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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 28, 2017, 00:11 Mr. Tact
 
Saw an ad for this film on swing dancing, and while I am not about to take it up, it does look entertaining. I will definitely have to check that out when it hits the movie channels...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
76. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2017, 00:07 Mr. Tact
 
Okay -- I do not approve of Russia's actions. That said -- You want to complain about bad treatment in Russia? Get in the LONG fucking line...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2017, 00:05 Mr. Tact
 
To Ford's credit, at least he owned up to it. It would seem like a serious violation, certainly a potential deadly one. Age 74 isn't old for some people, but I'm guessing he should give up his pilot's licence even if it isn't taken away from him.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
93. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 27, 2017, 14:03 Mr. Tact
 
Verno wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 14:02:
The real question is how long this will go on generating ongoing revenue?
We should start a betting pool on that... (are the British bookies already doing it?)
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Mar 26, 2017, 23:40 Mr. Tact
 
Hadn't heard about the John Deere thing, went read a couple of articles on it. Makes you wonder if the Demolition Man world of a single restaurant worldwide is something that could actually happen. Aren't you glad corporations are people and can spend as much money on our election process as they want?  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft EU Price Increases
10. Re: World of Warcraft EU Price Increases Mar 26, 2017, 22:34 Mr. Tact
 
Saw this while out and about:

It now officially costs as much as a just-released AAA game for a full transfer (server plus faction) for ONE character, on a very old game with a paid release, half a dozen paid expansions and a monthly sub. Microchaton
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2017, 21:16 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 20:26:
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 19:19:
Millions of people across the globe are eating "beaver butt" and don't even know that they're consuming such a substance.
Oh goddamn, AZ, I did not need to know that!
It's an exaggeration at best, here is an article on it. First, it is only a gland near the anus, not the anus itself. Second, from the article, "These days, castoreum is primarily used for fragrances, not foods. Its too expensive and cumbersome (and gross) a process to extract. [...] But the chances castoreum is in your food are slim to none."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2017, 21:09 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 21:03:
Don't bother going to see Life.
I walked out before it was over it was that bad.
Or maybe you could say I drove out through the plot holes.
No surprise there, what made you think it was worth going to see?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Supermassive black hole rocketing through space Mar 26, 2017, 16:51 Mr. Tact
 
Wow, that's incredible. When I was in HS, I considered the idea of being an Astronomer. It's really too bad I didn't do that, because the last 50 years have been truly amazing for that field of endeavor.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Mar 26, 2017, 16:44 Mr. Tact
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 16:25:
It doesn't make sense that you can order much higher quality prints from professional online services at a fraction of the cost of printing at home.
I ask this out of almost complete ignorance -- is that really true? I mean I have a color laser I bought for $400 and I have no complaints whatsoever. But then I really don't do a ton of printing. I basically bought it because the previous two $99 printers I bought hadn't lasted very long and I was looking for something a little more sturdy.

As far as the SCOTUS case goes -- is the article saying if the court rules against Lexmark it could weaken existing DRM legislation? That could have interesting repercussions...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
20. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Mar 26, 2017, 15:13 Mr. Tact
 
Ahh, a little Googling explains your confusion. Found a site listing the best and worst states for real estate taxes and it has Illinois as second worst at 2.38% I'm guessing they are talking about just the "state tax" and not including the local county and city taxes. I'm also guessing there are places worse than my effective 3.23% against real cash value rate.  
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free
7. Re: StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free Mar 26, 2017, 15:06 Mr. Tact
 
LOL.. built in LAN play. One of the main things that made the game great but wasn't carried forward.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
19. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Mar 26, 2017, 14:45 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 13:19:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 10:59:
Creston wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 10:54:
Last I checked, sales tax was 21% in the Netherlands, so it could always be significantly worse.
21% eh? I wonder how their real estate taxes are.. I'm paying $500 a month on my $180k house which is fairly obnoxious considering my mortgage payment is $580 a month,
That doesn't sound right. The highest property taxes in the USA are 2%, so you'd pay $3600 per year for your house, or about $300 per month.
Unfortunately, it is correct. I pulled out the receipt from last year to verify my memory:

Estimated Fair Cash Value (EFCV): $183,798
Total tax: $5,938.48

The tax rate is applied against an "equalized value" which is slightly more than one third the EFCV minus a $6,000 primary residence deduction. The rate applied against that amount is .107464. An effective rate against the EFCV of 3.23%.

