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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 14, 2016, 11:53 Pigeon
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 14, 2016, 11:28:
I read it and it lines up with what I have suspected all along that we, the US, is on the losing side of the "cyberwar".

Our politicians are too clueless to understand the breadth of the problem, and too willing to use the results for political leverage. Honestly they didn't even need the details, just putting forth a vague implication that wrong doing had occurred based on out of context statements. What was actually the worst thing in those emails? Probably Donna Brazile leaking a debate question to Hillary's aide and that was the least focused on aspect.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 13, 2016, 20:52 Pigeon
 
Scheherazade wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 19:53:
Pigeon wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 11:07:
Which one of those squares in Al Gore's house ? Also I take it operating in the glacial tundra that is Wisconsin in the winter is the only way the battery in a hover board won't overheat and explode.

AFAIK Al Gore's involvement was in legislation that gave the public access to the internet (instead of the internet being a defense-and-related only closed program).

-scheherazade

Right, but I still find his comment funny taken out of context, and even in context it's a little grandiose, or at the very least oddly worded.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 13, 2016, 19:56 Pigeon
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 15:48:
Pigeon wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 13:41:
The last time I tried to do anything with windows store it wanted me to convert my local account into a MS account (i.e. when you login to your computer you're also logging in to Microsoft), and then after a mandatory install of one-drive it started randomly backing shit up to TEH CLOUD. I have a free copy of the new Gears of War game out there that I will never play because I don't want to go through all that shit again.

You know, no offense, but it sounds like when a child comes up to something and is like, 'oh! what does this button do?!'. You're a gamer, at least I assume that because you're here, and being a gamer means, by default, you need to do a few things. One, is actually know what you're getting into and how to get out of it if it doesn't work right. Two, is to RTFM. Seriously, you won't play the new GoW because you can't be bothered to read how to setup you MS login correctly and then make sure that that piece of shit One-Drive (sounds like a millennial band...like Nickel-Back, ugh!) doesn't start uploading your priced possession of Natalie Portman porn (it's ok, man, we all have some, you're among friends here! ) to the Net-version of a thundercloud. (Which, btw, is about as good at holding data securely as the real version!)

C'mon, man-up, grab that manual and install that game! Don't let it beat you down! Tell MS they can suck it and play all night while they get stuck having to use Bing to look at fake nudes of Natalie Portman...


=-Rigs-=

A quick google search and I see some suggestions I didn't find the last time I was trying to figure this out, and then firing up the xbox app I immediately see the option to skip the local to MS login that I some how managed to miss all the other times. Coincidentally I'll be having some roasted crow on a bed of arugula drizzled with a raspberry vinaigrette for dinner tonight.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 13, 2016, 13:41 Pigeon
 
The last time I tried to do anything with windows store it wanted me to convert my local account into a MS account (i.e. when you login to your computer you're also logging in to Microsoft), and then after a mandatory install of one-drive it started randomly backing shit up to TEH CLOUD. I have a free copy of the new Gears of War game out there that I will never play because I don't want to go through all that shit again.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 13, 2016, 13:27 Pigeon
 
sauron wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 12:32:
Chilis (jarred or fresh, sliced and seeded)
1 Alarm: No peppers
3 Alarm: 5 oz hot jalapeno peppers
5 Alarm: Hot: Three habanero peppers and a few jalapenos or some chipoltle
Weapons grade: Seven habanero peppers

I had a successful growing season here on the windowsills of Barad-Dur. My habanero plant had a field day and produced 15 or so nice ripe chilis, and my scotch bonnet plant is also producing a crop right now.

Any suggestions of the best way to use these little bombs is welcome. Chili would be good but I'm vegetarian (no, really!). I do eat fish and seafood (so pescatarian, I guess).

Anyone have a killer (not literally) hot sauce recipe?

Thanks!

But you still eat hobbits right? After all they're basically the same thing as shrimp.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 13, 2016, 11:07 Pigeon
 
Which one of those squares in Al Gore's house ? Also I take it operating in the glacial tundra that is Wisconsin in the winter is the only way the battery in a hover board won't overheat and explode.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: The 10 best Star Wars games in the galaxy, ever Dec 13, 2016, 08:45 Pigeon
 
rist3903 wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 05:23:
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 04:16:
Yeah when you don't list ANY of the Dark Forces games your list is shit.
This.


