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Out of the Blue

Today is the eleventh anniversary of the release of the DOOM shareware, for me as well as many others, a life-altering experience. To this day, skulking through the darkened computer maze near the beginning of the game is still one of my most memorable gaming experiences ever.

Stories of the Day: Food Running Low Aboard Space Station. It's only condiments in my space station too.
Santas accused of street brawl.
Kitten Survives 275-Mile Ride Next to Car Engine.
Science!: Tool use confirmed in monkeys.
Is It Time to Scrap SETI? Small moves, Ellie.
Scientists embed computation in a DNA crystal.
Images of the Day: Think Blue!
Dr. Fun.
Media of the Day: Apple - Trailers - Ong Bak. Thanks Bernard.
Auction of the Day: SALAD LETTUCE IN SHAPE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE! AMAZING!. Thanks Joe.
Follow-ups: Who's a silly boy then?
Thanks Mike Martinez and Ant.

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66. Re: Topic Change Dec 10, 2004, 21:16 Zathrus
 
What many people don't realize when buying a home near a detention basin is that it is usually considered part of one of the lots. This means that the owner of the property is responsible for the appearance AND functionality of the basin. In 15 years when it is full of silt and needs to be dredged guess who gets to pay for it?

I briefly looked at a new home that had a drainage pipe in it. There were a number of reasons I chose not to go with it (neighborhood, insanely steep slope of land, the minor nit that the builder violated the spec of several main trusses made from engineered lumber, the center area in the basement that had exposed ground and the builder refused to pour cement over it... little things like that), but that wasn't really one of them. There were easements on the property to grant the county access to the drainage, and I don't know that the owner would've been responsible for dredging, but they certainly would be for upkeep of the land around it. And if it did backup, who knows how long it would take the county to come out and fix it.

 
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  3. Dec 10, 09:19   Re: DOOM - Episode 1 Zathrus
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  5. Dec 10, 09:32    Topic Change LugNut
  6. Dec 10, 09:33     Re: Topic Change Zathrus
  9. Dec 10, 10:05      Re: Topic Change FatalTourist
  10. Dec 10, 10:06       Re: Topic Change xXBatmanXx
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  33. Dec 10, 12:35         Re: Topic Change Bronco
  15. Dec 10, 10:24        Re: Topic Change nin
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  69. Dec 11, 04:27               Re: Topic Change Tango
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  28. Dec 10, 11:40              Re: Topic Change Warhawk
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  51. Dec 10, 15:49                   Off topic: Games in hospitals Warhawk
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  40. Dec 10, 14:18             Re: Ong Bak toh.
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  23. Dec 10, 11:02          Re: Topic Change Halsy
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  52. Dec 10, 16:00           Re: Topic Change deeny
  53. Dec 10, 16:14            Re: Topic Change Zathrus
  65. Dec 10, 21:03             Re: Topic Change JM
  55. Dec 10, 16:33            Re: Topic Change Warhawk
  60. Dec 10, 18:59            Re: Topic Change FourPak
  19. Dec 10, 10:32        Re: Topic Change Overflow
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  59. Dec 10, 18:49          Re: Topic Change Zathrus
  61. Dec 10, 20:00           Re: Topic Change Bronco
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  31. Dec 10, 12:11        Re: Who's a silly boy then? JediLuke
  16. Dec 10, 10:24       Re: Topic Change Warhawk
  17. Dec 10, 10:30        Re: Topic Change nin
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  32. Dec 10, 12:27       Re: Topic Change Bronco
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  11. Dec 10, 10:09 Flashblock updated Zathrus
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  42. Dec 10, 14:23   Re: RE: Doom nin
  44. Dec 10, 14:37 I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!! xXBatmanXx
  68. Dec 11, 04:24  Re: I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!! Tango
  45. Dec 10, 14:46 OOTB - Spoliers! All4naught
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