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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
1. Amazon Orders Aug 25, 2014, 11:19  Blue 
 
Thanks for your willingness to support the site with your Amazon purchases. Here is a list of items that Amazon says were bought through here, to help figure out what is and isn't being credited as an referral. This list is current as of 11:15 am August 25:

The Strain Volume 2
The Strain Volume 3 The Fall
The Strain Volume 4: The Fall

Samsung Galaxy S5 Essential Home and Car Charger Kit - Includes (2) 3 Ft Cable USB 3.0 Charging/Data Sync Cables, (1) Dual Port Car Charger, and (1) H

Samsung Electronics 64GB EVO Micro SDXC with Adapter Upto 48MB/s Class 10 Memory Card (MB-MP64DA/AM)

Breaking Bad: Season 1 [Blu-ray]
Breaking Bad: Season 2 [Blu-ray]
Breaking Bad: Season 3 [Blu-ray]

Sperry Instruments GFI6302 GFCI Outlet Tester
 
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News Comments > MMOGs Under Attack
19. Re: MMOGs Under Attack Aug 25, 2014, 10:58  Blue 
 
Ant wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 10:46:
Did BN ever get DDoSed?

Well, yes and no. We were not the targets (AFAIK), but we were victims of one of the original DOS attacks on the Internet when the site was still on Panix.com, as Panix suffered a massive attack in late 1996 that prompted us to move to our own domain. Panix was apparently targeted due to their activism on behalf of the EFF.

Found an article on it. According to Cisco, this was *the* original denial of service:

The first DoS attack occurred against Panix, the New York City area's oldest and largest Internet Service Provider (ISP), on September 6, 1996, at about 5:30 p.m. [14]. The attack was against different computers on the provider's network, including mail, news, and Web servers, user "login" machines, and name servers. The Panix attack was a SYN Flood attack deriving from random IP addresses and directed toward server Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) ports. More specifically, Panix's computers were flooded by, on average, 150 SYN packets per second (50 per host), so Panix could not respond to legitimate requests [15]. Because the attackers used spoofed source IP addresses intraffic their packets, the addresses could not be traced and malicious could not be filtered. For that reason the attack was not immediately confronted. The solution was to use a special structure, instead of full Transmission Control Block (TCB), to hold half-open connections until the last ACK packet was received. In that way, the listen queue was large enough to keep all the SYN requests before the half-open connection timed out. The timeout, on the other hand, was adjusted to 94 seconds [16]. However, although Panix overcame this attack, the new threat (DoS attacks) made administrators worry.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2014, 08:57  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 16:44:
Blue wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 12:20:
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 12:15:
Hey Blue, just saw the little notice at the Amazon banner which said that if you buy something from Amazon after clicking the banner, you get a cut. Do you know if that's just for the advertised product (which was a freaking FIVE HUNDRED dollar PS3...) or for anything?

If for anything, I'll happily click on your Amazon links first before I do any shopping there.

AFAICT I think it's supposed to be for anything during that visit. If anyone knows if this works differently, please set me straight.

Alright, I just bought 40 bucks worth of DVDs through the link, so I'm curious to find out if you see any of that, and how long it takes. (or if you'd rather not divulge any such information, just whether it works or not. )

According to Amazon, there is a pending purchase credited to here... someone bouoght three seasons of Breaking Bad... is it you I have to thank for that?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2014, 12:20  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 12:15:
Hey Blue, just saw the little notice at the Amazon banner which said that if you buy something from Amazon after clicking the banner, you get a cut. Do you know if that's just for the advertised product (which was a freaking FIVE HUNDRED dollar PS3...) or for anything?

If for anything, I'll happily click on your Amazon links first before I do any shopping there.

AFAICT I think it's supposed to be for anything during that visit. If anyone knows if this works differently, please set me straight.
 
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News Comments > Hack Your Fiends in Watch Dogs
2. Re: Hack Your Fiends in Watch Dogs Aug 22, 2014, 09:13  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 09:10:
to the first-person phoner

er...?

Don't let your facts interfere with my hilarity!

But thanks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2014, 18:04  Blue 
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 16:59:
Once we decide, I think I will make a second group for us and we can do a "spread" type pick every week as well. See who the TRUE masters are. heheheheh

I've only checked out the ESPN site so far, but it seems fine. I like the idea of a spread league as well.
 
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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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    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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