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September 24, 2003
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Re: Windows-Through-The-Ages
Jun 22, 2021, 12:51
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Re: Windows-Through-The-Ages Jun 22, 2021, 12:51
Jun 22, 2021, 12:51
 Kxmode
 
It might be more appropriate to say it is more like this today. Any person with a modicum of technical know-how can disable virtually all tracking features, and for the remaining, there are plenty of sites who show you how to disable those.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 22, 2021, 12:45
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2021, 12:45
Jun 22, 2021, 12:45
 Kxmode
 
Any chance we'll see a Quake-flavored Blues News logo? The kids'll love it!™
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Jun 22, 2021, 00:08
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 22, 2021, 00:08
Jun 22, 2021, 00:08
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Does my water have a carbon bitcoin?
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Jun 21, 2021, 10:28
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jun 21, 2021, 10:28
Jun 21, 2021, 10:28
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Cutter wrote on Jun 20, 2021, 15:08:
In the larger sense does anything really matter?

What is normal?
What is home?
What're cows?
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 20, 2021, 01:01
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2021, 01:01
Jun 20, 2021, 01:01
 Kxmode
 
It looks like Delta (B.1.617.1) has mutated into a more lethal version called AY.1 or Delta Plus (B.1.617.2). They see this variant as capable of resisting even the Monoclonal Antibodies Cocktail Therapy, currently prescribed as a cure.

In California, it is business as usual, with restrictions now lifted. Despite health official's calls to practice the standard precautions, what I've seen at grocery stores and restaurants is that they are operating as they did before the pandemic. Less than 5% in these places wear a mask and are socially distant.

Delta will wreck people's lives with fierceness once it becomes the dominant strain. And it will, according to many, it's inevitable. So a surge is coming. Delta Plus will be potentially worse and may force booster shot protections or the possibility of a fully updated vaccine.

I don't believe the world will ever reach proper herd immunity. The rate of infection is happening faster than the rate of vaccination.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 19, 2021, 23:29
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2021, 23:29
Jun 19, 2021, 23:29
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 21:27:
RIP Champ

Ruhe ist Frieden, guter Junge.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: PC Madden NFL 22 Not Getting Newer Console Features
Jun 19, 2021, 15:57
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Re: PC Madden NFL 22 Not Getting Newer Console Features Jun 19, 2021, 15:57
Jun 19, 2021, 15:57
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"Given the prices we charge to students and schools, what sort of improvements have been made in Flynn... I mean, um, ENCOM OS-12?"
"This year we put a '12' on the box."
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Madden NFL 22 Announced
Jun 18, 2021, 22:54
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Re: Madden NFL 22 Announced Jun 18, 2021, 22:54
Jun 18, 2021, 22:54
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They should remove the "den" from Madden. Might be a more apropos title.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 18, 2021, 17:00
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2021, 17:00
Jun 18, 2021, 17:00
 Kxmode
 
Picard season 2 trailer
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 18, 2021, 14:04
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2021, 14:04
Jun 18, 2021, 14:04
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Stephen sorry about your loss but glad it gave its life to save yours. A true hero.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 18, 2021, 12:25
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2021, 12:25
Jun 18, 2021, 12:25
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Greentiger wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 07:08:
There is a real simple solution to theft like that for most stores.

Back in the day, like in the settlers day, stores basically had customers wait at the storefront, you handed them a list of what sundries you wanted and they got them for you. You paid your bill and got your *** out of the store. The only reason they went to the current model is so you'd impulse buy more crap. I've actually advocated returning to that model of storefront for decades now. Especially with internet and internet kiosks you could peruse at your leisure and get whatever specific item you wanted.

That's a solution, but it is not the solution. The fundamental issue is that most people are immoral. Until addressed, everything else is just a bandage, masking the underlining problem.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Police Simulator: Patrol Officers Early Access
Jun 17, 2021, 23:54
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Re: Police Simulator: Patrol Officers Early Access Jun 17, 2021, 23:54
Jun 17, 2021, 23:54
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MeanJim wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 23:04:
I can't wait for the stop and frisk DLC.

They should come out with a Police Academy DLC. You'll meet a cast of wacky characters, including a guy who makes strange noises with his mouth.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Get Absolute Drift for Free
Jun 17, 2021, 21:44
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Re: Get Absolute Drift for Free Jun 17, 2021, 21:44
Jun 17, 2021, 21:44
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WaltSee wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 20:13:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 17:24:
Jivaro wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 14:52:
I feel like there are an unusual amount of free games being thrown around this year, and with more variety in the titles. Like from the industry in general. I wonder if that is true or if it's just a perception based on who I specifically shop at.

I don't think you're wrong, it definitely feels like there are more giveaways on Steam and GoG recently, not counting the GoG-Steam link thing they were doing for awhile. EGS Giveaway influence? I don't know. I'd love to see some concrete numbers, but probably nobody has kept track across all digital platforms.

