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Out of the Blue

Football Thursday is upon us, and most of this week's games are in December, so things are getting serious. Sorry for posting late on Thanksgiving and making things difficult, here's the best I could do to piece together last week's results: Jivaro 11-5, Batman 10-5 (you can take that win from last week, but this time I'm not sure who the "Queens" are), Blue 10-6, Cutter 9-6, and Creston 8-5.

Here goes for this week: Saints, Bears, Texans, Patriots, Bills, Lions, Panthers, Packers, 49ers, Jets, Broncos, Ravens, Bengals, Browns, Cowboys, and Giants.

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56. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2012, 10:35 Creston
 
Prez wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 10:09:
I find online activation infinitely better than always on, but not having working activation servers for your brand new blockbuster release is just retarded. Ubisoft.

There.

Creston
 
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55. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2012, 10:09 Prez
 
nin wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 09:04:
Prez wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 09:01:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 04:31:
hahah Just saw over at RPS that FC3 release day was a mess - UBI servers down. GO DRM GO!

WTF??? What happened to Ubisoft's latest promise to stop using their invasive BS DRM? Confused


There's still initial activation.

I find online activation infinitely better than always on, but not having working activation servers for your brand new blockbuster release is just retarded.
 
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54. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2012, 09:04 nin
 
Prez wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 09:01:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 04:31:
hahah Just saw over at RPS that FC3 release day was a mess - UBI servers down. GO DRM GO!

WTF??? What happened to Ubisoft's latest promise to stop using their invasive BS DRM? Confused


There's still initial activation.

 
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53. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2012, 09:01 Prez
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 04:31:
hahah Just saw over at RPS that FC3 release day was a mess - UBI servers down. GO DRM GO!

WTF??? What happened to Ubisoft's latest promise to stop using their invasive BS DRM? Confused
 
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52. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2012, 04:31 xXBatmanXx
 
hahah Just saw over at RPS that FC3 release day was a mess - UBI servers down. GO DRM GO!  
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51. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2012, 04:29 xXBatmanXx
 
(you can take that win from last week, but this time I'm not sure who the "Queens" are)

The ViQueens.
I was 10-6 last week. Suck.

This week:
NO (LOST), NE, BUF, CAR, CHI, Vikes (upset pick of the week), SF (ON FIRE!), AZ (throw away game), HOU, IND, DEN, SD, OAK (for a Cali sweep this week), BAL, PHI (rivalry game, should be good), NY (can they stop RG3?).....
 
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50. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2012, 03:00 Rigs
 
nin wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 23:54:
Just throw it on your wishlist and make sure you're in the Blue's steam group. We'll do the rest.

Oh, oookay, since it's you nin I'll just blindly do whatever you say. If it was Creston or Cutter I'd be kinda worried...


=-Rigs-=
 
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49. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 23:54 nin
 
I just have one tiny little question...Snuggle Truck?

Just throw it on your wishlist and make sure you're in the Blue's steam group. We'll do the rest.

 
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48. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 23:51 Rigs
 
My picks...and I'm bolding them because Blue missed the last two times I did it, unless I got banned for being a total noob and not knowing what the hell I was doing, in which case I agree totally...

Falcons, Jets, Jags, Bears, 49ers, Pats, Packers, Colts, Chiefs, Texans, Bucs, Bengals, Browns, Ravens, Cowboys, GIANTS!

Obviously the Falcons just won it while I was carefully deciding (closing my eyes and pointing)...

I just have one tiny little question...Snuggle Truck? Inquisitive


=-Rigs-=

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47. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 20:52 nin
 
OMG, they gave them the money - WTF?

http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/29/news/companies/hostess-bonuses/index.html


 
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46. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 16:24 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 15:50:
Have you tried the new cocktail they invented and named the Hurricane Sandy?..... It's not very good. It's just a watered down Manhattan.

Ba doom bing!

Too soon. :p

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45. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 16:23 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 15:41:
Cutter wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 15:13:
Stupid Lions, stupid Packers!

Falcons, Texans, Pats, Jags, Colts, Panthers, Cards, 49ers, Packers, Bears, Broncos, Bengals, Browns, Ravens, Cowboys, Redskins.

We really need to automate this process for next year.

I could whip up a google spreadsheet with user permissions and date auto-locks for next year if people want. I was thinking about one of those football sites that do it but most of them would force everyone to make an account on a site they probably have never used before and blah blah. At least most people already have a google account.

