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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2017, 12:22 Mr. Tact
 
While I have no desire to see or participate in an Earth where people don't wear clothes, I have occasionally wondered if on average intelligent species around the universe do or don't wear clothing. It wouldn't surprise me if in some societies the only time clothing was worn was for protection reasons, which is why we humans sometimes need to wear them. Wouldn't want to go outside today in the 30 degree temperatures without protection from the cold...  
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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin
2. Re: Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin Dec 11, 2017, 11:59 Mr. Tact
 
Oh come on, be fair to the game. It is just old, not shit. I played a couple hundred hours of PvZ when it came out.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 11, 2017, 10:58 Mr. Tact
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 10:51:
I'm hopeful you americans don't screw yourselves on thursday. This is flying too low under the radar right now for the American populace.
If you mean you are hopeful the Net Neutrality regulations won't get gutted, I'd say the odds are very low you (or any other reasonable person) will be happy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 10, 2017, 19:48 Mr. Tact
 
I've been a Cowboy fan since 1972, and I don't like Jerry Jones.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 10, 2017, 10:04 Mr. Tact
 
WarPig wrote on Dec 9, 2017, 00:59:
Don't worry, I'm way over-due for another five win week.
Speaking of that, this could be a tough week. I was just looking over my picks and I see several games which could easily go either way. One website I looked at has eight of the games as having a point spread under three.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: War for the Atlas Launches
7. Re: Path of Exile: War for the Atlas Launches Dec 9, 2017, 20:50 Mr. Tact
 
Pepe wrote on Dec 9, 2017, 20:17:
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 9, 2017, 18:56:
I played two characters to the mid 80s in 3.0 -- but taking a break for now. Currently sequestered on Factorio or Factorio. Again.
I love me some factorio, I'm pretty crap at it, still love it.
It definitely takes some time... I put over a thousand hours into my first big base (not my first base). And that was real playtime, not leaving the game running over night to let things collect...

I have mixed feelings about the enemies. It makes some sense you'd have to fight off the locals and it does add some to the early game. But from mid game on, it is pretty much just an annoyance and not a real threat. But mainly, it is a logistics game and the enemies seem to be a bit of an add-on. So.... *shrug* I have no complaints if someone wants to play with or without the enemies turned on.

Great mod community. There are lots of quality of life mods which really make the game so much better.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: War for the Atlas Launches
5. Re: Path of Exile: War for the Atlas Launches Dec 9, 2017, 19:56 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 9, 2017, 19:44:
If you like building systems so much, why'd you retire?
Well, first -- they laid me off. So I didn't have a choice. Secondly, 95% of the stuff I was tasked with didn't require any creativity or real thinking. A fairly standard example:

"Configure ports 20-25 on switch CRN-05A and CRN-05B for VLAN 25."

It would have been a bit more complex in reality, but that's the general idea. There were similar requests for creating "standard" virtual IPs. Basically http call redirects to specific servers based on the domain name used.

 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: War for the Atlas Launches
3. Re: Path of Exile: War for the Atlas Launches Dec 9, 2017, 18:56 Mr. Tact
 
I played two characters to the mid 80s in 3.0 -- but taking a break for now. Currently sequestered on Factorio or Factorio. Again.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Optical Illusions Dec 9, 2017, 18:52 Mr. Tact
 
The cool thing about these things is they happen in your brain. You eyes see it just fine, but the brain attempts to interpret the image and takes shortcuts based on passed experience. The shaded square on the checked board is an great example.

shaded checkered board illusion
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 8, 2017, 17:49 Mr. Tact
 
Wait, a teenager did something stupid? I am shocked. SHOCKED!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 8, 2017, 11:49 Mr. Tact
 
Blue wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 10:51:
Dang, I forgot to make picks for Thursday Night Football in our friendly NFL pool. I'm not usually happy about being wrong, but in this case get to avoid too much frustration with this, as I know I would have picked the Saints both straight up and to beat the minute spread. So yay for picking the loser?
I actually watched most of the game, unusual for TNF since often the games are teams not worth watching. I was one of nine people who actually picked Atlanta and I thought for sure Brees would screw me at the end of the game there. But he threw an Int. instead of a TD. Whew! Oh, and WarPig... back off and give me some space would ya'? Wink

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News Comments > Valve Cashing Out of Bitcoin
21. Re: Valve Cashing Out of Bitcoin Dec 7, 2017, 23:32 Mr. Tact
 
Based on Blue's headline I was guessing this was going to be about how Valve had done some bitcoin mining years ago and was selling everything in their wallet. Guess not...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2017, 21:50 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 7, 2017, 20:41:
Also, this was a rat fcking operation: some of the women who accused Al were coached by Republican operatives.
I haven't seen or read that, yet. Whether it is or isn't true, I'm sure many in Alabama think or would say the same about Roy Moore's accusers. Minnesota has a (D) governor, so in the short term it won't change the balance of power in the Senate.

Life sucks and in the end, you die.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 6, 2017, 21:09 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 12:16:
https://www.patreon.com/
Yes. Do it. Totally voluntary, no change to how the site is presented.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
16. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Dec 5, 2017, 21:46 Mr. Tact
 
Think you messed up your quoting there, jd...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 15:15 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 14:21:
Almost 30k under mandatory evacuation. California is on fire again.
But the warm winters are great, right?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
14. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Dec 5, 2017, 14:02 Mr. Tact
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 12:39:
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 4, 2017, 19:05:
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 4, 2017, 17:45:
The internet people are not a small minority anymore.
Depends on how you definite "internet people". If you mean, people who interact with the Internet in some way on a regular basis, you are correct. If you mean, people who use computers, generally understand how they work, and comprehend the issues which will arise from Ajit Pai's actions -- then you are wrong.

I'm talking people that use it and PAY for it. You don't need to have an understanding beyond cost and restrictions of service.
So you think when this happens and someone's Netflix (or whatever) gets throttled by Comcast or AT&T they'll realize it is because of the change of regulations at the FCC and will blame the GOP and vote them out of office? You my friend are living in fantasy land.

What will happen is Joe Smoe will call his provider and say, "Netfilx isn't working." And the friendly person on the phone will say, "Oh, you probably need to be upgraded to the better bandwidth package. It is only $25 more a month. Would you like me to do that?" And Joe will have no clue that it would work fine if the provider wasn't purposely screwing over Netflix throughput.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
11. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Dec 4, 2017, 19:05 Mr. Tact
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 4, 2017, 17:45:
The internet people are not a small minority anymore.
Depends on how you definite "internet people". If you mean, people who interact with the Internet in some way on a regular basis, you are correct. If you mean, people who use computers, generally understand how they work, and comprehend the issues which will arise from Ajit Pai's actions -- then you are wrong.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2017, 14:13 Mr. Tact
 
I see you pulled the trigger on firing the coach and GM.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2017, 14:12 Mr. Tact
 
Now, if the Giant fans could only fire the owner...  
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