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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 15:25 Mr. Tact
 
Millennial? Gen-X? I don't know about a majority of the regulars here, but for me, I'd love to be that young again -- try Baby Boomer.  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
59. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 13:44 Mr. Tact
 
The problem there nin is there aren't a lot of others who might be interested which would be willing/able to pay $2b.  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
53. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 13:33 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 13:23:
They probably have a no compete for a "block based building game" or something, but it sounds like they're not even interested in doing that.
Not that you were saying otherwise, but why would they? Kind of, "been there, done that" territory...
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
38. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 12:14 Mr. Tact
 
Assuming the Forbes article was accurate, Notch will get about $1.775 billion, pre-tax.  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
29. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 11:38 Mr. Tact
 
netnerd85 wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 10:47:
Nothing positive for modders, map makers or youtubers.
This is something I'll be interested in watching what happens. Does MS allow people to do Let's Plays of their games on youtube?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2014, 11:28 Mr. Tact
 
Alamar wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 09:51:
What deal?
Interesting. You know, I don't really blame Notch. I'm sure being wealthy must be nice, but I have no interest in being famous. And depending on your personality, being famous could be a VERY heavy load to handle.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2014, 09:25 Mr. Tact
 
Efflixi wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 09:14:
Even in ESPN total standings I'm ranked 2290ish out of over a million signups. I just don't get it...
"Any given Sunday." -- It's part of the appeal of the NFL.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2014, 09:20 Mr. Tact
 
Most of the players (all?) had sponsors for the Big One for Big Drop $1 million tournament. In fact the reason Phil Hellmuth didn't play was because he couldn't get sponsors to pay his entry fee.  
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
68. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 15, 2014, 07:40 Mr. Tact
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 00:23:
When somebody says "I will give you 2 billion dollars for that" you say "yes". Every. Single. Time.
Unless you are Mark Zuckerburg -- then you wait for the IPO to make you a multi-billionaire.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2014, 07:36 Mr. Tact
 
That hand is more common than you think -- ie. two people with the same pocket pair and one winning on a flush. The four aces getting beat by a royal flush is far more unusual.  
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
61. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2014, 23:17 Mr. Tact
 
Jensen wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 22:48:
Swedish tax documents from April that were obtained by FORBES show that Mojang, which restructured ownership stakes earlier this year, is wholly-owned by a Swedish entity known as Notch Development. Persson controls 71% of Notch Development through Notch Enterprises AB, according to the documents. PorsÚr owns 21% while CEO Manneh controls 8%.
Great info, thanks.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
7. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Sep 14, 2014, 20:30 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 14:29:
I wouldn't expect the NSA to claim anything else. Also why did it take them this long to come out with this? It's been two years since the Snowden revelations.
Took them that long to make sure all the evidence of his reports has been destroyed on all their backups and such..
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2014, 20:28 Mr. Tact
 
A couple of years ago in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker they captured a hand (I believe it was Day 1, but I'm not sure) where four aces lost to a royal flush. Craziest poker hand I have ever seen.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2014, 23:38 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 16:51:
Oh to have too much time and money on one's hands.
Nice to see someone live up to the potential of that situation. So, many others with similar amounts of time and money don't do a fraction of the good.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
178. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 13, 2014, 23:33 Mr. Tact
 
The most significant sentence in that article, "Microsoft is expected to pay close to $2.5 billion for Mojang, or about 8 times sales last year." So, that's just over $300 million in sales last year for Mojang. And since most of the sales are direct download, the profit margin is probably pretty high.

Did anyone have an answer for this?
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 10:47:
Not that it really matters, but I was wondering... does anyone know how generous Notch has or hasn't been in giving away percentage ownership of Mojang to the employees? 1% of $2 billion is $20 million....
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Loderunner Sep 12, 2014, 21:55 Mr. Tact
 
I know I got into the 70s, it might have been the 80s. I definitely remember being annoyed I didn't get to 99.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 12, 2014, 17:26 Mr. Tact
 
In that same vein, I've never meet someone who worked computer security who seemed to have any common sense. I'm sure there must be some, but I've never meet one.  
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
175. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 12, 2014, 15:49 Mr. Tact
 
Huh, well based on those comments I assume I must have read some of his inane comments before but he was deservedly flagged as not worth remembering by my brain. Good job, brain!  
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
171. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 12, 2014, 13:43 Mr. Tact
 
Until you mentioned him, I had never heard of Michael Pachter.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
59. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2014, 23:16 Mr. Tact
 
The clip nin linked covers it pretty well (for important topics of the day, be sure to watch The Daily Show). TMZ can get this tape, but the multi-billion dollar, lawyer packed, NFL league office can't? Uh huh. I don't know if the AP story about the tape being sent to a league official in April is true, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least.

Personally, I assume the NFL at a minimum was willfully ignorant of the contents of the tape. At worst, they did see it and gave Rice two games anyway.

And yes, we should be just as upset with the legal system.
 
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