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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2017, 14:28 Mr. Tact
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 27, 2017, 13:15:
It is easier than you'd think to make that mistake when there are parallel runways, sometimes with taxiways and other access roads running along side, and 400+ lights pretty close together.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 28, 2017, 03:26:
This is normal operation for tens of thousands of flights a day in the US alone. Really, requiring ILS/instrument approaches all the time at night, regardless of weather, is going to be seen as an overreaction by 99% of pilots and controllers. It's always one guy that ruins it for the rest of us.
Okay, so which is it? Easy to make the mistake? Or something 99% of pilots can do it easily?

Even if it is normal to do a visual landing, checking the ILS somewhere in process seems like a pretty simple and sensible step. And the fact it isn't a standard thing to do seems like a large oversight to me.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2017, 14:46 Mr. Tact
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 27, 2017, 13:15:
Oh, it was definitely the flight crew's fault, I don't dispute this. But they were not on ILS, they were doing a visual approach only.
I'll grant you doing a visual only landing at a major airport at night is not easy and something most any Joe Smoe couldn't accomplish -- that's not the issue.

Again, was the ILS non-functional? Assuming you are correct and they were doing a visual approach only -- what was the reason for this?

Glad to hear SFO now requires ILS at night. Hard to believe it isn't already required at any airport which has ILS.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2017, 11:41 Mr. Tact
 
That is funny, RedEye.

The problem being it almost sounds real..
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2017, 10:28 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 27, 2017, 05:22:
When the ATC says "Looks like you were lined up for Charlie there" then tells him where to go, and the pilot responds "Heading 280, 3000, Air Canada 759," you can hear the "Holy shit, I just escaped death" tone in his voice.
Personally, I don't hear it in his voice but I have little doubt that's what he was feeling. It wouldn't surprise me if he needs some clean underwear. However, I do want to commend him on keeping his cool despite what happened. He might be panicked in his head, but he is keeping it under control which is exactly what you would hope he could do.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
36. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 27, 2017, 10:21 Mr. Tact
 
PacoTaco wrote on Aug 27, 2017, 00:54:
I am starting to think that people should stop posting news about this game seems like a crime in progress every time I watch an "update"
The news, or comments on the news? I have no issue with Blue posting news of these clowns releasing more propaganda about their game.

If you mean the comments -- the problem is there are plenty of people who "still believe". The only thing that would work is a complete boycott, and it just isn't going to happen.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2017, 21:45 Mr. Tact
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 26, 2017, 17:59:
To non-pilots this seems insane, but the mistake is understandable if you're in aviation. Not to say it should just be forgiven or anything, but they were on a visual approach, and at night, even with the correct lights on, it's a lot more confusing than you would first assume.
Are you saying the ILS was not functioning? Because unless it wasn't, I don't see how the mistake is understandable. It seems to be cut and dry case of inattention are the part of the flight crew.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
4. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 26, 2017, 11:50 Mr. Tact
 
At least with Duke Nukem we went long periods of time without hearing a damn thing. Wish I could say the same about SC.  
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed?
46. Re: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed? Aug 26, 2017, 07:48 Mr. Tact
 
Nucas wrote on Aug 26, 2017, 04:11:
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 16:49:
Suckage wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 16:44:
What excuse does Valve have to not bring closure to HL?
Err, the excuse that no matter what they created they would be criticized.

pure cowardice and total bullshit aside.
Oh yeah? What was the last time you did something you didn't need or have to do which when completed you knew you would be seriously criticized for no matter how you completed the task? My guess would be never.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2017, 23:27 Mr. Tact
 
Just imagine how bad he looks without all the make-up...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2017, 21:31 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, figured the pardon was coming. Saw a couple of articles talking about how if he granted the pardon it might cause a "constitutional crisis". And basically I thought, "Uh, intellectually maybe, in reality -- I sincerely doubt it."

The argument goes something like this -- if the President can pardon government employees who clearly defy a court order, what difference is there between that and the President asking/telling law enforcement to take illegal actions with the knowledge he will pardon them afterwards. That doesn't sound much like a democratic republic... more like a banana republic.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2017, 19:37 Mr. Tact
 
Yes, well that bill would have been passed by the 112th US Congress, in which the House was controlled by GOP by a 49 seat margin. So, even if you were serious, it would be bogus to give Obama all the credit.  
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2017, 17:56 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 17:45:
thanks President Obama!
I'm going to assume that's sarcasm, because I'm pretty sure post-presidential protection has been going on for a long time...
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed?
32. Re: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed? Aug 25, 2017, 16:49 Mr. Tact
 
Suckage wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 16:44:
What excuse does Valve have to not bring closure to HL?
Err, the excuse that no matter what they created they would be criticized.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2017, 16:48 Mr. Tact
 
The worst part about the Trump protection nonsense is how much of it is going to Trump owned properties. He is doing his very best to become the US version of a Russian oligarch. Yes, the Secret Service (they really need to be renamed) should be protecting Trump, but having the government gouged by Trump properties is bordering on illegal...  
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8. Re: French president Macron has spent $30,000 on makeup services in just 3 months. Aug 25, 2017, 15:38 Mr. Tact
 
I'm more intrigued by the fact his wife is 24 years older than him. As a former investment banker I assume he's the one with the money, so.. true love? Don't get me wrong, I see nothing "wrong" with it. But it is an unusual situation and hence interesting...  
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News Comments > Overwatch Mei Trailer
4. Re: Overwatch Mei Trailer Aug 23, 2017, 23:52 Mr. Tact
 
The animation itself is good quality, other than that I'm not sure I "get it". I mean, is this supposed to make me more interested in the game for some reason? Whatever. Blizzard has been, and will continue to be good at animation shorts. Next...  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 17:02 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 16:10:
He'll never resign. That would involve admitting he was wrong which he's incapable of admitting.
I would tend to agree with this. I think the only way Trump resigns is if the GOP leadership goes to him and tells him (privately) -- "We are going to impeach and convict you. Resign." And I just don't see that happening, at least not yet. Trump still has 30-40% of the public and 70+% of the GOP behind him. And the GOP leadership isn't going to take him on as long as that's still true.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 11:40 Mr. Tact
 
I don't currently. I used to have a husky/collie mix. He had collie nose and coloring but a husky's curled tail. He was an outside dog, and as much as I loved him, it was a lot of work. I can't imagine doing it now that I'm older...

Don't get me wrong, it was well worth the work at the time. But things change...
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 11:32 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 10:41:
I have this and .. it sucks.
Yeah, that sounds like it sucks.

As far as the dog goes, I believe it is pretty standard to consider any dog less than a year old as a puppy. You'll want to check on the breed to find out how big the dog will get, although at 9 months, I'd think you should be able to tell by now -- but can't hurt to double check. Biggest thing in my mind is always realizing getting a dog is not a minor task. If you don't absolutely love the idea of having a dog, you shouldn't get one.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 08:14 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 22, 2017, 19:33:
Uh, I looked at it. 18 photos, but bats focuses a single one out of that 18 so he can feel superior and fat shame one person in a crowd of what looked like possibly hundreds. Get a fucking grip that I don't know what I am talking about.
First, be calm. Second, fine, you looked. So, you knew what he was talking about despite saying you didn't. Okay, I'll agree he was impolite by calling the woman a bitch. But I think you'd have to agree it isn't appropriate for her to get naked in the middle of group of people who have gathered to watch the eclipse. It is certainly worthy of his "WTF is wrong with people". The woman could be Kate Upton and it still isn't appropriate.

Sorry Kate, I lust after you mightily, but please keep you clothes on at eclipse gatherings.
 
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