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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2015, 13:11 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 12:55:
D'oh! Everyone had Atlanta in the Pick 'em League.

I said there'd be upsets this week and it's already started.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 15, 2015, 21:35 Pigeon
 
As a Win 10 user I see no reason to upgrade until DX 12 becomes more prominent. The only thing I really hate is the way it handles upgrades, I understand they're trying to make things more secure by removing choice from the consumer (i.e. the ability to choose not install updates), but it's not as though MS hasn't fucked up with updates before. I've turned off all the 'spyware' stuff I care to. So if they really want to know what porn I'm looking at Nadella can come over and we'll watching it together.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2015, 21:25 Pigeon
 
Retired wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 20:18:
nin wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 19:02:
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 18:53:
Just read the sad Total Biscuit news, poor soul has terminal cancer.

Fuuuuuuuck...I don't know what else to say. I feel horrible for him.


That really sucks. I got checked because of his scare last year....ugh.

Poor guy, I hope he does beat the odds.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2015, 17:44 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 16:10:
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 12:32:
RE: The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy


Highly, highly, HIGHLY doubt it.

Who is it? Justin Bieber?

It is mysterious. I'm not saying it's aliens, but what could block up to 22% of a star's light? They've ruled out a protoplanetary disk. I'm sure it's something mundane like two planets colliding that left a big mess, and once we get the Webb telescope in orbit we'll fund out what it is. Remember that "face" on mars taken by Viking? When Mars Global Surveyor took a look at it, it turned out to be just another mountain.

Alien

If it was alien structures, they'd have to be massive, like millions and millions of square miles, to block that much light. It's almost inconceivable.

Maybe it's a Dyson sphere in construction. The aliens took one look at us and decided they need to build a gated community around their sun.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 15, 2015, 13:13 Pigeon
 
“If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it's worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.” – Steve Jobs, before he returned to Apple [Fortune, February 1996]

I'm going to go with that being a pretty astute statement. The iPhone, aka the next big thing, put Apple back on the map in a big way, but MS still owns, by far, the largest share of the PC OS market. The only true desktop they offer is the Mac Pro, the others are just macbooks on a stick.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2015, 10:58 Pigeon
 
Blue, hope you pass everything with flying colors... actually flying colors getting passed is probably an indication something is horribly wrong, so I'll just say good luck.

I've been doing surprisingly well in the picks this year, pure luck I assure you, but for some reason this weeks picks are giving me a lot of trepidation. I just feel there's going to be a lot of upsets, more than a few teams desperate for a win.
 
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News Comments > Styx: Shards of Darkness Announced
4. Re: Styx: Shards of Darkness Announced Oct 14, 2015, 11:46 Pigeon
 
I enjoyed the first one, but it seemed to be dragging on towards the end. Also my penchant for needing to do everything required me to run the levels twice and frequently reload as I tried do things perfectly, so that probably contributed to me feeling burned-out towards the end. Also some of the mechanics didn't work as well as they could, particularly death from above type take-downs.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 8, 2015, 08:30 Pigeon
 
rist3903 wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 08:22:
mag wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 19:05:
siapnar wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 19:02:
Oh man that Mac n Cheese kid made my day. Such drama, served hot n cheesy

Parents probably spoiled him rotten

This whole news cycle is making me super hungry for mac n' cheese.
That must be some fantastic bacon jalapeño mac and cheese. I hope they post the recipe!


They did, check the end of the article
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 6, 2015, 08:50 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 02:28:
El Pit wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 02:03:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 23:20:
13 year olds do die of natural causes, but it's pretty unusual. I hope the police are looking hard at this.

Also, she announces his death in Showcard Gothic font??? What the fuck?

They also put a link to their merchandise right under the announcement of the death of their son...

Wow. Shameless. I hope this isn't a case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. If so, those other kids could be in danger.

There's a few red flags for sure. Hopefully it's getting the attention it deserves.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
9. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 5, 2015, 08:28 Pigeon
 
jimnms wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 04:24:
saluk wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 17:10:
Ooo boy, can't wait to see the conspiracy nuts open up this pandora's box.

It takes a long time to photo shop 8400 photos.

Yes, yes it does. It takes slightly over 40 years... Beam
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Back on Sale This Month
9. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Back on Sale This Month Oct 2, 2015, 13:14 Pigeon
 
I would like to eventually play this game so I'm glad they're fixing it, but I certainly feel no urgency to get it. Maybe come the steam Christmas sale I'll pick it up.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 2, 2015, 12:57 Pigeon
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 12:00:
Ohh no, there is an Agenda in the US. The Corporate Bottom Line Agenda. Expensive internet with no choices. IT support looked at like its half un-needed and unfunded with-in a company. The idea that changing your password on an aging windows-PC with sluggish hardware every month is the penultimate in corporate security.

