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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Black Friday Tech Bits
9. Re: Black Friday Tech Bits Nov 30, 2015, 18:50 Mr. Tact
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 27, 2015, 16:27:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 27, 2015, 16:00:
Win 7 freefalling... From 65% market all the way down to 64.2%. Oh noes.
Huge sharp drop that.
"There are three kinds of lies..." That said, while I agree with the sentiment, I'm pretty sure they are talking about the 7.0% drop from Q1 to Nov., not the .8% drop from Oct. to Nov.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2015, 22:04 Mr. Tact
 
I knew there was a reason I stopped building my own PCs in the late 90s..  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2015, 18:14 Mr. Tact
 
mag wrote on Nov 29, 2015, 16:11:
I always had the idea in my head of the Clone Wars being this decades-long thing, and the slow transition from Republic to Empire happening over a really long time. And the Clone Wars being a long-in-the-past thing. Like, Force-users would age more slowly, right? Hence Yoda being 900. And then it's like twenty years
Yeah, I had similar thoughts. When it was revealed that Vader was Luke's father, I was disappointed because I had assumed Vader was hundreds of years old, like Yoda. That he had "sustained" himself with the Force. Finding out he was Luke's 50 something father was a big let down. I assumed his origin was "lost in time".

Pigeon wrote on Nov 29, 2015, 17:22:
Midichlorians were a completely unnecessary inclusion that just added a layer of complication in an attempt to explain why some could use the force and others couldn't.
Exactly. Midichlorians alone are nearly sufficient to call for Lucus's execution. No explanation was necessary.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2015, 14:17 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 28, 2015, 12:29:
Your life is going to McDonalds everyday until you die? Jesus that's sad.
They seem to have become the "local coffee shop" in some places. Sometimes when I headout early, I'll stop in to grab an orange juice and I've seen a collection of elderly gentlemen there drinking coffee and talking.
 
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News Comments > Pre-Steam Sale Prices Raised?
15. Re: Pre-Steam Sale Prices Raised? Nov 27, 2015, 18:04 Mr. Tact
 
What I like are the truck commercials (GM?) I've been seeing recently with the Black Friday savings of $7000+ -- lol. So, what they are saying is they can still make money even after reducing the price by $7,000? Gee, thanks. As a friend of mine likes to say, "STOP RIPPING US OFF!"  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2015, 18:00 Mr. Tact
 
Never have done the Black Friday thing. Although there were certainly deals I wouldn't mind getting -- it just never seemed to be worth with the effort of "fighting" the crowds.  
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Safety Dance
13. Re: Thanksgiving Safety Dance Nov 27, 2015, 12:41 Mr. Tact
 
Not sure what qualifies as "automatic". I used to get an icon in the systray indicating updates were available. Hadn't seen that in a while. I wouldn't want it to be fully automatic, I want to browse through the updates. I do occasionally (not often) bypass some updates labeled as important.

Just went looking, it appears when I went into the Window Update from the control panel, the icon appeared. For some reason the icon didn't show up in the systray prior to my opening the Windows Update panel. Looks like my last update was 7/21 -- 41 important updates waiting. Guess I'll install them...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2015, 11:20 Mr. Tact
 
Something you likely overlooked -- "Bio of a Space Tyrant" a five book series by Piers Anthony -- I know, I know. The "sci-fi" factor is pretty low actually. But it's the most realistic view of man's likely early extra-terrestrial expansion into the solar system I've read to date.

Probably can't be considered great sci-fi, but worth the read in my opinion.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Safety Dance
10. Re: Thanksgiving Safety Dance Nov 27, 2015, 10:16 Mr. Tact
 
Hmmm, I'm using Win7 Pro and haven't seen any upgrade pop-ups. I did notice recently it's been a while since I've had an automatic update. Did they actually end that for Win7?  
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Legal Briefs
15. Re: Thanksgiving Legal Briefs Nov 27, 2015, 10:12 Mr. Tact
 
NKD wrote on Nov 26, 2015, 23:00:
He addressed only the response to such calls, saying essentially that he believed the cops are too eager to get out the SWAT toys.

