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Out of the Blue

Well, the holiday season is in the rear-view and the new year is upon us. Time to go out and look for good deals on fruitcake!

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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2013, 00:38 Ant
 
RoboNerd wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 10:53:
I watched the GIF and didn't laugh once...not even a snicker

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17. Re: Ad Jan 2, 2013, 19:58 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 18:43:
CRESTONS LOOOKIN AT TIT-TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYSSS (Cousin!)


Sadly, most boobs are blocked by our firewall. Sigh

(use of italics deliberate...)

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16. Re: Ad Jan 2, 2013, 19:57 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 18:43:
Since the ads key off your browser cookies, makes me wonder what you've been surfing. Devil I've got ads for Aero shot and a backpack (both of which I googled recently).

EDIT: as soon as I submitted, I got an ad for painkiller addiction, so maybe there's more randomness than I thought. Unless I have an addiction I don't know about. Smoking

Yeah, it's pretty much random. Trust me, I don't waste my time by surfing for bra and panties shit. :p

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15. Re: Ad Jan 2, 2013, 18:43 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 14:41:
Hey Blue,

There's a "Spanx" ad running on your site (ran in the side bar) that features women clothed in skin-colored bras and panties. Unless you pay close attention, they basically look naked.

I work in the equivalent of a pirate ship, so nobody here cares, but I imagine there's plenty of readers who are in a pretty tight work environment that would probably not appreciate that particular ad.

Creston

Since the ads key off your browser cookies, makes me wonder what you've been surfing. Devil I've got ads for Aero shot and a backpack (both of which I googled recently).

EDIT: as soon as I submitted, I got an ad for painkiller addiction, so maybe there's more randomness than I thought. Unless I have an addiction I don't know about. Smoking
 
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14. Re: Ad Jan 2, 2013, 18:43 nin
 
Creston wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 17:48:
1badmf wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 16:36:
hah, now i'm curious what your workplace is. creston's a smuggler maybe O.o

Hehehe. That'd be cool, but sadly not the truth. I just work in IT, but we're in a closed-off room, and I'm in the corner. So nobody sees what I'm looking at.

And my manager couldn't give two shits about what we get up to on the internet, as long as we get our work done.

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CRESTONS LOOOKIN AT TIT-TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYSSS (Cousin!)

 
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13. Re: Ad Jan 2, 2013, 17:48 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 16:36:
hah, now i'm curious what your workplace is. creston's a smuggler maybe O.o

Hehehe. That'd be cool, but sadly not the truth. I just work in IT, but we're in a closed-off room, and I'm in the corner. So nobody sees what I'm looking at.

And my manager couldn't give two shits about what we get up to on the internet, as long as we get our work done.

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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2013, 17:47 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 16:31:
Edit : Fully funded now. They made massive jumps once they announced a Mac stretch goal at 1.4 million. I guess a lot of people are interesting in playing this on Macs.

Which do you think actually gets made, this or starlight inception?


I'd give both less than 50% chance, to be honest...

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11. Re: Ad Jan 2, 2013, 16:36 1badmf
 
Creston wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 14:41:
Hey Blue,

There's a "Spanx" ad running on your site (ran in the side bar) that features women clothed in skin-colored bras and panties. Unless you pay close attention, they basically look naked.

I work in the equivalent of a pirate ship, so nobody here cares, but I imagine there's plenty of readers who are in a pretty tight work environment that would probably not appreciate that particular ad.

Creston

hah, now i'm curious what your workplace is. creston's a smuggler maybe O.o
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2013, 16:31 nin
 
Edit : Fully funded now. They made massive jumps once they announced a Mac stretch goal at 1.4 million. I guess a lot of people are interesting in playing this on Macs.

Which do you think actually gets made, this or starlight inception?

 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2013, 14:54 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 14:38:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 13:21:
Soo... For twenty bucks a month a person living in a mountain town could see a 1/4 of the movies they could get on Netflix for double the cost.

Stale popcorn and noisy children included?

Yeah, I can't imagine anyone will be going to the theater that much. And that doesn't factor in the concession items either. I go see maybe 2 or 3 flicks a year on cheap days or matinees when it's $5 and bring in my own snacks that are healthier as well as insanely cheaper.

Yeah, $20 seems off. But they have almost 90% of the subscriptions they need. And I suppose $20 is the cost of 2 movies, potentially, plus it's riding that "feel-good" wave that things like Kickstarter did when fresh (meaning I doubt how many of those subscribers will renew the second time around.)

They'd probably be better doing $12-$15 and limiting it to no opening weekends. Only a little more than one movie, and it would get people to go. Even if they see two or three movies the incremental cost per movie is minimal, people only need to see 13 or so movies to make it pay off, people will pay above to see opening week (maybe do $5 opening weekend tickets for subscribers), and the bottom line is you get people going. Heck, $10 plus $5 for opening weekend. Plus half-price drinks.
 
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8. Ad Jan 2, 2013, 14:41 Creston
 
Hey Blue,

There's a "Spanx" ad running on your site (ran in the side bar) that features women clothed in skin-colored bras and panties. Unless you pay close attention, they basically look naked.

I work in the equivalent of a pirate ship, so nobody here cares, but I imagine there's plenty of readers who are in a pretty tight work environment that would probably not appreciate that particular ad.

Creston
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2013, 14:38 Cutter
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 13:21:
Soo... For twenty bucks a month a person living in a mountain town could see a 1/4 of the movies they could get on Netflix for double the cost.

Stale popcorn and noisy children included?

Yeah, I can't imagine anyone will be going to the theater that much. And that doesn't factor in the concession items either. I go see maybe 2 or 3 flicks a year on cheap days or matinees when it's $5 and bring in my own snacks that are healthier as well as insanely cheaper.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2013, 14:06 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 13:03:
Creston wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 12:55:
It looks like Braben is about to make funding. ~15500 pounds to go with 54 hours remaining.

Creston

I've been watching that also. Hard to believe...it was a 45 day KS, wasn't it?


60 days. They were nearly 400K short with about 15 or so days to go, and have had a huge push in the last week or so.

I fervently hope for everyone who supported it that Braben actually intends to make this game. They've at least (finally) released a ton of updates that makes it appear as if they're genuinely excited, and they do keep showing interesting videos now, so it looks like they're actually working on it.

I still have my doubts that he can keep his entire company afloat on 1.2 million pounds, though...

Anyway, if it gets made, I'll be happy to pick up a copy full price.

Edit : Fully funded now. They made massive jumps once they announced a Mac stretch goal at 1.4 million. I guess a lot of people are interesting in playing this on Macs.

Creston

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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2013, 13:21 Silicon Avatar
 
Soo... For twenty bucks a month a person living in a mountain town could see a 1/4 of the movies they could get on Netflix for double the cost.

Stale popcorn and noisy children included?
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2013, 13:03 nin
 
Creston wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 12:55:
It looks like Braben is about to make funding. ~15500 pounds to go with 54 hours remaining.

Creston

I've been watching that also. Hard to believe...it was a 45 day KS, wasn't it?

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2013, 12:55 Creston
 
It looks like Braben is about to make funding. ~15500 pounds to go with 54 hours remaining.

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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2013, 12:22 Cutter
 
Was considering catching the Harbit today but forgot all the little bastards are still out of school clogging up the malls until next week.
 
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James Woods: Oh that's fun. That sounds like you had a fun time. Where would I fit in with the fun time, huh? Where does James Woods fit into the fun?
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2013, 10:53 RoboNerd
 
I watched the GIF and didn't laugh once...not even a snicker

NEXT! Thumbsdown
 
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