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2013-03-21 01:53:49 PM
I'm being followed by a Storm Shadow,
Storm Shadow, Storm Shadow.
 
2013-03-21 02:15:33 PM
Well, the amount raised is $0 ... so methinks you haven't donated yet, subs.
 
2013-03-21 02:26:08 PM
Finally a project I can get behind.
 
2013-03-21 02:35:34 PM

Nadie_AZ: Well, the amount raised is $0 ... so methinks you haven't donated yet, subs.


It isn't a live project.... and obviously, KS will never approve it going live.

Still funny though that KS lets you set up campaigns and send out the link even if it is obviously a joke.
 
2013-03-21 02:38:27 PM
The video is great.
 
2013-03-21 02:55:12 PM
well, now I know
 
2013-03-21 02:57:51 PM
The only way I'm donating is if I get to "interrogate" Scarlet once she's captured.
 
2013-03-21 02:58:11 PM
 
2013-03-21 03:08:12 PM
Man, that's good enough I'd 'donate' cash if I had some... Just not worth risking a bounce fee if the charge goes thru before payday...

Related question: Anyone know how KS works with this? Do they take your money immediately, or hold the transaction until the person who set up the KS makes the determination that it's time to start?
 
2013-03-21 03:11:03 PM
$200 to have Storm Shadow for a week? Not a bad deal!
I'd have him do the dishes, wash some laundry, clean my car, assassinate some enemies, mop the floor. All sorts of stuff!
 
2013-03-21 03:16:02 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: I'm being followed by a Storm Shadow,
Storm Shadow, Storm Shadow.


Leapin' and hoppin' after me, Storm Shadow,
Storm Shadow, Storm Shadow.
 
2013-03-21 03:47:50 PM
Fumbles.

It was always Fumbles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW3dg9VURMU
 
2013-03-21 04:13:18 PM

dletter: Nadie_AZ: Well, the amount raised is $0 ... so methinks you haven't donated yet, subs.

It isn't a live project.... and obviously, KS will never approve it going live.

Still funny though that KS lets you set up campaigns and send out the link even if it is obviously a joke.


... as opposed to most Kickstarter campaigns?
s3.amazonaws.com
cdn.shopify.com
 
2013-03-21 04:19:20 PM

Mikey1969: Man, that's good enough I'd 'donate' cash if I had some... Just not worth risking a bounce fee if the charge goes thru before payday...

Related question: Anyone know how KS works with this? Do they take your money immediately, or hold the transaction until the person who set up the KS makes the determination that it's time to start?


It goes through Amazon.  You authorize the payment but nothing is actually charged until both the kickstarter campaign is ended and they've met their funding goal.
 
2013-03-21 04:27:51 PM
I'm pretty sure his voice wasn't that annoying in the cartoons.
 
2013-03-21 04:34:07 PM

Yuri Futanari: Mikey1969: Man, that's good enough I'd 'donate' cash if I had some... Just not worth risking a bounce fee if the charge goes thru before payday...

Related question: Anyone know how KS works with this? Do they take your money immediately, or hold the transaction until the person who set up the KS makes the determination that it's time to start?

It goes through Amazon.  You authorize the payment but nothing is actually charged until both the kickstarter campaign is ended and they've met their funding goal.


Sweet, I could make a donation as a joke and have it not actually get charged OR get me in trouble...

Be a cool way to give props to the video creator, as then damned thing is pretty funny...
 
2013-03-21 04:48:03 PM
In other news, 10,000 Farkers should look for "Total Fark" next to their names
 
2013-03-21 04:51:21 PM

dletter: Nadie_AZ: Well, the amount raised is $0 ... so methinks you haven't donated yet, subs.

It isn't a live project.... and obviously, KS will never approve it going live.


I wouldn't be so sure:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461687407/kickstarter-open-source - death-star
 
2013-03-21 05:53:32 PM
$50 pledge gets you a porkchop sandwich and a body massage.
 
2013-03-21 06:05:23 PM
Serious question here - have any of you farkers successfully used KS to fund something?
How does it work? What if the goal isn't met?

I've been noodling with an idea for an app to help autistic / ADHD / Asperger / scatterbrained
kids get organized with their homework and assignments but I am quickly realizing that it is
more than I can undertake myself.

/ my youngest son has Aspergers and / or high functioning autism. Smart cookie, but he is
hopelessly disorganized. He is my inspiration for this. The idea woke me up out of a sound
sleep one night.
 
2013-03-21 06:35:26 PM

digitalrain: Serious question here - have any of you farkers successfully used KS to fund something?
How does it work? What if the goal isn't met?


I've put money into many Kickstarters, and generally gotten the rewards I was looking for. I've never funded anything myself, but I've got a few projects which might end up there, someday.

