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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
7. Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 8, 2018, 23:03 Mr. Tact
 
shiho wrote on Sep 8, 2018, 22:08:
Trump does not fall into a single political stereotype, and he will drag these megacorporations into government regulation, kicking and screaming. Welcome to the public utilities of the 21st century.
That has to be one of the most hilarious things I have ever read. The Trump administration has erased decades worth of regulations on corporations already, and gave them a huge tax break. Not that they were paying much taxes anyway due to tax law loop holes.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2018, 22:53 Mr. Tact
 
The show looks like it has potential, but not sure it is worth subscribing for it...  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Telecoms have been throttling YouTube and Netflix Sep 8, 2018, 13:30 Mr. Tact
 
Uh, is there anyone who didn't see this coming? I love this line:
The carriers have defended their actions as traffic management and not “throttling.”
Yeah, this is just a single finger wave, not me telling you to fuck off.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2018, 13:24 Mr. Tact
 
Nice. One would have thought given the project parameters this is something they would have looked at closely. Stupidity indeed...  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Sep 8, 2018, 13:18 Mr. Tact
 
Apps collecting and selling data?! I am shocked. SHOCKED!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2018, 01:32 Mr. Tact
 
A "super-pod" of dolphins off the Monterey Coast: Awesome.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2018, 01:20 Mr. Tact
 
Sounds pretty convincing to me. Hell, I'm almost tempted to try Manjaro. If ever I decide to take the Linux plunge, I'll be sure to ask you about it first, Burrito.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 7, 2018, 13:37 Mr. Tact
 
32:9 aspect ratio? Is there anything that's setup for that? I'd be more interested if it had a more reasonable ratio...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 7, 2018, 12:23 Mr. Tact
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 12:06:
Virginia man puts up electric fence near a school bus stop to keep kids off his lawn.
You know I was actually empathetic toward the man until I saw his photo. What a real American hero.
Initially when I read the article I thought 18' seemed a bit much for the city to be claiming. But thinking about it, to have room for utilities and if they were actually going to install a side walk on his side of the street... 18' might be reasonable. Either way, an electric fence was a dick move -- a normal fence would have been sufficient.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 7, 2018, 11:54 Mr. Tact
 
I have a buddy whose laptop recently croaked on a forced Win10 update and reboot. He ended up calling Microsoft, they told him it was because some driver was no longer supported and they suggested he downgrade to Win7.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 7, 2018, 08:09 Mr. Tact
 
NKD wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 07:51:
Did they ever give any indication of why Trump's election might have increased their racism or anti-Semitism?
I don't think it increased the amount but it emboldened them. If a racist was elected President then they could "come out of the closet" so to speak. They thought they were the new majority.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse - Teachers Moonlighting Sep 7, 2018, 08:07 Mr. Tact
 
Jonjonz wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 07:44:
I don't get it, what are they selling?

Pictures?
Yeah, it wasn't clear to me either. As best I can tell they take pictures of things they have created for their classrooms and other teachers use those ideas for their classrooms. Pretty amazing one of them makes $200k doing it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 6, 2018, 23:03 Mr. Tact
 
Why would a "serious" gamer use wireless instead of a wired connection?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 6, 2018, 22:07 Mr. Tact
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 6, 2018, 16:48:
Secondly, who looks at their keyboard as they type?
I was going to answer this question with, "anyone who didn't take a typing class?" -- only to realize it makes me sound as old as I am. Do they still have some kind of keyboarding class in schools to teach touch typing (or whatever the term is)?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Sep 6, 2018, 22:00 Mr. Tact
 
Sharky's Machine and the Bandit movies are what is foremost in my mind when Burt is mentioned. RIP.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 6, 2018, 20:38 Mr. Tact
 
I've said it before, I'll say it again -- how is it possible anyone still has money on deposit at this bank?  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 6, 2018, 14:41 Mr. Tact
 
Interesting, while I was aware the intelligence agencies of those five nations cooperated, I hadn't previously heard of the "Five Eyes" designation. Although apparently it has been around since WWI. You learn something new every day I guess...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 6, 2018, 14:04 Mr. Tact
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 6, 2018, 13:56:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 6, 2018, 12:18:
controversial Nike Ad, it's damn good
It is damn good. The fact that it will piss off conservitards is just sweet, sweet buttercream icing on the cake. Maybe they can show us just how angry they are...by burning the stuff they have already bought and paid for. That'll show us.
Yeah, the fact they don't understand protest is a form of free speech never fails to amaze me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 6, 2018, 13:31 Mr. Tact
 
I understand the cats have probably never been in the wild and have no desire to hurt the people. Low risk? Possibly. No risk? No.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Curmudgeon Alert Sep 6, 2018, 13:27 Mr. Tact
 
*grumble*

So, I have been using a Exxon/Mobil speedpass key tag for over a decade. It is a small RFID device which I carried on my key-chain. It allowed me to pay for my gasoline by holding it briefly next to the indicated spot on the pump. Exxon is switching to a phone app where you scan the QR code on the pump. According to one of their FAQs, "Some stations have already upgraded their technology and you may experience sites that no longer accept Speedpass key tag." Apparently, the station I use, has.

I am not happy.
 
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