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Out of the Blue

Hurricane Sandy is not yet imposing her will on our area the way the first forecasts suggested, so it's still a mystery what sort of impact the storm will have. It's a bit drizzly and windy now, but that's obviously just the early hints, and our village has already declared a state of emergency, which sets a tone. As I said yesterday, there's no reason to be particularly concerned for the BlueTower, as the worst we are likely to suffer in our location is a power outage (though, of course, that would impact my ability to update the site), and here's hoping that others in the path of the storm are equally secure, and that everyone manages to come through this relatively unscathed.

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24. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 20:08 Prez
 
killer_roach wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 19:53:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 18:02:
Won't they be for hundreds of years?
You still can't safely be around Chernobyl for any good length of time - even though you can take a tour - you still should wear a suit and the tour is limited in time.

But yeah, even still the fish are likely to possess residual radiation levels above what would typically be considered "safe" for many years, possibly decades or centuries.

Unlikely I believe. The ocean has demonstrated remarkable dissemination and dilution properties, most often attributed to the chemical breakdown properties of the extreme concentration of salt. (EDIT: Also let me add that water is one of the best and safest moderators of nuclear reaction known to man and is used for that very purpose in nuclear reactor plants, which would further serve to limit the danger in the ocean from the Fukushima reactor incident). After the current generation of contaminated fish dies off, I find it doubtful that any trace radiation will be found at all. Continuous contamination of bodies of water generally requires ongoing introduction of radioactive materials over time. Nuclear plants dumping reactor waste water to rivers over years for example. That there is still contamination being found in the current generation of of fish isn't necessarily an indication that the reactors core is still leaking to the water.

This comment was edited on Oct 29, 2012, 20:26.
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 20:00 PHJF
 
Maybe if we dump a bunch of radioactive waste in the water they'll stop fucking fishing everything into extinction.  
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 19:53 killer_roach
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 18:02:
Won't they be for hundreds of years?
You still can't safely be around Chernobyl for any good length of time - even though you can take a tour - you still should wear a suit and the tour is limited in time.

In all fairness, comparing Chernobyl to Fukushima Daiichi would be like comparing the Great Chicago Fire to a backyard barbecue.

But yeah, even still the fish are likely to possess residual radiation levels above what would typically be considered "safe" for many years, possibly decades or centuries.
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 19:31 Prez
 
Will W wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 17:00:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 16:55:
Just had a pop-up takeover ad (with audio) from Call of Duty Black Ops II when visiting the front page, Blue.

I just had one too, mine was an orange and black one for turtle beach, I think it may have been using Black Ops 2 in the ad, not sure.

Same here.

And Blue, I cant believe that you are still slave to a city-run utility to ensure the proper flow of news. What would I do without updates or the rivetting intellectual exchange in the forums were you lose power???? I find it downright irresponsible that you leave my continued mental health to chance like that. Perhaps you should start a kickstarter project to get a generator? I'm in for $20.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 19:24 Cutter
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 18:01:
Steam Halloween Sale - nothing really catches my eye as have to have.

Maybe Home and I am Alive....but...eh....I can wait.
At most I would get Deadlight.

Yeah, I Am Alive for sure...but only at $5. How can you justify anymore for what's supposedly a 3 hour game.

 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 18:02 xXBatmanXx
 
Baby Chomps into first birthday cake.
That is tradition in our family.

Fukushima fish still contaminated from nuclear accident.
Won't they be for hundreds of years?
You still can't safely be around Chernobyl for any good length of time - even though you can take a tour - you still should wear a suit and the tour is limited in time.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 18:01 xXBatmanXx
 
Steam Halloween Sale - nothing really catches my eye as have to have.

Maybe Home and I am Alive....but...eh....I can wait.
At most I would get Deadlight.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 17:34 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 15:24:
Cutter wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 11:16:
I'm firmly in the corner that this is massively overblown - pun intended - simply for ratings.