If the goal isn't met, nothing happens. The funding period ends, the users keep their money, and you walk away with nothing. If the goal is met, then after a 2 week period, Kickstarter releases the funds they've collected to you. You also get a lot of data about who contributed, stuff like that.

You have an app idea, which is great, but do  not try Kickstarting it until you've got a team lined up and a very clear design (and some prototypes). Also, be careful about specifically saying it's for people with Autism. It is a medical condition, and if you're all, "This is to help people with Autism stay organized!" you might create some confusion and get your app classified as a medical device. Yes, that happens. You also will want to do a patent search- there are a lot of medical devices of that stripe out there already.
 
2013-03-21 07:38:27 PM
Cobra Commander needs to shave his neck.
 
2013-03-21 07:48:02 PM
50000 and all i get are tits?  baroness better be giving me the best blowjob ever for that kind of cash

/ and work the balls too
 
2013-03-21 09:03:58 PM

digitalrain: Serious question here - have any of you farkers successfully used KS to fund something?
How does it work?

I've donated/funded a KS for a Farker with a brain tumor to fund his Appalachian hike (not sure he finished it, but don't care other than that he seems to still be living).

What if the goal isn't met?

It doesn't get funded and no "investors" get charged.

I've been noodling with an idea for an app to help autistic / ADHD / Asperger / scatterbrained
kids get organized with their homework and assignments but I am quickly realizing that it is
more than I can undertake myself.

/ my youngest son has Aspergers and / or high functioning autism. Smart cookie, but he is
hopelessly disorganized. He is my inspiration for this. The idea woke me up out of a sound
sleep one night.


You're going to have to be a bit more specific about the "hopelessly disorganized" part.  I've got a very bright son who builds things... in the garage, in his room, in the kitchen  but he never cleans up, puts the tools or parts or whatever up, just leaves them where they were last used.  I know why he does that.  Because I (mostly) do the same.  He also doesn't, even when I prompt him to, "organize" by making a plan, diagrams, lists, etc, that might help organize his project.  Of course, he's recently a teenager, so pretty much anything his Dad provides in the way of instruction sounds like COMMAND from the DICTATOR!!

I don't know about your case, but I suggest that you be better than he in the organization skills.  Teaching by example, but don't be too much of a dictator.

/like I said - I don't necessarily know what I'm talking about.
 
2013-03-21 10:10:50 PM

RatOmeter: digitalrain: Serious question here - have any of you farkers successfully used KS to fund something?
How does it work?
I've donated/funded a KS for a Farker with a brain tumor to fund his Appalachian hike (not sure he finished it, but don't care other than that he seems to still be living).

What if the goal isn't met?

It doesn't get funded and no "investors" get charged.

I've been noodling with an idea for an app to help autistic / ADHD / Asperger / scatterbrained
kids get organized with their homework and assignments but I am quickly realizing that it is
more than I can undertake myself.

/ my youngest son has Aspergers and / or high functioning autism. Smart cookie, but he is
hopelessly disorganized. He is my inspiration for this. The idea woke me up out of a sound
sleep one night.

You're going to have to be a bit more specific about the "hopelessly disorganized" part.  I've got a very bright son who builds things... in the garage, in his room, in the kitchen  but he never cleans up, puts the tools or parts or whatever up, just leaves them where they were last used.  I know why he does that.  Because I (mostly) do the same.  He also doesn't, even when I prompt him to, "organize" by making a plan, diagrams, lists, etc, that might help organize his project.  Of course, he's recently a teenager, so pretty much anything his Dad provides in the way of instruction sounds like COMMAND from the DICTATOR!!

I don't know about your case, but I suggest that you be better than he in the organization skills.  Teaching by example, but don't be too much of a dictator.

/like I said - I don't necessarily know what I'm talking about.


Nope, no dictatorial commands. There's no point in reprimanding him for something that he
has very little control over. Rather than beat my head against a wall because he can't figure
things out *my* way, I adapt it so that he can grasp it.

My app idea is predicated on helping him get organized in a way that makes sense to him. It
is going to be very simple and visual. It will work great for younger kids but will be a fast and
easy way for older kids to organize their assignments / materials as well.

My boys are both challenges - each in their own way - but it's been a hell of a ride, too. The
way they see each view the world is just too cool. I have no intention of squelching that out of
them by forcing them into a box that they aren't meant for.

My career choice isn't exactly conventional either (I'm a stay at home mom and full time
telecommuting web dev / SEO consultant) so who am I to insist that they stick to the status
quo.
 
2013-03-21 10:26:06 PM
t3knomanser:  It is a medical condition, and if you're all, "This is to help people with Autism stay organized!" you might create some confusion and get your app classified as a medical device. Yes, that happens. You also will want to do a patent search- there are a lot of medical devices of that stripe out there already.

