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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2017, 12:03 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 12:01:
The ignore user function is no longer available. Or is something wrong on my side?
It's there for me...
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Sells 122M
3. Re: Minecraft Sells 122M Feb 28, 2017, 11:19 Mr. Tact
 
Why not wait for 3 million more and celebrate 125M? Is this just a monthly announcement or something?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 19:50 Mr. Tact
 
Popular, large grossing films do occasionally win Oscars. Titanic, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King to name two. While it is true smaller films tend to dominate, there is a reason. It isn't about the performances liked by the most people. It is about people in the industry judging the quality of the performances. I loved the Matrix films, but the only Oscars those films even deserve a discussion on is the FX awards.

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30. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 18:26 Mr. Tact
 
I saw La La Land, Arrival and Manchester by the Sea -- but none of the others. I do want to see Fences and Hacksaw Ridge. I'll watch Moonlight since it won Best Film, I just hope I am as pleasantly surprised with it as I was when I watched Slumdog Millionaire for the same reason.

I thought Casey Affleck's performance in Manchester by the Sea got far more praise than it deserved. I mean, come on -- even I can do dead pan. It certainly wasn't Oscar worthy, someone got robbed.

Edit: Oh, I saw Nocturnal Animals, Captain Fantastic and Hell or High Water too. And I definitely want to see Lion and Hidden Figures.

Nocturnal Animals deserved an Oscar for most objectionable and unnecessary opening scene.
 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 18:15 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 12:50:
Why would you watch the Oscars? It's meant for a wider viewing audience. If you want intellectually stimulating cinema, you won't find it in films attempting to be blockbusters. For example, this film made so little money the producers asked for donations. The dialogue is pure genius and written by one of the greatest science fiction authors of all time, RIP.
That is an excellent film, which many people would not appreciate. I mean it is essentially just a group of 6-8 people sitting in a room talking. Made my sister watch it and despite being a sci-fi fan she didn't like it -- basically due to the format. It is pretty cerebral. I like cerebral films, but on a whole, the public doesn't.
 
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38. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 20:45 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 17:54:
Thanks for the well wishes. I tell you, I wish I had been a little more thorough in my research.
You may or may not have known this, but whenever you have a procedure, you want the guy who literally has done that particular procedure THOUSANDS of times. This is why you often see specialists for something as "simple" as a root canal. My root canal was done by an endodontist who only does root canals. His office is practically an assembly line. It sounds a bit counter-intuitive, but this is what you want.

I also have a buddy who had a heart valve replacement. It was something he had known about since he was a kid. It was always a matter of when, not if. When the time came, he went down to St. Louis to a doctor who does literally hundreds of valve replacement surgeries every year.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 12:38 Mr. Tact
 
Hmm, saw this in one of the articles:

"He was expected to reprise his role as Master Sergeant Farell in a planned "Edge of Tomorrow" sequel."

How the hell do you have a sequel to that movie?
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 11:49 Mr. Tact
 
Apparently Bill Paxton's last role will be in "The Circle" scheduled for an April release.  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 11:36 Mr. Tact
 
"Game Over, Man!" -- RIP Bill.

Complications from surgery, no further details so far that I could find.

Aliens best moments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j89mqdV0M-4
 
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45. Re: Shkreli dubbed a “serial fraudster” by his ex-lawyer in court. Feb 26, 2017, 10:11 Mr. Tact
 
I'm worried this strategy of Shkreli and his lawyer pointing fingers at each other in separate trials could prove successful. If it is true the lawyer got $10 million in fees, I suspect Shkreli might get the better of it. *sigh*  
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13. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 24, 2017, 15:21 Mr. Tact
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 14:58:
Yeah it would be if I were going to be driving. The West Village is so pedestrian friendly though that I'm not bringing my car (it'll sit on my parents drive way for the time being, but I'll probably just end up selling it in a few months). Work is a less than 10 minute walk away in Chelsea, there's a grocery store a block and a half from me, cleaners are right next door, etc., etc.
This concept has always intrigued me. So different from the type of living I've done my entire life. I don't know if I would like it, but I certainly wouldn't mind at least trying it.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2017, 14:53 Mr. Tact
 
Wow, that looks like a total PITA intersection -- two one way diagonal streets? Congrats on finding something you like and can afford.  
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2017, 14:10 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 12:39:
I thought Blue lives in New York?
Mrs. Blue recently got a new job in PA. They are preparing to move there.
 
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71. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2017, 22:44 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, I gotta ask -- how do you define what's in the "main frame"?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 23, 2017, 22:28 Mr. Tact
 
Dacote wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 22:07:
Now I know what happens during a full scene of the movie, versus a normal trailer that contains highlights from throughout a movie. The suspenseful moment during that scene was spoiled for me, that's all. Likewise, if I had written about this scene and what it entailed without spoiler tags I am sure that someone would have taken offense, and rightly so.
Personally, I think if you consider this a spoiler, you shouldn't be watching movie trailers for films you think you might want to see. But whatever -- if you feel that way, you feel that way. *shrug* I don't get it, but I won't argue against it.
 
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26. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 23, 2017, 21:53 Mr. Tact
 
Dacote wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 21:06:
The trailer was a good tease at over 4 minutes, almost verging on spoiler territory, making me wish I had not watched it for that reason alone.
You must be seeing something I don't, I mean you can cover it with a single sentence: "Colonists celebrating prior to going into stasis on a trip to a planet farther into the galaxy than humans have gone before."

The only spoiler is in what we already know, it is an "Alien" film. Hence we know the antagonist.
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2017, 20:26 Mr. Tact
 
Well, it would have been boring if the scene was just a copy. I was glad it wasn't the same. That said, I'm doubtful they'll be able to make the story much different from what we have already seen. However, I hope I am wrong.  
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69. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2017, 20:24 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 19:59:
This thread is off the front page so at this point only those wishing to participate are still reading.
? Every time someone responds it's back up at the top.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 23, 2017, 08:57 Mr. Tact
 
They seem to love idiots with the gift of gab, and under those terms he qualifies.  
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News Comments > Steam Adding 10% GST in AU
28. Re: Steam Adding 10% GAT in AU Feb 22, 2017, 20:45 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 15:04:
Look, a dollar is worth a dollar to a citizen of a country regardless of exchange rates with other countries. Minimum wage, as an example, is the same in the US and Canada - on average - yet, someone working for that same rate in Canada has to work an additional 3 hours for the exact same virtual product. It didn't cost them anymore to make it or ship it, yet you're supposed to put in 30% more work as your American counterpart. Why?

If it wasn't for the fact that to try and combat piracy they drastically lower the prices on those same products in high piracy countries like China, Russia, et al. So even though their dollar is worth less they still get to pay even less - generally 50% on average - than their American counterparts on a dollar to dollar basis. So their dollar, like ours, is worth less, yet they get a discount and we have to pay more. Yeah, that's real fair. This is the same for the poor ol' Aussies.

I suppose the message they're ultimately sending is we - Can/Aus - should really be pirating the shit of software because only at that point will we get the same breaks as China, Russia, Brazil, etc. in order to curtail said piracy. And they wonder why key reseller sites thrive, particularly with countries like ours who continually get F'd in the A on this sans lube.
Wow. Why is Donald J Trump posting on this board using Cutter's logon? Seriously Cutter, with the ability to spout verbiage like that, you should be running for office...
 
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