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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2015, 20:05 Mr. Tact
 
Pfft, 40 is easy -- wait until you hit 50...  
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News Comments > Pay for WoW Game Time with Game Gold
18. Re: Pay for WoW Game Time with Game Gold Mar 2, 2015, 18:42 Mr. Tact
 
Shok wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 16:39:
This is long overdue. I hope the gold sellers go out of business but I doubt it.
This is the only part that interests me, will it be enough to kill third party gold and by extension, the "gold farmers". It will be interesting to see what impact, if any, it has.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2015, 00:09 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 19:14:
Of course. I'm merely conveying that I believe the fame should be as result of quality, impact, education, invention or inspiration not just for the sake of spamming, influencing, shocking, or making controversial for the sake of becoming known and gaining advertising hits or making someone rich.
This has to be a purposeful troll, right? All the people who have said they were inspired or impacted by the character of Spock. And if Nimoy did anything shocking or controversial, other than write a book titled "I am not Spock", I don't know what it is.

This comment was edited on Mar 1, 2015, 00:36.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
59. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 19:19 Mr. Tact
 
Apparently it depends on the assumption being made by your brain. If it thinks/believes/assumes there is a lot of light on the dress, then you will see black and blue. If the brain thinks/believes/assumes there is not a lot of light on the dress, then you will see white and gold. Pretty interesting.

(I see white and gold)
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1081. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 27, 2015, 08:10 Mr. Tact
 
Vall Forran wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 19:13:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 18:41:
Which reminds me, back to the looking for pirates thing. It is quite annoying my sensors can't tell the difference between a single cargo canister and a convoy of six "clean" ships...
I guess you can upgrade your sensors. In fact, I'm gonna do that. The resource extraction zones are annoying. I see the blinking triangles, then get there and they are ejected low value cargo.
I think this only increases the range, not the accuracy or effectiveness.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1080. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 27, 2015, 08:02 Mr. Tact
 
Ahh, I am an idiot. Had totally ignored/missed the fact that there were different icons for the stations. Still, when you select the station, part of the information on the location should be the available pad sizes. Thanks.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1077. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 19:06 Mr. Tact
 
How do I check the target station? I mean, I know how to find it in the System/Galaxy map, how do I tell what type of station it is?  
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
2. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 26, 2015, 18:53 Mr. Tact
 
Most utilities are reasonably regulated -- power, water, telecom. Is it perfect? Of course not, but when you are dealing services that are monopolies, or duopolies it comes down to which devil do you trust the most? Or if you prefer, the lesser of the evils. The ISPs had their chance, their actions have brought this on themselves.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1075. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 18:41 Mr. Tact
 
You know, I had heard about this but it just happened to me for the first time. Took a mission to deliver some goods (42 tons), only to discover I've been sent to a location that can't dock large ships. Come on FD, figure this out. What a screw.

Which reminds me, back to the looking for pirates thing. It is quite annoying my sensors can't tell the difference between a single cargo canister and a convoy of six "clean" ships...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 18:04 Mr. Tact
 
While I think it reasonable to be cautious of government regulation on the Internet, I also think it was clear we were reaching a turning point that threatened to go wrong.

Why were ISPs choking Netflix traffic? Netflix paid for a specified service, Netflix customers paid for a specified service, then the ISP decides to choke it down? What the hell? Don't agree that happened? Then how come the problems went away when Netflix came to an agreement with the ISPs to pay more?

Yeah, the government might screw this up. But it is the fault of the ISPs it is happening. If they weren't greedy bastards, it would have continued along as it had...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 17:40 Mr. Tact
 
It is probably more appropriate to compare it to

The telecom industry
The power industry
The water industry

the other public utilities.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 16:36 Mr. Tact
 
I don't know their entire position, but it starts with two things:

1) Letting the government gets its hands on anything, is always a bad idea. Government gets in the way of innovation and stifles competition.

2) The Internet has been fantastic all these years without government regulation, why make a change now?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 16:27 Mr. Tact
 
If you are expecting me to explain the insanity of "conservative politics" you are barking up the wrong tree.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 16:18 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 16:03:
Why is there so much Anti-Net Neutrality news floating around today? I thought net-neutrality was basically to stop 'extortion' and 'bribery' of the Internet -- to prevent tolls, fees, favoritism, etc? What am I missing?
Haven't you been listening to Rush? Net Neutrality is just a play by the Ds to get control of the internet. You'll never be allowed to say a word against them once they have control.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1072. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 15:47 Mr. Tact
 
Thanks Spectral, I knew about the trading site, but Vall seemed to indicate he found his own and I was just wondering how he goes about doing that...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 15:38 Mr. Tact
 
The process has only barely started, I believe Verizon has already said they'll take legal action to oppose this.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1070. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 15:37 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, two things:

1) Really wanted your guys spin on this:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 20:54:
Okay, this is one of the things I really dislike about this game. Picked up a "Kill 4 pirates" mission. Went to the system, spent over 2 hours cruising around with 1,000 ls of the primary star -- no pirates.
2) Vall, how do you find your large quantity trade deals? Do you do screen captures at two hubs and compare the various prices or what?
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1067. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 07:59 Mr. Tact
 
Vall, link your current T-9 and Clipper setups please. (mainly interested in the Clipper, but while you are at it... :D)  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1062. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 21:55 Mr. Tact
 
*ugh* Well, my Grade D shields were probably partly to blame but I was almost killed by a NPC Python -- over 600k in repairs. Seems like turreted weapons might be a necessity.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1061. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 21:23 Mr. Tact
 
Vall Forran wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 18:12:
And doesn't the t6 count as a 'small' ship? Makes sense it would be more maneuverable.
Type-6 is a medium ship, Clipper is large.
 
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