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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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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..

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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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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 15:25 Mr. Tact
 
Millennial? Gen-X? I don't know about a majority of the regulars here, but for me, I'd love to be that young again -- try Baby Boomer.  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
59. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 13:44 Mr. Tact
 
The problem there nin is there aren't a lot of others who might be interested which would be willing/able to pay $2b.  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
53. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 13:33 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 13:23:
They probably have a no compete for a "block based building game" or something, but it sounds like they're not even interested in doing that.
Not that you were saying otherwise, but why would they? Kind of, "been there, done that" territory...
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
38. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 12:14 Mr. Tact
 
Assuming the Forbes article was accurate, Notch will get about $1.775 billion, pre-tax.  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
29. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 11:38 Mr. Tact
 
netnerd85 wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 10:47:
Nothing positive for modders, map makers or youtubers.
This is something I'll be interested in watching what happens. Does MS allow people to do Let's Plays of their games on youtube?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2014, 11:28 Mr. Tact
 
Alamar wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 09:51:
What deal?
Interesting. You know, I don't really blame Notch. I'm sure being wealthy must be nice, but I have no interest in being famous. And depending on your personality, being famous could be a VERY heavy load to handle.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2014, 09:25 Mr. Tact
 
Efflixi wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 09:14:
Even in ESPN total standings I'm ranked 2290ish out of over a million signups. I just don't get it...
"Any given Sunday." -- It's part of the appeal of the NFL.
 
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