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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2017, 13:55 Mr. Tact
 
One of my sisters has a similar problem. Wants to stop taking them, but even on a very controlled diet she still has issues. Basically her digestive tract performs very poorly. Among other things she was tested and found she suffers from slow emptying of the stomach.  
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News Comments > Independence Day Legal Briefs
6. Re: Independence Day Legal Briefs Jul 4, 2017, 13:48 Mr. Tact
 
I have a question about this. If "Trump's people" get the publicly available data, which I assume they will at some point. Since it is publicly available, I'd assume the Ds could get it too. My question is, what is the concern? What nefarious thing is it people are afraid will happen? I guess they could manipulate the data to support voter id laws? Is that the worry? I'm not saying there shouldn't be concerns, I'm just not sure what they are.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 4, 2017, 08:33 Mr. Tact
 
Numinar wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 02:53:
Heresy! Latest updates include more higher definition assets and world generation presets to encourage rails or make the recipes more expensive requiring more factorio madness to produce.

You never recover from cractorio addiction. You are just one taste from another 40 hour bender. Do it!
Oh I haven't stopped playing. Just already played too much. My longest lived factory has over 1,000 hours play time and has started to lose FPS due to large entity counts. When it is cranking I top 30k per minute on iron and copper. And my mining bonus from research is up to 100%. In a more recent factory I finished all the research not requiring Space Science packs in a coal based factory. Steel furnaces and Steam power.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2017, 00:02 Mr. Tact
 
You are right, Rigs. Assuming the predictions are correct, the planet will still be here, but it won't be the Earth we know. I don't know if humans will ever become an interstellar species or not. But I hope we will. I hope there is some currently unforeseen scientific break-thru. Warp travel, worm-hole travel, something... and it is my great regret I will not live to see it, if it happens.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 3, 2017, 22:25 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 22:23:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 22:21:
You should all be playing Factorio instead anyway!

Played way too much of that to be honest
Haha, me too.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 3, 2017, 22:21 Mr. Tact
 
You should all be playing Factorio instead anyway!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2017, 22:19 Mr. Tact
 
NKD wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 21:52:
Here's another one I just remembered: If you want to feel lucky or special, get this... If we were around 2 trillion years later, we'd be unable to find out about the Big Bang or even that other galaxies exist. All the nearby galaxies will be merged into one super large galaxy. The other galaxies will be too far away moving too fast and their light will have red shifted beyond what you could measure with any instrument. And they won't even know what they are missing because they won't be able to measure the expansion of space to know that it is happening. All that any civilization around in +2T yrs will think is that their galaxy is the only one that exists.
Yeah, I had heard about that. If intelligent life still exists then, will they have records showing what the universe was like previously? And even if they do, will they believe it? Without being able to verify any of it will they consider it religious nonsense?

I think the night sky when the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies merge will be far more interesting and that's "only" 4 billion years away. The Earth might even still be around, the Sun is expected to expand into a red giant in about 5 billion years.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2017, 21:35 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 21:18:
I had never heard of stellar nucleosynthesis before today.
Dude! Everything we are, literally, comes from stellar nucleosynthesis and supernova nucleosynthesis. Stars are God! Okay, maybe not God -- but they are the only way any elements heavier than hydrogen and helium exist in our universe.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2017, 20:54 Mr. Tact
 
*sigh* Yes, I am familiar at a layman's level with the process of stellar nucleosynthesis -- but WHY?

(in case you don't get it, it is rhetorical)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2017, 20:13 Mr. Tact
 
NKD wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 17:36:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 15:07:
Science is never going to be able to explain the WHY, only HOW. It can only discuss the effects, but never the cause. These are the big WHY questions Science keeps asking to this day that they have not been able to answer.
That's because there are no "why" questions that are answerable when it comes to the universe. Using the term "why" implies there is a reason or intent.
Exactly, well said. Why do stars fuse hydrogen into helium? There is no 'why'. It is what happens.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2017, 14:32 Mr. Tact
 
NKD wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 14:19:
Pretending Trump is a one-off is a dangerous proposition. If retards could elect one of their own once, then they could do it again.
Not only could, already have. They've been doing it a decade or more. It is how the GOP got control of the state legislatures which allowed them to redraw voting districts in a way beneficial to them after the 2010 census. The pain isn't likely to end any time soon.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2017, 13:59 Mr. Tact
 
Global warming is good news for Russia. A large portion of their land mass benefits from a warming climate, making it arable.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2017, 13:27 Mr. Tact
 
A symptom is a result from a disease. The disease is the cause of the symptoms.

Trump is the result of a disease of dissatisfaction with establishment politics. People got so annoyed they wanted to vote for someone one who wasn't part of the establishment -- consequences be damned. And they are getting exactly what they thought they wanted. The only question is, will they still feel that way come the 2018 & 2020 elections.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2017, 09:30 Mr. Tact
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 09:00:
Trump isn't the problem though. He is a symptom.
Absolutely correct. Trump didn't elect himself to office. Those of us who are not insane and are paying attention need to correct people when they try to spread the bad ideas. Unfortunately, as much as I hate to admit it, it is tiring and nearly fruitless to do so. Which leads to many just giving up.

The sad fact is, most people don't want to be educated. It doesn't support them emotionally. They'd rather continue on in their ignorance and "feel" good.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2017, 22:13 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 21:46:
This headline made me wonder whether we have April 1st to be honest, there exist people who believe anything Infowars and all those scam news sites post? Seriously?
Unfortunately, yes. The Mars stuff is extra silly, the number of people believing that is probably small. But he has plenty of crazy political stuff which is actually within the realm of possible -- even if it is obviously false.

People can convince themselves of most anything. I'm reminded of the scene in "Interstellar" where the teacher tells Matthew McConaughey's character the moon landings were faked. Yes, just a movie -- but something I could see happening seeing as some people already think they were faked.
 
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News Comments > Police Simulator 18 This Year
87. Re: Police Simulator 18 This Year Jul 2, 2017, 18:51 Mr. Tact
 
Quinn, I wasn't attempting to imply anything just relaying a story, you inferred something. Respond to my other post.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2017, 16:30 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 14:57:
That being said, tourists die in Hawaii all the time by not respecting the ocean. A couple of military guys died there a few years ago going to Chinaman's hat. The 100 meters or so of ocean to cross to get there is shallow enough to walk, so I'm not clear exactly how they drowned.
Assuming they ended up in water deep enough they couldn't stand, one possibility would be a riptide. If you don't know about them you can exhaust yourself going nowhere. Do yourself a favor, if you are going to be swimming in an ocean, learn about riptides.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2017, 16:25 Mr. Tact
 
Retired wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 15:17:
Hate moving. So much to get done.....
Something you and Blue will have in common in the near future. And I totally agree, moving completely sucks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2017, 13:50 Mr. Tact
 
I'm sure there is someone as crazy as Trump on the left, the person just isn't well-known, yet. I do my best to ignore the far left and far right -- Trump, as mentioned, is neither. Unfortunately, ignoring Trump is no longer an option.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2017, 13:47 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 13:31:
Never turn your back on the ocean.

Amateur.
Worse, possibly (probably?) staged. As a comment on the site mentioned, it would be difficult to not notice the pull out on the lower part of your body as the wave approached and/or the sound of the wave. Then again, he's visiting and on vacation... *shrug* who cares.

I have to say though, reminds me of my youth. My father was in the USAF and was stationed on Oahu when I was ages 7-10. Wish I was wealthy enough to spend my winters there -- but barring my winning the lottery, that isn't going to happen.
 
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