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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2016, 17:49 Mr. Tact
 
Wow, cool. Didn't realize they'd gotten that far -- it wasn't something I was trying to keep tabs on. Thanks for pointing out the update, nin.  
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Sells 1M
4. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Sells 1M Nov 24, 2016, 17:45 Mr. Tact
 
Even more amazing is there are Let's Plays of it posted on YouTube, including by a guy I like to watch occasionally. Although I've never watched his Farming Simulator stuff... maybe I should watch a couple, hell who knows, maybe it is a great game. *shrug*  
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Metaverse
6. Re: Thanksgiving Metaverse Nov 24, 2016, 17:43 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 15:48:
Why am I not surprised that Trump voters got taken in by fake stories.
Would you be surprised by non-Trump supporters being taken? You shouldn't be. Saw something recently saying about 40% of people get their news from Facebook. And if you ever watched the late night guys doing the "Asking questions on the street" segments -- the average Joe doesn't know diddly about current events or politics. And most of them are happy that way, "Ignorance is bliss".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2016, 17:37 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 14:27:
I miss WKRP, loved that show as a kid.
Yeah, it blows they couldn't do a proper DVD release due to the music royalties.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Legal Briefs
3. Re: Thanksgiving Legal Briefs Nov 24, 2016, 17:35 Mr. Tact
 
Become? Paid any attention to corporate behavior in the last 150 years?  
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards
40. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 24, 2016, 17:09 Mr. Tact
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 14:00:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 11:57:
I think I'll give Cities Skylines a try, for 8 bucks even if it isn't great I won't mind too much.

Even if it isn't great? Perhaps you may not like it, but it's been a home run for the genre in general.
Curmudgeon that I am, nothing has lived up to the SimCity original and SimCity 2k.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards
27. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 24, 2016, 11:57 Mr. Tact
 
I think I'll give Cities Skylines a try, for 8 bucks even if it isn't great I won't mind too much.  
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards
14. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 24, 2016, 08:53 Mr. Tact
 
Trying to decide if 40% is enough of a discount to get "No Man's Sky". If it was a 66% discount, I'd probably get it -- I feel like it is a $20 game. $36 instead of $60 is good, but not sure if it is good enough...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2016, 22:39 Mr. Tact
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 22:15:
My motherboard on my gaming rig has died.

I am now using a machine that runs on Vista....for basically everything.

My family is taking bets on how long I will will endure before I go buy a new motherboard..if not a new rig all together.
Do you have a copy of Win7 you can install on a new machine? If so, no reason to wait!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2016, 19:07 Mr. Tact
 
Retired wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 21:20:
Side note, anyone big on financial markets and macro US enomics? Would like to have a spit ball session on an outlook of the next 6-36 months. Would prefer to keep politics out of it as what is aboit to occur is independent of who is president as it is a mess in the making for several years now. Would be happy to take offline or move into the forums.
Bats, I doubt anything has really changed. Anyone who tells you they know what is going to happen in the next three years is either lying to themselves or to you. A widely diverse portfolio with investments mostly in indexed funds has, is, and will continue to be the way to go.

If you are really stressed about it because you want to retire in three years or some other large financial change in your life, you should talk to a certified financial planner. You should able to get consulting from one for either a flat fee, or possibly even for free for the initial consultation.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2016, 13:21 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 12:24:
So what are you yanks going to do tomorrow? Drink beer? Eat turkey? Watch football? Shoot off guns? Chant USA! USA! USA? In that order?

Yes.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2016, 22:29 Mr. Tact
 
Awesome, that seems to have been the issue. Thanks nin!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2016, 22:28 Mr. Tact
 
* Setting "Remember Me".  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2016, 21:56 Mr. Tact
 
Hmmm, I partially cleared my cookies to fix an issue at another web-site and now I am seeing odd behavior on the News Forum index. Topics I have looked at, when they receive new posts, are not getting the red asterisk... anyone seen this before and have a fix?  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft 12th Anniversary Celebration
15. Re: World of Warcraft 12th Anniversary Celebration Nov 22, 2016, 15:35 Mr. Tact
 
I always wanted to do one of those mass level one race runs from one zone to another but never managed it...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2016, 15:26 Mr. Tact
 
nin wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 14:57:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 14:52:
I try hard not to be a conspiracy nut, but I have to admit I have a hard time believing Oswald assassinated JFK on his own. I don't worry about it much though -- I figure we'll never know for sure one way or the other unless someone builds a time machine or a "Wormcam" like the one in The Light of Other Days.

Interesting - reminds me of the plot of Deju Vu, which was out 6 years later...
Yeah, it is great idea to write a book around. Just think about how it might modify your actions if you knew anyone who wanted to could observe you. Or how it would modify things like what politicians or corporations do. When you can actually witness the back room deals... or hear people planning crimes. It would cause major upheaval... another which would really change the world is The Truth Machine. Such a device would turn the world upside down overnight...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2016, 14:52 Mr. Tact
 
I try hard not to be a conspiracy nut, but I have to admit I have a hard time believing Oswald assassinated JFK on his own. I don't worry about it much though -- I figure we'll never know for sure one way or the other unless someone builds a time machine or a "Wormcam" like the one in The Light of Other Days.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
54. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2016, 22:10 Mr. Tact
 
If you want to defend Trump in general, I have no beef with that. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and only time will tell who is right about what a Trump presidency will mean in the long haul. But trying to defend Trump University simply shows you haven't spent any time looking at what was going on there. Pick better battles to fight...  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
50. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2016, 20:06 Mr. Tact
 
descender wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 18:09:
You need 3/4 ratification to remove the electoral college and there are far too many small states over-represented by the current system to ever change it that way. Short of a constitutional convention (which is just... terrifying) I don't really see it ever going away.
Actually there is another way, and people are working on it. Since each state controls how their electoral votes are cast. ie.. a couple do it proportionally, a couple of others by the voting districts/regions, currently though the vast majority cast all the votes for the candidate receiving the most votes in their state. The idea is for states to pass laws saying the all their electoral college votes will be cast for the candidate receiving the most votes, nationwide. If the electoral votes in states passing laws like this exceed 270, you will have effectively made the EC null and void and presidential election will be based on the national vote total.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2016, 16:47 Mr. Tact
 
DMV isn't closed on Mondays in New York?  
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