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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2016, 19:14 Mr. Tact
 
Have to admit when the Powerball went over $1B I bought 20 tickets which was $40 -- kinda felt guilty about it, but figured what the hell..  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2016, 17:11 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 15:59:
Jesus, thought I was having a good day until I saw someone won the entire US$421,000,000.00 Powerball jackpot. Talk about Christmas come early!
Ha! Yeah, must be nice. I buy Powerball and MegaMillions tickets even now and then, usually when the pot is high like this, but didn't know about this one until I saw the news about the win.

I understand the math reasons for not buying them, but my personal spin has always been that I'm as likely to win as anyone else, so why not throw away 5-10 bucks? Hell, that's less than the price of eating dinner out. If nothing else it's worth it for the daydreaming about what I'll do if I win.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2016, 15:37 Mr. Tact
 
Let you know in about a week, I just order a EVGA 6GB 1060 over the weekend...  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Nov 28, 2016, 00:06 Mr. Tact
 
Hooray for a growing economy?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2016, 22:22 Mr. Tact
 
Rigs wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 22:14:
I've stopped going to funerals anymore. I just can't handle it. It takes too much out of me. I remember them my own way.
Yeah.. I gave up on funerals in my early 30s. Since then, immediate family only.

Sounds like you've had a really bad run, Rigs. Here's to hoping it is over and things make a turn to the positive for you. And I echo your condolences to anyone having lost significant person in your lives recently.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2016, 23:27 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 21:54:
I'll agree that it's time to start thinking of a new paradigm. Most people enjoy "work" in order to have some purpose and stimulation in life.
They do? Got any support for that? I would have assumed the exact opposite. That a vast majority of people work simply because they "have to" ie.. to pay the rent and buy food. And if given any choice they wouldn't want to work.

I personally never enjoyed work, per se. Which is not to say I hated my job, just that it never appeared on my list of "things I want to do." Did I like some of the people I worked with? Absolutely. A few of them are still my very best friends even though we haven't worked together in many years.

I worked in an "education" company, and we before we got bought up by a larger company, our CEO used to give us these pep talks about the company and how great it was we were helping kids learn and make their lives better. I was sitting in the back of the room thinking, "Hey, it's great the kids are getting helped, but the only reason I am here is because you are paying me."
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Safety Dance
30. Re: Black Friday Safety Dance Nov 26, 2016, 15:46 Mr. Tact
 
Plus you have situations like in Alabama where they are closing many of the government offices where you can get these ids due to budget reasons. Where do they close them? In areas with majority minority populations, of course. So sometimes if you don't own a vehicle, getting to somewhere to get an id can be difficult, even if you can afford it.

There are agencies that spend their time, effort and money helping people get these ids. And yet sometimes they still have difficulty. You might be surprised how many people don't have birth certificates. Or don't have the records from when they got married and changed their names. Or the records are inaccurate for one reason or another -- and the inflexibility of the system causes these people to get rejected. And these aren't some "Johnny come latelys" these are people who are in the 50s or older and lived thier entire lives in the US.

Edit: For spelling

This comment was edited on Nov 26, 2016, 17:06.
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Safety Dance
15. Re: Black Friday Safety Dance Nov 25, 2016, 21:30 Mr. Tact
 
Retired wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 21:25:
IDs are at a state level. Federal IDs have been shot down several times over both parties.

People won't even get a driver's license, they sure aren't going to get a valid ID for anything else. Funny how they always have a Casino Club Card in their pocket though.....
Well, all the voting is done at the state level, so state level ids make sense to me.

You didn't address my question. If there is all this cheating going on for the Ds, why are the GOP winning so many elections? What level of GOP representation do you think would "accurately" indicate proper voting?
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Safety Dance
13. Re: Black Friday Safety Dance Nov 25, 2016, 21:23 Mr. Tact
 
On a more common sense approach, the GOP is always complaining about voter fraud and the need for voter id laws. Yet somehow, they have a majority in the House, in the Senate, something like 30 of the state legislatures and just won the Presidency. What percentage of the representation do you think would be GOP if it wasn't for all this cheating? 90%? It doesn't even pass the smell test.  
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News Comments > Black Friday Safety Dance
12. Re: Black Friday Safety Dance Nov 25, 2016, 20:57 Mr. Tact
 
Retired wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 20:03:
Voter fraud exists.
Systematic fraud such as ballot stuffing in some precincts has certainly happened. But voter fraud by people voting multiple times? Has it happened? Yes. Has it happened to an extend which matters? Doubtful.

