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Out of the Blue

As I mentioned the other day, I am more than ready for spring to have sprung. Seems to me this should be happening right about now, since the groundhogs predicted an early one, and were only about two weeks away from it being merely on-time. And no, the kids I see already walking around in shorts have not got me convinced, as they seem to have become something many of them wear 11 months out of the year. Brrrr.

Chilly Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Ms. Vision by Proxy.
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6 Moments in Video Game Adaptations That Improved the Movie.
Stories: State lawmaker defends bike tax, says bicycling is not good for the environment. Thanks Slashdot.
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National Sleep Foundation poll finds exercise key to good sleep.
Images: Mancave of the Day.
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Bullet Head.
Volkswagen Golf engine pulling.
Follow-up: Monster hits back at lawsuit over 14-year-old's death.

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20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 18:39 SimplyMonk
 
mag wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 18:14:
So, so useful.

so that changes everything we are not being able to collect so much of the inside on the game itself the gameplay and the game are that we have to rethink all of fundamentalism shins off the past again like battlefield for example now on a typical day generates or one tera bytes of data from all the time to meet really have about

Technology! *jazz hands*
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 18:14 mag
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 15:13:
Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 14:57:
SimplyMonk wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 14:11:
EA CTO talks about the "Big Data" that their online games are generating and what they are doing with it. More of an architecture discussion for handling big data sets than anything else, but thought that some here might find it interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK_PXlbvOfM

I wish people would still offer transcripts. I can read much faster than people can talk, but yet nowadays all these things make me sit through videos...

Creston

Youtube has a built in Transcripts option. It is next to "About", "Share" and "Add To". It is the little icon that looks like a drop down menu.

So, so useful.

so that changes everything we are not being able to collect so much of the inside on the game itself the gameplay and the game are that we have to rethink all of fundamentalism shins off the past again like battlefield for example now on a typical day generates or one tera bytes of data from all the time to meet really have about
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 18:13 Cutter
 
Whoa Huge Chavez has died!

He was an interesting man to be sure. I'm curious what this is going to entail in the region now.

 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 18:06 Creston
 
NegaDeath wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 18:01:
Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 17:44:
:-blink-: :-blink-:

Errr, that's quite useful.

YOU DAMN KIDS AND YOUR FANCY TECHNOLOGIES NOWADAYS! HOWS AN OLD FELLER SUPPOSED TO KEEP UP!?!!?

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Creston

Easy there old timer, get all riled up and you'll throw off your brain chemistry. No way you'll be able to use the direct brain interface they're implementing next year if you keep that up. Have you upgraded to laser 7 output on your float screen yet? woo south park

Cry

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16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 18:01 NegaDeath
 
Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 17:44:
:-blink-: :-blink-:

Errr, that's quite useful.

YOU DAMN KIDS AND YOUR FANCY TECHNOLOGIES NOWADAYS! HOWS AN OLD FELLER SUPPOSED TO KEEP UP!?!!?

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Creston

Easy there old timer, get all riled up and you'll throw off your brain chemistry. No way you'll be able to use the direct brain interface they're implementing next year if you keep that up. Have you upgraded to laser 7 output on your float screen yet? woo south park
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 17:44 Creston
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 15:13:
Youtube has a built in Transcripts option. It is next to "About", "Share" and "Add To". It is the little icon that looks like a drop down menu.

:-blink-: :-blink-:

Errr, that's quite useful.

YOU DAMN KIDS AND YOUR FANCY TECHNOLOGIES NOWADAYS! HOWS AN OLD FELLER SUPPOSED TO KEEP UP!?!!?

...

Creston
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 15:13 SimplyMonk
 
Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 14:57:
SimplyMonk wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 14:11:
EA CTO talks about the "Big Data" that their online games are generating and what they are doing with it. More of an architecture discussion for handling big data sets than anything else, but thought that some here might find it interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK_PXlbvOfM

I wish people would still offer transcripts. I can read much faster than people can talk, but yet nowadays all these things make me sit through videos...

Creston

Youtube has a built in Transcripts option. It is next to "About", "Share" and "Add To". It is the little icon that looks like a drop down menu.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 14:57 Creston
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 14:11:
EA CTO talks about the "Big Data" that their online games are generating and what they are doing with it. More of an architecture discussion for handling big data sets than anything else, but thought that some here might find it interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK_PXlbvOfM

I wish people would still offer transcripts. I can read much faster than people can talk, but yet nowadays all these things make me sit through videos...