I agree with you guys...it's not just that the free games seem more frequent, but that they also seem somewhat better than what passes as "free" usually. At least somewhat better...;) I think Epic definitely is creating a few waves here and there. Nothing revolutionary is happening, but I am impressed with Control, especially, as free fare. When competition heats up some nice things can happen, imo.

But....it's the start of the summer, those lazy, hazy days, ya know...so maybe it's just something in the air....!


Phil Collins knows what's up
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Police Simulator: Patrol Officers Early Access
Jun 17, 2021, 21:41
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Re: Police Simulator: Patrol Officers Early Access Jun 17, 2021, 21:41
Jun 17, 2021, 21:41
 Kxmode
 
Quest Objective: "Find and arrest drug dealers"

"That child on the corner with the lollipop looks suspicious." Inquisitive
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Retiring
Jun 17, 2021, 18:33
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Retiring Jun 17, 2021, 18:33
Jun 17, 2021, 18:33
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Beamer wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 15:11:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 14:46:
And you guys complain about me posting off-topic posts in Out-of-the-Blue. This is not off-topic, this is a bus breaking through the guard rail and down a 300 foot cliff into a body of water with sharks.
KXMODE: HOW DARE YOU GUYS DISCUSS POLITICS? I DO NOT CARE ABOUT POLITICS! GOD LAUGHS AT EARTHLING POLITICS! THE ONLY LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION IS EPIC GAMES EXCLUSIVES!

If you want to go with that because your mind can only process simple thoughts, I won't stop you.

Also, caps-lock is cruise control for cool.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: removed
Jun 17, 2021, 18:28
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Re: removed Jun 17, 2021, 18:28
Jun 17, 2021, 18:28
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NKD wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 17:40:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 14:46:
And you guys complain about me posting off-topic posts in Out-of-the-Blue. This is not off-topic, this is a bus breaking through the guard rail and down a 300 foot cliff into a body of water with sharks.
We're talking directly about the topic Blue posted, genius. And no one cares about your off-topic posts, they only tire of your constant fairy tales.

Believing your human government will ever solve any issues is a fairy tale.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Retiring
Jun 17, 2021, 14:54
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Retiring Jun 17, 2021, 14:54
Jun 17, 2021, 14:54
 Kxmode
 
He's not retiring. He's taking a long hiatus. Eventually he'll be back to announce a new passion project.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 17, 2021, 14:52
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 17, 2021, 14:52
Jun 17, 2021, 14:52
 Kxmode
 
I hope the cop's insurance gives you EVERYTHING. What he did was completely avoidable. Did you file a complaint with his police department?
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Retiring
Jun 17, 2021, 14:46
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Retiring Jun 17, 2021, 14:46
Jun 17, 2021, 14:46
 Kxmode
 
And you guys complain about me posting off-topic posts in Out-of-the-Blue. This is not off-topic, this is a bus breaking through the guard rail and down a 300 foot cliff into a body of water with sharks.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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Re: EVE Online Getting EVE Academy
Jun 17, 2021, 14:39
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Re: EVE Online Getting EVE Academy Jun 17, 2021, 14:39
Jun 17, 2021, 14:39
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Simon Says wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 23:20:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 18:25:
Simon Says wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 01:24:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 13, 2021, 22:15:
Because no other MMO has an "academy" to learn how to play the game. That pretty much sums up EVE Online.
Deepest wildest sandbox game indeed.

Not sarcasm.

People won't stay with the game as long as it has a steep learning curve. The academy isn't going to fix what is fundamentally a niche game. And as others noted, bringing a new player into an environment with established veterans isn't going to do well for the game's population. The game isn't friendly to new people in so many ways. The only solution is to do a server reset and make everyone level.

I played this game for 20 years, so gonna chime in on this.

I think it wouldn't make everyone level. Character skills, isk and assets is only 1 part, probably the smallest in terms of power influence in this game.

Experience cannot be reset, knowledge of the game mechanics, contacts and resources, organization, etc.

When I think back about the new player to Eve I was during the beta and now, it's night and day.

Think of it like someone who can speedrun a game like Dark Souls at lvl1 20 times over in the time it takes for a new player to slog through the whole thing.

If anything, I think it would consolidate power even more in the hands of fewer corporations and players who know how to game the system, have a deep contact network in place and know the game in and out. Those would still get a pretty big headstart compared to new players who know nothing. I know I would, not as big as some other much better players, but I definitely would.

I agree with you. Resetting the game doesn't wipe out experience, but it does create a level playing field for new players, effectively starting everyone at the beginning.

I'm not too keen on corporation consolidation. That's creating a monopoly, which is on the cusp of becoming a dictatorship or tyranny. Either of those would be significantly worse for the game's environment and economy.
"There are times when I would rather have some Kahlua instead of a clue." - Mr. Tact (May 27, 2021)
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