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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 20, 2017, 16:17 whitelined
 
Verno wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 14:44:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 14:01:
Yeah, I think I read NJ was vying for the new Amazon HQ by offering $7B in tax credits? How will they ever make that money back? It should be illegal to exempt a single company from taxation for those purposes. You're gutting your ability to improve local infrastructure to support those extra workers.

I disagree. A company like Amazon hiring 10000+ workers in your area is worth a lot more than 7 billion dollars to a local economy in the long term and will attract other companies. States are not pants on head dumb, they have people doing the opportunity cost on these alternatives.

The bigger question with corporations is how you keep them there but its not so easy to pick up and move such a large operations center in this case.

It's tax breaks anyway, politicians love tax breaks because its a line item in their budgets, money they never truly saw. When its coming straight out of your cashflow though then they play hard ball.

It's hard to say outright, tax breaks bad, as you say there are the benefits too. Sometimes it's just good to question is the system working correctly for everyone. I am not against capitalism, I think we wouldn't be posting these messages without it, but I think we should treat it like a machine - machines work for us, but need to be looked after managed once in a while to stop it running away with itself.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 20, 2017, 12:32 whitelined
 
Yes, amazon really needs tax breaks, effectively subsidising the company, as they are really poor and don't have much money.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 4, 2017, 11:54 whitelined
 
Why not just open up the FBX format up? To many closed formats make it difficult to transfer data between applications, autodesk is one of the worst offenders of this.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2017, 14:22 whitelined
 
Cool photos. You going to give that logo a shave?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2017, 15:40 whitelined
 
My daughter woke me up 530 this morning, having been waking up usual time of 7. A card and present did make up for it though.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 9, 2017, 12:05 whitelined
 
In the US, does it really affect value/ability to sell if there are minor defects? In the UK, anything of any condition usually just sells, and some parts it doesn't add value to have it up to a decent standard.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 5, 2017, 15:38 whitelined
 
The neural network natural animation thing is probably the best thing I've seen in game technology for past few years, just stunning, probably see that in a game in 2-3 years?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 17:39 whitelined
 
Usually you make reference to loony boi's Oscar picks, but not this year, and can't find anything on his tumblr either.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2016, 13:14 whitelined
 
Wow, that's a lot of meat, half of that would still be too much. On subject of indigestion, peppermint tea works wonders.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2016, 17:49 whitelined
 
Well done on 20. I started reading about 1998, on dial up, and it's still the best game/tech site on the internet.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 6, 2016, 17:10 whitelined
 
Why not just legalise gambling? People want to gamble, people are just going to gamble with schemes like this, just let people do it and tax it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2016, 17:32 whitelined
 
Quake ran just about fine on our 486, with 8mb of memory. I believe one of the UK PC magazines remarked on it having 256 shades of brown  
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News Comments > Bus Simulator 16 Released
4. Re: Bus Simulator 16 Released Mar 2, 2016, 14:36 whitelined
 
Can I put a bus full sign up and drive past a bus stop full of people while it's raining?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 10, 2016, 14:29 whitelined
 
Flash adds made me think of punch the monkey, then it was shock the monkey adverts. I think the adverts used to come on this site as well. Sorry, bit of a tangent there.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse May 11, 2015, 16:40 whitelined
 
If I lost a finger, I'd have the internet to tell me what to do next, my finger couldn't tell me what to do in a crisis. If I had neither... Well, I'd rather not think about it.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 30, 2014, 14:41 whitelined
 
Even weirder to do it with a man of questionable reputation...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2013, 16:33 whitelined
 
My favourite garden torching film is from Muriel's wedding, where the mum burns the lawn as she's fed up with the grass never being cut. I supposed you could call this method of gardening Muriel's weeding...  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jun 12, 2011, 16:51 whitelined
 
The DNF Forever mod... what a waste of time for a piece of cack.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. UK games more expensive Jun 29, 2008, 03:15 whitelined
 
I don't see that as a justification for increasing the price of games here in the UK. We already pay a lot more than the US. Example:

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (prices from amazon.com/co.uk)
$49.99 in the US
34.98 in the UK
34.98 converted into USD: $69.77

I can't help but feel that we're getting fleeced a little bit over here...

 
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Ultra-Bundle
35. $120 Jun 6, 2008, 18:46 whitelined
 
For something that looks like tat and is probably going to cost them less than $5 to make. I suppose that any game set which has 'edition' somewhere in it's title will make people want to buy it...

 
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