From joe scriptkiddy sure, but not from the people you actually don't want reading your mail.
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You haven't the faintest clue what the fuck you are talking about. I know what the costs are to rent tables, and let me tell you, they're maybe enough to cover the costs of the rental of the room that hosts all the vendors. Period. I greatly doubt it would in any way go to cover any other expenses of the event.
Yeah, the NSA had a table a few years ago (right next to the EFF!) and other governmental and un-popular organizations have had a table in the past, but overall it's small business and publishers who truly are friends of the hacker community.
I would be vending there this year had I been able to logistically make it happen.
What are you going to do, live off your 401k? It grows 10% a year. Oh wait, when the market inevitably crashes it won't be worth anything. You see you put your retirement money in a stock speculation game that is stacked against you. You simply will not be able to retire. When you can't work anymore, you will go hungry.
Or you move investments to something like muni bonds. That's called diversification.
Subject says it all, money goes in post-tax and thus is not taxed at withdrawal. You can start one today, one your own, with almost any discount online broker.
It beats your employer's IRA (that is, unless they match, at which point you invest up to the point where they match).
If you haven't seen the movie "Primer", do so. They get it more right than a lot of other science fiction films.
Or even better, kickstart it and front load your profits. After that just live with piracy.
This is a horrible, horrible idea on so very many levels.
If sure if someone sent all 3 of them a $25 gift card to Applebees they'd abdicate willingly.
Yet when you hear people bitching about a place it's usually a bitch about "management" rather than the people who are closer to the actual product/work.
Actually, "those bastards" are practically the only thing that keeps the USPS running at all.
Consider the state of network technologies 10 years ago. There is so much that can be done in the last mile by actually deploying fiber, combined with up and coming high speed switching speeds that I don't think this will be a problem long.
Whether people want to invest another couple grand on a new display, that's another thing.
What they *can* do is put that kind of resolution on desktop displays. Please, enough with the "1920x1080 is high resolution" bullshit. We all had the ability to do 1600x1200 on CRTs over a decade ago.
It's definitely an interesting game, but I found the controls particularly horrible. I understand why they are the way they are. Going from near light speed to a dead stop without any deceleration is rather unrealistic and vise verse. However, from the perspective of it being a "game" it was downright annoying.
Great concept, though, and definitely an interesting learning tool. It'd be even more fun if one could adjust the variables directly and and explore the consequences of those variables more deeply.
I'd say this:
1) It would be money foolishly spent as it would probably negatively impact the value of the property more than improve it
2) $10k to $20k is chump change for any significant remodel.
Anyone else notice that the cost for just *3* of these things is half a billion dollars, assuming no cost overruns?
I think you are full of bullshit, how can you judge an online game if you played it for only 3 days
The same way you and I judge a movie after watching it once for the 90 to 120 minutes it takes to watch it. The insinuation that you have to invest literally days into something before you know if you like it is absurd. If we were to do that for everything, none of us would have time to find anything we like. For those of us with jobs and families and might only have an hour or two a day (if we're lucky) to play, we need to know quickly whether or not this is something we want to invest our precious time with.
From the bottom of the site you just ragged on him for:
"The SaveIE6 campaign was launched on April 1, 2009 and will last until April 1, 2010."
He might not be the best writer in the world, but apparently you're not a particularly good reader, either.