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When a nerd wins a jackpot.

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Posted: August 12, 2008, 1:37 am - IP Logged

 I hate to admit it. I am a nerd. Not a big time nerd, but a nerd nontherless. (but I hate Star Trek) I like to collect a few action figures and stuff. And I also collect Japanese sci-fi model kits occasionally.

 Certainly I wouldn't collect all the action figures out there. Just a few. I just bought Iron Man action figures (Mark 3, Mark , and Iron Monger) and I am happy with them. I go for quality, not quantity. I am spending most of my income on my car payment so I don't have enough financial resource anyway. I am trying to find a part-time job at retail stores but they tell me I am overqualified. Yes, Target and Wal-Mart don't hire college seniors as cahiers... Sad. So I applied for a library page job. The pay is minimal, but I'd be happy to work in an airconditioned environment. And I love to organize stuff, except for my room. :D And I love Lego. I can't help it.

 I can guarantee that I will spend decent amount of money on my toy collection if I win a jackpot. Not to play with them, but to collect them for display and study their designs. (I am an art major)

 If I win a jackpot, the first thing I'd buy is a income property or two. (If I win something like 300million bucks, then I would be on a real estate shopping spree...) I really don't want to touch the principals. I'd put all the effort to maximize the cash flow. (I am not a fan of Mr. Kiyosaki, though) I won't buy a house until I save up enough money from my cash flow. I will probably rent a nice (but not fancy) 2-bedroom apartment in Pasadena or Marina Del Rey.

 Depending on the cash flow, I won't be spending more than 10000 bucks a month. And that includes the rent and utility. I like good food, but not the fancy ones. I'd probably get all my food from organic food store. I'd buy all my clothings from GAP or Banana Republic. Probably some nice suits for formal occasions, but no top-notch brand ones. Car? Maybe a 2010 Prius. Nothing fancier.

 If my jackpot winning is really 300 millions, then I can do my dream project. I can open my own video game studio. The cash flow will allow me to hire about 30~35 people as the staff.  That's a small to medium size gaming studio. I will save up the incomes from the cash flow for a year, then will find some good advice and help from existing publishing companies. Maybe Blizzard/Activision or Take 2 Interactive will give some help when I set up my video game studio.

 And I'd invest some money on mining business in Mongolia. 80% of the territory in Mongolia is unexplored and chances are the country has large amount of gold, tungsten, copper, uranium and stuff. If I am really lucky, I can get billions from putting my mining company on international stock market.

 Then I can open my own film and animation production company...

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    Yeah but publishers aren't going to be interested in your company if you don't have anything to offer them. To get their attention you'd have to be developing something that garners a lot of positive attention which in and of itself can be hard, if just for needing to get the right team together to work on it. I've actually thought of similar things myself, heh. I'm a bit of a nerd too. =\

    You can't predict random.

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      Posted: August 12, 2008, 10:46 am - IP Logged

      ambelamba

      "And I'd invest some money on mining business in Mongolia. 80% of theterritory in Mongolia is unexplored and chances are the country haslarge amount of gold, tungsten, copper, uranium and stuff. If I amreally lucky, I can get billions from putting my mining company oninternational stock market."

      It sounds like no jackpot of any size could ever satisfy you.

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: August 14, 2008, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

        ambelamba

        "And I'd invest some money on mining business in Mongolia. 80% of theterritory in Mongolia is unexplored and chances are the country haslarge amount of gold, tungsten, copper, uranium and stuff. If I amreally lucky, I can get billions from putting my mining company oninternational stock market."

        It sounds like no jackpot of any size could ever satisfy you.

        I Agree!>>>>>>>>>>>>CT:

        what'$ D name of company?

        LOL

        PSYKOMO


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          Posted: August 14, 2008, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

          Nerds aren't all that bad. If it wasn't for a nerd we wouldn't have Windows.

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            Posted: August 14, 2008, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

            I would buy tons of comics: all the X-men and all spinoff comics in existence and the Spider-Mans as well as all Supermans, Batmans and a few other DC comics series too. I'd start collecting anime movies and shows. Tons of electronics including a digital HD projector and I'd rig up a game room for a Wii, XBox360 and PS3 to have tournaments. I'd also collect old school systems like NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Gameboy, Gamegear and Atari and hundreds and hundreds of games.

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              I would buy tons of comics: all the X-men and all spinoff comics in existence and the Spider-Mans as well as all Supermans, Batmans and a few other DC comics series too. I'd start collecting anime movies and shows. Tons of electronics including a digital HD projector and I'd rig up a game room for a Wii, XBox360 and PS3 to have tournaments. I'd also collect old school systems like NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Gameboy, Gamegear and Atari and hundreds and hundreds of games.

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