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@hailinel said:

@marino: Thanks!

@mrfluke said:

Yea Pax was terrific this year (my 1st pax) id also do it again in a heartbeat.

really do wonder though how much tougher it will be to get those tickets next year.

They sell out faster and faster every year. My only advice is be ready and hope you're at a computer when they go on sale.

think Pax South will help stem that a bit? probably way too early to tell.

#2 Posted by mrfluke (5193 posts) -

Yea Pax was terrific this year (my 1st pax) id also do it again in a heartbeat.

really do wonder though how much tougher it will be to get those tickets next year.

#3 Posted by mrfluke (5193 posts) -

man, seems im really better off not knowing about the gamergate business that went on.

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I asked him about this at PAX after the panel, and he says he actually prefers being the one behind the control room. but is down to be on camera when he is needed.

#5 Posted by mrfluke (5193 posts) -

@fobwashed: any real difference in quality between American Apparel and Canvas Ringspun aside from the lighter color shade?

#6 Posted by mrfluke (5193 posts) -

i actually would love to see connections from 3 and 4 into 5, but id like them to do it properly. similar to how they connected 3 in 4, something along that sorts. nothing too direct direct

save the direct, direct, ties for something like a persona 5 arena or something.

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#8 Posted by mrfluke (5193 posts) -

holy shit, thats.......holy shit.

but thats no way the leader of 4chan or anonymous, just some random troll claiming those things,

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@meatball said:

I don't care, but I'm sure that makes me a horrible human being.

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@branthog said:

While this is all amusing to watch in the tech industry, it is awfully dumb. I don't entirely grasp the motivation behind it, though it seems very much "hey, look at me!". I mean, the idea is to do it or pay $100. And if you do it, then you call out other people who do it. Since everyone is doing it, they're not raising any money. Except, of course, they're all "donating the $100+ anyway". In which case, the ice-dunking is pointless.

This is only a small step above changing your twitter icon to fight the NSA or save Ukrain. Good on the people who have donated and chosen not to participate in the attention-whoring.

no one would give a damm if it was just a simple donation drive, having this stupid/fun hook and getting huge names like zuckerberg and bill gates doing it and then challenging 3 other famous people gets people talking, gets news stories made, gets this thing trending across social media. and just straight gives it a life that this thing would probably never have and opens doors for this thing to earn serious money.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ice-bucket-challenge-creator/14265219/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2014/08/18/ok-the-ice-bucket-challenge-worked-now-where-will-the-dollars-go/

its far from pointless, its pure genius, its excellent usage of social media for a good cause. (and also has the extra hook of humanizing these larger than life figures as well)