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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
57. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2014, 22:54 Mr. Tact
 
Prez wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 22:06:
Switching gears, why is the NFL, and more specifically Goodell, under such fire for how the incident was handled?
Because they admitted they knew there was a tape from inside the elevator, but claim they didn't see it despite asking for it. So, what did they do? Well, you would have to assume they sat in a room and said, "Well, what might be on the tape?" And one of those options has to be "He knocked her unconscious." And yet, despite considering all the possibilities they come out with a two game suspension. It is unconscionable.

And that isn't even considering the Greg Hardy and Ray MacDonald situations...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2014, 21:20 Mr. Tact
 
D'oh! Didn't do my NFL picks until a couple of minutes ago. Have I mentioned recently how much I dislike Thursday Night NFL games?  
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
152. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 19:53 Mr. Tact
 
Julio wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 19:19:
Mojang is a sellout.
The day after you turn down a $2 billion offer on a company you literally built out of nothing but an idea -- THEN you can call him/them a sellout.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
92. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 15:09 Mr. Tact
 
Man, I gave you credit for still being valid, what more did you want?  
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
89. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 15:04 Mr. Tact
 
Verno wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 14:59:
Err what? Minecraft isn't even in the top 10 for all time sales.
That is also comparing a single game against entire series of games. But your point is still somewhat valid.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
36. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 10:47 Mr. Tact
 
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 > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 10:38 Mr. Tact
 
The really interesting thing will be what the NFL does with other players currently dealing with domestic violence issues. One of which I believe was recently convicted of a felony charge -- if they don't handle those just as severely it looks like a case of "as long as there's no video, you are good to go!"  
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