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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2014, 12:29  Blue 
 
Prez wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 12:03:
Everything but some of the vocals in these half-time shows is pre-recorded. What does it matter who performs? The shows always suck anyway. Not to mention the obscenely long half-time show hurts the game because the players sit idle too long to stay warmed up. I say get rid of it.

They could get rid of the performances and halftime would still be longer than regular games. The allure of squeezing in extra commercials at astronomical Super Bowl rates ensures it.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2014, 10:08  Blue 
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 10:03:
Lol...

Just a matter of curiousity, how do they get past your fence? Or am I right in guessing that the flowerbeds are right next to the fence?

This flowerbed is in the front yard, outside the fence. Wouldn't matter though... our fence is four feet tall, and as Batman noted, even small deer are capable of vaulting it from a standing start.
 
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News Comments > Five Nights at Freddy's Released
2. Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Released Aug 20, 2014, 10:05  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 09:54:
Is there a known phobia of dolls and shit like this coming to life? Cause I totally have it, and can't play shit like this...

Always found puppets used in ventriloquism extremely creepy, I think it's the eyes (and they blink, dear god, they blink!).

<shudder!>


It's called automatonophobia. To my experience it seems pretty common. I always had the opposite... I always loved ventriloquists and puppets. It seems related to fear of clowns, which I don't suffer either, but I know a lot of people with that one too.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2014, 08:42  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 17:04:
People really need to stop using commercial cleaning products. They're bad for you, your pets and the environment. The only things you need to make everything you need at home are white vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, borax, soap, isopropyl alcohol. I make all my own cleansers.

Want to see what's in that Oreck sheisse?

Oreck Spot Remover Material Safety Data Sheet

If you don't want to read all 6 pages, in short it's a carcinogen that's bad for everything.

Now here's one simple, effective DIY stain remover.

DIY Stain Remover

It has 3 things. Hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap. I wouldn't use Dawn - or any other major commercial brand - but even if you do it's impact is still minimal by comparison.

I'm happy for you making your own soap and stuff, but that doesn't entitle you to make up your own facts, especially under the "People need to stop..." heading. I did read all six pages, but I'm not sure you did, because there's not one word about the ingredients or their combination being carcinogenic.

In fact, it says the opposite:

Carcinogenicity: Not hazardous by OSHA criteria.

California Proposition 65:
This product does not contain a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm.

You are correct that it does need to be and used properly to safeguard the environment... not unlike the handful of chemicals you mentioned brewing together.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Aug 16, 2014, 08:03  Blue 
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 15:09:
So, perhaps we should call it all

Afternoon Legal Briefs
Afternoon Metaverse
Into the Orange


I guess Blue's got plans tonight.

I mentioned it a couple of times earlier in the summer: I've been trying to finish early on Fridays as "summer hours." Only two more weeks until Labor Day, so by the time you get used to it, things will change back.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2014, 07:57  Blue 
 
Fletch wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 05:33:
Bitdefender detects a trojan at the "Only 3 Men In History Have Walked on water..." link. Anybody else?

Hmm, not here... when I just went there I got a Bitdefender ad, but no alert. Is anyone else seeing a problem?
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2014, 07:56  Blue 
 
SlimRam wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 18:38:
  • Discovery channel Shark Week debunked.
  • I'm still waiting for Shart Week personally. I think that would be fascinating television.

    Comedy Central is there for you.
     
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    News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
    9. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Aug 13, 2014, 13:51  Blue 
     
    Quinn wrote on Aug 13, 2014, 13:47:
    I agree with you that the optimism we are seein in this usual negative cesspit is a curious thing...

    Clearly what we need is more wellsprings of positivity like yourself.
     
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    News Comments > Might & Magic Heroes VII Announced
    8. Re: Might & Magic Heroes VII Announced Aug 13, 2014, 13:24  Blue 
     
    Quinn wrote on Aug 13, 2014, 13:14:
    "...release on PCs later this year." What? It says 2015. That plus the Shadow Council makes me kind of certain that this game will be released later next year.

    My error, apologies.
     
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    News Comments > Into the Black
    38. Re: Into the Black Aug 12, 2014, 14:39  Blue 
     
    Quinn wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 14:35:
    It's not rocketscience, of course. But we're all bein assholes to eachother anyway. My point is that I think you should apply your rule to all or none.

    Which is exactly what I did. And yours was the post that got deleted as a result. How exactly to you think you've been singled out unfairly?
     
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    News Comments > Into the Black
    36. Re: removed Aug 12, 2014, 14:07  Blue 
     
    Quinn wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 10:32:
    Quinn wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 09:12:
    * REMOVED *
    This comment was deleted on Aug 12, 2014, 10:00.

    Blue, I gotta urge you to be less selective in removing comments. I know I'm not always being politically correct enough, but come on! Scroll down just a little and realize that if my comment is being removed, so much some others. Or, better yet, if some others aren't being removed, neither should mine.

    There are four simple rules on the forum, don't put it on me if you can't follow them. Specifically, you could have found a way to express your difference of opinion without saying the original poster was "acting like an angry 15 year old," and calling him "retarded" and "a dumb fuck."

    You really needed this spelled out for you? Really?
     
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    News Comments > Dead Island 2 Gameplay Trailer
    11. Re: Dead Island 2 Gameplay Trailer Aug 11, 2014, 17:11  Blue 
     
    Task wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 15:09:
    Creston wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 11:40:
    California is an island now? FINALLY!

    Like this?

