required to develop, build and create a beta for your game, in-house playtesting can take months of refinement. Review feedback is going to add a new cycle of changes / testing.

It's a big investment both in time and materials even before you reach out for funding, and after all that you may not be able to reach your goal, so be prepared for that up front.

about a month ago

Was Microsoft Forced To Pay $136M In Back Taxes In China?

decipher_saint License Audit (57 comments)

If that's the case I suspect a fairly large license audit on the way...

about 2 months ago

How Did the 'Berlin Patient' Rid Himself of HIV?

decipher_saint Re:Not a thorough analysis (107 comments)

He collected exactly 100 gold coins

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

decipher_saint Re:Various methods exist... (275 comments)

Well, that's one way of going over your manager's head (that is to say, through it)

about 4 months ago

GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

decipher_saint Re:Why not some really old movies (126 comments)

Archive.org is your friend

Beyond movies, you can also find old TV shows and music that are no longer under copyright

about 5 months ago

Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

decipher_saint Tetris (419 comments)

"Kids get in the car. We're goin' to the box factory!"

about 5 months ago

Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

decipher_saint Fly by Interocitor (468 comments)

Strange, all these planes end up in Georgia...

about 7 months ago

Fuel Cells From Nanomaterials Made From Human Urine

decipher_saint Re:human power source (83 comments)

To serve us cheap, watered down beer!

I for one welcome our new robotic stadium vendor overlords

about 8 months ago

Your Old CD Collection Is Dying

decipher_saint Re:Grammar (329 comments)

That's the CD skipping

about 8 months ago

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

decipher_saint Re:Are programmers really this naive? (465 comments)

It's worse than just in-yo-face endorsement, it was active incitement to try to turn something actually interesting into yet another contrived "reality" show.

It was easy for them to push peoples' buttons, what was unexpected (and the most interesting part of this whole debacle IMO) is that rather than sit there and be harassed by assholes everybody just walked out.

I hope that Maker Studios learnt something from this experience and keep tight watch on outside "consultants" so that the next time it will stay true to the spirit of what was attempted and make something really worth watching

about 10 months ago

Synthetic Chromosomes Successfully Integrated Into Brewer's Yeast

decipher_saint Re:We Can Rebuild It (107 comments)

What's that in the bar?

Is it an Ale?

Is it a Lager?


*theme tune plays*

about 9 months ago

Harold Ramis Dies At 69

decipher_saint RIP Harold Ramis (136 comments)

From SCTV to Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day and so many guilty pleasures from the 80s

You will be missed

about a year ago

Game Developers' Quest To Cross the Uncanny Valley

decipher_saint Cole Phelps gently slides down the Stairs (134 comments)

So imagine you have super-realistic characters, then you have them do something impossible like ride a dragon or glitch out on the physics engine... no matter how many hours you put in making them look really Real all it takes is one fuckup and you find yourself staring up from the Uncanny Valley wondering what happened.

about a year ago

Coming Soon: Prescription Lenses For Google Glass

decipher_saint Re:Great (195 comments)

at least you'll see it coming...

1 year,25 days

Canada Post Announces the End of Urban Home Delivery

decipher_saint Depressing (226 comments)

It's really easy to imagine just going to a community box if you are an able bodied person with a vehicle but if you're elderly or otherwise have mobility issues ... well let's just say with the lengthy winters and poor snow clearing I foresee two outcomes:

-People not picking up mail for months at a time
-Old people breakin' hips


about a year ago

Hotfile Settles With MPAA, Drops Countersuit Against Warner Bros

decipher_saint Re:Stupid MPAA landing page (88 comments)

This answer is not available in your Region

about a year ago

IDC: PC Shipments Decline Worse Than Forecasted, No Recovery Expected

decipher_saint Why Upgrade? (393 comments)

I have tons of storage, good AV playback, lots of apps that do what I want, games still play pretty well (or are a video card update away)

I have two machines currently, the newest one is reaching the 4 and half year mark and it's still fast / reliable. The other has been kicking around for 7+ and even that still runs all my productivity software / backup storage.

I mean a decade ago I was cycling about every 2 years but there were a lot of leaps between those generations usually.

I mean I've thought about building a whole new machine again but I can't justify it when I have existing stuff doing everything I want right here.


about a year ago


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