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Signed On Jun 4, 2003, 12:00
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2015, 09:55 1badmf
 
hey guys if you're an astronomy buff you should check out that star-forming clump article, mainly for the featured comment from someone working on various telescopes including the JWST. really insightful stuff about the origins of the HST and the future technology required to actually image an exoplanet.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2015, 20:28 1badmf
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 10, 2015, 18:07:
I don't even...
ok cutter's got to be setting us up for something cuz that's like the 3rd time he's gone with the epic whoosh.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 9, 2015, 19:44 1badmf
 
Red wrote on May 9, 2015, 16:33:
"In my world, broadband is incredibly competitive," Marcus said.

Is this true for any blues readers? I always find this kind of remark baffling. Granted, I've only lived in Texas, but here, there is never more than 1 single broadband provider for a particular address. Sometimes there are 0. The sole exception is the newly launched but quite limited Google Gigabit in parts of Austin.

in LA you do have many options. i have TWC, but i could get atnt, verizon fios, or several other options i don't care to look up. but of course i know i'm the exception rather than the rule.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black May 9, 2015, 07:49 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on May 9, 2015, 03:41:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 9, 2015, 01:19:
Here's one from Ontario.

Truck passes a snowplow hitting another truck.

Driver of other truck later found and charged

Damn, that poor guy. Here's the story of them catching the other driver.

Two data points is only anecdotal, not of any statistical significance, but I noticed the names of both men (both the truck driver and the Camaro) were Indian-ish: Akmal Hayat and Kiran Thapa. India has about the same number of cars and Britian, but nearly six times the number of accidents. Apparently, the reason is cultural: Indians believe there's no point in being careful drivers since your fate is in the hands of the gods. I wonder if that attitude played a part here or not.

personal experience or anecdotal evidence?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization May 8, 2015, 08:43 1badmf
 
man i need to grow up. this line from the iwatch article had me giggling like a schoolgirl:

"People lie in wait, get someone on the hook, and pow: Dick."
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse May 8, 2015, 08:40 1badmf
 
tom wheeler may be the only time a grumpy old bastard with nothing to lose was a force for good, in addition to getting kids off his lawn.  
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News Comments > Arma III Free Weekend; BIS Sale
1. Re: Arma III Free Weekend; BIS Sale May 8, 2015, 08:36 1badmf
 
does this game have a big following? how does multiplayer work? i'm assuming it's not the lone wolf hell that is bf/cod just cuz the maps are so big, so then how would a lone player have fun? i don' thave any friends that play this =(  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2015, 01:31 1badmf
 
OLED is the way to go. black blacks, great color and super thin. just... don't look at the price and you'll be fine ;-)  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue May 5, 2015, 01:23 1badmf
 
it is a kiddie show so i can excuse the nobody dying thing. as far as rebels vs clone wars, i thought rebels was the far superior work. the writing is so much stronger than when george had his greedy fingerprints all over the stories. i really dig its return to the 'pitiful band' of rebels vs intergalactic empire idea, and all the individual characters are so much more interesting and complex.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 3, 2015, 19:09 1badmf
 
they should just abandon the judges and let decision go to internet voting.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 2, 2015, 18:18 1badmf
 
makes no sense why a two hopper to a different city would cost less than a direct flight to the first city. maybe this wouldn't happen if airlines didn't try to gouge customers like that.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2015, 09:49 1badmf
 
Quboid wrote on May 2, 2015, 09:29:
A couple of days ago I found myself wondering when Cinco de Mayo is held. That was not my finest moment.

...or was it!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2015, 03:44 1badmf
 
ahh poo, it's just for an xbone which i already have.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2015, 01:54 1badmf
 
Creston wrote on May 2, 2015, 00:09:
I decided to take a gamble and take my busted PS3, which was actually a Slim even though I had thought it wasn't, to Best Buy and hope they wouldn't test it for more than 5 minutes or so. (It'd run any disc for about 5 minutes then just lock up. It would boot just fine, however, and they kept saying that all BB checks was if it boots.)

