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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby benebarba » Tue May 14, 2013 7:03 am

Klaudandus wrote:Well, yeah, but it is easier to ask for funds since he already has the social networking in place, from his association with DC.


Sure, but don't make the mistake in thinking that because he published with DC that he can walk up to them and say 'Give me <insert random number here> for this thing I came up with, with no strings, because I say it'll be awesome.'
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue May 14, 2013 7:58 am

If a project isn't able to gain enough attention or interest to fund, it's not because there are other projects in the news - it's because they weren't able to get enough attention or interest to fund*. If mass media weren't talking about the really big projects, they wouldn't fill that space talking about nobodies who aren't able to get that kind of attention, they'd just talk about something entirely different. The big projects draw attention to the business model and draw more people into the funding ecosystem.

If I was to pay $30 to the Veronica Mars kickstarter (I didn't, in the end), it'd be because I like Veronica Mars, not because I had $30 to give to a Kickstarter project and that's the one I saw first.


*This is not to say anything of whether they deserved funding or not.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Shoju » Tue May 14, 2013 8:18 am

MoP has finally put the dagger in Lurkers-Terenas.
Looks like they will be moving / absorbed into another guild they have been friendly with since Vanilla.

Just lost too much momentum with the losses at the end of Cataclysm.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Flex » Tue May 14, 2013 10:23 am

benebarba wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Well, yeah, but it is easier to ask for funds since he already has the social networking in place, from his association with DC.


Sure, but don't make the mistake in thinking that because he published with DC that he can walk up to them and say 'Give me <insert random number here> for this thing I came up with, with no strings, because I say it'll be awesome.'


It isn't like comics artists/writers are hugely wealthy either since they are contract work for hire people most of the time. They may live comfortably but may not be able to afford to invest 100% of the funds needed to get the project moving. Add in that creator owned work is incredibly difficult to do within the confines of a big publishers, lots of risk for little reward after all, which is why big industry people like Gail Simone and Jimmy Palmiotti moved to Kickstarter for creator owned works. Both of them also regularly re-tweet Kickstarter pleas by young indie comics people all the time to help spread the love.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby benebarba » Tue May 14, 2013 10:24 am

this comic-related kickstarter reminded me: Kid Beowulf... check it out. Chatted with the artist this past weekend. Fun idea for a comic, and I like the guy's art.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby JoeBravo » Tue May 14, 2013 11:28 am

lost a dps again, so with exams going on a lot of cancelled raids >_<
Need fresh recruits :(
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby halabar » Tue May 14, 2013 11:42 am

Shoju wrote:MoP has finally put the dagger in Lurkers-Terenas.
Looks like they will be moving / absorbed into another guild they have been friendly with since Vanilla.

Just lost too much momentum with the losses at the end of Cataclysm.


D3 killed Lurkers long before MoP did.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Tue May 14, 2013 12:45 pm

Apple Configurator.

Would it hurt them if their gui would display percentages and etas?

I seriously hate apple.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Flex » Tue May 14, 2013 12:47 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Apple Configurator.

Would it hurt them if their gui would display percentages and etas?

I seriously hate apple.


http://xkcd.com/612/
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby halabar » Tue May 14, 2013 12:48 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Apple Configurator.

Would it hurt them if their gui would display percentages and etas?

I seriously hate apple.


Sorry, they are too busy working on that new MacPro. Oh.. wait.. errm.. iOS7?
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Sagara » Tue May 14, 2013 1:41 pm

JoeBravo wrote:lost a dps again, so with exams going on a lot of cancelled raids >_<
Need fresh recruits :(


I know it's evil, and honestly, I'm a bit bummed, but it had to be done:

*coughs*
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Tue May 14, 2013 2:04 pm

Flex wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Apple Configurator.

Would it hurt them if their gui would display percentages and etas?

I seriously hate apple.


http://xkcd.com/612/


Better than a pie chart that is seemingly stuck at 90% for two hours.

Seriously, the apple configurator progress pie chart goes something like this

5% - starts downloading new IOS
15% - starts decompressing the IOS
35% - starts installing IOS
45% - starts checking supervision pairing with macbook
jumps to 90% - start installing apps
95% - start installing configuration profiles.

guess which step takes forever? the app installations -- and of course, it doesnt tell you how long its gonna take.

Also, would it hurt apple to give me a replace all option when updated all the apps in bulk and importing them to the apple configurator? One of the carts had 110 or so updates, but when importing them you have to click on the "accept" button for each and every single one when importing.

Not sure why so many people have a hard-on for apple.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Chunes » Tue May 14, 2013 2:15 pm

Shiny, easy to use*, expensive (and thus exclusive), LOL NO VIRUSES LOLOLOL**.

but really, marketing.



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(**not strictly true, but close enough)
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Tue May 14, 2013 2:19 pm

Chunes wrote:Shiny, easy to use*, expensive (and thus exclusive), LOL NO VIRUSES LOLOLOL**.

but really, marketing.



(*for plebs)
(**not strictly true, but close enough)


So, apple is the abercrombie & fitch of the technology world? *snort* now that I think about it that way... it makes a lot of sense.

But seriously, since I've been working a lot recently with the macs and using them to manage a whole classroom worth of ipads (of which we have many -- one school alone has 37, that is 925 ipads), I notice their management software is crap. Or rather, Apple is not really meant for business management.

Sure its shiny, and several of my people use them for video editing and such, but I hate them for their shortcomings, something i've noticed people dismiss as a sort of flavor/style thing rather than as an actual shortcoming.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Flex » Tue May 14, 2013 2:29 pm

Shortcomings for management fine, shortcomings as actual computers? Not really.
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