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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 11, 2016, 11:43 Mr. Tact
 
It's been decades since I've seen a 7-Eleven, let alone been in one and had a Slurpee. There used to be Southland distribution center in town, but it closed long ago. Truthfully, I wouldn't have been surprised if they had gone bankrupt and I had missed it.  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 11, 2016, 09:33 Mr. Tact
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 11, 2016, 05:44:
You're thinking nostalgia will carry the day and it simply won't. What you really want is that time in your life back where you could play WoW obsessively until dawn but its gone forever.
Good point. The nostalgia is strong. But I know it can never be what it was. My guild had the first Alliance kill of Nefarian on the server -- heady days. I know it won't be that. Or even the 25 man raids I did later. And most if not all of the people I spent all that time with will be gone. I'm going to think on it some more, but the urge is starting to fade some...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
39. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 10, 2016, 22:06 Mr. Tact
 
Not quite sure I follow the analogy, so corporate America doesn't care if Microsoft spies on then as long as they have a working OS? Win 7 already works without the spying, right?  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2016, 20:43 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, I was thinking I might want to get up to speed on even the more basic things before the new expansion actually starts. Like this garrison thing I don't know anything about and learning the new herbs, ores, cloths... So, my main chars are 85... how long to level from there to 100? 40 hours? More?  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2016, 19:39 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, someone walk me back from the edge. Been out of WoW for five years this October, and I'm thinking of getting back in...  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
32. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 10, 2016, 10:19 Mr. Tact
 
Actually, thinking about it a bit more I'm surprised corporate America hasn't pitched a fit about this information tracking...  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
21. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 9, 2016, 22:11 Mr. Tact
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 21:04:
*Points to your router* You know... this thing which isn't subservient to your computer OS and can, OMG, BLOCK whatever it wants no matter what your OS does? Please... stop with the fearmongering. I had numerous problems with win 10, but none to do with its supposedly Orwellian tendencies. Those can be dealt with very easily, it just takes time and a bit of effort.
First, pointing to the router and saying block it there is not addressing the problem. That's treating the symptoms and not the disease. Second, even if people have routers which allow doing this (which some won't), most won't know how to do it. Third, as shihonage explained even if you have the capacity and the know how, it isn't an easy problem to solve at the router. Fourth, finally and most importantly, why should I have to do this?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. Re: LGR - Building a 486 DOS PC Jul 9, 2016, 17:34 Mr. Tact
 
jimnms wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 16:42:
I wonder if in 20 years we'll be looking back at how much of a hassle it was running SATA cables like we do for those damn ribbon cables.
Hope so, 'cause that will mean someone invented some cool technology.
 
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5. Re: etc., etc. Jul 9, 2016, 14:33 Mr. Tact
 
I've had games on Steam since HL came out and until now I never knew there was such a thing as a "Steam level". I suspect I should be glad.  
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2016, 21:33 Mr. Tact
 
Looks like insanely fun waterslide jumping to me.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - No Man's Sky
38. Re: Gone Gold - No Man's Sky Jul 8, 2016, 11:51 Mr. Tact
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Jul 8, 2016, 11:23:
This thing may or may not be a fun toy. It will not cure cancer. -Jn-
Yes, the way to end hype is to express disappointment that a video game will not cure cancer.

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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2016, 10:57 Mr. Tact
 
It's only a matter of time before the Cascadian subduction zone does cause a large tsunami. However, as is almost always the case with things geographic -- we don't know if it will be next week or next millennium.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - No Man's Sky
34. Re: Gone Gold - No Man's Sky Jul 8, 2016, 09:27 Mr. Tact
 
The funny thing about naming things oddly, is if you believe the creators, it's likely no one else will ever see the things you have named. It is masturbation at cosmic scale.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - No Man's Sky
10. Re: Gone Gold - No Man's Sky Jul 7, 2016, 19:48 Mr. Tact
 
I think concerns of a lack of game play are reasonably founded. I suspect the success or failure of the game will depend on the crafting in the game. It was implied you could spend all your time on one planet but I haven't seen any reason to believe that. I'll be interested in reading after release reviews.

Minecraft might have had a lack of game play, but the crafting made up for it. That level of ability to be creative has not yet been demonstrated, AFAIK.
 
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48. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2016, 00:20 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 20:04:
Either way, it just shows what a giant clusterfuck space exploration would be...
Indeed. And it pains me endlessly that I will not live to see that Charlie Foxtrot happen.
 
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37. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 18:16 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 17:22:
I can only say... thank the heavens we do not talk like that Because you think this is confusing? Try doing it with 50 different languages with 10 times that complexity... also unless I misundersand the language, wouldn't this kind of language require you to LEARN all the logical meanings of historic events? I don't see how you could maintain a space-faring multi-colony empire this way, as the languages would without a doubt drift apart to the point where 2 colonies of the same race would not be able to communicate. Or maybe.. I am overthinking things ,p
Yeah, there are real problems with the idea. As the article RedEye linked says, there would seem to be no way to say, “Hey Bob, can you hand me the ¾" socket wrench.” Personally, I always assumed it would be something like a "royal language form". Something only used in official ceremonies or in diplomatic exchanges. It is a good episode.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 14:44 Mr. Tact
 
nin wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 14:31:
You can blame google. You should be happy it deciphered my search at all, as I could only remembered it rhymed/was similar to "tarmac and".
When looking for Star Trek stuff, always check Memory Alpha
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 14:26 Mr. Tact
 
nin wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 14:13:
Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra, when the walls fell...

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra, Shaka when the walls fell...

Fixed that for you...
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 11:32 Mr. Tact
 
Thanks to you Blue for maintaining this site for 20 years. There are probably other sites which have kept their essential identity over the past 20 years, but there can't be many.

You are doing it right, and many of us appreciate it greatly. I'll take this moment to again raise the idea of a Patreon account -- so those of us who are so inclined can reward you directly.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 23:44 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 23:23:
We should pay people to not be thieves?
How about, we should reward "righteous" behavior?

Sure, I'll play the bad guy. If I had found this money, and knew my reward would be a lousy $100 for returning it, I'd be seriously tempted to keep it. I say tempted because given the situation, it might have been possible to determine which cab had dropped the guy off.

Apparently that makes me a thief. Whatever.
 
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