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

riis138 Caveat Emptor (211 comments)

As far as i'm concerned, any project I back on Kickstarter is an investment. While I would love to see a return on investment (and believe me, some of the projects I have back have gone on to do great things), its not always possible. There are far too many people out there backing projects that expect a 100% ROI every time. This is simply not possible.

about a week ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

riis138 Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

I agree...Even the die hard Apple fanboys I work with were pretty unimpressed with the announcement. It really feels like Android is where everything interesting is happening nowadays from a development standpoint. Who knows, maybe even Microsoft can gain a foothold.

about a week ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

riis138 Re:So if I... (362 comments)

Either that, or they don't bother to do any research into the practical, legitimate application of this widely used technology.

about two weeks ago
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Book Review: Architecting the Cloud

riis138 Sounds like a good read (75 comments)

Looks like a good read! I am curious if there is any information pertaining to the acceptable use of the cloud in unique IT environments such as healthcare.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

riis138 Re:Of course (141 comments)

I am going to change the shape of your ice cubes! BOOM!

about a month ago
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China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Apologizes For Unauthorized Data Access

riis138 Re:There Ain't No Such Thing As... (64 comments)

^ This. They are going to take it from you somewhere. One way or another, they will get their money back.

about a month ago
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How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

riis138 Re: so, I'm in the more than 8 yrs ago camp (391 comments)

I agree with this. They all have their own selling points along with specialty apps that are more/less important to some as they are to others. With VM's being an option nowadays it would seem that arguing which OS is better is a moot point. Run them all, storage is cheap and plentiful.

about a month and a half ago
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Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86

riis138 Re:what's the point anymore (113 comments)

You know what they say, if it ain't broke....

about 3 months ago
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China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

riis138 Re:Finally! (222 comments)

Don't forget gamers/enthusiasts. The amount of money that this segment pumps into the desktop/laptop market is astronomical.

about 4 months ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

riis138 Re: And, Microsoft has always done this ... (379 comments)

I don't know too many people outside the industry that know what Tizen is, let alone know enough to get excited for it. Samsung needs to realize, the reason people buy their phones is because of android. the hardware and gadgets are cool and all, but when push comes to shove, people are buying the Android ecosystem, not Samsung.

about 4 months ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

riis138 Re:Surface: the only Hope (379 comments)

Yes they are...but I agree with you that Microsoft is falling behind with the current generation of kids. This enterprise first strategy will work for them in the short term, but they are forgetting when made M$ such a powerhouse in the first place.

about 4 months ago
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China Bans Government Purchases of Windows 8

riis138 Can you blame them? (200 comments)

Honestly, I feel that many of the news services that have reported this story got the motive all wrong. I think that the Chinese government not wanting to adopt Windows 8 has much more to do with a convoluted interface and inflated licensing fee than spite over the Windows XP support debacle. Of course this is just my opinion, but from what I hear in the workplace every day in regards to Windows 8, there is a very similar narrative going on here at home.

about 4 months ago
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Why Cheap Smartphones Are Going To Upset the Industry

riis138 Re:Shame Google dumped Motorola (234 comments)

I love my Moto G! I was shocked when I picked one of these up as a filler until my contract was up with my current provider after my Windows phone bit the dust. I couldn't be happier with it. Never once has it felt like I am using a budget smartphone.

about 4 months ago
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Why Cheap Smartphones Are Going To Upset the Industry

riis138 Can't wait (234 comments)

I used to be one of those people who had to have the latest flagship phone on a 2 year plan. Then I wised up, realized I could buy a $200 phone with a quad core cpu and plenty of storage via removable SD card, and pay $50 a month for service. My current moto android running kit kat is every bit as good as the latest iOS device and Samsung flagship, and I paid half the price. I think we are about to see a huge drop in price as more people come to the realization that many of the features on flagship phones these days are gimmicks that only 1% of users with actually take advantage of.

about 4 months ago
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OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

riis138 Re:No. Absolutely not. (113 comments)

I find it odd that Toshiba would not honor the warranty on good faith. I have always had very good experiences with them in the past being an owner of multiple Toshiba laptops.

about 4 months ago
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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

riis138 I've been there (415 comments)

I'm happy to see others drawing attention to this annoying issue. I ended up switching to Sprint after Verizon and Apple were powerless to help me when I swapped my Iphone for an Android. I tried having my friends with iPhones delete my contact info, add me under a new name, etc. Nothing seemed to work. A quick Google search will show you that many others have had this problem.

about 4 months ago
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Scammers Lower Comcast Bills, Get Jail Time

riis138 Re:Comcast lying to raise rates... (103 comments)

and they provide crap service. The funny thing is, people here in the Midwest think they are getting "fast" internet. Little do they know we are far behind the rest of the world.

about 5 months ago
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Scammers Lower Comcast Bills, Get Jail Time

riis138 The real criminal (103 comments)

The real crime here is that Comcast is using this to force another rate increase on those of us that are given no other option for an isp.

about 5 months ago

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