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Comment Re:I never liked this game... (Score 2) 12

The PS3/4 games aren't particularly challenging either -- the difficulty, if any, mostly stems from wrestling with the floaty controls. They don't have infinite lives, but you get a set number of lives per checkpoint, and there are enough checkpoints that you'll rarely, if ever, fail a level. There's also multi-player sections of levels, and special challenge levels.

Also, there's the level building features of the games that many people probably spend the majority of their time. Oh, and user-created levels can be more challenging, of course.

I like the games for their whimsy, the art style, and their heart-warming presentation.

Comment Re:Does indeed happen. (Score 1) 634

Has anyone ever had an experience where they were positive they had a good chance at the job, but nothing came of it?.

It does happen from time to time. I had an on-site interview that went well. My last interview was with the CEO and founder of the medium-sized company, and he said, "If you've made it this far, you basically have the job." One week later I got rejected via email from a woman in HR I had never met or talked to. Sadly, I'll never know the full story.

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Journal Journal: I'm old

Why is it that as I get older, I am more easily trolled? I would expect it to be the other way around.

Comment Re:I could see buying one (Score 1) 462

I personally don't like the big video screen being used for controls. In my "analog" car I can change the radio station, adjust the temperature, and turn on the AC with convenient knobs and buttons that I know where to find without even looking and I get good tactile response. My in-law's Lexus has a smaller screen to do this and it was always in the wrong mode and difficult for the driver to quickly change the temperature or radio due to having to change modes.

That said, the screen would be nice for watching videos, but please, not to control the car's functions.

I completely agree. The touch-screen panel reminds me of the BMW iDrive system -- it's technically neat, but flawed in practice. I'd rather not be touching buttons on a touch screen or dialing around to navigate menus while driving for my own (and others') safety.

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