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#241 of 254 Aaron Silverman

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Posted September 03 2014 - 09:19 PM

A snazzy gadget from an old pal:

 

https://www.kickstar...9/mukava-tables


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#242 of 254 Todd Erwin

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Posted September 04 2014 - 10:19 AM

A good friend of mine just launched a page on indiegogo to raise funds to open his 3D museum, 3-D Space, here in Los Angeles.

 

https://www.indiegog...opic-3-d-museum

 

Eric Kurland was one of the 3D historians interviewed on the House of Wax documentary, and was instrumental in saving the restoration work completed on Inferno from being tossed in the garbage when it was offered up in an estate sale.



#243 of 254 Sam Posten

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Posted September 04 2014 - 10:38 AM

I wish them the best of luck with that one but I see some immediate huge red flags. $75k downpayment on a $3m need seems like an awful small lance to hit a pretty big windmill. I'd be a lot more confident if they were on Kickstarter too where you need at least the confidence of hitting a minimum goal before anyone gets charged.

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#244 of 254 Sam Posten

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Posted September 19 2014 - 06:56 AM

D'oh.

http://venturebeat.c...4b036e449c5a3c1

 

Out $50 on this one.  The 'apology' my Mr. Stephenson seems insincere to me but what are ya gonna do, sue over it?  The $10k backers might but not me...


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#245 of 254 Aaron Silverman

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Posted September 19 2014 - 10:46 AM

I like how the post refers to having "delivered the CLANG prototype and other donor rewards, as promised," but not as much as the announcement that he plans to launch future KS projects!

 

I've seen worse "we're cancelling the project" posts, but still. . .


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Posted September 19 2014 - 11:57 AM

 

Stephenson said that he’s refunded about $700 of the $526,125 of Kickstarter funding.

Well, there's that.



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Posted September 19 2014 - 03:28 PM

Yeah cause the $10k backers won't bitch like the forum trolls will.  /eyeroll


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Posted September 19 2014 - 03:59 PM

Here comes da hammer:
http://www.gamasutra...Gamasutra News)

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Posted September 20 2014 - 08:59 AM

Does Kickstarter enforce its refund policy for failed projects?

 

 

From the Polygon article:
"It's worth noting that according to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, project creators are legally required to fulfill all rewards and promises of their projects or offer refunds in return."

And answering it:
"...with Kickstarter itself refusing to step up and take any action against those who default on their promises, it's up to backers to begin being much more discerning about what they're putting money toward."

 

 

I guess if enough users are ripped off, and a few States' AG's file suit, Kickstarter will start to maybe sort of think of enforcing their policy?


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#250 of 254 DaveF

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Posted Yesterday, 03:30 AM

https://www.kickstar...arter-home-lock
Interesting...

#251 of 254 ChristopherG

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Posted Yesterday, 05:16 AM

I really like the concept but drilling holes in the hard wood floor...


It takes 52 pounds of pressure to rupture an eyeball... :blink: 
 

 


#252 of 254 Sam Posten

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Posted Yesterday, 06:23 AM

Trying to think about how that would affect Fire and SWAT responses...  Could result in significantly more home destruction in those cases.

 

My pappy always told me locks only keep the honest people out anyway....


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Posted Yesterday, 03:25 PM

Adding difficulty and noise, I'm lead to understand, can motivate mostly-honest thieves to look elsewhere.

 

But I see the problem I see with all the digital locks: power-failure failure. Unless that's hardwired into the AC, I don't want to trust my ability to replace its battery. I've been woken up my dying smoke alarms too many times. I don't want to be securely barred from my home in like manner.



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Posted Yesterday, 03:59 PM

Don't have a link, but be on the lookout for Encyclopedia Madonnica 20th Anniversary Edition. Limited print run of 500 copies. Lots of pictures, stretch goal will make many of them color and the book longer.




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