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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2018, 18:06 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 17:44:
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 17:41:
Ah, didn't consider they might be edible, makes sense. Are they actually cultivated anywhere?
Millions of manicured lawns the world over.
Is that a "no"?
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2018, 17:41 Mr. Tact
 
Ah, didn't consider they might be edible, makes sense. Are they actually cultivated anywhere?  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2018, 16:34 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 15:16:
Thanks a lot you lazy fuckers! Do you really hate Dandelions that much you're willing to risk cancer - for you and everyone else - for it? The irony being dandelions and a lot of other so called weeds are actually beneficial for people and the environment.
Yes, I actually hate dandelions that much. How are they beneficial?
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 22:06 Mr. Tact
 
SlimRam wrote on Aug 10, 2018, 18:30:
Lieutenant Uhura has "moderate progressive dementia."
That's a shame. One of my favorite Nichelle Nichols stories is she was considering/planning on quitting the show. She attended a Martin Luther King event. She met MLK and was surprised to find out he was a fan. She told him she was considering leaving and he told her she couldn't, she was too important of a role model to leave. So, she stayed on.
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2018, 19:51 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 9, 2018, 16:23:
It's not uncommon for people to place an order, cancel it, then order again.
It's not? How do you know that? I've never done it. I said it was a fail by Amazon, but your stance of never order expensive tech from Amazon, is a total over-reaction. Whatever. We'll have to agree to disagree.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2018, 07:40 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 9, 2018, 00:36:
2 hours. That's how long it took to drive to Fry's, pick up the tablet and keyboard, and drive home. Massive fail on Amazon's part. The largest E-commerce site could not handle a simple technology purchase.
While I agree it was a fail by Amazon I think you are being a little harsh on them. It wasn't a simple purchase, you did do something a bit odd and the policies which were triggered are designed to prevent fraud and protect you. There is no doubt they messed up. But I think it wasn't without a little help from you.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2018, 15:39 Mr. Tact
 
I have to admit, without being able say "Holy fucking hell" -- I would have been speechless too...  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
19. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Aug 8, 2018, 09:58 Mr. Tact
 
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 23:03:
NKD wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 22:06:
People have to remember that the Republicans have been smearing the Clintons for DECADES. Even many of us wise to their little plan can't help but feel a little bit disgusted when we hear the name Clinton, even if we have no real rational reason.
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The reality of Hillary Clinton as a boring centrist with no new ideas is just too much for them to contemplate.

The first 9 words of your last sentence are a completely rational reason to feel disgusted with Clinton. "Centrist" is a term that is truly just another piece of propaganda. The so-called centrists are almost completely working for big moneyed interests...be they the pharmaceutical industry, the big banks, or just the billionaire's club.

The very last thing this country needs is more power for the ultra-wealthy, slanting things further in their favor virtually guarantees literal rivers of blood. In this sense, Clinton -was- Trump...with a greater amount of subtlety and competence.
There are strands of truth here. I don't particularly like HRC. Yes, she is a professional politician with ties to corporations. There are no professional politicians which don't. However, there is no comparison between her and Trump. While she might shade an issue in favor of a particular industry, she is actually interested in helping people and solving problems. The only thing Trump is interested in is Trump. How to make himself richer, how to get more porn stars and playboy bunnies to sleep with him. No professional politician is perfect, it is not possible to be a politician well-known enough to be talked about here and not have a wart or two. But anyone not blinded by the right's propaganda would take HRC over Trump every time.

Until it gets fixed/changed, in the end it comes down to the Rs or the Ds. While both parties are similarly tied to corporate supporters, in the aggregate the Ds favor the general public far more than the Rs. Just look at the health care issue.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Ground Battle Video
61. Re: Star Citizen Ground Battle Video Aug 6, 2018, 23:38 Mr. Tact
 
Well, it sounds like something... Where is The Culture when I need them?  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2018, 23:31 Mr. Tact
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 6, 2018, 19:56:
That's certainly one solution, yes, and one I personally advocate. In 2018, there isn't really a need to be "technically savvy" to use Linux. No more than using Windows.

