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News Comments > Path of Exile Bestiary Details
8. Re: Path of Exile Bestiary Details Feb 20, 2018, 16:47 Mr. Tact
 
ItBurn wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 13:18:
What? Why would you play standard when you can play a much more interesting league? This isn't a question.
Because you don't have to rebuild your Masters, your Atlas, your currency, your maps, and everything else. I've always thought people gave too much credit to "starting over". Really? So, are you deleting your items, your currency, and your characters at the end of each league?

That said, I have built up characters in three different leagues... *shrug*
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Bestiary Details
1. Re: Path of Exile Bestiary Details Feb 20, 2018, 10:49 Mr. Tact
 
I'm interested to see what the Ascendancy revamps will bring. Less enthused with the idea of the collecting and sacrificing of beasts.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2018, 20:42 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 19:57:
Thanks, I had used Cinemascore in the past and lost track of that site.
Never heard of the site before -- half a dozen movies later, I don't think I'll be using the service...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2018, 17:18 Mr. Tact
 
Absolutely. Just because Trump is a nihilistic narcissist and a pathological liar doesn't mean I'd want him to have a bad holiday.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2018, 16:24 Mr. Tact
 
I have to admit some surprise that Bitcoin exchanges can handle amounts like that. It makes me seriously wonder if the reverse can really happen as easily. If someone tries to selling even $100 million of Bitcoin, how long does it take that to show up in a "real" bank account?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2018, 16:19 Mr. Tact
 
Wow, this is one serious gambler.

Trader buys $400m of bitcoin in Feb. raising this total to over 96,600 bitcoins, or over $1 billion.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
35. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 19, 2018, 09:30 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 06:46:
This thread is great:

1) DangerDog says "Trump never claimed it was the largest inauguration. The media made the battle!"

2) It's proven Trump made the size comment

3) DangerDog says "Well, it's about when the photo was taken, so Trump was right!"


It shows That DangerDog doesn't bother looking into anything before getting all angry at someone else over it, meaning he blames the media instead of Trump, and it means he'll do anything to defend Trump.

Basically, why are we talking to him when it's been proven here he's ignorant, unwilling to use Google before committing to an opinion, and unwilling to change his poorly informed opinion after someone shows him actual video disputing his memory? This isn't even about opinions, which people here argue often. He's arguing fact in the face of video evidence. If someone can't even agree on widely-proven fact, why engage?
Sadly, DangerDog is not unique. In fact, he represents significant portion of the population. It is the very definition of how/why Trump was elected.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
10. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 19, 2018, 08:08 Mr. Tact
 
You make a good point Flatline. Live by the sword, die by the sword. A scorched ground campaign which, not surprisingly, will leave nothing but scorched ground and online ordering...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2018, 14:09 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, I looked at doing it just before all the builders stopped building systems with Win7. I should have done it then, but never pulled the trigger. Now with the combination of my hatred of Win10 and the issues you mention I'm just making do with what I have and will wait until I "have to".  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 18, 2018, 14:01 Mr. Tact
 
I don't know about the population at large, but my 15 year niece certainly suffers from "anxiety" which literally boggles me. She can have melt downs over the oddest things at times. I keep hoping to see her getting better at dealing with things, but time is running out. Without significant improvement I don't see how she can "survive" college, let alone if she were ever to land in a less than friendly work environment.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Device provides years of power through temperature swings. Feb 18, 2018, 13:55 Mr. Tact
 
"The initial device was relatively tiny, and only produced 1.3 milliwatts of power."

When you can power my refrigerator let me know...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 18, 2018, 09:54 Mr. Tact
 
It is too bad but not a bit surprising. I was at our local B&N last week. I'm only in there a couple of times a month, but I'll miss it when it goes, as it surely will within the next year or two...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 17, 2018, 13:04 Mr. Tact
 
Obviously the scale for a first interaction with extraterrestrial intelligent life runs the entire gamut -- from automated destruction (Battlefield Earth) to cautious, limited interaction (Arrival). I can't imagine how we might predetermine what that interaction will be like. I only know how disappointed I am I won't live to see it.

Cruise ships: Yeah, never "got it" -- always seemed like a terrible idea to me.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
14. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 17, 2018, 10:47 Mr. Tact
 
So, are you saying the negotiators were incompetent? Under the influence of whichever industries "won" in the treaty, or what?

Okay, "charming" isn't necessary a requirement for a good president, you got me. But you know what, I'll take it over someone who likes insulting people over Twitter any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 17, 2018, 09:00 Mr. Tact
 
You know what, I'll admit I don't know jack about what is in the TPP. But I'd be willing to guess neither do you. It is likely you are simply repeating a talking point you heard from Rush or read on Breitbart. Treaties like that are complicated, and I have little doubt there was some bad in with the good. But to think it was a "horrific agreement" means you think either the US negotiators were incompetent or traitors. And while one of those being true is not outside the realm of the possible, I don't find it reasonable to think or believe it.

No reasonable person thinks anyone is "the second coming", especially any politician. Obama was a very capable president. He was about as honest as politicians ever are, which is to say some of his statements turned out to be untrue. He was articulate, intelligent, and charming. On the other hand, Trump is a nihilistic narcissist and a pathological liar. He is also at a minimum a borderline racist, probably mostly due to his upbringing by an openly racist father. He isn't a genocidal maniac. Although his rhetoric is so over the top, some might wonder if he wants to be.

So yeah, Obama wasn't perfect and Trump isn't Hitler. I can agree with that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 16, 2018, 19:28 Mr. Tact
 
Actually, the worst damage is in the Judiciary -- the appointment of judges from the far right who will be causing damage for a generation to come. If you ever thought the courts were a little too corporation friendly, you ain't seen nothing yet.

And that's not even considering the SCOTUS seat the GOP stole, although McConnell not Trump gets the credit for that.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Bestiary League Next Month
11. Re: Path of Exile Bestiary League Next Month Feb 16, 2018, 16:05 Mr. Tact
 
Ah, yes -- I forgot about the Tabula Rasa... that makes me a liar. I actually have found one of those.

I didn't intend to imply PoE is fun only for the top 1% of players. As I said, I like the game. I have fun playing the game. If I didn't, I wouldn't have spent over 1,000 hours playing it. And I certainly understand the hardest content of many games is not reached by most players. And yes, there have been content additions which were available to anyone who was reasonably capable. The 3.0 expansion would be a good example of that, going from 4 Acts to 10 Acts.

That said, I have "done the work" in other games -- for instance, I was at one point in a WoW guild doing the most recent raid content on heroic difficulty -- something a reasonably small portion of the WoW population does. And I feel the steepness of the end game curve in PoE is a bit too steep and the only thing I've seen GGG do is make it steeper.

Still a good game though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2018, 15:06 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 13:22:
Yeah, there were only five planets and one asteroid in Andromeda. It felt pretty damn small, to be honest.
Uh, okay. I assume that was an attempt at being funny, don't quit your day job.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Bestiary League Next Month
7. Re: Path of Exile Bestiary League Next Month Feb 16, 2018, 11:47 Mr. Tact
 
I don't know if you were referring to me or not, but I don't want to "beat" the game. I would however like to at least see all the content. Which despite 1,000+ hours and three lvl 86+ characters, I haven't.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Bestiary League Next Month
4. Re: Path of Exile Bestiary League Next Month Feb 16, 2018, 11:25 Mr. Tact
 
Wow, just did the math on all the tabs I've purchased and it is a bit embarrassing how much I've spent on this game...  
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