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2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2017, 10:31  Blue 
 
Primalchrome wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 10:27:
Broken collar bone. Sums my season up. Sigh.

Rodgers, Watt, OBJ... this has been a rough year for some of the very best players in the game.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2017, 12:39  Blue 
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 14, 2017, 19:18:
Hey Blue,

I believe I'm starting to have a kidney stone. I'll trade you.

I'll pass, thanks.
 
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14. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 15, 2017, 12:24  Blue 
 
panbient wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 09:45:
Choobeastia wrote on Oct 14, 2017, 21:40:
All of this is moot, really. The real point is that even if we do not agree, it costs nothing to be understanding of a group choosing to stand up against bullies. At the same time, we only diminish ourselves by demeaning them.

Well said.

Also with that roller coaster example -

A person scared of heights might try a roller coaster in an effort to get over their phobia and grow as a person.

Twitter offers nothing of the sort.

Let me clarify my minor point here, which is to agree with your final sentiment. For most people Twitter offers nothing. Most all social media carries some potential for flame wars, but that seems to be Twitter's raison d'etre.

I am not trying to demean people standing up against bullies. I'm surprised anyone familiar with my sentiments would interpret this that way. I am simply questioning why any individual would choose to spend time sharing opinions in a toxic, hostile environment.

What is the upside of participating in Twitter? You share a thought, get affirmation from your echo chamber, and hatred from those who disagree. No one changes their views, and it just spirals into a war of words. Even worse, it's all truncated so there's no chance for nuance or real information exchange, and a much greater chance that things are misconstrued (look what happened here after my 13 word comment). And this is not even getting into the armies of trolls who deliberately foment problems wherever they can for the lulz.

No one is safe, there's always someone to disagree with even the most reasonable point, and people seem to spend as much time managing their block lists as posting.

I would never suggest kids who are bullied should just avoid school, but I don't see why people tweet. It just seems like a battlefield tailored to online warfare.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 14, 2017, 12:47  Blue 
 
Choobeastia wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 21:27:
Why would anyone against online harassment be on Twitter in the first place?

That's a very victim blaming sentiment.

Why would someone afraid of heights ride a roller coaster.

Oops, there I go blaming the victim again.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2017, 13:26  Blue 
 
Blue wrote on Oct 9, 2017, 12:11:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 9, 2017, 12:08:
Look on the brightside, Blue. You are only 3 picks out in the pick 'em league!

Well that is the bright side. Unless you do the math on where I'd be if I didn't stubbornly pick the Giants every week.

And now I see that Y.A. Tittle died. Pretty rough day for a lifelong Giants fan.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2017, 12:11  Blue 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 9, 2017, 12:08:
Look on the brightside, Blue. You are only 3 picks out in the pick 'em league!

Well that is the bright side. Unless you do the math on where I'd be if I didn't stubbornly pick the Giants every week.
 
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News Comments > Gravel Gameplay Trailer
3. Re: Gravel Gameplay Trailer Oct 9, 2017, 10:41  Blue 
 
Jerykk wrote on Oct 8, 2017, 19:59:
Eh? Are we sure Square has anything to do with this? The Steam page says the game is developed and published by Milestone. No mention of Square anywhere. The official website is the same. I think Gamespot got their info wrong.

https://store.na.square-enix.com/product/439694/gravel-pc-download
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2017, 10:40  Blue 
 
LaxerFL wrote on Oct 9, 2017, 00:09:
Without Beckham, we are hurtin' for certain!

Oh Blue, what are we going to do the rest of this year? I'm a Devils fan when it comes to the NHL, so hopefully they'll be good enough to keep me entertained this winter...

Yeah, it's a lost season for the G-men for sure. Makes me sad.

Funny, the Giants geared up as a contender this year, while the Jets set up to tank for the draft. Jets? Tied for first place. Giants? Tied for worst record in the NFL.
 
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4. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Getting Bonus Map Oct 6, 2017, 09:58  Blue 
 
yonder wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 19:45:
If it comes out with the full game upon release, it's not really a bonus map, is it?

Where does it say that will happen?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2017, 14:31  Blue 
 
MajorD wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 12:02:
sauron wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 11:50:
Oh, and isn't is 'preceded' rather than 'proceeded'? Just asking.

