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News Comments > StarCraft 20th Anniversary Celebrations
2. Re: StarCraft 20th Anniversary Celebrations Mar 4, 2018, 17:03 Mr. Tact
 
Other than Overwatch, I've spent hundreds of hours in each and every one of Blizzard's games since the original Warcraft. That said, I'd have to agree they seem to have been resting on their laurels for far too long. I've pretty much given up hope they will resurrect themselves. Ah well, it was a good run...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2018, 14:01 Mr. Tact
 
On a totally separate subject -- I watched Alien: Covent this morning -- recorded off a movie channel. I was expecting it to be bad. It wasn't great, but it actually wasn't quite as bad as I expected. I imagine the general idea really rubbed some people the wrong way, be *meh* -- whatever.

Could have been worse, and I have recently seen other films I thought were worse.. one being All The Real Girls which was a movie without any ending. It was like they were filming it sequentially, ran out of money and said, "I guess that's the end."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2018, 13:54 Mr. Tact
 
From the article on Roger Bannister:
“It’s amazing that more people have climbed Mount Everest than have broken the 4-minute mile,” Bannister said in an interview with The Associated Press in 2012.
Is that accurate? My gut reaction is it can't be. The mile is a uncommon event these days, replaced by the 1500 km event. But I thought top college runners were doing sub 4 minute miles for years.. am I wrong?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2018, 11:56 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 11:12:
But either way, we can never know anything bout the big bang as it's not observable and laws of physics don't even apply, so why bother. Would be more important to make sure we can survive the coming cold death of the entire universe, assuming we even survive the next 50 years that is ;p
The number of problems we'll face which can possibly lead to the extinction of the human race is probably only slightly less than the number of years before we have to worry about an astronomical end to the planet. Nuclear waste, plastics, chemicals in general, over population, disease, and on and on. The real question is can we survive long enough and advance technology enough to spread humans off this planet, preferably to other solar systems?

Frankly, based on the last decade I'm not liking our chances...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
13. Re: Saturday Mobilization Mar 4, 2018, 11:46 Mr. Tact
 
ShakaUVM wrote on Mar 3, 2018, 16:15:
A key point here is that the MIT authors are interested in median net (after tax and expenses) revenue, and then they contrast this against gross (before tax and expenses) revenue, and use this to claim they make worse than minimum wage. This is a very deceptive practice, as if you applied the same process to minimum wage earner, close to 100% of minimum wage earners would earn less than minimum wage! (Almost everyone has unreimbursed expenses related to their job.)
It isn't very deceptive if they are explaining how they came to the figure. The deception is in the headline. Shocking, I know. The key point is your profit for being a Uber/Lyft driver is nothing to write home about...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2018, 19:13 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 3, 2018, 18:49:
Stephen Hawking's knows a great deal, but when it comes to what happened before the big bang,
Man, are you dense. Hawking didn't claim to know anything about what happened prior to the big bang. The headline is a lie. As I said before -- Hawking basically implies the question doesn't make any sense.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2018, 14:35 Mr. Tact
 
Oh brother, please stop with nonsense quotes.

Hawking's answer doesn't require any faith. He is basically saying, the question makes no sense. Although not present in this particular article I saw a good analogy in another. It is as if you were to ask, "How come I can't go North from the North Pole?"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2018, 14:25 Mr. Tact
 
I am shocked. SHOCKED!

MIT Uber/Lyft earnings study
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Do Trees Talk to Each Other? Mar 2, 2018, 10:50 Mr. Tact
 
Duh! Didn't they see The Happening.  
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News Comments > Trump Calls Game Meeting
20. Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 2, 2018, 08:28 Mr. Tact
 
Can we ban country music? I'd vote for that!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2018, 00:05 Mr. Tact
 
Don't forget gamers -- the new PoE league starts at 3 pm Eastern. Just a little more than 14 hours away!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2018, 22:23 Mr. Tact
 
It's a nice town, I lived there for 3 years -- at McConnell AFB.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2018, 21:06 Mr. Tact
 
First a disclaimer... I am seriously cautious about "believing" statistics. Statistics can and are used to show whatever people want to show on a regular basis. So, that said, take this with a grain of salt... a stat given in the article on the Wichita shooting, if accurate, is troubling.
The lawsuit cites FBI crime statistics showing Wichita has a ratio of one shooting death for every 120 officers – a number that is 11 times greater than the national ratio and 12 times greater than the ratio in Chicago.
I suspect the sample size isn't statistically sufficient... but it seems disconcerting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2018, 16:34 Mr. Tact
 
Reports coming out that HR Masters is headed for the exit. Unclear if he is leaving or being pushed..  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2018, 16:30 Mr. Tact
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 1, 2018, 13:16:
as though the smell didn't carry or cling to them.
Reminds me of a buddy when I was in the USAF, he wouldn't smoke in his own apartment... I thought it was hilarious.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2018, 13:23 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2018, 13:04:
I will never cease to be amazed at how far a nice rack can get a chick in this world.
Doesn't amaze me, I enjoy looking at nice racks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2018, 12:33 Mr. Tact
 
Two contributing factors to my pursuit of a career in the computer industry was 1) air conditioning (not common when I was young) 2) you couldn't smoke around computers. There were other reasons, but those two were non-trivial factors in my thinking.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2018, 11:02 Mr. Tact
 
All I can say is what I would do if my employer was allowing people to take 6-7, 15-20 minute, cigarette breaks everyday but wouldn't allow me to take similar breaks. I'd simply claim I was taking cigarette breaks and leave for an equivalent amount of time.

While I believe smoking percentages in the US are down, it still amazes me how often I see it. It took WAY too long to get it prohibited from public places like restaurants and bars. I always felt so sorry for non-smokers who worked in those places.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2018, 21:05 Mr. Tact
 
The JWST just got delayed again, although only an additional 1.5 months...

JWST delayed
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2018, 20:54 Mr. Tact
 
Hilarious. It is a perfect example of who Trump is. --Trump thinking-- People are listening to Pence. I'M THE PRESIDENT! People should be listening to me! --Trump starts to speak--

It means absolutely nothing. I give him about 24 hours to come out saying he NEVER said grab the guns first.

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