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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > League of Legends 2018 Season Next Week
2. Re: League of Legends 2018 Season Next Week Jan 12, 2018, 09:42 Mr. Tact
 
I assume like any competitive game it is more about how difficult your opponents are. You want to be "the best!" And as I understand it, getting to the top levels is not easy.  
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News Comments > New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors
23. Re: New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors Jan 11, 2018, 09:12 Mr. Tact
 
Darks wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 13:31:
At work and at home for the longest time I used the older Microsoft Wireless 2000. Best mouse I had ever used. the battery life for that mouse is insane. last for up to 5 to 6 months on two AA batteries.
Yep, one of the few things I'm willing to give Microsoft praise on. I bought a Microsoft Wireless 5000 sometime between 2000-2005, not really sure when exactly. I loved it. As you said, the battery life is excellent and the size and shape is perfect as far as I am concerned. After 5-6 years I thought, I need to get another one of these in case this one ever fails. I found out it was being discontinued, so I went out and bought five of them. Four are still sitting in the closet.

MS now markets a different mouse under the same moniker, but it is nothing like the one I have. Which I am guessing will be the only mouse I use for the rest of my life.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jan 9, 2018, 22:35 Mr. Tact
 
Gotta go with RedEye on this one...  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2018, 14:19 Mr. Tact
 
Flatline wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 13:34:
Meanwhile, my Galaxy S6, aside from an anemic battery at this point, actually runs just as smooth, if not better, than when I bought it. The UX still scrolls smooth. Sure some of the newer stuff makes my phone chug, I expect that, but the basic navigation and typing and stuff is still smooth.
My two year old S5 runs great, and I can easily replace the battery if I need to.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 9, 2018, 14:16 Mr. Tact
 
Initially I was going to say perhaps "sufficient" wasn't a good word choice, but after looking for something more appropriate, I have decided it was accurate for my intended meaning.

Yes, I'll agree 10 Mbit might not be sufficient for a Internet active family of four or five. However, the purpose here is define a minimum level to qualify for being labelled as "broadband". And since 10 Mbit is sufficient to streaming an HD movie, I have no objection to qualifying 10 Mbit as "broadband".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2018, 12:18 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, the crow is more impressive by a long shot...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2018, 12:16 Mr. Tact
 
I'd be more impressed by Secret if I thought he'd just done that on his own after watching the kids or something, as opposed to being trained to do it which is almost certainly what happened.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2018, 12:14 Mr. Tact
 
Yes, eRe4s3r -- I realize it is a safety margin issue. Okay, perhaps I'm being a bit whiny about the extra 10% I thought I should get out of my brake pads, but I still think generally speaking my point holds. Certainly, Apple's planned obsolescence isn't going to cause life and death safety issues. I suspect there are more deserving targets.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2018, 11:04 Mr. Tact
 
I'm just saying, this is nothing new. Companies have been building products to wear out or break sooner than they might purely to induce more future sales for decades. Apple is probably guilty of that, but are they the "worst" offenders? I doubt it.

Not long ago I was at my car dealership for routine maintenance and they informed me my brake pads were down to 25% -- and suggested they be replaced. My reaction was to do the math and realize assuming a consistent wear rate, I'd be back for the next maintenance before the pads were under 15%. So, I said no.

Well, just two months later the "Brake" warning/idiot light was lit on my dash. Why? Because of low brake fluid which apparently was due, at least in part, to the worn brake pad causing "more than normal" movement of the brakes to reach the brake pads. So basically, you can only use 75% of the brake pad without having the car giving you a warning light. Nice.
 
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News Comments > EA Gaming Patents
2. Re: EA Gaming Patents Jan 9, 2018, 10:27 Mr. Tact
 
The patent system is so totally broken...  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2018, 10:26 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, my first question is -- How many companies have been investigated for "planned obsolescence" previously? If the answer is not in the hundreds if not thousands, than STFU.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 9, 2018, 10:23 Mr. Tact
 
If they wanted to lower it to 10 Mbit, that wouldn't particularly bother me, 10 Mbit (assuming you can actually get 10 Mbit and it is not some kind of marketing lie) is more than sufficient for probably 95+% of the population. That said, you didn't indicate how low they want to move the mark, and sadly I'm guessing it is even lower than 10 Mbit.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2018, 10:11 Mr. Tact
 
Damn! Totally spaced and forgot the game was on. Was actually catching up on "60 Minutes" episodes which had built up on the DVR. Sounds like the first half was a little slow, but the second was well worth watching. Ah well....  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2018, 08:22 Mr. Tact
 
We don't need no stinkin' "like" system! Evil  
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News Comments > The Station Next Month
6. Re: The Station Next Month Jan 9, 2018, 00:09 Mr. Tact
 
Okay I admit, I chuckled at that. Thanks, NKD.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 12:20 Mr. Tact
 
The parent company of the television station running the story, not of the police...  
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News Comments > CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit
17. Re: CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit Jan 8, 2018, 09:21 Mr. Tact
 
I would imagine it will come down to who had the better lawyers when the GLA was drafted...  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 8, 2018, 08:21 Mr. Tact
 
They are Billions has potential, time will tell if they live up to it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 08:20 Mr. Tact
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 03:01:
maybe i'm just being a grumpy old codger but i swear the amount of dumbass kids are on the rise. millennials with their gotta-have-it-now look-at-me culture, they're practically raised to be sociopaths.
While I am tempted to agree with you, the odds are the percentage of dumbass kids has been unchanged in the last million years or so. As I have stated on this board multiple times, since at least as long as language has existed, every generation has thought the following generations were going to destroy the world.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2018, 22:16 Mr. Tact
 
Really? Only 2 of 14 people got 3 of the 4 NFL playoff predictions correct? I was expecting to be sitting behind 3-4 people who got all the games right. I had originally picked KC to lose to Tenn. but changed my mind just before kickoff. The other three picks seemed pretty obvious. Carolina/NO being the only one you could discuss, but I just didn't see Carolina stopping the NO offense.  
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