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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
49. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2016, 22:12 Mr. Tact
 
When I'm gaming, the PC noise level obviously is not an issue. The issue is when reading Blue's News or other things without an audio component.

In general though, I've found I'm far more sensitive to low level background noise than most. When I still worked in an office, it wasn't that unusual for me to wander into the corridor and start asking people "what is that noise?" And have them say, "what noise?" I'd explain what I was hearing, then they would pause and listen and then say, "oh yeah, I hear it now." And it would be some stupid alert going off on the other side of the office or something...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2016, 18:47 Mr. Tact
 
Hey Blue, here you go for a quiet, quality PC build - Puget System - Serenity

Edit: typo

This comment was edited on May 11, 2016, 19:29.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced
70. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced May 10, 2016, 14:40 Mr. Tact
 
I've been considering getting a new PC for a while now. But I just haven't been able to convince myself I need to -- despite the fact my current PC is approaching it's 4th birthday. I currently have a GTX 660 Ti in my PC. I think that I'll at least wait for this now..  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2016, 07:53 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on May 9, 2016, 20:00:
Doesn't matter. I'm selling the media, not the movie. I don't own it. Never did. I do own the case and disc however and I have every right to sell it and every right to rip it before I do. It's like when I was younger and I used to have a massive record/tape collection I spent thousands of dollars on. As far as I'm concerned I've already paid for that music, not the medium. The idea that one is supposed to pay over and over again for the same product on a different medium is preposterous.

You don't really believe that do you? You're just talking trash, right?

While I certainly agree if you purchase the album, there is no issue with making a cassette tape for your use. However, when you sell the album now two people have the music and the artist only received proceeds from one. Surely you can see that's not right.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 5, 2016, 19:57 Mr. Tact
 
ventry wrote on May 5, 2016, 19:01:
What a bunch of numbnuts.
It takes all of 5 mins. to fix this.
My Win 10 install NEVER updates without my say so. Nor does it install or reset without my say so.
However don't let that get in the way of your ravings.
Are you saying there is an obvious configuration option to fix this? (I don't have Win 10). Or do you know a "fix" or what?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: First Female President confirmed May 5, 2016, 15:07 Mr. Tact
 
PHJF wrote on May 5, 2016, 11:40:
Yeah, there is, actually. All you have to do is separate money from politics, specifically when it comes to elections and lobbying. Most politicians spend tons of their time trying to get money to win an election/reelection, which both encourages lobbying and discourages actual politicking. Meanwhile campaigns for national office are so prohibitively expensive a regular Joe doesn't have a shot in hell of getting the exposure necessary for a win.
Okay -- so you are proposing what? Publicly funded campaigns? As you indicated a national campaign takes big money. I've certainly heard members of Congress complain about how much time they have to spend raising money. So some, if not many, might even agree with us. But again I don't see a path to get there.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: First Female President confirmed May 5, 2016, 09:27 Mr. Tact
 
VaranDragon wrote on May 5, 2016, 04:32:
Problem with that line of thinking is this: Clinton concedes points, Sanders endorses. Que General Elecion, Clinton easily defeats Trump with Sanders support, maybe even VP ticket. 2 Years later, none of the bullshit promises Clinton has made to Sanders or his supporters ever come to fruition and the status quo remains. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer. Thats the whole problem with elections in a paragraph, they are mostly based on lies. The people who want change, genuine change, know that. If Sanders endorses Clinton, then he is going against everything he stands for.

I'll grant there is at least some truth to what you are saying. The problem is you are over estimating the difference Sanders would make if he was President. The system is totally busted, no one person is going to fix it.

We have really painted ourselves into a corner. The only way to fix the problem is pretty much to rebuild it from the ground up. But there isn't any reasonable way to do it. The best we can hope for at this point is a series of "I'm going to do the right thing, even if it means losing my next election" legislators who start making the tough decisions and starting fixing things one at a time. I don't see that happening in my lifetime.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: First Female President confirmed May 4, 2016, 22:40 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on May 4, 2016, 21:20:
Whether he wins or not, the amount of people who will vote for him reveals how much anger and hate we still have in this country.
Yes and no. Generally speaking 80% of the vote is set in stone for presidential elections. 40% are going to vote for the D, 40% are going to vote for the R (it is actually probably higher than that, but let's low ball it...). However, I do believe a large majority of people voting for Trump in the primaries are actually voting against everyone else. Only time will tell if the trend continues into the general.

