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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2016, 23:42 Mr. Tact
 
With enough will power they can probably do without food!  
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2016, 16:29 Mr. Tact
 
Right -- transmission is a huge problem. But let us ignore all that stuff for now... If it was feasible to cover most of Nevada or Arizona in solar panels, would the power produced approach the national usage or not?  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2016, 15:42 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 15:28:
And the same for solar in the SW US. 330+ days of sun per annum. A small part of AZ paved with solar panels could provide the US with all of it's electrical needs. And distribution could be done via HVDC lines, which lose only 5% over 1000 miles.
Do you have any links for this? I remember reading someone calculating out all of Nevada being covered in solar panels. The premise being, it's mostly federal land already, so there would be far fewer issues with getting the land. But the result was an electricity output of less than 10% of the national usage. I don't have a link for that, but clearly one of those view points is totally wrong. And frankly, I have no idea which one....
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2016, 21:20 Mr. Tact
 
"You don't fuck with a man's car. You just don't do it."

-- Pulp Fiction
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2016, 19:43 Mr. Tact
 
89 mph standing a skateboard. That is insane.  
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36. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2016, 19:38 Mr. Tact
 
Another vote for the Galaxy S6. I got one as the S7 was coming out. Big selling point for me was having a replaceable battery -- although I haven't had it long enough that's been needed.  
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2016, 07:00 Mr. Tact
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 22:49:
People can sit in their own shit and cry all day long, that's their choice. However, I saw more bare pairs of tits today than I think I've ever seen on any other single day in my life, including fetish balls. Today was a great day. I retire a happy man.
Okay, I'll bite. Where were you witnessing this display of the female anatomy? Nude beach?
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2016, 19:39 Mr. Tact
 
Thank you Donald Trump.  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2016, 07:17 Mr. Tact
 
Well, that worked out. I forgot about the pick 'em league so didn't have my picks in for the first game of the season last night. but with Denver winning, only 5 people in our league got the pick correct. And I probably would have picked Carolina anyway -- so little to no damage done. Heck of a deal!  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Legion Launched
21. Re: World of Warcraft Legion Launched Sep 1, 2016, 08:53 Mr. Tact
 
Anyone who says leveling is a grind has a low tolerance for activity. I haven't really been trying and hit 103 already. That's with me still spending time in previous expansion areas because I came back a month ago after being gone for 4.5 years.  
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2016, 17:14 Mr. Tact
 
The last paragraph sums it up well...

"In the end, the whole A-10 debate is silly and tiring. The aircraft takes up less than 2 percent of the USAF's yearly budget, and that does not include the tens of billions of dollars the service receives in addition for highly classified “black” programs. The A-10 is paid for, already upgraded, and ridiculously effective in the wars we are fighting today—not to mention it's the most cost-effective tactical jet platform in the entire Air Force. It's clearly a capability worth keeping, as it offers great reward at little cost and should not have to compete with the F-35. Nor should the F-35 have to compete with it. That's an adversarial concept created by the USAF as part of yet another attempt to axe the A-10, nothing more."
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2016, 19:22 Mr. Tact
 
The thing about the A-10 is, it does a perfect job of ground support and tank killing. No other aircraft does the job half as well.

I was told once in the USAF, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." is not an acceptable mindset. They want, "If it ain't broke, what can I do to make it better?" While I understand the point they are striving for, it fails to allow for a situation like this were there really isn't a better solution.

 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2016, 15:32 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 28, 2016, 04:18:
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 27, 2016, 19:32:
Cutter wrote on Aug 27, 2016, 18:25:
How can you get your license and NOT know this?!?
I don't know, but it is clear many people don't know it.

There's a difference between know about something and caring about something. People know they shouldn't cheat on their spouse, but most do it anyway.

Also, self-driving cars can't come soon enough.
True, there is a difference between knowing and caring. However, even now in my "old age" as I have become a less aggressive driver... I have to say these people still annoy the fucking hell out of me.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2016, 11:56 Mr. Tact
 
RoboNerd wrote on Aug 28, 2016, 11:49:
Re: Lockheed Could “Fail to Deliver” F-35 Capabilities on Time.

I vote for killing off this turkey and building more A-10s. Salute2
So do most of the other sane people, unfortunately there are not a lot of sane people in the government. And as a 7 year, 3 month, 10 day veteran of the USAF, let me verify the military is NOT good at making excellent procurement decisions.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2016, 19:32 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 27, 2016, 18:25:
How can you get your license and NOT know this?!?
I don't know, but it is clear many people don't know it.
 
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36. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2016, 07:19 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 05:17:
Sounded like you were still enjoying NMS the other day...
So was Angry Joe.. that's the main problem it seems. The idea is good, the foundation is there, but the depth is not. AJ said something like, "This game has the scope of an entire ocean but the depth of a sidewalk puddle."
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2016, 11:42 Mr. Tact
 
Retired wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 11:28:
Not knowing S from shinola.....is there a reason we went to Mars? We knew nothing was there.....maybe go elsewhere? At this point just seems like nerds jerking it over some pics of dirt.
Expansion of knowledge. We learn about how things work by observing them. This alone IMHO is reason enough.

One big hope was we would find evidence of life (as we know it) having existed previously on Mars. But yeah, there are no direct benefits. Your life isn't improved by what we have learned. However, it might be in the future.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans
33. Re: NMS player base says buh bye Aug 22, 2016, 08:59 Mr. Tact
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 08:49:
If ED is a $60 game NMS would be in the $20 range. I think one of the single biggest issue this game has is it's price tag.
Totally agree. Although I did pre-purchase NMS (after talking to a friend who was hyped about the game) but I got a refund from Steam after I was one of the people who had serious problems -- I couldn't get the game to launch. I still want to play but I'll wait until the price comes down...
 
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31. Re: NMS player base says buh bye Aug 22, 2016, 08:41 Mr. Tact
 
Bumpy wrote on Aug 21, 2016, 17:02:
Meh, they can patch for several months. Just purchased Elite Dangerous instead.
ED is a good game. I'd guess I put 400+ hours into it, maybe more. I'm intrigued by NMS, but I think they are clearly different types of games.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2016, 23:54 Mr. Tact
 
That's why I have this Resq Me in my car.  
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