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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 14, 2018, 10:33 Mr. Tact
 
Although I knew about the story, I hadn't read anything about it previously. It will be interesting to see what happens to Gaskill who was the intended target of the swatting but gave an expired address and dared Barriss to swat him.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2018, 10:26 Mr. Tact
 
Hmm, tip of the hat while I bite into my dill spear.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2018, 09:34 Mr. Tact
 
Oh and speaking of various sci-fi novels/authors... just yesterday I stumbled upon Amy or A.K. Duboff. Anybody read any of her stuff?  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Betrayal Announced
6. Re: Path of Exile: Betrayal Announced Nov 14, 2018, 09:23 Mr. Tact
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 14, 2018, 00:15:
I may finally start decorating my hideout now too, since I can finally keep it for next league!
Oh cool, I didn't catch that. I have never decorated either for the same reason.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2018, 09:20 Mr. Tact
 
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Nov 14, 2018, 01:21:
So I went back to reading novels - and noticed that SF was waning a bit. And then out of nowhere came the SF masterpiece - The Commonwealth Saga, starting with Pandora's Star, by Peter F. Hamilton. Incredible - I would rank it up there, or even better than, The Stars My Destination by A. Bester. Definitely ranks as high as Iain M. Banks' best.
I was not familiar with "The Stars My Destination", but based on those claims I'm willing to give it a shot. The Commonwealth Saga is pretty good, but when I re-read it I skip the Indigo dream chapters. While it is an underlying part of the story, I don't really care for it. Banks' culture novels are in my opinion on the same level as the big three. The Culture universe is definitely the fictional place I would most like to live in.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 13, 2018, 23:16 Mr. Tact
 
My current Win7 install is failing on a single security update. Something I've seen before, it will probably kick itself loose next month...  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Betrayal Announced
2. Re: Path of Exile: Betrayal Announced Nov 13, 2018, 22:36 Mr. Tact
 
I never did get going on Delve... started a character but got distracted. The Syndicate thing looks like it could be interesting. I'll have to check out the reviews from people in the beta. With the changes to the Masters and the Hideout, sounds like a fairly significant update.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2018, 20:45 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 13, 2018, 20:35:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 13, 2018, 19:40:
Is it just me or does it seem like the proposed kilogram definition is unnecessarily arcane? I mean come on, Planck's constant divided by a rate? Why not just make it ###.##### moles of element X at temperature Y?
When you get your doctorate from Caltech and your Masters from MIT and then spend your whole life dealing with it then and only then can you change it to 3 dirty showlaces tied together wrapped around a truckers full "gatorade" bottle.
The last real science class I had was high school physics. But I still mostly understand the other six definitions. Four of them are pretty simple. The proposed definition of a kilogram is pretty much gobbledygook to anyone without a PhD -- which seems out of place in comparison.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2018, 19:44 Mr. Tact
 
Gojo wrote on Nov 13, 2018, 19:16:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 13, 2018, 13:03:
I feel like the odd man out. Comics never really did it for me growing up. While my peers were sometimes enthusing about Batman or Spiderman, I was reading Howard, Heinlein, Asimov, Varley, Smith (both of them), and other books. My whole family are "readers" so that probably helped canalize my literature habits from an early age.
Why not both? I was an avid book and comic reader since I could read. Loved Howard's Conan in both novel and comic form.
If you read comics first, sure. But after reading Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke -- going back to comics would be a major let down.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2018, 19:40 Mr. Tact
 
Is it just me or does it seem like the proposed kilogram definition is unnecessarily arcane? I mean come on, Planck's constant divided by a rate? Why not just make it ###.##### moles of element X at temperature Y?  
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News Comments > Is Technomasculinity a Thing?
29. Re: Is Technomasculinity a Thing? Nov 13, 2018, 18:57 Mr. Tact
 
*meh* 188 mg of caffeine is like three cups of coffee -- unless you are drinking multiples of them... In the bad old days, I probably drank 10-12 cans of Dew a day, that would be 500-600 mgs.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2018, 14:31 Mr. Tact
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 13, 2018, 13:03:
I feel like the odd man out. Comics never really did it for me growing up. While my peers were sometimes enthusing about Batman or Spiderman, I was reading Howard, Heinlein, Asimov, Varley, Smith (both of them), and other books. My whole family are "readers" so that probably helped canalize my literature habits from an early age.
I was never a big comic guy either. I spent my early teens reading all of the Tarzan novels which had at the time been released as a "First Special Printing" by Ballantine Books. They also won the rights for publishing the LotR books, which I read shortly after, followed by a full drive into sci-fi. By then I was in nearly out of high school and comics never got my attention.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 13, 2018, 08:56 Mr. Tact
 
Actually, those idiots are just sitting at their computers, or on their phones, repeatedly trying to log onto Facebook during the entire outage...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2018, 21:46 Mr. Tact
 
Ah, ever the quick wit -- how could I ever defeat you?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2018, 21:43 Mr. Tact
 
bigspender wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 21:24:
Your sister must be following some kind of fitness plan that advocates for high protein? Otherwise she should have no issues getting the 43g of protein as the W.H.O. recommends, which is easily met because by eating any food at all - because all food has a full protein profile.

I just wanted to share that, because it blew my mind after being hit with advertising selling high protein this and that for most of my life. Then I look up cronometer and even an apple has plenty of protein, and the whole grain pasta rivals the protein content of the mince!

Take care
She does exercise on a regular basis, but not under any specific program suggesting or requiring an unusual protein intake. I'm certain she is aware of the recommended amount of daily protein intake and how much of it she is consuming. She does weight training, yoga, and cardio (she used to run, but no longer does due to various issues).

You underestimate her pickiness. When she visits, the restaurant choices are limited. But additionally, she has digestive problems. Her stomach does not digest at the rate it should -- her digestion rate has been medically tested. She has had her gall bladder removed and had issues with her pancreas. Despite all this, she is the fittest person I know. People often call her skinny but as she likes to retort, she is the proper weight for her height.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 12, 2018, 21:13 Mr. Tact
 
Apple is acting like a dick towards their customers? I am shocked. SHOCKED!  
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. Nov 12, 2018, 21:00 Mr. Tact
 
It continues to amaze me how many people who use computers on a daily basis either for work or home use and yet know almost nothing about them. It is a pretty good explanation of why game consoles are so popular.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2018, 19:47 Mr. Tact
 
It is Cutter.  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Nov 12, 2018, 19:36 Mr. Tact
 
I've been using credit cards since the late 80s. Currently I buy most things with them. Yet I have never had an issue with my card number being stolen, or fraudulent charges appearing on my accounts. What is everyone doing that I'm not which is causing problems?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 12, 2018, 19:32 Mr. Tact
 
I've said it before, I'll say it again, I do not understand why any person still has their money in a Wells Fargo bank.  
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