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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2019, 13:37 Mr. Tact
 
Great.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2019, 13:18 Mr. Tact
 
I've had two 24" Dell monitors for approaching two decades now and every time I consider going to either a 32" replacement (or maybe two 27" replacements) and I go read reviews articles my eyes glass over...

I'll probably take the leap someday, but I doubt I'll be "sure" when I do it...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 13, 2019, 18:19 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 13, 2019, 18:06:
What's "Border's?"
That is me having a brain fart, I meant Barnes and Nobles. Although, technically -- Barnes and Nobles is Borders now, since they bought them...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
13. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2019, 15:47 Mr. Tact
 
Well, I honestly have no idea if you are right. I understand the argument you are making, I just have no confidence the electorate will see things the way you describe. While I understand many are fed up with both the Ds and the Rs and their "establishment" positions, I fail to understand why anyone ever thought Trump was a solution to that problem. It seemed like a "cut off your nose to spite your face" solution to anyone who bothered to learn anything about Trump.  
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News Comments > Factorio Seeks G2A Chargeback Refund
3. Re: Factorio Seeks G2A Chargeback Refund Jul 13, 2019, 14:27 Mr. Tact
 
No 10x pay back? I am shocked. SHOCKED!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 13, 2019, 13:58 Mr. Tact
 
Similar situation here in Illinois -- you can either get a "Standard" driver's license which will soon not be sufficient identification for boarding a plane or you can get a "REAL ID" driver's license which is. The REAL ID license requires documentation of your name, date of birth, social security number and residency. There was some concern Illinois wouldn't meet a Federal deadline to provide the REAL ID types of identification, but after a couple of extensions they finally managed to do it.

On a totally separate subject.. anyone care to offer an opinion on the "The Lost Fleet" series written by John G. Hemry under the pen name Jack Campbell? Noticed it in Border's today. (never seen that surname before, despite it being that way in Wikipedia, it still looks like a typo)
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2019, 12:36 Mr. Tact
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 13, 2019, 11:55:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 12, 2019, 21:35:
The worst part is unless the Ds get their act together he might win again in 2020...

Forget it, they're making the same "mistakes" ( for them they're not really mistakes, since the status quo serves their interests just fine ) of 2016 all over again. The country ( aka the 99% ) is overwhelmingly in favor of progressive social democrat populist policies according to polls and surveys. Meanwhile the D party ( aka the 1% ) are doing everything they can so it doesn't happen and keep pushing for a "moderate centrist" ( aka, center-right for the rest of the world ) corporatist.

If the D party gets its way again, status quo will ensure, Trump will stay and it'll be just fine for the D party's interests, which are mostly aligned with those of the 1% that Trump has been serving very well since he took office as evidenced by his actual policies despite his empty pseudo populist/anti-establishment rhetoric.

They'd rather have Trump at the white house than any social democrat progressive populist. The D party was very clear "we want anyone but Sanders" ( and probably also Tulsi Gabbard now ). A fake populist would probably be their best bet, pull a "Trump", so to speak.

The people wants one thing, the elite wants another, the elite will still get what they want because the US has been run like a plutocratic oligarchy for multiple decades now. The will of the people means nothing, while the dictates of the elite means everything. That Princeton and Northwestern University study made that very clear, and it's still 100% true.

So, who are you suggesting the Ds should run against Trump? I'd be interested to see who you think would win against Trump...

I'll agree the wealthiest 1% like the plutocratic tendencies in the US government. Why wouldn't they? It is only common sense for them. I'm not sure I'd agree all the remaining 99% are "in favor of progressive social democrat populist policies", despite what any poll might say. If that were true, how did someone like Trump ever get elected in the first place?

I believe a more accurate picture is that some large portion (70% or so I'd guess) of the population vote on the basis of just one or two issues at most. Whatever is important to them, whether that issue is abortion, immigration, health care, 2nd amendment issues, the economy, or whatever. Unfortunately, on many of these critical issues people are unwilling to educate themselves on the facts of the issues. Worse, they think they are educated on the issues.

