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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 6, 2017, 22:08 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 21:48:
Fuck Boingboing and the assholes who live there. Jesus Christ, they'd all drop dead if they didn't have things to constantly piss and moan about. And it's all bullshit simply so they can piss and moan.

The day the TSA started letting its best-connected, wealthiest fliers buy their way out of the normal screening procedure, it was an iron-clad certainty that the way everyone else gets treated would get worse, and worse, and worse.

Gee, the rich get special privileges? Hrmm, let's see if that's true. Oh wait! It's not...as usual. You know what the pre-check fee is to avoid the hassle? $85...for 5 fucking years. Seventeen fucking freedom dollars per year, or .05 cents per day. Yeah, I can see where only people like Bill Gates could afford this! Blue, you really need to stop posting stories from that fucking rag.


Ok, that makes sense if you look at it per day. But does looking at it per day make sense?

Not really. The average American flies less than once per year. In other words, the average American flies twice during that time. A truly poor American probably only flies once (~20% of American adults have never flown.)

So now it's $85 for 1 or 2 flights. For a lot of people just visiting family, that's 10% to 20% more per flight. Keep in mind, too, in rural areas, a TSA Pre location may be over an hour away.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
15. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 6, 2017, 20:12 Beamer
 
Realmk wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 18:45:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 13:14:
BobBob wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 12:41:
They're just following in the footsteps of the cummander-in-chief. Blank

You spelt it rong.

Your side lost get over it. For all the whining over the last 8 years of how much Obozo the Clown was obstructed from saving the world, its quite telling to see the shoe on the other foot now drop as we watch both the left and many in the GOP obstruct the first president since Reagan who actually loves America, we get it, liberals hate America. Boo hoo deal with it, your dreams of the UN running the world have been postponed.

You don't have a single non-political post. I'm certain this isn't your first name here, and certain there are better places for your conspiracy theories and sad little quips like "Obozo."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2017, 15:57 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 15:51:
Beamer wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 15:46:
kxmode has been here for 14 years. Only in the past 6 months has he become extremely prominent, in part by constantly arguing (albeit good-naturedly), with almost anything anyone posts. In the past 3 months, he's been posting almost exclusively about the Bible, while swearing he wouldn't post about the Bible.

What gives?

In general, are you finding that people are more openly preachy lately This might explain it.

Whoa, high res. How does one's hair go in so many different directions, with so many different layers?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2017, 15:46 Beamer
 
kxmode has been here for 14 years. Only in the past 6 months has he become extremely prominent, in part by constantly arguing (albeit good-naturedly), with almost anything anyone posts. In the past 3 months, he's been posting almost exclusively about the Bible, while swearing he wouldn't post about the Bible.

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News Comments > Game Reviews
12. Re: Game Reviews Mar 5, 2017, 16:03 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 21:33:
Oh, and as for this "review":

I never played Planescape: Torment (which came out in 1999), and had only vaguely heard of it recently when a Kickstarter campaign funded this thematic successor

I really donít know what to make of Torment: Tides of Numenera (T:ToN). It has more reading than a text adventure, more multiple choice questions than an SAT exam, has more baffling machinery and doodads lying around than Myst, and what feels like more meandering and backtracking than a Family Circus comic strip.

Yeah, maybe you could have spent five minutes learning what Planescape Torment was, so you wouldn't be so confused by a SUCCESSOR to that game? Imbecile.

Given that PT didn't sell all that well, I don't think you can count on most people interested in T:ToN to have played it, so the perspective of a reviewer that hasn't is a useful one.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
34. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 5, 2017, 13:54 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 19:36:
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 17:35:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 15:42:
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 10:14:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 16:08:
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 11:47:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 11:32:
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 09:54:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 21:12:
Creston wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 20:18:
30 Billion... Has Snapchat ever actually earned a profit?

Would it surprise you to hear that, to date, this company has not made a single $ profit? Has no monetization idea, and has no idea how to ever actually turn a profit?



