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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 14, 2017, 00:21 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 23:44:
You say that like it's a bad thing. Biker
Lulz, my immediate thought -- "What is sex magic?"

Goggle says...

"Sex magic (sometimes spelled sex magick) is any type of sexual activity used in magical, ritualistic or otherwise religious and spiritual pursuits. One practice of sex magic is using the energy of sexual arousal or orgasm with visualization of a desired result. A premise of sex magic is the concept that sexual energy is a potent force that can be harnessed to transcend one's normally perceived reality."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2017, 20:40 Mr. Tact
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 16:25:
Anyone ever deal with Win 7 and upgrading hardware? Apparently it's some kind of drm nonsense. I need to change my motherboard and RAM, so I'm a bit concerned.
I did a RAM and hard drive upgrade a couple of months ago, it was easy and went as smooth as glass -- no issues. However, I am having an issue with upgrading the video card -- not sure if the issue is Win7 or the card. My machine hung on the manufacturer's flash screenshot when I just tried inserting the card... Going to try disabling the on-board video and see if that helps... *shrug*
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
53. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2017, 17:42 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 17:06:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 00:56:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 23:09:
This is a personal attack on my faith and beliefs and has nothing to do with the bible or Christianity.
"faith and beliefs".. that's the problem. When your argument is based on faith and beliefs, you have no argument. You can have faith and belief in the tooth fairy if you want. And while you are free to believe whatever you desire, and in the US have freedom to speak about it, it doesn't provide any validity to your beliefs other than establishing the existence of those beliefs.

You do not understand the point. Faith and belief is a part of what makes a person who they are, and it is not just religious in nature. For example, you have "faith and belief" the sun will rise. Why? Well, apparently because the evidence shows it will. People have "faith and hope" that their efforts of saving for retirement will lead to a relatively comfortable life. Decades of examples of people who have achieved this goal would demonstrate this to be so.

On the other hand, the Bible and Christianity are objects of someone's faith and beliefs. That is the difference. Personally attacking someone's faith and belief instead of the objects of them has no merit in a logical discussion. While they are mutually inclusion, they are also separate. I really hope you understand the difference.
So, what are the objects of your faith and beliefs it would have merit to attack? The bible?

I went back and reread a lot of this topic and I have to say, I'm not sure how we got here. If the discussion is the idea of believing in a "God" there isn't much to attack other than the belief. Did you watch the Ricky Gervais video? He really does hit the nail on the head.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2017, 16:38 Mr. Tact
 
I hope the new job for Mrs. Blue is an upgrade and not a "this is all I could get" thing. Well, at least you know how to drive unlike some life long NYC residents.

Generally moving sucks just from the hassle standpoint. But getting a change of scenery can be very invigorating. You've already found a home? Be careful about Internet connectivity, especially in slightly rural areas there can be good Internet connectivity on one side of the street and not the other, quite literally.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2017, 15:18 Mr. Tact
 
descender wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 14:09:
In the end, we only deny the existence of one more god than you do.
If you destroyed every holy book in the world and waited a thousand years they wouldn't all come back and be exactly the same. If you destroyed every bit of science we have and waited a thousand years it would all come back exactly the same.
Ha! That's great. "You don't believe in 2,999 gods, I don't believe in just one more."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2017, 09:39 Mr. Tact
 
I like the "gritty" feel of "The Expanse". I think they did a pretty good job of showing what the early days of intra-solar expansion might be like. Politics, greed, and prejudice isn't going anywhere anytime soon...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2017, 00:56 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode, a couple of times you've said something that really hits at the core of this..
Kxmode wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 23:09:
This is a personal attack on my faith and beliefs and has nothing to do with the bible or Christianity.
"faith and beliefs".. that's the problem. When your argument is based on faith and beliefs, you have no argument. You can have faith and belief in the tooth fairy if you want. And while you are free to believe whatever you desire, and in the US have freedom to speak about it, it doesn't provide any validity to your beliefs other than establishing the existence of those beliefs.

I don't know when, or if, humanity will ever drop this notion of religion. I suspect it can't happen without interstellar flight and the discovery of other intelligent beings. But whatever it is going to take, it can't happen soon enough.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 11, 2017, 18:39 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 15:21:
Too bad they didn't fix that during the drought.
Uh, it is a sink hole. It happened without warning while running water down the spillway...
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
11. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Feb 11, 2017, 00:21 Mr. Tact
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 20:20:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 20:07:
Normally I'd say, "Typically corporate" - but I don't see anything in the press release mentioning layoffs? Did I miss it?
Dude? Why not follow the link to Kotaku to read up on the layoffs?
D'OH! Didn't see the second link, only followed the one to Yahoo Finance. Should have gone with my gut reaction..
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Holy Sink Holes, Batman Feb 11, 2017, 00:18 Mr. Tact
 
Have you guys seen the news about the spillway for the Oroville Dam?

