Seriously. This person makes me hate working in tech. I bet that asshole makes decent money to google "HEX CODE FOR RED", as well. Fuck this. Fuck this industry.
I can't speak for anyone else, but most "tech jobs" I've held were with companies whose futures and business I had no stake in, nor interest in having stake in, and the work to be routinely uninteresting where creativity was actively discouraged (for good reasons, many times), individuality was suppressed, and I was treated as a replaceable cog (and I was). I'm fortunate in that I have many other outlets for my creative needs, but dealing with corporate bureaucracy, idiot bosses, etc does take its toll. The paychecks are nice and allow me to have a comfortable life outside of work, but I will say that after 2 decades, I'm ready to throw in the towel and do something else, even if it means downsizing again.
I find it extremely weird that people whom otherwise demand empirical, scientifically validated (or at least, the potential for scientifically validated) proofs for everything in their lives latch on to the Religion of von Mises. "Proof! Proof! Proof! Except for my pet theory of economics..."
It would also help if you didn't go around telling everyone how much money you're worth. T-shirt and jeans, move to a new city, just be one of the crowd. (change your name if you have to)... If no one knows you're a billionaire, but maybe at best some kid with a trust fund, you can still be a regular person...
Seriously, I would have no such problems with 2.5 billion. it would allow me to dip my toes into many, many things without the worry of financial ruin. I could throw 10-20 million at various projects and get involved with the actual process, and possibly help change the world for the better. I could do things on a whimsy. Shit, I would start another band and tour 9 months out of the year, but wouldn't have to weigh "gas, food, or a motel room because the floor in that house is soaked in cat piss and roaches". (I still wouldn't do a goddamned tour bus though..) But then again, I have very simple "needs", but lots of interests.
Well, that's exactly what their contract says; it's not weaseling. My contract says unlimited phone data, with explicit exclusions for tethering. The fact that they let me tether is amazing enough but I do watch my usage when I'm tethered because I'm not a fucking asshole.
How many GOP Texans were screaming about how solar, wind and other renewables were nothing but communist liberal bullshit and yet.. here we are.
Bread and circuses.
Because as others have noted, if he gets platinum in quantity, dumping it on the earth would drive the price through the floor unless his group can carefully control the rate of insertion into the marketplace, or find industries that could use platinum but don't because the current price is too high.
And a mad scientist with a cobbled together corpse.
No one believes they're trapped in a cult until they get out.
Mint on my Thinkpad wouldn't suspend properly. It suspended/slept properly most of the time, but occasionally it wouldn't. It was kinda like rolling a D20 every time I needed to take the laptop out anywhere.
Because this is how you get unions.
I wonder if they've been in contact with Blizzard. With falling subscribers, I can't help but think they'd love to get some folks playing an offshoot.
If it wasn't for Newton, we wouldn't have to eat bruised apples.