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The Dangers of Beating Your Kickstarter Goal

guttergod Re:Another possible lesson (168 comments)

Secondly because his company managed to deliver several games already, so he is obviously capable of doing so.

Just because a company has released some games doesn't necessarily mean they released *all* the games they've worked on.

But taking a huge lot of peoples money and then run hurts alot more (in reputation) than just taking some publishers', so chances are this game will see the light of day in some form. :)

about a year ago

Proof Mooted For Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

guttergod Re: You keep using that word... (158 comments) says:

verb (used with object) 4. to present or introduce (any point, subject, project, etc.) for discussion. 5. to reduce or remove the practical significance of; make purely theoretical or academic.

So meaning 4 seems appropriate. Strange that a word simultaneously means to introduce it and to remove it from consideration, but it is a pretty old word I think so it has probably evolved quite a bit.

Origin: before 900; Middle English mot ( e ) meeting, assembly, Old English gemt; cognate with Old Norse mt, Dutch gemoet meeting. See meet1

Sounds like "theory" to me. What's with science and ambiguous words? :)

about a year ago

Samsung Also Making a Smartwatch

guttergod Why? Here's why! (196 comments)

The why is blindingly obvious to me.... Because with the trend of phones being 5"+, a watch is a HUGE lot handier to manage than having to pull out the phone unlock it, read some sms or email which likely doesn't require an immediate response anyway, or hang up a call from someone you don't have time to talk to at the moment. Add to that some other on-a-glance features, like... *the time*, a stopwatch, countdown timer etc, and hey presto, a whole package of quite useful stuff which may come in handy.

about a year ago

Samsung Expected To Sue Apple Over iPhone 5 LTE Networking

guttergod Re:OMG! (283 comments)

The problem isn't that they got sued. If they hadn't played the patent card things would never have gone out of proportion like this. They should have just sued and said "this phone looks too much like ours" and be done with it. Instead they said "this phone looks like ours" AND included the alleged "theft" of all kinds of things they lie about having invented. The only reason they played the patent card is because if they win, it will put the *entire* smartphone industry years behind because it would mean all their baloney patents would be validated. What better way than to hide it within a obvious case. I'm almost ready to put on a tin foil hat and consider this whole thing a made up plot by Samsung and Apple. Apple builds the smartphones, Samsung builds the components. All competition are ridiculously gimped by idiotic, and because of this obvious "simple case", now legally valid patents. Seems like a good deal for both Apple *and* Samsung in the end, right?

about 2 years ago

Why Making Facebook Private Won't Protect You

guttergod Don't work there? (550 comments)

Seriously, if someone tells me that I have to go through a whipping session to get a job, I'd decline. The same goes here.

more than 2 years ago

Is Hypertext Literature Dead?

guttergod Re:Because it sucks (208 comments)

I can't remember who said it, but this brings to mind something I heard on TV (some standup or maybe QI?) some time ago about how the wheel in itself is a less impressive idea than the idea of putting more of them together and using them for transport. Perhaps it's just a question of nobody finding the right format for a "readable" kind of hypertext literature rather than it just being crap? Also, I ask myself if interactive storybooks wouldn't fit under the banner of "hypertext literature" even though it's not technically text, it still is clickable images.

more than 2 years ago

Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab Won't Get Android 4.0

guttergod Re:completely buggy my rear.... (333 comments)

Sure, it has bugs, I'm not trying to say anything else. But for most people it's still workable. "Completely bugged" implies useless, and that doesn't really apply.

more than 2 years ago

Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab Won't Get Android 4.0

guttergod completely buggy my rear.... (333 comments)

Because millions of people buy a phone that doesn't work?

more than 2 years ago

OpenDNS Releases DNS Encryption Tool

guttergod Lack of window client doesn't seem too odd to me.. (94 comments)

There is no Windows client, which is odd considering a majority of the 30 million OpenDNS users run Microsoft's operating system.