As I've mentioned here before, they have lots of monetization ideas. My company works with them regularly. Regularly. We paid them millions of dollars in 2016, and our 3 year budget with them ramps up quickly. Can they get to break-even? Who knows?

Cutter is the most out of touch with reality I think we'll ever have here, but almost everyone here is out of touch with what people under 30 do with their time. They do not watch broadcast TV. Pretty much ever. But they spend enormous amounts of time on Snapchat, and they spend far more time watching Stories than watching TV. So where do you think companies that want to reach 18-34 year olds are putting their budget? Normal TV commercials, or the places Snapchat has embedded advertising?

In that case, good for you, but not good for shareholders

$514m loss 2016
"warns it may never be profitable"

The only value this company has, literally, is as an advertising platform for companies like yours..... which is, in case you are not aware, not a business concept that leads to profits for shareholders. So this IPO is completely overblown, good for whoever got in and sold instantly. Bad for anyone sticking with it.

Ok, so first, Facebook seems to be doing quite well as an advertising platform.

Secondly, do you know what's great about the internet? The place that advertises can also be the place that sells. And, once you enter retail, you can start seeing profit. Having a "click to buy now" button is the next wave for companies like this.

Keep in mind, they said they may never be profitable due to heavy investing. What company could that possibly remind me of. An industry darling that's virtually obliterated brick and mortar retail in the US, that went almost 20 years without a profitable quarter, and whose stock has been skyrocketing... I wonder what company that could be, that doesn't see profitability because it keeps investing in itself...

You telling me that a diary/image group messenger is to you same as Facebook and Amazon, when I tell you that to me, this is comparable to MySpace and Geocities. Once the generation that uses it right now stops using it it's gonna be dead and replaced by something with less "corporate bullshit" aka "advertisement" in it. Maybe you are right and it will be a good investment, but it just seems like a super risky and extremely overvalued stock price. More a sign that too much cheap money is in the market than a sign of real economic prospect.

No, I'm not saying it's "the same," I'm telling you it's comparable. And it could be replaced, but we've been saying Facebook will be replaced for 10 years now, and it just keeps growing bigger.

You think profits are what Wall Street cares about, which means you're not overly savvy about investing. Growth is also very important. Again, this is why Amazon surged despite not being profitable - it was growing. It could have been profitable, but it chose to keep investing in growth. This is what Snap does. VCs, and now shareholders, are willing to "lend" it half a million dollars if it can turn that into 2 billion of additional value.

It's hard to have this discussion when you keep changing your argument. First it was you misunderstanding what "never be profitable" means, insinuating it means it doesn't have the revenue, not that it's heavily investing, then it comes back to you thinking the userbase will leave. Which may happen. But Instagram, Snap, WhatsApp, etc., have kept rising for years now. The days of rapid exoduses have mostly left us. Doesn't mean it can't happen, but Myspace was very early in the social network game, and things shift rapidly very early. We're no longer very early, and things change much more slowly. Dozens of networks have tried to knock Facebook down, and they've all died trying. Google has done, what, 3? Ello launched claiming to be all about privacy and not corporations. Where are all those networks now? Yet, when FB had its IPO, everyone said it was the end of FB and something new would quickly supplant it, something less corporate.

Doesn't seem to have happened or be happening, eh?

Sure doesn't seem to be happening yet... so you are saying investors would put value on a stock that could eventually lead to profits, even if no (10year) plan exists to make that reality? How long do they plan on holding this stock? And what happens when we get another economic crash?

Again, profit isn't what matters, it's growth. They don't care when profits come so long as it's growing so quickly.

And it does seem to be happening. Why do you think the IPO did so well? Do you understand how IPOs work? Regular investors can't get in on them, only institutional investors. In other words, professionals. They're the ones that set it so high.

