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Old 12-04-2017, 01:44 PM
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Also, of note, I really hate charity drives. That includes bake sales, marathons, and especially corporate United Way propaganda. Why not just give directly to the cause? It's overhead for the sake of overhead.
Not necessarily. If somebody can take $300 of ingredients and bake that into $1000 of cakes, and they give that $1000 to charity, the charity gets $700 more than if they gave the $300 directly. They've used their effort and baking skill to create an extra $700 of value.

You might say the people who bought $1000 worth of cakes should just give that $1000 directly to charity. They could, but then they wouldn't get to enjoy the value of the cakes, so they don't.
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:33 AM
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When did video games get all "microtransactioned" and "loot crated" with DLC?

Back in my day, when you bought a game you bought the whole thing up front. And that's the way that it was and we liked it! I'd rather pay $X knowing I have the whole thing and not have to pay for random rewards. I'll even take a free app and watch the occasional commercial.

I get that developers need to eat, and Disney needs to pay shareholders but this whole thing stinks.

Atari almost killed the video game industry back in the '83, and this could damage the industry. EA lost $3B or so in market share from Battlefront II Star Wars Nerd rage.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:55 AM
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Not necessarily. If somebody can take $300 of ingredients and bake that into $1000 of cakes, and they give that $1000 to charity, the charity gets $700 more than if they gave the $300 directly. They've used their effort and baking skill to create an extra $700 of value.
You could also just buy the cakes from a baker, who is more efficient at producing cakes than volunteers.
The volunteers in turn could give the money that they make from doing the jobs they are best at.

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You might say the people who bought $1000 worth of cakes should just give that $1000 directly to charity. They could, but then they wouldn't get to enjoy the value of the cakes, so they don't.
I get it. It's a psychological trick to pair giving with getting. It's not a bad idea really. But not for me.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:35 PM
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You could also just buy the cakes from a baker, who is more efficient at producing cakes than volunteers.
The volunteers in turn could give the money that they make from doing the jobs they are best at.


I get it. It's a psychological trick to pair giving with getting. It's not a bad idea really. But not for me.
$1000 to the baker for cakes. ZERO to charity. Volunteers give their $300 to charity.

How is this better than IH's scenario?
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:25 PM
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Bake sale:
Church spends $300 on ingredients
Volunteer organize, bake, package, and sits in a booth for 20 hours.
Fat people spend $1000 on brownies
Total charity:$700


Alternative scenario:
Volunteer works as an actuary and makes $1000 in 20 hours. Gives $1,000
Baker buys ingredients for $250, works as a baker, and sells brownies for $750
Fat people spend $750 on brownies and give $250 to charity.
Total charity: $1250

Of course you can argue the particulars-- but the basic idea is that if everybody does what they do best then they will have more money to give at the end of the day. That is assuming they are equally willing to give it.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:54 AM
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Zelda DLC was shadow dropped last night! Might have to put AC Origins on hold for a bit...
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Been playing StarWars BF2.

I am pretty bad.

I haven't racked up enough points in any game to grab a jedi yet lol.

I usually end up playing a wookie warrior every now and then, and dying pretty quickly.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:54 AM
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Just finished playing Prey. Game was better than I expected. I seem to remember seeing less than impressive reviews when I bought it but ended up really enjoying it. Enjoyed the story, solid combat, decent pacing.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:01 AM
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Been playing StarWars BF2.

I am pretty bad.

I haven't racked up enough points in any game to grab a jedi yet lol.

I usually end up playing a wookie warrior every now and then, and dying pretty quickly.
I got one once. Died pretty quickly. I usually do the same and get a Wookie/Rocket/Battledroid. I've been having more fun in Strike and Blast than I have in GA. GA just winds up me being killed from halfway across the board. Plus, screw Kashyyyk. I get that one as my first GA every time.

It took me a long time to get used to auto aim. I still screw it up half the time and end up over-aiming.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:56 PM
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Yea I need to try more game modes. I have just been playing GA.

I like getting killed halfway across the board from an officer and his overpowered pistol haha.

I think I have been pretty unlucky with the loot boxes too. I have nothing good.
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