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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2017, 09:29 Mr. Tact
 
The only reason MS Office hasn't totally died is corporate sales. I used probably every version of MS Office ever made, at work. I personally bought the 1998 version, and never bought another. I started using LibreOffice a couple of years ago, haven't found an issue with it yet...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 09:13 Mr. Tact
 
Well, the article you linked didn't have all the details so it is difficult to be sure, but it looked like the bill passed by Congress might have been less restrictive than what Trump did. However, as I said it was not completely clear.

Either way, it doesn't matter right? I mean according to you, it is all the media's fault.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 08:29 Mr. Tact
 
Retired wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 07:55:
The past 3 presidents have instituted similar bans, Obama did 6-7 times!

And the world didn't burn.....weird.
Big difference between passing a bill through Congress and just issuing an Executive Order. Which is one of the things the GOP constantly railed about against Obama. Apparently, as usual, it is okay for the GOP to do what they complained bitterly about the Ds doing.
Once again, not defending, but the media has created the majority of our problems in this country in the past 15-20 years.
Yeah, people's actions mean nothing. It is only the press reporting those actions that create problems. Obviously. Rolleyes

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 29, 2017, 22:51 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 29, 2017, 20:00:
Besides, technically he hasn't done anything wrong. The executive order only puts the entire VISA process on pause for 120 days for a review of the process. They technically haven't denied anyone anything, it's just a 4 month timeout.
Tell that to the people who were detained. Or turned away at airports outside the US.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 29, 2017, 14:46 Mr. Tact
 
Blue wrote on Jan 29 2017, 13:31:
I have never been a fan of the Pro Bowl in spite of my love of tackle football.
Has anyone? I don't think I've ever heard anyone defend it. And despite being a fan of the NFL since the early 70s I have never seen one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2017, 23:20 Mr. Tact
 
Darks wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 17:43:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 15:09:
For me, "V for Vendetta" is the first thing that comes to mind.. although Alien is a close second.
I guess you just told us how young you are. Because that scene in Alien was a defining moment in movies and his career.
Haha! You must not have read many of my previous posts in this forum, seems like every other post I am excusing my opinion by saying I am a curmudgeon. V for Vendetta just hits all the right notes for me. Definitely a favorite film of mine, probably seen it a couple of dozen times at least. I'm old enough I saw both Alien and Star Wars in the theater during their original releases, before they were well known. It might be a defining moment in film history, but it's not the first thing I personally think of when John Hurt is mentioned.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2017, 15:09 Mr. Tact
 
For me, "V for Vendetta" is the first thing that comes to mind.. although Alien is a close second.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2017, 12:34 Mr. Tact
 
FWIW, I find jdreyer's points more compelling than yours, descender -- but whatever. It is a matter of opinion, there is no black and white here. There is certainly no reason for either side to get upset.

It's been a good discussion, please don't let it descend into name calling.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2017, 15:02 Mr. Tact
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 14:49:
Oh this can't be true. Maybe it isn't. It's just too perfect.
Yeah... I'm not believing that without some better evidence....
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2017, 10:02 Mr. Tact
 
Ah, got it...

Previously you said, "There are a ton of off-screen assumptions made for Luke's 'training'...". Other than flying the fighter, Luke doesn't show any particularly skills in ANH, right? No lightsaber battle, no defeating a Dark Side master... So, I'm not sure where the complaint is, and it certainly seems more reasonable than the things Rey pulls off. Now, I like the idea that Rey might have been trained at a young age and now has a memory block in place. I'd buy that plot device.

And I don't think a young Luke is a spoiled brat. He is frustrated, which can manifest in some cases similarly to being a spoiled brat, but they are very different. He indicates an interest in getting involved in other worldly events. So, it seems reasonable to assume he'd take steps to prepare for that. *shrug*

Ultimately, there are always lots of things which have to be assumed in film. They only have 2-3 hours to often show a person's entire life. Your points have some merit, and I'll agree with what you said earlier - "I agree we aren't talking equality here. ANH was a better overall movie but that doesn't make TFA bad."

The problem is ANH is the measuring stick, and TFA didn't get there. Probably not fair, but life isn't fair. All in all, good discussion. Thanks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2017, 13:28 Mr. Tact
 
descender wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 12:55:
As far as I'm concerned (from what is actually shown in the movies) it makes way more sense for Rey to know how to fight with a lightsaber than it ever did for Luke.
Could you explain why you think this? Only seen TFA once, so maybe I am forgetting something?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2017, 13:19 Mr. Tact
 
Err... my bad, getting young Anakin confused with Luke... the piloting in the prequel was not Luke. So, no evidence Luke is an accomplished pilot prior to the start of ANH, except his claim.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2017, 12:15 Mr. Tact
 
In ANH Luke claims to be an accomplished pilot (we aren't shown if this is accurate, but it is played up in the prequels). As far as making the "impossible shot" -- Luke says he doesn't think it is impossible -- "I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home. They're not much bigger than two meters." I'm sure you are at least partially right, we probably are more forgiving of ANH, but I still think there is less to forgive.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: etc., etc. Jan 26, 2017, 08:32 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 01:09:
TL;DR - Plot, characters, and settings were all recycled for TFA, and it made for a boring film with an illogical story.
I thought R2 woke up to a specific stimulus, but I don't really remember. I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head. Well said.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 25, 2017, 22:24 Mr. Tact
 
Maybe we should start calling Trump "Charile Brown" or something?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2017, 17:20 Mr. Tact
 
RIP - Mary Tyler Moore - one of the first women I ever had a celebrity crush on. A class act if ever there was one.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2017, 00:37 Mr. Tact
 
FWIW (probably not much) -- I think Rogue One is far better than TFA. But then I have a major issue with the total lack of an original story in TFA. Not to mention the use of light sabers by people who basically have barely heard of the force.... but whatever. It is what it is. Lucas killed the franchise "a long time ago..."  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 24, 2017, 08:03 Mr. Tact
 
Thanks ViRGE -- I got that far. The part I don't get is...

Say I pay Valve my $2.49 to get a key. I open a box and I'm extremely lucky and get a skin "worth" $100. I trade the skin to a gambling site who gives me $100 credit. I gamble all my money away. How does the site get their $100? I guess they must sell it on an auction site?

Of course, above and beyond that -- I see example story in the referenced ESPN story as mostly a case of bad parenting.

 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 23, 2017, 23:29 Mr. Tact
 
I am so old. I read these articles about Counter-Strike skin trading and gambling, and I still don't understand it... Confused  
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News Comments > Diablo III Postmortem
4. Re: Diablo III Postmortem Jan 23, 2017, 22:35 Mr. Tact
 
Okay -- if you bought the game straight out of the gate, yeah it might have been tough to get $60 worth of gaming out of D3. But if you waited a bit... then it was pretty easy to get at least that much out of it.

Was it everything, everyone was hoping for? Nope. It never could have been. And this commentary by Jay Wilson illustrates one of the reasons why it never could.
 
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