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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Apr 26, 2016, 00:30  Blue 
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 20:14:
Hey Blue,
Considering your music backgroud, how well did you know Mr Spitzer?

Just wondering.

Never had the pleasure. We had one degree of separation.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 24, 2016, 20:35  Blue 
 
Rendition Vérité wrote on Apr 24, 2016, 17:31:
Hi Blue!

First post - I've been lurking since '96!

It's a great night for GOT fans. Enjoy!

Haha, welcome aboard... your old school username made my day.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2016, 18:37  Blue 
 
Kosumo wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 18:24:
I too find that strange that it was all removed - it said more about him than it was offencive to anyone (well me at lest).

I can see that maybe Blue does not want that shit storm of a debate happerning here, but by just REMOVING it I don't think helps over all.

Blues place, Blues rules though.

As usual, I let everyone play as they wanted until a post got reported. Then I just cleared out all the posts calling people names. It's not the topic of debate, in this case it's the inability to avoid saying things like "You're an asshole because..." or "liberal douchebag" or "sometimes you're a douchecanoe." Fighting is one thing, but name calling flamewars just escalate.

And some of the posts got deleted because they quote deleted posts.

It's actually pretty hard to get posts deleted here. Congrats to all of you who have been working extra hard to bring it to this.
 
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News Comments > Mirror's Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Next Week
8. Re: Mirror's Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Next Week Apr 15, 2016, 09:34  Blue 
 
Julio wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 09:23:
nin wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 08:42:
Report it to Blue. Kick his dumb ass to the curb.

Go ahead, the only one breaking any rules is you as usual.

Tachikoma wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 05:38:
Would you kindly f-off to Red Pill or somewhere similarly appropriate

You just can't handle anyone having a different opinion. So no.

I would suggest that part of this conflict stems from your desire to shoehorn the phrase SJW into any thread you can. It's one thing to hold a viewpoint, it's another thing to view everything through that lens.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2016, 15:56  Blue 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 14:47:
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 14:22:
I'm curious - what are "computer glasses"? Are these like reading glasses, but also corrective? Would I be able to get computer glasses that correct my astigmatism while also zooming in a bit at computer monitor distances, unlike reading glasses which only work on books?

Blue and others can tell you more but my understanding is they are set for a certain focal length (the distance from your eyes to your monitor) and could have some proprietary coatings that inhibit glare and some select color spectrums (like the dreaded blue wavelength)
And also adjust for astigmatism just like normal prescription glasses.

That about covers my understanding of the situation completely.

I have an astigmatism myself and these provide perfect correction.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2016, 11:16  Blue 
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 10:54:
Nice story Blue!

So looking at the HOTS lobby are you BlueHair (Lunara)?

Yes. I had an okay game. Got blown up a couple of times and did some damage. My one real big mistake (besides grouping for a couple of maws) was when Cho'gall survived with that nice disengage from the bottom toward the middle and I stuck around with no health long enough to feed a death. Other than that I had to split soak bottom against Pally during the objectives and just stayed cautious to avoid being caught out alone with my lack of escapes, which was compounded by being a little intimidated. So I just turtled up pretty good and did my job without trying to go for a solo kill on him.

Still hard to believe that really happened randomly like that. So cool.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Apr 8, 2016, 10:08  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 22:42:
Dave_Genesi wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 22:40:
Outrage needs a link!

Might want to mail that in (https://www.bluesnews.com/a/1/contact-blue ) else he might not catch it...

True that, though I did in this case.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Apr 8, 2016, 10:03  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 01:00:
They should remake AAAAAAa for VR.

Holy vomit comet, Batman!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Judge rules Porsche not to blame for Paul Walker's death. Apr 6, 2016, 11:50  Blue 
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 6, 2016, 11:32:
Killer Kane wrote on Apr 6, 2016, 10:48:
It was "Trees" that were to blame!

And inertia

Time for a class action suit against Newton.
 
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8. Re: etc. Mar 31, 2016, 16:24  Blue 
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 11:43:
He's right PC's are just the worst for playing FPSs on...

I made that a separate post and forgot to take it out of here, so that's what that story disappeared.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2016, 14:24  Blue 
 
My result was Moderate Deutan. They say:

Moderate deutans usually respond very positively to the EnChroma lens. We believe there is a 90% chance that EnChroma glasses will help your color vision.
 
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News Comments > Atari Vault Opened
18. Re: Atari Vault Opened Mar 26, 2016, 11:17  Blue 
 
Wash Washburne wrote on Mar 25, 2016, 18:00:
No Pitfall, no River Raid, no Chimera, no Bruce Lee, no Boulder Dash, no Spy Hunter, no Montezuma's Revenge, no Dracon and no Joust...sadness

Sounds like you may be hoping for ActiVision Vault?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2016, 18:51  Blue 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 24, 2016, 18:44:
I was just trying to figure out how I ended up back on http... thanks.

No need to change bookmarks or anything... with no reported issues at some point soon we will switch to HTTPS by default.

