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My Monday night routine is co-op gaming with a few mutant friends. Over the past couple of years we have taken down Diablo and Handsome Jack together, among other victories, but aside from a couple of Team Fortress 2 matches, nothing that really put our teamwork to the test. The last couple of weeks we have been playing PAYDAY 2, which is placing far more emphasis on our collaborative skills. This has also demonstrated these skills need some work, but we've been having a lot of fun, even if we are a little bumbling for now.

Bumbling Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Renegades.
My World.
Sniper Team.
Links: Queen's Tragic Rhapsody.
19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Thanks Boing Boing.
Stories: .Comic publisher blocks Superman logo on statue of murdered Toronto boy. Thanks Slashdot.
Elephant chained up for 50 years is rescued 'and WEEPS with relief'. Thanks HuffPo.
Dutch World Cup team rewarded with free spaceflight—if it wins.
Science: Researchers Predict Which Teens Will Binge Drink.
BBC Institutes Changes to Prevent "False Balance" in Science Reporting.
Why do our eyelids get heavy when we're sleepy.
Images: Let Your Love For Bill Murray Runneth Over With This Murricane-Themed Art Show.
Media: Guardians of the Galaxy Official Extended Trailer (2014).
This Guy Built the Craziest Rollercoaster Tycoon Park in the Tiniest Space.
Follow-up: The quiet search for dark matter deep underground.

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36. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2014, 22:09 Ant
 
Pigeon wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 10:12:
My Monday night routine is co-op gaming with a few mutant friends.

Wolverine and Night Crawler?
Or Mystique?
 
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35. Mutant friends? Jul 9, 2014, 22:05 Ant
 
It can't be me. Who are these mutants?  
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34. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2014, 02:02 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 22:28:
I wonder if those Brazilian players are safe. Violence against soccer players has been known to happen in Brazil. 7-1 is just humiliating in a world cup semi-final game.

It's not just humiliating, it is setting several new records This one went down into history.. and I have seen it it live (on tv ,p)... even as a German cheering at the first goal I was baffled and bewildered at the 2nd to 7th.. I can't even put it in words.. never seen such a game before, and I have seen a lot of games.

I mean, I didn't even get to cheer properly for the 2nd goal, because by the time I realized we might be winning we already had 3 more... what an insane game...

And I got to hand it to the US team, they had a good tactic against Germany, they only lacked some high skilled strikers and they would maybe, maybe have gotten to a penalty shoot-out.

Of all the teams in this WM, only Algeria managed to really fight us to the end so far. And personally I hope final is going to be Germany vs NL But that's just because it'd be another history duel.

Don't forget.. no game is ever the same. The final is not going to end 7 to 0 for Germany But at least we saw one of the craziest games in history of football WM.

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33. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2014, 00:40 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 22:17:
1badmf wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 18:21:
Lorcin wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 17:54:
7-1 against Brazil??? Guess the US wasn't as bad as people here made out.

yeah i tried to keep telling people what a machine germany were and what would happen if we got into a shootout with them, but people just kept insisting we were just the terrible team they all thought. we weren't nearly as good as them, but also not as bad as the possessions stats suggest. it was just down to tactics.

Is this score a validation of Klinsmann's stategy for the US vs. Germany match?

i feel so. our best chance of winning was to defend all day and try to steal a goal at the end which we almost did. to try to play with them would've resulted in a similar blowout.
 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 23:01 xXBatmanXx
 
nin wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 18:16:
Lorcin wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 17:54:
7-1 against Brazil??? Guess the US wasn't as bad as people here made out.

There's various gifs/clips of the folks of Brazil crying their eyes out...so much fun to watch!


Made my day. Seriously - anyone that wants to say any American sports fan is over the top on sport xyz needs their head checked. I don't know of ANYONE that has every cried to a loss...since...I dunno....4th grade?
 
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31. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 22:49 Krodge
 
In the next IHOP movie they should show Superman picking up that boys statue and throwing it through a 7-11. Then he chases the sculptor into a nearby Sears, slaps the Nokia Lumia cell phone from his hand as he tries to call 911, A camera shot of course showing how the Nokia Lumia easily withstands impacting the pavement, leaving not so much as a scratch on the screen. Superman then corners the artist, enraged he screams at him for infringing on DC's copyright.
Then he breaks his neck.
 
