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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 Nov 9, 2018, 15:58 Mr. Tact
 
IoT is a bad joke currently. It might amount to something eventually, but I find it difficult to believe it will be any time soon...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2018, 15:50 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 9, 2018, 15:01:
Mr.Tact, who do you like for chess? I'm a fan of Magnus myself.
I have no personal favorites really, just a mild interest in the game. I learned how to play in the 3rd grade and gave it up not long after for more standard diversions. I might play a game once a year or so, I wouldn't even qualify as bad. Just someone who knows the rules. If anything, I'd like to see Caruana win for two reasons. One, it is fun to root for the "underdog". Two, it will be interesting to see if having a US champion might have a lasting impact in the US. Chess is far in the background here, despite Mr. Sinquefield's best efforts.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2018, 14:30 Mr. Tact
 
Seeing as Sauron is a known fictional character, I'm guessing aliens are infinitely more likely even if the chances of contact are infinitely small.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2018, 12:16 Mr. Tact
 
The elk wasn't trying if it didn't catch you...  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 9, 2018, 11:29 Mr. Tact
 
Just gotta hope the issues keep piling up to the point MS has to cry "Uncle!" and goes back to releasing new OSes every 18 to 24 months. I won't be holding my breath.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2018, 11:26 Mr. Tact
 
Hilarious, Jivaro. Ignorance is bliss.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 9, 2018, 11:24 Mr. Tact
 
I'd like to read a more complete explanation. Shrem is claiming the 5,000 bitcoins were transferred on behalf of an investor. So, it would seem there should be records of the transaction, ie.. proof of payment for them. If not, I don't see how it can be anything but theft. Yeah, the Winklevoss twins are idiots. Unfortunately, that doesn't necessarily mean they are wrong.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2018, 10:27 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, we had a dusting of snow here in central Illinois.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2018, 09:52 Mr. Tact
 
Oh, and the "Official" video feed is here, but requires a fee.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2018, 09:14 Mr. Tact
 
For those who might be interested, the 2018 World Chess Championship kicks off today. First game to start in about 45 minutes.

Chessnetwork will have live coverage on Twitch and summaries and analysis afterward on their Youtube channel. Here is the game schedule.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 22:59 Mr. Tact
 
TV licensing in the UK
TV licensing around the world

Kind of hard to believe the US has managed to miss this taxing opportunity, then again we don't have the VAT either... yet.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 22:30 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 15:16:
Welcome to the present.
Oh, I had/have no doubt it is still done. But I don't recall seeing it personally since the 70s.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 14:23 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 13:10:
You probably dry your socks on a clothes line. [wink]
Man, I remember that from the 60s and 70s. But never did it myself...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 12:59 Mr. Tact
 
I've never owned any socks which were specific to the left or right foot...  
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News Comments > Riot Games Sued Over Gender Discrimination
9. Re: Riot Games Sued Over Gender Discrimination Nov 8, 2018, 09:44 Mr. Tact
 
Prez wrote on Nov 7, 2018, 09:39:
The part that states that promotions tended to go to men more than women. In a company that is comprised of 80% men and 20% women, doesn't probability and statistics basically guarantee this would be the case?
Yes, that is true. It all depends on the actual numbers. If 99% of the promotions went to men for instance...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2018, 14:38 Mr. Tact
 
Same here, there was nothing to right-click on, I actually thought to try that even though it didn't seem there was anything there.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2018, 14:35 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, I get that occasionally, not very often though. I've never received a call with a message which didn't have a voice to text conversion in the email with it. So, now if there is no text I assume it is a blank message and just delete the email.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2018, 12:11 Mr. Tact
 
I get far fewer than that Prez, in the neighborhood of 1-2 a week, and it still annoys the hell out of me. Basically, I almost never give my cell number out. I have a Google Voice number I give to most businesses. I have it setup so if someone actually leaves a message, it gets forwarded to my email. It also acts as my "emergency" phone line if for some reason I was unable to use my cell. All for an upfront cost of about $80 bucks, no continuing costs.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 7, 2018, 12:03 Mr. Tact
 
While I'd agree AT&T is at the very least attempting to provide notification prior to disconnecting the service, the fact someone has reported a copyright infringement doesn't mean there has been one. It is far too easy for legal entities to claim copyright infringement even when there has been no such infringement.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2018, 20:43 Mr. Tact
 
Cool, thanks BoP. Care to explain further for those of us who don't speak HTML? (Thought about picking it up a couple of times, but never got around to it)

I agree with others, he got off easy.
 
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