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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: National Day of Unplugging Mar 8, 2014, 01:48 Mr. Tact
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 17:06:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 16:48:
MajorD wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 11:05:
I think this is a great idea for awareness. I don't know how many times I've been out to dinner and seen people sitting across from each other engaged in very little to no conversation with their faces lit up by their phones. It's pretty sad.

Well, obviously they are texting EACH OTHER. That's just how the young generation communicates.

LOL! Yeah, really.

I'm surprised to see older people doing it too. Not the texting thing, but at dinner sitting across from each other staring at their phones. ....heck, maybe they're texting each other too, or their lovers. DOH!
Depends on how long you observe them... it is pretty common when I get together with my friends we will be talking about something and one of us goes to our phone to verify information. A quick glance and you might see several of us looking at our phones, but if you watched for a while you would see we are engaged in conversation.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal Launches
11. Re: Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal Launches Mar 6, 2014, 15:02 Mr. Tact
 
That is true. However, since I never played D2 on Battle Net, it wasn't a problem.  
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
95. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 6, 2014, 14:50 Mr. Tact
 
I guess I'll know this soon enough, but when you have two or more level 60 charaters, do you share a common experience bar? Since the Paragon levels are shared across the account...  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal Launches
9. Re: Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal Launches Mar 6, 2014, 14:11 Mr. Tact
 
dj LiTh wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 13:58:
You get i think about 12 redo passives by playing the game,
Yeah, for 12 skill points -- if that was 12 full resets, then everything would be cool.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2014, 14:09 Mr. Tact
 
Good luck to you. I considered building when I bought my house in 2005. However, I found a house I liked basically exactly where I wanted to be.. that was the nail in the coffin for building.  
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News Comments > MS Planning DirectX 12
39. Re: MS Planning DirectX 12 Mar 6, 2014, 11:59 Mr. Tact
 
I ran XP for a long time ignoring DX10, I imagine I can do the same on Win7 and DX12.  
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News Comments > MS Planning DirectX 12
8. Re: MS Planning DirectX 12 Mar 6, 2014, 09:13 Mr. Tact
 
That reminds me, I need to order some Win7 OEM licenses before they go away...  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal Launches
4. Re: Path of Exile: Sacrifice of the Vaal Launches Mar 6, 2014, 08:49 Mr. Tact
 
I played PoE, and will probably pick it up again at some point. It is a good game and I like the game design. It's cool how you can customize any character, or skill, in so many ways.

The problem is with the limits on resetting the passive skill tree, it makes it difficult to "just play it". Odds are if you just pick passives as you go along, you are going to end up with a "bad build". So, you need to find a build and follow it, which takes a lot of the fun out of playing with all the possibilities.

They really need to implement a better way for you to get more frequent passive tree resets. Something like they did in WoW would be good. First is free, after that the price fluctuates based on the amount of time since the last reset. This idea is complicated by the game's currency model, but I'm sure some smart dev. could figure it out.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
90. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 6, 2014, 08:36 Mr. Tact
 
Got the wizard to 60 last night. I have to say I was a bit worried the fun would slow down... but it hasn't. I finally found two items with those cool attributes some people have mentioned. One with a 29% chance for a 300% weapon damage bleed over 5 seconds, another with a 30% chance for causing a mob to become a "lightning rod".. don't remember exactly the damage amount.

That along with two increased "Blizzard" damage items, a slight modification of my skill selection, and I really started kicking butt. I no longer needed to pull out the big skills for the elite trios. Just Blizzard and electrocute -- no problems. Got to Paragon 4 before heading to bed.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 6, 2014, 08:19 Mr. Tact
 
Someday, a digital currency will take over the world and national currencies will fade. Will that currency be Bitcoin? I doubt it. Will it be a currency that owes some part of it's legacy to Bitcoin? That wouldn't surprise me much....  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 5, 2014, 23:00 Mr. Tact
 
How about blocking all gun sales FB? Are you a socializing site or Ebay?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2014, 16:06 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 14:16:
Why Revive 'Cosmos?' Neil DeGrasse Tyson Says Just About Everything We Know Has Changed.

Ya think? It's been 35 years since the original.
In his defense, it really has been an amazing 30-40 years for the fields of astrophysics, astronomy and the like. Basically everything got turned upside down more than once. Yes, amazing advances in many other fields (medicine, computers, etc.) have been made, but the others haven't gotten turned onto their heads as much or as often as what is covered in 'Cosmos'.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
20. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 13:18 Mr. Tact
 
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 12:30:
I'm DESPERATE to get out of the Web development industry.
Network engineering is where it's at -- no matter what device they use, it has to talk to the network...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 5, 2014, 08:56 Mr. Tact
 
Is Plus some kind of game subscription service?  
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News Comments > Goat Simulator This Summer
7. Re: Goat Simulator This Summer Mar 5, 2014, 08:24 Mr. Tact
 
Slightly amusing, but I don't think I'll be actually spending any of my money on it. I will be interested to hear how much they make on it.  
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News Comments > Eidos Montreal Layoffs
27. Re: Eidos Montreal Layoffs Mar 5, 2014, 08:15 Mr. Tact
 
The gaming industry isn't the only one which has regular layoffs. I work for a multi-billion dollar revenue, international publishing company and there are layoffs somewhere in the company most years. There are very few jobs these days which are as "safe" as jobs often were 30 or more years ago.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 08:08 Mr. Tact
 
Agrajag wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 06:34:
I could watch Penn and Teller demonstrate exactly how they perform the Cups and Balls trick over and over without ever getting bored...
Cool video. Magicians are pretty amazing -- imagine how many hours they had to practice doing that cup and ball trick before they could do it smoothly. And it only takes a few minutes to do the trick. Think of the amount of time required to prepare enough tricks to do a one hour show. Gotta love it and have dedication -- like so many things.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
14. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 07:59 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 23:30:
For example, what does ATM mean to you?
I'm probably one of the few that first think of "Asynchronous Transfer Mode", most would probably think "automated teller machine".
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
79. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 5, 2014, 07:54 Mr. Tact
 
I'll be interested to hear your results, InBlack. I basically avoided those frustrations by waiting to buy it until 2 weeks ago. I'm pretty happy with my decisions so far -- both the waiting and the purchase.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 4, 2014, 18:55 Mr. Tact
 
Count me among the 77% that didn't know SEO stood for was Search Engine Optimization...  
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