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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
Nov 23, 2020, 18:07
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2020, 18:07
Nov 23, 2020, 18:07
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 23, 2020, 17:46:
Shutting down unnecessary parts of economy to stave off the spread is part and parcel of how humans deal with pandemics.

Tell the people losing everything facing down homelessness and hunger they aren't necessary. And not necessary for you doesn't mean unnecessary for others. I believe in the protocols but I also believe people should have the right to choose if they want to risk going for a drink or dinner or what have you. Vehicles are inherently more risky and dangerous yet we aren't banning them. The clothes you wear, the homes you live in, the very food you eat all contain plenty of chemicals in them dangerous to you and all other life on this planet. The fucking sun is dangerous along with background radiation. And we won't even bring all the other contagious and communicable diseases into it, of which there are no shortage and millions die from every year. And yet in spite of it all, life goes on without closing everything down and destroying the global economy and billions of lives along with it. Life's tough, get a helmet.

The sun is dangerous, driving is dangerous, but so is ignorant bullshit.

"Vehicles are inherently more risky and dangerous yet we aren't banning them."

Road Safety Facts

"More than 38,000 people die every year in crashes on U.S. roadways."

CDC COVID Data Tracker

2020 US COVID-19 deaths (so far): 255,958.
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Re: SimBus Announced
Nov 23, 2020, 08:19
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Re: SimBus Announced Nov 23, 2020, 08:19
Nov 23, 2020, 08:19
 
VaranDragon wrote on Nov 23, 2020, 05:56:
Blue wrote on Nov 23, 2020, 00:40:
fakespyder wrote on Nov 22, 2020, 21:02:
"You kept making all the stops?!"

They kept ringing the bell!

Probably the best Kramer bit in all of Seinfeld....

I think it's my favorite, too.

"Yeah, yeah. I am Batman!".

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Re: SimBus Announced
Nov 23, 2020, 00:40
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Re: SimBus Announced Nov 23, 2020, 00:40
Nov 23, 2020, 00:40
 
fakespyder wrote on Nov 22, 2020, 21:02:
"You kept making all the stops?!"

They kept ringing the bell!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 23, 2020, 00:39
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2020, 00:39
Nov 23, 2020, 00:39
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 22, 2020, 17:59:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 22, 2020, 17:52:
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 22, 2020, 15:51:
DO NOT SAY "Good Man" for the alligator story. Where the hell is the leash for the dog? This is A typical story ya hear about 10 times a year where elderly don't pay attention to their pets or their environments, and live right next to a canal that has gators.
Stupid pet owners should not be able to have pets.

Most people shouldn't have a pet, a kid, a car or even a job. What are you going to do though, humanity is a shitshow.

Goddamned straight. And yes, that guy is a typical Florida Man moron.

According to this report it was in his backyard. And they relocated the gator, so I don't know that it's fair to make is sound like that pond is an alligator infested waterway.
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Re: Blue is a rebel scum! ;)
Nov 21, 2020, 14:48
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Re: Blue is a rebel scum! ;) Nov 21, 2020, 14:48
Nov 21, 2020, 14:48
 
Ant wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 14:04:
http://i.postimg.cc/cC8rJPmP/b.png from The Mandalorian S2 E4.

LOL!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 10, 2020, 08:32
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2020, 08:32
Nov 10, 2020, 08:32
 
Simon Says wrote on Nov 9, 2020, 22:34:
What would we do without Frans?

Thanks mate!

His importance cannot be overstated. It's doubtful this site would still be here without him.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 9, 2020, 08:28
Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2020, 08:28
Nov 9, 2020, 08:28
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 8, 2020, 16:54:
Really? Okay. While I can't deny my comment contained an insult, calling it a personal attack seems overly strong. Over 11,000 comments and that's the first time I had one deleted for something I said. (previously had them deleted for quoting something someone else said) I'll be interested to see if this seemingly new standard of offense is maintained. Whatever.

As I explicitly stated recently, we are taking a stronger stance against comments that can lead to conflicts. The wording of rule #1 was expanded with the explanation: "Criticize the post, not the poster." I don't think there's a strong argument to say this is a change for the worse. So I do not want you to think you are being singled out. The deletion reflects this updated policy. If you still have doubts about this I can go into the details of why this specific post was moderated.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2020, 12:36
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2020, 12:36
Nov 5, 2020, 12:36
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 5, 2020, 12:15:
Been using a Cooler Master Quick Fire TK w/ blue switches for quite a while now. I originally got it because it's super compact, but it's held up extremely well.

I didn't take you as the type to go for an RGB keyboard with bells and whistles...

I do like a light-up keyboard. It certainly doesn't need to be RGB, but they don't have a non-RGB version.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 30, 2020, 10:57
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2020, 10:57
Oct 30, 2020, 10:57
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 30, 2020, 10:49:
My mail ballot was received and accepted by the board of elections on 10-17. The fact that anyone feels compelled to physically go to the polls during a global pandemic because of some ludicrous mistrust in the USPS is one of the surest signs of how low this country has fallen.

Despite the intentional sabotage of the mail system, it's not the USPS I distrust.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-rejected-ballots-could-be-a-big-problem-in-2020/
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 26, 2020, 13:26
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2020, 13:26
Oct 26, 2020, 13:26
 
Blue wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 12:17:
Simon Says wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 11:56:
Btw, I try to edit my comment below... And I can't because it says you can't edit a comment that has been deleted...

