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Comment: Re:Too Soon? (Score 0) 142

by Triela (#35106404) Attached to: Designer Tweets Egyptian Riots Due to His New Line Coming Out

The problem isn't the joke. The problem is that he didn't wait for a sufficient period of time to make the joke.

Strictly in terms of comedy, the unfunny joke would even be worse after time passes. Maybe something more like: Clamor over who can get their hands on our new spring collection first. Mubarak quoted saying, "I will die in Kenneth Cole shoes."

Comment: Re:Well done, enraged folks (Score 0) 142

by Triela (#35106186) Attached to: Designer Tweets Egyptian Riots Due to His New Line Coming Out
This kind of publicity is not especially significant, either way. People discovering "this designer guy" for the first time via this story are not going to be newly declared fashionistas that suddenly drop Payless for Kenneth Cole shoes. Neither will Kenneth Cole stalwarts boycott or otherwise.

Comment: Re:Just off the top of my head (Score 1, Insightful) 211

by Triela (#30038744) Attached to: How Do You Evaluate a Data Center?
Once you have assessed these technical points to your satisfaction, I think customer support's ability to communicate issues to you as they arise is the final bridge. Every datacenter will at the very least experience minor problems from time to time, and if you're not able to speak directly with the techs working the problems or if first-line customer support does not have ready access to the details of the resolution process, it sure is frustrating to be left in the dark in the meantime.

Comment: Re:Superfund (Score 0) 183

by Triela (#29728169) Attached to: EPA To Reuse Toxic Sites For Renewable Energy

You'd essentially have to ship the top 500 feet of soil and rock of the entire areas to China or India, but even that's just moving the problem away from the USA.

I'm all for it. Evidence predicts that it will be handled no worse, with a drop in accent comprehension, but a huge benefit in hourly wage expenditures.

Comment: Re:Absolutely (Score 0) 501

by Triela (#29567557) Attached to: AU Government To Build "Unhackable" Netbooks

It is possible to create a system which is actually impossible to crack, short of social engineering or unprecedented changes in technology.

If you have to include caveats, then the system is only theoretically, not actually, impossible to crack. Social engineering is still just too effective, especially in this case, where the computers will be used by students (not IT professionals). Trying to pass it off as a minor issue by lumping it with a phrase like "unprecedented changes in technology" doesn't make it any less so.

Comment: The Left-Digit Effect (Score 1, Interesting) 536

by Triela (#29542983) Attached to: Why Games Cost $60

I think $59.99 may be a cap price for a while.

The left-digit effect: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090223221526.htm

Although arbitrary, I'd say it's common for consumers to think of "round" price points like $50 and $100 when it comes to entertainment (games, a night at the movies, dinner out, etc). The left-digit effect would make $59.99 the highest price to still "feel" like it belongs to $50, whereas the left-digit change of $60.00 would remind consumers they're "approaching" what they might consider an off-putting number.

Computers will not be perfected until they can compute how much more than the estimate the job will cost.

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