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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 31, 2017, 13:18 Pigeon
 
We'll see what actually happens, but so far his orders have only made things more difficult for people who have the least or are suffering.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Jan 31, 2017, 08:58 Pigeon
 
yuastnav wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 03:13:
Yeah, this seems really baffling? Why Warhammer? It's a completely fictitious universe and no one who'd come into contact with it would think "man, really need that fox pelt".

On the other hand, when I see the figurines, why the hell would a Space Marine squad wear fur? Makes absolutely no sense, you'd really use a material that is more durable and can withstand a tank shot.

Fur on the armor is probably one of the least ostentatious things about the armor.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2017, 14:15 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 13:32:
Ah, I see... I guess that makes some sense. *shrug* Always seemed to me plenty of their advertising was pointed at non-corporate targets -- but that could be a bad interpretation by me.

Well home sales may not have been the meat of the office income, but they certainly wanted that gravy. I think there are too many free options out there, that more than meet the needs of home users, for anyone to consider paying for office 360 or a standalone version of office. Personally I prefer office, but if I hadn't gotten a cheap version through work I'd still be perfectly happy using Libre.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 29, 2017, 15:46 Pigeon
 
Pro tip: When observing wildlife don't get between animals and their escape route.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jan 27, 2017, 14:30 Pigeon
 
Isabellab spoke with fan site Raiders Tavern and defended his actions, saying they were retaliation for an alleged attack on Method's server, Tarren Mill. "Who was behind that, I don't know. I don't think it's directly Serenity, but more than fan base of Serenity," he says. "The downtime Serenity had was equal to the time lost for Method," so in Isabellab's view, blocking Serenity from raiding "did even out the race".

Just how pathetic people can be never ceases to amaze me; bonus points for trying to rationalize being a douche. I am more and more convinced schools need to start teaching emotional education; i.e. thoughts and feelings are not facts, people can't read your mind so don't hold them to expectations you've not told them about, your perception of events is but one of many.
 
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News Comments > 25M Overwatch Players
4. Re: 25M Overwatch Players Jan 27, 2017, 13:23 Pigeon
 
It would be interesting to know what the peaks and averages have been on a monthly basis since it released. I've not been playing as much recently, really been into Witcher lately, but if queue times are any indication I'd say they have plenty of people playing.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 26, 2017, 16:06 Pigeon
 
Big solar power has infiltrated deep into our highest scientific institutions to mislead the public and our public universities to corrupt our young minds. Mean while look at poor little Exon Mobile, not even allowed to take Iraq's oil. If only we had let them leave that nation with no natural resources and nothing but poverty and blown out buildings there wouldn't be ISIS. DAMN LIBTARDS  
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News Comments > Overwatch Celebrates the Year of the Rooster
13. Re: Overwatch Celebrates the Year of the Rooster Jan 25, 2017, 08:41 Pigeon
 
One can hope this is a test run of a new capture the flag game mode, and not just a one time gimmick. So far it seems the team that attacks most aggressively gets the win and D.Va is a rock star at flag carrying.

Also the test realm patch change went live. Only really tested out D.Va, she seems slightly squishier, can't tell a difference in damage. If anything it seems to have improved her medium to long range damage.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2017, 11:46 Pigeon
 
Dacote wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 11:21:
After the inevitable impeachment the trumptards will revert to their slime-mold stage.

I admire your optimism.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2017, 10:44 Pigeon
 
Wow, embarrassed I didn't realize Alan Tudyk was Wash. Granted it's been 10 years since I've watched it, but I'd have thought my brain would have made the connection at some point. Ah well, just one more huge reason to like the guy.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jan 19, 2017, 19:57 Pigeon
 
I loved everything the original Long War did... until it lasted forever.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2017, 11:08 Pigeon
 
Who was supervising, Michael Vick? If the stunt was so safe why wasn't the trainer in the water to coax it in, it's not like this was a bath tub where the chance of drowning is non-existent.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 15:57 Pigeon
 
BobBob wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 15:44:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 15:36:
Stay focused, you're trying to get work done.

Ha! I'll probably have to add Blue's News to this Chrome extension I've been using. It actually helps.

Nice. Yes you should definitely fine tune the settings on that, think of how much time it will save you once it's done. I bet your work area is a little cluttered too you should probably pick that up, but you're going to need to figure out a new more efficient filing system so you can easily find stuff you put away... should probably research that on the internet, after you've organized your favorites by names that sound most edible to least edible. /procrastinationpro
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 14:38 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 13:27:
Goddamn, the size of that gator!

