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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Runic Closed, Motiga Layoffs
4. Re: Runic Closed, Motiga Layoffs Nov 3, 2017, 20:52 Mr. Tact
 
Hope they cleaned up when they sold the company, this was a predictable outcome.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Going Free-to-Play
11. Re: StarCraft II Going Free-to-Play Nov 3, 2017, 19:43 Mr. Tact
 
So, now it will be free to play... can I play it on a LAN without an Internet connection yet? (not really serious, but had to say it)  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Classic and New WoW Expansion Announced
11. Re: World of Warcraft Classic and New WoW Expansion Announced Nov 3, 2017, 19:36 Mr. Tact
 
*meh*

I went back to WoW just before the current expansion (Legion) started, after having raided through most of Cata. before leaving -- about a 4 year absence. Neither the new expansion or the chance to go back to "classic" really grabs my attention much. I guess it is about time to take another break...

It will be interesting to see how successful/popular "classic" is...

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News Comments > Diablo III Season 12 Details
7. Re: Diablo III Season 12 Details Nov 1, 2017, 23:31 Mr. Tact
 
Oh, and for the record -- I am not attempting to criticize Path of Exile. I like the game. And I've certainly given them more money than I have spent on D3, despite having purchased all the expansions.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 12 Details
6. Re: Diablo III Season 12 Details Nov 1, 2017, 18:32 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, yeah -- this last time they had a big content release, but they've been doing these leagues ever 3-4 months since they started four years ago. I guess if they come out with large content releases every 4 years... we'll see.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 1, 2017, 12:40 Mr. Tact
 
My guess would be he is attempting to mimic John Oliver who has a tendency to use it a bit too often...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 1, 2017, 10:56 Mr. Tact
 
Oh brother...

I was just listening to NPR, they were discussing recent sexual harassment issues/charges and specifically the latest ones concerning Kevin Spacey. And some clown said (paraphrased), "I think it is likely there will be serious lawsuits against Fox and Disney which could bring those corporations down."

Okay, I am not making any comment about any person's guilt or non-guilt in these cases. However, to think sexual harassment lawsuits will bring down multi-billion dollar corporations shows a serious disconnect from reality.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 1, 2017, 10:38 Mr. Tact
 
Gunnar-man looks awesome, as usual.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 12 Details
2. Re: Diablo III Season 12 Details Oct 31, 2017, 15:10 Mr. Tact
 
How come I never see anyone complaining about the 3-4 month "leagues" which Path of Exile has? Maybe I just missed it? Seems to be little difference from what D3 is doing...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 15:06 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 14:09:
And I've read that on average, runners have better joints than the general population (not that that's a very high bar. ).
I would expect that to be true, if running causes joint pain you don't do it. Hence, the people who do run have better joints...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 13:27 Mr. Tact
 
Blue wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 13:08:
At this point I'd say we won't, we seem to be perpetually a couple of weeks away from putting the house on the market. I've grown to realize that MrsBlue is actually being an obstruction at this point because of her misgivings about this all. So I've decided that the only way to keep this from making me crazy is to do my best to facilitate, but to go with the flow and not let it make me crazy. It'll all work out in the end.
Are her misgivings about the new job or just the prospect of having to move? Is she currently working remotely for her new job? Whatever the answers, your approach seems sound. Although I've literally never been the marrying type, it has always seemed to me the cliche "Happy wife, happy life." was good guidance.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 12:21 Mr. Tact
 
These days, it is difficult to know. They wouldn't be the first people rescued who purposely stranded themselves...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 12:09 Mr. Tact
 
Blue, are you going to get moved before the end of the year? Seems like the process has been taking a bit longer than you'd have thought...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 11:58 Mr. Tact
 
Verno wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 09:44:
I only jog in the summer, too hard on your joints to do for extended periods or at least it is for me, I'm pretty built now after a few years of lifting. I picked up cycling awhile ago and while expensive, its a fairly low impact activity that is fun.
I'm with you Verno. Even when I was running track in high school, the running seemed to be tough on my joints. I have long been convinced that for some people, not all but some, running as exercise does more damage to your body than it does good for it. A lower impact aerobic exercise seems a far better idea.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
98. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 11:28 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, so it sounds like I did misread the tone in your posts, apologies as necessary.

To reiterate -- I believe nothing we have learned so far is enough to cause the GOP to impeach Trump. This is despite the fact that I personally believe Trump has already committed impeachable offenses.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
92. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 10:48 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 09:46:
Verno wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 09:22:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 22:30:
Nothing has come out yet to make me think the GOP will impeach Trump, not even close.
There's nothing to impeach him for yet.
Nope. Enormous amounts of smoke, and maybe a dozen things that are 20% good enough, but nothing has surfaced (or clearly looks to surface imminently) that is good enough.
Okay, first I thought I said nothing had come out which would get him impeached. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's what I said.

Second, impeachment is a political process not a legal one. Hence it suffers all the problems any political process does.

Third, unless I misread your "tone" (certainly possible) you'll disagree when I say IMHO, Trump has already committed impeachable offenses. I believe he attempted to obstruct justice when he fired Comey. That said, even if every single GOP member of Congress agreed with me on that, they still would not impeach him.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
88. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 08:33 Mr. Tact
 
Madison? You mean James Madison? The fourth President?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 08:30 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 04:13:
Weekdays I'm getting a couple of 7 or 8 mile runs per week on the treadmill at work: either speed workouts (jog 6 mph, run 7.5 mph) or hill workouts. In between, I might do a short recovery run (3 easy miles) or 30m on the elliptical or ski machine. Usually do a couple of weight training sessions per week. I usually take off one weekday completely and Saturday. On Sunday I do a long run: 12-18 miles.

I'm definitely not running a 6m mile, that's like a 2:40 marathon. I had an 18.5 mile (30K) race a couple weeks ago, and ran a 9:30 pace which felt pretty good, and translates to a 4:10 marathon. So if I can shave 20 seconds per mile, I might break 4 hours. We'll see. I got like seven weeks or so. I'm trying to drop a bit of weight to make it easier.

Elite marathoners run the entire marathon at like a 5:10 or 5:20 per mile pace. It's nuts. I can't even run a single mile that speed, never mind mile 26.

EDIT: Heh, just saw Orogogus' comment.
Congrats on being that fit and having the will to do it. Never in my entire life did I have that much drive. The nature of motivation is something which has interested me for a very long time, mainly due to my nearly total lack of it. Keep up the good work.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
86. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 30, 2017, 22:30 Mr. Tact
 
Nothing has come out yet to make me think the GOP will impeach Trump, not even close.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Speakers Oct 30, 2017, 21:54 Mr. Tact
 
NKD wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 18:57:
A pair of quality studio monitors is what I would get if I weren't committed to headphones due to neighbors.
One of the better reasons to own a house.
 
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