Sigwolf wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 13:05:
"and according to Vice this is because developer Nacon triggered a DMCA takedown of their own game"
This is not correct, and I assume, a typo. Nacon is the publisher, not the developer, and the DMCA was initiated by Frogwares, not Nacon.
Korrd wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 03:02:
That article on the extended edition of The Martian is from 2016. Am I missing something?
jdreyer wrote on Feb 26, 2021, 12:25:
I dunno Blue, I think you had it right all of this time. The Supreme Court says so. And also Mitt Romney, "Corporations are people, my friend."
Cutter wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 12:45:
I don't mind donating annually, Blue, but you're going to have to provide alternative payment methods because I will never use fucking Paypal again - and no one else should either. Fuck that company!
Simon Says wrote on Feb 11, 2021, 14:50:
For everyone's sake here, can you please tell us what is the make and model of your current stove? Just so nobody here makes the mistake of buying the same crap in the future.
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2021, 14:59:
Yeah, I enjoyed watching the Chiefs when Marty was coach there. Strange that his playoff record doesn't reflect his regular season record. Just bad luck, or was there something specifically he did or didn't do during the playoffs that contributed to that? I don't know enough about him to know if going for it on 4th and 11 was something he regularly did or not.
Zirthimon wrote on Feb 6, 2021, 16:25:
Thanks for sharing. I have been cooking for years and still learned something from this video. Interesting that carrot, celery , and onion are used in so many bases. I made beef stew tonight that has the "holy trinity" in it too.
A_Thein wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 23:39:
Sorry about the sombre and unrelated news,
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 16:31:
Ok so having an issue that the website's text are garbelled, so using a chrome extenstion I have to set the site's encoding to UTF-8 (on the main page). Anyone else experiencing this or is it on my end?
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 31, 2021, 11:16:Grammerly found nothing wrong with that sentence.Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 30, 2021, 23:33:
Random grammar comment -- I just read this sentence in a NYT article:"A person close to Mr. xxxx disputed that that was the case but acknowledged that there were differences in opinion about the defense strategy."All suggestionsI do agree that that that doesn’t feel right.
Beamer has a magical guide of current accepted grammar. It would be interesting to know what it said.
Can you always replace “that that” with “which that”?
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 25, 2021, 12:24:
On the FG attempt, I just don't understand the thinking. If you get the FG, you still need to stop TB. If you go for the TD and two point conversion -- and fail, you still have to stop TB. Surely having them pinned inside the ten is exactly what you would hope for. If you get the TD and two point conversion, you still have to stop TB. Sure seems like going for it was a no brainer...
Jivaro wrote on Jan 22, 2021, 14:25:
So, I don't bet against Brady. I wouldn't normally bet against Rodgers either but seeing as those are the teams...and I think the Bucs are better in terms of the roster...I say Bucs 28 Packers: 24
As for the Chiefs/Bills game, my brain says Chiefs and my gut says Bills. I am gonna side with the Bills just because it seems wrong to cheer for a Chiefs victory as a Raider fan. Bills 38 Chiefs 28
GinRummy wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 18:06:Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 15:21:I think the 11 and 21 years are the only years with 22 palindromes possible that year, there are many palindromes in other years, just not as many.Blue wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 14:44:I'm still confused. What can only happen in decades ending in 11 or 21? The fact there are 22 dates? The link you provided shows other palindrome dates later in the 21st century some of which are not in decades ending in 11 or 21.
But the point is that there are 22 such dates this year, and that can only happen in decades ending in 11 or 21. 9/09/1909 is the only palindrome date in 1909. The neat thing about that one is it's also a palindrome written as 9/09/09.
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 12:53:Blue wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 11:58:Eh? If 1/20/2021 counts, wouldn't 9/09/1909? Or is there some strict rule about how to apply leading zeros in dates?
...There will be a total of 22 palindromic dates for the year, which can only happen in centuries ending in 11 and 21...
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 14:52:
I did try to use the phone for a day without the case once, but the damn thing is slippery as an eel.
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 19, 2021, 12:48:
I hadn't paid close attention to New Orleans and was a bit surprised at Brees' inability to throw passes over 20 yards. It really allowed Tampa's defenders to sit on the routes/passing lanes. This has got to be the first TB vs GB conference title match, right? Heck, I remember when TB vs GB was the "Bay of Pigs"....
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jan 9, 2021, 16:49:
Happy BDay Frans! Thanks for all the hard work on the BBS. The mobile browsing experience is so much better now.
DrSquick wrote on Jan 2, 2021, 22:17:
Blue, can you share which binoculars you went with? I've had a pair of 8x42 Bushnells that my father gave me 25+ years ago. I think they are good, and I understand they are supposed to be 8x magnification, but I really don't feel like they make things 8x closer. Maybe twice as close.
I have a pond about 300 feet from my house, and it always gets big birds that visit. I'd love to be able to watch them closer. I'm wondering if I don't understand what the 8 means, or if I need something much stronger on a tripod.