Dan Turkel

Dan Turkel

Student Joined about 9 years ago

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  • Posted to How to Photoshop, Nov 04, 2014

    Personally, this isn't the kind of post I hope to see when I come to DN. It isn't actually informative (since you don't learn how to do any of this). It's really just kind of meme-level content presented without commentary. I'd rather see a tutorial, or an annotated version with a writeup on how the compositing was done (what tools, managing variant lighting, sourcing the images). Otherwise it's sort of just fluff.

    7 points
  • Posted to Product Video for the New $2.75M Patek Philippe Watch is Most Incredible, in reply to Sacha Greif , Oct 14, 2014

    In this case, I believe "complicated" means simply/literally "with complications," where complications are a watchmaking term for features. So in non-horological terms, "most complicated" would just mean "most feature-rich."


    10 points
  • Posted to LinkedIn Dark Patterns, Sep 30, 2014

    LinkedIn, like Quora [0] and a growing list of popular websites, seems to have its growth model rooted in dark patterns. Inviting people to connect or to join LinkedIn is always a hazard when doing any action on the site, the difference between adding someone that already has an account and inviting someone to LinkedIn (whereas the former may be intended and the latter avoided) is often intentionally obscured, it's nearly impossible to unsubscribe from all their emails [1], the push for "endorsing" people is inexplicable seeing that it seems to benefit nobody. I've heard many extol the virtues of having a strong profile, and I begrudgingly maintain mine, but I'm always unsure of how much LinkedIn really has to offer the user.

    [0]: See Hacker News conversation on Quora from this week: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8379973

    [1]: See this javascript written in a futile attempt to solve that problem: https://gist.github.com/chengyin/7021086

    1 point
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