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Comment Re:The death spiral is continuing. (Score 2, Interesting) 157

But back to MS: they absolutely are critical and relevant, because everyone's PC runs on their software. .

Seriously, when you use hyperbole and straight-out lie, I stop listening. There are a lot of PCs that don't run on Windows. Millions run Mac OS, Various Linux distros, and Chrome Os is making a huge dent in the educational market. Windows and MS Office isn't as important and prevalent as they used to be. They are a hugely important company, but they are not as influential on the PC market as they used to be.

Comment Re:Matter of time (Score 1, Offtopic) 145

Console games - just launched prices have risen from around 40bucks to 70 in less than a decade.

Console game prices (major studio releases, not indie titles) have been in the $50-$70 range for decades.

AAA console games like Street Fighter II and Final Fantasy III had release prices of $70, and that was 25 years ago.

Adjusting for inflation, console games have never been cheaper.

Comment Re:Needs more numbers (Score 2) 26

Besides we already know the truth of the matter. Small and independent developers are hard pressed to be able to survive on anything the store brings in. Discovery is wonky as hell, you may get kicked out for squinting at the sun wrong, or Apple may decide your app should now be part of their core functionality. In any of those cases, I wouldn't quit your day job even if you do get an app in the store.

I agree. But an independent, talented developer has the means to develop a hit application and be reasonably compensated.

Comment Re:Algorithms != Implementations (Score 1) 122

Um whatever dude, you said this:

Reuters did not build an algorithm. They devised an algorithm

That's what I replied to.

TFA says "Reuters has built an algorithm called News Tracer that flags and verifies breaking news on Twitter."

Again, perfectly valid language here. This is not "misuse" of either "algorithm" or "build". Your complaint is asinine.

Comment Re:treating the symptoms (Score 1) 360

Bingo. Alternative media is flourishing because the MSM has utterly fucking failed. True investigative journalism is dead.

Canada has a law which makes it illegal to broadcast false or misleading news. Seems to work pretty well. Sadly, this is unlikely to ever happen in the States, because MUH FREEDOMS OF SPEECH!

Freedom of speech has limits. Just like you can't yell "fire!" in a crowded theatre, you shouldn't be able to label yourself "news" if you knowingly lie. Just my opinion of course.

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