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Comment Re:Stop chasing the shiny (Score 1) 160

Because with phones, unlike more classical ways of entertainment (games, concerts, etc), people are suffering from what I'd like to call "sheepification". It's peer pressure forcing them to buy the 700 dollar phone they wouldn't otherwise need, many times that expense is straining them financially and they're making sacrifices elsewhere just to stay afloat socially speaking. It's ridiculous.

Comment Re:Stop chasing the shiny (Score 1) 160

Who are you to tell people what they should want?

Someone with more brain than money?

Seriously now, who are the companies to tell people what they want? it's the same thing. The companies advertise something, the GP advertises something else.
People usually have to be told what they want, hence the rush for the latest we're seeing today. It's simply unhealthy.

Comment Re:Not Just SEO... (Score 1) 104

What I don't get is how MASS exports happening without people noticing.

A well configured Teleport Ultra installation can do that easily for browser-based listings. Some CRM implementations actually cache the list to your local PC. if anything, you can just download it and of course it would be logged, but would anyone look at that log? Most likely not.

Comment Re:Dey tek er jebs! (Score 1) 329

But it's not up to the government to decide.
People's lifestyle is currently depending on the global lifestyle more than before, and that will only increase as time goes by. It's like a very slow-moving tsunami: its movement might not be detectable by a single individual, but it's there, it's coming and there's nothing anyone can do anything about it.
Wages in the high-paid countries will slowly decrease and wages in developing countries will increase (at a faster rate) until, maybe a century or so from now, there will be little, if any difference.

Comment Dear Square Peg (Score 3, Informative) 671

From Round Hole,

Please go look at some old houses and barns. Guess what, the construction is almost all "post and beam"...and guess what, they did it by hammering square pegs into round holes.

Why?

Because it is very hard to drill a square hole. And making round pegs is far more labor intensive than square ones, and wastes a ton of wood. Lasty, friction baby.....that's right. A round peg in a round hole will either slide in and out too easily and not be secure OR it will be so tight that the friction will make it nearly impossible to fit it in. So instead, they hammers a square peg into a round hole. Both the peg and the hole deformed slightly. Allowing for a tightly fitted peg to lock the post and beam together.

Comment Re:I was really looking forward to it too. (Score 2) 157

Looks like they already have fixed them all.
I wouldn't know how the bad performance was; I was at work and came home about 6 hours post-release, downloaded the game via GOG updater, started it and played until now on a 4690K paired with 16 gigs of RAM and a GTX 970, so not a beast gaming machine.

Game runs flawlessly at 1920x1200 with its default graphical settings. The only thing I changed was frame cap from 30 to 60. I'm sure many people had issues at launch, but I was lucky to avoid them. Watched ratings on steam plummet to "Mostly negative" and now they're back to "mixed". Count of concurrent players peaked at about 212K at game start, so pretty sure this was one of the reasons for performance issues (https://steamdb.info/app/275850/graphs/).

So far I'm satisfied and will continue playing it.

Comment Re:try this (Score 1) 159

While the story is for the EU, in the US at least, write a polite, but firm letter to the chief or general legal council. A letter the the CEO of a big company may just get intercepted by an admin and shipped down to the "tier-1 monkey" you mention. Lawyers seldom get letter they can blow off and will by habit read it before shipping it off to the meat grinder of tier-1. If you can't find their legal eagle then any person in legal will do. LinkedIn is your friend here. Smaller companies may only have outside council to contact. The other place to hunt for help is to see their "about us" pages and find their advisers, investors and leadership, and reach out to those people. If they get a call from their VCs you can expect your issue will get noticed.

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