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Comment: Re:Overstated or misrepresented? (Score 1) 403

by PIBM (#48091363) Attached to: Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

It's actually very easy to get an exact MPG or L/100KM figure. Always fill your car the same way (until it click, until no more drop can get it) and reset your distance counter at the same time. On the next fill, if you put in 59.8L and drove 742km, you had 8.06L/100km! Demonstration will be left to the reader...

Comment: Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (Score 1) 602

by PIBM (#48002519) Attached to: The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

Sadly, a lot of 'cases' for the lightbulbs won't allow you access to more than the glass part of the lightbulbs, since when they were designed there was no use to allow access to the socket, or for artistic form it's nicer this way... Also, I have multiple halogen lights that I won't be able to replace by leds because the led equivalents are much larger than the original halogen light bulbs, and that for less lumens :(

Comment: Re:Ads (Score 1) 330

by PIBM (#47910741) Attached to: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

All it has is a license; as you said the concept itself can't be protected. Minecraft itself was a derivate, and there are many clones. 2.5B might appear be a high price, even more if I had misunderstood the tangible assets real value. But still, I can much more easily value mojang / minecraft / realms / scrolls to 2.5B than I could give a 1B valuation to twitch..

Comment: Re:Ads (Score 4, Informative) 330

by PIBM (#47908955) Attached to: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

They purchased mojang. That usually includes the cash on hand and monetary assets. Recent estimates I've seen were talking of 1.5B in tangible assets for Mojang. Thus, it's a 1B premium, meaning that they value the profits per year for the following years at 150-160M, which is very easy to reach with that license.

Minecraft has sold more than 100 million copies, every of them having the possibility for paying for a minecraft realm monthly to share their creations. A lot more people can buy the game. Then, if it start fading away, they will be able to grab a lot of money with minecraft 2.

Finally, they can also use this license to push their devices for which there was no minecraft before. Optimized for Windows Phone!@

This is not an insane amount at all, compared to the twitch buyout or such..

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