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Back then it was cutting edge, and still today it looks beautiful in it's own kind of retro way
My thoughts exactly.
Kinda reminds me of that scene of the fire in gangs of NY. All that's missing is the firefighters sacking the neighbor's house.
As for the picture of the coins with smileys, as i get it, suggests money + happiness, a good match for the story title. I can't see what is wrong with that.
A case of tabloid-like effectism at most, but which media outlet, big or small, isn't guilty of that these days?
Besides, the story is under the idle category. IMHO, it shouldn't be taken that seriously.
Since MessedRocker beat me to "boob panel"...
Or is that more appropriate to a mobile pr0n device?
That's why i call BS on this. No player I know would risk such a ginormous loot on a T1 frig, no cloak, no backup, no insta-warp, no nada, on possibly the most wretched hive of scum and villainy in the entire cluster?.
The cynic in me could say this is a sort of publicity stunt/political smokescreen from CCP to deflect attention from that recent PR bomb.
For those unfamiliar with it: CCP years ago, after *another* PR snafu, designated a group of player-elected players to form a committee, called the "council of stellar management" (CSM) to allow players to elevate grievances and petitions to CCP's top brass, CCP supposedly even bestowing on them "shareholder" power or something of the sort (Pure BS if you ask me). Couple of weeks ago(last week even?), CCP essentially slipped that they didn't give a rat's ass about the CSM...
Us having the ability to travel all those light years to a red dwarf and possibly perishing because there are no habitable planets?
If we can travel FTL by then, why not imagining that we're able to send unmanned ships to build a cozy sphere around the geezer star, and then moving in?