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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

pkinetics Re:How about you risk your own money instead... (210 comments)

Hmm.... Assuming that your backing contributes to the big picture success, is like saying I bought a Hershey's chocolate bar, so I should be part of their financial success.

In the vast majority of kickstarter campaigns that reach their objectives, they do not have giant pay outs down the road. Would you expect to be part of their down the road success? What if it takes 5 more years? Do you still expect to be part of their payout?

I will never understand why some backers think their tiny financial contribution should somehow be worth more than the 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration that the originators put into it.

Hey Project A only asked for $10k and somehow ended up at $500k! We deserve some of that profit!

Never mind that now the developers need to change their entire ordering, tooling, assembly, quality assurance and shipping strategy.

People in this mindset expect ownership without any work or risk.

3 days ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

pkinetics Re:Yeah, so? (210 comments)

It is not a card game. It is a software game based on the card based concepts.

3 days ago
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Facebook Cleans Up News Feed By Reducing Click-Bait Headlines

pkinetics Re:Automated Clickbait Answers (61 comments)

I feel the same way when any site makes me do some stupid 20 click throughs to read an entire article.

The multiple clicks pissing me off has reached the point of 1 now. If your presenting information, and you have to make me reload the damn page 10 times to update a little paragraph, you're doing it wrong.

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

pkinetics Curiosity (146 comments)

Probably a rhetorical question

Has any technology that was rushed / pushed after 9/11 actually worked as promised?

Or has it been the usual over hyped marketing pitch "We can solve your problems! And even ones you don't even have!"

about a month ago
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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

pkinetics Re:Frankly (146 comments)

Hmm.. I wonder what would happen if this company developed teleporters

about a month ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

pkinetics Re:Not surprising (188 comments)

Microsoft more interested in making hipster outdated / we are borg commercials than making a real usable product.

about a month ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

pkinetics Re:Problem is (419 comments)

And the medical industry would diagnose the kids as have PTSD and ADHD and medicate the hell out of them as soon as possible.

Yes, I'm rambling.

On a side note, whatever happened to pen pals? Has social media replaced that as well? Get instant notification that the family you visited got blown up...

Yes, I'm a bit of an a$$ today...

about 1 month ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

pkinetics Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (419 comments)

While this is sarcasm, lots of kids today are soft and don't equate hard work to earning something. They don't value half of what they have. Heck, they have little concept of why education is important. Too much instant gratification over trivial things.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

pkinetics Re:Contact Us (278 comments)

Or worse, designed by the HR department using FrontPage or Word. Or asking the intern or PFY to do it using WordPress or some other painful environment

about a month ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

pkinetics Great article!!! (255 comments)

This needs mod points!!!!

about a month ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

pkinetics Re:So.. what? (255 comments)

I think that's the syndrome where all of USA imports contain lead or other toxic chemicals.

In other random thoughts, this would a great way for Japan to get rid of their waste.... just export it super cheat to USA in all their products. Maybe in that generations PlayStation and call it the PS-235.

about a month ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

pkinetics Re:So.. what? (255 comments)

in USA there was an uptick in something called a Lebron. I haven't figured out what it was, and frankly since the world didn't melt down, I figure it was irrelephant.

about a month ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

pkinetics Re:Geography of panama vs nicaragua (322 comments)

But if the lake drains out as ships pass through, wouldn't there need to be a fresh water intake? At some point there has to be a balancing.

Heck, species invasions alone should have environmentalists up in arms.

about a month ago
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NFL Players To Use Tablet Computers During Games

pkinetics wouldn't these have to be weatherproofed? (107 comments)

I'm just pondering a waterproof case and or something to keep them warm in the cold snowy climate games

about a month and a half ago
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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

pkinetics Re:Good Thing (195 comments)

Good gravy, these people would flip out if they can't cash out at the end.

With the amount of money poured into bitcoins no one wants to be left holding the bag if the bottom were to fall out. So people will argue to keep it alive.

I'm not saying that is a good or bad thing. All forms of currency and devaluations are like that.

about a month and a half ago
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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

pkinetics Re:20 megawatts (195 comments)

Am wondering if this is a broken window argument

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

pkinetics Re:Hire More Devs (209 comments)

EXACTLY THIS!

For the love of all that is sane, make external interfaces.

This has the added benefit of providing an easy to find definition of your non ERP standardized business practices.

If the data belongs in the ERP, it should be managed in the ERP. If it is not, that means your ERP configuration is missing important business workflows and practices. The more the ERP breaks, the less people trust it, and the more they try to do outside of it. Your ERP should not have several feeders of business rules data.

It is one thing for the external interfaces to have good data, and send good data. It is another to bury all the source data in separate apps. I'm just imaging 100 little spreadsheets and Access databases propagating bad information across each other. This value means this is Billy Bob's spreadsheet but in Peggy Sue it should be this value.

AHHHHHHH

about a month and a half ago
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Is the App Store Broken?

pkinetics Re:Recent purchases/downloads (258 comments)

How about a date range option. Something like Monthly, Yearly, All Time.

It'd be great if there was an option to see best apps from year to year.

about a month and a half ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

pkinetics Re:Neither (436 comments)

At some point open source code needs revenue. Otherwise things like Heartbleed happen and then everyone complains that the biggest users of the open source aren't contributing back to the program to support it.

I'd rather have a couple of ads than have to remember to pay an annual fee to /., xda, and a bazillion other sites I visit.

about a month and a half ago

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