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Comment Re:Weakness (Score 1) 185

I baited you (again) for saying that I'm not here for an argument (not "out to get you")? Only way you can call that me baiting you is if you think I'm lying. And yea dude (or dudette), that's being defensive.

There's really two choices available here. You understand their situation and you're judging them. Or, you don't understand their situation and your're judging them. You know, or you don't know. How exactly are these "appalling choices?"

Well, in any event, if you do wish to elaborate on your stance (besides the flippant "who in this life has not been judged") then I will read and try to be civil even if I end up not agreeing with you. But if you just want to throw more insults (ad hominem attacks since we're bringing out the fallacies) then that's cool too.

Comment Re:Weakness (Score 2) 185

Rather defensive. For what it's worth, I'm not out to get you. Though I could see why you'd think so since this is /. and all.

My thought preliminary judgement of you was "I hope it's the former." I can kind of get people who look down on others for not doing emotionally as well as them in similar situations (soldiers who look down on other soldiers who have PTSD for exmaple). But if you're just judging someone without knowing their situation, or at least their emotioinal state? Yea, that's being a smug dick. Like a civilian calling a soldier with PTSD weak I suppose.

I'll give you some advice as well. If you fail in a business venture of this magnitude, people WILL judge you as a failure no matter how much they care about you. This is especially true if you stressed your finances and your relationship for the sake of the business. Now those that do care will forgive and move on quickly, but you still hurt them. And finding a better class of people won't take away the sting that they're not the ones that made a mistake, you did.

Now, I imagine you'll point out that no matter how bad one feels, they shouldn't kill themselves (that's weak as you say). All I can say to that is, unless you truly appreciate how depression and stress can erode the rational mind, then judge if you must. But at the same time, be aware that you're judging from ignorance.

Comment Re:Weakness (Score 1) 185

I'm a bit curious. Are you judging the suicides becuase you've been a similar situation? That is to say, worked absurdly hard to get a small business rolling, only to fail and be judged as a failure by many of the people you know (plus whatever contacts you have on social media). Or, are you just playing the "they can't handle that much negative stimilus, how pathetic" card?

Comment Re:Third option (Score 1) 421

Yes, that's bizarre, and it sounds self-delusional.

Well, the rationale is that some folks want to have a protector on their phone no matter what since they want to keep them in the best condition possible. For them I can kind of see more thin being an asset (the protector + phone combo is less bulky). But yea in a general sense Apple is taking the "thin is in" mindset a bit too far.

Comment Re:not sexist (Score 1) 232

Since you aren't sexist, it's safe to say you don't believe there's anything better or worse about the two pronouns. In that case, does it really matter what pronoun someone uses to substitute a proper noun? We've used he as the default for years and the general consensus was mostly "meh." Why is "she" so bothersome? Is it aesthetic? Is it because the usage of "she" brings up images of shrill anti-male feminists? If it's because of the second reason... well think of it this way. That's like being the polar opposite of groups who cry "female oppression!" each time someone uses the masculine pronoun in a mixed gender setting. I don't think being on either camp is a good thing. Both sides are too sensitive and whatnot.

Comment Re:100 percent bullshit (Score 1) 200

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but from I know of human history the expectation of children was that they should be able to quietly observe their parents and learn from them. And of course early actions like hunting would require paying close attention for long periods of time. I suppose ADHD would've been ok when we were hunter gathers, but once we moved on to tool useage and planning on ways to procure food, it it would've become a liability.

Comment Re:Rapidly obsolete documentation (Score 1) 430

Patreon might fit the bill. In that crowdfunding site, people pledge to pay x amount of cash each time a product is released. I've seen this used for internet video producers, but there doesn't seem to be a reason this can't be used for regular documentation.

Comment Re:RoK? Or PRoK? (Score 1) 64

It's always the RoK when people just say Korea. If a news organization is talking about North Korea they will specifically spell out that NORTH Korea did XYZ. It's analogous to having two Bobs in one house. One's an average dude, while the other locks himself in his room, stepping out every once in awhile to brag about how awesome his 2" penis is. In everyday conversions, they'll be Bob and crazy Bob.

Comment Re:Piracy (Score 3, Interesting) 85

While userbase may be the number one reason to not develop for the PSP, it's likely the ease of piracy was another major concern. Cause lets fact it, free beats paid any day. Doesn't help that piracy was in many ways a superior option since it let you carry multiple games in 1 card and saved battery life by not utilizing the umd drive.

Comment Re:The most conservative machine leads. (Score 1) 227

Not always. Nintendo played things safe with the N64, giving us another iteration of their family friendly cartridge using console and came in second. Sony did to the PS3 what they did to the PS2, and gave us a machine that was hard to program but (supposedly) powerful, and they did.. poorly.

All in all, I think the most important factor in the gaming market is simply price. PS1 was cheaper than the N64, PS3 was the most expensive console in it's generation etc.

Comment Re:elections are bought (Score 1) 465

I'm genuinely curious, how would damaging/destroying the economy get our country back? I'm been thinking on it for a few minutes and I can't see your logic. Mayhap you're saying that we need to destroy the country before we can save it? If that's the case, all I can say is, it's easy to destroy a government, it's far harder to then build a better one. If you don't have a serious plan on what to do after shit hits the fan (and enough people supporting you) the initial result will inevitably be worse than what you started with. Only times this isn't the case is if a government is so corrupt that anything else ends up being better.

New York... when civilization falls apart, remember, we were way ahead of you. - David Letterman