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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2016, 12:53 Enahs
 
Do not use the electric hedge trimmer to much Blue!

If you look around carefully at most other hedges now, they are very unhealthy and crappy, and require replacing ever so often. The problem with electric hedge trimmers is that they just cut everything off at the same place. All this does it promote growth at the cuts, and after a couple of seasons you have one of those hedges that the outside is full of small new growth but completely blocking the light from getting into the interior, and so the plant starts suffering and dies. But before that you wind up for a few years having one of those nothing but stick hedges and little bits of green on the top.

It is a cheap and quick method people use, "pro" landscapers love it, because it gives quick results fast. And then in a few years you pay them even more to put in new one. Real pros avoid them, or use them sparingly.

You want to cut entire sections off, down to the ground line, and smaller sections, to get the shape you want. And you want to open up the hedge to allow light to get to the inside and bulk of the plant.

 
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30. Re: Way to go California. Mar 29, 2016, 13:37 Enahs
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 13:13:

That $850MM is the equivalent of 27,500 minimum wage jobs at $15/hr. If you split it that way, you'd probably have $700MM in the economy. Businesses would thrive.

Not quite. It is about half that. The average overhead for an employee is ~ 100%. I.E, if I pay you $10,000 a year, with all other expenses considered, you cost me 20K a year.

I would say we would be better off figuring out how to better manage and reduce overhead. I sure would love to get pain 50% more without actually costing my employer anything.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2016, 11:28 Enahs
 
Yo! I am here for shameless self promotion and such.

My GF is trying to do a GoFundMe thing to raise money for Vet bills for a horse. Freakin' expensive. But she is also to embarrassed to advertise it to her friends, for them to advertise it, etc. So I figured I would h arras you guys!

More info here:
https://www.gofundme.com/charlotteisgreat

And despite not posting regularly for years (work blocks gaming websites now! ugh!), I still have more posts than most people!! Except NIN of course..... And yes, I still visit everyday which is why I have no shame in self advertisement here! Share it with everyone you know, or if you happen to be in a good place in your life and can help out because you love horses or are just really nice, go for it.


 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky in June
23. Re: No Man's Sky in June Oct 27, 2015, 18:36 Enahs
 
With regard to content, or lack of.

They have demonstrated basic weapons and destruction over a year ago.

So really, having that rudimentary mechanic with the vast exploration; it is like a newage Pokemon. You collect as much as you can.

You can also shoot things and goof around.

It is like combining the collecting side of Pokemon, the open world playfulness of Garys Mod, space flight and weapons mechanics of Elite, and throw in some of the free formness of Minecraft.

I mean, those are all very successful 'games'. I personally do not get the appeal of say Minecraft myself, but millions of people love it.

So yes, there is a lot of content, and also a lot of none content.
Maybe people will find it fun and put hours and hours into it, maybe not.

Really though, they can guarantee it a success if they could add a mod support type thing, where people can create their own worlds and script mall events, so people can build short stories and 'levels' ala Mincecraft. The kids these days seem to love that.


 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 26, 2015, 19:16 Enahs
 
‘Steve Jobs’ Bombs at Box Office- What Went Wrong. We all know how it turns out?

Or, ya know. There was one just two years ago...!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: No Windows 10 for me Oct 13, 2015, 18:19 Enahs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 17:56:
When I make a blanket statement about Windows 10 being beta or if W10 has any advantages over W7 I should probably preface it with the following; I build, fix and troubleshoot pc's for a living.

In my book there are many reasons not to downgrade my pc's to Windows 10:
Here are just a few; Edge Browser, Windows as a service ie. beta ( new builds continually coming down the pipeline ) , advertisments are coming to your start menu, you rent solitaire, unknown privacy issues and I have lost count on the number of W8/W10 systems I have fixed because the fastboot hybrid hibernation file corrupted....
There are many more reasons not to upgrade, if you want to expend a little effort and search for them.
Here's a link to get started http://www.infoworld.com/author/Woody-Leonhard/

For the majority of people including my customers, W7 is fine.
The subsystems and kernals of W7 are plain just good enough for me.

