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Comment: Re:Here's a question... why? (Score 1) 543

by JThundley (#46053935) Attached to: 20,000 Customers Have Pre-Ordered Over $2,000,000 of Soylent

Newsflash: Not everyone likes the same things you do. I don't care for eating and I can't cook. Sure there's a lot of food that tastes good, but I could live without. To me, eating is like peeing: it's something I have to do to stay alive. If I was offered the choice to never have to eat or piss again, I'd take it. I'd love to drink the same thing every day and get the perfect mix of what my body needs. I also get much more pleasure from other activities, which I would have more time for. I just hope that Soylent really is as perfect as it's creator says it is.

+ - How Not to Design a UI: Slashdot Beta Site is a Train Wreck-> 1

Submitted by iggymanz
iggymanz (596061) writes "As with Canonical's Unity and Windows 8, the majority of otherwise intelligent coders are completely out of their element when trying to make a user interface. They fly off on tangents, ignoring any user needs or input, making something understood and useable only to themselves. A bad UI is neither discoverable, learnable, efficient of space, nor capable of providing proper feedback to the user. With apologies, I link to the vilest and most aweful forum interface misdesigned by the minds of idiot-savants in full idiot mode, the Slashdot Beta Site."
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Comment: Re:This is why we can't have nice things... (Score 1) 333

by JThundley (#45408391) Attached to: Solid Concepts Manufactures First 3D-Printed Metal Pistol

My buddy works for the company. If you watched their promo video, you would see that they make dental parts and medical implants as well as aerospace and machine parts.

P.S. The news outlets got it wrong. The company is headquartered in Santa Clarita, California. Texas is their only office with a Federal Firearms License.

Comment: Re:Stallman ain't gonna be happy (Score 1) 304

by JThundley (#45242099) Attached to: Torvalds: SteamOS Will 'Really Help' Linux On the Desktop

You don't know what Stallman is about, do you? He doesn't care about "getting work done" or even open source, his objective is freedom and always has been. His goal wasn't to build popular software, it was always to make software that respects the user's freedom. If big companies want to build on his ideas, that's great. The second they stop respecting the user's freedom is the second they are no longer helping the community.

Comment: Re:Real life the game (Score 1) 288

by JThundley (#45106277) Attached to: Red Cross Wants Consequences For Video-Game Mayhem

My favorite torture experience in a game will always be Quake 4. SPOILER ALERT: In the game you're captured by the enemy aliens and strapped into an assembly line where machines saw off your arms and legs while still conscious to replace them with robotic limbs. You fall in and out of consciousness as they pump you full of adrenaline to keep you alive. They slice open your chest and bolt armor onto your body and jam a syringe into your brain to implant some kind of device that allows you to understand their language. All this happens while you watch the poor bastard in front of you go through the same thing and scream bloody murder.

I remember this vividly as some of the most emotion a game has ever evoked out of me. Great game, I've beaten it twice :)

Comment: Re: Don't they have something better to do? (Score 2) 201

by JThundley (#44761391) Attached to: Ministry of Sound Suing Spotify Over User Playlists

You're not the only one. I was just getting into music and metal when Napster came around, and I decided I would avoid listening to Metallica and not download their stuff since they didn't want me to.

You should see the look on people's faces when we have conversations like this? "You like Slayer?" Yeah! "You like Pantera?" Yeah! "You like Megadeth?" Fuck yeah! "You like Metallica?" Eh, not really. That's when their jaws hit the floor.

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