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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2018, 21:38 Mr. Tact
 
YourNick wrote on Apr 9, 2018, 21:15:
Dang, I can't believe I'm stuck on one of the 2 move chess problems! Slaps self upside the head. EDIT: oh, I had to sacrifice my Queen to solve that one.
Wow. Me too... I've been beating my head against the wall for 15 minutes now... there aren't that many options, I should be able to figure this out...
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2018 Tix on Sale Tonight
3. Re: BlizzCon 2018 Tix on Sale Tonight Apr 9, 2018, 19:54 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 9, 2018, 19:19:
I'd rather play than watch someone else play.
So, you never watch any sports then? I'm not crazy for e-Sports, but I have watched some of it. Actually, just last week I watched some SC2 tournament finals. But then I'm someone who watches all kinds of sports, American football, tennis, soccer, cycling, golf, occasionally basketball and hockey...
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2018, 17:36 Mr. Tact
 
LOL. Great, finding a link to useful medical news on a gaming news site.

I skipped getting the previous shingles vaccine, Zostavax, after reading information on its' effectiveness and how long it lasted. Assuming the article is accurate the new one, Shingrix, looks to be far more effective. I rarely go to the doctor, but the next time I do I will endeavor to remember to ask about it.
 
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31. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2018, 14:04 Mr. Tact
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Apr 9, 2018, 13:47:
I'm over 40 and have been a music enthusiast since I was 9 years old, but I've recently discovered a genre of music that transcends everything I've ever heard before in my entire life... whole albums, one after another, where every song is pure gold... and none of it is even in English or from the USA. My love affair with American music is officially over.
Far enough. Are you going to tell us what it is?
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2018, 10:37 Mr. Tact
 
Blue wrote on Apr 09, 2018, 10:11:
I really don't want to worry about getting a new chair until we move (which is apparently still a thing we plan on doing)
Just get the chair. If you move, it will go into the moving truck. If you don't... well you don't. Hell, maybe Murphy's Law will step in and the wife will decide "Let's get this done" before it gets delivered. Then someday down the road you could take credit for the move if you wanted.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2018, 00:15 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 14:07:
What's a lie detector? Do they mean a polygraph? Because those aren't lie detectors, they're stress detectors and they're not hard to beat.
Even that misses the point. Even if it were a lie detector (side note: an interesting read -- The Truth Machine), all it would prove is he believed he had seen it. Which proves nothing.
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2018, 19:27 Mr. Tact
 
Good job guys, a fantastic list...  
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3. Re: What’s the strongest 3-song run on an album Apr 7, 2018, 14:06 Mr. Tact
 
Without much doubt it is a question without a definitive answer. There are many excellent candidates. Personally, I'd propose the first three songs on the Eagles Hotel California album:

Hotel California
New Kid in Town
Life in the Fast Lane
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2018, 11:51 Mr. Tact
 
Looks like even if I was tempted, FX isn't offering season one on demand. (at least not as far as I can tell through Dish)  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2018, 10:49 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 7, 2018, 09:13:
If you ain't watching Atlanta you're missing out.
While that is amusing it will take more than that to convince me I'm missing out.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2018, 20:39 Mr. Tact
 
So, the first one might be in production by now. Sounds like there was reasonable to significant opposition, it will be interesting to see how things proceed.  
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2018, 17:27 Mr. Tact
 
Don't think so -- last I remember hearing anything on the subject the Illinois government was being "too regulatory" as far as the frackers were concerned so they took their toys and went home. Which was fine with me. Here in central Illinois we are definitely in a secondary zone. I hope the Missouri and Tennessee are paying attention to that stuff. Memphis is pretty much in the cross hairs...  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2018, 17:16 Mr. Tact
 
Well, a full caldera eruption in Yellowstone could just about kill the planet -- not directly, but ash in the upper atmosphere would be seriously bad news...  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2018, 16:17 Mr. Tact
 
Technically, central Illinois is earthquake territory too. We are endangered by the New Madrid fault, which is also not well known to the general public. Saw a tv show where they talked about accounts of a quake on this fault in the early 1800s. A similar quake now would certainly cause deaths, possibly on a large scale -- and would definitely cause many billions of dollars in damage since very few buildings are built to earthquake building codes.  
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3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 6, 2018, 13:53 Mr. Tact
 
I think Musk has read too much science fiction. Is within the realm of possibility an AI could become malevolent? Sure. But considering how far we are from creating an AI capable of being that, it hardly feels worth worrying about.  
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2. Re: etc. Apr 6, 2018, 13:47 Mr. Tact
 
ItBurn wrote on Apr 6, 2018, 13:06:
If you do the salary average, which is what created this article's headline, of course women will earn less. The higher paying jobs like engineering are mostly occupied by men.
Uh, that is kind of the point. Now as to your ascertain that women have less interest in high paying job types then men, I can't speak to that. But if you have any documented evidence I'd be glad to look at it. Even if it exists, it would be difficult to account for women who avoid male dominated professions simply because they don't want the hassle of doing it.

Personally, I think it is reasonably clear there is still a fair amount of social pressure/thinking/momentum which causes reduced support for women in engineering and other male dominated professions. It isn't an easy problem to solve...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Sergio pulls a "Tin Cup" Apr 6, 2018, 12:24 Mr. Tact
 
Also... I guess no repeat for Sergio at The Masters after shooting a 13 on the par 5 15th hole. He put five balls into the water, one from about 206 yds out and then four more from the drop zone/area.  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2018, 12:13 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, the weather forecast here is a mix of snow and rain tonight, high of 40 today. They are predicting .5" - 1" of snow overnight. *sigh* Still... better than hurricanes! Hi, Rigs!  
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2018, 18:38 Mr. Tact
 
TheBigVlad wrote on Apr 5, 2018, 18:28:
You reminded me that I need to get around to watching The Sopranos.
Me too. I started once a few years ago.. I think I was about halfway through the first season but I managed to get distracted (a common failing for me) haven't managed to get back to it yet...
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2018, 18:35 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 5, 2018, 17:34:
Prezident Dipshit no longer has a choice on whether to fire Scott Pruitt or not because the rectangle thing with people in it who talk to him told him stuff; Fox News Exposed Scott Pruitt as the Ultimate Swamp Creature. Live by the idiot box die get fired by the idiot box.
When I saw a clip of the Pruitt interview my very first thought was, "So much for Ed Henry's career at Fox." Will be interesting to see if there is a noticeable effect.
 
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