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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 3, 2017, 16:26 Mr. Tact
 
So Cutter, I should be allowed to say whatever I want, but not print a document saying the same thing and distribute it?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 3, 2017, 10:13 Mr. Tact
 
Well, technically religion is first, then speech second, and the press third:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

that said, you are absolutely correct to indicate how important it is. One of the things the bothers me the most about Trump is his constant attacks on the press. Does the press lean left and/or right, you better believe it. Even if they aren't always doing it intentionally, it is just the nature of being human. His on-going attacks have a tinge/taint/whatever of authoritarianism which is very troubling...
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 3, 2017, 01:07 Mr. Tact
 
Haha, no password changes. Fantastic. I have to say, I always considered the forced "change your password every 90 days" policy at work to be total bullshit, but even I would balk at a policy of not being able to change it at all.  
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 2M
3. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 2M May 3, 2017, 01:00 Mr. Tact
 
Didn't find out about this thing until it started showing up on the Steam top seller's list. From looking at the site looks like it could be worth a try, even if I am unlikely to ever be the "Last Man Standing"....  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue May 1, 2017, 17:25 Mr. Tact
 
Haha, yeah saw the Drew Pearson clip on a sports show. Did you see the clip of the person (don't remember who it was) announcing a Jets selection and he spelled it out.. the "J - E - T - E - S", JETS!"  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization May 1, 2017, 10:17 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on May 1, 2017, 00:12:
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 30, 2017, 22:45:
Probably comes from being a heavy reader as a youngster...

Yup, Mr. Tact, you're special. The people spending literally hundreds of dollars on e-readers, so that they can get books quicker? They weren't heavy readers as a child. Only you were! The ones at least as dedicated to reading as you are weren't readers at all!

You get how your conclusion that "I must like physical books because I was a heavy reader as a child!" is ridiculous, right? It's kind of Cutter-logic. "I was more special than anyone else, so my opinion is better!" You really never do that, but I had to call it out here. Your post was fine until that part.
Dude, you are reading way too much between the lines. I was simply implying I had developed a habit. Not that I was special. *sheesh* I will say I think I was in the top 25 percentile of reading frequency for my age. I was socially awkward and reading was an escape.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
13. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 30, 2017, 22:45 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 30, 2017, 21:48:
I never understand people who say "get my eyes off an electronic screen." It's like they don't understand what e-paper is and have never seen a Kindle other than the Fires.
I've seen it, but it just feels different to me. Thinking about it a bit, I guess it might "just be mental", but then what isn't? *shrug* Even if I felt the visual was the same, there is something about holding the book and turning the pages which I enjoy and appeals to me.

Probably comes from being a heavy reader as a youngster...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
7. Re: Sunday Mobilization Apr 30, 2017, 21:33 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, if I had to live in a small efficiency apartment I might have a different opinion. Fortunately, that isn't a problem for me.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Necromancer Q&A Wednesday
7. Re: Diablo III Necromancer Q&A Wednesday Apr 30, 2017, 18:31 Mr. Tact
 
I'm not so sure all this D1 and D2 love isn't like the people screaming for Vanilla WoW. Nostalgia is a powerful influence....  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
5. Re: Sunday Mobilization Apr 30, 2017, 18:29 Mr. Tact
 
Personally, I don't get ebooks. Half the reason I pick up a book these days is to get my eyes off an electronic screen. Plus, I just like physical books, own a few hundred of them... Whatever. If you like them, good for you. I'll take a pass...

/curmudgeon mode off
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Honest Ads - Why Credit Cards Are A Scam Apr 28, 2017, 11:40 Mr. Tact
 
Simon Says wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 14:39:
"Honest Ads - Why Credit Cards Are A Scam"

That Cracked Honest Ad = PRICELESS xD xD xD xD
Amusing, and mostly on point. However, I would say credit cards are not a scam. They are a financial tool, just like a steak knife is a tool. And just like a steak knife, if you use it incorrectly you are going to get hurt.

I speak from a position of "having been there". When I was in the USAF, I knowingly ran up some credit card debt. That's to say, I knew I was purchasing more than I could pay off and was entering a potential financial death spiral. But I decided at the time to say, "fuck it" -- and if I ended up declaring bankruptcy, so be it. Ah, the arrogance of youth...

I got out of the USAF and found a good job. But by then my debt was equal to about 75% of my annual salary. Most people would have been "caught" without many options at that point. Fortunately, the job was in my home town, so I swallowed my pride and moved in with my parents. I then proceeded to pay off the debt semi-aggressively. It took three years.

These days I never charge anything to a credit card that I won't be able to pay off when the bill comes. Since paying off that debt about 19 years ago, the credit card companies haven't gotten a single penny in interest from me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: United dragging report- ‘Our review shows that many things went wrong that day.’ Apr 27, 2017, 12:27 Mr. Tact
 
From the article: "Under the airline’s new customer-first policy, travelers who voluntarily give up their seats will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in travel certificates. " I'd like to hear the specifics on that, because my guess would be it will never happen. If they were smart, they'd just authorize the employees handling this to offer increasing amounts up to the $10,000 limit. I've been on flights where they were offering incentives to give up a seat. And I'm reasonably certain if they started offering $1,000 in travel certificates for giving up a seat, and upped the amount $500 every 30 seconds or so.. they would not reach $10,000 before someone volunteered...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2017, 12:20 Mr. Tact
 
Happy Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Blue! Love2  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 26, 2017, 20:24 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, I realize South Park and other shows like it aren't "just" stupid, but their smart satire is too often buried underneath crude, rancid humor which I find unpalatable. *shrug* To each their own, I'm not criticizing anyone for liking these shows, it just isn't my cup of tea.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 15:55 Mr. Tact
 
What's the stupidity level? I am one of the apparently few people who doesn't think stupid is funny -- for instance, South Park is WAY too stupid for me. I can't last more than a minute or so on that...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 14:26 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 11:36:
How can you have the internet and have not heard of R&M? Haha. If I recall, it's obsessed over on here when new episodes hit.
*shrug* Blue's is about the only way I might find out about something socially popular. I'm not on any social media site, so unless it hits the major news outlets... I'm not likely to find about it.

Being a curmudgeon is hard work, having to avoid all that stuff...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 09:18 Mr. Tact
 
Ha, another silly thing I missed out on -- never heard of Rick and Morty. LittleMe, supposedly not actors, but these days you can never be sure.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 09:14 Mr. Tact
 
Memento, Fight Club and The Prestige are all excellent films. Interestingly, they are all films best seen when you know nothing about them. I'd probably rate Memento a hair below The Prestige and Fight Club. Can't imagine watching any of them on regular cable or network television. They way they cut films up it they would surely ruin something...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 25, 2017, 10:36 Mr. Tact
 
Factorio 0.15 is out! Go play it.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
26. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 23, 2017, 22:28 Mr. Tact
 
I wonder.. I assume other tractor/farm equipment manufacturers must be taking similar action or supporting Deere? I mean, John Deere might be the biggest (an assumption only) but they are far from the only. So, if the others were not doing this you'd assume there would be stampede to the competitors. Of course, that isn't much help if you already own a multi- $100k tractor from John Deere...  
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