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The Claw’s had enough of a break. Time to make things interesting again!
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By Towering Barbarian
Sun Feb 12th 2017 at 11:34 pm
Heh. Looks like Claw’s minions need to review rule #5 of Niven’s Laws For Writers. ^_^
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By Gianluca Burdon
Mon Feb 13th 2017 at 12:30 am
A supervillain with infinite wealth and no ambition to take over the world does get boring after a while
By Random Guy
Mon Feb 13th 2017 at 3:03 am
Well he just needs to steal back a whole lot of gold, all at once.
Mon Feb 13th 2017 at 3:14 am
Or open up economic trade with another group/society which has a need for large amounts of gold thereby restoring the value of gold.
That or invent a new piece of tech for commercial use, which requires large amounts of gold and use the gold that way.
By Towering Barbarian
Mon Feb 13th 2017 at 3:42 am
Alternatively, if he’s more patient then the average supervillain is likely to be then he might just wait until the current stock of gold is depleted…
“A small amount of gold is used in almost every sophisticated electronic device. This includes cell phones, calculators, personal digital assistants, global positioning system (GPS) units, and other small electronic devices. Most large electronic appliances such as television sets also contain gold.
One challenge with the use of gold in very small quantities in very small devices is loss of the metal from society. Nearly one billion cell phones are produced each year, and most of them contain about fifty cents worth of gold. Their average lifetime is under two years, and very few are currently recycled. Although the amount of gold is small in each device, their enormous numbers translate into a lot of unrecycled gold.”
On the plus side, if this article is correct then Claw has probably sparked a renaissance in electronics, medicine and aerospace technology by flooding the market with gold and making it as cheap as he did. The fact that he still has a full hanger of it yet is pretty nice too. ^_^
Mon Feb 13th 2017 at 12:54 pm
he really should have been rewarded for his services to mankind for devaluing gold to such a degree…
Now, do the same for platinum.
you could destroy a decent sized country after that and still come out as a net good for mankind
Mon Feb 13th 2017 at 3:39 am
The robots weren’t interesting? But I really wanted to know how they were so knowldegeable about ducks without use of the Internet! Don’t leave me with a cliffhanger!
By Gianluca Burdon
Mon Feb 13th 2017 at 12:17 pm
Obviously they were given basic knowledge of the world. It would be torture to have to deal with “What is that?” questions
Mon Feb 13th 2017 at 7:46 am
Ha! Nice Simpsons reference!
Mon Feb 13th 2017 at 1:25 pm
That joke just feels more relevant than ever nowadays.
Mon Feb 13th 2017 at 12:58 pm
still, even after such a great service to humanity, the act of flooding the market should still have left im with a shitton of money.
Mon Feb 13th 2017 at 8:27 pm
I was wondering when this would catch up to him….
By Sidekick Matt
Tue Feb 14th 2017 at 3:59 am
“Fix the machine so we can start stealing silver!”
Tue Feb 14th 2017 at 7:18 pm
“Well, we still have a hanger full of gold.”
It would seem that the intended storage place for a huge mass of gold would be a hangar (site to store and maintain aircraft) as opposed to a hanger (device or attachment used to hang things for storage). Not that it would be past a genius like the Claw to devise a hanging storage system for gold bars…
Thu Feb 16th 2017 at 3:26 pm
It’s not that hard. only thing you need is really sturdy hangers, and an extremely sturdy rack or rail to hang the hangers on. gold is really heavy, and that is the only problem with it.
Tue Feb 14th 2017 at 9:27 pm
“The Prez”, would that be Drumpf, or Lobo? Or is this the abovementioned Simposon reference?
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