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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1000 on: December 20, 2012, 01:57:44 pm »
*presses button labeled "Canned Mad Scientist Laughter #0172"*
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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1001 on: December 20, 2012, 02:11:55 pm »
*presses button labeled "Canned Mad Scientist Laughter #0172"*

Wow, you've got 172 different canned mad scientists laughs?  Mine ran out of oxygen somewhere around 12.  Beyond that, it was just whimpering and wheezing and an occasional hammering as he tried to get out. 

What's your secret? 
Should I be drilling air holes in the can?
...Or are you using multiple mad scientists in multiple cans?
...or multiple mad scientists in the same can, I guess.... they do say they're recyclable, after all.
... the cans, not the scientists....
... although....


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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1002 on: December 20, 2012, 02:22:45 pm »
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-20/ncsoft-nhn-shares-slump-on-regulation-speculation-seoul-mover.html

NCsoft Corp. (036570) led South Korean gamemaker shares lower in Seoul stock trading on speculation the government will continue to regulate the industry.
NCsoft, a producer of online games, slumped 6.1 percent to 147,500 won, its steepest drop since Dec. 5. NHN Corp. (035420), the country’s biggest Internet search-engine operator, declined 6.3 percent to 216,500 won. Gamevil Inc. (063080) tumbled 14 percent to 90,300 won, the biggest loss since Aug. 19, 2011, while Neowiz Games Corp. (095660) sank 7.7 percent to 22,250 won, the lowest close since Dec. 7. The benchmark Kospi index added 0.3 percent.
Park Geun Hye, South Korea’s newly elected president, was reported by MoneyToday on Dec. 5 as supporting a shutdown system for mobile games, which would would prevent students from playing games after midnight. Park, 60, of the ruling New Frontier Party, defeated main opposition nominee Moon Jae In in yesterday’s election.
“Investors are betting the current government’s regulatory pressure on the game industry will continue after Park’s victory,” Choi Hoon, an analyst at KB Investment & Securities Co., said by phone today.
NHN shares still “seem expensive,” while there are some concerns the company may struggle to succeed in the mobile game business overseas, Jeong Woo Cheol, an analyst at Mirae Asset Securities Co., said today.
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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1003 on: December 20, 2012, 02:23:11 pm »
No, no, he's using "canned" in the business sense. He hires a string of scientists, then cans them just before their work would achieve its breakthrough. After they finish swearing their revenge, he records the laughter part! (As for how he is sure they're mad? Wouldn't YOU be if you were canned days before your magnum opus was complete?)

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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1004 on: December 20, 2012, 02:29:48 pm »
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Pity they decided to stop concentrating on the western market where we have no such regulations, huh?

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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1005 on: December 20, 2012, 02:42:14 pm »
Don't forget about their faithful sidekick:

http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/3659:JP/chart/

I wonder if NCSoft is returning their phone calls.

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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1006 on: December 20, 2012, 02:50:27 pm »
*presses button labeled "Canned Mad Scientist Laughter #0172"*

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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1007 on: December 20, 2012, 02:53:12 pm »
Don't forget about their faithful sidekick:

http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/3659:JP/chart/

I wonder if NCSoft is returning their phone calls.

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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1008 on: December 20, 2012, 02:57:03 pm »
Just discovered that Nexon are one of the sponsors of English premiership football club Queen's Park Rangers. Not sure if there's anything we can do with this info.
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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1009 on: December 20, 2012, 04:48:21 pm »
Wow, you've got 172 different canned mad scientists laughs?  Mine ran out of oxygen somewhere around 12.  Beyond that, it was just whimpering and wheezing and an occasional hammering as he tried to get out. 

What's your secret? 
Should I be drilling air holes in the can?
...Or are you using multiple mad scientists in multiple cans?
...or multiple mad scientists in the same can, I guess.... they do say they're recyclable, after all.
... the cans, not the scientists....
... although....

It's more sinister than that. All of his math is done in base 8 for security. It's actually only 122.
I wouldn't use the word "replace," but there's no word for "take over for you and make everything better almost immediately," so we just say "replace."

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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1010 on: December 20, 2012, 04:59:11 pm »
It's more sinister than that. All of his math is done in base 8 for security. It's actually only 122.
Diabolical!

Nobody should have to do base-8 conversions in their heads!

... though we've got a Mad Science wetware patch for that....

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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1011 on: December 20, 2012, 05:04:49 pm »
DROP up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, DROP, down, down, down, SUDDEN RISE,up, down, up, down, up, down, up...

What is this, a drinking game or the morning aerobics workout?

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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1012 on: December 20, 2012, 05:22:50 pm »
What is this, a drinking game or the morning aerobics workout?
It's actually NCSoft's attempt to crack the Konami Code.

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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1013 on: December 20, 2012, 05:56:42 pm »
Pity they decided to stop concentrating on the western market where we have no such regulations, huh?

Heh, keen observation.

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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1014 on: December 20, 2012, 06:18:06 pm »
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Nobody should have to do base-8 conversions in their heads!
Programmers find base-16 far more useful. ;)
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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1015 on: December 20, 2012, 07:05:55 pm »
Programmers find base-16 far more useful. ;)
Oh, great, next you'll be handing out our secret decoder rings!  :roll:

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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1016 on: December 20, 2012, 07:09:42 pm »
Oh, great, next you'll be handing out our secret decoder rings!  :roll:

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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1017 on: December 20, 2012, 11:09:47 pm »
*presses button labeled "Canned Mad Scientist Laughter #0172"*

I sure hope Dr. Horrible's laugh is in there! Both in its practice and final-form phases ;)
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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1018 on: December 21, 2012, 01:00:18 am »
You all lead me on a search for mad scientist soundboards... and I am displeased to say that I did not find anything to my liking!!  >:(

Closest I found was this, but it's really not very good at all (not great selections, poor audio quality, too much delay from when you start a clip):
Professor Farnsworth Soundboard
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Re: NCSoft Stockwatch
« Reply #1019 on: December 21, 2012, 01:34:06 am »
You all lead me on a search for mad scientist soundboards... and I am displeased to say that I did not find anything to my liking!!  >:(

Closest I found was this, but it's really not very good at all (not great selections, poor audio quality, too much delay from when you start a clip):
Professor Farnsworth Soundboard
 :roll:

I'm highly disappointed that "Good news. everybody!" is not on there.
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