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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
3. Re: U.K. Sales Charts May 28, 2013, 09:25 Mr. Tact
 
Even if the stats represent only a portion of the market, the fact that SimCity does that well in any segment is truly disappointing.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 26, 2013, 17:41 Mr. Tact
 
PHJF wrote on May 26, 2013, 10:06:
My videosift ain't workin : /
It's back.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
7. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 25, 2013, 22:52 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on May 25, 2013, 22:50:
They predict they will sell one billion units of that particular mouse!
I predict I'll celebrate Memorial Day by having sex with Kate Upton. Both of those thing have the same chance of happening.

This comment was edited on May 25, 2013, 23:14.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2013, 22:47 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, Bats even down here in Central Illinois it's pretty chilly -- considered turning the heat back on today, low 50s over night tonight.  
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News Comments > SimCity Patched
15. Re: SimCity Patched May 25, 2013, 21:37 Mr. Tact
 
If they made it free, I might try it. Maybe.  
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News Comments > Terraria Content Update Plans
30. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 25, 2013, 20:36 Mr. Tact
 
Mad Max RW wrote on May 24, 2013, 17:58:
Terraria is pretty cool, but after a couple weeks I reached the point where I don't know what else to do.
Did you kill the Wall of Flesh and redo the bosses?
 
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News Comments > One Billion Hours of BF3
10. Re: One Billion Hours of BF3 May 25, 2013, 20:33 Mr. Tact
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 25, 2013, 17:28:
I don't see how people even have the free time to do that sort of thing, even if you are too young to have to work at a real job, that seems mind boggling.
If you are single it's no big deal. Or one of those lucky bastards that doesn't need a lot of sleep. During my WoW power-playing days I averaged 30+ hours a week while doing a full time job.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
37. Re: Microsoft aims for 1 billion lifetime sales.. May 24, 2013, 15:13 Mr. Tact
 
Lifetime of what? Because in my mind, Xbox One is already dead.  
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News Comments > Terraria Content Update Plans
18. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 14:31 Mr. Tact
 
I never did go back and do all the "new" stuff in "hardmode" you get after defeating the Wall of Flesh. Maybe this will be enough to get me to go do that...  
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News Comments > SimCity Patched
7. Re: SimCity Patched May 23, 2013, 16:10 Mr. Tact
 
If it wasn't for the fact I wouldn't wish it on anyone, it would be interesting to personally know someone who worked at EA to get the inside perspective on these things...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2013, 14:06 Mr. Tact
 
I hate days like this.. sitting here at work with plenty to do, but don't feel like doing a single minute of it. *blah* Let me win the lotto already!

We now return you to your normal gaming website...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 22, 2013, 16:28 Mr. Tact
 
Here is how it effects Apple...

Say Apple made $100B in pre-tax profits, so with a 35% corporate tax, that would be a $35B tax bill. So, who pays it? Well, the owners. ie.. anyone holding shares of Apple. The value of the stock, the cash available for dividends, would be reduced to all share holders. Seeing as most anyone with a 401k is going to have at least some of their money in an S&P 500 fund, it hits a lot of people.

Worst part of that is every share owner is hit the same. You make $35k a year? You just took a 35% hit on the value of your Apple stock. You a billionaire? You just took at 35% hit on the value of your Apple stock. No difference.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2013, 15:52 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on May 22, 2013, 15:46:
Geodisic domes do, that's why I pointed it out yesterday. They survive hurricanes too.
You'd have to mandate all structures be that way, because the geodesic domes would not stand up to 200+ mph debris. Not to mention clearing all the trees, bushes, mailboxes, etc...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse May 22, 2013, 15:48 Mr. Tact
 
If ever someone got upset by my pronouncing it one way or the other, it would definitely cement my resolve to continue pronouncing it in whichever way it would annoy them.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 22, 2013, 15:45 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah -- I indicate that applied less to Apple than other companies...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2013, 14:24 Mr. Tact
 
Uh, they have never built them to withstand an EF5 tornado...  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 22, 2013, 14:22 Mr. Tact
 
Draugr wrote on May 22, 2013, 14:11:
Also your argument seems to imply that the company selling you something is already giving you the best deal they *possibly* could, and the only way to compensate would be increase the cost of products sold, when we know this isn't the case.
I'm making an assumption of competitive pricing. ie.. more than one company is making the same product and they are competing, not colluding to fix prices. Possibly an over optimistic assumption, but certainly not outside the box. There are lots of reasons the cost of a 40" plasma TV is significantly less than it used to be -- but one of the contributing factors is competition between the various producers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 22, 2013, 13:02 Mr. Tact
 
Well, after looking around some more, you might be right about Apple's spin, Cutter. The $6B number is from Apple, and their claim is pretty vague. Are they counting their share of payroll taxes? Are they counting sales taxes they collected for the government in Apple stores? They don't specify the number as being "income" taxes. Still, if they aren't straight up lying about being the largest corporate payer, then the point might be moot.

However, on the second point, I don't think the general idea is absurd. While Apple might be less susceptible to competitive pricing due to the fan-boy nature of their customers. In general, you'd have to agree that when running a business you'd need to calculate the cost of your taxes into your business plan. And it only makes sense that if your taxes are lower, your prices can be lower. And the only money which comes into the company is coming from the customers. Hence it makes sense to say, the customers are paying the company's taxes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation May 22, 2013, 10:43 Mr. Tact
 
Hey, don't ruin my fun!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2013, 10:40 Mr. Tact
 
Apparently Anthony has some balls to go with his weiner for being willing to put up with the NY media for what is sure to be a very rough ride.  
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