I'm not trying to force words into anyones mouth man
What I was saying is that the rating mechanism has been changed because of another reason -> five options rating is not working, two options rating might work.
Adding a like/dislike style to the system makes all the sense in the world because:
1. The like system is hugely familiar to millions of users
2. The like system is hugely popular. If you ask me, it's already embedded in popular culture so people can easily relate to that.
What would have been the difference if instead of like/dislike they would have named it +/- or Love/Hate?
Also, god damn... the google background experiment pissed the hell out of me.
Your assumption regarding the rating system of youtube is wrong. The like/dislike system was adopted as a consequence of the rating habits of youtube users not in an attempt to mimic facebook. The majority of the videos on youtube were either 1* or 5* with mostly nothing in between.
The like/dislike mechanism is an evolution of a system that is trying to adapt itself to its user base.
You can read more about this on the official youtube blog - http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2009/09/five-stars-dominate-ratings.html
I highly doubt that. Can you provide a map with your location?
I don't honestly think that you can compare games for preadolescence girls like the "Imagine" series with games for big hairy men like the "Splinter Cell" series
They do pump out some trash games but the title you chose is completely irrelevant.
I bought them for 5 euros on Steam some weeks ago, they had the same weekend deal
As much as I hate Steam for doing some dubious price changes, most their weekend deals are usually dirt cheap and worth it.
jesus, man. seems like one in every 10 news is twitter related. we should at least create its own icon for the articles
There's nothing to see here... This kind of audio/video cutup is old as hell and it surprises me how people still find it novel
coldcut & hexstatic - timber from 1998 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8-QDCKdVO4
hexstatic - telemetron from 2003 http://vodpod.com/watch/174667-video-hexstatic-telemetron-3d-hexstatic-telemetron-dailymotion-share-your-videos
dj shadow - midnight in a perfect world from 2002 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2s3k_dj-shadow-midnight-in-a-perfect-wor_music
All of these use more than just samples as opposed to the mother of all funk chords but the principle is still the same.
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