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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
13. Re: Saturday Mobilization Mar 4, 2018, 11:46 Mr. Tact
 
ShakaUVM wrote on Mar 3, 2018, 16:15:
A key point here is that the MIT authors are interested in median net (after tax and expenses) revenue, and then they contrast this against gross (before tax and expenses) revenue, and use this to claim they make worse than minimum wage. This is a very deceptive practice, as if you applied the same process to minimum wage earner, close to 100% of minimum wage earners would earn less than minimum wage! (Almost everyone has unreimbursed expenses related to their job.)
It isn't very deceptive if they are explaining how they came to the figure. The deception is in the headline. Shocking, I know. The key point is your profit for being a Uber/Lyft driver is nothing to write home about...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2018, 19:13 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 3, 2018, 18:49:
Stephen Hawking's knows a great deal, but when it comes to what happened before the big bang,
Man, are you dense. Hawking didn't claim to know anything about what happened prior to the big bang. The headline is a lie. As I said before -- Hawking basically implies the question doesn't make any sense.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2018, 14:35 Mr. Tact
 
Oh brother, please stop with nonsense quotes.

Hawking's answer doesn't require any faith. He is basically saying, the question makes no sense. Although not present in this particular article I saw a good analogy in another. It is as if you were to ask, "How come I can't go North from the North Pole?"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2018, 14:25 Mr. Tact
 
I am shocked. SHOCKED!

MIT Uber/Lyft earnings study
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Do Trees Talk to Each Other? Mar 2, 2018, 10:50 Mr. Tact
 
Duh! Didn't they see The Happening.  
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News Comments > Trump Calls Game Meeting
20. Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 2, 2018, 08:28 Mr. Tact
 
Can we ban country music? I'd vote for that!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2018, 00:05 Mr. Tact
 
Don't forget gamers -- the new PoE league starts at 3 pm Eastern. Just a little more than 14 hours away!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2018, 22:23 Mr. Tact
 
It's a nice town, I lived there for 3 years -- at McConnell AFB.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2018, 21:06 Mr. Tact
 
First a disclaimer... I am seriously cautious about "believing" statistics. Statistics can and are used to show whatever people want to show on a regular basis. So, that said, take this with a grain of salt... a stat given in the article on the Wichita shooting, if accurate, is troubling.
The lawsuit cites FBI crime statistics showing Wichita has a ratio of one shooting death for every 120 officers a number that is 11 times greater than the national ratio and 12 times greater than the ratio in Chicago.
I suspect the sample size isn't statistically sufficient... but it seems disconcerting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2018, 16:34 Mr. Tact
 
Reports coming out that HR Masters is headed for the exit. Unclear if he is leaving or being pushed..  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2018, 16:30 Mr. Tact
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 1, 2018, 13:16:
as though the smell didn't carry or cling to them.
Reminds me of a buddy when I was in the USAF, he wouldn't smoke in his own apartment... I thought it was hilarious.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2018, 13:23 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2018, 13:04:
I will never cease to be amazed at how far a nice rack can get a chick in this world.
Doesn't amaze me, I enjoy looking at nice racks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2018, 12:33 Mr. Tact
 
Two contributing factors to my pursuit of a career in the computer industry was 1) air conditioning (not common when I was young) 2) you couldn't smoke around computers. There were other reasons, but those two were non-trivial factors in my thinking.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2018, 11:02 Mr. Tact
 
All I can say is what I would do if my employer was allowing people to take 6-7, 15-20 minute, cigarette breaks everyday but wouldn't allow me to take similar breaks. I'd simply claim I was taking cigarette breaks and leave for an equivalent amount of time.

While I believe smoking percentages in the US are down, it still amazes me how often I see it. It took WAY too long to get it prohibited from public places like restaurants and bars. I always felt so sorry for non-smokers who worked in those places.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2018, 21:05 Mr. Tact
 
The JWST just got delayed again, although only an additional 1.5 months...

JWST delayed
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2018, 20:54 Mr. Tact
 
Hilarious. It is a perfect example of who Trump is. --Trump thinking-- People are listening to Pence. I'M THE PRESIDENT! People should be listening to me! --Trump starts to speak--

It means absolutely nothing. I give him about 24 hours to come out saying he NEVER said grab the guns first.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2018, 15:19 Mr. Tact
 
If Carson thinks you can't get a good chair for $5,000 -- I wonder what he spends on a bed... hmm. Maybe a Savior?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2018, 14:54 Mr. Tact
 
Some people have said (and I have some tendency to agree) that the next major world war will be fought for the control of drinkable water. But at this rate, we may kill off the human race via poisoning ourselves before such a war can start...  
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News Comments > Into the Breach Released
9. Re: Into the Breach Released Feb 28, 2018, 12:12 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 28, 2018, 11:37:
The game ultimately has only a handful of successful strategies, but it becomes how you choose between them. And luck. I've won on Hard with nearly every ship, which is funny, I probably did 200 hours only on Easy because I doubted I could even win on Normal.
I started on Easy for the same reason, made it to the final boss once before getting distracted by something else. I need to get back to the game...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2018, 11:26 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, the amazing thing is there are dozens (hundreds?) of sites around the country dealing with nuclear waste problems. Either from government weapon programs or just from nuclear power plants. It is amazing how little press it gets. I saw something recently about issues in Nevada where they did the underground testing.

It is a serious problem which doesn't seem to be and probably won't be getting any better any time soon. We probably should already have several Chernobyl like zones which have been permanently evacuated.
 
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