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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2017, 23:41 1badmf
 
Retired wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 20:14:
Looking for input, do you guys like the league with dropping your worst week? I historically like the setting incase someone misses a week it doesnt blast your score. There arent really any other settings to change.

A reminder to set your BN handle to your picks profile (is a seperate setting from your profile).

There are some really good people here as far as % of wins. I am throwing around the idea of some possible prizes for BN members.

i like the current settings as well. if you're gonna do prizes, maybe we should all just chip in and do a prize pool. i do a lot of fantasy sports so i don't mind tossing some cash out the window XD
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2017, 00:42 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 16, 2017, 20:05:
Alternative medicine can DIAF. My friend was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Her former classmate is an alternative medicine "doctor.". She went to him for months even though we counseled her to go an actual medical doctor. She got worse and worse before finally switching. She's doing much better now after surgery and chemo. I wonder how many years she lost.

isn't that shit illegal? you can't claim to be a doctor if you're not and you can't give out medicine if you're not a doctor and if it's not FDA approved.
 
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News Comments > AMD Radeon RX Vegas Launch
30. Re: AMD Radeon RX Vegas Launch Aug 15, 2017, 00:13 1badmf
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 14, 2017, 22:09:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 14, 2017, 20:33:
JSP wrote on Aug 14, 2017, 15:33:
Get the 56 with Freesync monitor, that will be enough for most if they waited for AMD until now. From what I read Vega 56 has 30 to 50 W more power consumption and exceeds 1070 in most tests. Hopefully the AIB Vega 56s will be ready by the 28th

I'm going to go with a dead-heat 56 vs 1070.

Can it get any closer with this 25 game avg?
https://www.techspot.com/review/1468-amd-radeon-rx-vega-56/page8.html

A card I can buy right now (1070) vs a card I can't buy anywhere (VEGA 56) is not exactly a relevant comparison. And 40W extra power usage is a bit... well, meh.

No German tech shop has this card for sale, it's probably being bought up straight outside the factory by miners....

And that is not inherently bad, what it is however, is the typical shit-show of an AMD product launch. Today reviews are everywhere but the cards are nowhere to be found

yup. if you're going to get the 56 (i htink i will) you better have your finger on the trigger the moment they becom available on the 28th. as far as i can tell all vega 64s are already sold out.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2017, 04:59 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 14, 2017, 04:46:
Nucas wrote on Aug 14, 2017, 03:05:
i've been treated skeptically by cashiers for using 2s before but i've never had it go past getting the manager called. a lack of life experience is depressing but predictable when trudging through flyover country. one time in vermont i was using 2s and using my passport as ID and was refused service because it was all "too fishy" and the cashier "heard how easy it is to get fake passports in new york". this woman was in her 30s.

Depending on what you're paying for, it's actually illegal for them to refuse to take your cash:

Section 31 U.S.C. 5103, entitled "Legal tender," states: "United States coins and currency [including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks] are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues."

not entirely correct. this only applies to debts incurred separate from payment; otherwise they could just refuse to sell you anything. hence, no debt, public or private. but yes, if you incur a debt, they cannot refuse to take cash as payment. i.e., they cant insist on a credit card instead of cash.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2017, 19:14 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 6, 2017, 18:53:
fishingtime wrote on Aug 6, 2017, 12:00:
pot dealers need to be put in prison for life. the drugs taking over this society have done enough harm for more than a lifetime

Deaths from alcohol OD: 100,000s
Deaths from prescription drug OD: 10,000s
Deaths from pot OD: 0
Deaths from alcohol related accidents: 100,000s
Deaths from prescription drug related accidents: 1000s
Deaths from pot related accidents: 0

I'd say pot dealers are way way down the totem pole of things that need addressing, even within the realm of drugs.

troll or trump supporter. don't bother.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 5, 2017, 18:17 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 5, 2017, 18:00:
Just a few points about the second amendment.

