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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2015, 00:05 Mr. Tact
 
RoboNerd wrote on May 21, 2015, 10:24:
Thanks, and everybody do yourself a favor and see the movie. As far as I'm concerned this was the summer's best.
I find that difficult to believe -- I've yet to see anything that makes me think it's anything other than a bad remake.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2015, 10:40 Mr. Tact
 
Penny Arcade -- Yep, that's the way it is.  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2015, 11:58 Mr. Tact
 
1badmf wrote on May 14, 2015, 18:07:
Agent.X7 wrote on May 14, 2015, 11:31:
I ran track in high school, so I've known about the mystery holes on sneakers for quite some time. Thumbsup I recently passed the knowledge on to some people at the pizza shop who kept getting blisters. It's one of those things that you think everyone knows, but it's really a secret to everyone.

man i dunno... i feel like that video opened my eyes to A Whole New Woooooorld for some reason. i've been an athlete my whole life and pretty much every running shoe i've ever owned had those extra holes and i never knew why... until now. makes me wonder what else in life i've been ignorant about. if the comments to the video are any indication, i'm not the only one that feels this way.

Yeah, I feel the same way. I did three years of HS track and never learned this. Fortunately for me I've never had issues with heel blisters, so I wasn't missing out.

But I really agree with the "what else don't I know" sentiment. I mean in something like computers, sure -- there is always something else to know, you can't know it all. But in how to tie your shoes?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2015, 15:48 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2015, 15:12:
I know the Webb telescope is going up soon, but why is it taking so long? Hurry up already!
I think I'd rather they take their time and get it right -- it's not like they'll be able to send the shuttle up to fix it like they did with Hubble.
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2015, 11:04 Mr. Tact
 
I agree it seems likely he has a safety harness on. As you said, he probably had to lower himself on a line just to get there. Although, I have to say, it isn't obvious. You can't see any part of a harness. Granted, it a limited view, but if he was wearing a standard climbing harness over his clothes, we see enough that we should see it. So either he purposely hid the harness, it's not a standard harness, or -- very unlikely, he is not wearing one.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $80M; Accepting Subscription Contributions
34. Re: Star Citizen Passes $80M; Accepting Subscription Contributions Apr 29, 2015, 11:39 Mr. Tact
 
Okay am I the only person to initially misread that as "10 for the Asians" and think, huh?
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 20, 2015, 15:07 Mr. Tact
 
When you consider the two water supply tunnels for New York City are big enough to drive a truck through -- yeah, a 4 ft diameter water pipe for California isn't even close to enough.  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 20, 2015, 14:56 Mr. Tact
 
$120 million? What is that, like 3 tanks?

Wow, only $8.28 M per according to Wiki -- so 14 tanks.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2015, 17:26 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 17:09:
Getting laid off is awful.
Usually, yeah. But I've been hoping for a couple of years that my company would lay me off. Not worth quitting since I have 20 years of raises built up -- so, I sit back take it easy and keep waiting for them to finally pull the trigger... and give me my now 40 weeks of severance...
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2015, 19:07 Mr. Tact
 
I didn't think the formation of the Grand Canyon was as settled as that video seems to indicate. But I might just be remembering wrong.  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2015, 10:20 Mr. Tact
 
What are the "statistics" on police killed in the US vs police killed in the UK?

And remember what Twain said about statistics...
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2015, 21:11 Mr. Tact
 
Divorce was never an explicit reason for me to not get married, but it certainly is a nice side benefit.

Good luck in yours.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2015, 16:57 Mr. Tact
 
WaltC wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 15:14:
If there's a policy guaranteed to take the country backwards, you can be sure the Democrats are out front leading the way back--I often think they'd prefer we all went back to caves, lived by fire, and hunted mammoths and fish with stone spears...;)
I'm not entirely sure you are serious, or trolling or what. The partisan response would be to say,

"If there's a policy guaranteed to take the country backward, you can be sure the Republicans are out front leading they way back -- I often think they'd prefer we all went back to living in company towns with company stores, and lived 'by the leave' of our corporate overlords."

Of course the truth is neither of those. I am equally skeptical of both sides. I see plenty of abuse by both government and corporations and way too much where the two get together to cause REAL problems.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2015, 14:06 Mr. Tact
 
Wow, D3 patch is over 10GB...  
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News Comments > WoW Tokens Explained
10. Re: WoW Tokens Explained Apr 7, 2015, 12:11 Mr. Tact
 
I gotta ask: How has this effected the gold selling sites? What did $20 on a gold selling site get you prior to this?  
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9. Re: Aliens are Enormous Apr 6, 2015, 15:05 Mr. Tact
 
Always like the Idirans in Banks' Culture novels...  
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3. Re: Epic Stunt Kite Apr 5, 2015, 12:03 Mr. Tact
 
That is some masterful control. The seeming sudden stops are pretty amazing.

The math teacher April Fools video is pretty good.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 4, 2015, 15:34 Mr. Tact
 
What is the over/under on the date for when FF goes over version 100?  
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12. Re: F-35 pilots to wear $400,000 helmets that can see through the plane Apr 4, 2015, 15:29 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Apr 4, 2015, 14:50:
Also, to green motorcycle superhero who saved those teens from that old fucking gimp: Do NOT come forth and identify yourself, because I can guarantee you'll get a ticket from the cops and the old fucker will sue you for assault.
Yeah, have to agree with that -- much more likely to get a bad outcome than a good one.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Patches
1. Re: Saturday Patches Apr 4, 2015, 14:26 Mr. Tact
 
Just read that 6.1 introduced "Twitter integration" to WoW. Whatever people, crazy if you ask me.  
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