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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 21, 2018, 11:16 Mr. Tact
 
You are correct that CEOs aren't a popular bunch in general even with the people who "work for" them. I'd guess very few CEOs are "liked" by a majority of the people in their company. But I'd also guess in most cases the employee opinions are frequently neutral/indifferent. In some cases, including Intel apparently, the CEOs are openly disliked.

You are also right about the performance of the stock during his tenure and it being likely he'll land another juicy job. The amazingly thing is, even if the stock had cratered he'd still be likely to get another juicy job.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 21, 2018, 10:53 Mr. Tact
 
Well, according to my sister who is approaching 20 years at Intel, very few of the employees will miss "BK" as he is referred to in the company. He has been fairly unpopular for quite some time...

Edit: Haha, just talked with her on the phone, she said there will be dancing in the aisles at Intel over this. She said he is widely held to be an asshole. The exceptionally amusing part is he's leaving for having a relationship with an Intel employee and he apparently has a "trophy wife". He dumped the wife he had been with for years and had children with, and married an attractive woman much younger than him. Guess he just can't keep it in his pants...

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News Comments > Dig or Die Next Month
1. Re: Dig or Die Next Month Jun 21, 2018, 10:44 Mr. Tact
 
Hmm, for $12 I might give it a whirl. Loved Terraria, never played Starbound. Might wait to see some Let's Play action on Youtube to see some continuous game play.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
14. Re: Into the Black Jun 21, 2018, 08:38 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 21, 2018, 00:55:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 20, 2018, 23:46:
Cutter wrote on Jun 20, 2018, 23:22:
How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

Just wow. And people think Trump is bad. If they only knew about all the shit these assholes do on a daily basis.
The only reason Trump doesn't do things like what the Koch brothers do is because he isn't as rich as the Koch brothers. If he had the money, and he would profit from it, he would do it. All three are prime examples of capitalism gone bad.
The Koch brothers are ideologues. Trump isn't. That's the difference.
Well, yes - that too. But what I said still goes. If Trump was rich enough, and he would profit from it, he would do it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 20, 2018, 23:51 Mr. Tact
 
Dan =0) wrote on Jun 20, 2018, 23:30:
Mouse bids to buy fox for more money than most any human will ever see in their lifetime.

Dan =0)
So? Do you think corporations should be sold for an average worker's annual salary? Not sure what point you are attempting to make...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Jun 20, 2018, 23:46 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 20, 2018, 23:22:
How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

Just wow. And people think Trump is bad. If they only knew about all the shit these assholes do on a daily basis.
The only reason Trump doesn't do things like what the Koch brothers do is because he isn't as rich as the Koch brothers. If he had the money, and he would profit from it, he would do it. All three are prime examples of capitalism gone bad.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2018, 18:53 Mr. Tact
 
Semi-random question. Is four plant "a lot"? How many joints a month are you going to get out of four plants? I don't know beans about MJ.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2018, 12:52 Mr. Tact
 
Thanks, Cram. Good to know bureaucracy isn't exclusive to the US.

Again, I look forward to seeing how things proceed...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2018, 10:27 Mr. Tact
 
It will be interesting to see how things go in Canada. I didn't notice anything in the article about taxes. Do we know how heavy a tax will be applied? Wonder if this will cause a surge of US to Canada immigration.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jun 19, 2018, 21:26 Mr. Tact
 
Uh, yep.  
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News Comments > PUBG Celebrates 400M Players with Sale & Event Pass Plans
2. Re: PUBG Celebrates 400M Players with Sale & Event Pass Plans Jun 19, 2018, 21:16 Mr. Tact
 
Most of them?  
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Jun 19, 2018, 20:04 Mr. Tact
 
DangerDog wrote on Jun 19, 2018, 16:16:
The Holocaust is already fading from memory, "Half of People Surveyed by the ADL Don't Know What the Holocaust Is"
First for the most part, half of the people don't know jack. Most people can't keep track of important current events let alone historical events. Second, this is inevitable for the most part. Although I'd think it will be a few generations yet before it happens. However, barring a major worldwide cataclysm it won't be removed from the history books for 100s of years, if not 1000s of years. And only then because of some even greater atrocity...

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News Comments > Into the Black
26. Re: On Sale Jun 19, 2018, 15:56 Mr. Tact
 
gilly775 wrote on Jun 19, 2018, 12:14:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 19, 2018, 11:12:
gilly775 wrote on Jun 19, 2018, 09:04:
$8,008.10, but I know that at least 1/4 to a half were free or humble bundle packages.
Eh? Are you saying your total could/should be more because you were buying deals or that the figure is some kind of total of MSRPs and not actual money spent?

The latter. I watched it once adding both a $1 bundle and a free game and it went up based on the MSRP.
Well that is kind of lame.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
21. Re: On Sale Jun 19, 2018, 11:12 Mr. Tact
 
gilly775 wrote on Jun 19, 2018, 09:04:
$8,008.10, but I know that at least 1/4 to a half were free or humble bundle packages.
Eh? Are you saying your total could/should be more because you were buying deals or that the figure is some kind of total of MSRPs and not actual money spent?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2018, 11:06 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 19, 2018, 00:10:
Human politics religion is a facade. Tricks disguised as illusions into making people believe they will personally benefit if they support a person or a particular political religious organization. When it comes to politics religion, people are rubes. Their imperfection coupled with innate selfish desires are thoroughly incapable of helping anyone.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Jun 18, 2018, 22:34 Mr. Tact
 
I am wimpy -- $636.28.

I don't remember, was Steam required for HL? Or did that happen with HL2? Whichever it was, that's when I got Steam. But it wasn't until many years afterward that I used Steam for anything else.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 18, 2018, 20:07 Mr. Tact
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 19:50:
Also, I dont know a single Christian who is politically neutral.
If they were, Trump might not be president. (was going to say, wouldn't be, but I don't feel like looking up the numbers...)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2018, 15:44 Mr. Tact
 
$16 does seem incredibly cheap for 90 minutes of their time, water, soap and shampoo. Do they also sell all the standard pet products? Food, toys, etc.. If so, they might be using the bathing station as a loss leader to get you in the store.  
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News Comments > WHO Classifies "Gaming Disorder"
24. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 15:39 Mr. Tact
 
I'm not sure addiction implies you are doing something you don't enjoy. It is more of an issue of you engaging the activity so much it causes damage to some other portion of your life. And/or a compulsion to continue engaging in the activity despite the damage caused.

As for gaming being an addiction. Anything can be an addiction. It is not gaming that's the problem. The person has a compulsive/obsessive problem which is focused on gaming.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Nuclear Power Won’t Survive Without A Government Handout Jun 17, 2018, 22:47 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 17, 2018, 21:24:
I'm a fluoride thorium man, myself.
Or that, or any other reasonable alternative to current systems. Instead of spending money keeping the current plants running, the money should be used for development of these other safer systems.
 
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