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A Million Dollars

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by arisen, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. arisen

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    No doubt everyone has heard about this:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4585026.stm

    Luck, or Genius?
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    It worked, didn't it? More power to him. :wink:
     
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  3. hbroomhall

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    I've been following this for some time. I'm lost in envy and admiration at his audacity. *And* I need new socks....

    Harry.
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    I hadn't heard, so thanks for posting it arisen.

    Coming up with a new idea that can earn you over a million bucks before you even go to Uni let alone have to work is Genius :p
     
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  5. arisen

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  7. noelg24

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    I read about this when the dude got his money!!! And if u ask me...i think its genius! cos no way would any of us have thought of that? and we're the technical ones? I will say the guy is making a brave move by appointing his mother as his assistant...thats asking for trouble...but someone please tell me why buy a Mini when u have all that money?!?!?
     
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  8. JonnyMX

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    'With $999,000 banked so far, Alex recalls his thought process at the time.'

    Now, I'm surprised that Trip hasn't picked up on this, but how does that make him a millionaire?

    :hhhmmm
     
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  9. hbroomhall

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    Because at that time he decided to auction the last 1000 pixels on ebay. They sold for silly money - so he got more than a million.

    Now of course the taxman will knock on the door....

    Harry.
     
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  10. JonnyMX

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    I tried the same idea, but it didn't work!

    ME: Hello, would you like to advertise on my site?
    NIKE: Sure, we have an agressive marketing policy for our shoes. What is your site called?
    ME: Makeamillion.com.
    NIKE: Cool, so we make $1million in sales from your site!
    ME: Uh, no, I make $1million from you.
    NIKE: Oh, so what do we get?
    ME: Ur, 6 pixels. I can do 2x3 or 3x2.
    NIKE: Rrrrrrrrrright. So what draws customers to your site?
    ME: Well, DNS attacks, spoofing, general nosiness.
    NIKE: OK, but our ad will reach consumers?
    ME: No, it will be lost in a sea of flickering vomit. You'll have no idea what you're looking at. I'm taking the piss really.
    ME: Hello? Hello? It's only $100 per pixel! Hello?

    Why does nothing work out for me?
     
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  11. noelg24

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    hmmm even I am still pondering that one...:rolleyes: :dry
     
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