    Maybe they're just using REALLY old maps?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_of_California
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2014, 10:28  Blue 
     
    InBlack wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 09:52:
    Im not really sure what everyone has against sex in GoT or any literature/film/art for that matter. Its a subject, like any other, that should be open to the author's interpretation.

    If you dont like it, ignore it! Or better yet, grab a pen and write something more to your liking! No need to rain on everyone's parade...

    OMG ITS BOOBIEZ AND SEX!! *yawn*

    A seminal piece of fantasy literature is being dissected by the prudish american audience because "SEX". Yeah, show us those 'smarts' USA!! (Or in this case, Aussieland...)

    Did you read the article? It's a critique of how the scenes are written, not a prudish complaint that they're included.

    The video game novel examples they provide are cringe-worthy to say the least.
     
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    6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2014, 16:18  Blue 
     
    Cutter wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 13:00:
    Blue, have you watched Meatballs lately?

    Not lately, because I love that movie so much I intentionally space out viewings. There's a lot about that movie that comes directly from reality... the CIT song they sing is the tune of my (and a lot of other) camp's song.

    Wudy the wabbit!
     
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    20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 4, 2014, 18:20  Blue 
     
    SlimRam wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 16:47:
    Hey Blue, have you decided if you're going viral? No, I don't mean a Lost Weekend in Tijuana where you end up in a Mexican jail with a hooker, a gunshot wound and VD. I mean, are you going to be making videos of you and the crew playing stuff together online and is it happening tonight or have you not decided yet?

    At this point I think the plan is to record the proceedings just to see how it all works technically and all, since we're heading into uncharted territory. I don't know if this will work or if it will be worth posting... we'll just have to see how it goes.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2014, 14:02  Blue 
     
    xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 13:34:
    nin wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 13:13:
    xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 13:04:
    nin wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 12:23:
    Ugh. Sounds rather horrific, Blue. Glad it's passed. I think I've only had it once in my life (I'll spare you the gory details, but the scary part was feeling my kidneys throb to my pulse).


    ? not sure it was food poisoning, maybe something just didn't agree with you......as it usually lasts a lot longer. (sometimes DAYS) I once got it while in South Dakota, was in bed for 1.5 days, and had to drive back with it. Was horrible.

    (All right, you asked for it ) Considering my body was also attempting to expel things from both ends at the same time, violently, I'm pretty sure it was food poisoning.


    hhwhhehehe no was directed at Blue.

    It passed very quickly, but I can claim the exact same double-ended expulsion. There was no holding back the vomit on the train, but I managed to avoid giving in to the diarrhea until I got home. Maybe it was something else, but it was pretty dramatic.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2014, 11:30  Blue 
     
    xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 09:40:
    Went to feed the dogs, and I noticed a few of the food nuggets had escaped the bucket. My wife was right there, so I held some up, and said "this is how we get ants" - the moment was lost on her. Still enjoyed it though....

    Haha, I would have been right there with you... getting into huge trouble by laughing in her face.
     
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    5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2014, 10:56  Blue 
     
    Tim1_2 wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 10:13:
    The bird is nice and warm and cozy in something's stomach.

    That's entirely possible, you can't think I didn't know that when I put the little guy back in the yard. With dogs to terrorize other predators for almost 14 years now, the yard is "somewhat" safe, but as nin referenced, I heard a fox near here not that long ago, so obviously nature taking its course could mean the end for him, as it does for so many others.

    But reading up on this also made it clear that this can also be a natural part of leaving the nest, and that parent birds are actually capable of finding and returning fledglings to the nest when they fall out, so unless exraordinary circumstances are involved, it's best not to intervene. To properly save a bird would also required a degree of care I may not be capable of providing, so there's a good chance I would have just ended up killing it myself.

    Sing along with me. Born free...
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    40. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2014, 07:10  Blue 
     
    MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 20:07:
    PHJF wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 12:29:
    Armchair scientist strikes again!

    http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/nutrientschap12.pdf

    Interesting, I admit I've never done much research aside from being really pissed off and a bit worried after repeatedly getting letters from my water company, to the tune of: "sorry, you shouldn't have been drinking the water without boiling it last month!" or their annual water reports where they failed EPA water standard tests for fertilizer runoff, bacteria, heavy metals, medical type molecules etc.

    Apparently there is a nice middle ground of dissolved minerals, sans industrial and biological contaminants I should be aiming for. Because of the above, I bought a water filtration system for the house a few years back, so I guess I'll start getting some gatorades or vitamin waters in the short term.

    Screwed no matter what you do, apparently.


    This is not about water that's been simply home-filtered. The water in the article probably makes water run through a brita look like mud.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2014, 16:37  Blue 
     
    Sir Graves wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 16:26:
    Keep in mind, though, that from everything I've read bearded dragons are definitely a lot more involved than skinks and whatnot, especially with diet. Basically, if you're at all squeamish about (or just don't want the messy, noisy hassle) feeding your pet live insects and mice, then I'm not sure a beardie is for you (stopped me from buying).

    Every article I read about them says that live crickets and the occasional mouse are a MUST for growing bearded dragons. I wasn't at all interested in that myself.

    Indeed the reason I liked the idea of the skink was because it sounds like if you wanted to, you could get away without feeding one any crickets at all. From what I understand about beardies is that when they are young their diet is mostly insects, as you say, but once they've grown, they mostly eat greens, supplemented by some crickets.

    But they also aren't obsessed with eating living things, compared to the gecko, who basically lives on crickets. So they make pellets to feed them that comprise a complete diet. I haven't decided for sure that I'm going to get one, so I certainly am not set on how I would feed it, but knowing that this is one way to feed them is comforting.
     
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