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Comment Re:Not every single research project pays off... (Score 2) 92

Spending more money on advertising than research

Right. You spend money on advertising as you see necessary to sell your product so you can stay in business.

Pushing the bounds of advertising, both to the public and to professionals to rather dubious levels

So what you're really thinking about there is the poor state of critical thinking skills in the average person who watches TV?

You don't need to advertise health products unless you can't convince doctors that they're a healthy, necessary solution. So you make a Superbowl ad instead, utterly mislead non-doctors (i.e. the rest of us) and have them pester their doctors for a prescription.

You're essentially blaming people for not having medical degrees. You are a complete and immoral idiot.

Comment Re:well doh. keep it cheap and simple. (Score 1) 276

I completely agree with you.

What annoys me is how the term "hardcore" has been co-opted to imply violent and adult-themed content. The best way to add value to and glorify this type of content is to make it look more realistic, which necessitates more processing power. Therefore, more powerful consoles become associated with "hardcore" gaming, resulting in an army of inflated egos preaching the downfall of anything that won't improve the graphics of their favorite military shooter. It is a shame.

Comment Re:*different* scores for *standardized* tests (Score 2) 622

The end result of this policy is a society where different ethnicities are held to different standards, which will only exacerbate the economic inequalities between light-skinned people and dark-skinned people. It addresses the symptom rather than the root cause (which seems pretty typical of how we North Americans deal with most of our problems).

It is terrible policy.

Comment Re:Real power? (Score 1) 188

I suppose it depends on what the developers are comparing. I've read the GPU is pretty well ahead of current console hardware, but the CPU is not. The power consumption should be lower as well, which won't make games look prettier, but might factor into the whole "how advanced the hardware is" issue. The statements have been so ambiguous, it's hard to tell...

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