There are 9413 patents for devices to help people with autism and 8912 patents for new train wheels society needs new train wheels also there are a number (2534.5) of patents for variations on the classic hot pocket which worries me because if I don't get Hot Pocket brand hot pockets I kind of freak out a little. This is the bit where I laugh to ease your concerns. Ha. Ha. Ha. Now I'm going to smile thank you for your time.
 
2013-03-21 10:39:27 PM
digitalrain:

My app idea is predicated on helping him get organized in a way that makes sense to him. It
is ...


Not sure I can help you there.

It's been the regular chore being *me* while trying to let my kids be "them", with "them" being some reflection of what I find of value while still hoping there's some "them" there.  Whoa, did that make any sense?

When I was little, I was the youngest of four kids.  We lived way out in the country with few other than natural hazards.  My mother (my earliest, best teacher) let me play outside by myself a lot.  One rainy spring when I  was probably 7 or 8, I built complex roads, rivers and bridges in the mud of our tree shaded front yard.  These days, my wife biatches if our kids get more than just a bit of mud on themselves.

I don't think I'd be the same fairly smart, fairly learned person I think I am today without that freedom to be my little, secluded self at that time when it was right (I've blossomed since then - I'm on Fark, after all).  So I struggle some against my well-meaning wife's attempts to keep our kids "right" and "clean".  This may have nothing to do with your situation, but I still like to advise lots of free time with interesting things to do.
 
2013-03-21 11:34:56 PM

thisiszombocom: 50000 and all i get are tits?  baroness better be giving me the best blowjob ever for that kind of cash

/ and work the balls too


You think the Baroness wastes her time with men?

She might let you watch for 1,000,000 however.
 
2013-03-21 11:53:45 PM

digitalrain: Serious question here - have any of you farkers successfully used KS to fund something?
How does it work? What if the goal isn't met?

I've been noodling with an idea for an app to help autistic / ADHD / Asperger / scatterbrained
kids get organized with their homework and assignments but I am quickly realizing that it is
more than I can undertake myself.

/ my youngest son has Aspergers and / or high functioning autism. Smart cookie, but he is
hopelessly disorganized. He is my inspiration for this. The idea woke me up out of a sound
sleep one night.


"scatterbrained kids"? Awesome medical terminology. Google "be here now" for some really good reading on a technique that was designed to help young college students who's studies are suffering from the distractions found when living away from home. It's been very helpful to people of all ages and with many conditions.
 
2013-03-22 01:49:54 AM

DanZero: In other news, 10,000 Farkers should look for "Total Fark" next to their names


I'm looking.
 
2013-03-22 02:54:54 AM
Tell you what subby, I'll save everyone here $50k.

Here is the Baroness
2.bp.blogspot.com
joshsgarage.typepad.com

And here is what her boobs look like (all links NSFW) 1 2 3 4
 
2013-03-22 07:24:49 AM
Never really watched GI Joe as a kid, but that was still pretty entertaining.  Need more of these!
 
2013-03-22 07:37:07 AM

lasercannon: Tell you what subby, I'll save everyone here $50k.


In no way whatsoever does she match the Saturday Morning Cartoon Baroness of my childhood.

Either one of these would have been better: 1, 2
 
2013-03-22 08:15:52 AM

KrispyKritter: digitalrain: Serious question here - have any of you farkers successfully used KS to fund something?
How does it work? What if the goal isn't met?

I've been noodling with an idea for an app to help autistic / ADHD / Asperger / scatterbrained
kids get organized with their homework and assignments but I am quickly realizing that it is
more than I can undertake myself.

/ my youngest son has Aspergers and / or high functioning autism. Smart cookie, but he is
hopelessly disorganized. He is my inspiration for this. The idea woke me up out of a sound
sleep one night.

"scatterbrained kids"? Awesome medical terminology. Google "be here now" for some really good reading on a technique that was designed to help young college students who's studies are suffering from the distractions found when living away from home. It's been very helpful to people of all ages and with many conditions.


I didn't mean any disrespect by the term. I have a tendency to be scatterbrained myself. I'm
not a doctor and what I want to develop isn't a medical device by any stretch. It's just a way
to help kids who have a hard time organizing their assignments using traditional planners
and organizers.
 
2013-03-23 12:04:26 PM
I donated a large chunk of money for a very cool project on something that's very close to me. The goal was met, funding ended last July, estimated delivery date of early fourth quarter of 2012, and here it is the end of March, 2013, and nothing. I know the project is completed, apparently the creator of the project is a bum.

/this has left a bad taste in my mouth for future cool KS projects
 
2013-03-23 10:19:26 PM
94 percent sure that's Nostalgia Geek.
 
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