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Postby catastrophile » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:08 am

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Postby Zombie Protestor » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:59 am

http://www.mezzacotta.net

Let the speculation begin...
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Postby PonderThis » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:29 am

Zombie Protestor wrote:http://www.mezzacotta.net

Let the speculation begin...
On receipt of non-refundable payment in full, we will transfer this domain to you and tell you the idea behind it.
The idea will be revealed only after payment. If there is no buyer, the idea will be made public at site launch time.
Sounds like some sort of internet scam to me. But the price is too high for an ordinary scam. Anyone thinking of spending a million pounds isn't going to just pay the money to a stranger based on "hey, it's a good idea really but I won't tell you what it is until you pay me". Then again, who knows? There are a LOT of gullible morons out there, as evidenced by the huge amount of spam we spoof all the time ...

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Postby Zombie Protestor » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:38 am

It's uncharacteristic of the person that made the site, who once did a fund raising effort encouraging people to donate to The Jane Goodall Institute.
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Postby PonderThis » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:28 pm

Zombie Protestor wrote:It's uncharacteristic of the person that made the site, who once did a fund raising effort encouraging people to donate to The Jane Goodall Institute.
I must admit I have a hard time reconciling that with what I see on the web site. Who the hell pays a million euros for "an idea" from a total stranger over the internet with absolutely no information whatsoever about that idea or the person who came up with it?

The only thing I can think of is maybe there's more going on behind the scenes that we don't know about. That this is really a pitch to a specific group of potential investors who happen to know the person who made the site. If that's the case, it could be legit.

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Postby Zombie Protestor » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:34 pm

If it helps, it's the same guy who makes Irregular Webcomic! and has a big hand in the Darths & Droids comic I posted about.

One meellion euros is ~1.5852 million U.S. dollars, btw.
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Postby katzenkoenig » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:34 pm

and since most european countries don't use dots as decimal separators, that makes dollars even cheaper! hooray!
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Postby James » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:39 pm

Perhaps there is no intention to actually sell it, and it's making or about to make some sort of point. Or perhaps it's the product of deluded self-confidence.
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Postby PonderThis » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:54 pm

James wrote:Perhaps there is no intention to actually sell it, and it's making or about to make some sort of point.
Good point. It may even be some sort of practical joke in the making. As ZP says, we'll just have to wait and see ...

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Postby Zombie Protestor » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:16 pm

mezza cotta seems to be Italian for 'half baked'.
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Postby MysticalDescent » Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:05 pm

Probably just another Eon8
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Postby catastrophile » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:48 am

It's certainly generating plenty of buzz for their new project.
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Postby James » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:07 pm

That's disappointing. It's clearly not going to have an interesting conclusion.
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Postby Nik » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:17 pm

Binkatron5000 wrote:I'm so sorry :(


You are not!
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Postby PonderThis » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:25 am

Binkatron5000 wrote:I'm so sorry :(
At least it's not the "internet is serious business" one.

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Postby James » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:11 pm

Binkatron5000 wrote:I'm so sorry :(

If you were really sorry you'd make an album.

Wait, the album was what we worry sorry for. EVER-DECREASING CIRCLES.
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Postby Null » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:09 pm

I'm not sure where to put this so I'm putting it here.

Stan Lee meets Jack Chick

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Postby Skimba » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:20 pm

Null wrote:I'm not sure where to put this so I'm putting it here.

Stan Lee meets Jack Chick

That's absolutely precious and hiiii-sterical!
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Postby ntw3001 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:39 pm

Cheese racing. I tried it a few times. It's not as exciting as it sounds.

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Postby catastrophile » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:17 pm

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Postby Null » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:36 pm

Wow, that's like Kronos after it has stomped through Silent Hill

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Postby catastrophile » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:30 pm

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Postby James » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:34 pm

Hahahaha. I liked the story in the comments about someone being charged $150 for overnight shipping on cables for a server that hadn't been shipped yet, too. Idiocy.
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