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Comment: Re:Are you trying to put up a straw man or... (Score 1) 520

by Varkias (#35247112) Attached to: Steve Jobs Health Worries Escalate

Cause you are very much confusing someone who consciously chose to be in the spotlight for their own ego-boosting and enjoyment - and someone who was been a victim of "sexual assault".

I'm not the troll here and my comment obviously hit a nerve with you. I believe I was clear enough on the point I was trying to make: Nir Rosen's tweets about Lara Logan vs seeing a woman who was brutally attacked. Seeing Steve Jobs hogging the spotlight vs seeing a sick man dying of cancer. My point, both people deserve privacy even if they are "celebrities".

Comment: Re:Haven't you heard? (Score 1) 520

by Varkias (#35240292) Attached to: Steve Jobs Health Worries Escalate

You forfeit your privacy rights when you sign that "rich AND famous" contract. And a part of your human rights goes down the drain when you turn yourself into a brand. You don't get to be in the spotlight and not take in some heat from the lights.

Really? I guess you have no problem when people want to know more about what happened to Lara Logan after her sexually assault in Egypt, because you know she's a public figure, rich AND famous. Disgusting! From my perspective both of them are people FIRST and public figures second, they deserve privacy at times like this. Comments like this just sound like sour grapes to me.

Comment: Re:The $150 device that Microsoft put hundreds of (Score 2, Insightful) 280

by Varkias (#34136574) Attached to: iFixit Tears Down Microsoft's Kinect For Xbox 360

Comparing the wii to the Kinect is absurd.

No it's not absurd. They are competing for the same demographic, casual gamers. Rather than getting caught up in the full-body skeletal, 100,000 degrees of freedom sales talk the real question is: Is there a library of great games that make it worth paying $150? Right not IMO the answer is no. Getting caught up with the technical aspects of the Kinect (yes they are impressive) doesn't matter for most people. Historical examples prove that having the most powerful hardware doesn't matter: DS vs PSP, winner: DS, PS2 vs Xbox vs Gamecube, winner: PS2, on and on. It's been said before, powerful hardware doesn't sell systems, a library of great games sell systems.

Comment: Re:Microsoft totally saw the tablet market (Score 1) 497

by Varkias (#32670744) Attached to: Bill Gates Doesn't Work At Microsoft Anymore

Now tablets, that's a different story. They saw that coming, something like ten years ago? Off and on they tried VERY hard to make that market work. There they had vision, but no execution - and that I think is mostly the problem, Microsoft still can have vision but they have (for whatever reason) a ton of problems executing.

Vision without execution is meaningless, hence the Steve Jobs mantra "Real artists ship". To me it's the combination of vision, execution, timing, marketing and luck that creates a successful product.

Comment: Re:Gee, didn't someone get lynched for saying that (Score 1) 310

by Varkias (#32128192) Attached to: Wii 2 Delay Is Hurting Nintendo

But I'm sure you disagree, Nintendo has its fans apparently. I guess the only way we'll know is in 5 years time. I'll come back here to gloat when Nintendo is the Palm of 2015 looking for someone to buy them.

In other news Michael Dell states that Apple Computer should be shut down and the money should be given back to the shareholders. Off the record he was heard to say "Microsoft owns the desktop what else is there that Apple can do?"

Comment: Re:Does anyone really actually give a shit about t (Score 1) 64

by Varkias (#29631613) Attached to: OLPC and the "Innovator's Opportunity"
Speaking of smugness ... *ahem* I find this fascinating, especially the part about making LCD screens easier for reading and watching video while increasing battery life. When she mentions that the increases to battery life will start coming next year it makes me wonder if Apple is working with Pixel Qi on their rumored Mac Tablet.

Comment: Re:Demanding fans? (Score 5, Insightful) 472

by Varkias (#17569104) Attached to: Harrison Ford Turned Down Han Solo Role
I disagree. I've watched movies today that I loved as a kid and thought to myself "What was I thinking". Star Wars is one of those movies that I can still watch today and enjoy because it had a great story and great characters. The prequels were beautiful dreck with no soul. They will not be remembered because of the weak characters and story, it has nothing to do with the "wow" factor. I can remember watching Episode 1 thinking "wow" this movie looks beautiful and "wow" this story is horrible.

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