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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2018, 12:41 Mr. Tact
 
Chiefs, Bengals, same thing.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 16, 2018, 12:01 Mr. Tact
 
Because I think net neutrality is a good idea, I hate to admit it, but state based net neutrality is probably on shaky ground. How often are you accessing something over the web which is physically in your state? Obviously it would vary based on the state you live it, but overall the answer is probably "not often". So, having state regulation being subservient to federal regulations in this area is seemingly logical.

We will just have to hope in the long haul we can get some actual legislation in place so we don't have to worry about the rules changing every time the party in control of the White House changes.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch WINE Bans
5. Re: Overwatch WINE Bans Sep 16, 2018, 11:54 Mr. Tact
 
Manjaro is a linux distribution and Proton "is a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on Linux and macOS operating systems."  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
10. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 16, 2018, 11:36 Mr. Tact
 
Been over a decade since I built a PC. I take it from the comments the pre-applied cooling paste is more than sufficient?  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 16, 2018, 11:35 Mr. Tact
 
I heard somewhere October was going to start after September...  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
2. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 16, 2018, 11:33 Mr. Tact
 
Only half? I thought no one called any one any more? I thought like 90% of calls or more were spam calls already.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 15, 2018, 13:36 Mr. Tact
 
While I might agree making a living from doing Twitch streams or Youtube videos is more work than most people realize. I don't have much sympathy for those doing it to complain about not getting the type of benefits you might get from having a more typical job. You made your choice, live with it.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 15, 2018, 13:13 Mr. Tact
 
I'm not sure we could get the logistics to work, but if we could I'd be in favor of some sort of universal service. Although we probably couldn't things like infrastructure work done -- which if we could would be awesome.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 14, 2018, 23:15 Mr. Tact
 
Ajit Pai makes me think of the sign I had on the back of my office door for over a decade.

"The only reason some people are still alive, is because it is against the law to kill them."
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
17. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 14, 2018, 22:02 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, first of all we are talking about net worth, not income. If you are making $100k a year, unless you have a large family you are supporting or you are a total clown, your net worth is significantly more than $100k.

I really can't figure you out Cutter. Half the time you are reasonable, occasionally even logical -- but the other half you just spout nonsense. I've admitted to being ignorant on multiple subjects here on this board. But this is much more of a subjective issue here, nothing to be ignorant about. Yeah, he is rich. Yeah, he could afford to give more. Yeah, he might have done it to create good press. None of that makes it reasonable to criticize him for creating a $2B charitable fund. Especially if you aren't letting loose of a relative amount yourself.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 14, 2018, 20:16 Mr. Tact
 
An app associated with a crypto-currency a Ponzi scheme? I am shocked. SHOCKED!  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Sep 14, 2018, 20:11 Mr. Tact
 
Cool. She sounded pretty shaky initially, but seemingly managed to calm herself down. I hope she is able to move forward with this being a positive experience. Either way, it will make for a great story for the rest of her life.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2018, 18:26 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 14, 2018, 18:24:
I can't find the post but blue mentioned something like this would be happening due to GDPR.

I got the same popup on android
What is the purpose? To warn us there are links to other sites?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2018, 18:23 Mr. Tact
 
I got it also today, but it isn't the first time I've seen it. Actually, the first time I thought it was another browser page causing it because I had just switched. Today, I realized it was coming from something here at Blues..  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2018, 15:44 Mr. Tact
 
What's killing Sears? Its own retirees, the CEO says -- yeah, those pesky promises, sucks when the law makes you keep them, eh? Honestly, I'm surprised Sears hasn't figured out a way to squirm out of the pension payments.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2018, 12:03 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah... that's what Congress needs to be spending their time on. *sigh*  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 14, 2018, 11:51 Mr. Tact
 
Look, I don't think the guy is a saint. And as I said, it is possible a major reason he finally got around to setting up a philanthropy fund was to get some good press. Unless he confesses to that fact, we'll never know for sure. But criticizing him for creating the fund seems unnecessary.

And the mythical $163k person would need to spend $2,037 for equivalency.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 14, 2018, 11:07 Mr. Tact
 
The 2018 Fortune list had 2,208 billionaires.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
11. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 14, 2018, 11:02 Mr. Tact
 
Yes, it is all relative, that was my point. Something to remember is that $163B is stock. If some kind of catastrophe happened tomorrow, $40B or more of that could disappear in a flash.

Is Bezos looking for good press? Maybe. Even if he wasn't, some people would think that. And remember, charities don't exactly have stellar records concerning using money they receive as they should. So, giving away $2B even when you have $163B is not simple. I suspect the fund will get a lot more of Bezo's money as time goes on.

It would be interesting to see/know how much philanthropy has been done by everyone with a net worth over $1B. I'm guessing those numbers would be highly disappointing, but I'd be happy to be wrong.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 14, 2018, 10:22 Mr. Tact
 
You guys are awfully generous with someone else's money. I'd be pretty impressed with someone whose net worth was $100k, giving $1,250 to charity.  
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