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Stephen Heaslip
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I can make any car pop a wheelie.
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Re: It Came from E3 2021, Part 1
Jun 13, 2021, 12:39
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Re: It Came from E3 2021, Part 1 Jun 13, 2021, 12:39
Jun 13, 2021, 12:39
 
Blue wrote on Jun 12, 2021, 11:49:
Ravenus wrote on Jun 12, 2021, 09:27:
Is it region / time restricted? I get a message that this video is private.

Guess there was a problem with the first version of the clip, as it was replaced. It's updated here as well now, and is working once again.

Ah, the explanation surfaces.

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/e3-quietly-pulled-its-official-show-trailer-to-remove-ps5/
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Re: It Came from E3 2021, Part 1
Jun 12, 2021, 11:49
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Re: It Came from E3 2021, Part 1 Jun 12, 2021, 11:49
Jun 12, 2021, 11:49
 
Ravenus wrote on Jun 12, 2021, 09:27:
Is it region / time restricted? I get a message that this video is private.

Guess there was a problem with the first version of the clip, as it was replaced. It's updated here as well now, and is working once again.
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Re: Fallout 76 Free Week; Dropping Battle Royale
Jun 11, 2021, 18:04
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Re: Fallout 76 Free Week; Dropping Battle Royale Jun 11, 2021, 18:04
Jun 11, 2021, 18:04
 
Red wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 18:00:
I guess this is for people with computers? No way to free trial Fallout 76 on a PS4? I couldn't find any kind of free Fallout 76 in the PS Store anyway.

It *should* be for all platforms. Here's what the announcement says:

Starting today, you can download Fallout 76 on your platform of choice to experience the entire game completely free until June 16.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jun 10, 2021, 09:00
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 10, 2021, 09:00
Jun 10, 2021, 09:00
 
The Greengrocer of Blaviken wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 08:46:
'Data' is attested as a singular mass noun since at least the early eighteenth century - (1702 R. Morden Introd. Astron. i. 103 And by this Data there are twelve Problems resolved." (OED). Indeed in the 17th century 'datas' was an acceptable plural (1645 T. Urquhart Trissotetras 53 The verticall Angles, according to the diversity of the three Cases being by the foresaid Datas thus obtained) which shows that the singular form was understood to be 'data'. For the lexiographer, this means that datum and data are effectively two different words with their own grammatical properties, which is why they have two separate entries in the OED. Let it go.

It's a slippery slope. A lax approach like that could lead to Latin ending up a dead language!
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jun 6, 2021, 14:52
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 6, 2021, 14:52
Jun 6, 2021, 14:52
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 6, 2021, 14:44:
Weird for the Valve Index to be on that list.
Seems to be just about every week.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 4, 2021, 15:51
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2021, 15:51
Jun 4, 2021, 15:51
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 4, 2021, 13:35:
That McDonald's nugget is eventually going to go rancid. How is the winning bidder suppose to display it?

*Food* goes rancid. Nuggets abide.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 30, 2021, 12:05
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Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2021, 12:05
May 30, 2021, 12:05
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on May 30, 2021, 08:24:
Being from Upstate, its an excellent time of year to be up there. Lots of green, lots of nature and life to be seen. If you drove from the south, a 3 hour plus drive would probably put you around Albany. Which normally is not bad looking ether.

Albany is a lot closer. My cousins are far to the west. It is indeed a beautiful area, and the drive up was very pleasant. The drive home in the dark, rain, and fog? Not so much.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 25, 2021, 08:39
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Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2021, 08:39
May 25, 2021, 08:39
 
Jonjonz wrote on May 25, 2021, 06:49:
With the average survival morbidity rate of 70%, that cuteness will soon only be 4 strong. Enjoy your nature watch while it lasts.

Sad, but true. However, despite our recent sighting of a hungry egret, there are fewer predators here than typical. Last year a pair of geese raised a brood of 11 goslings without losing a single one. Until they were rounded up by the HOA at least.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 23, 2021, 15:41
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Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2021, 15:41
May 23, 2021, 15:41
 
hypnotic wrote on May 23, 2021, 14:41:
I first learned about Blues News in the book "Tricks Of The Windows Game Programming Gurus" by Andre LaMothe about 20 years ago. (See page 952, "Keeping up with the industry: Blues News"). Been lurking here ever since, lol. Love all the colorful characters here and the constant daily updates the site provides. It has become like family to me even though secretive. Thanks Blue, amazing site. <3

Oh, you are more than welcome, thank you for your story. I don't think I ever knew Blues' News was featured in that book. It's always fun to hear from a long-time lurker. No worries, your secret's safe with us.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 17, 2021, 14:49
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Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2021, 14:49
May 17, 2021, 14:49
 
Cutter wrote on May 17, 2021, 14:08:
Are there fish in those ponds, Blue? If there are any idea what kind? Are there reeds the ducks can hide out in? Maybe big bird is looking to do some fishing.

There are fish, but I don't know what varieties. They all seem too small to be of interest to such a large bird. There are also turtles, and I'm guessing most predatory birds are probably smart enough to drop them from height to get past the shells. On the other hand, some of them are snapping turtles, and when it's all said and done I'm not sure how happy an egret would be after scooping up one of those. And yes, I would also imagine the snappers take a serious toll on the duckling population too.
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Re: CTRL-C/V of paywall sites articles, what is the policy?
May 17, 2021, 10:43
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Re: CTRL-C/V of paywall sites articles, what is the policy? May 17, 2021, 10:43
May 17, 2021, 10:43
 
Simon Says wrote on May 15, 2021, 00:26:

Managed to CTRL-C that NYTimes article ( Even if You Think Discussing Aliens Is Ridiculous, Just Hear Me Out ) before the paywall shut me out.

Was about to post a link to the paste, but I'm wondering if it's against the site's policy regarding piracy...

Blue?

Don't think this has ever come up before. Thanks for asking.

I've seen lots of links to alternate ways to read paywalled articles. I think I'd prefer to draw the line there and not actually post the paywalled content here.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 16, 2021, 11:41
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Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2021, 11:41
May 16, 2021, 11:41
 
Jonjonz wrote on May 16, 2021, 06:33:
Couples who faun over animals as surrogate children rather than take on the responsibility of actually having and raising their own children, is this just a millennial and trust fund kid thing?

MrsBlue and I are neither millennials nor do we have trust funds. So - no?
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 14, 2021, 15:38
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Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2021, 15:38
May 14, 2021, 15:38
 
Cutter wrote on May 14, 2021, 13:11:
And if burgers need to be well done, how do you explain steak tartare or carpaccio? I've had quite a bit of carpaccio in my lifetime with nary a hint of a problem. And the Koreans and Japanese also have a lot of raw beef dishes.

The point is that pre-ground meat is a breeding ground for bacteria. Carpaccio and tartare are typically ground fresh, as will be my future hamburgers, now that I've set up my meat grinder. But in response to "how do you explain..." people roll the dice on risky foods all the time. A lot of sashimi falls into this category. Hell, people buy sushi from the gas station. I'm not immune. I buy good beef, but even when it's pre-ground, my burgers are medium rare.
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Re: etc.
May 9, 2021, 15:49
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May 9, 2021, 15:49
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 9, 2021, 15:37:
Please REMOVE the 18 Reason signature (coloradohoudinis sig) that is nothing more than an anthology of debunked anti-vaccine and COVID-19 denial claims.
It does nothing more than spread dangerous medical misinformation.

That's fine. But I think it's time for a complete end to all sigs intended to trigger those who disagree. They have a tendency to make it seem like it's always on-topic to respond to signatures or to create sigs with opposing points of view. Sound fair?
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Re: etc.
May 2, 2021, 13:06
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Cutter wrote on May 1, 2021, 20:06:
Blue, giving attention to assholes like this who engage in animal abuse for profit is seriously not cool. Don't post this sort of shit, man. That asshole should be charged, not rewarded.

Did my comment about this seem like an attempt at a reward?
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 1, 2021, 13:25
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Re: Out of the Blue May 1, 2021, 13:25
May 1, 2021, 13:25
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 1, 2021, 10:52:
Evaluation of rookies will definitely be hampered by the spotty schedules played by so many college teams in the 2020 season. For instance, look at Justin Fields -- only eight games in 2020, a total of 225 pass attempts. Will he be successful, let alone a star, in the NFL? Maybe, maybe not -- it is very hard to say.

That's a valid point. Helps support the idea that there is value for those trading commodities from this year's draft for next year's.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 20, 2021, 15:13
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 20, 2021, 15:13
Apr 20, 2021, 15:13
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 19, 2021, 22:01:
Blue, I think Ms. Duck picked the spot because of the light and because two walls protect her. She only needs to watch forward. If she were out in nature, she would have contend with 360-degree threats and darkness.

I'm sure you're right about the walls, and I tend to agree about the light. We're not feeding her or trying to get involved in her business in any way, and she seems pretty comfortable with us coming and going. The wonder twins asked MrsBlue to show them the nest during a video chat, and she found it by itself with all those surrounding feathers covering the eggs. The next time we looked, she was sitting on them again. Clearly she does her best to keep the nest safe when she's off grabbing something to eat.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 17, 2021, 16:52
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2021, 16:52
Apr 17, 2021, 16:52
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Apr 17, 2021, 16:17:
PhysicalEd wrote on Apr 17, 2021, 13:51:
Do you think he might be pecking at his reflection? He might be trying to get into the room to get at that nasty male swan who won't take a hint and leave!
You nailed it 100%.

I don't think that explains him biting at the slider divider.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 14, 2021, 12:44
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2021, 12:44
Apr 14, 2021, 12:44
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 14, 2021, 11:32:
Thanks for the education. I always thought male ducks were mallard. So Drake the rapper is named after a duck?

Hey, nobody gets away with calling Drake a sucker!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck,_You_Sucker!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 14, 2021, 11:04
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2021, 11:04
Apr 14, 2021, 11:04
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 13, 2021, 19:14:
The duck dropped by - three days in a row now - to fill up but the mallard wasn't with her. Hope he's ok. She pigged out pretty quick then flew off. Been a busy day for the critters - ton of squirrels and chipmunks and several of the rabbits - as the last two days had heavy rain and everyone was laying low.

Actually they're both Mallards. The missing one with the distinctive plumage is the drake, and the brown one is a hen.
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