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Comment: Re:Worst description ever (Score 5, Interesting) 98

by Lysander7 (#37164736) Attached to: Hand-Mounted Sonar For the Blind

You've obviously never heard of Ben Underwood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Underwood#Ben_Underwood), whom is often listed among the top ten contemporary inspirational people. Not only was he able to "see" using echolocation via clicking noises with his tongue, he excelled at tasks such as mountain biking. And he is not the last blind person able to do so.

Comment: Re:Compensation (Score 0) 167

by Lysander7 (#37138568) Attached to: PS3 Enjoys Retail-Wide Sales Spike After Price Cut

Wow, entitlement complex much?

And how would this be an entitlement complex? It's not as though I'm some spoiled kid that wants as much as I can get my hands on - I work two jobs, 50+ hours a week, and could really use any extra money. It took enough time just to save up for the system, just for them to slash the price shortly thereafter. So if I do have an entitlement complex, as you're saying, I'd say it's well-earned.

Comment: Re:Misnomer (Score 1) 425

by Lysander7 (#37059122) Attached to: How Apple Is Beating Nintendo At Its Own Game

But is it hurting Nintendo's sales significantly? From what I can tell, the demographic that they have in common is marginal respective to what they market mostly to. More to the point (and this is more my opinion than anything else), I doubt there are many cases where someone has to decide to purchase either one or the other, which is how Apple would be hurting Nintendo's sales.

Comment: Misnomer (Score 5, Insightful) 425

by Lysander7 (#37058760) Attached to: How Apple Is Beating Nintendo At Its Own Game

The title should read "Apple is Beating Nintendo at a Completely Different Game".

Honestly, it's not even comparable. People want iPhones because it consolidates multiple devices into one, eliminating the desire to carry a GameBoy around, and games from the app store hold an entirely different niche in the market than handheld console games. While yes, that niche is dominating the video game market, I don't think it's safe to call them "video games" as well.

But of course, naming the title this is a way to get more hits, so I really shouldn't be surprised.

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen