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Nickname Tigger
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Description Alive and breathing...most of the time.
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Signed On Sep 28, 2000, 19:01
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $27,000 Bundle?
56. Re: Star Citizen's $27,000 Bundle? May 29, 2018, 13:30 Tigger
 
Wow, I can't believe this is still a thing we talk about. Development started in 2011 and they're still not done. How many triple AAA titles have been started and released in that time?

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 28, 2018, 18:04 Tigger
 
Here's my problem with EULAs like this:

Microsoft insisted it won't actively police its services – but, beware: it will investigate complaints from people who are offended by what you do on Redmond's platforms.

They can insist all they want but if its in the EULA then it can be used to end your service if they find whatever you're doing to be objectionable.

DangerDog wrote on Mar 28, 2018, 13:44:
The next major update to Windows 10 is going to embed "machine learning" into the operating system, they plan to use it to analyze pictures and video content on your system. I'm sure they'll sell it as being some sort of automatic search and sorting feature. Looking for a picture of uncle bob? Just type his name in and up pops all the pictures on your computer with uncle bob in them.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/7/17089860/microsoft-windows-ml-windows-10-ai-platform

I'm not too worried about this. I stopped using Windows day to day years ago. I mostly use Linux and macOS these days - and macOS only because it has better support for some key business apps I need for work.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 28, 2018, 12:22 Tigger
 
Microsoft: You can't curse anymore in any of our online services.
Tigger: Fuck you.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Land Rush
33. Re: Star Citizen Land Rush Nov 29, 2017, 14:57 Tigger
 
Wait - what? We're still talking about this game? Seems more like a pyramid scheme to me.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed
55. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed Aug 1, 2017, 13:08 Tigger
 
tk0121 wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 23:14:
The statement from RSI just barely sounds patronizing at best, and deceiving at worst. I work in an environment of rapid development with scrum and Agile, etc. And when you look at other hugely complex SW Development projects with all the same obstacles, all the same complexities, etc... they make it work just great.

I agree completely. I work in the SW Dev industry as well and I've seen this kinda thing many times before:

"We have no scope document or vision statement so we can't prioritize what needs to be done."

 
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News Comments > etc.
18. Re: etc. Dec 19, 2016, 06:09 Tigger
 
The good news is absolutely no money was spent on the live streams production value.

Never truer words were typed. Watching anything Star Citizen is a bit like watching two busloads of nuns in a head-on collision. You know its going to be awful, but just can't look away. I couldn't even watch 2 minutes of this garbage.

If you're one of the poor folks that plunked down any money on this, you embody the words of PT Barnum: "There's a sucker born every minute."
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 21, 2016, 12:33 Tigger
 
nin wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 10:49:
Task wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 10:26:
Any crowdfund is a gamble since you are investing in an idea/product. It's an interesting concept and I still enjoy it, but I'm far more selective in what I invest in these days. In total I have helped crowdfund 13 products, not all are games, and the one I regret to this day is MWO as a collosal disappointment.

I go by these rules if I have money to invest at the time:

1. Have they delivered any previous crowdfund projects successfully?
2. Have they delivered any previous non-crowdfund projects successfully?
^ Produced something I enjoyed or could see myself enjoying (decent reviews help)
3. Do the company leads run an efficient business already?
4. Do they have a reasonably, sound concept and maybe pre-alpha footage if its a media product (not overly ambitious)?

I remember this particular one, but I steered clear.

I'll add:

Do they specifically list their team members (by name and picture) and their previous accomplishments?

Have they backed any other projects? This is more of an etiquette for me, but I always thought it was tacky to ask for money if you've not been involved in KS before.


That's a good list of things to look at. Since there is little or no accountability for crowdfunded anything, I'm just staying away.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers
30. Re: Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers Feb 13, 2016, 20:20 Tigger
 
Whatever. This will be the next DNF. Its going to take 15 years, will switch development teams a couple of times and when it's finally done it will suck.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 21, 2015, 10:05 Tigger
 
Router devices do not implement sufficient UPnP authentication and security

Someone just reported on this now? Amazing! The next thing they'll tell us that most implementations of WPS are unsecure...

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 26, 2015, 18:24 Tigger
 
raVen wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 15:59:
so it's clickbait described as poor satire?

Well its certainly not the data breach you've been looking for. IMHO, the only thing impressive is the number of records. And to be honest, I've worked with records sets much larger.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
12. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 26, 2015, 15:41 Tigger
 
They are right in stating that the data is meaningless. Folks are quick to quote the number of records (30+mil), but the data quality is terrible. Besides the fact that AM didn't require users to validate email addresses, the dataset is filled with many hundreds of thousands of records with NULL values for name, address, etc. So unless you pull down the credit card data - its more or less worthless. About the only thing of value in leak is a table that contains birthdate, zip code and latitude and longitude. So this is useful mainly as metadata; how many people in a particular zip code were born on February 12, 1965? Of those folks, how many are married? And of those folks, how many are having trouble with their spouse?
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter
1. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter Aug 26, 2015, 10:34 Tigger
 
Is there any sort of project schedule or deliverable plan? They are quick to tell you all the awesome 1007 you will get but come up short on any sort of plan that describes how they will deliver.  
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
182. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 25, 2015, 23:09 Tigger
 
{PH}88fingers Aug 25, 2015, 20:34 ...utterly ridiculous in front of this crowd of obviously well versed Arm chair developers and Court term experts.

Hey...WTF are you calling 'Arm Chair'... Wiseguy

 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
175. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 25, 2015, 17:03 Tigger
 
Slashman wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 15:23:
Tigger wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 15:05:
Flatline wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 11:57:
Tigger wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 10:11:
After doing a bit of reading last night, it looks like Roberts hasn't shipped a game since 2003. And that game was late. By years.

I think this may be a case where, perhaps as a producer or designer, he may be in a bit over his head.

Freelancer? You mean the game MS *fired* Chris Roberts from so that it could eventually ship?

Yeah, that's the one!

So why the lack of confidence? Wiseguy

LOL

Because this legal action is basically trying to out Roberts as a guy who can't manage to deliver a project on scope, on time and on budget.

It seems to me that if anyone had actually looked into this guys last attempt to deliver something, they would have known better than to give him $80m to make anything.
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
168. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 25, 2015, 16:19 Tigger
 
dsmart wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 16:00:
As they haven’t delivered on the original Kickstarter which had an estimated delivery date of Nov 2015. As of August 2015, they still had not delivered. And now Chris Roberts is quoting end of 2016 for full delivery. The original items (listed in my demand letter) have neither been completed, nor delivered as of the aforementioned date. Which is why this clause – in their own TOS – should now trigger. But they have thus far failed to honor it; much like every other promise they have now broken.

Given the fact that the last project this guy turned in so late and that there really hasn't been anything from him (and he as no 'team' that I could find) for over the 12 or so years are you at all surprised that they haven't delivered? It would seem that even 2016 is hoping for the best.

Are you hoping to take it over?


 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
164. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 25, 2015, 15:05 Tigger
 
Flatline wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 11:57:
Tigger wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 10:11:
After doing a bit of reading last night, it looks like Roberts hasn't shipped a game since 2003. And that game was late. By years.

I think this may be a case where, perhaps as a producer or designer, he may be in a bit over his head.

Freelancer? You mean the game MS *fired* Chris Roberts from so that it could eventually ship?

Yeah, that's the one!
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
148. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 25, 2015, 10:11 Tigger
 
After doing a bit of reading last night, it looks like Roberts hasn't shipped a game since 2003. And that game was late. By years.

I think this may be a case where, perhaps as a producer or designer, he may be in a bit over his head.
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
96. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 18:41 Tigger
 
CIG mentioned a completion date that has been passed. Some people are claiming that this is a break of contract, even though the contract clearly states.

"At the same time, backers must understand that when they back a project, they’re helping to create something new — not ordering something that already exists. There may be changes or delays,"

MAY be changes or delays? Seriously? I am already over on two deadlines both of which have nothing to do with my ability to write software. They should say: There WILL be changes and delays.
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
90. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 17:54 Tigger
 
On topic, I seriously don't know why folks do this and then get cranky when what they want isn't delivered.

The developer is asking folks to assume a certain degree of risk along with them. Most folks probably think they are essentially preordering the game. They have no idea they are funding development and what that means. They also probably have no understanding of how requirements, budgets, costs or even technology can change during the development cycle and what that could mean in terms of a positive or negative impact on the finished product.

On the flip side, the developer has asked them to help them FUND development. That's how the developer is going to pay for all sorts of things from payroll to office chairs. So now with all this funding, there is quite a bit of pressure to try to get everything with enough feature requests in to the game. If enough folks become dissatisfied with the progress or early betas and start asking for their money back, the developer takes the hit because they've budgeted based on a particular amount of cash. This causes them to start removing or reducing features

NEWS FLASH: Software development can be unpredictable. Funding software development can be expensive.

 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
59. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 14:36 Tigger
 
Scheherazade wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 14:27:

I think he's going all Nietzsche and suggesting that "color" as a concept exists in our human mind, and since humans can only detect discrete RGB, then all color that isn't R xor G xor B is a pure product of our mind.

Distinction being physical reality vs human/perceived reality.

-scheherazade

To which we can always argue that good games he's been involved with are a product of only his mind.
 
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