It never fails around here, though. A new technology comes up, and half this place whines about how stupid it is because they refuse to understand it. It isn't the poster that's wrong, it's the children. The children are wrong! And, of course, the investment banks and the VCs that have very detailed insight into the growth performance, the investments. Clearly eRaSeR knows the performance of Snap better than them.

Don't be Cutter.

Gee, way to be a flippant Cutter as negative example My question was meant honest, beyond this news I know nothing of this IPO, what I quoted to Creston was stuff that this article brought up... In fact the only reason I am even replying to you at this point is that I do not understand how Investors plan to make their money back on this. In your companies case I understand the concept, but not from an investors standpoint. Because the growth you talk about is ad-related. That means companies buying ads make money, companies producing ads make money. And Snapchat makes money by selling ad-space which it uses directly back to invest in growth ?

Oh. Gotcha. Sorry. It's so easy to get annoyed at people dismissing what they don't understand, and there was a lot of it going around yesterday. And by that, I don't mean investing, I mean something the crazy kids are into.

This place has gone from people in their late teens and early 20s complaining about adults not getting them to people in their late 30s and early 40s complaining about how dumb kids are, without realizing the irony there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
18. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 4, 2017, 23:38 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 18:40:
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 17:36:
Quboid wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 15:00:
Do you honestly think that Obama clip is "the same events", i.e. comparable to what Trump and his administration are accused of?

Obama was currently in office. Trump was not. I see that as a huge difference.

For one. I'm trying to figure out what he actually said. Was it:

1) There's an election, I don't want to be distracted
2) There's an election, I want to look tough on you
3) There's an election, the next administration should deal with this according to their mandate. If I win, we can talk.
4) It benefits the US for this to be delayed, so I'm using the election as a "higher authority" gambit.

#2 is the most likely and it is dishonest in that it is misleading the electorate ... in the same way that literally every politician in every political party in every democracy ever does. That's equal to Trump?

I took it as a combination of #2, meaning there's an election and I have to be cautious about how people report things, along with "there's an election, and people will try to stonewall anything I do, but will be more willing to work with me once they know they have 4 more years of me."
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
16. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 4, 2017, 17:36 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 15:00:
Retired wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 11:56:
I think the witch hunting on our current president and giving a pass to the previous is not ok. This website is obviously so pro dems that it needs to be pointed out once in a while there is another side, and both are equally guilty.

I didn't start the thread. I pointed something out from the other side, something people have a hard time looking at....

Again, I don't have a side. But those pretending what is going on is NEW or hasn't been done in the last 8 (or many more) years need a reality check.

Both sides are guilty of plenty, but both sides are not equally guilty. Trump and his administration are worse, it only looks like a witch hunt because much of the criticism also applies to you.

Do you honestly think that Obama clip is "the same events", i.e. comparable to what Trump and his administration are accused of?

Obama was currently in office. Trump was not. I see that as a huge difference.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
32. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 4, 2017, 17:35 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 15:42:
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 10:14:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 16:08:
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 11:47:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 11:32:
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 09:54:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 21:12:
Creston wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 20:18:
30 Billion... Has Snapchat ever actually earned a profit?

Would it surprise you to hear that, to date, this company has not made a single $ profit? Has no monetization idea, and has no idea how to ever actually turn a profit?



As I've mentioned here before, they have lots of monetization ideas. My company works with them regularly. Regularly. We paid them millions of dollars in 2016, and our 3 year budget with them ramps up quickly. Can they get to break-even? Who knows?

Cutter is the most out of touch with reality I think we'll ever have here, but almost everyone here is out of touch with what people under 30 do with their time. They do not watch broadcast TV. Pretty much ever. But they spend enormous amounts of time on Snapchat, and they spend far more time watching Stories than watching TV. So where do you think companies that want to reach 18-34 year olds are putting their budget? Normal TV commercials, or the places Snapchat has embedded advertising?

