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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2013, 20:05 Mr. Tact
 
WarPig wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 19:13:
Jerry Jones needs to fire his GM.
Both fans and non-fans of the Cowboys have been saying that for years now.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 10, 2013, 21:08 Mr. Tact
 
We'll have to agree to disagree on that. I liked the 3rd and 4th books as much as the first two.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 10, 2013, 12:53 Mr. Tact
 
Exec PC BBS!  
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 10, 2013, 12:01 Mr. Tact
 
Dan Simmons did a fine job on the ending of the Hyperion series. The Commonwealth Saga by Hamilton is good, I read that on either Creston's or someone else here's recommendation. Personally, I highly recommend Iain M. Bank's culture novels.  
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News Comments > Unannounced Blizzard Game Revealed
7. Re: Unannounced Blizzard Game Revealed Dec 10, 2013, 10:20 Mr. Tact
 
I am fully underwhelmed.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 10, 2013, 09:53 Mr. Tact
 
My mother actually received from Grace Hopper one of her famous nanoseconds.

My mother definitely influenced my career choice getting an associates degree in computer programming in 1970 (or there abouts) and then working from the 1970s through the early 1990s as a computer programmer. I never thought about it much at the time, but in retrospect an interesting and unusual career choice for a woman born in 1939.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2013, 10:13 Mr. Tact
 
I know the words and understand them. That doesn't change the fact that the robotic way classrooms full of children recite it at least partially override my intellectual understanding of the pledge. It doesn't "feel" right, despite my knowledge.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2013, 10:08 Mr. Tact
 
Despite the plethora of crazy endings to football games yesterday, I have managed to be 14-1 going into MNF. I picked two significant upsets one of which worked, the other which didn't: Miami over Pittsburgh, Atlanta over Green Bay. Then a minor upset in picking San Fran over Seattle. This gained me 1 game in the standings. MNF it looking like a toss-up for the most part -- I guess I'll have to consider the game again and make sure I'm not overlooking anything.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $34 Million
22. Re: Star Citizen Hits $35 Million Dec 8, 2013, 20:28 Mr. Tact
 
Do we know how many of those were sold? Inquiring minds....  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 8, 2013, 18:19 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Dec 8, 2013, 16:02:
That Lions-Eagles game may have been the best game all year. What an awesome game.
The end of the Ravens/Viking ending was just as awesome.

Ah, you edited to say that...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 8, 2013, 11:05 Mr. Tact
 
mag wrote on Dec 8, 2013, 10:27:
The Pledge always made my skin crawl as a kid. That felt like something some totalitarian dystopia would do to brainwash its kids.
Yeah, even as a USAF veteran I have to say I never cared for the pledge for reasons approximating this. Love the heart felt national anthem though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2013, 21:53 Mr. Tact
 
It is part of the natural process. You can bet in 2073, when 9/11 is 72 years in the past -- the date will pass without a lot of hub-bub. It will be mentioned, as the Pearl Harbor attack has been, but most people will take little or no notice of it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2013, 13:06 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 11:58:
And yeah, I finally went 11-3 this week too so we'll see what's what.
I assume that's an 11-5 since there were 16 games. I'm still hanging two games out of 1st. But yeah, in the later weeks it's tougher to make picks that move you up the rankings.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2013, 12:05 Mr. Tact
 
I'd assumed you were commenting on how disappointing it is that it's national news when a "famous" person dies in a car accident but not when two women and a child do. If that isn't it, please enlighten me.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2013, 21:44 Mr. Tact
 
Uh.. there are thousands of car accident deaths every year, do you expect them all to make the national news cycle?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 4, 2013, 16:19 Mr. Tact
 
Having a bad day, Cutter? *sheesh*  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Off topic Dec 4, 2013, 15:01 Mr. Tact
 
Not gaming related, but so cool I need to mention it -- A Kickstarter Project: Circuit Scribe  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2013, 11:12 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, the North East US is a throwback in heating, radiators and heating oil. Oh boy!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2013, 10:19 Mr. Tact
 
personman_145 wrote on Nov 29, 2013, 22:32:
I just mow the leaves. Far less a pain in the ass, and it helps preserve the nutrients in the soil.
As discussed in a previous topic, this isn't an option if you have very high leaf volume. But yeah, in some circumstances that works.
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Metaverse
13. Re: Black Friday Metaverse Nov 29, 2013, 21:11 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 29, 2013, 17:18:
Personally, I've decided to hell with all that and am getting back into business for myself. And hopefully I can turn it into enough of a going concern that in the next 5 or 10 years someone will buy the business out for a big schwack of dough and I'll disappear off to the Bahamas on my boat and drink rum the rest of my days. A far better way to go then depending on the market, or pensions that'll probably dry up, etc.
On the level, good luck to you. Plenty of people have done it, but it isn't easy. I don't have the personal initiative to do that, even if I might have the ability. I'm doing better than a lot of people, but not as well as I would like. And the layoff sword has been hanging over my head for about 8 years now. If job my and the market can hold on for another five years, I might be okay in the long run.
 
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