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Comment: Missing the point (Score 2) 543

by glitch0 (#46044109) Attached to: 20,000 Customers Have Pre-Ordered Over $2,000,000 of Soylent
Most of these comments are missing the point of Soylent and also the target customer.

I like eating home cooked food. I like time. These two goals are at odds with each other, because making home cooked food takes lots of time.

Some nights, I just don't feel like cooking or I don't have time to cook. I just want something quick to satisfy my hunger. I would probably end up eating fast food, which is terrible for me nutritionally.

Soylent is for those nights for me. When I don't feel like cooking and I just want to feel full. It would be nice to have something filling but also healthy, and that's where Soylent comes in vs just getting fast food.

I imagine that most people who preordered Soylent are similar to me in this sense. Very few people plan to stop eating altogether and subsist solely on Soylent.

It's not about replacing food, so please, get over that idea.

If you've ever come home from work, and hacked away at a project until the wee hours of the night, and thought "damn, I'm so hungry, but finishing what I'm working on is more exciting than eating right now. I wish I could just make my hunger go away so I could focus on what I want to work on." then you might be able to understand my desire for something like Soylent.

Comment: Re:Too late? (Score 1) 222

by glitch0 (#45427616) Attached to: Startup Touts All-in-One Digital Credit Card
Those cash back rewards come from the credit card processing fees that merchants charge. The merchants must raise their prices to include those fees and still make the same profit, so really, you're paying extra every time you make a purchase and then you're waiting for them to give it back to you in the form of a "reward".

Comment: Re:Controller that costs as much as 20 games (Score 1) 419

by glitch0 (#44079009) Attached to: Android Fragmentation Isn't Hurting Its Adoption
Yes, because PS3 and XBOX wireless controllers are $10 each, right?

Oh wait, they're $45 and $55 each respectively. Seems pretty close to $60 to me. I'd rather pay $60 for a game controller and $3 for each game than $55 for a game controller and $60 for each game.

That's just my opinion, but I'd be surprised if the majority of people (casual gamers) won't feel the same way, especially with portable games improving so much in quality.

Also, just an FYI. All the android gamepads cost around that same price. Google around, the MOGA pro gamepad for android is $50, for example.

Your point is moot, sir.

Comment: Re:Not a bad start. (Score 1) 665

by glitch0 (#42768025) Attached to: As Music Streaming Grows, Royalties Slow To a Trickle
That is false. Take Girl Talk or Skrillex for example. Both of them do many live shows, yet they create their music entirely on a computer before the show. If it can be played on a computer, you can have a live show for it, even if the show is simply the artist standing in front of the laptop dancing to the music, which is essentially what a Girl Talk show is like.

Sigmund Freud is alleged to have said that in the last analysis the entire field of psychology may reduce to biological electrochemistry.