My mother is in her latter 60s and has been a full time Linux user for the last six years. Three years on Mint and the last three on Manjaro.
It's been a while since I've looked at it, perhaps I should look again. I admit I'm not even familiar with Mint or Manjaro. What is the solution for gaming? Some kind of virtual box?
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2018, 14:00 Mr. Tact
 
Well, I'm sure there are some unintentional insect bits in my food already. That said, while people might be eating bugs really soon, unless they don't look anything like bugs -- I'm pretty sure I won't be.  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2018, 13:56 Mr. Tact
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 6, 2018, 12:02:
[Shrugs] There are many ways around the Windows problem but people will still bitch about it while doing absolutely nothing about it.
Which solution are you advocating? Linux? I'm technically savvy enough I probably could use Linux, but I'm just not interested in executing the effort which is required.
 
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News Comments > On Star Citizen Economics
46. Re: On Star Citizen Economics Aug 6, 2018, 07:35 Mr. Tact
 
loomy wrote on Aug 6, 2018, 06:51:
what he doesn't mention this time is that most of the game will be single player against npcs, so nothing anybody else buys matters because you'll never have to deal with them, just like in NMS
Assuming the game is ever launched in a meaningful way, it will be interesting to see where it lands between EO and NMS as far as interaction between other players...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Ground Battle Video
59. Re: Star Citizen Ground Battle Video Aug 5, 2018, 21:17 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 5, 2018, 18:14:
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 5, 2018, 09:15:
First, odds are I won't be anywhere in 2040.

I suppose your lifespan comes down to what happens in November.
Even if I was calling the shots on what happened, I'm still pretty sure I won't be alive in 2040. I would have my 78th birthday in 2040. And while I currently have no health problems(fingers crossed), neither of my parents lived that long and even if I get close to that, I suspect I'll "fix" the problem myself.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Ground Battle Video
57. Re: Star Citizen Ground Battle Video Aug 5, 2018, 09:15 Mr. Tact
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 3, 2018, 12:52:
You guys are going to be so embarrassed when we're all playing this in 2040, when the retail release comes out!

*Disclaimer: This comment assumes humanity will somehow survive the next 6 years*
First, odds are I won't be anywhere in 2040. Second, thanks for the depressing thought implied by "6 years".
 
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News Comments > On Star Citizen Economics
34. Re: On Star Citizen Economics Aug 5, 2018, 07:19 Mr. Tact
 
Armengar wrote on Aug 5, 2018, 04:24:
noone is forcing people to pay for vapourware.
While true, that has no bearing on whether the game is pay to win or not.
 
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News Comments > On Star Citizen Economics
22. Re: On Star Citizen Economics Aug 4, 2018, 23:24 Mr. Tact
 
On the surface this argument seems reasonable. But like the cliche says, "The Devil is in the details." The same argument is made by those crazy phone games like Gods of War, and while it might be technically correct, the reality is if you don't spend a lot of money, you are not going to win much. So, whether or not SC is pay to win is yet to be determined. I will say, the nature of the game makes it less prone to this problem, but that doesn't mean they'll actually avoid it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 4, 2018, 23:12 Mr. Tact
 
Great news about your friends' kid -- I wonder how much of this he'll remember 20 years from now...  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 4, 2018, 22:51 Mr. Tact
 
Ah, Wells Fargo... why does anyone still have money in this bank?

Wells Fargo mistake led to hundreds of foreclosures
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2018, 19:43 Mr. Tact
 
Concerning Owens, it is just the culmination of wide receiver diva-ism. Frankly, it is surprising it took this long to happen. Whatever. The only people hurt by his not being there are the people closest to him. Good going, Terrell.

Concerning Lewis -- I don't think anyone who wasn't there really knows what happened. It seems likely he committed a crime, but what that crime would have been is difficult to say. I'm guessing he won't be the first law breaker in the HoF.
 
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