The same reason Chip&Pin Credit Cards took so long to get in. The Digital Agenda, the people decide is not important. The ones who do, the ones who love the Digital age and all its chances at business are ruled by last generation CEO's and Politicians who's only daily tech use is there cell phones for phone call's.

(rant)

That pretty much sums up my thoughts when reading the article. Our government's agenda is let private enterprise handle it and give them public money to expand infrastructure, but not hold them accountable to actually doing it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 1, 2015, 21:05 Pigeon
 
Seems like an awesome idea, and as said, something straight out of star-trek. I personally hate shaving as my skin seems to irritate easily, and I have a few areas where the whiskers resist being cut. In fact the only thing worse than shaving is not shaving; once my beard hits that itchy phase I want to claw my own face off... So any technology that promises to make that particular facet of my life better, I'm all for... but not enough to give a $190 pledge. Plus I'd rather wait till other people use it for awhile and see if they get skin cancer or develop an ever-present odor of burning hair.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
94. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Sep 30, 2015, 14:49 Pigeon
 
In 2123 when Star Citizen is finally released we'll realize much too late it's actually the code name for robotic war machine Chris Roberts' has uploaded his consciousness into.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2015, 10:35 Pigeon
 
Fatal design flaw, AKA the car started when an asshole got behind the wheel.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 30, 2015, 08:31 Pigeon
 
Volkswagen’s CEO did not detail what technical fixes would be involved in the refit, but he said that the plan would be submitted to the relevant authorities in October for approval.

Oh, so they're going to try bribery this time?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 16:51 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 16:01:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 13:56:
I'd be interested to hear what and how others brew it to. I use a drip brewer with a gold plated filter, and grind my own daily. Right now I have Columbian 100% Arabica medium roast, but I sometimes drink Kona or Kauai peaberry, which is amazing. I'm thinking of switching to a percolater though.

I'm like Prof, I use a Bodum for regular coffee. I'm not a huge coffee guy - as I mainly drink tea - so I generally just go with Starbucks Pike Place - and it's always a good deal at Costco. At Xmas and maybe once or twice a year I'll splurge on some Kona or Guatemalan. There's a little specialty coffee store about 1/2 hour from where I live and they have decent prices on that stuff. I love Kona best but it's just too damn pricy for everyday coffee.

Most of the time I use K-cups since that's the easiest/best option at the office . I have found a brand I like that uses a more environmentally friendly design, and IMO makes the coffee taste better (no plastic so no plastic taste in the coffee). On the weekends I grind beans and throw them in a drip coffee maker. A coffee snob by some people's standards, and a rock banging troglodyte by others.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Free-to-Play Launches
17. Re: WildStar Free-to-Play Launches Sep 29, 2015, 14:31 Pigeon
 
Played this in the F2P beta, found it enjoyable, but the questing often left me wondering why i was supposed to care. I enjoyed exploring though, and they add enough sub-quests to reward you for it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 13:57 Pigeon
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 12:02:
descender wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 10:08:
Water existing on Mars is extremely important, but not in the "there might be life" sense of things. If it's already there and can be extracted from the soil then they won't need to haul tons of water to Mars to establish a colony. One of the largest obstacles to establishing a Mars colony will be getting all of the necessary materials there to support life. Now one of those materials is already on Mars.

It will be interesting to see if they can locate any actual useable liquid on the surface. Something tells me it there will be lots of mining/melting to do to put the water to any good use.


It's probably safer to drink than the water in Mexico though.

Well if you caught a parasitic infection from drinking Martian water you'd have made a massive discovery. As far as I understand martian soil is laced with perchlorates, which keeps water liquid at lower temperatures, gives better chances for there being microbial life, and is quite hazardous to human biology.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2015, 13:11 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 28, 2015, 12:36:
Wow, nice picking in our pick 'em league -- 13 of 14 by Radman and Pigeon. I got the "upset" pick on Philly, but missed on the Browns, Ravens and Chargers. I can live with that.

Yeah pretty happy with the results this week, specially since I did so poorly last week. I thought the Jets' Defense would keep them in the game, but 4 turn overs is tough. And my home team won this week, so I can at least expect to see them win against bad teams a few more times this season .
 
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