Better safe than sorry. The tsunami that came out here a couple days ago ended up being about half of what was forecast and hardly a danger at all. Nonetheless, EVERYONE in low lying areas fled, sucked gas stations dry, and cleaned the supermarket shelves by the beaches. No one died or was injured, and the economy got a boost as well. Wink

Oh I don't disagree its better to be prepared but most media outlets I've seen are hyping the shit out of it like it's the coming Apocalypse or something. We all know bad news and hysteria sells.

 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 17:00 Will W
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 16:55:
Just had a pop-up takeover ad (with audio) from Call of Duty Black Ops II when visiting the front page, Blue.

I just had one too, mine was an orange and black one for turtle beach, I think it may have been using Black Ops 2 in the ad, not sure.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 16:56 killer_roach
 
Verno wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 16:04:
That's pretty much where I'm at now too, each sale has maybe one or two things that I want.

Same here. This sale's haul from me is just Hell Yeah!, simply because it looked interesting and, at half off this soon after launch, seemed like a no-brainer.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 16:55 Mordecai Walfish
 
Just had a pop-up takeover ad (with audio) from Call of Duty Black Ops II when visiting the front page, Blue.  
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 16:40 Hoop
 
"It's a bit drizzly and windy now"

That will be the chilli, lay off it for a while.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 16:04 Verno
 
NegaDeath wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 15:52:
I've found the perfect way to resist Steam sales.

First buy every possible game you could ever want in the previous sales, including some you probably didn't want. Build up such a ridiculous library that you realize there is no way in hell you could carry a job and play all of these. Look at the list with a mix of both awe and disgust and it will be easier to set a personal goal to be more responsible.

Worked for me!

That's pretty much where I'm at now too, each sale has maybe one or two things that I want.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 15:59 nin
 
NegaDeath wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 15:52:
I've found the perfect way to resist Steam sales.

First buy every possible game you could ever want in the previous sales, including some you probably didn't want. Build up such a ridiculous library that you realize there is no way in hell you could carry a job and play all of these. Look at the list with a mix of both awe and disgust and it will be easier to set a personal goal to be more responsible.

Worked for me!


Ah, the Prez method, yes...
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 15:52 NegaDeath
 
I've found the perfect way to resist Steam sales.

First buy every possible game you could ever want in the previous sales, including some you probably didn't want. Build up such a ridiculous library that you realize there is no way in hell you could carry a job and play all of these. Look at the list with a mix of both awe and disgust and it will be easier to set a personal goal to be more responsible.

Worked for me!
 
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9. The Hobbit in HFR Oct 29, 2012, 15:30 jdreyer
 
Hopefully we'll have HFR out here. Looking fwd to seeing this, and the yung-un made me promise to take her a year ago, so we'll make an excursion of it.

Fall is usually a slow season, but so much interesting stuff out/coming out: Argo, Cloud Atlas, Skyfall, Flight, Lincoln, and, of course picture of the year contender, Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 15:24 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 11:16:
I'm firmly in the corner that this is massively overblown - pun intended - simply for ratings.

Better safe than sorry. The tsunami that came out here a couple days ago ended up being about half of what was forecast and hardly a danger at all. Nonetheless, EVERYONE in low lying areas fled, sucked gas stations dry, and cleaned the supermarket shelves by the beaches. No one died or was injured, and the economy got a boost as well. Wink
 
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7. Re: Meanwhile on steam... Oct 29, 2012, 15:21 The Half Elf
 
nin wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 14:17:
OH GOD HALLOWEEN SALE!



GAH NOOOOO I'M TRYING TO SAVE MYSELF FOR X-MAS!

*cries and loads up Steam*
 
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6. Re: Meanwhile on steam... Oct 29, 2012, 14:55 PHJF
 
Same shit they always have on sale.  
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5. Meanwhile on steam... Oct 29, 2012, 14:17 nin
 

OH GOD HALLOWEEN SALE!


 
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