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How Game Developers Turn Kickstarter Failure Into Success

un1nsp1red Re:Gimme money! (30 comments)

What ever happened to believing in your own idea enough to put your own money behind it? Or working hard to save money. Spending less on other stuff to pursue your dreams.

Kickstarter happened. Go back to any point in history and you will find people who would have taken free money had that been an option. Don't act like those were more virtuous times. The option to find backers/suckers (other than family) just didn't exist.

2 days ago

Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo

un1nsp1red Re:Pretty obvious (115 comments)

Though everyone in Chicago is used to the endless taxation (of which the red light cameras are just one example), the more recent speed cameras they installed (and continue to install) felt more like a revenue generator than the former. People could see the potential harm-reduction of red light cameras, but not so much with the speed-trap cameras. We all knew both were just new means of taxation, but the speed cameras felt more brazen. Of course, after Daley sold the city's parking to a private company, I think everyone just became even more calloused and defeated with the endless cash-grabbing by the city.

5 days ago

Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

un1nsp1red Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (417 comments)

And when they came back home, they would be free to play whatever games they chose.

Couldn't make it to the last sentence of TFS, eh?

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

un1nsp1red Re: False dichotomy. (198 comments)

the group that understands the interface and uses the manual, and the group who turns to members of the first group for help at the slightest frustration.

This, to me, sounds like an argument for investing in UX and a user community. Again, they should be investing in all of these things. But, if I had to pick two, I'd be a lazy bastard and let the community support my product for me. Especially if I'm unable to provide quality/updated documentation.

about a week ago

California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

un1nsp1red Re:it's fake; California is still in deep trouble (327 comments)

Ah, that's a good read. Thanks for the link -- I wasn't aware of the cash-based budgeting tactic. I'd mod you up/informative if I hadn't already participated in the thread.

about two weeks ago

About Half of Kids' Learning Ability Is In Their DNA

un1nsp1red Re:And what they did not publish (227 comments)

You seem to think teachers have a level of autonomy that they just don't have. There are likely teachers plenty capable of such feats. "Why they can't implement a solution" involves many more variables and pressure from all sides.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

un1nsp1red Re:Internet is dead, long live the Internet (427 comments)

I've unfortunately got one of those monopolies as my ISP (Time Warner), but they don't force their hardware on you. Bought my own Surfboard modem and my own RT-N66U router. Full control, and don't have to pay their stupid monthly leases for equipment.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

un1nsp1red Re:Avoid the Asus RT-N66U .. overpriced (427 comments)

I'm running Merlin's on my RT-N66U and love it. From what I've read, the Asus router's are pretty good at being un-bricked, too (though I haven't had any problem switching between firmware). A couple people mentioned the price being high, but $120 seems pretty reasonable to me (considering I'll probably keep it a few years). It's more than a TP-Link or a Buffalo will cost you, but the construction quality is much better.

about two weeks ago

The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

un1nsp1red Re: Compared to what?!? (224 comments)

And that's what they're betting on. I can pay a few pennies more a day, but why would I? Fuck Comcast. How about they give me one dollar a day for every one of their subscribers? Because it's not my money and I'm not entitled to it? Precisely.

about two weeks ago

The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

un1nsp1red Re:Compared to what?!? (224 comments)

It's not a router comparison. You don't need an Xfinity public-facing WiFi router, so this is energy usage in addition to what you would otherwise need for your own purposes.

about two weeks ago

Expensive Hotels Really Do Have Faster Wi-Fi

un1nsp1red Re:How about CHEAP motels instead? (72 comments)

when you're done, you can find a sheaf of wadding in the nightstand, often marked with a cross. you just tear out the pages, crumple them up, and stuff the hole with them.

I thought that was for rolling joints?

about two weeks ago

Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

un1nsp1red Re:Huh? (406 comments)

In all honesty, I didn't know it was a beer can. I thought it was a pop can, but then I considered whether I should say "pop can" or "soda can." Then I thought it would be easiest to just say "beverage can." Believe me, I love beer and I don't generally adhere to PC direction.

about two weeks ago

Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

un1nsp1red Re:Huh? (406 comments)

If it's the same guy/car that was featured last week, there is a sensor built into the steering wheel. The dude circumvented the system (by attaching a beverage can to the steering wheel) so it would think a driver was present and actively engaged. I'm guessing he did the same again.

about two weeks ago

Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

un1nsp1red Re:Cue blaming the contractor ... (144 comments)

In reality, I suspect it's government infighting, poorly defined (and constantly changing) specs, and congress-critters trying to get a piece of the pie for their own districts.

Sure, there's no doubt those things come into play. However, Lockheed isn't new here. They've dealt with plenty of government contracts, and they should be well aware of these conditions. Take your estimates and triple or quadruple them if you have to.

about a month ago

"Internet's Own Boy" Briefly Knocked Off YouTube With Bogus DMCA Claim

un1nsp1red Re:Will we ever stop celebrating him? (157 comments)

That's just the benefit of the doubt you get when you're dead. Your paintings are worth more, your songwriting suddenly carries new weight (see: Kurt Cobain), the awful shit about you is quickly forgotten, and the virtue embellished. The only thing certain about a martyr is that they're dead. The rest of their reputation may bear no resemblance to real events.

about a month and a half ago


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