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Out of the Blue

Frans made a couple of posts about this yesterday: We are experimenting with a Blue's News game server, which is now online running TrackMania Nations Forever. This racing game may seem an unusual choice at first, so this post outlines the process behind this decision. This post describes how to get the free game client and access the server, which is located in California (the Blue Tower is in New York, but the web server is on the west coast as well). If you play you will likely run into Frans and/or myself on occasion, which will provide differing levels of competition, as Frans is a veteran driver, and I am a hopeless newb. I've been surprised how much I am enjoying the game, however, as the time trials remind me of one aspect of Motor City Online (R.I.P.).

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4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2010, 12:55 Fion
Growing Number of Americans Distrust Census

Breaking News: Growing Number of Americans think our president is a Socialist, Hitler-wanna-be, Antichrist. Which just proves how many stupid people we have in this country.

Come on America, get a clue. It's 10 questions and they don't even ask you how many guns you own, but rather simple things like how many people are at your house and what your phone number is.

For god sake you red-necks didn't seem to give a shit when Bush instantly reduced your rights with the Patriot Act and thanks to it they know a fuck-tun more about you than the 10 questions on the single-page census. So just admit it. You simply don't like the fact that we have a black man as the most powerful person in the world. And stop looking at Glen Beck like he's the reincarnation of Christ before your head explodes.
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