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Out of the Blue

Frans points out that most European countries switched to daylight saving time overnight, so here are sympathies to our overseas brethren over the lost hour of sleep.

Sleepy Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Play: Fly Away Rabbit.
Links: Hot New Video Game Consists Solely Of Shooting People Point-Blank In The Face.
9 things real female gamers hate about gaming. 10 counting articles like these.
Stories: Edmund Fitzgerald sunk by rogue wave, not crew error. Thanks Cutter.
Higher Prices Coming to a Theater Near You.
Poacher Attacked by Rhinos Hippos, Devoured by Lions. Feel good story of the day.
Media: Left 4 Dead Thriller – a Tribute to Michael Jackson. Thanks Digg.
“Apple vs. Predator” Parody Highlights Apple’s Legal Woes.
How Star Trek 4 should have been.
The Funnies: FoxTrot.

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16. Re: wow Mar 31, 2010, 01:17 Paranoid Jack
 
Mag, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. As far as I can see the downloads and activations are not a problem. You will need to deactivate copies before building a new system or reinstalling your OS I would assume. Though I just migrated from Window 7 RC to Windows 7 Professional and the game (Dragon Age) was on a separate partition and works fine from either copy last I checked.

You can even register your DVD keys and download a copy from EAs site if you break or lose the disc. Not bad as far as I'm concerned. Not that most of us will use the feature.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2010, 05:26 Hoop
 
Dev wrote March 29,210,5:14.
Wait, didn't that happen already a week or two ago?

Countries change daylight saving to suit these days we (New Zealand) start the last Sunday in September and finish the first Sunday in April.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2010, 04:53 Dev
 
Hoop wrote on Mar 29, 2010, 04:41:
Had you just come from Shacknews Dev?
Because they have one that gets me once a month.
Nope, I very rarely visit that site (maybe once in 3 months) because its focused more on console news than bluesnews.

There's a small chance it wasn't bluesnews, but I'm fairly certain it was.

Hoop wrote on Mar 29, 2010, 04:41:
As for daylight saving we go back this weekend, I think its been adjusted to give us 3-4 weeks more of daylight saving recently.
Wait, didn't that happen already a week or two ago?

This comment was edited on Mar 29, 2010, 05:14.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2010, 04:41 Hoop
 
Had you just come from Shacknews Dev?
Because they have one that gets me once a month.

As for daylight saving we go back this weekend, I think its been adjusted to give us 3-4 weeks more of daylight saving recently.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2010, 04:31 Dev
 
Blue:
I just had one of those fake antivirus popups (the kind that wants to install malware) that I'm pretty sure was from your site. I only had a couple tabs open (one was slickdeals which never has any kind of ads except some text ones like google) and one was your site.
I used taskkill to make sure it didn't install anything. On this new install of windows I haven't blocked your ads because of the articles I've seen about how it hurts websites (even though a significant percentage of the flash ads here like to take 100% of the CPU for periods of time), but something like that threatens my computer is making me seriously reconsider.

I was using a default install of win 7, with IE 8, with pretty much all default settings.

If I see it again I'll try to get info from it, but since I'm using IE for the moment instead of firefox its harder to get info about those kinda things.
 
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11. Re: Off Topic But Good News If You Haven't Yet Bought BBC2 Mar 29, 2010, 01:15 Caveman
 
Jack, I was just about to post that. What a fucking steal that is. I feel sorry for all the suckers who paid full price for it. Excellent deal, about 5 of my buddies got that deal and we all plan to hit it up tomorrow night.  
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10. Re: Off Topic But Good News If You Haven't Yet Bought BBC2 Mar 28, 2010, 20:29 mag
 
What's the deal with downloads from EA? Can you download it again later? Some ridiculous activation limit?  
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9. Off Topic But Good News If You Haven't Yet Bought BBC2 Mar 28, 2010, 19:12 Paranoid Jack
 
Get BBC2 PC Digital Download from the EA site for $19.95, that's thirty dollars off... *for today only* if you use their current $10 off Promo with a Promo Code of PAXEAST842

Spread the word to any of your friends who have yet to buy it...

http://www.ea.com/games/battlefield-bad-company-2
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2010, 18:52 WYSIWYG
 
L4D Thriller was crappy

just a silly amaturish garry's mod thing. i was hoping for a properly animated L4D animations
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2010, 18:36 Cutter
 
I find it interesting that a rogue wave was responsible for the wreck of the Fiztgerald. I didn't think such things were possible on lakes. I'm also curious what Gordon Lightfoot will be changing in the song now. I don't see why, the original is as perfect as it needs to be. That song used to give me the creeps as a kid.

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy....
 
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"The South will boogie again!" - Disco Stu
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6. Re: wow Mar 28, 2010, 17:45 mag
 
Really. We're already at the point where you could buy a new Blu-Ray for the price of two tickets.  
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5. Re: wow Mar 28, 2010, 17:34 Narf2029
 
Maybe but if they raise the price, it's just going to make waiting for the DVD look like a better option than it already is.  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
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4. Re: wow Mar 28, 2010, 17:06 DG
 
We've finally got people back in cinemas! Gouge, gouge, gouge while you can!

Tbh cinema tickets aren't too bad as long as you don't buy any of the laughably overpriced crap while you're there.
 
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3. Re: wow Mar 28, 2010, 16:33 PHJF
 
The article mentions AMC, Regent, and Cinemark. As long as Regal doesn't go price gouging I should be in the clear, because I see 95% of my movies at Regals, 3D or otherwise.

A 3D matinee ticket here runs about $11, whereas a regular matinee ticket is $7. If I see them start asking $15 for a ticket, 3D or otherwise, I'll stop going to the cinema altogether.
 
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Steam + PSN: PHJF
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2. wow Mar 28, 2010, 16:14 space captain
 
was FoxTrot ever funny? cuz its retarded now  
Go forth, and kill!
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2010, 16:05 Silicon Avatar
 
Soo.. Now there'll be a 26% surcharge to "experience 3D" in a theater with sticky floors, screaming children, and people who talk/text their way through the movie?

Good luck with that.
 
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