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Comment Re:Advertising Bubble (Score 1) 98

I think part of the reason is due to Google having a near monopoly in terms of search and online advertising. There's no competition to drive prices down, but even still the costs are lower for many companies than advertising with traditional media which is why so many companies will gladly line up to let Google make a substantial profit.

Comment Re:The basic question is answered...but still... (Score 1) 487

1) Government funds your study and provides your grant
2) Government wants a particular result from your study
3) Government does not renew your grant when the study does not prove what they set out to prove

And...

1) Private industry funds your study and provides your grant
2) Private industry wants a particular result from your study
3) Private industry does not renew your grant when the study does not prove what they set out to prove
4) Private industry tries to censor any study that has results that embarrass private industry

Comment Re:This is a bad idea. (Score 3, Funny) 166

Face it Twitter is the kindergarten play ground of public forums. They basically want to control it by gagging the children and chaining them to a stake in the ground so they can't pester each other.

If you've ever had a kindergarten age kid, you will recognize the appeal of this idea.

Comment Re:How accurate is this? (Score 1) 36

I don't even get the point of bots for something like Hearthstone. I can at least understand WoW or Diablo which have a lot of grinding built in to the game play, but what the hell does a bot even get you in a game like this? The only thing you can do (that I'm aware of as I don't play either) is play the card game.

The same goes for card counting apps. Perhaps they can give you a slight edge, but for the professionals they wouldn't be able to use them in tournaments so there's no point at sabotaging your own ability to improve at the expense of gaining nothing of value.

Personally I don't think they should ban the people who use the cheats though. Instead, just put them in a special area where they only get to play other cheaters or they programmatically lose 90% of their games and just end up raging harder.

Comment Re:those were the days (Score 2) 96

Sounds like a fairly good learning experience even if you were disappointed with the game design.

I used to write my own games, watch my brother play and find holes in them and chew me out:

Bro: "Hey, why does the robot say 'meow' when it crashes into rocks? Dontcha know what a @#& robot is?"

Me: "Hey, I'm new at this; do I look like Atari to you?"

Bro: "Atari didn't get big by making meowing robots."

Me: "How did your mouth get big?"

Ah, the good 'ol days...

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