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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 Mar 18, 2016, 11:23 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 18, 2016, 11:18:
Have any of you had cataract surgery? I recently had the surgery performed on my right eye. I can see much clearer now, but there is a side-effect. At night, when it's completely dark, I can see double lights - two layers of moon, double street lights, etc. Is this a normal condition or did something get botched?
Hmm, my mother had the surgery many years ago. What you are saying has a ring of familiarity, but I am not certain. Obviously the best thing to do is ask -- possibly even someone other than the surgeon.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2016, 11:10 Mr. Tact
 
Look on the bright side, sauron. It could be worse, you could be a Sixers fan...  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2016, 10:53 Mr. Tact
 
The Knicks could probably win March Madness, but they would have a rough time of it.  
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38. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2016, 10:46 Mr. Tact
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 17:47:
Creston wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 17:23:
Fuck me, not this "The healing power of poop / piss" bullshit again.

A friend of mine got told by her doctor a year ago to "start drinking a cup of your own urine each day."

I hope she immediately stopped visiting that doctor.
That was exactly my immediate thought -- I'd never see that doctor again. Except maybe in the grocery store, where I would point at him/her and laugh out loud.

On the Pateron thing, I think it's a good idea. From what I've heard about what websites get from each ad or ad click, one $5 a month Patreon commitment would be equivalent of hundreds ads, if not more....
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2016, 10:30 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, Blue. The only reason I saw him at the beginning was because of the title. And because I did see him immediately, I was fearful the video would show his lights come on and him pull out and drive away. Thankfully that didn't happen.  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 15, 2016, 23:15 Mr. Tact
 
Bummer. My condolences.  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 15, 2016, 13:27 Mr. Tact
 
I'm sorry, which new funeral are we talking about? Or did you mean one personal to you? Personally, I decided a long time ago I was done with funerals. Immediate family and my own are all that's left for me.  
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 14, 2016, 14:12 Mr. Tact
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 13:12:
I just generally take my foot off the gas and let my Jeep slow down. Sometimes way down. They usually get the hint.
My father used to do this -- once, on a two lane highway he slowed down to 20 mph and the clown still wouldn't pass him (the road was straight and there was no other traffic). Rarely do I drive anywhere without out seeing at least one person doing something idiotic. The percentage of terrible drivers is way too high, makes me recall one of my favorite sayings:

"The only reason some people are still alive, is because it is against the law to kill them."
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 14, 2016, 10:58 Mr. Tact
 
Nevermind. I am a freaking idiot. The exit point appears when you click on a start point. I figured there was something I needed to do to get the exit points to appear, and there was, I needed to click on a start point. *face palm*  
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1. Off-topic random question Mar 14, 2016, 10:05 Mr. Tact
 
Was hoping someone could either point me to a proper forum to ask this question, or answer it:

I've been playing "The Witness" and while I have solved enough puzzle to light eight lasers, the puzzle on top of the mountain still does not have the "exits" on it. Hence I can't solve it. Any idea what causes the exits to show up?

It wasn't hard to find an extensive walk through but I didn't really want to read one -- just want to know which puzzles I need to solve to cause the exits on the mountain top puzzle to appear...
 
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1. Re: Watch this guy try to reach level 100 in World of Warcraft — using a dancepad… Mar 14, 2016, 09:53 Mr. Tact
 
Holy cow. That is insane. Certainly adds a new twist to playing WoW.  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2016, 12:42 Mr. Tact
 
It is just stupid to subject ourselves to it every year. If we want DST, set it and forget it. When I was working with UK based people it was worse. The schedules don't match, so four changes a year.

Make it whatever you want. Stop changing it.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 9, 2016, 19:55 Mr. Tact
 
"A prime number is a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself."  
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19. Re: GeForce Driver Warning Mar 8, 2016, 14:44 Mr. Tact
 
I can't remember the last time I installed a video driver update other than immediately after installing the video card... am I missing out on something?  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 8, 2016, 14:29 Mr. Tact
 
Molten Salt + Water: The slow motion shot is pretty cool.

