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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 Jul 10, 2016, 19:39 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, someone walk me back from the edge. Been out of WoW for five years this October, and I'm thinking of getting back in...  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
32. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 10, 2016, 10:19 Mr. Tact
 
Actually, thinking about it a bit more I'm surprised corporate America hasn't pitched a fit about this information tracking...  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
21. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 9, 2016, 22:11 Mr. Tact
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 21:04:
*Points to your router* You know... this thing which isn't subservient to your computer OS and can, OMG, BLOCK whatever it wants no matter what your OS does? Please... stop with the fearmongering. I had numerous problems with win 10, but none to do with its supposedly Orwellian tendencies. Those can be dealt with very easily, it just takes time and a bit of effort.
First, pointing to the router and saying block it there is not addressing the problem. That's treating the symptoms and not the disease. Second, even if people have routers which allow doing this (which some won't), most won't know how to do it. Third, as shihonage explained even if you have the capacity and the know how, it isn't an easy problem to solve at the router. Fourth, finally and most importantly, why should I have to do this?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. Re: LGR - Building a 486 DOS PC Jul 9, 2016, 17:34 Mr. Tact
 
jimnms wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 16:42:
I wonder if in 20 years we'll be looking back at how much of a hassle it was running SATA cables like we do for those damn ribbon cables.
Hope so, 'cause that will mean someone invented some cool technology.
 
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5. Re: etc., etc. Jul 9, 2016, 14:33 Mr. Tact
 
I've had games on Steam since HL came out and until now I never knew there was such a thing as a "Steam level". I suspect I should be glad.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2016, 21:33 Mr. Tact
 
Looks like insanely fun waterslide jumping to me.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - No Man's Sky
38. Re: Gone Gold - No Man's Sky Jul 8, 2016, 11:51 Mr. Tact
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Jul 8, 2016, 11:23:
This thing may or may not be a fun toy. It will not cure cancer. -Jn-
Yes, the way to end hype is to express disappointment that a video game will not cure cancer.

Confused

 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2016, 10:57 Mr. Tact
 
It's only a matter of time before the Cascadian subduction zone does cause a large tsunami. However, as is almost always the case with things geographic -- we don't know if it will be next week or next millennium.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - No Man's Sky
34. Re: Gone Gold - No Man's Sky Jul 8, 2016, 09:27 Mr. Tact
 
The funny thing about naming things oddly, is if you believe the creators, it's likely no one else will ever see the things you have named. It is masturbation at cosmic scale.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - No Man's Sky
10. Re: Gone Gold - No Man's Sky Jul 7, 2016, 19:48 Mr. Tact
 
I think concerns of a lack of game play are reasonably founded. I suspect the success or failure of the game will depend on the crafting in the game. It was implied you could spend all your time on one planet but I haven't seen any reason to believe that. I'll be interested in reading after release reviews.

Minecraft might have had a lack of game play, but the crafting made up for it. That level of ability to be creative has not yet been demonstrated, AFAIK.
 
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48. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2016, 00:20 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 20:04:
Either way, it just shows what a giant clusterfuck space exploration would be...
Indeed. And it pains me endlessly that I will not live to see that Charlie Foxtrot happen.
 
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37. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 18:16 Mr. Tact
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 17:22:
I can only say... thank the heavens we do not talk like that Because you think this is confusing? Try doing it with 50 different languages with 10 times that complexity... also unless I misundersand the language, wouldn't this kind of language require you to LEARN all the logical meanings of historic events? I don't see how you could maintain a space-faring multi-colony empire this way, as the languages would without a doubt drift apart to the point where 2 colonies of the same race would not be able to communicate. Or maybe.. I am overthinking things ,p
Yeah, there are real problems with the idea. As the article RedEye linked says, there would seem to be no way to say, “Hey Bob, can you hand me the ¾" socket wrench.” Personally, I always assumed it would be something like a "royal language form". Something only used in official ceremonies or in diplomatic exchanges. It is a good episode.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 14:44 Mr. Tact
 
nin wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 14:31:
You can blame google. You should be happy it deciphered my search at all, as I could only remembered it rhymed/was similar to "tarmac and".
When looking for Star Trek stuff, always check Memory Alpha
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 14:26 Mr. Tact
 
nin wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 14:13:
Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra, when the walls fell...

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra, Shaka when the walls fell...

Fixed that for you...
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 11:32 Mr. Tact
 
Thanks to you Blue for maintaining this site for 20 years. There are probably other sites which have kept their essential identity over the past 20 years, but there can't be many.

You are doing it right, and many of us appreciate it greatly. I'll take this moment to again raise the idea of a Patreon account -- so those of us who are so inclined can reward you directly.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 23:44 Mr. Tact
 
BobBob wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 23:23:
We should pay people to not be thieves?
How about, we should reward "righteous" behavior?

Sure, I'll play the bad guy. If I had found this money, and knew my reward would be a lousy $100 for returning it, I'd be seriously tempted to keep it. I say tempted because given the situation, it might have been possible to determine which cab had dropped the guy off.

Apparently that makes me a thief. Whatever.
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 22:36 Mr. Tact
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 22:24:
The act was its own reward. Ridiculous to expect a large cash award from somebody who is homeless, and lucked into that kind of money.
Large, no. Reasonable, yes. Yeah, they guy is not loaded. On the other hand, someone did just return his entire life savings essentially. A .05% tip seems a bit stingy. The cabbie's suggestion of $500 seems to be in the neighborhood... .5% is $935, so somewhere between $500 and $935 would seemingly be appropriate, IMHO.

I mean, consider the cabbie could have just kept it...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 21:46 Mr. Tact
 
Wow, honesty does not pay apparently.

Cabbie Returns $187,000 left in cab
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 19:27 Mr. Tact
 
nin wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 16:08:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 15:58:
Hey! Got my first ever Win10 pop-up! Happened after a restart. Be interesting to see if I start seeing them regularly now..

Is it the full screen one? I hear it's next...
Aye, it was.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 15:58 Mr. Tact
 
Hey! Got my first ever Win10 pop-up! Happened after a restart. Be interesting to see if I start seeing them regularly now..  
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