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Out of the Blue

Well, it's not summer yet, but the forecast calls for mid-90s today, and near 100 tomorrow. Makes me fear for what August will bring.

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21. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2011, 01:14 Kxmode
 
Checkout my Google Doodle solo http://goo.gl/doodle/KUEQ  
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 22:55 RoboNerd
 
Click the "Next" links you'll see more pics

One of them moves his arms to align with the stripes on the wall. I guess that is as close to "mimicking a picture" as it comes in the article, I was expecting them to to mimic pictures... like of Mickey Mouse of something.



I went back and found the "Next" button after disabling Noscript. I see what you mean, lining up his arms with stripes on the wall is a stretch to say he is "mimicing pictures".

Thanks for "pointing" that out.
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 22:06 space captain
 
WyldKat wrote on Jun 8, 2011, 17:54:
Well it looks like Netflix totally frelled up their Watch Instantly website. Navigation is completely unintelligible now and gone are user ratings and sorting functions... ffs...

farscape, bitches
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 21:49 PHJF
 
Well I'm down at the beach for the summer. Lovely weather!  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 20:36 Jim
 
It's going to be 98 here tomorrow. I was going to go to the observatory tonight, but threat of thunderstorms made me decide not to. It looks like last weekend was THE good weekend of the season. Transparency well above normal and 2 solid clear nights. I wish I hadn't wasted Monday now. Ah well, unsettled for the next several days, then its Full Moon again. At least I got in some good viewing and saw the supernova in the Whirlpool Galaxy. Some good imaging too, got this shot of the Milky Way: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30623046@N08/5802193149/in/photostream/lightbox/  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 19:53 Rikilii
 
There really needs to be a severe penalty for anyone who uses the phrase "Most Unique" or anything like it.  
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 19:16 WyldKat
 
nin wrote on Jun 8, 2011, 18:01:
WyldKat wrote on Jun 8, 2011, 17:54:
Well it looks like Netflix totally frelled up their Watch Instantly website. Navigation is completely unintelligible now and gone are user ratings and sorting functions... ffs...

Ah, yes. Looks like they've been hanging with the gawker folks. Because if it looks great on a tablet, it must looks great everywhere else.

I thought the same thing... well not at first, at first I thought my browser was messed up. After several refreshes and some investigation I found out that was sadly not the case.

RIP, Netflix
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 18:17 xXBatmanXx
 
Heading to a friends to....*ahem* observe Duke Nukem Forever....

 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 18:01 nin
 
WyldKat wrote on Jun 8, 2011, 17:54:
Well it looks like Netflix totally frelled up their Watch Instantly website. Navigation is completely unintelligible now and gone are user ratings and sorting functions... ffs...

Ah, yes. Looks like they've been hanging with the gawker folks. Because if it looks great on a tablet, it must looks great everywhere else.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 17:54 WyldKat
 
Well it looks like Netflix totally frelled up their Watch Instantly website. Navigation is completely unintelligible now and gone are user ratings and sorting functions... ffs...  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 16:20 banddirector
 

The polar-opposite thing is happening here again, Blue - - currently 57 here in the PNW ...
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 15:06 Verno
 
Well obviously I'm concerned about how we'll survive climate shifts, not so much if we're hurting Mother Gaia's feelings Sweatdrop  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 14:57 space captain
 
Verno wrote on Jun 8, 2011, 12:52:
I hate to get all Al Gore here but sometimes I wonder how badly we're fucking up our planet or if this is really part of a natural cycle.

people say this alot, as if the planet will somehow not recover

the planet can do fine without us.. we are fucking up our *environment*.. in other words, shitting in our house

the planet could care less, its got many billions of years of continuing evolution to play with ... oxygen based life could just be a fluke it needs to correct
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 14:55 kanniballl
 
RoboNerd wrote on Jun 8, 2011, 14:49:
The only photo I saw showed the cuttlefish mimicing a physical object in the tank next to him. The mimic a picture claim is mentioned in the article, but I say with out a picture it didn't happen.

Click the "Next" links you'll see more pics

One of them moves his arms to align with the stripes on the wall. I guess that is as close to "mimicking a picture" as it comes in the article, I was expecting them to to mimic pictures... like of Mickey Mouse of something.

The rest were trying to blend in with the environment. Most of them just showed they're resourceful but one or two were impressive.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 14:49 RoboNerd
 
Re: Shape-Shifting Cuttlefish Can Mimic Pictures

The only photo I saw showed the cuttlefish mimicing a physical object in the tank next to him. The mimic a picture claim is mentioned in the article, but I say with out a picture it didn't happen.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 12:59 Steelcamp
 
Yep here in DC we be a boilin" ...hopefully the almighty whatever will let us have an 80's AUG.  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 12:52 Verno
 
I went for a jog this morning and the heat was oppressive even at 5:30am.



I hate to get all Al Gore here but sometimes I wonder how badly we're fucking up our planet or if this is really part of a natural cycle.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 12:47 PropheT
 
Over 100 for the first time in almost 25 years here yesterday, going to be 60 tomorrow  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 12:01 kanniballl
 
Yeh, from Jersey so in the same boat as Blue.

For those in the South-West US that think we're whining, recall that we have to take humidity into account (though nothing Florida-level). That's the only thing I like about CA, dry Heat for the win. (Not that I think the average Blues reader would mock us).

I asked the family to make sure they take precautions for the dog since he's home alone and the A/C may/may-not be doing anything during the day by default yet.

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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2011, 11:47 xXBatmanXx
 
ugh. We had 100+ the past 2 days. I am happy to see it back to normal and 75 as a high today. Going to actually go down to the 60s over the next few. Give me time to get this damn central air unit fixed.  
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