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Comment Re:Correct link to TRA (Score 1) 90 90

Google developers do not understand how to design APIs.

Or UIs.

It's all halo effect. I think Google got search right (or less wrong than everyone else at the crucial time - just when AltaVista tried to turn into a portal and became utter poo) and have pretty much ridden that, with financial and reputational cross subsidies, ever since.

Sooner or later they'll run out of credit, one kind or the other.

Comment /|\ Double degree economics & English. At DeV (Score 1) 117 117

I'm willing to bet it's a smaller amount of people who want a physical keyboard than those who don't. In which case, you're not a profitable enough segment for the companies who make phones

You're saying that only the most popular option is profitable? I guess that explains why there isn't, and never has been, a manufacturer of absolutely anything at all that produces two different models.

P.S. People aren't sand. It's number with a countable noun, not amount .

Comment Re:Problem? (Score 1) 162 162

Do you mean 'self-righteous' perhaps? No spaces are needed around the hyphen.

Crapdot put those, not me. I just put <B><I> (and the corresponding closes, which I can't be arsed to ampersand out).

In this case, self-righteous is actually a defined word - I am pretty sure.

It is. You originally wrote it without the hyphen, hence my emphasis which Cowboy Neal's shitty code proceeded to totally fuck up.

Comment Re:Not surprising at all (Score 1) 67 67

If you saw it in other systems (say animal populations versus food supply, or elevator position versus AoA in planes) that'd support my theory that it's baked into the fundamentals of mathematics that when you get a stimulus, a response and a big delay before the effect it'll oscillate like a breakdancing porpoise.

But that's crazy talk.


Razer Acquires Ouya's Storefront and Technical Team 89 89

An anonymous reader writes: The Ouya Android-based gaming console was one of Kickstarter's biggest successes — and one of the biggest letdowns for all the backers. The console never really took off, and the company behind it has limped along over the past couple years. Until today. Razer has now acquired the Ouya technical team, as well as their online storefront — but not the console hardware itself. Razer intends to dump of all these new resources into its Forge TV product, also an Android game console. "Razer went so far as to kick a little sand in the face of the little-console-that-couldn't—by advertising its own Forge microconsole as a 'more advanced' system and telling Ouya owners that they will receive 'a clear path of migration' to buy the company's current $100, AndroidTV-compatible box." The fate of Ouya's hardware is not explicitly mentioned, but the news article suggests it is simply "discontinued."

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