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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2017, 13:53 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Jul 10, 2017, 11:26:
I've managed to get my electric bill down to $15 a month. No solar panels.
Either you mean $15 of actual power charges, or you have a far better setup with your power utility than we do with ours. Here, the monthly charge for being connected to the electrical grid is just over $17, another $21.82 for being connected to the natural gas. Yes, nearly $39 a month for the privilege of being connected...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2017, 13:46 Mr. Tact
 
Start seeing a better barber? I haven't ever trimmed my eye brows, not my job.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2017, 09:22 Mr. Tact
 
shul wrote on Jul 10, 2017, 08:47:
No profit?

it had 2 million views, I think he is good
I doubt it was monetized.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2017, 16:04 Mr. Tact
 
The power utilities can take a flying leap. So tired of seeing the fee for being connected to their service being more than the cost of the power I am using. While I understand the supposed reason for this, I am unconvinced it isn't total profit and PR these days.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2017, 11:37 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 8, 2017, 10:15:
I didn't know it was Video Game Day. I just assume every day is a video game day. ;P
It is.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2017, 07:58 Mr. Tact
 
Damn Bats! Half a mill? Clearly doing better than I ever did. Congrats.  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2017, 21:18 Mr. Tact
 
I bought in 2005 and my value is about where it started (Central Illinois) -- bought for $176.5k, current value $183.8k. And frankly, with our high real estate taxes, I'd rather the market not heat up...  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 6, 2017, 21:12 Mr. Tact
 
I hope it happens. To date however, I haven't really seen reason to believe it will.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 6, 2017, 20:00 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 19:24:
I agree Pence would be worse. And if he were impeached, it gets even worse with the Blu-ray Granny Starver, Paul Ryan.
Paul Ryan is a great example of an excellent politician. That is to say, he knows how to play the media/public. When he first rose to prominence, I initially thought he seemed like a reasonable guy. But it didn't take too long to realize my initial impression was incorrect. His ideas on what the federal government should look like are radical. Here is a guy who was thinking while in college about how he wanted to eliminate Medicare and Medicaid. Ryan's picture of what the US federal government should look like would not be recognizable by most US citizens.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 6, 2017, 18:24 Mr. Tact
 
First, currently there is no information available publicly which would lead to an impeachment and then removal from office of Trump. It is not even close. Second, even if it did happened, Pence is worse. Sure, we'll no longer have the POTUS tweeting nonsense -- because he will be busy getting legislation passed which will make the Ds reflect fondly on the Trump administration. No matter what happens, US citizens are in for a world of pain even if 40% of them (the Trump supporters) don't realize it yet.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 6, 2017, 17:00 Mr. Tact
 
Hey, at least you don't live here!

It isn't going to get better any time soon. I agree with Maher. There is, currently anyway, no reason to believe Trump can't get himself re-elected. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see the Ds showing many signs of life.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2017, 16:25 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 16:20:
Buh Bye, Mar-uh-Lago.
No worries, Trump will just sell it to a Russian oligarch for twice what he paid.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 6, 2017, 15:28 Mr. Tact
 
NKD wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 14:25:
I saw a video one guy did kind of investigating this shit. He went to the town, to the address where all these businesses are "registered" so that they can be in the district, and it's just a building with a receptionist and a couple dozen empty offices where no one actually works.

Could probably find it by digging around.
Corporations do the same thing for their overseas HQs. Often it is just a PO box and maybe a receptionist, but it legally allows them to avoid large amounts of taxes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 6, 2017, 13:13 Mr. Tact
 
Good job, Newegg. They've long been my preferred tech supplier this strengthens that loyalty.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2017, 12:38 Mr. Tact
 
Really? Weird. We had an above ground pool when I was a kid for a good 5 years at least, and I don't recall ever finding anything dead in it, except for insects. And this was in a town of 2,500.. so not exactly an urban center.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 11 This Month
6. Re: Diablo III Season 11 This Month Jul 6, 2017, 12:35 Mr. Tact
 
WaltC wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 11:39:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 10:13:
Yeah, Spectral -- it gets a lot more hate than it deserves. Even though I'm not happy with the on-line requirement, I've gotten over it over time...
I didn't buy it--don't want it--when developers start designing the DRM into the structure of their games, I'm out--just not interested.
Yeah, I've seen this complaint plenty of times. It isn't without some small amount of merit, but it really doesn't carry a lot of weight in today's reality. And admittedly this issue really annoyed me for StarCraft 2, to the point that I didn't finish the campaign. You can say you are voting with your wallet by not buying it, but frankly -- that boat shipped out a long time ago. And if you're still playing D2, I have to think you'd get, at a minimum, a few hundred hours of entertainment out of D3.

So you would consider Path of Exile DRM laden too, right? Any game you can play solo which requires you to be on-line.

*shrug* To each their own.

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News Comments > Diablo III Season 11 This Month
2. Re: Diablo III Season 11 This Month Jul 6, 2017, 10:13 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, Spectral -- it gets a lot more hate than it deserves. Even though I'm not happy with the on-line requirement, I've gotten over it over time...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2017, 10:11 Mr. Tact
 
Pictures will be cool, Blue.

The woman on the United flight should have produced the two boarding passes and said, I don't think so...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2017, 09:50 Mr. Tact
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 01:32:
kinda ironic how he took a document intended to foment revolution 200 years ago as a personal attack against that idiot in the white house.
Ironic possibly, but not surprising. It is a bit of a rant against King George III. Hence it isn't surprising when portions are taken out of context it would seem to be directed at any national leader who has been acting like a tyrant.

While NPR got a lot more heat over this than they deserved, it was a fairly stupid idea to put the DoI out over Twitter.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2017, 11:56 Mr. Tact
 
I told you the moon landings were faked, says so right here in the Florida HS text book!  
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