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Comment: Re:Vodka (Score 1) 770

by TheUz (#29861983) Attached to: A Tale of Two Windows 7s

But for that matter, haven't it been established for long already that Win7 is basically Vista with the quirks removed and improved features. Vista was more like a transition, while actually still being a good OS.

For very broad values of good, I suppose... On reading some more of the thread. Wow. Really? Both vista and win7 are dogcrap slow, will not allow you to play media it decides it doesn't want you to play, complex where it was functionally simple, and ugly. Completely useless. Oh, and difficult to install. I have absolutely nothing good to say about Microsoft or its products. Oh, and expensive!

 

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My 3 year old son was in the kitchen by himself and I heard him fall off the counter. I waited for him to cry but instead heard him mutter to himself as he got up, "That was not awesome."

Comment: Wine, women, and song. (Score 1) 356

by TheUz (#29827395) Attached to: Volunteers Wanted For Simulated 520-Day Mars Trip

...and work, actually. People need to feel productive, even if they are not. a RPG like WoW could fulfill this need, but a product of some sort would be better.

  The interplanetary vessel might include a foundry and machine shop. The astronauts could be tasked with constructing orbital vehicles and ground habitat. The lesbian porn angle, while perhaps morally repugnant to some, would also fulfill The desire to be productive. I imagine producing pornography involves some work, no?

tl:dr Keep leisure time short and precious, to avoid boredom.

Comment: Re:That's very nice, but (Score 2, Interesting) 216

by Nailor (#29820527) Attached to: <em>World of Goo</em> Creators Try Pick-Your-Price Experiment
Rock Paper Shotgun provides a good analysis on the name your price -sale: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009/10/20/world-of-goo-sale-provides-fascinating-results/

Even though people mostly paid the $0.01, they still made a nice amount of money with a year old game

Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?

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