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Comment: BBC is a payed for service (Score 1) 137

I don't mind in principle, however as far as the BBC is concerned, it shouldn't be streamed abroad without payment. If I pay a license fee to have BBC content, then I don't want others receiving it for free. This would be an excellent money spinner for the BBC.

Comment: Retro classic? (Score 1) 215

by Crookdotter (#49292011) Attached to: Gabe Newell Understands Half-Life Fans, Not Promising Any Sequels
I really don't understand what he's saying. There is a place still for story driven, single player FPS puzzle solvers like Half Life. If nothing else, this would have made a great test show for Source 2.

With the success of HL, then HL2 and all the money that brought in and the variety of games that exploded around it, you'd think that Valve employees would be eager to start HL3 now. It's been so long since the last HL episode that a new engine would bring new life to a series.

The man needs to give a full, clear interview and / or be asked the right questions.

Comment: That can't be the final (Score 3, Interesting) 516

by Crookdotter (#49135659) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10
The icons look unfinished as a set. The image linked to shows some hard drives as flat, and some as the old, 3D shaded variety. The folders have a cutout on the right hand side that seems missing from the music folder, but it's there in the downloads variety. You can't see the cutout for documents and others so it looks out of place.

But the my computer icon. Just look at that for 10 seconds. I hereby rename it to the 'Oh My God computer icon'. It's incredibly awful.

Please, no.

Comment: It's already been said. (Score 1) 698

I don't have anything to add beyond what is above, however I wanted to just write that I'm sorry for their upcoming loss, and yours at not being there for longer. Make the most of now seems to be a running theme that I'd subscribe to in your position.

Again, sorry.

Comment: Re:Wrong solution (Score 1) 327

by Crookdotter (#49037121) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Panic Button a Very Young Child Can Use
I agree it's not a perfect solution, but we don't live in a perfect world. Nursing care costs money, which he clearly doesn't have available. I'd like a panic button for my home, just in case I'm home alone with my daughter (or gramdma is) and fall down the stairs. It's unlikely, but it could happen. What's wrong with a device, simple to push, for those cases when 'Daddy fell down'? With the cameras, a push button and perhaps some kind of wearable tech, I'd say the guy is trying different vectors to keep his family safe within the limitations of him having to work, his wife having periodic seizures and having to look after a child. A 2 year old is young, but they aren't completely stupid. They would help, and just need the tools to call out for it. It's not lumping them with responsibility, it's asking if they are ok to help.

Comment: Re:There's a clue shortage on the hirEE side (Score 1) 574

by Crookdotter (#48309507) Attached to: The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said
Out of every 100 applicants, only 10 are in the top 10% skill bracket, and you ALWAYS find 1 who is the best out of all of them.

Is that what you mean? Because while it's true, it doesn't mean anything. If we only employed the very best in every field, almost everyone would be out of work.

"Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards." -- Soren F. Petersen

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