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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 18:04 Mr. Tact
 
While I think it reasonable to be cautious of government regulation on the Internet, I also think it was clear we were reaching a turning point that threatened to go wrong.

Why were ISPs choking Netflix traffic? Netflix paid for a specified service, Netflix customers paid for a specified service, then the ISP decides to choke it down? What the hell? Don't agree that happened? Then how come the problems went away when Netflix came to an agreement with the ISPs to pay more?

Yeah, the government might screw this up. But it is the fault of the ISPs it is happening. If they weren't greedy bastards, it would have continued along as it had...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 17:40 Mr. Tact
 
It is probably more appropriate to compare it to

The telecom industry
The power industry
The water industry

the other public utilities.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 16:36 Mr. Tact
 
I don't know their entire position, but it starts with two things:

1) Letting the government gets its hands on anything, is always a bad idea. Government gets in the way of innovation and stifles competition.

2) The Internet has been fantastic all these years without government regulation, why make a change now?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 16:27 Mr. Tact
 
If you are expecting me to explain the insanity of "conservative politics" you are barking up the wrong tree.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 16:18 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 16:03:
Why is there so much Anti-Net Neutrality news floating around today? I thought net-neutrality was basically to stop 'extortion' and 'bribery' of the Internet -- to prevent tolls, fees, favoritism, etc? What am I missing?
Haven't you been listening to Rush? Net Neutrality is just a play by the Ds to get control of the internet. You'll never be allowed to say a word against them once they have control.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1072. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 15:47 Mr. Tact
 
Thanks Spectral, I knew about the trading site, but Vall seemed to indicate he found his own and I was just wondering how he goes about doing that...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 15:38 Mr. Tact
 
The process has only barely started, I believe Verizon has already said they'll take legal action to oppose this.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1070. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 15:37 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, two things:

1) Really wanted your guys spin on this:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 20:54:
Okay, this is one of the things I really dislike about this game. Picked up a "Kill 4 pirates" mission. Went to the system, spent over 2 hours cruising around with 1,000 ls of the primary star -- no pirates.
2) Vall, how do you find your large quantity trade deals? Do you do screen captures at two hubs and compare the various prices or what?
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1067. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 07:59 Mr. Tact
 
Vall, link your current T-9 and Clipper setups please. (mainly interested in the Clipper, but while you are at it... :D)  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1062. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 21:55 Mr. Tact
 
*ugh* Well, my Grade D shields were probably partly to blame but I was almost killed by a NPC Python -- over 600k in repairs. Seems like turreted weapons might be a necessity.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1061. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 21:23 Mr. Tact
 
Vall Forran wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 18:12:
And doesn't the t6 count as a 'small' ship? Makes sense it would be more maneuverable.
Type-6 is a medium ship, Clipper is large.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1060. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 20:54 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, this is one of the things I really dislike about this game. Picked up a "Kill 4 pirates" mission. Went to the system, spent over 2 hours cruising around with 1,000 ls of the primary star -- no pirates. Did have a couple of battles with NPC ships interdicting me, the gimballed lasers seem to work fine.

For the ship, jury is still out.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1058. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 17:58 Mr. Tact
 
Looking at the wiki page it shows the Clipper having a lower rating for "maneuverability" than a Type-6 (barely).  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1056. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 17:45 Mr. Tact
 
My first impressions are not good. First, it handles like a pig. Second, the fuel tank is undersized, it should be class 5 not a class 4. Third, the repair costs are insane. Only had one fight so far with an NPC Eagle, I was still kind of farting around with the setup so I'm not sure it is a fair assessment, but it was not a good impression. Will let you know on the gimballed weapons, the one fight was such a mess (very near a star) I don't want to judge on that.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1053. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 15:49 Mr. Tact
 
You talked me into it. Took going to a couple of stations, finally ended up with this.

I'll give it a spin, see what I think. I do like the view from the cockpit...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2015, 11:02 Mr. Tact
 
Indeed, one of my favorite sayings: "Consistent luck is indistinguishable from skill."  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2015, 10:45 Mr. Tact
 
Not quite pure luck on the Table Tennis shot, but mostly.  
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Changes
13. Re: Homeworld Remastered Changes Feb 25, 2015, 10:41 Mr. Tact
 
I'm going to consider this... I tried the original Homeworld and initially liked it but either got bored or pulled away by something else -- I don't recall which. I know I didn't get very far into it. Watching TB's video I am tempted to retry it with the Re-mastered version...  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1051. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 10:32 Mr. Tact
 
Looks to me like a properly equipped Clipper is about $83M. If I sold both my Asp and my Type-6 I'd still be short $30M...  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1046. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 23, 2015, 21:07 Mr. Tact
 
*ugh* -- that would be a $7m hit for selling the Type-9... Look on the brightside, you were able to grind more than I was able/willing to.  
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