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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2014, 22:14 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 23:31:
How ABOUT them Royals??
Gave up on baseball after the 1994 strike, but if they sweep the series they are going into the record books...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $58M
81. Re: Star Citizen Nears $58M Oct 17, 2014, 20:14 Mr. Tact
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 18:06:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 16:35:
Now it could become the most successful PC game in history.

This made me chuckle.
How would you quantify such a thing? Dollars earned? Certainly a reasonable measure, but not necessarily what I would use - despite 6+ years of playing WoW.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2014, 20:11 Mr. Tact
 
I was never much of a comics guy to begin with, but I have to say I'm surprised ANY paper comic still survives.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2014, 12:17 Mr. Tact
 
Happy New Year!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2014, 11:27 Mr. Tact
 
nin wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 18:12:
Between all that and turning 39 this year and 40 next, this whole "age" thing is hard to grasp. It's like mentally still feeling 19, but your body is screaming otherwise.
I've considered this issue many times over the years. Over the last 30+ years I've occasionally caught myself thinking/acting in such a way that made me pause and think, "Uh, I'm not in my 20s anymore, should I still be thinking/acting/living this way?" Inevitably I've decided, "Hey, I'm going to live my life like I want live my life." It works for me because I'm single and want to be single, knew at age 16 I'd never get married. But I'm sure there are others who would say they couldn't or I shouldn't. *shrug*

There is little doubt I have not fulfilled my potential. But I fine with it. Considering my lazy, apathetic attitude I've done pretty well.

Condolences to those who've lost their mother recently, I'm coming up on the first anniversary of my mother's death.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
52. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2014, 21:27 Mr. Tact
 
I won't complain about an update to the site format, as long as you wait another 18 years before doing it.  
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General Discussion > NFL Week Five
6. No subject Oct 6, 2014, 12:22 Mr. Tact
 
Hey, my first okay/good week - what a deal. 11-3 going into MNF. Probably too far behind to ever catch up on the overall...  
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General Discussion > NFL Week Four
9. No subject Sep 25, 2014, 22:09 Mr. Tact
 
Damn it! Forgot again to get my Thursday pick in. *sigh*  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2014, 10:18 Mr. Tact
 
nin wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 09:11:
Wow, that's a lot of stupid right there.
Just another day of driving in the USSR Russia.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $53M
49. Re: Star Citizen Passes $53M Sep 19, 2014, 10:00 Mr. Tact
 
SC has a long way to go before it reaches Duke Nukem status...  
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Sep 18, 2014, 09:12 Mr. Tact
 
LittleMe wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 23:11:
Is it legit? On my headphones I hear a lot of bass when the animals respond,
I was assuming that was from the guy carrying the mike/camera.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2014, 08:42 Mr. Tact
 
You are talking conjecture and fantasy. While I understand the utopian idea of everyone working together, no monetary system needed -- it is a dream that won't be seen for hundreds if not thousands of years, if ever. As far as I can tell, it's the nature of most people to want to compete -- and competition doesn't fit well into that world view.

Nice idea? Sure. Ever going to happen? Not soon, maybe never.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2014, 10:10 Mr. Tact
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 03:22:
We can still hope though. Also the technology exists today to make this possible. We dont need transporters and warpdrive. There are enough resources in our solar system to last 100 times the population that we have now for the next Billion years. The problem is not technological in nature. Its psychological and sociological i.e. we suck.
You are right and wrong. We do have plenty of social issues to resolve before we are a cohesive planetary population, But, the technology does not yet exist to effectively collect resources off the planet. If it did you can believe there would be corporations doing it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Bill Murray Sep 16, 2014, 18:24 Mr. Tact
 
Killer Kane wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 16:27:
Where The Buffalo Roam
Single worst film I have ever "seen", the only film I ever walked out of the theater on. To be fair there are worse films, I'm sure. Just none I have actually watched any of..

This comment was edited on Sep 16, 2014, 18:31.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2014, 12:57 Mr. Tact
 
You forgot Stripes. Lost in Translation was okay. But yeah, I wouldn't consider Bill Murray a "hall of fame" member of the actors guild.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2014, 11:15 Mr. Tact
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 09:45:
Why stop with the penny. At the risk of sounding very radical, why not get rid of money alltogether? Hard to believe that someone had the balls to come up with that concept and build a TV show around it, BACK IN THE 60s!!!?? Yeah kind of hard to accept that our parents and grandparents were more progressive and visionary than we are.
Are you advocating electronic money or are you under the delusion our society has reached Star Trek levels where money isn't needed? I'll be kind and assume you are interested in electronic money. It's coming, but it has a long way to go. Even as someone who has made his living on computers since 1989, I do not currently trust even the current on-line banking options.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2014, 09:24 Mr. Tact
 
The fact that we haven't gotten rid of the penny here in the US is simply insanely stupid. Probably should get rid of the nickel and paper $1 bills while we are at it. But it won't happen, it makes too much sense.  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
110. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 16, 2014, 08:50 Mr. Tact
 
I don't think anyone here underestimates Microsoft technical competence. The question is more ethereal than that..  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
97. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 21:06 Mr. Tact
 
Wow, this story made the national news broadcast.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 20:14 Mr. Tact
 
Hmmm, "Generation-X" is older than I thought. I knew the Baby Boomers were 1946-1964, but I was thinking there was a gap between that and Gen-X -- which I admit upon further consideration doesn't make much sense. Looks like different sources list different years, my consolidation:

1946-1964 Baby Boombers
1965-1984 Gen-X
1985-2005 Gen-Y or Millennials
1995-2015 Gen-Z

Based on that, I would guess there are a fair number of Gen-X'ers amoung the regulars here.
 
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