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30. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 22:28 jdreyer
 
I wonder if those Brazilian players are safe. Violence against soccer players has been known to happen in Brazil. 7-1 is just humiliating in a world cup semi-final game.  
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 22:17 jdreyer
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 18:21:
Lorcin wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 17:54:
7-1 against Brazil??? Guess the US wasn't as bad as people here made out.

yeah i tried to keep telling people what a machine germany were and what would happen if we got into a shootout with them, but people just kept insisting we were just the terrible team they all thought. we weren't nearly as good as them, but also not as bad as the possessions stats suggest. it was just down to tactics.

Is this score a validation of Klinsmann's stategy for the US vs. Germany match?
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 19:50 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 18:16:
Lorcin wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 17:54:
7-1 against Brazil??? Guess the US wasn't as bad as people here made out.

There's various gifs/clips of the folks of Brazil crying their eyes out...so much fun to watch!


Well I'm definitely not going to search them out. That would make me a horrible person.

Earlier in the tournament I was thinking that if Brazil went out then, combined with the protests, there could be some violence. I doubt that will happen now, their football fans will be more numb than angry. Neymar, Brazil's golden boy who missed tonight's debacle through injury, could probably run for presidency at this point - they'll be desperate for a hero.

I thought Germany would narrowly beat Brazil and I predict that Argentina will beat the Netherlands tomorrow. Germany and the Netherlands will win their final games against Argentina (the final) and Brazil (3rd place play-off) respectively.
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 19:05 SlimRam
 
Payday 2 was actually the only game I bought during the summer sales and I have to say i'm liking it quite a bit! I got on a few games where we had ALL just bought it and were like level 5. NEEDLESS to say we were blowing stealth missions, killing hostages on accident, killing pedestrians on accident, shooting each other on accident It was basically pandemonium and a HELL of alot of fun!  
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 18:24 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 17:51:
Cutter wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 17:18:
Holy shitballs! You see Germany? Arbeit Mach Frei! Oh wait....

Did you order your poster from Walmart? They were selling that one.

I actually considered putting that up at work once during a bad period but then figured it *might* get taken the wrong way.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 18:21 1badmf
 
Lorcin wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 17:54:
7-1 against Brazil??? Guess the US wasn't as bad as people here made out.

yeah i tried to keep telling people what a machine germany were and what would happen if we got into a shootout with them, but people just kept insisting we were just the terrible team they all thought. we weren't nearly as good as them, but also not as bad as the possessions stats suggest. it was just down to tactics.
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 18:16 nin
 
Lorcin wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 17:54:
7-1 against Brazil??? Guess the US wasn't as bad as people here made out.

There's various gifs/clips of the folks of Brazil crying their eyes out...so much fun to watch!

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 17:54 Lorcin
 
7-1 against Brazil??? Guess the US wasn't as bad as people here made out.  
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 17:51 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 17:18:
Holy shitballs! You see Germany? Arbeit Mach Frei! Oh wait....

Did you order your poster from Walmart? They were selling that one.
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 17:18 Cutter
 
Holy shitballs! You see Germany? Arbeit Mach Frei! Oh wait....
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 16:18 Quboid
 
The video of Koko the gorilla crying over the death of her kitten is probably the saddest video I've seen online. I always wonder how staged these things are but the documentary about Koko that's on Youtube is well worth 80 minutes.

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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 15:34 Dacron
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 15:02:
Elephant chained up for 50 years is rescued 'and WEEPS with relief'.

It should come as no surprise to readers here that modern science is determining that animals have consciousness just like humans do. In the same way that we wouldn't abuse a small child or mentally challenged person, nor should we be treating animals poorly. Change happens slowly, but it IS happening as the truths of the older generation (animals as property and automatons) are replaced by the truths of the younger generation (animals as feeling, conscious beings).

I couldn't even read it after a bit, I believe I have more compassion for animals than humans, seeing neighbours dog while injured ruins my entire day
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 15:18 nin
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 15:13:
Queen's Tragic Rhapsody.

Great article. It's long, and I only got part way through, so I'll have to finish it later. Queen is absolutely one of the greatest, unique, and influential bands ever, and it's interesting to see the forces at play on these men and how in informed their music. Very cool.

I picked this up awhile back, but haven't got around to watching it. Afraid the ending will be so sad...

 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 15:13 jdreyer
 
Queen's Tragic Rhapsody.

Great article. It's long, and I only got part way through, so I'll have to finish it later. Queen is absolutely one of the greatest, unique, and influential bands ever, and it's interesting to see the forces at play on these men and how in informed their music. Very cool.
 
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