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Comment Re:Not a pancreas (Score 1) 95

You're being pedantic. You could make the same argument about an artificial heart. "But it requires an outside power source! It's not REALLY a replacement for the heart."

Yes, there's some marketing going on, but the article clearly states that the advantage of this system is that it works without user input. That may not seem like a big deal to you, but as the father of a Type 1 Diabeted I can assure you that it's actually a very significant change.

Comment Re:THIS is the kind of thing that GamerGate is abo (Score 1) 474

Re:THIS is the kind of thing that GamerGate is about (Score:?)
by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 14, 2014 @10:07AM
Actually most game websites that publish reviews feel that embargoes are a GOOD thing.

They make money on traffic. Traffic is driven by reviews. Review traffic only lasts a day or two at best. Embargoes allow them to get games early and spend time to write a good review, rather than rushing through a game to try to get a crappy review up in the first hours after launch.

I think all the sites that I've read (Kotaku, Polygon, and Wired) agree that embargoes that last until after the game is launched are disingenuous (at best) on the part of the publishers, but all of them are philosophical about the system and seem to think it works well in most cases.

Savvy consumers can read the tea leaves. If there are lots of advance reviews the publisher is confident in the game. If there are NO reviews then most likely it's a dog.

Comment Not a great article (Score 1) 261

This is a terrible article, it's poorly written, one sided, and seems to be based on the personal preferences of the writer.

Couldn't we find a better discussion of game DLC than this?

Comment Re:Monospaced or proportional (Score 1) 814

No, that's right. Because all the characters are the same width (including the small ones like "i" and "." using two spaces with a mono-spaced font makes the whitespace after a period more apparent, because there is more whitespace around the letters in general.

Of course, I'm in the 1-space camp, but there is a visual reason for having two spaces in a monospaced font.

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