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Comment: They aren't economical. (Score 5, Insightful) 646 646

Right now you could have the choice between a 20,000$ electric vehicle or a 11,000$ gas vehicle. Lets say the gas vehicle gets 33 mpg, and gasoline costs 3$. Then for 9,000$, you get 3000 gallons of gasoline, and at 33mpg, you get nearly 100,000 miles of free fuel. The price point where electric vehicles start to even make sense for an economical sense is somewhere around $15,000.

Comment: Dice supplying stuff to make a resume look nicer? (Score 4, Insightful) 64 64

This is a nice visualization. If I was young and aimless, I might see some value in learning new techs I don't actually need right now. Learning new techs could help you land jobs in today's age of clueless HR people judging you by your tech list vs your ability.

However, I'm getting older and I learn another tech only if I actually need to use it for something I'm working on. So I'll be happily deficient in lots of languages I don't need. I'm certain I could be at least of average skill after about two weeks of most languages as that is my past experience with new languages. But don't tell HR. Today's software engineering world is so averse to training people it rarely considers searching for a veteran software engineer and letting him come up to speed on random techs.

If I spent a couple weeks on every tech I hear about for the sake of toying with it, I'd never get anything done.

Comment: Re:I'd rather point fingers at Bing (Score 1) 133 133

I understand all that. What got me is that I thought I was clicking on the top search result for an official site, but it was an advertisement. I simply couldn't tell the top search result from the advertisements. Bing didn't do enough to categorize it as an ad. I think they want you to misclick ads thinking they're legit sites to gain more money.

Comment: Where do you suggest an indiedev go? (Score 1) 111 111

If I have an old school RPG system that is a good system, and has several adventures, what is the best way to publish it? I play tested it through several years in highschool, and its a very fun system, but I have no idea how to publish an old school pencil and paper and make even a single literal dime.

Comment: I'd rather point fingers at Bing (Score 0) 133 133

The top results in Bing are typically ads which can sometimes link to a virus just by clicking on them. Microsoft has to know the ads link to a virus, but leave them up there because they're getting ad money coming in.

I'm perfectly fine with Google linking their own products and services. The only qualm I have with Google is how much they try and force you into Google+ everywhere you turn.

Comment: What concerns me on social media is this (Score 3, Insightful) 371 371

Rarely do people do fact checking. Propaganda is really easy to push on social media if you know how to do it right, causing people to stand up for causes, buy products or to make someone public enemy #1. This is the downside of popular opinion social media sites, if its wrong, yet a popular opinion, everyone gets a wrong popular opinion. Fortunately not all astroturfers understand how to pull on heart strings yet.

Comment: Re:About time. (Score 1) 163 163

Facts you probably didn't know: Lucky Charms has been marketed as a health food in the past. They said paraphrased,"Science has shown a link between oats and a healthy heart. Lucky Charms has oat pieces. So Lucky Charms should be healthy for your heart because of science."

Comment: Invest in many places (Score 1) 268 268

You've heard that it is good to invest your money in many placements. It also helps to invest in different ways of helping others. Help your family until they're secure for some time is a good way. Donate to a homeless shelter and homeless directly. If you don't believe in NGO charities and you want to reach the poorest of the poor in the world, consider taking a trip to a poor nation on vacation security and help the locals out. Giving directly to the poorest of the poor goes further than someone who might turn around and buy drugs in the first world countries. If you're spiritual, many churches do a pretty good job helping the poor. Again, it is important to invest in many places because something somewhere will probably help the world.

Don't forget to be the change yourself in addition to donating. You can try to research diseases, increase farming techniques, make educational materials on apps and websites. In all you do, be good and loving.

Comment: Ubers game (Score 1, Offtopic) 36 36

Centralized drivers who think they're playing video games are actually driving cabs. Since they only pick from the top ladder players, the odds of a player driving off a bridge is less than 2%! Just watch out for some bad lag, that's been known for some problems. If you're lucky enough to get No Carrier though, you pay no fare!

Comment: Re:I'm working on apps without passwords (Score 4, Interesting) 124 124

Look if your phone gets malware or MITM and skims the logon normally, you're boned. You're boned in many ways since if you have malware you probably have a keystroke logger too. Yet this passwordless style won't ever let them know how to log onto your account. This is no different since your login/password phase of authentication is the same. In fact with the server giving you a quite long randomized password its better than someone's recycled password they use on every site.

If you don't enter an email and verify it, yes, you lose everything! This is why you enter your email and verify it, gain some virtual currency for completing the task. The thing is, it won't prompt you for this for about 10-30 minutes in since you don't have anything worth saving anyway, and no one wants detracted from seeing if the game is cool or not.

Comment: Re:I'm working on apps without passwords (Score 0) 124 124

If a log off button is required, simple one could be put there if they really want to log off, but by default it is off unless they registered with email. Since the only way to log back on would require you to register in the first place. I think most people would love to just go straight to playing the game without registering anything to waste their time.

You're right if their email gets hacked, they lose everything. But that's no different than how the web operates now...

"Poor man... he was like an employee to me." -- The police commisioner on "Sledge Hammer" laments the death of his bodyguard