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Comment: How does this affect game developers? (Score 1) 157

If i'm understanding this correctly, this would mean a game developer would have to have a working copy of the game to use kickstarter to acquire funds, or would a working demo be applicable? I ask this because I've seen a number of projects that were little more than storyboards.

Comment: Interesting Proposition, But I Don't Buy It (Score 4, Informative) 82

by Winchestershire (#37345126) Attached to: Icelandic Rocks Suggest Meteorites Brought Gold To Earth
My degree is in geology; while I have no problem with the idea that some of the deposits came from asteroids and the like, there are far too many other ways that many of these deposits can be formed here on earth. I know that for precious metals like gold and silver, hydro-thermal deposits are quite common sources of these ores (with a large number of these being found in or around granite sources.)

Comment: Re:In before... (Score 1) 92

by Winchestershire (#37054812) Attached to: Walmart To Close Online Music Store
Indeed, right after Walmart began this program, I decided to give it a try. Little did I know that the music wouldn't work on my mp3 player at the time and you couldn't transfer the music from one computer to another (I wanted to play my music on my laptop as well as my desktop). After this, their music service was dead to me and I never looked back. Luckily I only lost about $5 on the test, so I wasn't put too far in the hole over it (basically about the cost of a meal at some fast food place). I am curious though if this was to prioritize their new video on demand streaming service they recently rolled out with.

Comment: Re:Very cool tool (Score 1) 131

by Winchestershire (#36984488) Attached to: Researcher's Tool Catches Net Neutrality Cheaters
One problem with your assessment, ObsessiveMathsFreak, the majority of those big telcos are also ISP's, so they to would be set to the same standards. While I see the merit in what you are saying about government regulations, do you have any idea the outcry that would happen if the government (especially in the case of the US) tried to take over a private enterprise (various ISP's and/or Telcos) and turn it into another state funded bureaucracy. I suspect any such actions by the government would likely go over like a lead balloon.

Comment: Mozilla is rolling down that slippery slope. (Score 1) 129

by Winchestershire (#35225270) Attached to: Firefox 5 To Integrate Tab Web Apps
Mozilla was at it's best with FF2-2.5; simple layout, highly customizable, and easy to use. Since the introduction of FF3, I've seen more bloated memory use, more complexity added to the browser, and an overall less simple layout .Mozilla has lost it and this just further shows how out of touch the Mozilla folks are. The only reason I keep using Firefox is the customizations, but now Chrome is nearly as customizable as Firefox.

Comment: Several reasons but one major problem (Score 1) 618

by Winchestershire (#35174144) Attached to: Why Dumbphones Still Dominate, For Now
The main reason I don't go to a "smart phone" is the data price involved. The prices are so outrageous for not only the phones but especially for the data plans that most networks force upon you. I'm sorry, but I'm not paying upwards of $30/month for 1GB of internet use (that can be used up in less than a day with many of the apps on the various smartphone OS markets).

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun