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3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2013, 09:39  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Sep 26, 2013, 09:37:
No doubt! My luck has always been the time I had a dental emergency was a day they were closed (frequently a Friday), or a weekend.

Yeah, I caught myself thinking that it was feeling like a toothache, and that I would find out soon if it became an emergency. Then I realized how idiotic that was and called the dentist before it came to that.
 
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13. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 25, 2013, 08:05  Blue 
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 24, 2013, 16:41:
Under the letter of Ohio law you may be able to criminally charge somebody for selling mature games to minors. Maybe. A lot of the criminal code is so god damned vague, you could "technically" charge anyone for just about anything.

But nothing of the sort has ever withstood Constitutional challenge on appeal. Yet at least.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 21, 2013, 18:03  Blue 
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 21, 2013, 17:46:
Still getting white screen. Going to try a full removal of FF and ccclean that bitch then fresh install to a different directory....don't really want to use IE.

I got a mail suggesting a solution may be on this end, rather than yours. I'll run this by the powers-that-be on Monday. Sorry if it turns out that's the case (it may be caused by local advertising overwriting a value in our style sheet.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2013, 14:27  Blue 
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 20, 2013, 13:16:
I got an Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5Ghz "Ivy Bridge" in April; what generation would this be?

Third. That's what the 3 is for in 3770.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2013, 12:27  Blue 
 
Shineyguy wrote on Sep 16, 2013, 12:07:
Eh, Blue, Barnaby passed away in July..

And it was mentioned here at the time, too. Sorry about that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2013, 07:56  Blue 
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 16, 2013, 01:01:
SO MUCH AWESOME!

Kickstarter Projecte for a new River City Ransom!

Lets get this thing funded!

In for $250.

For the record:

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/144966/river-city-ransom-underground-kickstarter
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2013, 07:40  Blue 
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 14, 2013, 21:51:
Maybe I haven't been following, but Blue, did you replace the GPU and had the same problems? All problems you mentioned seemed to point to corrupt GPU with artifacts, etc. Most likely from a previous over heat?

Problems are similar with a different GPU. As for other questions, I know the 3rd gen and 4th gen i5s are priced similarly, but the 3s apparently overclock better than the 4s. The point about wanting a stable system is quite valid though, so I'm not sure how commuted I am to the overclocking... I imagined it might make for interesting discussion here, but imagining further discussion of my computer not working right makes is a little nauseous. I indeed may settle on the idea of a 4th Gen i5 and air cooling. Still working it out, and it looks like that pcpartspicker site looks like a great help.

Also, a footnote about my Corvette: The car has 113k hard miles and 14 hard years on it. It serves as our second car, has as much value as a decent used Camry with less wear.

Finally, I see these rollover ads have returned and will get on the case. Please forgive me if no one is available to address this before tomorrow since it's Sunday.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2013, 11:31  Blue 
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 13, 2013, 11:21:
Blue here is an idea, youre not going to like it but here it is anyway. Have you done a clean Windows (re)install after your last hardware upgrade? I make it a point that I format the boot sector and do a clean OS install every time I make a significant hardware change.

I did a clean install a couple of months ago. The only hardware change since then was changing the RAM, PSU, and switching NVIDIA cards. If a video card upgrade now requires an OS reinstall I think I'll just give up.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2013, 11:29  Blue 
 
MEAHT wrote on Sep 13, 2013, 11:12:
Hey Blue,
Have you tried to unseat then re-seat the cpu? Possibly with a little dab of thermal paste?
MEAHT

There's really no reason to suspect that CPU heat is the culprit. According to my hardware monitor I have a good 60 degrees C of processor thermal margin at idle, and 45 when Borderlands 2 is running. Also, the game starts stuttering and freezing from the title screens, so it's not like the heat builds up or something. Also, this doesn't seem to impact games other than Borderlands 2.
 
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending
20. Re: Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending Sep 11, 2013, 15:02  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Sep 11, 2013, 14:51:
Is there a limit to the number of devices I can authorize to share my Library?

Yes. A Steam account may authorize Family Sharing on up to 10 devices at a given time.

Reading is fun!


Added this for clarity: "Family Sharing is enabled in one of two ways: You can either locally enable sharing in Account Settings, with Family Sharing & Devices, or remotely respond to a userís Steam request to share your previously installed games via email."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2013, 10:26  Blue 
 
Deek Blue wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 10:23:
Nvidia 320.49 drivers are known to crash your desktop. Try rolling back to the previous releases.

This has happened across a few different drivers. I'm currently running the 326.80 beta.
 
