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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 20, 2017, 15:52 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 20, 2017, 15:48:
I'm wondering what you thought of Midnight Special, which, like Take Shelter, also starred Michael Shannon and was written and directed by Jeff Nichols.
*meh* Didn't care for the ending, but overall it was fine. Take Shelter's ending was probably just as ambiguous but didn't bother me as much for some reason... probably better if I don't think about it too much..
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Dropping XP and Vista Support
12. Re: Blizzard Dropping XP and Vista Support Jul 20, 2017, 15:48 Mr. Tact
 
Zarkonis wrote on Jul 20, 2017, 15:43:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 20, 2017, 10:26:
The loud objection will come when they drop Win7. Assuming Microsoft doesn't change their course again and release another reasonable OS (it would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath).
Actually, the bigger one will come when they stop supporting Windows 7.
If only I had said that...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 20, 2017, 15:47 Mr. Tact
 
*grumble* Youtube seems to have broken my extension for marking videos as "Watched"... a Google search didn't find anything recent, but apparently this has consistently been an issue over the years... hopefully the extension will get patched...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 20, 2017, 14:11 Mr. Tact
 
Verno wrote on Jul 20, 2017, 12:19:
Take Shelter with him and Chastain was really well done.
I agree, "Take Shelter" was far better than I expected it to be.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 20, 2017, 13:58 Mr. Tact
 
You might be surprised how much of our "news" is really non-news produced by corporations...  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Next Month
7. Re: Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Next Month Jul 20, 2017, 11:28 Mr. Tact
 
Now if they could just get a 4 Premium Tabs to a Quad Tab conversion into their micro-transaction list...  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Next Month
6. Re: Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Next Month Jul 20, 2017, 11:24 Mr. Tact
 
Found it.

Nice how it remembers/shows the limit of you vision of places you have already walked past...
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Next Month
5. Re: Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Next Month Jul 20, 2017, 11:10 Mr. Tact
 
Got a video link for showing the improved mini-map?  
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News Comments > Blizzard Dropping XP and Vista Support
2. Re: Blizzard Dropping XP and Vista Support Jul 20, 2017, 10:26 Mr. Tact
 
The loud objection will come when they drop Win7. Assuming Microsoft doesn't change their course again and release another reasonable OS (it would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath).  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Next Month
2. Re: Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Next Month Jul 20, 2017, 10:24 Mr. Tact
 
Bad timing for me. I'll need to get back up to speed on PoE and one of my sisters is about to visit, so I'll be busy spending time with her until nearly the release date. Still, looking forward to it.

That said, the trailer itself didn't seem that great...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 20, 2017, 09:34 Mr. Tact
 
48 years, and apparently I won't live to see the "next step" in space travel. *sigh*  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2017, 10:36 Mr. Tact
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 19, 2017, 10:14:
I'd say a congressman asking a question of a scientist is an improvement over the current trend of politicians circumventing or ignoring scientists altogether.
That's giving this guy WAY TOO much credit. Any reasonably educated person would not have asked this question. It wouldn't be any more ridiculous if he had asked if they'd found a Stargate in Egypt.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2017, 19:17 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 17:39:
Fair enough. Same reason I won't watch any of the new Apes movies.
Well, my main objection to Dunkirk is it actually happened. And while it is certainly an example of something we need to remember so we can make every effort not to repeat it -- watching a realistic re-enactment doesn't seem "entertaining". But I agree, it looks like another good film by Nolan, and despite my being hesitant about it -- I will probably see it at some point.

At least with the new Apes movies, it is fantasy. I really liked the originals and I think they've done a pretty good job with this reboot. It is the same basic story, with similar results, but I think they have done a good job of putting in some new details and a slightly different spin on it. Maybe not as good a job as was done on the Battlestar Galatica reboot, but still well done.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 18, 2017, 17:28 Mr. Tact
 
I wonder -- How does the size of AT&T now both capitalization and number of employees compare to the AT&T pre 1982 break-up? Four of the seven "Baby Bells" created out of that break-up are now owned by AT&T, again.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2017, 16:49 Mr. Tact
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 16:28:
Dunkirk is apparently a masterpiece...
Is that your opinion, or someone else's? Truthfully, I don't know that I need another film to remind me how terrible war is. It probably is a good film, just not sure I care to see it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 18, 2017, 15:41 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 15:32:
I don't think any high intelligence would put "mass genocide" on it's to-do list... at least not intentionally and unprovoked. So there is that.
Actually, this is part of the problem. There is no reason to believe any created intelligence would share our values. Unless we somehow manage to integrate them, which when you actually think about it, isn't an easy thing to do. So, if you suddenly have something which thinks much faster than you, but has no morals or sense of right and wrong.... well, the problems are obvious.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2017, 14:23 Mr. Tact
 
Is an attitude like that you should send your resume to the white house.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2017, 14:11 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 14:02:
Crap, they are serious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9w8L_v4ym4
Hmm, what do you think real or fake? I'm voting fake.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2017, 11:23 Mr. Tact
 
I remember using PowerPoint in 1992-1994 and thinking then it wasn't great. It is amazing it has lasted as long as it has...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2017, 11:12 Mr. Tact
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 11:10:
They sent me a letter about a month ago saying my claim was insufficient (the claim I'd submitted like 10 months ago), after I'd given them all my hardware IDs and a copy of my newegg invoice. Apparently they did this to a great many people.
I am shocked. SHOCKED!
 
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