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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2017, 21:28 Mr. Tact
 
It's unfortunate there are real technical hurdles to getting a HD version of DS9, which in my opinion is nearly an equal to TOS and well ahead of TNG and Voyager. The timing on the TNG blu-ray was really unfortunate. If it had sold very well, that would have been enough reason for CBS to remaster the others. *sigh* "Que sera, sera"...  
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46. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2017, 16:40 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 4, 2017, 14:32:
Perhaps I'll make the move for retirement, when an Internet connection isn't so important.
Pfft. My usage went up when I retired.
 
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4. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 4, 2017, 12:32 Mr. Tact
 
The bet would have to be pretty substantial before I would attempt this. An idiot doing it for free, priceless!

 
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37. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2017, 11:40 Mr. Tact
 
Or the coal mines dumping their waste directly in to streams/rivers due to regulation removal...  
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31. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2017, 20:21 Mr. Tact
 
DSL is distance based, the closer you are to the phone company "central office" the better your bandwidth. You are never going to get it to work in a rural location. I live in a city of 100,000 and I can't get DSL because the cable distance from my house to the central office is too far.

You have discovered the hard way one of the cons of living in a rural area. There are pros too, and depending on your priorities, maybe enough of them to make it worth it. But if broadband is high on your list, unless you have big bucks (to pay a telco to drag a fiber to your home), you need to live in a city. Doesn't have to be big... even towns of 3-4 thousand will have cable tv and hence have broadband. Just the way it is, ten years from now it might be a different story. Maybe.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2017, 16:30 Mr. Tact
 
Not seeing AI before I die, is number #2 on my lifetime disappointments list -- interstellar travel being #1. Although, if we ever get AI, it might solve interstellar travel for us.  
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2017, 16:26 Mr. Tact
 
Task Manager.  
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2017, 16:08 Mr. Tact
 
Easy, if you are running programs that use more than 4G, the RAM. If not, the SSD.  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2017, 11:47 Mr. Tact
 
Never gets old, thanks Blue!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: millennials deserve a Feb 2, 2017, 23:17 Mr. Tact
 
To hell with the Millennials.. we ALL need a banking solution which will make the banks look like Blockbuster to the new solution's Netflix.

I didn't know the Blockbuster CEO had poo-poo'ed Netflix as late as 2008. That's pretty crazy, by then the writing was clearly on the wall. ... Went back and looked, Jul 2008 through Sep 2009 I went through 155 movies from Netflix.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2017, 19:53 Mr. Tact
 
That wasn't a TV series in the normal sense, more of a miniseries. A Dune series on the scale of the Battlestar Galactica remake, if well done, would be very cool.  
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80. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2017, 11:12 Mr. Tact
 
I'm sure Iran is quaking in this boots.. "on notice" OH NO!  
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2017, 10:31 Mr. Tact
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 2, 2017, 01:07:
This is fucked up...

http://kotaku.com/new-gamestop-program-leads-employees-to-lie-to-customer-1791874332
Wow. That is some seriously stupid corporate think. However, I have little doubt that management is patting themselves on the back over their great plan.
 
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78. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 1, 2017, 23:30 Mr. Tact
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 22:18:
The media is already moving onto his Supreme Court pick and he's already moving onto 2 other things.
Indeed. Threatening the President of Mexico with an invasion of US troops and hanging up on the PM of Australia... I'm sure more is to follow soon.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
24. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 1, 2017, 12:47 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 22:12:
Libre is fine for most things. Serious spreadsheets and presentations it is not, but I wouldn't much care outside of work.

And I wouldn't want to submit a resume from Libre, unless it's been made a .pdf, because you never know what version of Office it's being opened in (and it is being opened in Office) and how it would print.

Otherwise? For 99% of home users it's fine, because those people never get into power user situations. For power users, Excel and PowerPoint or bust.
Yeah, even at work I was never really was a power user of either -- just never needed to be.

I thought the standard for electronic resumes had been .pdf for a LONG time.
 
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62. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 15:06 Mr. Tact
 
It's not just in your head, unfortunately...  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2017, 13:32 Mr. Tact
 
Ah, I see... I guess that makes some sense. *shrug* Always seemed to me plenty of their advertising was pointed at non-corporate targets -- but that could be a bad interpretation by me.  
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60. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 13:26 Mr. Tact
 
descender wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 10:25:
@Mr.Tact - I wholeheartedly disagree that "they are all the same". We've never really experienced anything like Trump or "President Bannon" in this country, at least not as we understand them so far. The major difference here is that Hillary would have only had whiny republican politicians upset over the things she wanted to do, and Trump has the majority of the American public against him.

Dismissing Washington entirely as "they're all the same" will never ever result in positive action or resolution. The major political parties couldn't be more different in the ethics, scope and types of change they wish to inflict on US citizens.

Yeah.. I don't know. Yes, we've "never seen anything like this before" -- however I still think Trump in many ways is just like all the other politicians in DC. Possibly more of a narcissist than most, but not really that different. Bannon, though.. yeah, he is a problem. An ideologue with dangerous nationalist and isolationist priorities who has the ear of an impressionable President. I'd be interested to read what history thinks of him 100 years from now. And I'm fearful of what he may talk Trump into over the next four years.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 10:39 Mr. Tact
 
Oh, and by the way --

Three nominees have been approved and another seven are scheduled for floor votes this week. This means 10 will be approved soon. I would say as long as the GOP doesn't find their spines but in reality, the Ds haven't been showing theirs either. I don't know how that compares to 2009, but approving 10 within two weeks of the inauguration seems reasonable. Again, in any case far better treatment than Garland got.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 10:12 Mr. Tact
 
Retired wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 09:54:
I said I am not defending, I am pointing out how ridiculous the Left is handling their reaction when just a couple years ago they were all for the same thing.

Just look at the FACT that only 2 cabinet members have been "approved" and they flat out said it is PAYBACK.
As has been pointed out, it wasn't "the same". Trump's action is more restrictive and it wasn't coordinated with, Congress, the State Dept., and the Justice Dept.

I agree with your last statement though -- they are all the same. This is why it baffles me so much about the chant of Trump being different. I'm sure a Clinton Presidency would have had the GOP howling by now because of something she had done. Unfortunately, it is simply the nature of our politics. There is no hypocrisy. There is always howling and the press always covers it.

As far as cabinet nominees go, at least they are getting hearings, more than can be said for Merrick Garland. The GOP has no providence to complain on that front. And if the Trump administration had done a bit more prep, like getting background checks completed and required forms filled out prior to the nominations, it might have meant less delays...
 
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