Well they had to make room for Battlefront Blank ... I take exception to pod-racer too. I understand it's a fun game, but it's just a Star Wars shell slapped on top of a polished racer. It adds nothing to the universe, nor is there any sort of immersion. And even as a Starwars shell it's one very specific part of the worst Star Wars movie made so far.

The Dark Forces/Jedi Knight series should have been top 3.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
5. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 10, 2016, 18:09 Pigeon
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 16:07:
ZeroPike1 wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 14:56:
Millions of Illegals voted with no actual proof. He says yes and thinks it 100%?

Intelligence agencies have report's saying Russia was up to something at the very least.. Ohh wait a min that is just a lie?

I presume he doesn't think there were actually millions of illegal votes but to simultaneously claim there were huge voting irregularities and to say that recounts or Russian hacks don't matter is grossly irresponsible. This damage isn't going to just go away when he does.

Who knows what he actually think, I suspect even Trump doesn't know wtf Trump actually thinks. But he did tweet something along the lines that he won the popular vote if you subtract the millions of illegal votes Hillary received. That's a serious allegation, and if true means there's a huge problem with the election process that needs to be investigated and fixed. But he doesn't want to (he just blames the media for not reporting on it) and when others call for a recount in an attempt to get actual evidence there were voting discrepancies he calls it a scam. He just says whatever the fuck and people eat that shit up like its a big fucking bowl of Lucky Charms.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 9, 2016, 11:16 Pigeon
 
AT&T never met a dollar it didn't like.  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Dec 8, 2016, 08:54 Pigeon
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 20:50:
Furi, that game looks intense and visually stunning, but it also looks like it has the potential to make me smash my keyboard because of the memorization/movement execution required for each fight.

To the deep sale wishlist it goes!

I got it as one of the free PS+ games, and your assumptions are pretty much right on. As much as I wanted to finish the game, it just wasn't happening. I think the biggest problem was the difference between what my brain told my hands to do, and what actually happened .
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 6, 2016, 13:02 Pigeon
 
A great sentiment until you consider who gets to decide what's fake and what isn't. What really floors me is how obvious a problem such a plan would be, that the words even left her mouth to begin with.

Yes fake news sucks, but rather than create an ethical quagmire to stop it by violating the first amendment, maybe they should exercise some self control and not take advantage of it for their own political purposes. Or better yet embody the kinds of things that run counter to fake news, like not making baseless accusations, not dismissing scientific evidence on the grounds it isn't convenient to your argument, or being able to admit you're wrong when you're wrong. Maybe, just maybe voters will start to mirror that behavior and elections and government won't be such a shit show of who can be the most ignorant.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2016, 21:00 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 4, 2016, 20:32:
Pigeon wrote on Dec 4, 2016, 18:07:
My handwriting is shit, I curse anything that requires me write more than my name. Cards are the worst, along with trying to come up with some heartfelt meaningful message for someone I usually don't know very well, I get the added joy of seeing my pathetic attempt at that done in the handwriting of learning disabled 2nd grader. If hell existed I'm pretty sure my punishment would be to write birthday, congratulatory, or thank you cards for all eternity. Oddly my cursive is much better than my print, but not something I can do in a time efficient manner. I suppose some good came from being forced to practice my cursive letters hours on end as a kid.
For me it is all time based. If I take my time, and write "slowly" I can write in cursive fairly clearly and neatly. But if I am taking notes during a class or something like that, then it really degrades. However, I'd have to say the same for my block lettering. If I take my time, it is something anyone could read. But if I am rushed for whatever reason, it gets pretty sloppy. *shrug*

For reasons I can not articulate, I have for years and years practiced my signature somewhat excessively. I take some small pride in a signature that looks good even if it might not be readable. Definitely one of my personal quirks.

If I'm trying I can print legibly pretty easily, but it still looks awful. Kinda like how you can tell a stick figure is a person, but nobody is going to mistake it for a Rembrandt. Now if I'm quickly taking notes on something good luck on anyone but me deciphering that; even then I sometimes stump myself. It worked out in college when slackers would ask to borrow my notes
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2016, 18:07 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 4, 2016, 17:14:
Cutter wrote on Dec 4, 2016, 12:44:
My penmanship has always sucked and I've generally always written in that combination of print/cursive anyway. I don't see a need for it, beyond being able to sign your name. That one is actually important.
In 1989 I knew someone who signed legal documents using block letters. This was when I was in the USAF, a female coworker and I were doing some kind of required paperwork together and I noticed she had used block lettering where her signature was required. I pointed out to her that she was supposed to put her signature in that location, to which she responded, "That is my signature." I was pretty surprised at the time. So the idea it's dying out is not a shock to me.

