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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Apr 12, 2018, 21:11 Mr. Tact
 
Stormsinger wrote on Apr 12, 2018, 20:53:
Weird, nought was a commonly used word in my family growing up. I assumed it was, at least, not uncommon elsewhere. It's strange how small the "region" must be to generate local dialects.
Really? How old are you and where did you grow up? Outside the US? I'm in my mid 50s and lived in several different places in my youth (military brat) and I'm reasonably certain I never heard "nought" until I was an adult.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2018, 20:02 Mr. Tact
 
Pretty sure he was commenting on the tenth digit being "ou" instead of zero. Which I agree was weird. Even odder is this could be potentially confusing since initially phone number included letters. So you would have thought they would have been careful to differentiate the two...  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2018, 10:40 Mr. Tact
 
The Bell dialing video is somewhat amusing. Always fun to see how much the world has changed. My father would have been 23 years old when they introduced dialing. I wonder what he thought about it when he first heard. This general nostalgia led me to an 2014 Atlantic article on area codes which I found interesting.  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2018, 10:25 Mr. Tact
 
LOL -- I thought for sure the story about an 11 year old racing prodigy was going to be about a horse. I figured they were just being goofy in the headline...  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 11, 2018, 21:26 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, first you know this passed on bi-partisan votes, right? 97-2 in the Senate and 388 - 25 in the House. Second, you were talking about Trump in your last four sentences, right?  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2018, 13:04 Mr. Tact
 
afka Rossini wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 12:59:
At least this time, when Bolton tells the President that an Arab country has WMD's, he'll have real evidence.
Sarcastic?
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2018, 12:46 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 12:31:
Just how much water can a leaky dumpster fire take on before all the rats flee,
Actually, the better question is, "How many rats can flee before new rats stop jumping in?" For example, John Bolton.. just when you thought Trump couldn't select anyone worse than Michael Flynn to be his National Security Advisor...
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2018, 10:55 Mr. Tact
 
Really? 9-1 is the best season start they have ever had? That is actually a bit shocking...  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 11, 2018, 10:35 Mr. Tact
 
I'd have to agree making a movie or series of movies out of the original Foundation Trilogy wouldn't be an easy task. Additionally, if they held mostly true to the novels, I'm not sure there would be much of an audience. That said, it would be interesting to see what someone could come up with...  
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News Comments > Myst 25th Anniversary Collection Kickstarter
16. Re: Myst 25th Anniversary Collection Kickstarter Apr 11, 2018, 10:21 Mr. Tact
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 10:10:
Shit's supposed to float?!
I think it depends on how much fat there is in it...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 11, 2018, 09:59 Mr. Tact
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 09:14:
"Buy 4 in a RAID bundle, get 10,000 shares in the company!"
I'd gladly take that deal, seeing as the shares are currently around $90.
 
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News Comments > Radical Heights Launched
14. Re: Radical Heights Launched Apr 10, 2018, 22:57 Mr. Tact
 
Wow. That might be the worst trailer I have ever seen for a shooter...  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 10, 2018, 20:21 Mr. Tact
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2018, 17:12 Mr. Tact
 
YourNick wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 16:26:
I'm starting to think the 2 king 1 queen in 2 moves problem isn't solvable, did they playtest that one? Maybe it was thrown in at the last minute.
I found it about five minutes after posting I hadn't found it in 15 minutes. Although it was practically a organized search of possible moves not any kind of logical thinking that solved for me. Which frankly, was quite disappointing...

The three queens vs two queens is no easy task either.
 
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11. Re: There's a Lot of Sperm on the International Space Station Right Now. Apr 10, 2018, 15:42 Mr. Tact
 
SlimRam wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 15:24:
40 hottest female astronauts
What? No bikini shots? JK. Both disappointing and totally unsurprising someone bothered to put such a list together.

Oh, and Get off my lawn!
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2018, 15:36 Mr. Tact
 
There is also the fact some people like having their bedrooms on second story. It allows you to have your windows open while you sleep without the issue of having open windows at the ground level at night. Having ground level windows open overnight isn't an issue to some, but others don't feel secure doing it.  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2018, 15:10 Mr. Tact
 
Jivaro wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 14:21:
When I broke my back (vertebrae) in two places and crushed a disc about 11 years ago we were living in a two story apartment.
OUCH! Sounds like you've recovered pretty well though which is good to hear.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2018, 14:10 Mr. Tact
 
Damn. I hate it when I have to agree with Cutter. Ranch is the way to go in my book too. Although it is easy to see why multi-story homes are common. It simply takes up less ground space -- allowing builders to build more densely.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Web standard brings password-free sign-ins to virtually any site. Apr 10, 2018, 14:03 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, can someone explain to me why this standard is significantly safer? I mean, the site has to store that information (whatever it is) to allow you login. Which tells me the information can be stolen. Once it is stolen, they'd have access to all your accounts using that biometic data, right? Having different passwords for everything is certainly a pain, but I fail to see how storing the same biometic data at all the websites is increasing my security.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together they're a phishing threat. Apr 10, 2018, 13:52 Mr. Tact
 
Somewhat interesting. I've always considered the way Google handled email addresses with periods as odd. They probably should stop doing it, I doubt they will.  
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