This comment was edited on Mar 26, 2017, 15:07.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
58. Re: On Sale Mar 26, 2017, 14:37 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 13:04:
1. Mr. Tact is usually the voice of moderation in these threads, neither exceedingly liberal or conservative. When you've lost him, you've gone to far one direction or the other. (Perhaps you aren't really, Mr. Tact, but you appear to be so )
Again, thank you. I do try to see both sides, and I do have personal opinions which would register as liberal and others which would register as conservative. I think it is pretty clear both the far left and the far right have lost their way. Often, they are so stuck in their ideologies they are unable or unwilling to even consider modifying their views. And reasonable people are caught in the middle of a never ending tennis rally, watching the issue batted back and forth...

Actually the worst part is people are often making decisions on these things will little or no information. I think Trump is a fantastic example of this. I totally get the idea of wanting an outsider, a non-politician, someone not beholding to the DC establishment. I could definitely vote for someone like that too. But Trump? He may not have held office, but he is very much like the lifelong, professional politicians. The idea he's for the common man, or really has any idea what the common man's life is like is easily destroyed by reviewing his past business dealings.

*shrug* C'est la vie. Que sera, sera.

This comment was edited on Mar 26, 2017, 17:08.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
57. Re: On Sale Mar 26, 2017, 14:14 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 13:29:
Hey, like I said, that movie is awesome... to a nine-year-old!
Well, I would have to agree seeing tits when I was 9 was a major win. However outside that small context, the movie was horrid -- even as satire.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
17. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Mar 26, 2017, 10:59 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 10:54:
Last I checked, sales tax was 21% in the Netherlands, so it could always be significantly worse.
21% eh? I wonder how their real estate taxes are.. I'm paying $500 a month on my $180k house which is fairly obnoxious considering my mortgage payment is $580 a month,
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
88. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 26, 2017, 09:32 Mr. Tact
 
Luke wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 05:13:
Some/many people WANT to be fooled .
Its sooo easy just stop up take a breath read and take a feel , Is this begger project worth anything ...

But nooooo people are use to click Yes to everything today ....clows

So eat it loosers ya got scammet.....HARD
Haha -- I have no idea which side you are on. Perhaps that was intentional?

Edit: Ahh, after further consideration, I realize you are just attempting to taunt SC supporters. Easy target, you can do better.

This comment was edited on Mar 26, 2017, 09:56.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: On Sale Mar 26, 2017, 09:30 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 05:19:
"jdreyer"Mar 26, 2017, 02:33]
1) When you've lost Mr. Tact...
He's not the gold standard of morality (no offense, Mr. Tact).
LOL -- First, thank you JD for apparently holding me in such high regard. Secondly to Kxmode, no offense taken. I wouldn't care to attempt to score my relative morality. But I do try to be reasonable despite being a curmudgeon. This is a socially difficult area. As I said before, I understand your reluctance Kxmode, but you should rethink your approach. *shrug*
jdreyer wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 02:33:
You can believe whatever you want. I've said everything I care to express on this subject.
Ditto.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: On Sale Mar 26, 2017, 09:11 Mr. Tact
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 01:26:
That review has a decent argument for Starship Troopers not being quite as bad as I'd remembered.
Uh yeah, I'd have to read that before I'd believe it. Starship Troopers was a horrid movie. And as you mentioned, has very little to do with the book it was named after.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2017, 23:26 Mr. Tact
 
Haha. "Pop! Goes the weasel."  
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