Thanks for the feedback!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2016, 16:05  Blue 
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 23, 2016, 13:34:
Also, I thought Snyder's Watchmen was pretty awesome. Why does everyone hate on that flick?

That's the point I wanted to add here... glad to see I'm not the only one. I think he did an outstanding job on The Watchmen, including improving the hell out of the way the story concludes. I have nothing positive to say about Man of Steel, but I think The Watchmen was a home run.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
11. Re: Overwatch Trailer Mar 23, 2016, 08:01  Blue 
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 15:23:
I'm surprised BH6 has a 90%. Reviewers weren't in love with it. I suppose it was more "it's good, not great" from most.

I think that's how Rotten Tomatoes' system can be deceptive. A 90 rating doesn't mean 90% of reviewers loved it, or that it has an aggregate 90 review score. It means 90% of reviews didn't *hate* it, as all it represents is the percentage of reviews at three stars out of five or above.

A movie with a 60% aggregate review score can be 100% fresh by this system, which might leave the impression it was the greatest movie ever with their formula camouflaging its mediocrity.

None of this relates to my feelings about BH6, but rather how I find the RT system flawed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Tiny Rube Goldberg Machine Mar 21, 2016, 20:34  Blue 
 
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 21, 2016, 15:08:
Eh, was kind of neat, but I don't think it qualifies to be called that when they're manually intervening in the process multiple times.

It looked like all the interventions were intentionally added for "preciousness," highlighting how small everything is. I think it could have run fine by itself if they so chose.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2016, 15:28  Blue 
 
Nucas wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 14:48:
nin wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 10:51:
Blue wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 10:42:
and have helped somewhat right the financial disaster the place had become over the past several years.

Ugh. Please don't let it come to that. If it were to come down to closing the site or losing your shirt, keep your shirt. We all love the site, but I don't think anyone wants you to have a financial burden. That's too far...

If you don't mind me asking, are the amazon links helping at all?

I'm totally down with the Patreon, but I have no idea what an amount would be (per person) that would help.


saddening. for some reason i thought blue was the one beating the odds all this time or something. now i feel like a jerk for coming here for 15 years.

One reason I don't often go into such matters is it seems difficult to do so without creating the wrong impression, but I guess that's to be expected. Not sure what about this would be saddening or make you regret your visiting here.

My point was simply that we're still trying to recover bad stretch. The way things have gone here over the years have varied widely between wonderful and terrible (you may recall we ran with no ads for several months at one point). It's actually better now, and that's why I'm trying to work with the existing provider, rather than ditch them because of issues with ads. The idea of a Patreon would be to allow those using ad blockers to support the site if they so choose. I have no idea what the economics of this would be either, but it probably doesn't take much to equal the revenue lost from one reader blocking ads.

And to answer the other question that got buried in there, the Amazon links certainly have helped.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2016, 10:42  Blue 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 10:03:
Blue,
Any word on yesterdays "Google Chrome" browser warning when visiting Bluesnews?

I wanted to wait until I knew something more definitive, but I guess I'm not sure I will... all I know at the moment is that this was a limited incident, and something that should be done with (I say "should" because in honesty, I think the problem showed up once or twice after I already thought it was taken care of).

I am sorry for any problems the ads here ever cause, and I am aware that the auto-play videos are an issue for some, and progress on changing the way these work in particular has been very slow.

On the other hand, I have faith in the good intentions of our ad provider, and I am trying to get these issues worked out. Ads have once again become a more reliable source of income lately, and have helped somewhat right the financial disaster the place had become over the past several years.

I am aware that ad issues are driving some into the arms of ad blockers, and when malware enters the picture that is a sensible way to protect yourself. We never have worked out a subscription system here, so one thing that some have proposed that may be worthy of consideration would be to start a Patreon account to allow readers who are using adblockers a way to support the site if they want to.

I don't want that last part to distract from the point that I want to work to make sure the ads here remain safe and don't ruin your visit, but I did want to solicit feedback on the idea while we are on the topic.
 
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News Comments > CryENGINE V Goes Pay What You Want
16. Re: CryENGINE V Goes Pay What You Want Mar 16, 2016, 10:02  Blue 
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 02:03:
headkase wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 01:21:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 15, 2016, 23:33:
Cryengine was a horrible fucking choice of engines for Star Citizen. By the game ships (IF it does) it will take 100 gigs, and take 5 mins to load.

Man, you know, I'm not dissing you or anything but in my youth I remember loading a game called "Impossible Mission" on my Commodore 64 from tape. Start the load, go have supper, and by the time you finished supper it might be done loading. Seriously. Today a five minute load time would be atrocious, back then it was a fact of life.

Impossible Mission: fucking awesome game. "No, no, NOOO!"

An absolute favorite of its generation for me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2016, 09:57  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 09:52:
Where are the cops when you need one?

Wow, what a fucking idiot! I'm a little surprised the cop was as laid back as he was. Feel bad for the cabbie as well...

I actually missed him at first myself too. Rolling back the vid and realizing he was there the whole time makes it more amazing (at first I thought he rolled up on it in progress).
 
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