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Comment True by definition (Score 1) 94

When you define "productivity" to exclude any benefit from doing anything on your phone, then less time spent on your phone leads to more time available for "productivity".

The question is, why should anyone care? "Productivity" isn't the only thing that matters.

If you want to be more productive, keep your phone but delete the Facebook app.

Comment Re:Wow... that's pretty harsh. (Score 1) 460

I'm sometimes think that most of the vitriol on reddit is coming from non-native english speakers or austistic spectrum types who don't get nuance of language, playing the PC version.

They're mostly just assholes. A few people get stuff like this started, a mob of assholes get in on it and they hate-swarm someone. It's the online equivalent of a lynch mob.

Poor social skills and poor language understanding don't make people behave like assholes. They behave that way because they're assholes and because people keep tolerating and enabling them.

Comment Re:Another reminder of why wait before buying (Score 1) 460

Maybe that 17-year-old should learn to make grownup decisions with his scarce resources. He didn't have to preorder. He could have bought a physical copy so he could trade it in. Or, best of all, he could have waited a few months and bought it on sale -- or skipped it entirely. If you wait a few months after release, games usually drop from $60 to $20 or $30.

It's so easy to be a grownup and not to be fooled. Rather than indulging the Internet hate-swarmers, why not join me and urge these people to grow up?

Comment Re:Really slashdot? (Score 1) 460

With every other product in the world you have a refund period.

I'm OK with a refund period. I just want Internet whiners and hate-swarmers to grow up and stop burdening everyone with their foolishness and entitlement.

Everyone had the chance to know whatever they needed to know to make an informed choice. But that requires being a grownup and waiting a week or two to buy.

Is there a demo of NMS? I don't pre-order any games and if there isn't a playing demo download, the chances of me buying it are zero.

Cool. Thanks for being a grownup. Let's ask others to grow up now.

But if a game really sucks, a refund is a reasonable solution. If somebody has bought dozens of games and only asked for a refund once, it's pretty fair to say that this should be the publisher's problem.

It doesn't suck. It's ok. It's just not "great" and the minimalistic gameplay isn't fun for some people.

I think Sony's policy is one lifetime refund on a digital purchase as a courtesy. That seems about right.

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