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Comment: irony (Score 1) 209

by slashmydots (#48669461) Attached to: Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?
So they had to have an international meeting to discuss how nobody wants Parkour in the olympics because, as they top level famous pros put it, if you think you did good then you did and you win. Then there's thousands of e-sports pros that do want to be in the olympics but the top olympics people are ignoring them.

Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 166

by slashmydots (#48655929) Attached to: Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft
My grandparents built a house for like $14,000 and sold it after about 55 years. Adjusted for inflated and estimating all property taxes and maintenance costs and insurance, it cost them 3x the final sale value of the house to live there. It's roughly equal to living in a very expensive apartment for 50 years except people don't cut the lawn or plow snow for you.

Comment: I don't get it (Score 5, Insightful) 166

by slashmydots (#48655263) Attached to: Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft
After 8 years of onsite computer repairs, I have a deep insight into this sort of thing. At my company we have a nickname for people who make $10,000 a month and have $5,000 of it go to their 5000 sq ft mansion. They're "poor people living in a big house." Why the hell do people spend that much money on a house? If I won $200,000,000 in the powerball, I'd buy a 3000 sq ft house. Then I'd spend the rest on awesome stuff. Who the hell wants a giant house like that? Plus, that's how NFL players keep going broke. You know if you make it to the NFL or make Minecraft that you're making a ton of money ONCE. Like one and done, surprise you're poor. I'd hoard that money like crazy and budget it out over 100 years. What and idiot.

To anyone about to say real estate is an investment, go look at his electric bill, cleaning bill, and property taxes.

Comment: allegedly (Score 1) 86

by slashmydots (#48642693) Attached to: Tor Network May Be Attacked, Says Project Leader
So allegedly the rumor is that the FBI is taking down part of the network to try and somehow catch and/or prove the North Koreans were behind the hack on Sony. I don't know how true that is. Seems like it wouldn't matter if we had proof or not. That puffy doughboy piece of shit running North Korea is a perpetual liar and we can't possibly like him less nor with the US do anything about it in either case.

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