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Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Sep 2022
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Not even I can be useless at everything!

    I used to have some exposure to corporate actions at work, which I don't miss at all.

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    A split is just some housekeeping that doesn't change the market cap though, whereas a rights issue is them raising more capital.

    It's just a way to issue more shares that gives existing investors a chance to avoid dilution. In principle it only matters for control (if you want to own x% for voting purposes), if the issue changes the price of your existing shares, or if the exercise is at a substantial discount.

    In theory if the money raised is just added to the value of the company, it shouldn't change the price. Depends on everyone else's opinion of their plans for the money raised though.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just so you're aware, they've paused development on consoles of the latest update. I think they've been having trouble getting it to work acceptably on current gen hardware (or maybe they just don't have the manpower to optimize it on XBox & PS as well as PC).

    I think you'll be able to keep playing the current version on console, and should be able to copy your save to PC (for free, and keep the console one) some time in September if you have a PC and decide you want the upgrade.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Oh yeah, they're very different.

    I still find the inventory in NMS annoying, and the flight is arcade-like, but there's never any shortage of stuff to do and see.

    Elite is less arcadey and more like a flight sim (although less complex and with a bunch of gameplay concessions). It definitely requires more of an effort to get to grips with it.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I guess it's a bit limited as it's OTC.
    Interactive Brokers list it, but I've never used them.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    They improved the initial experience a lot - you can run through the new tutorial and simulations without having to delete your save and start from scratch.

    Depends why you bounced off it though, the controls & UI are unchanged, because they're deliberate choices. Some of the menus have been tarted up a bit, but that's partly so they can fit more stuff in there.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Might also need explicit support from your router, or some other device on the LAN which does stay on and can send the magic packet.

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    This brought me dangerously close to importing salted egg fish skin snacks from Singapore.

    If I find any that don't require shipping 10,000 kilometers, I'm having them.

  • in COVID-19
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    I got one delivered yesterday, and was feeling pretty pleased with myself, until I discovered the PCB was somehow damaged in transit.

    They'll be collecting it again on Monday in 40° heat, and I guess I'll be spending more time in the office until it's replaced.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    How are you being spammed if it's being sent to a different address? Do you mean it is sent to your address, but intended for the other? How do you know?

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