1) There's no way a bunch of guys with rifles and pickup trucks can stand up to the might of the US military and win. Force multiplication via modern technology is orders of magnitude greater than when it was written. Just look at how that worked out for ISIS, for example.

2) The raison d'etre of the second amendment was to maintain militias in southern states for the purpose of quelling slave rebellions. It was not intended to provide spontaneous "Wolverine!" style partisans in the event of a federal government takeover.

i have good reason to doubt that most 2nd amendment nuts have even read it. a friend who was a trained lawyer from a prestigious law school was silenced (for a moment) when i paraphrased the text for him that the law was tied to the support and maintenance of a militia, not unrestricted gun ownership like most of them believe.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 5, 2017, 00:51 1badmf
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 4, 2017, 17:48:
Definitely a sick girl, hope she gets some help. On that note, I completely agree with Cutter, it just a speech issue, she violated no known law.

This case was a waste of time for the prosecutor because it will be over turned. You need to break a law to be prosecuted. Nothing worse than a prosecutor out to make a name for themselves making up laws as they go.

absolutely wrong. free speech is not unlimited. inciting harm is absolutely against the law.
 
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News Comments > AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed
15. Re: AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed Jul 31, 2017, 16:55 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 14:49:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 11:51:
Wonder how these will perform..

I just picked up a rift, and I'm loving it. I want to run my elite dangerous on ultra everything with lots of super sampling but my 980Ti and 4 year old i7 aren't up to par.

Looking at building a liquid cooled system for the first time ever and go high end and debating if I should wait for intels next chipset.

Does the CPU make that much difference? Looking at recent benchmarks, it looks like you only lose 15% or so running a 2500K vs a current Intel proc. Not much bang for the buck give that the 2500K was five generations ago.

i hope you're right. i am also still running a 2500k from the dark past. i was planning on a ryzen upgrade this black friday, but if i can still get away with just a video card upgrade i'll stick to that.
 
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News Comments > AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed
14. Re: AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed Jul 31, 2017, 16:54 1badmf
 
Creston wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 13:57:
A new attack on the enthusiast gaming crypto-currency mining segment expected next month.

You will never be able to buy one of these at MSRP. Fuck crypto miners.


out of curiosity, why are amd cards so popular with the cryptos if nvidia are generally faster?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2017, 00:04 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 21, 2017, 21:35:
In 1.5 years, the house has had NO OFFERS but ours. Just seems odd.

I dunno Bats. This should be setting off police sirens or something.

Had a friend who bought a house where the buyer suppressed a report about an unstable stonewall holding up a hillside that they failed to disclose. They had to spend $1000s suing to get the original owner to pay for it. Even with your thoroughness, this just smells bad.

seconded (or thirded or whatever). dude is hiding shit. you may not discover the tell-tale heart until after you've closed and then you'd be well and truly fuct. and after everything you've been required to do, is it really such a great buy anymore?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 20, 2017, 01:12 1badmf
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 19, 2017, 13:44:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 19, 2017, 13:05:
I kind of doubt the T-Rex would have been a successful predator if it couldn't move above a slow walk. DO they think it perched in trees and jumped down on unsuspecting prey? Or hid in the bushes until something just walked into its jaws?

If the T-Rex couldn't run, I doubt the brachiosaurs and the other giant grazers could either, in the past it was just assumed that they did like they assumed the T-Rex did.

It is also possible that the T-Rex wasn't a predator after all, but a scavenger, eating already dead animals killed by other, more nimble carnivores. Its quite easy to imagine a T-Rex stumbling upon a corpse being eaten by raptor-like dinosaurs, scaring the latters away to claim the corpse as his own, or simply sharing it, profiting from the smaller dinosaurs successfull hunt.

unlikely he was just, or even primarily, a scavenger. carnivorous size highly correlates with predation. think of all the big meat eaters on earth today - they're the biggest and the meanest for a reason - they get first dibs. a scavenger wouldn't need the size and probably wouldn't get enough food to support it.

trex needed that bulk to kill bulky things; no other reason.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2017, 16:10 1badmf
 
you could always get an early loan from your friendly neighborhood mobster.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2017, 19:10 1badmf
 
Blue wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 12:02:
Cutter wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 11:47:
Maybe the skunk was just practicing holding his breath.

