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Out of the Blue

Today marks the eleventh birthday for Blammo, the proprietary news database that powers this site. Here are some Blammo statistics: The database now contains over 106,000 entries, over 1,500 articles, and well over a half-million forum posts. The SQL server here is currently at 75 consecutive days of uptime, and is approaching a half-billion queries (464,948,097 to be precise) during that 2.5 month period. All this speaks of the hard work of original programmers furn and Bagpuss and the yeoman effort of Frans to maintain and improve the operation in the ensuing years.

Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Play: Stark Tower Defense.
Invisible Runner.
Space Killer.
Links: Videogame Character Dating Site Profiles.
Top 10 Tragic Love Stories in Geek Fiction.
Hierarchy of a Man's Attention Span.
Stories: Roland Emmerich Plans ‘Foundation’ As 3-D Motion-Capture Epic. Thanks Joker961. 3D?
Barbie’s Next Career- Computer Engineer.
Bank of America forecloses on house that couple had paid cash for. Thanks Digg.
Science: Rare Photos of Saturn's Aurorae Captured For The Last Time By Hubble.
M4 in Wales to be 'hydrogen highway,' say ministers. Oh, the humanity!
Tigers evolved with snow leopards, gene study reveals.
Images: Star Trek Invasion!
Photos of my models. Wow! Thanks Donovon.
H.R. Giger Cake.
Media: Deja View: Iron Man vs. Batman.
Raptor Devours Cheerleader.
Follow-up: Bubble wrap! Endangered shows status report. Save Better Off Ted!

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9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 14, 2010, 05:12 Dev
 
Its very impressive that a DB set up 11 years ago has scaled this well and with this few problems up to the current level today.  
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8. Re: Star Trek Invasion Feb 14, 2010, 01:52 nin
 
The 9/11 one was in bad taste, my opinion. Most things you can mess with, the twin towers (though that was a forged image they were parodying) isn't one of them.

If you're referring to the one where the starship is about to hit the building, that's a play off this old hoax:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blphoto-wtc.htm



Taking the (obvious) hoax and putting a Trek spin on it is what I found funny...

 
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7. Re: Feb 13, 2010, 22:16 Cutter
 
Yeah, that was absolutely magical! I'm really curious how he did all the signs for the shops and billboards and such, it's all so authentic looking. Really amazing stuff!
 
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6. Star Trek Invasion Feb 13, 2010, 19:49 sliv
 
The 9/11 one was in bad taste, my opinion. Most things you can mess with, the twin towers (though that was a forged image they were parodying) isn't one of them.  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2010, 18:36 xXBatmanXx
 
Holy crap Punkbuster is worthless.....every CoD game there are tons of hackers.  
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4. Re: Feb 13, 2010, 15:27 Narf2029
 
Those models are crazy neat. Reminds me a lot of my city museum's miniature model of the city from decades ago. The photography tricks were excellent too.  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
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3. "Photos of my models" Feb 13, 2010, 15:06 Jonny5
 
All I can say is Wow, Very nice detail and Excellent Photography. Like the way he mixes real time settings with His work!

I suggest all look thru this gallery, incredible
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2010, 13:13 Dan =0)
 
Thanks to furn and Frans for helping to make / keep Bluesnews a great site! (Still can't help the association with "Log"...)

http://clipshack.com/Clip.aspx?key=677B66FECEBC4E2D

Dan =0)
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2010, 13:09 nin
 
furn and Frans, I shall now go eat a chicago deep dish pizza in your honor!

Actually, I was about to go do that anyway, but I promise I'll slam an extra two pieces down in your honor.


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Star Trek Invasion!.

Wow, some of those are REALLY good!
 
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