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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Aliens are Enormous Apr 6, 2015, 15:05 Mr. Tact
 
Always like the Idirans in Banks' Culture novels...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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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News Comments > StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Beta Begins
12. Re: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Beta Begins Apr 3, 2015, 17:24 Mr. Tact
 
I have accepted unnecessary on-line requirements elsewhere, like with D3, but for some reason I just couldn't swallow it on SC2.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2015, 08:35 Mr. Tact
 
*ugh* "Thanks."

Had never heard of "Bronies" -- a Google search and wish I still hadn't.
 
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News Comments > The Sims 4: Get to Work Released
7. Re: The Sims 4: Get to Work Released Mar 31, 2015, 18:35 Mr. Tact
 
The success of The Sims has never failed to amaze me -- never tempted me for a single instant.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2015, 17:07 Mr. Tact
 
Damn pups!  
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $77M
79. Re: Into the Black Mar 31, 2015, 07:52 Mr. Tact
 
Krovven wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 23:49:
It just baffles me that people keep throwing large amounts of money at this game.
$250 for a single ship in a game? I don't care how much disposable income you have...that's just dumb. If I'm correct people have spent far far more than just a few hundred bucks on ships too.
We've had someone here say they have given like $1,200 I believe -- can't remember who.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 30, 2015, 19:33 Mr. Tact
 
You know, HotS actually looks kind of fun but truthfully, I'm not up for the abuse I'm sure is common. Ah for the days when I had 5-6 IRL friends who I might have played this with, now they are all married with kids...  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Support; Patch Next Week
46. Re: Pillars of Eternity Support; Patch Next Week Mar 29, 2015, 09:21 Mr. Tact
 
It's weird, you'd think a bug like that would get noticed in testing. I wonder if it was introduced in a late patch...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2015, 09:20 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 29, 2015, 00:18:
Psychology is to psychiatry as astrology is to astronomy.
My understanding is that the difference between a psychologist and and psychiatrist is a medical degree. So, the psychiatrist can write prescriptions where the psychologist can't. But their method of diagnosing mental health is the same.

From WebMD: "Both kinds of professionals treat people with problems that vary widely by degree and type, from mild anxiety to schizophrenia. Both can practice psychotherapy, and both can do research."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2015, 22:56 Mr. Tact
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 22:11:
Easily treatable by voodoo?
Millions of people are able to live relatively normal lives because of psychiatric medicine.
Okay, I admit it -- I exaggerated my position. You are, of course, correct. Many people have been successfully treated by talk therapy and by medication. However, professional psychiatric opinions on even a specific case can vary widely, much more so than with other medical situations. And with an uncooperative patient, they are impossible.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2015, 21:55 Mr. Tact
 
As much as I hate the term, it is a "slippery slope" problem. People certainly threaten violence without any intention of ever carrying it out. And I don't have much confidence in psychiatry, it is one step above voodoo as far as I am concerned, about equal with economics.

Even if you made some specific exception in the law for commercial pilots -- it would just keep the pilots from ever seeking help. So, a problem that might be easily treatable goes untreated. I'm not sure there is a reasonable, valid solution.
 
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