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Comment: it is who pays the bills (Score 1) 68

by alen (#49328725) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Happened To Semantic Publishing?

we have these newspaper boxes in NYC as well and they hold a lot of local and foreign language newspapers where people advertise local contractor services as well as rooms in their not so legally modified homes that were meant for one family.

stuff that people usually don't advertise through your internet ad agencies

Comment: Re:Thought these were jokes (Score 2) 183

by alen (#49214951) Attached to: Major Museums Start Banning Selfie Sticks

back in the day you would have to ask strangers to take a photo of your entire family or group and thieves would steal cameras. worse in the smartphone age when someone can steal your $700 phone and all the personal data on it.

well worth it to buy a $40 stick with bluetooth on it for personal photos

Comment: what problem is your product trying to solve? (Score 5, Insightful) 184

the Pro products have support departments and support for assets and other additions to their products. when a game has a 2-3 year dev time your product stands out by making it easy for devs to cut their time to market and save money

no one cares if it's open source or hobbyist made, they care about having their devs who cost $200,000 or more per year EACH spend less time making games

Comment: Re:Those without a timeline will be at an advantag (Score 1) 209

by alen (#49196771) Attached to: In 10 Years, Every Human Connected To the Internet Will Have a Timeline

being that some of these services are used by a tiny minority of people and even facebook's user base a small minority do the regular posting, i wouldn't worry about it

this is for the phone zombies who need google maps to walk the same route every day because they are too stupid to remember. in fact i bet a higher timeline score will be bad because it means all you do is stare into the phone

Comment: so who uses all these service? (Score 1) 209

by alen (#49196445) Attached to: In 10 Years, Every Human Connected To the Internet Will Have a Timeline

i use google and facebook, but sparingly

i don't have a fitbit and don't keep track of my biometrics because it's fucking stupid to count the number of steps i take daily or record my pulse all day long

i don't use waze or Maps that often because i have a brain and can figure things out on my own if there is traffic or some train is running slow. or it's fucking useless to use Maps if you have one route to work and taking shortcuts takes just as long. i only use it as a quick traffic check or if i'm driving somewhere i have never been to before. NYC is fairly easy to figure out to navigate without staring into your phone all day

leapfrogs are a waste of money

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