I don't know that I would be kneeling a few scant yards away to take a picture of it. Gators are relatively chill, and I've been close to many wild ones, but you never want to limit your ability to flee should they take offense to your presence.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 11:55 Pigeon
 
Blue wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 11:13:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 11:03:
My previous car's windshield was a chip and crack magnet. Must have been something about the design that made windshield strikes more likely to crack it, maybe the angle. And $60 is pretty cheap to replace a windshield, at least around here, so at least you have that going for you.

I believe that's the price to repair the crack. The insurance company says they will cover replacing the windshield if it comes to that.

That makes a lot more sense, I didn't think $60 would cover the cost of the actual windshield let alone the labor. Good to hear your insurance will cover replacement if needed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 11:03 Pigeon
 
My previous car's windshield was a chip and crack magnet. Must have been something about the design that made windshield strikes more likely to crack it, maybe the angle. And $60 is pretty cheap to replace a windshield, at least around here, so at least you have that going for you.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: WWIII Jan 16, 2017, 19:30 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 18:19:
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 16:47:
And it all stems back to Reagan's tax cuts. Middle class grew when the upper class was heavily taxed, has shrunk back to where it was in the 30s when those taxes were drastically reduced.

I keep beating that horse, yet some people still refuse to admit there's a very direct correlation between how much those at the top are allowed to keep and how much everyone else takes home.
I'd love to know if this is really true. Unfortunately, economics being the voodoo occupation it is -- there are Nobel Prize winning economists who will argue opposite sides of this issue. Or any other economic issue as far as that goes. And since there is no way to empirically prove anything but the most basic economic theory, we'll never know. Hell, they can't even agree if the New Deal helped to end or extended the Depression -- and that was over 80 years ago.

Trickle down economics needs demand in order to work, this is why the wealthy invest "extra" money into production/services. In order to create demand there needs to by a healthy consumer base, which in order to exist needs money invested into production and services. This is no perpetual motion machine folks, there needs to be an independent mechanism to sustain this. When you see money pooling at the top like it currently is that means the mechanism isn't strong enough, e.g. taxation.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: WWIII Jan 16, 2017, 16:57 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 16:47:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 14:26:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:58:
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:43:
snip the sky is falling snip
the end of the world has been predicted since the dawn of man, glad to see the denizens of bluesnews have finally caught up.

Things had been getting better until a few decades ago. Trends are currently in the other direction, like that story the other day about how millennials are making 20% less than their parents at the same point.

And it all stems back to Reagan's tax cuts. Middle class grew when the upper class was heavily taxed, has shrunk back to where it was in the 30s when those taxes were drastically reduced.

I keep beating that horse, yet some people still refuse to admit there's a very direct correlation between how much those at the top are allowed to keep and how much everyone else takes home.

But taxes are bad, and I want that money i see taken out of my pay check cause I earned it and the government does nothing /pout
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2017, 08:35 Pigeon
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 15, 2017, 19:32:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 15, 2017, 12:53:
Congratulations to the Falcons for winning the battle of the raptors. I only saw parts of the game, but I did see the Seahawks essentially give Atlanta a safety. The defense punished mistakes and the offense capitalized on it.

As for my Texans, well not unexpected. A bit frustrating to watch your defense play so well only to watch an impotent offense undo all their hard work. Brady threw some stinkers for sure, but it's probably because he could feel Clowney and Merciless' breath on his neck. While I'm excited to think what adding a healthy Watt back to that mix will do next year, it won't do much with Brock and his receiving crew's complete lack of chemistry.

i thought it was amazing how deandre hopkins went from 1500yd receiver with... who? as qb? to merely mortal with a supposedly better one. they have a really talented offense at every position except qb. if aaron rodgers, or hell, even kirk cousins had that offense, they would torch the league.

I'd love to see what it would look like with a good or just decent QB. I'm sure there are a lot of QBs out there that would love to have Hopkins as a target, and a couple of our other guys. Unfortunately I think we're stuck with the 72 million dollar flop that is Osweiler.

Congratulations to the Packers and Steelers, both looked to be hard fought games. Also well done Chris Boswell for kicking Pittsburgh to victory
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jan 15, 2017, 14:00 Pigeon
 
I've not played private WoW servers (I have for other games), but there's a certain level of righteous entitlement that seems pervasive among both the administrators and player base. I think it stems from the mental gymnastics they have to go through so as to feel it's not just okay to pirate the game, but it is the right thing to do. Actually case in point:
As the Nostalrius team sees it, Elysium now has the reputation of being a pirate server instead of a "fan" server. That clashes with their idea that the Nostalrius project has always been focused on "achieving official Blizzard Legacy servers" maintained by the developer itself and "helping as much as we can to unify the WoW community."

When we did it we were noble in our intents, those other guys are just disgraceful pirates Rolleyes
 
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