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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 9, 2017, 14:00 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 13:06:
Awesome Lego Garden Railway.

Someone with entirely too much money and time on their hands.

Still, it's awesome.
Pretty sure we've seen that previously, the train going under the beds is certainly something I have seen before. So either it is old, or the same guy made another. It would be interesting to know the dollar amount to purchase the required amount of track and other necessary bits and pieces.
 
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News Comments > WoW Bans
4. Re: WoW Bans Mar 9, 2017, 12:35 Mr. Tact
 
What do they expect when they make raiding a requirement to get flying in the newest zone...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: On Sale Mar 8, 2017, 19:59 Mr. Tact
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 8, 2017, 19:33:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 8, 2017, 10:41:
I'm not complicating things, things are just complicated. (I thought there was a movie quote close to that, but I couldn't find it.)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1230414/
Yeah, I know that film...enjoyed it. I remembered... it is from the original Lethal Weapon, when talking about the "hooker suicide" Riggs says something like that...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 8, 2017, 19:56 Mr. Tact
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Mar 8, 2017, 19:38:
Fat Albert wrote on Mar 8, 2017, 17:27:
That guy in his car is fascinating and just heartbreaking.

except it's a hoax from 2008.
I watched the first 5 minutes and the obvious question to me was, "How is he handling bathroom functions?" In the part I watched they showed him "washing is face" in the back of the car and I was thinking, where does the water come from? Where does it go? And waste elimination would seem to be a major problem. I don't know if that got covered in the rest of the video or not. I can't say I walked away after my 5 minutes thinking it was a hoax, but I definitely was wondering how it could be accomplished.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 8, 2017, 10:42 Mr. Tact
 
No such thing. Even when you don't pay, you pay...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: On Sale Mar 8, 2017, 10:41 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 8, 2017, 00:21:
@Mr. Tact - Of course, I read and edit my posts many times before posting. To reiterate, my point is Brian wouldn't talk about a particular subject to a group of people who are not interested in it at the wrong time and place. Do you get that? The illustration has absolutely nothing to do with the listener's intelligence towards the subject; it has to do with their interest towards it. I'm sure any of those construction workers, if properly interested, would go and listen to Brian Greene give a talk on string theory. But they go to him, not the other way around. I hope this makes sense because I don't know how to make it any simpler.

TL;DR You're really over-complicating things.
Alright, I now understand what you were attempting to say. Do you understand why what you said was open to multiple interpretations and hence was not clear? I'm not complicating things, things are just complicated. (I thought there was a movie quote close to that, but I couldn't find it.)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2017, 23:32 Mr. Tact
 
Do you read what you post?

You said people listening to Brian Greene giving a lecture on string theory would think he was loco. Since we know Brian Greene isn't loco I think it is clear you are saying their ignorance (being uneducated) is causing them to come to an incorrect conclusion. How did I misinterpret what you said?
 
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25. Re: On Sale Mar 7, 2017, 23:10 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 22:56:
Even when Brian Greene gives his lectures on string theory, he is typically in rooms of people who are interested in the topic. Can you imagine he tried to give the same talk at E3 or to a bunch of construction workers on a job site? They would rightly think the man was loco. LOL.
Great, now I am uneducated because I don't believe. Nice tactic, insult those you wish to convince. Just do us all a favor and do what you keep saying you are going to do...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2017, 21:33 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 19:04:
Before you turn this into the Spanish Inquisition's "Confession Hour" perhaps you should read my post. It sheds light on the status of bible posts on this site moving forward. It made RedEye super happy.
No need, I am a simple guy. If I get what I ask for, I tend not to question it.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2017, 18:47 Mr. Tact
 
Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
19. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 7, 2017, 16:56 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 15:25:
None of this would have come to light if Columbia had not hired a Jeff Manning and discovered an account already existed in his name with superuser access.
It would be awesome if that was what happened.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
58. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2017, 11:06 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 09:54:
2) Having the absolute worst, most biased, most inaccurate translation of the Bible
Is there a good, accurate translation?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
55. Re: On Sale Mar 7, 2017, 08:27 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 02:35:
Basically, in the past, if the sun had deviated or varied in any way beyond the defined parameters, most life could not exist. This includes microbes, humans, plants, and insects. It's worth noting how many MILLIONS of creatures depend on specific aspects of the sun's ray. For example, people specifically need ultraviolet B rays to produce vitamin D. Plants, on the hand, use the sun's rays for photosynthesis.
Uh, nice try. It is cause and effect. Because this planet is in the Goldilocks Zone, we have liquid water. Which as a nearly universal solvent is very critical in developing the kind of life you mention. And because the ultraviolet B rays are present, life is able to evolve dependent on it.
Basically, the sun is a very special star in the observable cosmos for good reason. That's as far as I'll take this.
I'll grant it is special to humans, because without it we wouldn't exist. But from an astrophysicist's point of view, it is a very common, average star.
As an aside, this fascinating article delves into the sun's past purely from a scientific standpoint. It's worth noting scientists believe the sun started off at or near its present size based on earthly evidence. However, they continue to use experimental models to test different variables to come to more defined conclusions.
Is this the "heating up" you were talking about? Or is there something else? Again interesting, however simply a modification or enhancement to our knowledge of how stars work -- hardly stunning evidence of God's hand. As I said before, I don't pretend our current level of scientific knowledge can provide all the answers. I do hold science will find more answers than you'll ever find in the Bible.

