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Stephen Heaslip
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I can make any car pop a wheelie.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 4, 2021, 16:29
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2021, 16:29
Mar 4, 2021, 16:29
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 4, 2021, 14:44:
Is it Canada Geese or Canadian Geese?

I always thought it was the latter, but when I looked it up to find that DEC website I learned it's the former.
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Re: The Sinking City Delisted Again
Mar 3, 2021, 14:21
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Re: The Sinking City Delisted Again Mar 3, 2021, 14:21
Mar 3, 2021, 14:21
 
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.

Ugh, yeah that was sloppiness on my part. I fixed it. Apologies for the error, and thanks for catching it.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 1, 2021, 09:38
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2021, 09:38
Mar 1, 2021, 09:38
 
Korrd wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 03:02:
That article on the extended edition of The Martian is from 2016. Am I missing something?

It was submitted and I found it interesting. Nothing about it was time sensitive, so I linked to it.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 26, 2021, 13:27
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Feb 26, 2021, 13:27
 
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."

Haha, perfect.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 24, 2021, 16:40
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2021, 16:40
Feb 24, 2021, 16:40
 
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!

What is an alternative that you find more acceptable?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 11, 2021, 15:28
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Feb 11, 2021, 15:28
 
Simon Says wrote on Feb 11, 2021, 14:50:
Blue,

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.

Sure, here it is:

http://www.pelletstovefires.com/st-croix-hastings.html

As for the cost question, it looks like two or three grand for a stove, and the first quote we got for installation was another 1800 bucks. I guess the good news is that this is a lot less than it would have been if we had to replace the aging furnace in our old house.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 9, 2021, 15:25
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2021, 15:25
Feb 9, 2021, 15:25
 
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.

It was the opposite of going for it on fourth down for Schottenheimer. Martyball was hyper-conservative, emphasizing strong defense and running the ball. He received a lot of criticism for how this worked out in the playoffs. He was basically the exact opposite of the "no risk it, no biscuit" approach of Bruce Arians.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 7, 2021, 10:28
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 7, 2021, 10:28
Feb 7, 2021, 10:28
 
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.

Carrot, celery , and onion, and some variations are indeed the base of more recipes than you can count.

I think of it as mirepoix, as my mom trained in French cuisine. This video uses the Italian name, which is soffritto. I think "holy trinity" is usually a reference to the Cajun version, which generally substitutes bell pepper for carrot. There's also a Spanish sofrito which is like the Cajun version with the addition of garlic.

Now I'm getting hungry... can you use pasta for breakfast? Maybe I'll make an omelet a la Bolognese.
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Re: Bye democracy
Feb 5, 2021, 15:17
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Feb 5, 2021, 15:17
 
A_Thein wrote on Feb 2, 2021, 23:39:
Sorry about the sombre and unrelated news,

No need to apologize. What's going on in your country is frightening. I feel terrible about what you and everyone there must be going through. So many recent events have demonstrated the fragility of democracy when it's already in place, so restoring it after it's been subverted is even more daunting. We can only hope this can somehow be accomplished.

Best of luck. Stay safe and well.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 2, 2021, 17:19
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Feb 2, 2021, 17:19
 
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?

This has popped up intermittently for a while now. Frans has put a lot of effort into tracking it down, but an answer continues to elude us. It's maddeningly inconsistent. As noted, it will randomly go away and/or return if you hit refresh, so it sort of defies logic what's going on.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 2, 2021, 10:43
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2021, 10:43
Feb 2, 2021, 10:43
 
Thanks very much for all the sympathy and kind thoughts.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 31, 2021, 11:25
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 31, 2021, 11:25
Jan 31, 2021, 11:25
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 31, 2021, 11:16:
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."
Grammerly found nothing wrong with that sentence.
All suggestions
Correctness
Looking good
Clarity
Very clear
I 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”?

I agree it doesn't seem right, but "which that" doesn't work for me at all either. I would replace "that that" with "that this."
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 25, 2021, 12:38
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Jan 25, 2021, 12:38
 
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...

My thinking exactly. It's not like this is Bill Belichick level strategy or anything.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 22, 2021, 15:57
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2021, 15:57
Jan 22, 2021, 15:57
 
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

Never bet against Brady... Unless he's playing the Giants.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 21, 2021, 18:15
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2021, 18:15
Jan 21, 2021, 18:15
 
GinRummy wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 18:06:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 15:21:
Blue wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 14:44:
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.
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.
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.

Yes.

And dammit, I corrected "centuries" into "decades." But of course it's simply "years." Don't know what I was thinking.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 21, 2021, 14:44
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Jan 21, 2021, 14:44
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 12:53:
Blue wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 11:58:
...There will be a total of 22 palindromic dates for the year, which can only happen in centuries ending in 11 and 21...
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?

Well first off, sorry for confusing things by writing centuries when I meant decades. 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.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 20, 2021, 14:56
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Jan 20, 2021, 14:56
 
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.

That's actually one of my biggest concerns, actually. The case is a bit rubbery and provides a grip, but the smooth bare aluminum is pretty tricky. So I can't really be positive the fact that I don't drop my phone can be expected to continue going forward.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 19, 2021, 14:00
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Jan 19, 2021, 14:00
 
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"....

Yeah, the Bay of Pigs joke was the first thing I thought of too. Green Bay has been strong for a long time now, but the reversal of fortune for the Bucs is striking, and another feather in Tom Brady's cap, not that he needed more. I was sure Brady needed Belichick more than Belichick needed Brady. Guess he showed me.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 10, 2021, 03:05
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Jan 10, 2021, 03:05
 
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.

Frans worked his tail off on the responsive/mobile conversion, but the project was the brainchild of Kxmode, who spearheaded its implementation.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2021, 12:23
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Jan 3, 2021, 12:23
 
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.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQVXHUM/

They do not have a tripod mount.
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