Saw a photo on another site with the water stopped and a worker standing in the hole.. it's easily eight feet deep, deeper in some areas...
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
3. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Feb 10, 2017, 20:07 Mr. Tact
 
Normally I'd say, "Typically corporate" - but I don't see anything in the press release mentioning layoffs? Did I miss it?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2017, 13:55 Mr. Tact
 
descender wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 10:51:
Bad technique is not the fault of the tool, but of the operator.
Snowblowers leave 1/4-1/2inch of snow behind no matter what you do. If they didn't you would either have to replace the blade every time you used it... or your sidewalk. This snow quickly forms into ice from being compacted down.
While I'd agree snow blowers leave more residue than a hand shovel, on even pavement a properly adjusted snow blower leaves so little the remainder can be swept away with a straw broom easily.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 9, 2017, 16:45 Mr. Tact
 
Good point, it is surprising Charlie Sheen isn't a Trump spokesperson, after all he's the only person who was won as much as Trump.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2017, 14:58 Mr. Tact
 
Don't you know? Global warming will cause the next ice age, haven't you seen The Day After Tomorrow ?

PS. I'm not denying global warming, just poking fun at the film, even if the underlying idea might have some amount of merit -- although I'd have no idea how much merit that would be
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2017, 11:31 Mr. Tact
 
gsilver wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 11:17:
Plenty of places where winter is minimal and summers aren't too bad.

My folks live in a town (Silver City, NM) where the the average summer high is 87 with low humidity and 3" of snow in the winter.
It's not *gone* but that's a pretty easy winter.

It got up to over 60 degrees when I made a post-Christmas visit last year.
Broadband options there don't look great. I wonder how long it takes to get fully acclimatized to the 5,895 elevation...
 
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News Comments > Use WoW Gold for Other Blizzard Games
25. Re: Use WoW Gold for Other Blizzard Games Feb 8, 2017, 22:52 Mr. Tact
 
Checked today, still in the mid 60k range on my server...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2017, 13:25 Mr. Tact
 
So, your argument is since there are already dozens of pipelines why not another?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: On Sale Feb 8, 2017, 08:49 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 7, 2017, 18:17:
As a Christian, it just blows my mind how misinformed people are about the basic tenets of Christianity.
You realize this is a gaming web-site, right? Both politics and religion are explosive topics to talk about. Especially here on the Internet where tone and inflection are often lost. I have no objection to spirituality but I really don't care at all for any organized religion. I think it is pretty clear to an objective thinker the likelihood of the existence of any of the Gods described by our various religions is effectively zero.

Religion is used as a tool to help people deal with the difficultly of life. People get sick and die, including children. And for whatever reason, some have an issue thinking, "this is it" you live your life and then it is done. It has been a tool used by people for as long as we can tell. From the gods of Egypt, to the gods of Greece and Rome, to the gods of today.

If that was all that happened, I might be able to look the other way. But it's used to rule people, it is used to start wars, it is used to make money, it is used to sexually abuse children. You have to think the world would be a better place if we had a Vulcan like approach to these things.
 
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News Comments > Use WoW Gold for Other Blizzard Games
24. Re: On Sale Feb 7, 2017, 18:32 Mr. Tact
 
ViRGE wrote on Feb 7, 2017, 17:01:
I'm biased, because I use tokens for subs, and going from the already too high 60k yesterday to 110k today is shit ; )
Wow, really? I bought one to get some gold when I started playing again last August and got like 43k for it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 7, 2017, 18:25 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 7, 2017, 17:01:
Doing some research for a short sci-fi story, trying to find what an EAS would say on TV.

How likely could this scenario become a reality? Eerie.

Remember this movie? Stunned
*smile*

Reminds me of something that happened to me in the USAF. I was working in the message center, this was not long before the wall came down in Berlin. A top secret emergency message came in, emergency meant we were supposed to contact whomever the message was for within 15 minutes (or something like that, don't recall exactly). Anyway, it was for our base's Intelligence Office. When we called the contact all we could do is read him the unclassified subject line, which was something like "MiG-21 shoots down F-15".

Me and the other guy on duty start reading the rest of the message to ourselves and it reads like a shooting war has started between the US and the USSR. We were mildly freaking out...

Then in like the fourth paragraph of the message was something like this:

[U] Unclassified - this is an exercise message [U]

We had a good laugh over it, but for about about 10 minutes there, we were pretty sure a war was starting between the US and the USSR.

Edit: Spelling

This comment was edited on Feb 7, 2017, 22:05.
 
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