In that case, good for you, but not good for shareholders

$514m loss 2016
"warns it may never be profitable"

The only value this company has, literally, is as an advertising platform for companies like yours..... which is, in case you are not aware, not a business concept that leads to profits for shareholders. So this IPO is completely overblown, good for whoever got in and sold instantly. Bad for anyone sticking with it.

Ok, so first, Facebook seems to be doing quite well as an advertising platform.

Secondly, do you know what's great about the internet? The place that advertises can also be the place that sells. And, once you enter retail, you can start seeing profit. Having a "click to buy now" button is the next wave for companies like this.

Keep in mind, they said they may never be profitable due to heavy investing. What company could that possibly remind me of. An industry darling that's virtually obliterated brick and mortar retail in the US, that went almost 20 years without a profitable quarter, and whose stock has been skyrocketing... I wonder what company that could be, that doesn't see profitability because it keeps investing in itself...

You telling me that a diary/image group messenger is to you same as Facebook and Amazon, when I tell you that to me, this is comparable to MySpace and Geocities. Once the generation that uses it right now stops using it it's gonna be dead and replaced by something with less "corporate bullshit" aka "advertisement" in it. Maybe you are right and it will be a good investment, but it just seems like a super risky and extremely overvalued stock price. More a sign that too much cheap money is in the market than a sign of real economic prospect.

No, I'm not saying it's "the same," I'm telling you it's comparable. And it could be replaced, but we've been saying Facebook will be replaced for 10 years now, and it just keeps growing bigger.

You think profits are what Wall Street cares about, which means you're not overly savvy about investing. Growth is also very important. Again, this is why Amazon surged despite not being profitable - it was growing. It could have been profitable, but it chose to keep investing in growth. This is what Snap does. VCs, and now shareholders, are willing to "lend" it half a million dollars if it can turn that into 2 billion of additional value.

It's hard to have this discussion when you keep changing your argument. First it was you misunderstanding what "never be profitable" means, insinuating it means it doesn't have the revenue, not that it's heavily investing, then it comes back to you thinking the userbase will leave. Which may happen. But Instagram, Snap, WhatsApp, etc., have kept rising for years now. The days of rapid exoduses have mostly left us. Doesn't mean it can't happen, but Myspace was very early in the social network game, and things shift rapidly very early. We're no longer very early, and things change much more slowly. Dozens of networks have tried to knock Facebook down, and they've all died trying. Google has done, what, 3? Ello launched claiming to be all about privacy and not corporations. Where are all those networks now? Yet, when FB had its IPO, everyone said it was the end of FB and something new would quickly supplant it, something less corporate.

Doesn't seem to have happened or be happening, eh?

Sure doesn't seem to be happening yet... so you are saying investors would put value on a stock that could eventually lead to profits, even if no (10year) plan exists to make that reality? How long do they plan on holding this stock? And what happens when we get another economic crash?

Again, profit isn't what matters, it's growth. They don't care when profits come so long as it's growing so quickly.

And it does seem to be happening. Why do you think the IPO did so well? Do you understand how IPOs work? Regular investors can't get in on them, only institutional investors. In other words, professionals. They're the ones that set it so high.

It never fails around here, though. A new technology comes up, and half this place whines about how stupid it is because they refuse to understand it. It isn't the poster that's wrong, it's the children. The children are wrong! And, of course, the investment banks and the VCs that have very detailed insight into the growth performance, the investments. Clearly eRaSeR knows the performance of Snap better than them.

Don't be Cutter.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
30. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 4, 2017, 10:14 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 16:08:
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 11:47:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 11:32:
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 09:54:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 21:12:
Creston wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 20:18:
30 Billion... Has Snapchat ever actually earned a profit?

Would it surprise you to hear that, to date, this company has not made a single $ profit? Has no monetization idea, and has no idea how to ever actually turn a profit?



As I've mentioned here before, they have lots of monetization ideas. My company works with them regularly. Regularly. We paid them millions of dollars in 2016, and our 3 year budget with them ramps up quickly. Can they get to break-even? Who knows?