You want to bring up our moon now? Now THAT is, as far as we know to date, a uncommon situation and was/is critical to the evolution of life as we know it on this planet.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2017, 22:14 Mr. Tact
 
I did find an article on space.com with the headline of, "Entire Solar System Is Heating Up! Scientists Blame Solar Warming". In that article there is this statement,

"The warming of the entire solar system has been supported by some scientists. One dramatic shift that is taking place is the strength of the sunís electromagnetic field. According to a study by Dr. Mike at Lockwood Rutherford Appleton National Laboratories, in California, the sunís magnetic field has increased by 230 percent within the last 100 years. "

Which is somewhat interesting. I'd like to know how the electromagnetic field of the sun has been measured for the last 100 years. Is that based off the frequency of northern lights or what? However I think the key is "supported by some scientists", I read that as fairly weak support. Basically it sounds like Dr. Mike said, "Hmm, well maybe this is going on. We have some circumstantial evidence for it." And either no one is willing to slap it down yet, or the author didn't bother asking anyone else. *shrug*

And even if the electromagnetic field of the sun HAS increased 230 percent within the last 100 years. Without further information it is pretty meaningless. Maybe the field fluctuates by large amounts on a semi-regular basis. We already know the magnetic field of Earth has reversed multiple times throughout the geologic record.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2017, 20:00 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 16:59:
I'm not stupid.

To your point about "observable, repeatable events" I would challenge you to look at observable, repeatable events of the world from the early 1900's onward. Compare the mindset before 1920's with the mindset post. There's was a noticeable malaise that the world has never been able to recover from despite the advances in technology, medicine, and more.
I said you weren't stupid. I wasn't trying to be sarcastic. As far as observable events, you are babbling as far as I can tell, I can't even guess what you are attempting to communicate.
Also look up scientists observations about the sun. They say it is heating up against all scientific "observable, repeatable" evidence that shows when a star reaches a certain age its core begins to grow "colder." As far as they know ours is the only "observable" star that has not grown cold with age (they cannot explain the reasons).
Again, not quite following you here -- what "heating up" are you talking about? Is this a reference to the 11 year "solar cycle"? The periodic changes in sunspots? As far as I know our Sun is acting well within our understanding of stars of its age and size. Scientists say it is mid way through it's "main sequence" stage. Perhaps you are talking about the "Coronal heating problem"? I don't pretend our current level of scientific knowledge can provide all the answers. I do hold science will find more answers than you'll ever find in the Bible.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2017, 15:38 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 15:18:
The same could be said of scientists who proposed string theory (remains unproven), Higgs Boson (took 48 years to verify), and E=MC^2 (took 120 years to prove). And yet you haven't seen the scientific community protesting vigorously about these just because they remained theories at the time. In fact, many participated in proving them correct through years and years of research. In any context, science is always a systematic effort to build and organize knowledge from satisfactory evidence, and real faith is based on such efforts. Even faith in science can exist.
Stop it, just stop it. You are not that stupid. Yes, people can have faith in things other than religion, including science. However, the advancement of science is based on observable, repeatable events not on convincing others to have the same faith as you. Science and religion are not the same, no matter how many times you say they are.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile The Fall of Oriath Announced
14. Re: Path of Exile The Fall of Oriath Announced Mar 5, 2017, 23:07 Mr. Tact
 
Restarted on PoE and I have to say while I am enjoying it, it didn't take long to remember something I don't like about it. The inability to do full resets of the passive tree. The fans of the game are pretty rabid about how, paraphrased -- "It's part of the game and if you don't like it run your wimpy ass back to D3."

And while it really isn't that hard to build a mid range character, say level 50. I really fail to see what the game gains through the restriction. Even something like, say one reset a month or something would be cool. But whatever -- clearly a case of "it is what it is".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2017, 22:03 Mr. Tact
 
BTW -- I just wanted to take a moment to say, I don't know what Emma Watson's tits have to with feminism either -- but I like looking at them -- well, a good portion of them anyway.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2017, 16:06 Mr. Tact
 
That's because there was no damaging info, it is all fake news! Come on, get over to Breitbart and educate yourself.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2017, 15:42 Mr. Tact
 
Saw a tidbit yesterday about how Hugh Jackman was never the primary choice for playing Wolverine. And that his wife who normally plays a major part in his decisions on what roles to take suggested he not do it. (she now admits she was wrong about this one.. :D)

Kind of funny -- now it's tough to imagine it being anyone else.
 
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