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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 6, 2017, 20:00 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 19:24:
I agree Pence would be worse. And if he were impeached, it gets even worse with the Blu-ray Granny Starver, Paul Ryan.
Paul Ryan is a great example of an excellent politician. That is to say, he knows how to play the media/public. When he first rose to prominence, I initially thought he seemed like a reasonable guy. But it didn't take too long to realize my initial impression was incorrect. His ideas on what the federal government should look like are radical. Here is a guy who was thinking while in college about how he wanted to eliminate Medicare and Medicaid. Ryan's picture of what the US federal government should look like would not be recognizable by most US citizens.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 6, 2017, 18:24 Mr. Tact
 
First, currently there is no information available publicly which would lead to an impeachment and then removal from office of Trump. It is not even close. Second, even if it did happened, Pence is worse. Sure, we'll no longer have the POTUS tweeting nonsense -- because he will be busy getting legislation passed which will make the Ds reflect fondly on the Trump administration. No matter what happens, US citizens are in for a world of pain even if 40% of them (the Trump supporters) don't realize it yet.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 6, 2017, 17:00 Mr. Tact
 
Hey, at least you don't live here!

It isn't going to get better any time soon. I agree with Maher. There is, currently anyway, no reason to believe Trump can't get himself re-elected. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see the Ds showing many signs of life.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2017, 16:25 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 16:20:
Buh Bye, Mar-uh-Lago.
No worries, Trump will just sell it to a Russian oligarch for twice what he paid.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 6, 2017, 15:28 Mr. Tact
 
NKD wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 14:25:
I saw a video one guy did kind of investigating this shit. He went to the town, to the address where all these businesses are "registered" so that they can be in the district, and it's just a building with a receptionist and a couple dozen empty offices where no one actually works.

Could probably find it by digging around.
Corporations do the same thing for their overseas HQs. Often it is just a PO box and maybe a receptionist, but it legally allows them to avoid large amounts of taxes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 6, 2017, 13:13 Mr. Tact
 
Good job, Newegg. They've long been my preferred tech supplier this strengthens that loyalty.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2017, 12:38 Mr. Tact
 
Really? Weird. We had an above ground pool when I was a kid for a good 5 years at least, and I don't recall ever finding anything dead in it, except for insects. And this was in a town of 2,500.. so not exactly an urban center.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 11 This Month
6. Re: Diablo III Season 11 This Month Jul 6, 2017, 12:35 Mr. Tact
 
WaltC wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 11:39:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 10:13:
Yeah, Spectral -- it gets a lot more hate than it deserves. Even though I'm not happy with the on-line requirement, I've gotten over it over time...
I didn't buy it--don't want it--when developers start designing the DRM into the structure of their games, I'm out--just not interested.
Yeah, I've seen this complaint plenty of times. It isn't without some small amount of merit, but it really doesn't carry a lot of weight in today's reality. And admittedly this issue really annoyed me for StarCraft 2, to the point that I didn't finish the campaign. You can say you are voting with your wallet by not buying it, but frankly -- that boat shipped out a long time ago. And if you're still playing D2, I have to think you'd get, at a minimum, a few hundred hours of entertainment out of D3.

So you would consider Path of Exile DRM laden too, right? Any game you can play solo which requires you to be on-line.

*shrug* To each their own.

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News Comments > Diablo III Season 11 This Month
2. Re: Diablo III Season 11 This Month Jul 6, 2017, 10:13 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, Spectral -- it gets a lot more hate than it deserves. Even though I'm not happy with the on-line requirement, I've gotten over it over time...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2017, 10:11 Mr. Tact
 
Pictures will be cool, Blue.

The woman on the United flight should have produced the two boarding passes and said, I don't think so...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2017, 09:50 Mr. Tact
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 01:32:
kinda ironic how he took a document intended to foment revolution 200 years ago as a personal attack against that idiot in the white house.
Ironic possibly, but not surprising. It is a bit of a rant against King George III. Hence it isn't surprising when portions are taken out of context it would seem to be directed at any national leader who has been acting like a tyrant.

While NPR got a lot more heat over this than they deserved, it was a fairly stupid idea to put the DoI out over Twitter.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2017, 11:56 Mr. Tact
 
I told you the moon landings were faked, says so right here in the Florida HS text book!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
69. Re: Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Plans Jul 4, 2017, 22:22 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 22:15:
Yes. Like when documentaries on the sun explain with absolute certainty that the star will go supernova in a few billion years hence. The Bible states another thing to is contrary. It all comes done to faith? I'd rather put my faith in the Bible's positive look into future than in man's negative look into the future. Eventually, humanity will know who was correct.
Actually, no. The science shows the Sun will eventually expand into a red giant before becoming a white dwarf. It does not have enough mass to create a supernova. And it's about 5 billion years away. The Earth will be "dead" long before that, so if we are still around it won't be on Earth.