Cutter is the most out of touch with reality I think we'll ever have here, but almost everyone here is out of touch with what people under 30 do with their time. They do not watch broadcast TV. Pretty much ever. But they spend enormous amounts of time on Snapchat, and they spend far more time watching Stories than watching TV. So where do you think companies that want to reach 18-34 year olds are putting their budget? Normal TV commercials, or the places Snapchat has embedded advertising?

In that case, good for you, but not good for shareholders

$514m loss 2016
"warns it may never be profitable"

The only value this company has, literally, is as an advertising platform for companies like yours..... which is, in case you are not aware, not a business concept that leads to profits for shareholders. So this IPO is completely overblown, good for whoever got in and sold instantly. Bad for anyone sticking with it.

Ok, so first, Facebook seems to be doing quite well as an advertising platform.

Secondly, do you know what's great about the internet? The place that advertises can also be the place that sells. And, once you enter retail, you can start seeing profit. Having a "click to buy now" button is the next wave for companies like this.

Keep in mind, they said they may never be profitable due to heavy investing. What company could that possibly remind me of. An industry darling that's virtually obliterated brick and mortar retail in the US, that went almost 20 years without a profitable quarter, and whose stock has been skyrocketing... I wonder what company that could be, that doesn't see profitability because it keeps investing in itself...

You telling me that a diary/image group messenger is to you same as Facebook and Amazon, when I tell you that to me, this is comparable to MySpace and Geocities. Once the generation that uses it right now stops using it it's gonna be dead and replaced by something with less "corporate bullshit" aka "advertisement" in it. Maybe you are right and it will be a good investment, but it just seems like a super risky and extremely overvalued stock price. More a sign that too much cheap money is in the market than a sign of real economic prospect.

No, I'm not saying it's "the same," I'm telling you it's comparable. And it could be replaced, but we've been saying Facebook will be replaced for 10 years now, and it just keeps growing bigger.

You think profits are what Wall Street cares about, which means you're not overly savvy about investing. Growth is also very important. Again, this is why Amazon surged despite not being profitable - it was growing. It could have been profitable, but it chose to keep investing in growth. This is what Snap does. VCs, and now shareholders, are willing to "lend" it half a million dollars if it can turn that into 2 billion of additional value.

It's hard to have this discussion when you keep changing your argument. First it was you misunderstanding what "never be profitable" means, insinuating it means it doesn't have the revenue, not that it's heavily investing, then it comes back to you thinking the userbase will leave. Which may happen. But Instagram, Snap, WhatsApp, etc., have kept rising for years now. The days of rapid exoduses have mostly left us. Doesn't mean it can't happen, but Myspace was very early in the social network game, and things shift rapidly very early. We're no longer very early, and things change much more slowly. Dozens of networks have tried to knock Facebook down, and they've all died trying. Google has done, what, 3? Ello launched claiming to be all about privacy and not corporations. Where are all those networks now? Yet, when FB had its IPO, everyone said it was the end of FB and something new would quickly supplant it, something less corporate.

Doesn't seem to have happened or be happening, eh?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 3, 2017, 13:02 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 11:46:
They should completely remove technology from schools up till at least grade 5.

you see these zombie kids glued to tablets and cellphone screens being pushed around in grocery carts everywhere, many of which could use the exercise of actually walking in the grocery store.

You think computers should be banned from schools until grade 5? Kids grew up far better with computers than us because they're in front of them from day 1.