Anyway, I'll be surprised if he gets less than 40% of the popular vote -- which in of itself is scary. The thought he might win... *ugh*
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: First Female President confirmed May 4, 2016, 20:17 Mr. Tact
 
Pigeon wrote on May 4, 2016, 13:06:
RedEye9 wrote on May 4, 2016, 12:18:
Now that Cruz and Kasich have dropped out leaving the official candidate of the WWE, it ensures that the USA will get its first female president.
order has been restored to the force

One would think that's how things will turn out, but then his run to become the candidate was initially seen as a joke. Also while I don't think it will happen with Hillary, the democrats have a tendency to trip and fall flat on their face when they should have a slam dunk.

I wouldn't call it a slam dunk. Hillary definitely has her own problems -- but as I've said before, I'd like to believe there is no way Trump can win the general election. The problem is I would have said the same thing about him winning the GOP nomination. Hence my confidence is not exactly rock solid....
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 4, 2016, 20:02 Mr. Tact
 
You have to wonder how stuff like this ever gets implemented. How did someone involved in the process along the way not say, "Maybe we should give a warning or an option to delay?" It is just such bad planning it really is incredible.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue May 4, 2016, 08:22 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on May 3, 2016, 13:34:
Now, where's that Patreon?
+1
 
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News Comments > DOOM Single-Player Video
45. Re: DOOM Single-Player Video Apr 29, 2016, 11:55 Mr. Tact
 
Definitely a wait and see game. I'm kinda doubting it will be worth full price, might pick it up after the price drops.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2016, 11:48 Mr. Tact
 
I'm so glad my neighborhood has underground power lines. Although my house occasionally takes "hits" of power fluctuations (the UPSes kick on, but I don't really see any power fade) rarely do we get power outages. And when we do it is either something wide spread or the local sub-station. In ten years I think there have be 5 or 6 outages over 5 minutes. Internet is not as good, my only broadband choice is Comcast, and their performance is less than spectacular.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Footage
28. Re: No Man's Sky Footage Apr 29, 2016, 11:42 Mr. Tact
 
I am really on the fence about this. I'd like to see more about resource collection and how getting equipment and ship upgrades works. It certainly goes on the list of games "without a goal", but so was Minecraft and I definitely played a ton of Minecraft.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 20, 2016, 08:16 Mr. Tact
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 20, 2016, 03:24:
Hillary and Trump win in New York....sigh

America should just invade itself and force itself to adopt democracy.

/ducks and runs
It was only a matter of time before a protest candidate like Trump had their day. No one is voting for Trump. They are voting against all the politicians they already know. Last I heard the approval rating for Congress was either in or approaching single digits.

The funny thing is, Trump is just as bad as all the politicians. He lies as well and as easily as he breathes. That press conference where he had all the Trump products was a great example. He stood there and told lies that could demonstrably be shown as lies. Yet almost nothing was said about it.

I want to say there is no way he can win the general election. And I hope that's true, but unfortunately I'm not sure it is.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 19, 2016, 11:57 Mr. Tact
 
El Pit wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 11:29:
Blue, when I go to the user setting, I have to log in, then click on "Manage Ignored Users" in the main menu to block a certain guy here, I am asked to log in again, and am back at the main menu. I am running the latest Firefox. Is this problem known to you? Is it something on my side that I can fix?
Works for me in Chrome.
 
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News Comments > Soda Drinker Pro
7. Re: Soda Drinker Pro Apr 15, 2016, 23:01 Mr. Tact
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 15:54:
I can't believe people are paying money for this.
Late April Fools?

Assuming not, I'm not particularly surprised people would buy it. I mean they bought 'Goat Simulator", right? Is it stupid? Yes. "A fool and his money..."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2016, 08:38 Mr. Tact
 
Flo wrote on Apr 13, 2016, 07:22:
Thinking about starting a new website workorgame.com
Where I review games with regard to whether it's a real game or just work like Minecraft, [insert random crafting survival game] etc.
What do you think?!
I'm sure you aren't being serious, but it is simply a matter of personal taste. You could just as well review with regard to whether it is a real game or just another FPS.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2016, 08:20 Mr. Tact
 
I suspect there is a fair portion of the of the group calling for a Vanilla server that wouldn't last a month if it happened. The game was a lot harder at the start...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2016, 11:59 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, if only he hadn't invented inertia!  
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