I got to chime in here and be honest, your reasons for not liking it are pretty silly in my opinion.

Don't like Edge? Do not use it. You still have FireFox and Chrome. You are not really using IE previous versions of Windows, are you?
You rent solitaire? Do not 'buy' the new solitaire then! The old solitaire can still be transferred over and run just fine, if you really want it....
Continuously making upgrades and improvements....is a complaint? Yeah, if things start coming that screws stuff up, complain. Please! But, complaining that instead of waiting 2 years to fix something, they are fixing things asap. Wha?
As people have previously said, the privacy issues are over blown. Yes, maybe originally they were hard to turn off, but that has been improved. But if you want all the crazy personalized assistance stuff everybody is craving, well, the system has to learn things about you. You can just turn it all off and not get the benefits.

It has not been perfect, it has had plenty of problems. But, there is not a single operating system on any computer that has not had problems. This was quite smooth, given Microsofts history.

Typed up on a non Windows 10 system, because I am not blindly following Microsoft or rebelling against Microsoft either.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2015, 12:00 Enahs
 
I got a CyberStat. It is like a poormans nest, but I like it better. You can setup a program like any modern thermostat, but login via phone app or website and change program or go to manual mode.

This is very convenient for me, because when I leave work fluctuates via a few hours, so I can quickly login and tell it when to get ready for me to be home!
 
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News Comments > Original Elite for Free
9. Re: Original Elite for Free Nov 24, 2014, 13:33 Enahs
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 12:10:
A 30 year old game finally free, gee thanks. Real bigshots!

Rolleyes

It has been free on Ian Bells website for a long time.....
 
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News Comments > Original Elite for Free
3. Re: Original Elite for Free Nov 24, 2014, 11:45 Enahs
 
Slashman wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 10:52:
Why the original and not some of their more recent sequels?

It's wire frame graphics for crying out loud. They could have done better than this.

I suspect it is because Gamtek or Kanomi, or whoever bought them, still own the distribution rights.

If you do want to play Frontier: Elite 2, I recommend GLFrontier. It does not make it look amazing by any means, but it does look better. And there is no hassle getting it to run on a modern system. Just run it.

http://tom.noflag.org.uk/glfrontier.html
 
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General Discussion > NFL Week Seven
4. Re: NFL Week Seven Oct 16, 2014, 21:54 Enahs
 
Wow, I am winning. I do not watch or follow football either. LOL  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2014, 11:55 Enahs
 
Wouldn't it be opossum? Since it is not in the eastern hemisphere.  
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PC Gaming > Post your FPS config - old school
6. Re: Post your FPS config - old school Sep 17, 2014, 11:03 Enahs
 
Hmm, I figured out how to address Blues issue about control/pinky, by not, while still keeping the same general standard layout. Though, with modifications.

E - Forward
D - Back
S - Left
F - Right

This makes Q, A, Z, Shift, Caps, all incredibly easy to access with my pinky.


A - Crouch
Z - Prone (or if not prone option, something else)
G - Grenade, how perfect is that now?
Q - Lean Left
W - Lean Right, I know, weird, but it works.
R - Reload, again, how perfect.
Space - Usually Action / Interact

LMB - Fire
RMB - Jump
MB3/4/ - Alt Fire/Zoom depending on game, which is which.

Lots of other for different games, but that is the base set. My moving to ESDF instead of WASD, it really opens up the space of the keyboard. You have more buttons to hit with your pinky, and quicker and closer to the rest of the keys for special things.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 15:39 Enahs
 
Bodolza wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 14:09:
PHJF wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 11:34:
I use a simple salsa recipe (roma tomato, green onion, garlic, salt, lime juice, cilantro, hot sauce) that costs significantly more than simply buying a jar of Pace.

Some stuff, like ice cream or cheese, is cheaper to buy than make, but produce is cheap. These are the prices from my local store:

Pace:
$3.00 24 oz
$.125 per oz

Homemade salsa:
0.68 2 lb tomatoes
1.09 1 bundle green onions
0.10 1/2 head garlic
0.30 1/2 bundle cilantro
0.20 1 lime
0.20 2 jalapeno peppers

That's around $2.50 for about 40 oz of salsa, or $0.0625 an oz -- about half the price of Pace. You could use all organic ingredients and still come in a bit cheaper.

