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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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User ID 20582
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: DOS Jan 31, 2016, 11:01 Mr. Tact
 
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 00:58:
Yeah, it's a vestige of old DOS systems. You don't really see that message much anymore.EMM386.EXE, HIMEM.SYS, CONFIG.SYS, SMARTDRV.EXE, AUTOEXEC.BAT, Stacs' Electronics' Stacker, QEMM386.EXE, WIN.COM, etc. Yeah, I'm old. Get of my lawn, you whippersnappers.
You and me both, I remember all that stuff. Ahh, the good ole days...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month
43. Re: Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month Jan 31, 2016, 10:59 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 00:45:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 14:29:
Is it me or is Star Citizen the Donald Trump of gaming?

Worse. Star Citizen is the Charles Manson of gaming. Cult-like and bat-shit crazy.
lol -- you sir have won the Internet for the day. Congratulations.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
20. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2016, 20:33 Mr. Tact
 
To be clear, it is a huge company and there are "other network teams" but to state you are growing the digital portion of the company and to have those kinds of cuts are counter indicated.

On the bright side, he also said only 1% raises this year for US and UK employees, and no bonuses this year (first time in about 7 or 8 years). So, I won't be missing out on much by not being there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2016, 20:10 Mr. Tact
 
It bordered on being a sarcastic joke. He claimed they were going to concentrate on the "digital portion" of the company. And yet, they made deep cuts in the technical operations staff. 8 of 11 Oracle DBAs let go, 6 of 7 of my network team let go, and yet they have this aggressive plan to grow and reconfigure the company's entire global network. It's crazy.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2016, 17:13 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 16:42:
Since then I loath support assignments.
I did the help desk thing for about 3 years. I was shocked I didn't get fired. I used to mute the call and then yell obscenities at the customers -- somehow though, I never messed up my muting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2016, 12:17 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 29, 2016, 10:24:
When is it ever enough for the psychopaths of Wall St.?
It never is. My company just had a "Global Meeting", basically the CEO talking sweet nothings to the whole company via webcast. He started off with saying everyone in the company had done everything that they had been asked to do. And that our company had made $1.1 billion in profits. But, they are still going to layoff 10% of the work force because while we made $1.1 billion, that was 20% less than we projected we would make.

So, everyone did what they were asked, but you are going can 10% of them anyway. Why do I feel like a member of the Roman Infantry all of a sudden....
 
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News Comments > Try Star Citizen for Free
34. Re: Try Star Citizen for Free Jan 30, 2016, 12:00 Mr. Tact
 
MajorD wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 11:48:
Sleeping


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2016, 20:22 Mr. Tact
 
You could be right, I was just looking around and thought it was interesting. Time will tell...  
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jan 27, 2016, 20:20 Mr. Tact
 
descender wrote on Jan 27, 2016, 19:30:
That is a crazy amount of money for effectively... skins and impatience.
I agree, pretty damn impressive. I never would have guessed an amount anywhere near that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2016, 19:51 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, TFA was very fast out of the gate, but look at this: (won't look great due to formating..)

Day Avatar TFA (same days of week)

36 $9,028,494 $3,535,257
37 $16,326,050 $6,814,652
38 $9,589,537 $3,728,739
39 $3,240,192 $1,295,742
40 $3,198,046 $1,574,483

Basically, Avatar is doing way better per day 36-40 days in.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2016, 18:47 Mr. Tact
 
Was looking at the TFA gross numbers. It's really slowing down and still $800+M behind Avatar in total gross. Don't think it's going to make it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2016, 14:33 Mr. Tact
 
I can not imagine a Blade Runner sequel being satisfying... but I would like to be surprised...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Why Snow Shoveling is an Unusually Deadly Type of Exercise Jan 25, 2016, 19:59 Mr. Tact
 
Because the fools didn't buy a snow blower!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2016, 14:02 Mr. Tact
 
Turing is the company, so technically they/it raised the prices.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: De-icing concrete could improve roadway safety, guard against corporate espionage. Jan 25, 2016, 07:46 Mr. Tact
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 24, 2016, 22:16:
The question is, how much would it cost to 'turn on' the driveway.
Yes, I meant that also. Considering they said the cost for an entire bridge for a three day storm was $250, I'm guessing it's within the affordable range.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: De-icing concrete could improve roadway safety, guard against corporate espionage. Jan 24, 2016, 22:07 Mr. Tact
 
I'd be interested in knowing the cost to do a standard driveway...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2016, 19:48 Mr. Tact
 
Only 4 of 22 people had Denver in the SB.

Hard to believe NE misses out on OT because of a missed extra point when the kicker hadn't missed one, I think it was something like (didn't actually write the stat down), since 2007.
 
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News Comments > Free League of Legends Bundle
15. Re: Free League of Legends Bundle Jan 24, 2016, 19:42 Mr. Tact
 
The Magician wrote on Jan 24, 2016, 19:34:
Two of our kids have been lost to LoL. Fuck LoL. lol.
Hey, just be glad you didn't lose them to a gang or drug use.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2016, 18:39 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 15:19:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 14:35:
For some reason I was under the impression observation of known objects had essentially ruled out the Planet-X theory...

Quit while you're ahead Dr Tact. The only way to win is not to play.
Wasn't aware there was an on-going competition, please do elaborate..
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2016, 14:35 Mr. Tact
 
For some reason I was under the impression observation of known objects had essentially ruled out the Planet-X theory...  
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