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Comment: Re:Considering the actual product as a side projec (Score 2) 217

"It's like they just spent the money without having a clue what they were doing."

Why would they? There's nothing in how Kickstaters work to make responsible action likely, even for projects run with good intention. Kickstarter is just another means to separate fools from their money.

Comment: Kickstarter's Fundamental Problem (Score 1) 217

The fundamental problem with Kickstarter is that there's no accountability for handling the money. There's simply no assurance that the people running the show have estimated costs correctly, or know how to manage a project with budge constraints. Since the "investors" have zero ownership, they can't step in to right the ship.

Don't bother kickstarting any major project that doesn't have a project manager experienced in the field (a famous, experienced designer, for instance, isn't necessarily good enough.)

Comment: Re:The model doesn't describe the system. (Score 2) 249

by Boronx (#49072195) Attached to: Game Theory Calls Cooperation Into Question

From reading the actual paper, I think it describes reality pretty well. For people that want to just get by with out thinking too hard about it and just naively optimize their own gains, they'll find a cooperative strategy is better. For those who want something a bit more, they'll think about it and realize that exploitation of the cooperators is the fast track to success.

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