Kid at the trade-in counter didn't even turn it on. Just took down the info and gave me my $175 bucks to use on a trade-in for an Xbox One. For effectively $175 plus ~ $30 in taxes, that was too sweet a deal to pass up.

So my Xbone is now sitting there downloading 490 gazillion gigs worth of updates. I remember those days when getting a console meant you'd just pop a game in and you'd be playing 3 minutes later...

do you just take it to the customer service counter? i have a low mileage 360slim sitting under my bed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 28, 2015, 17:35 1badmf
 
i find it amusing that his name is a near homophone for coward, cuz that's exactly what he is. he'll never back up his bullshit.

i doubt esports will ever go mainstream in the US just cuz our media lean heavily conservative esp. compared to the rest of the world. they'll abandon it before they put in the effort to get it right. starcraft has a really good internet esport coverage network though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 25, 2015, 18:52 1badmf
 
blue i think you need to join the in crowd and upload pet videos =D  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2015, 18:13 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 17:01:
It would be a pretty major project to get a mobile version of Blues operational. The original site software is ancient, and was never designed for mobile. It has been hacked by Frans to do a bunch of custom things, but to refactor it so it supported both desktop and mobile would probably require migrating to a new platform. It would probably be 100s of hours of development time and cost 10s of thousands.

Might be possible to raise the funds with Kickstarter or something, but would also take tons of Blue's time to articulate what he needed.

in short, it ain't happening unless regular traffic spikes something like 10 fold. or blue wins the lottery, but then he might just give up the site altogether.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2015, 16:13 1badmf
 
Task wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 15:02:
Scully - "Living in the city, you forget a lot of things. You know, there you're always thinking about being mugged or hit by a car. It's not until you get back to nature that you realize that everything is out to get you. That's why my father always taught me to respect nature 'cause it has no respect for you."

in that case FUCK YOU NATURE!!! EAT A GIANT DICK!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2015, 01:03 1badmf
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 00:32:
mag wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 00:15:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 18:52:
What if our fighter jets do fall behind China? Does it matter? What big player is going to screw with another nuclear power? Invading the US would be a complete nightmare whether our jets can dance ballet or not.

Besides in five years it's going to be all drones anyway.


It's not a matter of fighting China or Russia or whatever. It's a matter of who will they sell their new fighters to. The next time NATO countries want to fuck around in the Middle East, they don't want to be flying F-18s against whatever new 5th gen fighter the Russians or Chinese sell to them.

I'm assuming that's the case, anyway. I dunno.

Really? And when, pray, was the last time the US, China, and Russia were at war with each other? Oh right, never. And they neve will. The MIIC has been milking the taxpayers since Eisenhower left - and warned the public about. 70 years and trillions of dollars wasted - scratch that, stolen - from the American taxpayer for shit they don't need in conflicts that never needed to happen. But hey, enjoy not even being in the top 30 of living standards around the world now.


try reading his post before you post irrelevant nonsense again.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 20, 2015, 18:05 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 15:58:
Cutter wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 15:20:
Or 140 million for a fighter jet that'll never be used.

I assume you're referring to the F-35. The cost is $1.5T for the entire program, or an average of $178M per plane. Is it worth 3.5 F-16s? They only cost $47M each.

Also, the F-35 is a dog. Say what you will about the F-22, at least it can do what it was designed for. The F-35, especially the VSTOL requirement, makes it jack of all trades, master of none.

f35 will be a useful combat jet whenever it comes into service, they've just waaaaay overrun the original cost projections. originally it was supposed to cost like $35 million per plane. with no alternative in sight, they pretty much have to push on with it if they don't want to fall behind new russian and chinese fighter programs like the pak-fa and j-20.

i dig that you know so much about it. i've been an aviation junkie since i saw top gun as a kid, but the first time i had to get glasses in 8th grade i knew the dream was over. still love talking about those pretty birds though.
 
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