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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 27, 2016, 11:53 Mr. Tact
 
Just think of all the time and money wasted on these efforts... this is why the world is a mess. People being unreasonable...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Your Letters Helped Challenger Shuttle Engineer Shed 30 Years Of Guilt. Feb 26, 2016, 21:50 Mr. Tact
 
Heard the NPR story on this. It was good he got some relief from the letters -- especially the ones from NASA and Thiokol.

It is depressing though to know someone was telling the powers that were making the decisions EXACTLY why they shouldn't launch, and yet they did any way. As was reported in the story, definitely something to be taught in our engineering schools.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2016, 10:30 Mr. Tact
 
I don't get it? Are you people not using artificial lighting where you have your computer or something? It doesn't matter if it is 2 am or 2 pm and sunny -- the amount of light in the room with my computer is unchanged.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Drinking more coffee may undo liver damage from booze. Feb 21, 2016, 15:56 Mr. Tact
 
Well, duh! That's why you drink coffee to get over a drunk.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2016, 15:49 Mr. Tact
 
I think I'd rather just beat the people responsible for the decisions on this matter about the head and shoulders repeatedly with a heavy blunt object.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2016, 11:51 Mr. Tact
 
rudra wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 11:03:
sorta mind-boggling why anyone would go with cable instead of fiber at this point... btw drop your aol account too
Love to -- would you please tell the powers that be to install it? Thanks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2016, 10:38 Mr. Tact
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Feb 20, 2016, 22:09:
What company is doing that? In this area At&t will take years if they ever put it in and Comcast is trying to get their network up to speed. Last time I talked to one of their guys they still had no idea when they would be able to provide gigabit speeds. Not to mention their price point and 1k install fee is a bit much. I'd be surprised if anyone offers gigabit in this area in the next two years. Not that most of us need anything that fast.

A page about the effort: http://uc2b.net/about/expansion/

This is the section map: http://maps.itv-3.com/champaign-urbana/

Yellow areas were federally funded and were considered "under served" and poorer neighborhoods. Green areas have reached the 50% commitment levels. The numbers are how many more commitments are needed for those areas.

If you zoom in on the three green sections adjacent to each other on the bottom left. My house is on the east side of S Vine St., the west side is getting service installed currently.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
15. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 20, 2016, 20:39 Mr. Tact
 
The iPhone thing is a lose/lose situation. Nobody wins, no matter what happens.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2016, 14:26 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, I wish. We have a fiber solution going into our area, but the way they are doing it totally sucks. Basically they cut the neighborhoods up in to areas/sections. To get the fiber in your area/section done, 50% of the homes in the area/section have to "commit" to signing up for the service. Since my house is in a section with lots of older citizens, the likelihood of reaching 50% is about 0%.

The fiber is going in literally across the street from me. My buddy 200 yds north, on a corner, doesn't get it either, but the people on the other three corners do.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2016, 11:36 Mr. Tact
 
While I agree for the most part in saying Cam was acting like a child, I am willing to cut him some slack, for now. Odds are at 26 he has only recently started encountering people who actully say "No." to him sometimes. It is likely his sense of entitlement isn't entirely his fault. Time will tell, but yeah for now -- he has a lot of learning to do.  
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5. Re: Science joke! Feb 18, 2016, 10:37 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 18, 2016, 10:36:
Never trust an atom. They make up everything!
Have a T-shirt with that on it. From the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2016, 10:36 Mr. Tact
 
The only keyboard for me:

http://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/UNI041A
 
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21. Re: Cutting Cable? Feb 17, 2016, 07:37 Mr. Tact
 
jimnms wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 21:11:
I'm seriously considering ditching cable TV.
Yeah, I'm probably going to dump cable TV soon, probably for Dish. But I can't "cut the cable" totally, because Comcast is my only broadband choice. Actually, I would have done it sooner, except I'm in love with my ReplayTV DVR. But these days I'm worried it's about time for the drive to fail (again) and not sure I can even get a drive that would work any more. And having to watch live TV instead of a DVR might induce a suicide.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2016, 20:54 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 18:57:
If you setup a Patreon page for $4.99 per month I would totally subscribe, then I wouldn't feel so bad disabling ads via AdBlock.
+1
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 14, 2016, 19:22 Mr. Tact
 
It is a bit of a pickle for the GOP. Clearly they don't want another Obama appointee to SCOTUS. But, if they spend months blocking an appointee in the Senate, it is possible the electorate will see this as them blocking the business of government. Possibly to the effect of giving the Senate back to the Dems. It will be interesting to see how things go...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 14, 2016, 10:34 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 02:42:
Holy crap, just discovered that Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead.
Yeah, the resulting debate should be fairly amusing. Tried to get my buddy to bet me Scalia won't be replaced before the election, but he wouldn't bite.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Lincoln Feb 13, 2016, 10:50 Mr. Tact
 
Bub wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 07:35:
Just in case you never studied history, New England ship and cannon builders started gorging on government contracts for warships and cannon several years before the war between the states officially started. They and Washington knew dam well what those ships were being built for. The slave issue was just a convenient premise.
Okay, I'll bite. What was the real reason for the US Civil War?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 11, 2016, 22:15 Mr. Tact
 
I like the idea of being a professional gamer as a retirement plan, too bad I know it isn't a reasonable one. Even making some money from Youtube videos would be cool. But the space is so crowded I find it difficult to believe I personally have what it takes. I know that I'm just not creative enough. Oh well, wishes and fishes...  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 11, 2016, 14:48 Mr. Tact
 
sauron wrote on Feb 11, 2016, 12:37:
I've seen a few Tesla sports cars here in NYC, they really turn heads - look like a pretty sweet ride. I hope they make it - the reviews seem really good.
Yeah, saw one here (a town of about 110k in the Midwest) and was a bit surprised. If I could afford it, I'd get one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2016, 08:58 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 8, 2016, 23:22:
Well sometimes people in rural areas like to go out too so what are their alternatives?
Designated driver? Drink less? If you want to live in BFE, there are pros and there are cons...
 
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