Creston
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 14:11 SimplyMonk
 
EA CTO talks about the "Big Data" that their online games are generating and what they are doing with it. More of an architecture discussion for handling big data sets than anything else, but thought that some here might find it interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK_PXlbvOfM
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 13:50 Cutter
 
Yeah, old man winter can kiss my ass anytime now. I'm really feeling edgy and need some life affirming sun and heat!!! Oh well, going out with friends tonight and I haven't gotten gassed up in a while so this seems like as good an excuse as any.

And yeah, that Ars NASA article is the best thing they've ever done! Man I would so love to do that!
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 13:48 Porn-O-Matic
 
Mancave??? No no no... I see a bunch of pussy-ass Halo bullshit in that room, which means it's a BOYcave.

Real men do not play pussy-ass console games, motherfuckers.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 12:46 Shineyguy
 
nin wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 11:35:
Mancave of the Day.

That mancave needs a much bigger TV to be reach true mancave status.


Yeah, what is that, a 42" TV?

Small... I had to replace my broken 56" DLP with a 55" LED LCD a week ago. It's in my basement. Which my Wife usually doesn't grace with her presence.

Which makes it a man-cave. But I don't have "props" of weapons from a console game down there. I just have everything to make my PC and console gaming comfortable and enjoyable.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 12:39 Agent.X7
 
Haha, we have kids come into the store with shorts when it is freezing out. Nine times out of ten they are freezing and complain about how cold it is. PUT ON SOME PANTS, YOU IDIOT! Of course, women also come in and complain that it is cold when they are wearing shirts that expose most of their breasts. PUT ON SOME, oh, wait. Nevermind. Carry on.  
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 11:55 Creston
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 11:04:
The lawsuit brought on to Monster should be thrown out of court and the mother should be held liable for gross negligence and capitalizing on her daughter's death (if that's even a crime).

You have a kid frequenting Starbucks and regularly consuming energy drinks with a heart condition, it's either shitty parenting on not educated the kid and the dangers of caffeine consumption, mom not paying attention to daughter, or the kid was just a Darwin-award waiting to happen.

...or it could just be natural and is a classic case of correlation does not imply causation but try slipping that one by on a parent who's on the warpath to cash-in rather than being responsible and could have prevented this whole mess to start with.

Don't be silly, Wallshadows! This is AMERICA! Someone else is ALWAYS to blame!

Sigh

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6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 11:53 Creston
 
I gotta admit, I got a good chuckle out of the "Well, bicycling is bad for the environment, because you exert yourself and thus produce more CO2!"

That's truly just... mindboggling. Of course, twenty odd years ago in Holland, a fucking PVDA politician tried to argue that it was "Ridiculous that people could breathe air for free!" and he tried to impose a "breathing tax."

So, Seattle lawmakers, you still have to work a bit to get to true insanity level. Chop chop! Those idiot laws and taxes don't come into fruition on their own, you know?

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5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 11:35 nin
 
Mancave of the Day.

That mancave needs a much bigger TV to be reach true mancave status.

 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 11:32 NegaDeath
 
The Monster story and the Biking story have filled my daily stupid quota. Unfortunately its only 10:30A.  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 11:04 Wallshadows
 
The lawsuit brought on to Monster should be thrown out of court and the mother should be held liable for gross negligence and capitalizing on her daughter's death (if that's even a crime).

You have a kid frequenting Starbucks and regularly consuming energy drinks with a heart condition, it's either shitty parenting on not educated the kid and the dangers of caffeine consumption, mom not paying attention to daughter, or the kid was just a Darwin-award waiting to happen.

...or it could just be natural and is a classic case of correlation does not imply causation but try slipping that one by on a parent who's on the warpath to cash-in rather than being responsible and could have prevented this whole mess to start with.
 
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It says on your chart that you're fucked up. Ah, you talk like a fag, and your shit's all retarded.
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2. State lawmaker defends bike tax, says bicycling is not good for the environment. Mar 5, 2013, 10:00 LittleMe
 
The human body is extremely efficient so it's a no-brainer that cycling is cleaner than a comparatively primitive car.

If lawmakers stopped zoning suburban sprawl then we wouldn't need to commute so far. I say heavily tax the lawmakers for being filthy dirty on the environment.

 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 09:45 nin
 

Looks like you guys are about to get hit with snow again...

 
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