My personal spin: 40% are always voting D, no matter what. 40% are always voting R, no matter what. So, obviously you need to figure out what is going to swing the "middle" 20%. I don't think anyone actually knows what will do that, I certainly don't. But I find it difficult to believe those people are going to vote for someone viewed as being "far left" or "socialist".
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 13, 2019, 10:59 Mr. Tact
 
Trump calling for strict regulation of anything is laughable.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2019, 10:56 Mr. Tact
 
Thief is a very good mostly overlooked film.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 12, 2019, 21:35 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 12, 2019, 20:31:
Social media summit? Jesus Christ, it's like watching a train wreck unfold in real time, except it's in slow motion. Not much longer now before America becomes an Idiocracy in full.
The worst part is unless the Ds get their act together he might win again in 2020...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 10, 2019, 22:15 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 10, 2019, 21:22:
The 10th generation Panic Lake lacks PCIe gen 4.0, uses 32 Gbps DMI 3.0 chipset bus, and will be accompanied by the new 495-series chipset that sits on the same package as the CPU die
From techpowerup, thnx Mastershake hardforum
I have fallen so out of date with this stuff. None of that means anything to me...
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 10, 2019, 16:18 Mr. Tact
 
What someone needs to do is buy the information to track all the board members of T-Mobile and then release the information. Even if none of them are caught being somewhere they shouldn't be I'm guessing they might not care for that information being available let alone released.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2019, 13:26 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 10, 2019, 11:19:
That turntable is pretty sweet. Not $3500 bucks sweet, but pretty sweet.
Yeah, if I was into vinyl I might just have to buy that... thank goodness -- saved myself $3,500!
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Getting New Currency and Carriers
21. Re: Elite Dangerous Getting New Currency and Carriers Jul 9, 2019, 21:29 Mr. Tact
 
Thanks for the suggestion, I was not aware of spamgourmet. The price is right -- in a pinch that could work. However, in part I want to use addresses like this when I am expecting them to spam me, but I want to receive the spam for some reason for some limited amount of time. Hence having spamgourmet deleting the spam without forwarding it could be a problem in some small number of cases.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2019, 19:44 Mr. Tact
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 9, 2019, 19:33:
House was inspired by sherlock holmes. i don't remember the proofs but the writers said so.
I believe his address was 221 B something in season one. I think there were other hints, but don't recall them off the top of my head...

Edit: Sidekick Watson/Wilson...
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Getting New Currency and Carriers
19. Re: Elite Dangerous Getting New Currency and Carriers Jul 9, 2019, 19:29 Mr. Tact
 
Hmm, I used to have a hotmail account -- but, it has been a long time since I have logged into it. I'll check it out, thanks. I wouldn't mind a small annual fee. I paid $20 a year to Yahoo for more than a decade, that price has doubled recently to $39.99 but the disposable address feature is easily worth $40 a year to me.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2019, 19:26 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 9, 2019, 19:17:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 9, 2019, 16:18:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 9, 2019, 15:48:
Antivaxxers turn to homeschooling to avoid protecting their kidsí health.

I've started watching House (my extremely smart but surly daughter loves him). I was surprised to see in S1E2 House meeting with an anti-vaxxer in the clinic. This was written in 2003! Surprised that it was on the radar back then. Seems like it's only been going on for a few years.
I really like that show. I still watch the rebroadcasts...
The whole thing is on Amazon Prime. One thing I like is that they don't dumb down the medical talk. Also, I'm wondering if House was the inspiration for the Cumberbatch Sherlock.
I found the show after it had already been on air for five seasons. So, I promptly went out and bought the DVDs -- went ahead and finished it off and now own all the seasons.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Getting New Currency and Carriers
17. Re: Elite Dangerous Getting New Currency and Carriers Jul 9, 2019, 18:19 Mr. Tact
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 9, 2019, 16:26:
So I don't install many things on my phone either and I use multiple email address or mailinator to squash tracking and such as well.

When you installed windows 10, local account, put pretty much everything to off and then afterwards you can also regedit you way to other things being off. Personally, I love windows 10 as much as I loved the jump to windows 98.

Read a few windows 10 privacy articles (there's tons now) you'll get an idea.
Yeah, I have multiple email addresses. I use Yahoo's "disposable address" option. I have over 80 different addresses setup currently. I'd like to find another similar option, I fear the day Verizon (who now owns Yahoo mail) eliminates this disposable address system. It would screw me over. Unless I'm reading it wrong, Mailinator doesn't fit the bill as a possible replacement.

I have not ever installed Win10, yet. I've read a few articles here and there, but don't recall anyone mentioning a local account. I'll look around again.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2019, 16:18 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 9, 2019, 15:48:
Antivaxxers turn to homeschooling to avoid protecting their kidsí health.

I've started watching House (my extremely smart but surly daughter loves him). I was surprised to see in S1E2 House meeting with an anti-vaxxer in the clinic. This was written in 2003! Surprised that it was on the radar back then. Seems like it's only been going on for a few years.
I really like that show. I still watch the rebroadcasts...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2019, 14:20 Mr. Tact
 
I wish the media/people would stop saying that.... No one is ever going to see a black hole. All you can do is see the event horizon, which is not the black hole.  
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