I would assume they want a public test with less than 30 million users for now. :)

more than 2 years ago

Viacom's SOPA/PIPA Pitch Video, Annotated

guttergod Re:I almost started to cry... (177 comments)

Yes, I read your post, and I did understand the point you were trying to make. But evven if you won't generate a "sale" now, there's nothing saying that you'll never do. They're counting potential revenue, not guaranteed revenue. It's a budget-calculation. They're not doing anything that most people wouldn't do when filing their tax return.

more than 2 years ago

Viacom's SOPA/PIPA Pitch Video, Annotated

guttergod Re:I almost started to cry... (177 comments)

They don't allow me to watch it, because I'm not in the USA.

Then you're not part of their target audience (for now anyway). There is no moral obligation on companies to make everything they do available to the entire world, that's not the way it works. They don't have to sell their product to every possible person who might be interested (in fact, that could potentially end up being illegal). Consume what is available to you if you want to be morally right. You can opt to pirate it and watch it anyway, but you ARE consuming something of commercial value if you do. You know it, they know it, I know it, *everyone* knows it. You can choose to disregard the fact, but there's no way that will ever be the morally right thing to do (unless someone comes up with a unique piece of media that will cure cancer or something like that).

more than 2 years ago

Human Survival Depends On Space Exploration, Says Hawking

guttergod Re:Our solar system ... (438 comments)

Nah, all we need to figure out is how to harness the power of dark energy. There should be more than enough energy in empty space to keep us going until our atoms get torn apart by the expansion of the universe.

about 2 years ago

Apple Tries To Patent 3rd Party In-App Purchasing

guttergod Re:Hmmm... (244 comments)

Let's test your reasoning here: It's an app because it runs on a "small thing". Tablets are well known to run apps. They are 10". So, if I buy a small netbook with windows 7 on it, all of the sudden MS Office is an app and not an application? No. Doesn't make sense at all... In fact, there is NO difference at all between an app and an application, ANY phone is a small computer, nothing else.. It's perfectly obvious. A phone has the same basic components as a computer. A motherboard with a CPU, memory, storage and the other essential stuff. Apple is working their ass off to make sure everyone thinks there is a difference because it allows them to patent everything that is done in applications as "innovation" in apps. It's ridiculous.

more than 2 years ago

First PS3 Jailbreaker Arrested In South Africa

guttergod Re:PS3 jailbreaking (119 comments)

Even if we assume you're right in your statement (which incidentally you're not, but you already knew that...) tax evasion is still a crime, and I haven't heard of a single pirate who actually files taxes for that kind of income.

more than 3 years ago

Extinct Mammoth, Coming To a Zoo Near You

guttergod Not worried about mammoths ruling the world, but.. (312 comments)

... but what about microbiology?

I guess one of 3 things could happen:

  • Mammoths are poorly adapted to the evolved microbiology in the modern world, so it dies.
  • Mammoths have some weird immunesystem causing viruses/bacteria mutation and we end up with a deadly epidemic of mammoth-flu.
  • Nothing.


more than 3 years ago

Using Cinnamon In the Production of Nanoparticles

guttergod Re:Not likely (126 comments)

Now, unless one finds a method to obtain gold salts by using plain cooking salt (Ok... I'll make a concession and allow capsicum powder as well), this step may require indeed the use of toxic chemicals.

Who said anything about not using toxic chemicals? They used cinnamon to replace "almost all toxic chemicals".

more than 3 years ago

Multi-Touch Tech Firm Seeks iPad Sales Injunction

guttergod Re:How do they get these patents? (148 comments)

I should patent something random and start to sue people myself, obviously someone is making money doing it.

You got it all wrong, you should go to law school.

more than 4 years ago

Italy May Censor Torrent Sites

guttergod DHT (194 comments)

The biggest host for torrents would be the DHT network, good luck blocking all those hosts. And also, with the magnet links posted on pretty much all public torrent sites the google cache is enough to get a download started.

more than 4 years ago


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