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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
11. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 25, 2014, 15:44 Mr. Tact
 
Apparently they are of the philosophy of "Try, try, again..."  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 25, 2014, 10:32 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, is there any way this can not be a scam/cash-grab?  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Jun 25, 2014, 09:24 Mr. Tact
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 11:11:
Answer should be: "I'm the retard that never left the island", that is what everyone would be thinking.
I don't know that he should be commended for the acheievement but you have to admit he has an amazing ability to grind mind numbing activities.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $47M
30. Re: Star Citizen Passes $47M Jun 24, 2014, 15:17 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 14:24:
Yes, they're simulating each grain of soil, and each cell in the plant. In addition they'll be implementing a new lighting engine which will allow the starlight to stream translucently through the leaves. It will be beautiful, and worth every penny.
Don't give them any ideas...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
71. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2014, 15:16 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 14:37:
Could it have been a depressurizaton caused by a hijacking? Sure, I suppose (trying to work out how an an entire aircraft would get depressurized by a hijacker) but I'm going to go with Occam's razor, as accidental depressurizations are the most common explanation for what happened here.

I just think rampant speculation based on the pilot's fight sim hobby and lack of play dates on his calendar is just stupid and an attempt by the media to play up the "terrorist" angle where no evidence exists.
An Occam's razor approach doesn't resolve for the transponder getting turned off and for the multiple course changes.

And I already agreed their "speculation" of the pilot's possible involvement is not justified by the information they have released.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
67. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2014, 14:04 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 13:34:
I've yet to see someone flop in American Football.
It happens, when teams need to stop the clock near the end of a game. Although under 2 minutes causes a runoff now. But I distinctly remember a fantastic example were two players who were waiting for the huddle, simultaneously realized they needed to stop the clock and fell to the ground as if suddenly stuck.

Found it on youtube.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
27. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 24, 2014, 09:32 Mr. Tact
 
Am I missing something or is this moot for anyone not using a Comcast router? In all the time I've had a broadband connection, I've never used the providers router.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
63. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2014, 07:57 Mr. Tact
 
In all the coverage I watched and read I never saw anyone suggest that turning off the transponder could have been a troubleshooting step. Although it is true any electronic device can fail or short circuit (hence why the pilots have access to the breakers).

Yes, it is premature to put blame on anyone. But I think you make a similar mistake by suggesting it was just an accidental depressurization. The facts we do know just don't fit that.

A more likely scenario would be an attempted hijacking gone bad. From what I've seen about both the work habits of this particular crew, and a lower sense of danger/security on international flights (compared to US domestic) it's possible someone not on the crew got into the flight cabin.

Whether the crew was or wasn't involved in the cause -- the facts point to an attempt to either steal/crash/hijack the plane. Now, was the end result of all the activity a depressurization that eventually led to the auto-pilot being on and headed south after everyone was unconscious? Yes, that is possible.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2014, 19:26 Mr. Tact
 
Yes to 66% of existing words, Yes to 0% of nonwords.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2014, 19:12 Mr. Tact
 
The Payne Stewart flight strikes me as purely accidental, and as far as I know, no one has suggested otherwise. While there probably was a depressurization on the Malaysian flight, the direct cause will never be known. The loss of the transponder and multiple turns without any communication makes the second situation significantly different from the first.

I agree with the information released so far, we are nowhere close to being able to know who was responsible. It's likely we'll never know. But I think a very large majority would agree the Malaysian incident was not simply an accident as the Payne Stewart flight likely was.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2014, 09:51 Mr. Tact
 
Although I'm not a huge fan, I don't think soccer is any more sketchy than any other professional sport. Personally, I'd equate it to baseball, long periods of boredom with brief stretches of excitement.

For US fans, Portugal's second goal in the last 30 seconds of added time was painful to say the least. I don't think the US is up to beating Germany, so our best hope is a draw in both group matches which would get us in on goal differential (assuming I understand the scoring correctly).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2014, 21:29 Mr. Tact
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Jun 22, 2014, 19:20:
I recommend checking out Pain & Gain if you're a fan of mid-90s Tony Scott movies.
Tony Scott has directed some good films.

Spy Game, Enemy of the State, Crimson Tide, The Last Boy Scout. Pain & Gain though, judged by the trailer, looks to be another Bay loser.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2014, 18:56 Mr. Tact
 
Saw a commercial for the upcoming Transformers movie and it prompted me to check IMDB for all of Michael Bay's directorial filmography -- and I think the only thing on the list I have any interest in seeing is from 1990, Playboy: Kerri Kendall - September 1990 Video Centerfold.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Naked Sunbather Causes Traffic Chaos Jun 22, 2014, 17:26 Mr. Tact
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Jun 22, 2014, 15:08:
I've always thought that Europeans weren't as hung up on nudity as we are here in the west (NA)?
Well, if she had been at a beach maybe that European nonchalance would have shown itself...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2014, 09:47 Mr. Tact
 
Redmask wrote on Jun 22, 2014, 08:54:
People are unbelievably lazy.
Yes, yes I am. Although I don't buy Starbucks. I do hit the local Espresso Royale a couple of times a month for a iced mocha.
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Baits YouTube; Becomes Twitter Quitter
34. Re: Phil Fish Baits YouTube; Becomes Twitter Quitter Jun 20, 2014, 10:06 Mr. Tact
 
Wait -- I thought he quit twitter months ago? Isn't this story essentially a repeat? (Prior to the previous story I'm thinking of, whatever it was, -- I'd never heard of him)  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2014, 10:04 Mr. Tact
 
Has Chicago ever had one of the major shows? I don't recall that ever happening, but it wouldn't surprise me too badly.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 20, 2014, 07:45 Mr. Tact
 
Inevitable but still sad to see Computerworld go. You gotta wonder how long before the print format for magazines is completely gone. Books I can see staying around longer, but print magazines seem headed for oblivion.  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
28. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 19, 2014, 15:01 Mr. Tact
 
Axis wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 13:34:
If you don't already own Divinity: Original Sin, that's an absolute no-brainer purchase - jump on it.
Don't know jack about it, but watching their videos didn't impress me enough to spend $32 on it. Maybe at $20, probably at $10.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2014, 12:22 Mr. Tact
 
This same decision was made in the 1990s against the Redskins and was eventually overturned. It might be overturned again, this isn't over. Even if it isn't overturned, my feeling is that Snyder has the bit between the teeth and isn't going to let go anytime soon.  
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