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    Rugby thread (6 Nations, Heineken Cup etc)

    Good job Wales! I was asleep. My brother in law reckons England were robbed by the ref. My dad reckons Wales were the better team and sinckler was lucky not to be carded. Love the six Nations.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    I got an email about a video game sale this morning and it includes a Space Hulk game which sent me down a rabbit hole and now I've discovered that there are about a million different videogame versions. I didn't even realise that there so many versions of the boardgame itself. Has anybody played all the videogame versions? Are any of them any cop? I played the original PC version which was fine; and I saw the original Saturn version at some Golden Demon event or something. I haven't played any since...
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    It looks like there will be more but I guess he only just posted the fifth part.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    I am only halfway through its five parts, but enjoying this so far: https://therewillbe.games/blogs-by-members/6466-the-howard-street-batrep Sample quote: EDIT: Part 5 doesn't seem to be linked to from part 4, so here is the link: https://therewillbe.games/blogs-by-members/6472-the-howard-street-batrep-5
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    The Worst Characters Committed to Screen

    That English guy in Westworld.
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    There's one for millennium blades up now - might as well enter it!
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    Rugby thread (6 Nations, Heineken Cup etc)

    I love Nick Evans's columns. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2019/feb/18/wales-england-six-nations-breakdown-key-rugby-union
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    They always have giveaways listed on their main page and I always enter them. This time I got lucky, for a game called dead man's cabal.
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    I just won a boardgame on boardgamegeek - yippee!
  10. I'm not sure if the maths are correct, but someone on my Facebook posted the following data points: The top 7 men at this company received 33% of the company's profits last year. In 2012 CEO Bobby Kotick fired 600 employees, then gave himself a $62 million bonus. Kotick is the #29 highest paid corporate officer in the world (and earns more than Bob Iger does to run Disney, a company with 6x the market capitalization, tens of thousands more employees, and 3x the revenues). Western-style capitalism is absolutely broken.
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    Tolkien - Biopic of some guy

    Rear windu.
  12. Ugh. People are so dumb.
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Blade Runner 2049 > Ex Machina > Alita: Battle Angel > Ghost in the Shell 2017 > Blade Runner 2049 Whoa.
  14. I know nothing about this particular situation, but based on previous experience it wouldn't surprise me if the issue is that they told investors they were going to earn more than they actually did (I guess they didn't reckon with Fortnite); and not that there wasn't enough growth to sustain the business. Several jobs ago I left a company right before they announced a bunch of layoffs. The layoffs removed a lot of accounting costs, so they sent the message to investors that the company was 'focusing'; but it didn't actually affect the cash costs significantly. For example, they made one trilingual guy redundant. This guy had been working on projects that involved stakeholders from three different countries. When they laid him off they saved the relatively small expense of his salary but the much larger fixed cost of renting the office space he had been using remained, and they then had to hire a freelance translator for business meetings which probably cost them the same amount as just hiring a trilingual specialist. That is why they pay management the big bucks.
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    Star Wars Episode IX (December 2019)

    But as everyone knows, The Force Awakens was more subversive and progressive than The Last Jedi...

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