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Out of the Blue

I may be losing out in my literal cold war with MrsBlue over grilling rights. You may recall I am attempting a strike to gain the right to put my man-stove on the deck for general convenience, but in particular to be more accommodating in the winter. She's holding firm on her resolve, and I may be the first one to blink on this and resume using the grill where it is before the spring breaks. I feel so weak.

Weak Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Battle for Darkness.
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What holds energy tech back? The infernal battery.
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Follow-up: Manti Te'o Tells Katie Couric He Briefly Lied About Girlfriend After Hoax Discovery.

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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 18:10 Julio
 
Nuke the deck from orbit. Remove the deck, put the grill near the house. Stairs to it if you have to.  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 17:42 Cutter
 
What exactly is MrsBlue's bone of contention here? It's not like the grill is unattended. It's only on when you're cooking and off the rest of the time. I, and everyone I know, have had BBQs on decks for decades with nary a problem.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 17:38 PHJF
 
The entire point of HL2CM *is* the models. The textures/soundtrack reworking are supplemental stuff.

Honestly though what HL2 really needs is a big fat world geometry poly increase because all the shiny character models and textures in the world don't cover up how flat HL2 looks these days.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 17:01 mch
 
Creston wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 16:38:

Yeah, Alyx sucks, but oh well, I'd gladly put up with that for the rest of the awesomeness. Sadly, it's a 30 Gig mod, and he's put it on absolutely shitty download sites with 50kb/s limits.

Creston

I thought the same thing, but it turns out there's a Light Edition that doesn't include the models. It comes it at about 7GB. There are also torrent files for the mod. I might check it out.

edit: the torrent for the full mod checks in at ~2GB...and appears to be missing files?
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 16:59 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 15:17:
Those two science stories are directly related. Military exo and endo skeletons are restricted by energy requirements. There's just no battery powerful enough to drive them.

i read an article not too long ago about a new graphene based battery (think chicken wire, but made up of carbon atoms) that could power an LED for 5 minutes and took 5 seconds to charge. this from a graphene sheet just a few atoms thick. the technology is still embryonic, but that's the future of portable power right there.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 16:38 Creston
 
sauron wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 14:47:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 14:37:
Creston wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 13:44:
On a different note, has anyone ever seen (or played) this HL2 graphics mod?

Because it looks fucking AMAZING.

Creston

Whoa, that looks sweet! Alyx looks...cold.

Ya, not too keen on the new Alyx model but the rest looks really good.

Yeah, Alyx sucks, but oh well, I'd gladly put up with that for the rest of the awesomeness. Sadly, it's a 30 Gig mod, and he's put it on absolutely shitty download sites with 50kb/s limits.

Creston
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 15:17 jdreyer
 
Those two science stories are directly related. Military exo and endo skeletons are restricted by energy requirements. There's just no battery powerful enough to drive them.  
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"It's just a bunch of mystic bovine scatology to me." - 1badmf
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 15:04 nin
 
Maybe she'll let you do it if you put down some kind of fireproof mat?

We can have a kickstarter!

 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 14:58 jdreyer
 
Blue, perhaps you could explain your predicament further? You have a standing grill, correct? Is it gas? Charcoal?

I was all ready to come to your defense, but then I read that grills cause 8,600 fires per year in the USA, most of those involving gas grills. Which is a lot more than I would have thought.

Maybe she'll let you do it if you put down some kind of fireproof mat?
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 14:47 sauron
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 14:37:
Creston wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 13:44:
On a different note, has anyone ever seen (or played) this HL2 graphics mod?

Because it looks fucking AMAZING.

Creston

Whoa, that looks sweet! Alyx looks...cold.

Ya, not too keen on the new Alyx model but the rest looks really good.
 
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Kittens!
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 14:37 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 13:44:
On a different note, has anyone ever seen (or played) this HL2 graphics mod?

Because it looks fucking AMAZING.

Creston

Whoa, that looks sweet! Alyx looks...cold.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 13:44 Creston
 
On a different note, has anyone ever seen (or played) this HL2 graphics mod?

Because it looks fucking AMAZING.

Creston
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 13:02 Bill Borre
 
I assume she never reads your site Blue. Otherwise, you just lost bud.  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 10:25 nin
 
Prez wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 10:22:
I just can't decide if I'm more sick hearing about loser Manti Te'o's and his fake girlfriend, weasel Lance Armstrong and his admitting things everyone already knew, or thug-turned-annoying -Christian Ray Lewis. I'm sure after I hear a few more people mention the Harbaugh brothers they'll get added to the list.


Sports! Fuck it!

 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 10:22 Prez
 
I just can't decide if I'm more sick hearing about loser Manti Te'o's and his fake girlfriend, weasel Lance Armstrong and his admitting things everyone already knew, or thug-turned-annoying -Christian Ray Lewis. I'm sure after I hear a few more people mention the Harbaugh brothers they'll get added to the list.  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 09:45 Wolfox
 
Who was he stalking? The voice of Lucy?  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 09:34 nin
 
Voice of Charlie Brown arrested in California on stalking, other charges.

"oh brother!"


 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2013, 09:32 The Half Elf
 
As a person who cannot cook, you are more then welcome to come grill on my patio ANY TIME YOU WANT. But I do ask for the occasional steak grilled with enough garlic seasoning to kill a small child... or two.


Also the Portal Song is awesome.
 
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