And yes, kids are glued to their tablets and phones while pushed around in grocery carts. When we were kids, we were glued to our comics or action figures. Times haven't changed, you've just become the person yelling at kids to get off your lawn (second reference I've made to that in 2 minutes!)
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
25. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 3, 2017, 13:01 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 12:42:
Cutter wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 12:35:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 01:51:
Cutter wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 01:19:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 22:57:
Cutter wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 22:48:
You know you're getting old when you keep hearing about these companies worth billions that you've never heard of or only ever vaguely heard of and have absolutely no idea what they do - much less how they make money,

It's nice to finally hear you admit that you're out of touch instead of insisting that a scam is afoot

Out of touch with what shallow, vacuous people are into, yes. I actually consider that a point of pride. Gosh, is it really true that over half the people you meet are of below average intelligence? Wry

So I suppose you learned more about that company today?
Since you're ready to make your proclamation on something you didn't know about a few hours ago.

And exactly how long do you need to study a puddle in order to know it's shallow? Just because it takes you longer to get there than the rest of us it's not our fault.

Who said I wasn't familiar with the app?
I was just surprised you acknowledged that you didn't know something before bloviating about it.
It didn't last long though.

You, kid! Get off his lawn!
 
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News Comments > AMD Ryzen Reviews
76. Re: AMD Ryzen Reviews Mar 3, 2017, 12:42 Beamer
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 12:20:
Verno wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 08:44:
The gaming performance issues I'm seeing across all reviews are frankly disappointing. It seems like they're still not close enough on IPC. I have an Intel platform already and this isn't enough to make me upgrade, I guess I'll see how optimization comes along over the next few years.

That is how I understood most reviews, too. Ryzen is alright for gaming, but not in the same class with intel cpus. When it comes to content streaming and production, Ryzen is the cpu to buy.

This means that my i5 3570k will have to do for another year. Let us see what 2018 (Zen2 and REALLY new intel cpus) will bring. I am in no hurry.

Yeah, I'm shocked this is controversial here. If you care about gaming and general internet/productivity, then Intel is the way to go. If you spend any time doing content creation or more intense productivity than Office, Ryzen is a good choice.

Ryzen is arguably more future-proof, as multithreaded programs are becoming more and more common, but it will still be years before that really matters in the majority of games, long enough that I don't see being an early adopter worthwhile. But Ryzen isn't a bad choice by any means, and this is the first iteration - it's clearly a good foundation to build a future on.

I built my PC a year ago, and actually really skimped on the processor, but I also run at 1080p so it's been able to take all I can throw at it. I'll probably build a new one in 3 years, 4 max. Wouldn't be surprised if I go back to AMD for the first time since 2001ish (also wouldn't be surprised if I don't.)
 
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2. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 3, 2017, 11:52 Beamer
 
Renegade was one of those games that the demo was so complete that I never felt the need to buy the game. I probably had 50 hours in the demo. It was a good map - I could basically singlehandedly dominate it and win for my team, even with the team objectives. Looking back, maybe this was because the skilled players bought the game and I was solely playing newbs, but... still really dug the demo.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
22. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 3, 2017, 11:47 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 11:32:
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 09:54:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 21:12:
Creston wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 20:18:
30 Billion... Has Snapchat ever actually earned a profit?

Would it surprise you to hear that, to date, this company has not made a single $ profit? Has no monetization idea, and has no idea how to ever actually turn a profit?



As I've mentioned here before, they have lots of monetization ideas. My company works with them regularly. Regularly. We paid them millions of dollars in 2016, and our 3 year budget with them ramps up quickly. Can they get to break-even? Who knows?

Cutter is the most out of touch with reality I think we'll ever have here, but almost everyone here is out of touch with what people under 30 do with their time. They do not watch broadcast TV. Pretty much ever. But they spend enormous amounts of time on Snapchat, and they spend far more time watching Stories than watching TV. So where do you think companies that want to reach 18-34 year olds are putting their budget? Normal TV commercials, or the places Snapchat has embedded advertising?

In that case, good for you, but not good for shareholders

$514m loss 2016
"warns it may never be profitable"

The only value this company has, literally, is as an advertising platform for companies like yours..... which is, in case you are not aware, not a business concept that leads to profits for shareholders. So this IPO is completely overblown, good for whoever got in and sold instantly. Bad for anyone sticking with it.