That'd work. It'd also show us who's currently leading (probably that SUPER IRRITATING JIVARO!!!! Shakefist ), and it wouldn't ignore my heartfelt, desperate pleas to give me my correct result.

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44. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 15:59 nin
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 15:48:
Hey nin, you going to see Killing Them Softly? Ima go see it tomorrow I think. I've really been waiting for this one.

I was considering it, but a review I read wasn't great. On the fence right now...

 
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43. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 15:53 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 15:46:
I was thinking more like one of those HTML poll page type dealys where Blue could just input the schedule at the beginning of the season and every Thorsday you just go to the football page and click your picks to submit for that week and it would do the tallying automatically so we can all see the results.

Sure, that would be an easy little PHP or Perl script.
 
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42. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 15:50 Cutter
 
Have you tried the new cocktail they invented and named the Hurricane Sandy?..... It's not very good. It's just a watered down Manhattan.

Ba doom bing!
 
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41. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 15:48 Cutter
 
Hey nin, you going to see Killing Them Softly? Ima go see it tomorrow I think. I've really been waiting for this one.
 
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40. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 15:48 Prez
 
Creston wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 13:09:
Verno wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 12:16:
Prez wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 12:10:
40 hours and counting! Since Half-Elf basically dared me I am now going to leave it running 24/7 when I am working or sleeping (two of the few things I have time to actually do this time of year).

It was funny, I had a buddy over the other night and he saw my steam friends list and goes "Snuggle Truck?" and I just said "yeah hes the son of a friend" and quickly closed the list

Hahaha. I love how Prez is pretending like it's a test to burn out his videocard, when we all know he's been actively playing like mad for the last 40 hours. Admit it, Prez!

Creston

No. That isn't it. Like I said, it's... um... oh screw it. Who am I kidding? Snuggle Truck for Game of the Year!! Nay, Game of the CENTURY!!! It's the BEST. GAME. EVAH!!!!!
 
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39. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 15:46 Cutter
 
Verno wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 15:41:
Cutter wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 15:13:
Stupid Lions, stupid Packers!

Falcons, Texans, Pats, Jags, Colts, Panthers, Cards, 49ers, Packers, Bears, Broncos, Bengals, Browns, Ravens, Cowboys, Redskins.

We really need to automate this process for next year.

I can whip up a google spreadsheet with user permissions and date auto-locks for next year. I was thinking about one of those football sites that do it but most of them would force everyone to make an account and blah blah whereas most people already have a google account.

I was thinking more like one of those HTML poll page type dealys where Blue could just input the schedule at the beginning of the season and every Thorsday you just go to the football page and click your picks to submit for that week and it would do the tallying automatically so we can all see the results.
 
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38. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 15:41 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 15:13:
Stupid Lions, stupid Packers!

Falcons, Texans, Pats, Jags, Colts, Panthers, Cards, 49ers, Packers, Bears, Broncos, Bengals, Browns, Ravens, Cowboys, Redskins.

We really need to automate this process for next year.

I could whip up a google spreadsheet with user permissions and date auto-locks for next year if people want. I was thinking about one of those football sites that do it but most of them would force everyone to make an account on a site they probably have never used before and blah blah. At least most people already have a google account.
 
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37. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2012, 15:39 Beamer
 
Will W wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 15:28:
Cutter wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 15:06:
Are you high on the marijuana, son? Those are the assholes who created this problem to begin with. Now they want to grab what they can and run like thieves in the night. Fuck them and the horse they rode in on.

While I understand your opinion on this, the decision doesn't lie with you, me, or the general public. This decision is made by the Judge with the input of the creditors. If the creditors feel that it's worthwhile, they will recommend to the judge to ok it and all will go fine. If they don't, then the judge will have to decide.

The judge already rejected converting it to a Chapter 7, meaning no overseeing trustee, and agreed with the argument that a trustee will take too long to come up to speed on how the business works and thus devalue the assets of the company.

Who anyone feel created this situation doesn't really matter at this point, what matters is getting maximum value for the assets. Potential buyers interested in the assets have inquired about rehiring the existing workforce. The faster and more efficient the sale can take place will benefit everyone. Sometimes when you're getting screwed there's nothing you can do about it but use a little lube to make it less painful. Think of these bonuses as the lube in this painful screw job.

Yes.
Cutter is putting too much emotion into it. It's too late for emotion. Now you want to cut bait as quickly and efficiently as possible. You want as much money in doing so. That $1.8MM to keep these guys around will likely lead to a much higher sales price than otherwise.
Yes, guys you want to see lose will win in it. But so will any debt holder, which includes the employees.
 
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