Peyton: Generally gets less credit than he deserves. Yeah, his playoff record isn't great, but Indianapolis was a nothing franchise before Peyton got there.

Additional topic: Lovie Smith hired as football coach of University of Illinois.

Wow. Didn't see that coming. I live in Urbana-Champaign and hence am a default fan. But there hasn't been much to cheer in Illinois football for a LONG time. Here's to hoping Lovie can turn it around. It won't be an easy task.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2016, 13:15 Mr. Tact
 
Hmm, guess I missed all the 20th Anniversary parties for Win 95 last year...  
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2016, 09:40 Mr. Tact
 
nin wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 01:55:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 22:37:
I turn 54 this year. Neither of my parents lived to 80. I have 15 years worth of savings, plus or minus 5 years.

I totally sympathize. I turn 41 this year, with both of my parents being gone 2-4 years now. I'm in this weird state of "what do I want to do with my life?" crossed with "I have a finite amount of time left (20-30 years, if I'm lucky), and it terrifies me".

I hope things get better for you!

Hey nin, I'd like to respond to you personally but you have the option to send you an email toggled off. Drop me a note on mine?
 
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13. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Mar 6, 2016, 23:05 Mr. Tact
 
dubfanatic wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 23:01:
If I leave my car door open with the keys in it,
In Chicago, you'd be breaking the law doing that. Just sayin'
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2016, 22:37 Mr. Tact
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 21:57:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 21:00:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 17:39:
Since age 40 or so, the only times I've slept past 7 am is either when I went to bed after 2 am or when drunk. Torture for me, is having to be working past 2-3 pm. Until I was laid off last week, I had been working 6:30 am to 3:30 pm for the last 4 years.

Sorry to hear you got laid off. Hope you got a nice long severance package and are collecting unemployment. Hope you can get something soon. Companies expect workers to work 7 to 7, or they'll replace you with an H1-B. Sucks donkey balls.

I disagree. And I don't think Tact was saying he was laid off over his preferred flexible hours. I think in general jobs are trending towards more flexible hours, at least in job markets / industries that apply to this conversation. If there's an early meeting I work 9-6, if not I work noon to 8, or even later. That's a more recent benefit in my workplace... and our H1-B employees are welcome to work those hours as well.

My work hours were not an issue in any way. And if they had been, I would have gladly switched to 8-5 or 9-6 to keep my job.

The issue was for what they pay me, they can hire two people in Sri Lanka, or three people in India. And for the work I did, I really didn't get paid that much (network engineer with a CCNA). And no, I am not exaggerating, the company is opening a large data center in India and already has a fairly significant one in Sri Lanka.

I was fortunate and did get a good severance package, 2 weeks per year of service. Which for me, means 40 weeks of severance. Plus, since I was over 20 years, I get paid out for my vacation this year -- so, another 4 weeks of pay. During the severance I can continue my existing health care, with the company paying the same portions they did before.

However some of my co-workers were less fortunate. They were "re-badged", something similar to HP's handiwork: HP screws their employees

I haven't checked on the specifics, but from what I understand the amount I would get from unemployment is hardly worth the effort. I'll make sure to double check on it, before totally dismissing it.

As for getting another job... I'm definitely taking a couple of months off first. If I start going insane without a job to fill my days, I may go back. But I'm probably done. I turn 54 this year. Neither of my parents lived to 80. I have 15 years worth of savings, plus or minus 5 years. So I'm thinking I'll at least try retirement for awhile.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2016, 17:39 Mr. Tact
 
Since age 40 or so, the only times I've slept past 7 am is either when I went to bed after 2 am or when drunk. Torture for me, is having to be working past 2-3 pm. Until I was laid off last week, I had been working 6:30 am to 3:30 pm for the last 4 years.  
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