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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Into the Black Dec 24, 2013, 08:17 Mr. Tact
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 24, 2013, 03:08:
As a Native Californian, I would GLADLY trade winter and summer humidity AND tornado's for earthquakes. Earthquakes are over before you even know it started, where as when ya hear a tornado siren ya got maybe a min or 2 to get your shit and get to cover.

Trapped on a island?!? Are you nuts? 1)your now on a island 2)your property value just went through the roof!

To each their own.

I've lived in the Mid-west for 37 of the last 41 years. At least I know when the tornado is a danger to me, can't say that for earthquakes. And in all the time I've lived here, none of those tornadoes have come close to my property. And even if one had, I am confident the only way I'll be killed by a tornado, is if it comes in the middle of the night and the sirens don't wake me.

Those other four years I lived in the South, and frankly -- I didn't particularly care for it being warm in the winter. Winter is what makes Spring so great. That it can be 50 degrees and you feel like it is very warm.

Yes, trapped on the island. Have you lived on one? Even as a child ages 6-10, when I lived in Hawaii I "felt" the fact we couldn't drive away. We were stuck there. Granted, you aren't "really" stuck, but it's a convenience thing. Currently if I want to travel to another state, I can jump in my car and go. Not an option in Hawaii.
 
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16. Re: Into the Black Dec 23, 2013, 14:41 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Dec 23, 2013, 14:39:
I'm puzzled why anyone would choose live anywhere else rather than California or Hawaii.
Earthquakes, don't want to be trapped on an island.
 
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1. Re: etc. Dec 23, 2013, 11:04 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, so what is the story here? The a gap in the way insurance works, or that Blizzard is cheaping out on their employee's health care coverage?  
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 16, 2013, 11:36 Mr. Tact
 
Fly wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 23:46:
I just watched the video about Zina Nicole Lahr. Immediately fell in love with her. Never knew about her before and really wish I did. What a beautiful mind and woman.
Yeah, I never heard of her prior to this either. Definitely an interesting person, I'm sure it's a huge loss to the people in her life.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 16, 2013, 11:29 Mr. Tact
 
Verno wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 10:20:
Got totally destroyed on my football picks too, big WTF at the Saints.
I'm 9-6 going into MNF, and have moved up from second to first! Woo hoo! Drummer

My big pick -- the Bills over the Jags. Only 18% in our league had that right. Was ALMOST truly awesome, I changed my NE/Miami and Pitts/Cleveland picks Sunday morning. Decided I couldn't pick against Tom F*CKING Brady or for the Steelers. Once again I should have stuck with my gut feeling picks. Oh well.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2013, 22:34 Mr. Tact
 
Well, I meant fans and non-haters -- ie.. people in the sports press. People who dislike the Cowboys love Jerry Jones being the owner and GM.  
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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