But your post didn't address that at all. I think that's what he means by changing the subject.
Are you saying he wasn't placing fault onto the police? Unless I'm missing something his reply implies the improper response is the fault of the "dumbass pigs". Perhaps I would have been less likely to infer an implication of blame onto the police if his language had been less inflammatory.

Whatever.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2015, 10:05 Mr. Tact
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 27, 2015, 05:42:
I just finished reading the fifth book the series is based on. One of the best space operas I've read in the last decade. Great, great series. Highly recommended for you SciFi bookworms out there....
Hmmm, I'm always looking for good SciFi. Someone on this forum put me onto the Commonweatlh series by Peter Hamilton which I enjoyed. On the wiki page I see five finished books and another due in 2016, is there an end in sight? I prefer to wait until the series is finished before starting. Hence why I refuse to start on the A Song of Ice and Fire, by Martin. Not Sci-Fi, but the same rule applies.

Personally, I highly recommend Iain M. Bank's culture novels. To date the fictional universe I most wish I lived in.

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News Comments > Thanksgiving Legal Briefs
9. Re: Thanksgiving Legal Briefs Nov 26, 2015, 22:50 Mr. Tact
 
I changed the subject? So, you weren't calling the police over zealous and trigger happy? Okay, I'll bite. What were you attempting to imply?  
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Legal Briefs
7. Re: Thanksgiving Legal Briefs Nov 26, 2015, 19:29 Mr. Tact
 
harlock wrote on Nov 26, 2015, 19:14:
those dumbass pigs will take any and every opportunity to suit up and roll out, just so they can play with their little toys

lol -- yeah, it's all the fault of the police that a psychopath is calling reporting false in progress crimes. Totally their fault. /end sarcasm
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Pick'em League Nov 26, 2015, 18:55 Mr. Tact
 
Well... so much for that "It's a short week, away game, Carolina can't go 16-0, and Dallas really needs the win" Dallas pick.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2015, 14:13 Mr. Tact
 
Retired wrote on Nov 26, 2015, 13:21:
Welp, time to build a new rig. Ill create a forum post to track progress. Looking for input once again.
I was thinking about this for me the other day, my PC is 3.5 years old so it's probably due... but it seems to be holding up pretty well.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2015, 07:58 Mr. Tact
 
Nuhauser wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 21:56:
Did anyone get high enough to read what the girl is saying in that XKCD game?
Eh? You can get as far up in the game as you want pretty easily by repeatedly press the up arrow. There is no other text.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: $750-pill pharma company reverses decision to lower drug price. Nov 25, 2015, 19:16 Mr. Tact
 
Reading stuff like this really makes you hope that karma actually exists....  
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News Comments > Green Man Gaming Top Five
6. Re: Green Man Gaming Top Five Nov 24, 2015, 09:00 Mr. Tact
 
Retired wrote on Nov 23, 2015, 22:03:
If you aren't playing FO4, you are missing out.
Never played any of the others, hadn't planned on playing this one, but a Youtuber I sometimes watch is doing a Let's Play, so I'll check it out through him and see if it looks like something I want to play.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue JFKs Killing Nov 24, 2015, 08:00 Mr. Tact
 
Bub wrote on Nov 24, 2015, 07:28:
I don't think it was coincidence that JFK, RFK, MLK, and John Lennon were all the target of hits between 1963 and 1980. How might our world look if they had lived?
Possibly slightly better, but doubtful if it would be significantly different.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2015, 21:30 Mr. Tact
 
Even if the files are opened after 75 years as initially promised, I'd be shocked if it resolved anything definitive about the Kennedy assassination. Barring the invention of the "WormCam" from Clarke/Baxter's The Light of Other Days we will never know what happened that day.  
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