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News Comments > HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't
5. Re: HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't Sep 9, 2013, 10:24  Blue 
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 10:21:
WTF is up with the tweet spooge? This image was impossible to convey in encapsulating text or just a straight up link?

It seemed like using the Twitter embed was the easiest way to provide the context for this. I take it this has turned out to be a giant problem?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2013, 10:19  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 10:01:
<Blue's BSOD>

What's the STOP code?


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
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BCP1: A3A039D8A2438B79
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: BB9253600CC478A8
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2013, 08:19  Blue 
 
walrus1 wrote on Sep 7, 2013, 19:52:
Speaking of videos anyone else getting annoying rollover video ads? I don't want to use an ad blocker.... but video ads ain't cool.

That shouldn't be happening. Do you have any details than can help identify the ad?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Sep 8, 2013, 08:15  Blue 
 
Harlequin wrote on Sep 7, 2013, 13:59:
I have to assume the video (now taken down which supports my assumption) is a ass clown trolling cosplayers simply because his little brain does not understand, accept or/and find interest in another hobby so must mock it in a desperate attempt to feel good about himself.

Are you really criticizing the video you didn't see over your assumption of what it was? Really?

For the record, it was an interviewer who kept bonking the cosplayers with the microphone when he asked questions. They all had fun with it, and it concluded with a cute female Captain America defending herself with her shield.

If this is true it is in poor taste on your part Blue.

You forgot to include the other conditional if it isn't true. Since it's not, do I win something?

First time I can recall being knocked for what someone imagined I may have posted.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 5, 2013, 11:25  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 5, 2013, 11:12:
So you write the dates on your checks in both the Hebrew timeline and the Chinese zodiac?

Wiseguy

And Stardates.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2013, 07:39  Blue 
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 30, 2013, 19:36:
Anyway...did I answer your question?

If I follow properly (no pun intended), I think you pretty much did. You basically confirmed that an officer's word isn't an airtight case, but there are many circumstances where they will have enough credibility to win a case based upon it, but you'd still prefer to have some evidence as a backup.

The point about some judges hating cops is interesting. As a regular citizen I tend to operate under the general assumption that everyone in the legal system works pretty much hand-in-glove.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2013, 15:36  Blue 
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 15:13:
nin wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 09:37:

Not sure I'm wild about that...

Neither am I. Seems to be an easy way to simply circumvent the ability to examine the officers testimony.

How I infer this works is that the officer's deposition would suffice if plead guilty, which is what I did, albeit of parking on a sidewalk, and would have been the case if I had checked the "guilty" box and sent back my ticket. If I had refused the plea deal and demanded a trial, they would have scheduled me on the court's actual trial calendar and brought in the officer to testify.

That's basically what happened with one woman before me. The prosecutor asked the judge for a trial date, and when the judge asked if the defendant had been offered a deal, the prosecutor said the deal was refused. He went to pains to explain to her (I think concerned there was a language barrier involved) that she was refusing the chance to get off with a fine and no points, and she was insistent that she was not following too close as the trooper stated. He told her the alternative to the parking plea was bringing the trooper in for her trial, where a guilty verdict would get her those points.

She very happy to accept this, and I can't figure out if she was crazy not to take the sure thing, or brilliant because if the burden of proof is on the prosecution, so maybe the trooper's word versus hers wouldn't be enough to prove guilt with no other evidence? Seems like most simple citations are just the officer's judgment.

Thing work different from state to state, but I'd be interested in Bats' take on that last part.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2013, 09:46  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 09:37:
Pretty good when you have the prosecutor on your side.

but they have new computerized tickets they print out in the car now with the officer's deposition, which seems to be acceptable to the court (I certainly wasn't going to get a lawyer to challenge it).

Not sure I'm wild about that...

As someone who skated on a ticket once because the officer didn't show, I tend to agree. The judge asked me if I wanted to move to dismiss the case, and I replied, "if it please the court" (always wanted to say that). He responded: "The court is always pleased. Case dismissed." That was awesome.

However, this new system may actually work in the driver's favor. There was a new rule recently implemented for NY State Troopers (who are probably responsible for a vast majority of the speeding tickets issued in the state) saying they were no longer allowed to plea down speeding offenses. Now they supply a deposition and the prosecutor can plea bargain with you. Not sure they actually tie in together (INAL), but I get the sense that they might.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 Gold; Rockstar Addresses Leak
79. Re: GTA5 Gold; Rockstar Addresses Leak Aug 29, 2013, 09:03  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 08:59:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 02:08:
Hay guys, feel free to join so we can all get together....

http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/bluesnews

Signed in.

Me too... probably obvious from the handle.
 
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