Why do I think this? Because the lawyers hired to defend voter id laws in North Carolina, which were intended to fight this supposed fraud, were unable to provide any proof to the court of it happening, anywhere. Here was their chance to prove in a court of law how elections were being stolen and show how their voter id law would stop it. And they had nothing. NOTHING.

The state of Pennsylvania admitted their proposed voter id law would disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of legitimate voters. Not surprisingly, a majority of those voters were minority voters.

Listen, in a perfect world voter id laws are extremely logical and sensible. Unfortunately, for many reasons, we don't live in a perfect world.
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Safety Dance
10. Re: Black Friday Safety Dance Nov 25, 2016, 19:05 Mr. Tact
 
nin wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 17:33:
I seriously wonder what the "protest vote" people are feeling now - are they ok with how things turned out, or full of regret when they realize what they've done?
I doubt they regret it. The only way you could get to voting that way is to think a Clinton presidency would mean a continuation of whatever it is you have an objection to. So, in their minds anyone else is better because it gives them a chance of change in whatever they are annoyed/upset/aggravated by. It will take a while for them to realize Trump isn't going to change anything. Except make the SCOTUS even more conservative than it was. Which, I guess if that's what they were annoyed with, they are actually happy.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Safety Dance
5. Re: Thanksgiving Safety Dance Nov 25, 2016, 10:56 Mr. Tact
 
Indeed. Although I suspect the word you were looking for was "charlatan".

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News Comments > Thanksgiving Metaverse
18. Re: Thanksgiving Metaverse Nov 25, 2016, 10:01 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 03:54:
- Would it be great if people waited until they were married to have sex? Maybe, but that's not reality so let's get some birth control and safe sex practices out there so we don't have teen pregs and prevent diseases spreading.
This is one I love to hear people rant about, going on about how different it is from the way it was. My mother was a teenager in the 50s and told me it really hasn't changed that much. Sure, the leading edge is more blatant about their sexuality but even in the 50s there were plenty of teenage girls getting pregnant.
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Sells 1M
8. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Sells 1M Nov 25, 2016, 00:28 Mr. Tact
 
Rhialto wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 21:49:
I've never heard of Farming Simulator 1-16 then suddenly I saw the annoucement of FS 17 and a month or two later this news saying there are one million virtual farmers.
It's the 20"17" version.... from the wiki page:

Farming Simulator 2008 was released on April 14, 2008.
Farming Simulator 2009 was released on August 28, 2009.
Farming Simulator 2011 was released on October 29, 2010.
Farming Simulator 2013 was released on October 25, 2012.
Farming Simulator 14 was released on November 18, 2013.
Farming Simulator 15 was released on October 30, 2014.
Farming Simulator 16 was released on May 8, 2015.
Farming Simulator 17 was released on October 25, 2016.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2016, 17:49 Mr. Tact
 
Wow, cool. Didn't realize they'd gotten that far -- it wasn't something I was trying to keep tabs on. Thanks for pointing out the update, nin.  
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Sells 1M
4. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Sells 1M Nov 24, 2016, 17:45 Mr. Tact
 
Even more amazing is there are Let's Plays of it posted on YouTube, including by a guy I like to watch occasionally. Although I've never watched his Farming Simulator stuff... maybe I should watch a couple, hell who knows, maybe it is a great game. *shrug*  
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Metaverse
6. Re: Thanksgiving Metaverse Nov 24, 2016, 17:43 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 15:48:
Why am I not surprised that Trump voters got taken in by fake stories.
Would you be surprised by non-Trump supporters being taken? You shouldn't be. Saw something recently saying about 40% of people get their news from Facebook. And if you ever watched the late night guys doing the "Asking questions on the street" segments -- the average Joe doesn't know diddly about current events or politics. And most of them are happy that way, "Ignorance is bliss".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2016, 17:37 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 14:27:
I miss WKRP, loved that show as a kid.
Yeah, it blows they couldn't do a proper DVD release due to the music royalties.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Legal Briefs
3. Re: Thanksgiving Legal Briefs Nov 24, 2016, 17:35 Mr. Tact
 
Become? Paid any attention to corporate behavior in the last 150 years?  
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards
40. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 24, 2016, 17:09 Mr. Tact
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 14:00:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 11:57:
I think I'll give Cities Skylines a try, for 8 bucks even if it isn't great I won't mind too much.

Even if it isn't great? Perhaps you may not like it, but it's been a home run for the genre in general.
Curmudgeon that I am, nothing has lived up to the SimCity original and SimCity 2k.
 
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