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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 three weeks ago
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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?

NO! It's SUPERBEER

*theme tune plays*

about three weeks ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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Coming Soon: Prescription Lenses For Google Glass

decipher_saint Re:Great (195 comments)

at least you'll see it coming...

about 4 months ago
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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

Ugh...

about 4 months ago
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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 5 months ago
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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.

So...?

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Makes an Astonishing $2 Billion Per Year From Android Patent Royalties

decipher_saint Re:really? XBox? we sure about that? (304 comments)

What doesn't? I think my hedge clippers have Netflix..

Does it work without a Hedge Clippers Live Gold subscription?

about 5 months ago
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Scientists Using Supercomputers To Puzzle Out Dinosaur Movement

decipher_saint QWOP Dinosaur Edition (39 comments)

...which actually sounds pretty good

*stumbles sideways falls over stegosaurus*

about 6 months ago
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Insect-Inspired Flying Robot Handles Collisions And Keeps Going

decipher_saint Re:Insect like? (61 comments)

I don't know, the monkey-propelled variety is kind of warm...

about 6 months ago
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Insect-Inspired Flying Robot Handles Collisions And Keeps Going

decipher_saint Re:Insect like? (61 comments)

Yeah, I feel a bit swindled

"Flying Death Sphere" would have gotten me to click just as well

about 6 months ago
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Could IBM's Watson Put Google In Jeopardy?

decipher_saint All about the results (274 comments)

Google could find what I was looking for, it could understood context between terms, pages, it just seemed to hit the result bang on every time (compared to other searches where I would go 10 pages before refining search terms again or start playing with arcane operators).

The fact that it was an ultra-simplistic design with non-invasive (and sometimes actually functional) advertising was GREATLY appreciated, but not necessary.

The last search engine I used prior to Google was MetaCrawler, mostly because I could get aggregate results from different search engines and pick through that mess to try to find what I was looking for. (But also to snoop on peoples' search terms, which in 1999 were hilarious)

about 6 months ago
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LG Announces Mass Production of Flexible OLED Phone Displays

decipher_saint Re:What is the point of this? (123 comments)

Maybe the idea is to make fixed but not flat screen.

Fancy digital watch smartphone hybrid things?

How long before iBall is what I want to know lol

about 6 months ago
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MIT Researchers Unveil Self-Assembling Robot Swarm

decipher_saint EVEN WORSE (55 comments)

We're talking about a Grey Lego scenario.

No feet shall be spared in the coming apocalypse

about 7 months ago
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LucasFilm Combines Video Games and Movies To Eliminate Post-Production

decipher_saint Re:Soo.... Machinima... (79 comments)

I was about to say

Apparently they found Source Filmmaker

I expect to see Stormtroopers rocket jumping around a heavily distorted Han Solo spouting some memetic phrase to warbled stock music

about 7 months ago
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Without Plutonium, Deep-Space Probe Missions May Sputter Out

decipher_saint Re:Well then, there's an easy answer. (268 comments)

Do you know what this means?

Communists from the Red Planet!

TWO INVASION GENRES COMBINED INTO ONE!

about 7 months ago

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