Ok, so first, Facebook seems to be doing quite well as an advertising platform.

Secondly, do you know what's great about the internet? The place that advertises can also be the place that sells. And, once you enter retail, you can start seeing profit. Having a "click to buy now" button is the next wave for companies like this.

Keep in mind, they said they may never be profitable due to heavy investing. What company could that possibly remind me of. An industry darling that's virtually obliterated brick and mortar retail in the US, that went almost 20 years without a profitable quarter, and whose stock has been skyrocketing... I wonder what company that could be, that doesn't see profitability because it keeps investing in itself...
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2017, 10:00 Beamer
 
SlimRam wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 12:49:
BobBob wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 11:50:
... Will he resign or get immunity?
He actually said that he would resign. The ugly part is that even the Republicans are starting to distance themselves from him which means...Yeah, he is about to be fuuuuuuuucked.

Heh, it's kinda like the scene in 'The Godfather' at the end when Michael slowly closes the door to his office as his wife looks longingly towards the closing door. It REALLY just means one thing: impending doom...

He didn't say he'd resign, he said he'd recuse himself from any Russia investigations that may or may not come up.
 
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20. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 3, 2017, 09:54 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 21:12:
Creston wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 20:18:
30 Billion... Has Snapchat ever actually earned a profit?

Would it surprise you to hear that, to date, this company has not made a single $ profit? Has no monetization idea, and has no idea how to ever actually turn a profit?



As I've mentioned here before, they have lots of monetization ideas. My company works with them regularly. Regularly. We paid them millions of dollars in 2016, and our 3 year budget with them ramps up quickly. Can they get to break-even? Who knows?

Cutter is the most out of touch with reality I think we'll ever have here, but almost everyone here is out of touch with what people under 30 do with their time. They do not watch broadcast TV. Pretty much ever. But they spend enormous amounts of time on Snapchat, and they spend far more time watching Stories than watching TV. So where do you think companies that want to reach 18-34 year olds are putting their budget? Normal TV commercials, or the places Snapchat has embedded advertising?
 
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2. Re: River City Underground Release Mar 2, 2017, 11:43 Beamer
 
I'm still waiting on the Super Dodge Ball update, haha.  
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29. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2017, 22:33 Beamer
 
On this note, a company reached out to me today to interview for a job in downtown Chicago. They'd increase my salary, and offer a 60% bonus over a 30% bonus. It'd ultimately be a $86,000 raise, though much of that $86,000 would be bonus and taxed somewhere in the vicinity of 50%.

It's downtown Chicago, not even an hour commute, but... Chicago is one of the few cities I know no one. Is $86,000 pre-tax really worth it? I get that, to some, that's a horrifically obnoxious question, but still one I need to ask. Not even like I have the offer, just a first round with HR.
 
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12. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2017, 14:35 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 14:31:
dubfanatic wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 13:48:
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 12:01:
It never ceases to amaze me. All these people want to live in the big, cool city...just like several million other people...and then bitch about everything being so expensive. It's a big country. Plenty of places with a low cost of living where you can still make good money. All their woes are entirely self-made.


Yeah, but those places aren't cool. Plus, you might have to live around *gasp* Trump supporters...

That's another thing. So many corporations are in big cities that have absolutely no need to be there. They could be doing themselves and their employees a massive favor by relocating to cheaper places.

This is beyond wrong-headed.

1) They're near cities because people are near cities. It's easier to find employees when many people are around. You won't find many qualified engineers in Peoria, but you'll find an abundance of them in Seattle and San Francisco

2) The work force doesn't *want* to be there. Assuming most highly skilled employees are already employed, it would be nearly impossible to convince many to move outside of a big city. Look at how many companies have been moving back to big cities, or opening satellite offices. Read any article about how the companies that moved outside of Chicago 30 years ago now struggle to get new hires to commute 1 hour to those places, because those new hires are unwilling to move outside of the big city
 
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