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9000+ bucks already donated (ok, well, pledged) to keep jason scott out of work! i'm really not sure whether i think this is really cool of people, or absolutely ridiculous. but it sure is pouet-thread-worthy!
added on the 2009-10-27 15:21:55 by skrebbel skrebbel
imho it's cool if those projects are finished, but i'm already paying enough taxes to keep ppl out of work, so not sure if i'll make a donation yet ;)
added on the 2009-10-27 15:27:52 by havoc havoc
i can use some extra money, i'd like a new wooden floor in my home

(or alternatively as a freelance coder i can be hired to code democode)
added on the 2009-10-27 15:29:19 by superplek superplek
Ridiculous.
added on the 2009-10-27 15:31:38 by m0d m0d
oh the irony.
added on the 2009-10-27 15:33:37 by Gargaj Gargaj
http://artscene.textfiles.com/mirrors/modarchive/INTRO.txt

Thanks, Jason, well, not really. Could have hidden my mail address.
added on the 2009-10-27 15:35:15 by m0d m0d
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added on the 2009-10-27 15:35:43 by XMaali XMaali
lol
added on the 2009-10-27 15:36:06 by m0d m0d
Haha!

I want free money to do stuff that's historically important!

Oh wait, it's not actually, but I want free money!!
added on the 2009-10-27 15:39:06 by okkie okkie
avseq: help kvp de winter door dan maar?
added on the 2009-10-27 15:41:04 by superplek superplek
You know, the monetary system itself is ridiculous.
added on the 2009-10-27 15:42:59 by vibrator vibrator
at least some of us hold enough self-respect not to join in on that ridiculousness tho
added on the 2009-10-27 15:48:18 by XMaali XMaali
what a brilliant idea! i'm going to do something similar.

"
smash / fairlight is currently engaged in a kickstart fundraiser. he's unforuinately employed in a stable day job which consumes much of his time. if he can raise $25,000 in one month, he will use the money to take some unpaid leave and finish all the finals for demos he has promised over the last few years and not delivered.
by donating to this cause you'll be able to help ensure that such historically significant projects as the finals of track one and falling down get completed, rather than lost to the black hole that is a lazy shit of a coder who wants you to pay him to enjoy his hobby.
donate today!!1
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added on the 2009-10-27 15:52:49 by smash smash
yeah you are doing everything possible not to take part in any monetary system indeed- btw will you finish your studies before turning 30, maali? :P
added on the 2009-10-27 15:53:30 by havoc havoc
That's historically ridiculous...
added on the 2009-10-27 15:54:26 by keops keops
smash: sony finally fired you for demoholism? ;)

(just kidding)
added on the 2009-10-27 16:00:28 by superplek superplek
SPEED OMA:

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he's unforuinately employed in a stable day job which consumes much of his time.


Smash has a job which prevents him from finishing his historically important art pieces! :(
added on the 2009-10-27 16:05:50 by okkie okkie
You can't buy the demoscene, but apparently you can beg it to buy you.
added on the 2009-10-27 16:10:52 by gloom gloom
havoc: finished 3 months ago, keep up!
added on the 2009-10-27 16:11:15 by XMaali XMaali
you mean, my tax money is not sponsoring your income anymore? :)
added on the 2009-10-27 16:36:08 by havoc havoc
absolutely ridiculous
added on the 2009-10-27 16:42:52 by ithaqua ithaqua
I feel sick
added on the 2009-10-27 17:06:19 by m0d m0d
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added on the 2009-10-27 17:31:53 by XMaali XMaali
That poor kitty :(
added on the 2009-10-27 17:50:56 by okkie okkie
From his original announcement:
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My rough estimate is that $25k will keep me going for at least 3-4 months, and probably longer.


$25k for only 3-4 months? What kind of a lifestyle is this unemployed guy living? I live on less than that in a full year, including my annual month-long trip to Japan.

Also from his original announcement:
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Throughout all this, I had a day job - computer administration. It paid well...


Didn't he save any money from those years at a "well paid" job? Shit, I've got enough saved up to allow me to comfortably survive unemployed for several years, and I'm sure I don't earn as much as he did.

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