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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 16, 2013, 18:54 Mr. Tact
 
"The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic."

-- Joseph Stalin
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 16, 2013, 14:40 Mr. Tact
 
Interstellar travel would/will simply reduce the odds of complete extinction of the species. By our own hand or by a planet wide event like a major asteroid strike.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 16, 2013, 13:31 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 16, 2013, 10:28:
What a fucked up world this is.
Has been for centuries, will continue to be for more centuries to come..
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 15, 2013, 13:01 Mr. Tact
 
Don't forget the soft filtering of females...  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2013, 11:04 Mr. Tact
 
Ha! The Bitcoin story is somewhat amusing. I've yet to use them myself but I've been keeping my eye out for news about them. It will be interesting to see how it plays out in the long haul...  
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News Comments > EA Ending Three Social Games
12. Re: EA Ending Three Social Games Apr 15, 2013, 10:31 Mr. Tact
 
The fact that anyone makes a living off posting youtube videos still stupefies me..  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 15, 2013, 09:48 Mr. Tact
 
MisterBenn wrote on Apr 13, 2013, 17:59:
Any Path of Exile players here?
I am playing, but I'm not in hardcore. I tried starting there based on a suggestion by someone here but apparently either I suck at this game or I'm doing something terribly wrong. I built a Ranger to level 30 and thought I had figured things out. Started another Ranger which I got to 30 with more health, mana, and roughly the same DPS -- and I died to the final act 2 boss four times while killing him. *shrug*
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 12, 2013, 15:12 Mr. Tact
 
Everything was down in 2009. In March of 2009 you could have bought CBS stock for under $3.50, today it is trading over $46. I doubt that's the most extreme example, just one I happen to have noticed.

Edit: It looks like Ford got down to about $1.43...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 12, 2013, 11:02 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 10:59:
Easiest way to tell Microsoft to get fucked? Don't buy their fucking #orthbox.
I didn't buy their Xbox, it hasn't seemed to have stopped them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 12, 2013, 10:25 Mr. Tact
 
I'm torn on the idea of getting TV a la carte -- on the one hand it would mean I could order what I want and avoid all the stuff I don't. On the other hand, there are probably a lot more people watching HSN than the stuff I like/watch. So they are actually supporting my viewing habits.

I like the idea, but I fear the possible consequences to the TV I enjoy.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 12, 2013, 09:59 Mr. Tact
 
It's an ADHD world and we are stuck living in it...  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 12, 2013, 09:58 Mr. Tact
 
Microsoft has been fucking up for over a decade. They are still there...  
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News Comments > EA Layoffs
18. Re: EA Layoffs Apr 12, 2013, 09:57 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 09:27:
At one point one the HR people is beating around the bush for at least 5 minutes literally trying to couch this before someone said, 'Just fucking spit it out already, we're canned right?' And she still proceeded to lay the HR BS on us at which point most of us just got up and walked out.

You'll enjoy this... one of the guys who got laid off here had his ADP email notice turned on. The result of this (at least at my company) is every Wednesday before a Friday payday, you get an email notifying you the "pay stub" is available. So, on Wednesday he gets the notice, and logs into ADP to look at it and sees the severance payment. But he doesn't know what it is because the office hasn't been notified yet. Asks his boss about it -- the boss is clueless also. They call the next boss up (a VP) who tells them in a business friendly way, "Oh yeah, you are both laid off." This VP was scheduled to fly to the city to give the news in person, but since the cat is out of the bag, he cancels the trip. Dozey
 
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News Comments > EA Layoffs
10. Re: EA Layoffs Apr 12, 2013, 07:59 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 03:26:
Firing people to ensure the best games for players eh? Yeah. Sure.
Substitute "products" for "games", "customers" for "gamers" and you get something very close to what one of my company's VPs said Wednesday when about 50 people got laid off here. Thankfully, I dodged the bullet, again (been dodging them for about 10 years now..). It's just standard HR rhetoric, it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the actual reasons for the reductions.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
13. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 11, 2013, 14:05 Mr. Tact
 
DVR innovation... it's a Betamax story. The best one made, ReplayTV, got ground up by inferior products.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 11, 2013, 13:52 Mr. Tact
 
Hey, I'm doing my part. I buy a new PC every 2-3 years. Grin  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
24. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 11, 2013, 13:50 Mr. Tact
 
I guess he was right, the Internet is awesome! =p  
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Apr 11, 2013, 13:30 Mr. Tact
 
Currently no further update on eurogamer.net or develop-online.net.

*shrug*
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2013, 12:23 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 11, 2013, 11:43:
is if I'm Chicagoing the steak.
1. I'll bite, what is Chicagoing?

2. Where are you located again Cutter?
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Apr 10, 2013, 15:24 Mr. Tact
 
Hmmmm, her Indiegogo funding page seems to have disappeared. Wonder what is going on...

Well something is up update.

"Update: Indiegogo has taken Chloe Sagal's crowdfunding campaign down for a second time just after it reached the $35,000 mark, and all contributions are being refunded.

A spokesperson told Develop: "Indiegogo has a proprietary and effective fraud algorithm and when suspicious activity is detected the campaign is immediately suspended and all contributors are refunded."

We have requested further clarification on why it has been suspended for a second time"
 
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