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Out of the Blue

Today is the last day to file one's taxes on time here in the U.S., the deadline being 48 hours later than usual thanks to the 15th being on a Sunday. The way electronic filing has taken over this process seems takes some of the drama out of this, however... I guess I'll never again experience the striking scene I remember from years ago at the giant main post office in Manhattan on filing day where there were people crammed into every available space actually filling out their tax forms on the spot to put them in the mail. Talk about tension filling the air!

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22. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2012, 09:37 Ant
 
Dev wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 21:54:
Ugh.

Blue, I really dislike those auto play audio blasting ads. I don't like audio anywhere unless I start it.
FlashBlock if using a Mozilla web browser.
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2012, 21:54 Dev
 
Ugh.

Blue, I really dislike those auto play audio blasting ads. I don't like audio anywhere unless I start it.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2012, 17:51 zirik
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 16:58:
zirik wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 10:44:
it was sad watching the flypast of the space shuttle discovery on tv. what an amazing piece of design and technology! the govt should be spending money on these types of projects instead of wasting it on expensive vegas parties.

I'd love to spend your tax dollars on expensive Vegas parties and lots of other wasteful stuff too!

ah but im ahead of you. the military spends lots of tax payer money on photos of fighter planes that end up in the private ownership of the photographers. tax payer pays for the jet fuel, personnel and other logistical support. photographer doesnt pay a dime but gets pilot training, a free joy ride on a military jet, keeps the copyrights on the photos and sells the license to publishers for use on books, magazines and web use. photographer keeps all the profits. tax payer gets what the military calls a good public relations image. all aviation photographers get this kind of treatment from the u.s. military. even if theyre not american. you like it?
 
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19. Man attempted to rob three banks with a toilet plunger. Apr 17, 2012, 17:24 jdreyer
 
That was no man! That was a.. a... DALEK! Alien

*queue Doctor Who theme song*
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2012, 16:58 Cutter
 
zirik wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 10:44:
it was sad watching the flypast of the space shuttle discovery on tv. what an amazing piece of design and technology! the govt should be spending money on these types of projects instead of wasting it on expensive vegas parties.

I'd love to spend your tax dollars on expensive Vegas parties and lots of other wasteful stuff too!
 
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17. Re: Christopher Walken Plays Skyrim Apr 17, 2012, 16:58 nin
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 16:52:
Creston wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 14:57:
PHJF wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 14:30:
Clipupload, huh?

They couldn't find a video host that didn't suck total fucking ass?

It's blocked here at work. I guess Youtube's not good enough for them?

Creston

Yeah it doesn't work for me either.


Go here:
http://youtu.be/CC95qBy9aEE

 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2012, 16:56 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 11:36:
actually filling out there tax forms on the spot to put them in the mail

THEIR tax forms, Blue. :p

I've never understood the whole "wait to the last possible minute" mentality.

Creston

I know, right? I always file as soon as possible just to get it out of the way. Why stress yourself unnecessarily with this sort of nonsense?
 
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15. Re: Breathtaking new photos of Space Shuttle Discovery preparing for its final flight Apr 17, 2012, 16:55 Cutter
 
mch wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 10:22:
Just saw Shuttle Discovery fly by my office here in Northern Virginia!

Awwww! I want to see it!
 
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14. Re: Christopher Walken Plays Skyrim Apr 17, 2012, 16:52 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 14:57:
PHJF wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 14:30:
Clipupload, huh?

They couldn't find a video host that didn't suck total fucking ass?

It's blocked here at work. I guess Youtube's not good enough for them?

Creston

Yeah it doesn't work for me either.
 
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13. Re: Christopher Walken Plays Skyrim Apr 17, 2012, 14:57 Creston
 
PHJF wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 14:30:
Clipupload, huh?

They couldn't find a video host that didn't suck total fucking ass?

It's blocked here at work. I guess Youtube's not good enough for them?

Creston
 
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12. Re: Christopher Walken Plays Skyrim Apr 17, 2012, 14:30 PHJF
 
Clipupload, huh?

They couldn't find a video host that didn't suck total fucking ass?
 
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11. Re: Christopher Walken Plays Skyrim Apr 17, 2012, 14:12 nin
 

Ah, ok...so much in that game I didn't see, even when I stopped around 80-85 hours...

Thanks!
 
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10. Re: Christopher Walken Plays Skyrim Apr 17, 2012, 14:07 Joss
 
nin wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 13:57:
Stupid question: What kind of lock pick does he use in that video?
It's the Skeleton Key (item# 0003A070)
Skeleton Key Perk# = 0010F13F
 
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9. Re: Christopher Walken Plays Skyrim Apr 17, 2012, 13:57 nin
 

Stupid question: What kind of lock pick does he use in that video? Is that what you get when you max out lockpicking until they no longer break? Or was that a drop item somewhere?

 
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8. Re: Christopher Walken Plays Skyrim Apr 17, 2012, 13:53 Joss
 
"Who makes Glass Helmets? Probably some dumb son-of-a-bitch who's never had to pick glass out of their face—I guarantee."  
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7. Re: Breathtaking new photos of Space Shuttle Discovery preparing for its final flight Apr 17, 2012, 12:35 Beamer
 
Bodolza wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 12:10:
nin wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 10:25:
Tupac "hologram" merely pretty cool optical illusion.
More on that here: http://vimeo.com/7047856

That's a bit disappointing. I thought someone had come up with some working hologram system, but it just turns out to be a variation on a 19th century parlor trick.

I was going to say that I really hope the first working hologram system doesn't debut with something like this, but honestly, what other commercial application would rush to fund this?


Actually, the answer is probably Will.I.Am.
 
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6. Re: Breathtaking new photos of Space Shuttle Discovery preparing for its final flight Apr 17, 2012, 12:10 Bodolza
 
nin wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 10:25:
Tupac "hologram" merely pretty cool optical illusion.
More on that here: http://vimeo.com/7047856

That's a bit disappointing. I thought someone had come up with some working hologram system, but it just turns out to be a variation on a 19th century parlor trick.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2012, 11:36 Creston
 
actually filling out there tax forms on the spot to put them in the mail

THEIR tax forms, Blue. :p

I've never understood the whole "wait to the last possible minute" mentality.

Creston
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2012, 10:44 zirik
 
it was sad watching the flypast of the space shuttle discovery on tv. what an amazing piece of design and technology! the govt should be spending money on these types of projects instead of wasting it on expensive vegas parties.

This comment was edited on Apr 17, 2012, 10:50.
 
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3. Re: Breathtaking new photos of Space Shuttle Discovery preparing for its final flight Apr 17, 2012, 10:31 Beamer
 
In just a few months that exasperating alarm clock will be mine!

Though the alarm will never be turned on.
 
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