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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Sniper Elite V2 Free Today
22. Re: Sniper Elite V2 Free Today Jun 5, 2014, 08:41 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, I saw it in my games list after clicking on the install button. But as a precaution to them being PITA or stupid, I went ahead and downloaded it. It wasn't that big...  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Released
93. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Released Jun 4, 2014, 19:59 Mr. Tact
 
Tumbler wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 16:23:
I spent 20k on a credit card for my wedding
20k on a wedding or 15k on a game -- I think that's an easy choice, get Chris Roberts' on the phone!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Released
75. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Released Jun 4, 2014, 15:35 Mr. Tact
 
I'll be buying that right after I buy my ticket for the World Series of Poker Main Event -- which I'll purchase right after I win the lottery.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Released
67. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Released Jun 4, 2014, 14:54 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 14:49:
Aw, Tumbler, you really could have had some fun there.
I'd love to know how many of those they have sold.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2014, 14:25 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 14:02:
Maureen Dowd is an idiot. Play with weapons grade pot and you'll get burned. What she did was the equivalent of downing a pint of grain alcohol on an empty stomach, getting smashed and throwing up, and then proclaiming alcohol is evil and should be banned.
I agree she was stupid. Without any experience she clearly should have been asking for guidance and then getting a second opinion on that. However, could someone explain the thought process behind putting 16 average doses of marijuana in a single candy bar?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2014, 13:23 Mr. Tact
 
Hmm, maybe that explains why I'm ambivalent towards so many things...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2014, 13:20 Mr. Tact
 
I'm not saying you're wrong Creston, but it seems there's a far amount of stuff done in Europe, that doesn't scale well for the US. I can't say if ZOA asphalt is or isn't an example of that.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2014, 10:27 Mr. Tact
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 10:23:
Also 135$ for a poster of a fake (albeit cool) painting. I dunno, thats kind of expensive isnt it???
Yeah, seems a tad expensive, it is 7' by 4', though..
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: George RR Martin's editor hints at eighth book Jun 4, 2014, 09:22 Mr. Tact
 
*ugh* Increasing the odds I'll never read them because I refuse to do so until he finishes -- and it is looking more and more likely he won't finish before dying.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Jun 3, 2014, 12:55 Mr. Tact
 
The "Trek Shake" makes an amusing appearance in this addition of Table Top Games on youtube.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Why Solar Roadways Won't Work Jun 3, 2014, 12:28 Mr. Tact
 
I suspected as much when I originally saw the solar freakin' roadways video, however I didn't take time to think about it. At a simplistic level it seems like a great idea, but in reality it makes no sense whatsoever. Too bad, I could go for not having to shovel snow off my driveway any longer...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2014, 10:19 Mr. Tact
 
Excellent Jivaro!  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed
117. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed Jun 3, 2014, 09:39 Mr. Tact
 
Dude, where's the voice over? I want your commentary in your dogfight videos.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2014, 09:07 Mr. Tact
 
Apologies for yielding to what might seem to some as sensationalist press but this one shocked me. Two 12 yrs. stab a friend over 19 times. Police claim they planned it for months and had a sleep over with the victim the night before the attack.

Crazy and sad.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2014, 14:02 Mr. Tact
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 13:15:
The ridiculous part is that we scrapped the F-14 because it was mega expensive and had insane maintenance costs and manhours, and yet here we are again less than 10 years later with a fighter than costs even more per plane sucking up all our defense budget. (Well, not really since budgets don't mean shit, we just overrun them willy-nilly)
Funny how it works out that way, eh? I was a little surprised the F-35 is a single engine plane. I thought that was one of the big pros to the F-14, F-15, and F-18s -- twin engines. I wonder if the single engine helps with the stealth and that's considered more important now.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2014, 11:15 Mr. Tact
 
Hey, if they could force the V-22 Osprey through they can do just about anything. The F-35 program seems obscenely expensive, but I haven't yet seen the kind of reporting on it that I remember seeing about the V-22.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2014, 09:42 Mr. Tact
 
The 60 Minutes story on the F-35 last night was a repeat story (as all their stories will be until the summer is over). $124-156 million a piece depending on the model, and they want to buy 2400 of them. The current $165 billion overage, will be a drop in the bucket by the time it's all over. Currently the projected expenditure over the life of the program is in excess of $1 trillion. I figure you could safely bet on at least double that by the end.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 1, 2014, 11:02 Mr. Tact
 
Just following their nature, Cutter.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 1, 2014, 00:05 Mr. Tact
 
Calling the relationship I have with my northern neighbor "contentious" might be a bit strong, but it could use some work. There is a 10' hedge which runs the entire length between our properties. They have their back yard fenced in, with the fence being on their side of the hedge. Although I have never had the land surveyed I assumed the property line was very close to if not centered on this hedge.

One day last summer, I came home and noticed part of the hedge had clearly been trimmed not only on the top, but on my side. In a conversation which wasn't angry, but clearly not friendly either, I suggested he and his contractors should not be on my property without my permission. He claimed the hedge was on his side of the property line. No more trimming was done. The next time I talked to him was when he showed up at my front door on Oct 31st with white hair gel inviting me over for a drink at his Halloween party. Didn't quite know what to make of that, I politely said thank you, but no. We haven't spoken since then.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2014, 20:29 Mr. Tact
 
Rossini wrote on May 30, 2014, 12:52:
The Clipper price actually makes sense given...
- The Dodgers just sold for a couple of billion.
- There were a couple of other 1.5+ billion dollar offers on the table.
- The ridiculously lucrative cable T.V. deals the Dodgers and Lakers recently concluded.
- The team is 'hot' with players Chris Paul (thanks to David Stern) and Blake Griffin coming into their primes vs. aging and injury prone Kobe and Steve Nash.

With a good T.V. deal, Ballmer has a good shot recouping his investment.
The Dodgers deal included a prime piece of real estate and revenue guarantees the Clippers don't have. Predictions of the Clippers rise have been numerous, and to date all wrong. I'll agree they have some talent, but for whatever reason, it's never been enough before.

However, you're right that if they do get a big broadcast deal, that will be a big move in getting Ballmer some of his investment back. And it's not like it's a big deal to Ballmer. The $2 billion, if reports of his net worth are correct, are on a percentage basis less than what I spent on my home purchase.
 
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