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Comment Re:Fixed That For You (Score 5, Interesting) 395

I think it's worse than that. The guy's movie netted big and yet he feels his movie should have been entitled even bigger windfall despite having plot holes that Superman can throw a container ship through.

Rotten Tomatoes has a Critics score *and* an Audience score. A lot of popular movies have a higher audience score. BvS has a 63% audience score. Iron Man 3 got 78% audience score. Lest it be a Marvel v. DC thing, The Dark Knight got 94% audience score *and* 94% critic score, so it's not like so many reviewers are snobs about comic book super hero movies.

Comment Re:I wonder if the TextBlade is next (Score 1) 88

This is why people should be very wary of crowdfunding because so many of the crowdfund campaigns are exactly that. So much bullshit. There's quite a few legit companies that do get started this way but enough failures that people shouldn't be backing projects as carelessly as they do.

Comment Re:Simple solution : Keep the name (Score 2) 117

That works if you do have the means to defend it. But the means to defend it get pretty thin when you're talking about clones selling on Alibaba. Even if you have legal resources in China, they're going to use your brand. Even those only selling very different competing designs will use your brand.

Comment Re:The Theater Experience (Score 1) 331

Yeah, I think Cameron has a case of rose-colored glasses on how great the theater going experience supposedly is. But maybe that's what theaters are like in Hollywood. That said, nine times out of ten, I do enjoy going, it's the one time out of ten that really tanks it, then there's the cost.

I really think offering something that allows families and groups of friends to watch from home is more likely to help save the theater going experience than hurt it, provided it's not punitively priced.

Comment Re:What the fuck is "Vulkan"? (Score 1) 50

Yes, it's pretty simple, it just raises the question why a simple one-line statement wasn't included with the story summary for a rarely mentioned project. A search on this site for Vulkan shows only a small number of stories about it, so it's not like a regular reader would necessarily have an idea what the topic is.

Comment Re:Fuck you. (Score 1) 618

Yeah, I can sympathize that web sites need money, but if you're allowing ad services to serve scam ads then you've really lost your footing. If there's more ads than content by screen area, then you're not in the content business, you're merely an ad pusher.

And most ad networks are trying to show me the same ads on every site. They also use photos that have nothing to do with the allegedly advertised service, like they picked a random viral photo and stuck their ad under it. Then there's so many ads for various kinds of woo that won't solve the problem they claim to solve. Then there's the ad that "people from your nearby town(s) are scandalized by this one web site". "Don't eat this one food" showing a banana, which is false. Video ads on a site only offering static content is also wildly out of place.

Comment Re:One (Score 1) 301

If it's in reference to the new MacBook, the adapter hub would connect power, an external display and a USB jack, all that in one click. So you don't need to connect a bunch of devices individually. I recall the power adapter splits out a USB jack as well.

On Windows tablets, you might find adjusting the control panel settings to suit. I find on Windows or Mac, I like to dial the settings a bit to be more to my preferences anyway.

Comment Re:Don't do evil (Score 2) 56

Sometimes it helps to at least read the abstract. The complaint was about the speed.

"Since the middle of December... ...only now has Google itself managed to track down the villains and ban them from the service."

Another issue is Google's ad system being vulnerable to being bait and switched, even allowing advertisers any opportunity to do that seems a poor decision.

Comment Re:cars (Score 1) 126

Yeah, I don't get it. Most of the commercial stations are Clear Channeled, even some "non commercial" stations are following the general model. Basically the same rotation of the same small pool of songs every day, If we're lucky, a song gets changed out in the pool once a month, and songs you'd think were played out from the incessant repetition are still playing a couple years later. I don't understand how people can stand that.

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