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Nickname Kxmode
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Description If you actually understand Genesis 1:1 that is the beginning of wisdom.
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Signed On Sep 24, 2003, 23:48
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User ID 18786
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
15. Re: On Sale Feb 11, 2017, 04:01 Kxmode
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 00:58:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 00:44:
Cutter wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 23:03:
Yeah but GabeN is just indifferent whereas Nodick is outright evil.

It sounds like your assessment comes from personal experience and less from how they manage their products in the market. As far as I'm concerned as long as companies I've invested in as a shareholder are making profits legally and have some corporate governance and (or) responsibility then they're fine by me. Still, I think laying off staff after having a record quarter is uncool.

it sounds like your assessment comes from wanting everyone to know you are a shareholder and (or) a big deal. still, i think the post where you already mentioned that fact was more than enough

Did I ruffle your feathers? Confused
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: On Sale Feb 11, 2017, 00:50 Kxmode
 
Holy macaroni! ATVI (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) jumped up $7.50 per share today! That one share I bought at $45 is now worth $47.23 Dance

Swimming in it like Scrooge McDuck!

The fund with nVidia increased $0.90 per NAV share. Nice!
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
12. Re: On Sale Feb 11, 2017, 00:44 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 23:03:
Yeah but GabeN is just indifferent whereas Nodick is outright evil.

It sounds like your assessment comes from personal experience and less from how they manage their products in the market. As far as I'm concerned as long as companies I've invested in as a shareholder are making profits legally and have some corporate governance and (or) responsibility then they're fine by me. Still, I think laying off staff after having a record quarter is uncool.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
8. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Feb 10, 2017, 21:00 Kxmode
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 20:46:
This company is a cancer in the gaming industry. A large chunk of those profits were from microtransactions (e.g. gambling boxes).

They are and as a shareholder I expect them to make profit from their products. They don't run a charity case. It's a business. That being said if they make profit I think it's uncool to lay people off.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2017, 20:57 Kxmode
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 19:50:
And don't forget.

Never!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2017, 19:47 Kxmode
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 15:35:
"Ah, still alive! This is very good. She'll be an obedient slave to Master, Khan."

Still. Old. Friend! You've managed to kill just about everyone else, but like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 10, 2017, 19:42 Kxmode
 
Nice!!! nVidia is one of the top 5 holdings in one of my mutual funds. Dance  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2017, 19:35 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 15:48:
Shoveling snow is particularly risky:
1. It is often done by people that do little other working out.
2. The exercise increases heart rate and blood pressure.
3. The cold forces the closure of external capillaries further increasing your blood pressure.

And of course, there's the occasional falling... for nine seconds.
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct
33. Re: Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct Feb 10, 2017, 19:21 Kxmode
 
Bundy wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 18:43:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 17:09:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 15:58:
Bundy wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 14:03:
$100 hasn't reduced the amount of trash you see in the iOS app store. But I imagine $5,000 will almost entirely eliminate the one-man-part-time indie dev from publishing anything.

There must be a middle ground that'll work for devs and gamers alike.

The downside is that might eliminate the Eric Barones and Stardew Valleys indie projects.

So, Stardew Valley has an estimated revenue of $25M. He would have made back his $5K easily, like within the first 10 minutes his game was on sale.

It's unlikely he would have ever put it in the store if he was asked to pay 5K in the first place. He had no idea he struck gold until the hype started, after it was in the store.

100% this. Charging $5,000 is a barrier to entry for most indie devs. SDV was a huge exception. It only became a hit because it found life on a platform like Steam. A $5,000 fee, when there's no guarantee of success, would make someone like Eric Barone think twice about releasing on Steam. Scratch that. If indie devs know it costs $5,000 upfront to get their project on Steam, they may not put forth the effort to make the game in the first place. I don't mind Steam making changes; I just don't want them to stifle new developers and their projects and ultimately never allow gems like SDV to exist. As much as I hate crowdfunding and early access, conversely I love well made indie games.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
1. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Feb 10, 2017, 19:15 Kxmode
 

Business Suit: We had a profitable year. Records were shattered!
Employee: Awesome!
Business Suit: That's why we need to lay you off.
Employee: Nice! Wait. What?
 
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News Comments > Star Trek- Bridge Crew in May; Will Include Original Enterprise
4. Re: Star Trek- Bridge Crew in May; Will Include Original Enterprise Feb 10, 2017, 19:11 Kxmode
 
yada yada dilithium crystals.

Something something something prime directive. Something something something Klingons.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek- Bridge Crew in May; Will Include Original Enterprise
3. Re: Star Trek- Bridge Crew in May; Will Include Original Enterprise Feb 10, 2017, 19:03 Kxmode
 

Will Ryker Include Original Enterprise? Remember, he won't go back. The Borg control everything. Starfleet is gone!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2017, 17:05 Kxmode
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 12:03:
Cthulhu

Oh, noes! Agent-Zero used the dreaded Cthulhu emoji. You're in for it now RedEye! Wacko
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct
16. Re: Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct Feb 10, 2017, 15:58 Kxmode
 
Bundy wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 14:03:
$100 hasn't reduced the amount of trash you see in the iOS app store. But I imagine $5,000 will almost entirely eliminate the one-man-part-time indie dev from publishing anything.

There must be a middle ground that'll work for devs and gamers alike.

The downside is that might eliminate the Eric Barones and Stardew Valleys indie projects.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: On Sale Feb 9, 2017, 23:18 Kxmode
 
Rigs wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 16:05:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 15:48:
Creston wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 12:12:
That is effing INSANE!!

It IS a tumah!

I accept your challenge and raise you...a cookie!

How can I raise a cookie if you keep telling me to put it down?!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: On Sale Feb 9, 2017, 23:14 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 21:28:
bigspender wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 18:23:
Where I live, when patients are too big to fit in the hospital CT machine, they actually send them to the local zoo, because they have a CT scanner big enough for zoo animals.

"Your turn is next, right after the rhino is finished, sir."

How embarrassing :S

They wouldn't be that big if they switched over to Ornish.

Just think how much weight they would lose if they shun fancy things that use electricity. They could begin milking cows at 4:30 in the morning. Feed the chickens and plow. Hitch up the buggy! Churn lots of butter! Raise a barn on Monday! Indeed, an Amish Paradise workout! Wacko
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: On Sale Feb 9, 2017, 19:23 Kxmode
 
bigspender wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 18:23:
Where I live, when patients are too big to fit in the hospital CT machine, they actually send them to the local zoo, because they have a CT scanner big enough for zoo animals.

"Your turn is next, right after the rhino is finished, sir."

How embarrassing :S

It's only embarrassing if zoo attendees start taking photos. Absolutely Harambe!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: On Sale Feb 9, 2017, 15:48 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 12:12:
That is effing INSANE!!

It IS a tumah!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: On Sale Feb 9, 2017, 04:24 Kxmode
 
shul wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 02:56:
can someone read the cockroach story and tell me its not true. pleasssse

It's true. Couldn't make it past the third paragraph. Totally gross. Forget the video!
 
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News Comments > E3 Opens to Public
3. Re: E3 Opens to Public Feb 8, 2017, 20:45 Kxmode
 

Maybe that was my experience with PAX in Seattle several years ago.
 
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