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How Gamers View Their MMOs

everphilski Re:How MMOs should be viewed (132 comments)

You're in a giant wheel inside a cage. You paid $50 for the wheel, and it costs you $15 a month to rent the cage it's in.

Yes, but it is a cheaper wheel than going to the bar every Friday night, or going out to a movie twice a month, or even going out to lunch with coworkers once a week ... if you enjoy it and do it in lieu of other social activities it is a great money saver. Especially once you have kids. Kiddies go to bed around 7 or 8, you have a few hours alone with your wife ... once you've "ground out" a few levels in the bedroom together it's fun to play a MMO together and grind out a few levels together in game. Also a good way to keep in touch with friends who live far away... when I moved from WI to AL, we all played Everquest, and it was probably the cheapest way to keep in touch besides IM...

In short it's something to do. I bounce between WoW and EQ (I love original EQ, but my wife loves WoW, heart gets split in two) and play probably 3-4 months out of the year in between dissertation research and other extra-work work.

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Lenovo Requires NDA For Windows License Refund

everphilski Re:He's from the Czech (321 comments)



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everphilski everphilski writes  |  more than 8 years ago

everphilski (877346) writes "The International Herald-Tribune reports that Microsoft wins industry standard status for Office. From the article: ECMA International, a group of makers of both hardware and software based in Geneva that includes Microsoft, designated the Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats of Microsoft's Office Open XML as official industry standards. IBM was the only member of the 21-member group to dissent from the decision."



everphilski everphilski writes  |  more than 8 years ago - you can't drag cells to create multiple formula cells or repetitive entries

- no syntax highlighting

- no scripting

- Text insertation block is larger than the cell size, covering the cell below, so it obfuscates nearby data which you might be referencing


everphilski everphilski writes  |  more than 8 years ago On Tuesday, March 22nd, George W Bush made the following comment re: the Wiretapping controversy:

"I did notice that nobody from the Democrat Party has actually stood up and called for getting rid of the terrorist surveillance program. You know, if that's what they believe, if people in the party believe that, then they ought to stand up and say it."

Pure gold. For all the fussing and bullshit that has been made over this whole ordeal no one has actually done anything about stopping the program. The only things that have been done are mudslinging against Bush and attempts at gaining rank (Russ Feingold ... although it seems to have backfired).

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