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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 5, 2018, 15:42 Mr. Tact
 
J wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 15:05:
I didn't install it. And I wasn't paid by anybody to do so.
Ahh, but this is the old, "Would you sleep with me for a million dollars?" question. I'm guessing if someone paid you "enough" you would install it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 5, 2018, 15:37 Mr. Tact
 
KS wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 15:18:
Someone needs to buy them a copy of The Sneeches. It was bad enough the Kardashians were getting their brown anuses bleached.
*ugh* Great, thanks. That was something I would have been happy to have remained ignorant of... *sigh*

This comment was edited on Jan 5, 2018, 15:51.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 5, 2018, 14:45 Mr. Tact
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 14:09:
What's "Insanely cold?" to you?
I doubt this was directed at me, but I have a moment, so I'll give my answer. First, let me state the obvious by saying the answer to this question is HIGHLY variable from person to person. Also, I'm not sure what "insanely" means in this context. This is how I am going to interpret the question:

How cold does it have to before you postpone a normal activity because it is simply too cold to go outside?

For me, that would be around -20 F. Anything above that isn't particularly tough to dress for, unless you're going to be outside for long periods (say more than an hour).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2018, 17:52 Mr. Tact
 
Creston wrote on Jan 4, 2018, 16:20:
A road for 20 million people in California doesn't cost 10 times as much as a road for 2 million people in Oklahoma. So this MASSIVELY skews the argument.
Your argument isn't entirely wrong, but your example is terrible. Yeah, the road doesn't cost 10 times as much, but they need 10 times as many roads. Okay, maybe not 10 times as many roads, but a lot more. Not to mention there are no 8 lane highways in Alabama, Wyoming, or many other "red" states. So, there are roads, and there are Roads. States getting more than they contribute in of itself doesn't bother me. The problem is the politics behind those decisions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2018, 12:31 Mr. Tact
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jan 4, 2018, 11:00:
Are Republicans kleptos? Take away our healthcare, legal pot, net neutrality, take take take.
I'm pretty neutral about legalization. Never had pot, and if it was legal where I live I highly doubt I would even try it.

Fighting against legalization is especially out of line since most Rs are "State's Rights" activists, which would seem to be the real argument on this issue. But at this point the only thing the GOP is about is tearing apart anything the Obama administration put in place, whether they previously agreed with it or not.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 15:21 Mr. Tact
 
Hmm, I wonder how common are nightmares in general? Frankly, I can't remember the last time I had one. This despite having dreams I could recall on a regular basis...  
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News Comments > ESA Takes on WHO Over "Gaming Disorder"
24. Re: ESA Takes on WHO Over Jan 3, 2018, 09:40 Mr. Tact
 
Oh they say things about gaming, it just rarely makes any sense.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 09:28 Mr. Tact
 
Oh, and remember: "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

 
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News Comments > ESA Takes on WHO Over "Gaming Disorder"
22. Re: ESA Takes on WHO Over Jan 3, 2018, 09:09 Mr. Tact
 
Moderation in all things.

The difference between whether something -- gaming, working, cleaning, sports, whatever -- is an activity or an addiction is the impact it has on the other parts of a person's life. If you are "obsessed" with the activity to the point it has a detrimental effect on other portions of your life, that's obviously a problem. The fact gaming can rise to that level says nothing about gaming.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 09:01 Mr. Tact
 
That's too bad, because it would seemingly be very appropriate.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 07:57 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 02:51:
It's like what Steve Wozniak said about the Steve Jobs movie: "None of it happened, but all of it is true."
*chuckle* I hadn't heard that previously -- yes, that seems apt. Out of curiosity was he speaking about a specific film, or just in general on both of the big films made about Jobs?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Zoo Theory Jan 3, 2018, 07:54 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 01:45:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 22:16:
I wouldn't care to say you are right or wrong eRe4s3r. However, if there are highly advanced, interstellar societies, it is possible they might be essentially run by AIs, similar to the way "Minds" basically run Iain Banks' fictional "Culture". Those AIs could make it very difficult to interfere with other societies by making effectively impossible to get there, since interstellar ships could/would all be controlled by AIs.

Just a possibility with no more evidentiary support than any other -- and admittedly probably an overly optimistic one.

That would be far scarier than being in a zoo
Yeah, well -- that is one of the criticisms of Banks' novels -- the Minds are too "good" or "nice". As presented their control is very benevolent, it seems unlikely we could get that lucky.
 
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News Comments > ESA Takes on WHO Over "Gaming Disorder"
9. Re: ESA Takes on WHO Over Jan 2, 2018, 23:15 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter, that may be the best post you've ever made on this site.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Zoo Theory Jan 2, 2018, 22:16 Mr. Tact
 
I wouldn't care to say you are right or wrong eRe4s3r. However, if there are highly advanced, interstellar societies, it is possible they might be essentially run by AIs, similar to the way "Minds" basically run Iain Banks' fictional "Culture". Those AIs could make it very difficult to interfere with other societies by making effectively impossible to get there, since interstellar ships could/would all be controlled by AIs.

Just a possibility with no more evidentiary support than any other -- and admittedly probably an overly optimistic one.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
32. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2018, 21:35 Mr. Tact
 
I've never had need for it, but I'm pretty sure Notepad++ can do line numbers. Perhaps not in a way equal to UltraEdit? *shrug*

I'll agree Wordpad is worthless. But as I said, Notepad is extremely useful for striping just about everything off a text cut and paste.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2018, 21:30 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 21:25:
Paul Ryan Says He Will Retire Once He Has Wrecked Country
The thing which makes this satirical article so damn funny (or not so damn funny) is if Paul Ryan actually said those things, many people including myself would not be surprised in the least.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
27. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2018, 18:12 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 17:41:
The joys of microsoft.
And the bullshit part is Notepad+++ was working fine on his system beforehand, I'm assuming. If the dependencies changed with an update it would have been included with the installer or at least been mentioned in BOLD letters. PITA true.
To be clear, it launches and works fine. I just have to click through the error dialog, then I tell Notepad++ to remove the offending module. Apparently it can't, but is able to launch and as far as I can tell it is completely functional. Confused
 
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News Comments > Farmer's Dynasty Early Access
11. Re: Farmer's Dynasty Early Access Jan 2, 2018, 15:53 Mr. Tact
 
Would it be bad for me to admit I did a double check on this article because I initially read the title as, "Farmer's Daughter Early Access"... Joker

(hmm, two sexist comments in a row -- I should probably quit for the day)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2018, 15:47 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 15:16:
It's colder than a witch's tit, that's for sure. And I should know, I've squeezed a few of them. Honk honk!
I squeezed many a tit which turned out to belong to witches, but none of them were cold. (probably not politically correct, but *shrug*)
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2018, 15:45 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 15:16:
I can't even remember the last time I opened up any Notepad application.
As a network administrator working on routers it is a simple but incredibly valuable tool -- router configuration files are just simple text files and using things like Win. Notepad and Notepad++ are essential.
 
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