My handwriting is shit, I curse anything that requires me write more than my name. Cards are the worst, along with trying to come up with some heartfelt meaningful message for someone I usually don't know very well, I get the added joy of seeing my pathetic attempt at that done in the handwriting of learning disabled 2nd grader. If hell existed I'm pretty sure my punishment would be to write birthday, congratulatory, or thank you cards for all eternity. Oddly my cursive is much better than my print, but not something I can do in a time efficient manner. I suppose some good came from being forced to practice my cursive letters hours on end as a kid.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 4, 2016, 12:36 Pigeon
 
I got Gear of War 4 free with my video card. I've not even installed it yet cause I think it'll require me to use the xbox app/windows store thingy. Also I've been unable to tear myself away from Overwatch to even look into it.

EDIT: Well tried to install it, but best I can tell it forces you to login to your Microsoft account every time you start your computer i.e. it replaces your local password with that of your MS password/login. Say what you want about Steam, Origin etc. but at least you can close the damn things when you're not using them. Not MS, gotta integrate that shit into the OS. If you can use it like the other store fronts please correct me if I'm wrong.

This comment was edited on Dec 4, 2016, 17:27.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 4, 2016, 12:29 Pigeon
 
Moonraker in 4k guys!!!

It's anecdotal, but Hulu can struggle to properly stream for me at times. Either being unable maintain HQ streaming or experiencing play stoppage; whereas netflix almost always runs flawlessly. Since my ISP owns a large stake in Hulu I seriously doubt any sort of chicanery going on there. Makes me wonder how well their player can handle 4k.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2016, 17:28 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 16:17:
Pigeon wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 13:50:
Cutter wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 12:39:
And the end result produced 3.7 grams of pyrimethamine Ė the chemical name of Daraprim.

ďThatís about $110,000 worth of the drug,Ē Dr Williams said.

Yes, that's what Turing says it costs to make that much of the drug. How much did it cost these kids to make that? $20. $20 fucking dollars. Unreal. Americans should be running riot in the streets over how they get screwed by PhRMA.

In fairness they don't have to pay the bloated salary of a CEO; various executives and make sure investors are rolling in profit...

How does that change what it costs to make it? What they charge and what it costs are vastly different things as we see here.

It was just a sarcastic comment regarding what is considered part of the cost.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2016, 13:50 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 12:39:
And the end result produced 3.7 grams of pyrimethamine Ė the chemical name of Daraprim.

ďThatís about $110,000 worth of the drug,Ē Dr Williams said.

Yes, that's what Turing says it costs to make that much of the drug. How much did it cost these kids to make that? $20. $20 fucking dollars. Unreal. Americans should be running riot in the streets over how they get screwed by PhRMA.

In fairness they don't have to pay the bloated salary of a CEO; various executives and make sure investors are rolling in profit...
 
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News Comments > On Overwatch Season 3 Placement
1. Re: On Overwatch Season 3 Placement Dec 2, 2016, 13:07 Pigeon
 
I was 3-6-1 and got ranked a few points below gold. I figured it would be worse since several of my teams were straight up awful and we got rolled pretty hard, but my personal play was good in most of the games. It was also almost exactly where I was for the 3 days I played season 2, so I canít argue with whatís presented in the video. If itís true they weighted previous rank heavily in the calculation, thatís pretty messed up.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Dec 2, 2016, 09:29 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 09:00:
Pigeon, I think it's phrasing. Some people say 'I'm having problems, is anyone else?" most seem to say "this game is a piece of shit" of course those not having problems and enjoying the game don't react helpfully to that.

You've got a good point; if the original question is loaded with venom it'll get answered in kind. And not to further over analyses what was essentially a joke, but I'd also like to add there is value in knowing others with similar equipment aren't experiencing the same problem.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Dec 2, 2016, 08:56 Pigeon
 
#2 is a way of life here at Blue's; 'runs fine for me so I can only assume it's not working on your machine because you're a terrible person and you fail at life' . Okay mostly kidding about that, other gaming sites (particularly messages boards run by the company)are much much worse in that respect.  
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