Do you live on a farm? Cause that is some cheap ass produce.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2014, 11:47 Enahs
 
With all these video you are posting Blue about the ALS challenge, why are you not making a video and then challenging some of the gaming greats?! It would be cool to see of John Carmack would do something super nerdy and have a rocket make the bucket dump, or something, etc.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2014, 14:27 Enahs
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 11:48:
Just drive fence posts into both sides of the tree with fence post anchors, and problem solved.

Fence post anchors are usually pretty hard to use close to trees. They expand underground!
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2014, 11:00 Enahs
 
Rope. Just hold the fence posts on the two sides of the tree, to the tree with a good rope. It will also flex a little as the tree moves. Just probably have to periodically replace it every few years, depending on if the squirrels like it or not.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
24. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 18, 2014, 09:39 Enahs
 
Verno wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 08:59:
Lots of people trying to downplay this, 6000 Microsoft workers and 12000 Nokia employees being sacked is a big deal. Meanwhile the Nokia guy gets a 25mil bonus and Microsoft continues to post strong financials. Yep nothing wrong with this!


That 25 millions dollars he got as a bonus, could be used to pay each of those employees $833. It is irrelevant to the discussion. They are in fact getting larger severance pays, and extensions on insurance beyond employment for a reasonable amount of time. Microsoft is not just dumping them.

Again, as a few have said, they are dumping 18,000 after acquiring 30,000 people overnight.

Yes, it sucks for those people. Big time. But you can not let your emotion decide what to do, or the rest of the 100K + employees will suffer. Saying it is because Windows 8 or XBoxOne is doing bad, is just ignorant. They are not doing great, but they are not actually doing horrible either.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jun 15, 2014, 08:46 Enahs
 
The compromise solution seems obvious to me. Your purchase receipt generates a code for you to access WiFi. And the amount you spend determines the code time-frame you fall in, and only allows internet for X amount of time.

Just make them pay for WiFi.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 28, 2014, 23:08 Enahs
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 21:08:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 20:49:
MS if you can complete... then we'll take them to court.

Well, this sounds like a reaction, but they did it months ago.

The two patents described here sound dumb.

Yes, they did this before the Oculus buy-out!

But, the two patents described sound dumb? The one patent is pretty much the exact description of Google Glasses. I mean, Microsoft already makes ~$15 per Android phone sold, and now looks like they will be getting a chunk of any GG sold.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 4, 2013, 19:34 Enahs
 
Creston wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 12:25:
50 million hours. Pointless statistics for the win.

This means they're not happy about their sales, because otherwise they'd just be raving about how many units they sold. You only get empty, horseshit statistics like "hours played" when the "units sold" statistic is laughably low.

Not really a meaningless statistic. It gives us a good way to estimate lowest possible numbers, as well as realistic numbers.

The 50 million hour mark was published after 11 days, or 264 hours.
If we say that during that time, every XboxOne was killing zombies or racing cars (the maximum possible time), then they sold 190K units. Minimum.

If we put the number at 4 hours of gaming each day on average, by every console player everyday of those two games, that puts it at over 1.1 million units.


If we take this random site :random site
which puts average xbox game playing at 42 hours a month, divide that down to the time period, and then multiply by 10 because it is a new factor (i.e, people who bought it are playing it currently 10x more then they were on average playing the old one), that puts sales at 3.5 million units.

In that 11 day periods, more then 190K units have to be being used, that is bare minimum. That number is an underestimate, as that assumed all consoles were sold on the first day, and all had equal time. Since they were not all sold on the first day, more units had to be being played then that. Using a simple geometric sales distribution, it puts the minimum possible closer to 500K.


Using the geometric sales distribution, and then 10x average play time, then throwing in an extra 24 hours of gaming for everybody because of thanksgiving weekend, I get ~2.5 Million units.

Let it be known, that after 11-12 days I predict they sold (in retail, not to suppliers) at least 2.5 million.

Anybody wanna bet a steam game purchase?!


 
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