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Comment Re:Change history Commrade? Da or Nyet? (Score 1) 246

The emoji is part of the unicode standard. You send U+1F52B [ http://emojipedia.org/pistol/ ], and each platform will display using it native font rending engine.

Yes they appear differently on different platforms. But also as they are unicode you can include them in URLs.

> If they changed the the thumbs up emoji to a goatse would it change in all the e-mails I sent to my boss in the past?

Same as if they changed all the Is to look like little dicks. Or if you changed the font on your bosses computer to a font that used pictures of dicks for each of the letters.

Comment Re:Never Kickstarter (Score 1) 43

It is all about making what you think are acceptable risks. Kickstart something and you are part of the companies journey. Like everything, don't be silly with it and know what are you acceptable level of risk.

I've risked it on 26 projects. 6 have not yet delivered (but I am very confident they will). I've written off one. Two of the products were not all that great. It was the companies first attempt and it showed. I don't regret helping them have a go. The rest have been a mix of acceptable and awesome.

This is from a mix of board games, films and technology companies. I'm upset that I've had to write one off, but I knew that was a risk and accepted it.

Comment I hope not (Score 1) 243

The Galaxy Note PDAs are what I want out of a phone. I've bought into the Android ecosystem, to change that (i.e. get rid of Play Store and the content from that) would leave me no where to go. No other manufacturer currently makes PDAs.

Comment Re:Yawn (Score 2) 72

> Nope, it means you were lucky!

Crap. Yes evaluate the projects first. Do a little internal math and check if the company has asked for enough to complete the project. Do they appear to have the skill set required to get the project out the door? Have they lied in the project description?

I've backed a few projects on Kickstarter (and alikes). I've got some fantastic big name games and cool indy games and the warm glow of knowing I helped them on their way.
Its a risk but a risk but one you can do derisk quite a way.

> Anyone who contributes money to a Kickstarter project deserves what they get.

I agree. I've got naught but awesomeness.

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