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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
35. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 24, 2013, 10:44  Blue 
 
Ant wrote on Jan 24, 2013, 10:20:
http://www.develop-online.net/news/43051/Next-Xbox-to-simply-be-named-Xbox is gone!

Guess that's proof that they didn't fall for this.
 
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5. Re: Into the Black Jan 24, 2013, 10:20  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Jan 24, 2013, 08:41:
I asked him once a few months ago and he never replied, so I can only guess he doesn't (or didn't want to) talk about it...

Well, there's not much to say... We've been getting occasional lockups lately and have not yet met with any success in trying to track down the cause. My apologies for the outages, hopefully we'll have a breakthrough soon in figuring out what's wrong.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2013, 08:35  Blue 
 
Dapperdanman wrote on Jan 21, 2013, 08:11:
No more meatloaf... My grandma moved in with my family for a year and insisted on having meatloaf every Thursday. So we had meatloaf every Thursday for a year. I swore to never again have meatloaf.

I have had meatloaf three times since that happened 20 years ago. It might take another 20 before I am ready to have more.

-Dapperdanman

P.S. My grandma is 94 years old, still kickin and loving meatloaf. I still love her too.

And when asked for the secret of her longevity, grandma Dapperdanman said, "meatloaf once a week!"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2013, 17:00  Blue 
 
Nadool wrote on Jan 8, 2013, 19:18:
LOL I don't know wtf is going on with my internet or if it's VideoSift or what, but when I clicked on both "Darth Vader Can't Hear..." and "Ever See A Giant Lava Lake..." it went to a crappily buffered 30 second ad and then I proceeded to get Rick Rolled (the entire video) for both clicks. Thought I'd share...

Isn't that how they deal with banned accounts there?
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2013, 11:45  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 11:13:
It's always wise to teach your dog a "let go" command. Practice it with toys, etc, and then when they do well with those, even occasionally practice it with food or a treat. Then when something like this happens, you can just order them to "let go" and they should drop whatever little mutt they happen to be chewing on.

Keep in mind that Hudson is a terrier, and terriers are bred for a certain degree of independent thinking, in particular when it comes to disposing of vermin. I'm sure it's possible: She's good at listening when told to drop inanimate objects, but I am not nearly enough of a dog whisperer to trust being able to command her to drop prey.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2013, 10:41  Blue 
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 10:24:
Anyway. Maybe time for collar/clasp upgrade.

Yup. The clasp on the leash needs to be more foolproof.

/edit: Gentle Leader works on 2 of my 3. The 3rd is just a brute. I rarely walk them on the leash anyway - it is 99% free range dog park time for them.

Hudson doesn't really tug on the leash, so she doesn't have to wear hers. Gunnar, on the other hand, who wouldn't hurt a fly, needs a gentle leader to keep him under any sort of control. He's just a nut.

And true confession for Yakubs: The Gunnar-man is a Standard Poodle. We named him Gunnar to try and inspire him to be more macho. No, it didn't work. Image aside, you have never met a more awesome dog. He has converted every poodle hater he's ever met. Basically he's a gateway dog.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2013, 10:32  Blue 
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 09:52:
Does Hudson have a standard leash & collar or is it one of those thingies that go around the dogs front legs and upper chest??

It's a regular leash and collar. The leash has one of those spring-loaded clasps: What I obviously need is one of those that closes like a carabiner so that pulling or shaking the leash won't be able to open it.

To answer other questions: Yes, this guy and I had always been particularly friendly before.

As for the right way to deal with a dogfight, yelling is bad, as is trying to beat on one of the dogs. I told my wife that my assessment of his kicking technique is that if it was going to influence the situation, the greatest likelihood was getting his dog killed, the second greatest (albeit unlikely) likelihood was him getting bitten himself, while the chances he would get her to let go of his dog were practically nonexistent.

For larger dogs, pulling them apart by the rear legs is apparently ideal... when their hindquarters leave the ground they lose a lot of their options, and tend to focus on getting free. Properly done, a dog can't actually bite someone holding its rear legs, so it's fairly safe to execute (I did this once to a dog that attacked Gunnar when the attacking dog's owner froze, and it worked like a charm). In this case with a 60 lb dog holding a six lb dog, separating them this way would probably result in the smaller dog being torn to pieces, so I took advantage of Hudson's uncanny instincts to not harm humans (and me in particular), by prying her jaws open: Just getting getting a taste of my fingers in her mouth caused her to open her mouth. Reading up on this will also show techniques for using the leash as a lasso when necessary.

I believe the other dog's owner actually had the chance to prevent all this, as there was a point amid the initial scramble that he clearly could have scooped his dog off the ground, but my take is that he's afraid of big dogs, and was not going to risk also becoming the object of Huddy's aggression.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2013, 13:14  Blue 
 
dardin wrote on Jan 4, 2013, 11:12:
I think it's time for the Giants to look at replacing some of their defensive coaching staff. The defense finished the season 2nd worse in the NFL. With the talent they have on this team there is really no excuse for it. They had some injuries but so did every other team. I think Fewell and some of his staff needs to go if they can find good replacements.

In spite of the defense's fine run in the playoffs last year, I have a hard time disagreeing. Their approach seemed influenced by believing the hype that the front four could consistently get home without blitzes to the point where it took all season to realize this wasn't true. They blitzed the snot out of Vick in game 16 with obvious success, and I wish they'd gotten more aggressive sooner. Maybe it's time to bring Spags back?
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2013, 13:02  Blue 
 
Steelcamp wrote on Jan 3, 2013, 09:31:
Blue dude,

With dead car batteries come shorts in the electrical system. Mostly in the battery itself as a result of other shorts.
Opinion: replace battery, alternator, battery cables and make sure you have new battery cable connectors. Then be done with it.

When you are lucky enough to have a good trustworthy mechanic, letting him diagnose the problem seems desirable. I just spoke with my guy and this broken dome light switch on the door seems to be the culprit. Replacing the alternator would not have addressed that, so I think I made the correct choice.

I know it sounds like throwing money at it and hope it works...but that is what I usually do with older cars. How old is you car BTW?

Older fits. It's an '03 so it's probably about 10 (we got it used). It's an Accord, and has never cost us much for repairs (which is the idea behind getting such a car). We've had two serious issues along the way, and both of them were handled for free by Honda out-of-warranty, since they still deemed themselves responsible.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2012, 11:31  Blue 
 
Verno wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 10:34:
Sanchez is done. I really have no idea what Ryan was up to this year, so many opportunities to let Tebow prove himself after constant Sanchez fuckups. I'm all for loyalty and giving people a chance but Sanchez had enough rope to hang the whole team. Some people have been criticizing their offensive line but I feel like they're doing the best they can in spite of injuries and Sanchez.

I think not playing Tebow is Ryan reinforcing the perception that the problems with the Jets stem from Tannenbaum's personnel decisions: "It's not me, it's these crappy players."

And I'm not sure he's wrong about that either.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2012, 19:16  Blue 
 
Hoop wrote on Dec 17, 2012, 15:46:
"there is an odd latency in loading webpages that's gone away since the changeover, which is inexplicable"

Dude you have gone from ADSL to Fibre, inexplicable? .... really?


I went from a 30 Mbps cable modem with a 6 ms ping to a 50 Mbps FiOS connection (still waiting on the 75 Mbps provisioning) with a 6 ms ping. I don't think I was crazy in thinking there would be no perceptible difference in loading websites.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2012, 11:33  Blue 
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 10:48:
I think you need to shop around. Pastrami isn't some kind of wonky exotic meat prep method, it's just brining and smoking. I've mentioned here how a local mart carries turkey pastrami at $5/pound that is damn good. I just wouldn't put a whole pound of it on one sandwich. That's just stupid.

This is another instance of cultural divide in food, something metro residents are famous for promoting. Talk to anyone from NYC and they'll insist there's no such thing as pizza outside the NY state line.

The makeup of the local water goes a long way towards how some foods taste. There is obviously pizza outside of New York, but there's a general acceptance that it doesn't taste the same the farther you go from the area.

Preparing pastrami is not unlike BBQ, it varies from place to place, and people have their preferences. Many are fine with supermarket pastrami just as they are fine with prepackaged supermarket barbecued ribs, and I don't see any reason to look down on that. Likewise, I see no reason for reverse snobbery in favor of grocery food.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2012, 10:23  Blue 
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 09:03:
Can't remember the last time I used a deli, I just get sandwich meats from the grocer and make my own. Doesn't take a chef to make a deli sandwich.

No, but it takes a deli to make proper Pastrami.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2012, 20:13  Blue 
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 16:37:
Japanese horse radish! Wait.. this is Blue we are talking about.... how many of those nuclear peppers you have left Blue?

Actually MrsBlue bought me an ounce of them for my birthday!
 
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2. Re: Vice City Temporarily Pulled Nov 16, 2012, 10:56  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 10:54:
#notafan.

Oh Blue...it's MJ!


I love pop music, but that song is positively insipid.
 
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27. Re: Which UPS? Nov 15, 2012, 10:30  Blue 
 
Ant wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 09:05:
Blue wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 08:36:
Ant wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 01:30:
No trade in or battery replacement?

It is an APC BX-1500G. I have retained the old one to see if it can be fitted with a new battery and put to use, but I wanted a larger unit anyway.
Ahh, I recently got an APC Back-UPS XS 1500 (model: BX1500G; 865 watts). I am addicted to its on screen status like its real-time power watts (reminds me of KITT)!

I think we have the same models.
 
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25. Re: Which UPS? Nov 15, 2012, 08:36  Blue 
 
Ant wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 01:30:
No trade in or battery replacement?

It is an APC BX-1500G. I have retained the old one to see if it can be fitted with a new battery and put to use, but I wanted a larger unit anyway.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2012, 11:22  Blue 
 
Ratty wrote on Nov 14, 2012, 11:04:
Can't stand Bobby Flay, or any of the Food Network chefs (now that Alton Brown is gone).

I don't think he's gone, they just ended production of Good Eats, which I will miss terribly, but since it was a reference series rather than a weekly recipe show, I can understand the decision to end it rather than starting to re-hash old topics or drift into more and more obscurity.

I do hope they now find something to do with him on that network that's better than just being a game show host.

Best unknown cooking show on TV: Bitchin' Kitchen.
 
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News Comments > Scant Destiny Details Leak
3. Re: Scant Destiny Details Leak Nov 7, 2012, 08:27  Blue 
 
Fantaz wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 04:56:
I thought Bungie only makes Xbox games? And a very long time ago I think they only made PC games.

And a very long time ago I think they only made PC Mac games.

FTFY.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: removed Nov 6, 2012, 08:26  Blue 
 
Surprised and disappointed at the spam outburst from a long-time member, Hoop. Regrettably, a repeat will force a permanent ban.  
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