The science is based on direct observation of stars of a similar size in various parts of the star's life cycle throughout the universe. I'll take repeatable observable evidence over random rantings. I already know who is correct.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Non-sequitur Jul 4, 2017, 22:16 Mr. Tact
 
Dacote wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 21:47:
A tie goes to the runner.
Several progressional cyclist have come forward to say they believe it was a grievous offense.
“There was no reason for that elbow,” said Hammond. “As a former professional bike rider I know the way it is done.”
I don't do TV so I will never know.
Hammond works with the team Cavendish is on, hardly an impartial observer. And frankly, the comment in my mind shows it. As I said, it is not clear the elbow contacted Cavendish and even if it did, it was after Cavendish was on the way down.

A story on cyclists questioning the decision.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
65. Re: Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2017, 22:08 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 21:32:
Why are we here?

Science still has not been able to answer this question. The Bible does, many times over.
Oh please.. really? Why not just tell us you know God exists because you "feel" his presence. The answer is, there is no reason we are here. It is random. We are here because, this planet formed where liquid water can exist, in a solar system far enough from the center of the galaxy that we are not bombarded with radiation (compared relatively to the center of the galaxy). And then, we got lucky.

But because many people can't deal with that idea emotionally, they have created religions to fill this hole. They feel their lives need to "mean" something, that there has to be "more to life". You don't believe what Islam teaches, right? Don't believe what Judaism teaches, right? Repeat this question for all the other religions. Hundreds, thousands of religions you do not believe. You only believe in your religion. Well, I simply believe in one less religion than you do.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Non-sequitur Jul 4, 2017, 21:26 Mr. Tact
 
Unfortunately, the better videos I have seen were on TV, not on the Internet. Many professional cyclists have come forward to say they believe a disqualification is too harsh a punishment. I certainly would hope they know more than I do...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Non-sequitur Jul 4, 2017, 21:07 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 19:57:
History not withstanding, dick move by Sagan and he got caught. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/04/mark-cavendish-crash-tour-de-france-stage-four
I miss the days when one rider was super doped up and left all the others in the dust. Lance Armstrong is still my hero. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK3LqhnUnj8
There are better videos of the incident. Cavendish tried to squeeze through a hole which wasn't there. It is something he has done before and caused crashes. He was behind Sagan, Sagan has every right to hold his line. He isn't required to move to allow Cavendish through. Sagan's elbow coming up is Sagan balancing himself against Cavendish's intrusion. It isn't clear if the elbow actually contacted Cavendish, but even if it did, Cavendish was already on the way down.

Armstrong had a tough choice, "cheat" or don't win. I haven't actually gone through the list of riders and checked, but it wouldn't be surprising if every rider who finished in the top 10 of the Tours Armstrong won either got caught or admitted using PEDs. I certainly know many of them did. It always amused me how it didn't bother the French much that when Richard Virenque (who is French) was caught using PEDs after winning the KoM competition in the TdF seven times.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Non-sequitur Jul 4, 2017, 19:46 Mr. Tact
 
Totally off-topic:

I think the disqualification of Peter Sagan in the 4th stage of the TdF is an over reaction by the commissaires. The elbow didn't cause Cavendish to go down. And in my mind, Cavendish has a history of unsafe sprinting. I might be able to swallow a relegation to the end of the peloton but a disqualification is not called for. In my mind Cavendish is mostly, if not entirely at fault.

We now return you to the originally scheduled programming....
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2017, 18:46 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 17:33:
Fair enough. We're all broken one way or another. However, I'd bet dollars to donuts that the overwhelming majority of people using them, prescription or OTC, don't have those issue and only have diet to blame.
Not a bet I'd make, you're probably correct.

My sister has had some seriously bad luck. Often she is someone general rules don't apply to.. she's lost count of the number of times she's had a medical problem or an adverse drug reaction, which her doctors have responded, "Weird, that only happens to about 5% of population." It is a phrase she has grown to dislike intensely.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2017, 16:06 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 15:59:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 13:55:
One of my sisters has a similar problem. Wants to stop taking them, but even on a very controlled diet she still has issues. Basically her digestive tract performs very poorly. Among other things she was tested and found she suffers from slow emptying of the stomach.
Define controlled diet. Are you sure she isn't cheating? I know whenever I eat crap like fast/junk food, go heavy on booze, or spicy food - even healthy like Indian, which I love - I get the AR something fierce. When I'm eating healthy - mostly vegetarian - zero problems.
First, she is a picky eater, she doesn't like a lot of foods. Second, she considered being a nutritionist as a career and eats like she is one. She has literally had the same breakfast, lunch and dinner for months in a row. And in general, she doesn't like spicy food anyway, I doubt she's ever had a curry dish. She isn't strictly a vegetarian, but basically because she can't get enough protein without eating some meat -- she just doesn't like most legumes. She's one of those people who does everything she should, and has problems anyway because her body just isn't "working right".
 
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