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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2018, 18:44 Mr. Tact
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 6, 2018, 11:10:
Out of all the Star Wars kids he was probably the least annoying. At least IMO. So RIP Worf Jr...:(
Freudian slip?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 in March
26. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 in March Jan 6, 2018, 18:43 Mr. Tact
 
Good plan, when in doubt use caps! *ugh* Go play SC and leave us alone.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 5, 2018, 18:29 Mr. Tact
 
Ah, I should have guessed, as normal, it was a stupid stat.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 5, 2018, 17:11 Mr. Tact
 
Holy Bandwidth, Batman! An average of 31.4 GB? LOL, I don't think I've ever topped 1 GB.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 5, 2018, 16:21 Mr. Tact
 
-40C = -40F

Yeah, I'd venture a guess that qualifies as insanely cold for most people.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 5, 2018, 15:42 Mr. Tact
 
J wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 15:05:
I didn't install it. And I wasn't paid by anybody to do so.
Ahh, but this is the old, "Would you sleep with me for a million dollars?" question. I'm guessing if someone paid you "enough" you would install it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 5, 2018, 15:37 Mr. Tact
 
KS wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 15:18:
Someone needs to buy them a copy of The Sneeches. It was bad enough the Kardashians were getting their brown anuses bleached.
*ugh* Great, thanks. That was something I would have been happy to have remained ignorant of... *sigh*

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 5, 2018, 14:45 Mr. Tact
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 14:09:
What's "Insanely cold?" to you?
I doubt this was directed at me, but I have a moment, so I'll give my answer. First, let me state the obvious by saying the answer to this question is HIGHLY variable from person to person. Also, I'm not sure what "insanely" means in this context. This is how I am going to interpret the question:

How cold does it have to before you postpone a normal activity because it is simply too cold to go outside?

For me, that would be around -20 F. Anything above that isn't particularly tough to dress for, unless you're going to be outside for long periods (say more than an hour).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2018, 17:52 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Jan 4, 2018, 16:20:
A road for 20 million people in California doesn't cost 10 times as much as a road for 2 million people in Oklahoma. So this MASSIVELY skews the argument.
Your argument isn't entirely wrong, but your example is terrible. Yeah, the road doesn't cost 10 times as much, but they need 10 times as many roads. Okay, maybe not 10 times as many roads, but a lot more. Not to mention there are no 8 lane highways in Alabama, Wyoming, or many other "red" states. So, there are roads, and there are Roads. States getting more than they contribute in of itself doesn't bother me. The problem is the politics behind those decisions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2018, 12:31 Mr. Tact
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jan 4, 2018, 11:00:
Are Republicans kleptos? Take away our healthcare, legal pot, net neutrality, take take take.
I'm pretty neutral about legalization. Never had pot, and if it was legal where I live I highly doubt I would even try it.

Fighting against legalization is especially out of line since most Rs are "State's Rights" activists, which would seem to be the real argument on this issue. But at this point the only thing the GOP is about is tearing apart anything the Obama administration put in place, whether they previously agreed with it or not.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 15:21 Mr. Tact
 
Hmm, I wonder how common are nightmares in general? Frankly, I can't remember the last time I had one. This despite having dreams I could recall on a regular basis...  
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News Comments > ESA Takes on WHO Over "Gaming Disorder"
24. Re: ESA Takes on WHO Over Jan 3, 2018, 09:40 Mr. Tact
 
Oh they say things about gaming, it just rarely makes any sense.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 09:28 Mr. Tact
 
Oh, and remember: "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

 
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News Comments > ESA Takes on WHO Over "Gaming Disorder"
22. Re: ESA Takes on WHO Over Jan 3, 2018, 09:09 Mr. Tact
 
Moderation in all things.

The difference between whether something -- gaming, working, cleaning, sports, whatever -- is an activity or an addiction is the impact it has on the other parts of a person's life. If you are "obsessed" with the activity to the point it has a detrimental effect on other portions of your life, that's obviously a problem. The fact gaming can rise to that level says nothing about gaming.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 09:01 Mr. Tact
 
That's too bad, because it would seemingly be very appropriate.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 07:57 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 02:51:
It's like what Steve Wozniak said about the Steve Jobs movie: "None of it happened, but all of it is true."
*chuckle* I hadn't heard that previously -- yes, that seems apt. Out of curiosity was he speaking about a specific film, or just in general on both of the big films made about Jobs?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Zoo Theory Jan 3, 2018, 07:54 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 01:45:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 22:16:
I wouldn't care to say you are right or wrong eRe4s3r. However, if there are highly advanced, interstellar societies, it is possible they might be essentially run by AIs, similar to the way "Minds" basically run Iain Banks' fictional "Culture". Those AIs could make it very difficult to interfere with other societies by making effectively impossible to get there, since interstellar ships could/would all be controlled by AIs.

Just a possibility with no more evidentiary support than any other -- and admittedly probably an overly optimistic one.

That would be far scarier than being in a zoo
Yeah, well -- that is one of the criticisms of Banks' novels -- the Minds are too "good" or "nice". As presented their control is very benevolent, it seems unlikely we could get that lucky.
 
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News Comments > ESA Takes on WHO Over "Gaming Disorder"
9. Re: ESA Takes on WHO Over Jan 2, 2018, 23:15 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter, that may be the best post you've ever made on this site.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Zoo Theory Jan 2, 2018, 22:16 Mr. Tact
 
I wouldn't care to say you are right or wrong eRe4s3r. However, if there are highly advanced, interstellar societies, it is possible they might be essentially run by AIs, similar to the way "Minds" basically run Iain Banks' fictional "Culture". Those AIs could make it very difficult to interfere with other societies by making effectively impossible to get there, since interstellar ships could/would all be controlled by AIs.

Just a possibility with no more evidentiary support than any other -- and admittedly probably an overly optimistic one.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
32. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2018, 21:35 Mr. Tact
 
I've never had need for it, but I'm pretty sure Notepad++ can do line numbers. Perhaps not in a way equal to UltraEdit? *shrug*

I'll agree Wordpad is worthless. But as I said, Notepad is extremely useful for striping just about everything off a text cut and paste.
 
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