And goddam who the hell installed those root cellar doors? What a mess! Still, a root cellar is great. I'd love to have one. I actually have a book on root cellaring. It's amazing what you can store and for how long all without refrigeration if it's done properly.

That's not a root cellar, those are just Bilco doors for the basement. The rust and deterioration there is indicative of some aspects of this house. It was a beautiful luxurious home, but in serious disrepair. That pool, for instance, needs a new liner, as well as a new cover (and I'm guessing more). And then there's the mess. The entire basement was completely filled with junk, and the three car garage was absolutely stuffed to the brim with not only junk but garbage as well.

This presents a wonderful opportunity for someone who is willing to fix and clean it all up, but I'm not sure that's going to be us.

i hope it will be you. if the original house is that nice, cleaning it up would substantially increase its value. the initial Gs investment to do so i think would be worth it to live in a property you feel like you have no business affording.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2017, 01:32 1badmf
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 5, 2017, 17:52:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 5, 2017, 16:36:
On the positive side, I read a judge overturned part of FL's Stand Your Ground law. So there's that.
on a less positive note, "Trump supporters thought NPR tweeted ‘propaganda’ when it was actually the Declaration of Independence."

kinda ironic how he took a document intended to foment revolution 200 years ago as a personal attack against that idiot in the white house.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 1, 2017, 18:06 1badmf
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 1, 2017, 14:42:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jul 1, 2017, 13:43:
Maybe if they actually had sales on things that I want, I would participate. Judging from the previous sales, this will be a tedious waste of time.

Yeah, clearly people will buy damn near anything that's on sale tho, according to their statistics. I used to work in one of their warehouses for about 9 months, and people do indeed buy a LOT of junk. And dildos.

So many dildos.

as someone who works in the shipping side (UPS) can confirm so many dildos. old lady i once worked with had no idea what it was when one broke open. no one had the heart to tell her.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2017, 18:04 1badmf
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 1, 2017, 13:36:
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 1, 2017, 13:30:
So someone bought a used midget (sorry, little person ) costume for 2.75 million dollars. Who is this person? I'd like to meet them. Maybe sell some quality bridge real estate to em...
It's a smart investment that will easily fetch $4 million in a few years.

i can't believe it went for 5 times more than a film used lightsaber. i'd way rather have that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2017, 02:20 1badmf
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 30, 2017, 01:04:
Well the drama is over, he got his phone back, and he moved out and hopefully for good.

if you still need help with that just say so in ootb, i got some ideas.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2017, 16:07 1badmf
 
mitch mcconnell is a soulless demon of a politician who doesn't give two shits about doing the right thing. there is no circle of hell torturous enough for a dude who will defund the healthcare of millions of poor so that a couple billionaires can have some pocket change for an extra boat.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 24, 2017, 01:27 1badmf
 
the entertainment industry will kill this so hard they'll make a michael bay movie out of it just to troll us.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2017, 16:26 1badmf
 
RoboNerd wrote on Jun 22, 2017, 14:28:
Cutter wrote on Jun 22, 2017, 11:11:
Holy shitballs that's an insane shot. 10 seconds to reach the target? Guy must have been sitting down or something. I love how they mention the US would have just dropped a bomb and killed all the civies in the area as well, lol, so true.


Before reading this my thought (jokingly) was he must have taken the curvature of the Earth into account. Then I read at that distance they do! Sneaky

not just the curvature of the earth, but the rotation of the earth as well! the planet rotates enough in the time and distance the bullet is fired to alter the shot by a few feet at those distances.
 
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