Bug? Because as of trying to edit it, it isn't deleted. But it does contain the deleted Cutter comment.

Anyway, the part I was trying to edit is the Friedman quote, he was talking about neighbors helping each other.

Hmm, that is a bug... we disallow editing of deleted posts, but that's an unintended consequence. I'll bring that to Frans' attention.

Try editing it now?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 26, 2020, 12:17
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2020, 12:17
Oct 26, 2020, 12:17
 
Simon Says wrote on Oct 26, 2020, 11:56:
Btw, I try to edit my comment below... And I can't because it says you can't edit a comment that has been deleted...

Bug? Because as of trying to edit it, it isn't deleted. But it does contain the deleted Cutter comment.

Anyway, the part I was trying to edit is the Friedman quote, he was talking about neighbors helping each other.

Hmm, that is a bug... we disallow editing of deleted posts, but that's an unintended consequence. I'll bring that to Frans' attention.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 21, 2020, 15:40
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2020, 15:40
Oct 21, 2020, 15:40
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 14:16:
My first build was also a 300a on an Abit BH6 with sli'ed voodoo's. What a box.
P2 450mHz performance for 1/3 the price.
,.,.,.,.,.,
Blue,
What CPU was suffering a shortage?
Odd that it never worked on any other mb.

At this point I don't recall exactly. Might have been a Pentium 3? It did work with other mobos, it just would randomly crash at some point. Odd since it wouldn't work with name-brand MBs, but seemed very happy in the no-name board from the store-bought system.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 19, 2020, 09:34
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2020, 09:34
Oct 19, 2020, 09:34
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 18, 2020, 14:02:
Blue
Beef, pork or chicken.
Sliced, ribs or shredded?
Potato salad, beans, cole slaw, mac n cheese or cobbler.
We need details!

Pork, pulled w/Carolina-style vinegar sauce for me.
Ribs, dry-rubbed for MrsBlue.
Smoked wings, shared.
Potato Salad, cole slawX2, greens.

Divine.
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Re: New search box?
Oct 16, 2020, 15:58
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Re: New search box? Oct 16, 2020, 15:58
Oct 16, 2020, 15:58
 
Rhialto wrote on Oct 16, 2020, 12:11:
Just noticed this today...

https://www.bluesnews.com/s/215772/out-of-the-blue
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 16, 2020, 15:48
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2020, 15:48
Oct 16, 2020, 15:48
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 16, 2020, 14:28:
So, the pellet stove is the intended systematic heating for the unit? I assume there some kind of air ventilation, that it isn't just direct radiant heating from the stove? I don't think I've ever heard of a pellet stove being the main heat for a residence outside maybe a small cottage in a deeply rural setting.

There is no system for distributing the heat. But it is not strictly radiant, there is a blower that pushes hot air, so it's convective. After it runs for a while it gets the whole place very comfortable. But downstairs in my office I have to use the electric heat. But even with that, all in all our annual energy costs here are a fraction of what they were in Westchester.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 16, 2020, 15:47
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2020, 15:47
Oct 16, 2020, 15:47
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 16, 2020, 13:57:
Blue, how wide is your staircase - the treads - and how long? Why not get yourself a sheet of plywood or two cut them down to stair width and then just use them as a ramp and let the bags slide down instead? Or same thing if you have a basement window you can open and use the plywood as a ramp there to slide the bags through and down. Work smarter, not harder, buddy.

The stairs switch back the other way halfway down, so this isn't that practical. It also would require hoisting the bags up a second time when they reached the bottom, and since that's the hardest part of the job, I don't think it would be easier even if it was practical to slide them down the stairs.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 16, 2020, 12:43
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2020, 12:43
Oct 16, 2020, 12:43
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 16, 2020, 12:39:
RaZ0r! wrote on Oct 16, 2020, 12:27:
Tab should have been discontinued 60 years ago.
+1
I've had a lifelong love affair with liquid candy ie Coca-Cola and remember trying tab in the mid '70s at a neighbor's. It was unpalatable.

It actually was. They had to reformulate when cyclamate was banned, then again when saccharin was found to be dangerous. It most recently used Nutrasweet. But it's all the same to me... I find all those artificial sweeteners disgusting.

Edit: Guess you edited out the part about them not reformulating it before I hit reply? Ninjaed!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 16, 2020, 12:38
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2020, 12:38
Oct 16, 2020, 12:38
 
Jaysen wrote on Oct 16, 2020, 12:28:
Oh my. What do you need two tons of wood pellets for? Is the stove for cooking or heating? Interested in how much you go through in an average day.

The stove is for heating the two upper floors of our unit (around 1200 square feet). I'd say we went through about two bags every three days last year. This is a little over 25 lbs/day and around two tons for the year. This may go up this year, however, as MrsBlue is now working from home. We shall see.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 15, 2020, 14:49
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2020, 14:49
Oct 15, 2020, 14:49
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 15, 2020, 12:25:
A working search! Will wonders never cease?
Apparently not <3

We've had a search function for the 20+ years since we switched to a database, though it was updated not too long ago to be that much more useful.

If you didn't know it was there, then that's an ample endorsement for adding it to the masthead for greater visibility.
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Re: Hardware Reviews
Oct 12, 2020, 12:58
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Re: Hardware Reviews Oct 12, 2020, 12:58
Oct 12, 2020, 12:58
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 12, 2020, 12:47:
AMD is making the 3090s and 2080s for Nvidia now? Cool.

Sorry about that. Fixed now. Thanks for the heads-up RedEye.
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