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Out of the Blue

Happy birthday WalterEgo, as today is my baby brother's birthday (I'll invoke the baby part just to make myself feel younger about the proposition). Today I found out I should actually be jealous of the date of his birthday, as I learned it is also the birthday of the James Bond movie franchise, since Dr. No was released fifty years ago today. So there's that: Happy birthday bro, please have a martini on my tab to celebrate, shaken, not stirred.

R.I.P.: Rest in Peace Seung-Hyun “Go)Space” Park.

Celebratory Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Unfreeze Me 2.
Links: 50 Years Of James Bond.
6 Hidden Glitches That Make Famous Video Games Way Better.
Stories: ‘The plane’ from ‘70s TV used to smuggle drugs?
Dennis Rodman asks Kim Jong Un to let Korean-American go. Thanks brother19.
Air Force sidelines 17 ICBM officers.
Science: A Remote-Controlled Robot the Size of a Fly. Thanks j.c.f.
Media: Honest Trailers - Star Trek (2009).
Leonard Nimoy Vs. Zachary Quinto - Old School Vs. New School.
Kiss Cam Breakup May 3, 2013. Thanks reddit.

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17. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 23:14 Genesys
 
Efflixi wrote on May 8, 2013, 09:33:
The robotic fly is amazingly cool but I couldn't help but notice it was tethered. I'm assuming the thin wire was for power. When will battery or "engine" technology catch up and be able to power this thing autonomously?

I don't remember where I first saw this short film, but I always think of it when I see "robots the size of a fly" stories: Les ailes de l'ombre

 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 17:23 Cutter
 
It's a good day for drinking and listening to the Grateful Dead.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 13:38 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on May 8, 2013, 13:21:
Air Force sidelines 17 ICBM officers.

So, these officers failed to launch weapons that could result in the extinction of humanity? And they viewed this as a bad thing?


We need a giant super computer to co-ordinate all that stuff. Some sort of 'whopper' of a computer! What could possiblie go wrong?


 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 13:21 jdreyer
 
Air Force sidelines 17 ICBM officers.

So, these officers failed to launch weapons that could result in the extinction of humanity? And they viewed this as a bad thing?

 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 13:11 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on May 8, 2013, 11:00:
Seeing as a lot of mofos around here like cooking chili and other bean related dishes here's some important info I came across....

Important Info for Cooking Dried Beans in a Crock Pot or Slow Cooker

Wow, I had no idea about that toxin. It's interesting, my mother taught me to cook beans: 1) wash 2) soak overnight 3) discard the water and add new 4) Bring to a boil for 5-10m 5) simmer for an hour on the stove. That would take care of the toxin, per the article. I just had no idea that methodology had an actual purpose.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 12:54 Cutter
 
We're in the north, Blue. Kidney beans are required in chili. And even if they weren't we'd have to add them for the health benefits alone. Except for the toxins as the article points out.

And coolio and a bag of chips, nin! Thanks! Look forward to that.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 12:28 Hoop
 
Old school vs New School = gold  
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Um .. Behind you...
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10. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 11:45 nin
 
sauron wrote on May 8, 2013, 11:41:
nin wrote on May 8, 2013, 11:03:
Cutter wrote on May 8, 2013, 11:00:
And the Beastie Boys are doing a fundraiser to help generate funds for Adam Yauch Park. Too bad the watches are sold out because they're definitely fresher than any Gucci watch!

Cutter, did you hear about this? Can't wait...

Sounds good - I'd be interested in that as well.

I got a copy of Paul's Boutique recently, it has so many samples, references and layers of sound it takes me like an hour just to listen to one song...

That's my favorite album of theirs, hands down. If you're interested in the story behind the making of the album, I found this book very entertaining. It doesn't cover every sample, but it does mention a few and has links to a few web sites that specifically cover the samples.

edit: One of the coolest discoveries I noticed in the last year was finding the guitar line from The Beatles "The End" used in the second half of The Sounds of Science.

 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 11:41 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 8, 2013, 11:03:
Cutter wrote on May 8, 2013, 11:00:
And the Beastie Boys are doing a fundraiser to help generate funds for Adam Yauch Park. Too bad the watches are sold out because they're definitely fresher than any Gucci watch!

Cutter, did you hear about this? Can't wait...

Sounds good - I'd be interested in that as well.

I got a copy of Paul's Boutique recently, it has so many samples, references and layers of sound it takes me like an hour just to listen to one song...


 
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8. Re: Leonard Nimoy Vs. Zachary Quinto - Old School Vs. New School. May 8, 2013, 11:37 Mr. Tact
 
If only all commercials were that entertaining...  
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7. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 11:12  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on May 8, 2013, 11:00:
chili and other bean related dishes

Heretic!
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 11:03 nin
 
Cutter wrote on May 8, 2013, 11:00:
And the Beastie Boys are doing a fundraiser to help generate funds for Adam Yauch Park. Too bad the watches are sold out because they're definitely fresher than any Gucci watch!

Cutter, did you hear about this? Can't wait...


 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 11:00 Cutter
 
Seeing as a lot of mofos around here like cooking chili and other bean related dishes here's some important info I came across....

Important Info for Cooking Dried Beans in a Crock Pot or Slow Cooker

And the Beastie Boys are doing a fundraiser to help generate funds for Adam Yauch Park. Too bad the watches are sold out because they're definitely fresher than any Gucci watch!
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 10:45 Creston
 
Happy bday, WalterEgo, and also happy bday Mr. Bond.

Heh, Walterego; reminds me of Walternate. I miss Fringe.

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3. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 09:46 InBlack
 
Efflixi wrote on May 8, 2013, 09:33:
The robotic fly is amazingly cool but I couldn't help but notice it was tethered. I'm assuming the thin wire was for power. When will battery or "engine" technology catch up and be able to power this thing autonomously?

The 'engine' is fine, its the 'fuel' that is the problem. Right now battery technology is way behind all the cool tech that could benefit from miniturization.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 09:33 Efflixi
 
The robotic fly is amazingly cool but I couldn't help but notice it was tethered. I'm assuming the thin wire was for power. When will battery or "engine" technology catch up and be able to power this thing autonomously?  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2013, 09:26 nin
 

Happy Birthday, WalterEgo! Do something fun!


 
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