Yes, I noticed that too.

You noticed nothing. These aren't the droids you're looking for.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2017, 20:25  Blue 
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2017, 18:06:
@Rigs. LOL. Glad you made it through in one piece.

Ditto!
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2017, 20:23  Blue 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 15, 2017, 14:12:
afka Rossini wrote on Sep 15, 2017, 13:59:
Capella wrote on Sep 15, 2017, 12:49:
Creston wrote on Sep 15, 2017, 11:55:
400 years from now, a giant nebula will move towards Federation space. It will be called C'ini.

I do wonder what happened to the Plutonium that was on board. Otherwise what a great space probe it was. Its discoveries will live on for eternity.

Did we just drop a 'dirty bomb' on Saturn?
It was only 72 pounds of plutonium-238 (in the form of plutonium dioxide). It's what powered the radioisotope thermal generator (RTG) that Matt Damon dug up in "The Martian."

Sequel confirmed!
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2017, 11:10  Blue 
 
MajorD wrote on Sep 15, 2017, 10:45:
So, the HOT coffee woke you up, and then eventually the caffeine. Wink

Yeah, but I don't recommend going off label like I did.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2017, 12:29  Blue 
 
Kalthorn wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 12:19:
Blue wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 11:04:
Kalthorn wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 10:48:
What's your preferred brand or mix?

Behr - Padre Brown.

Is there any particular reason? Out of all the samples I tried, Behr was the one I liked the least. The way it looked and applied, it seemed almost like colored glue and dried as a film with little to no penetration of the wood. I'm pretty new to this though so I don't have much to compare to.

You are likely right, but, oddly, that's the reason we're going this way. We had a guy who applied a coat of this stuff a few years ago, and it wore poorly. But since we are just trying to tidy things up to sell, we're doing what will match if anything shows through. All the other work we've done to get ready to sell was pretty thorough, but the deck is in its golden years, but we're not going to replace or renovate it, so we aren't going to put too much effort into something that will just be replaced or renovated by the new owners. We just need it to stop looking like total ass.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2017, 11:04  Blue 
 
Kalthorn wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 10:48:
I'm in the same situation regarding deck stain. Here in the Northwest we go from too hot to apply (at least according to the 90 degrees listed on the can) to pouring rain. After waiting for a month, it looks like I finally have a window this week.

What's your preferred brand or mix?

Behr - Padre Brown.
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2017, 16:40  Blue 
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 14:23:
Blue wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 13:08:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 13:00:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 12:46:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 12:38:
For parts of Florida, Hurricane Irma offers a worst-case scenario.

But hey, global warming is a hoax, so I'm gonna keep rollin' coal in my Hummer.
The good thing about global warming is that NOAA will have to add extra categories to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
5 ain't cutting it anymore.

There are practical reasons to do so. Buildings rated for cat-5 hurricanes that were built to withstand 185 mph winds were demolished by the 240 mph (!) gusts of Irma.

?

I'm guessing KPH and MPH got crossed to get that 240 total. 240 KPH = 150 MPH.

Not a metric convusion error, but not 240 either. It was 225 mph from this story.

With a tightly defined eye, high maximum winds and gusts of up to 195 knots or 225 mph Irma has left weather forecasters flabbergasted.

That's the only such reference I can find. Everywhere else seems to agree on 185 MPH.

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-irma-extremes-records
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2017, 13:08  Blue 
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 13:00:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 12:46:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 12:38:
For parts of Florida, Hurricane Irma offers a worst-case scenario.

But hey, global warming is a hoax, so I'm gonna keep rollin' coal in my Hummer.
The good thing about global warming is that NOAA will have to add extra categories to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
5 ain't cutting it anymore.

There are practical reasons to do so. Buildings rated for cat-5 hurricanes that were built to withstand 185 mph winds were demolished by the 240 mph (!) gusts of Irma.

?

I'm guessing KPH and MPH got crossed to get that 240 total. 240 KPH = 150 MPH.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2017, 13:00  Blue 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 12:46:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 12:38:
For parts of Florida, Hurricane Irma offers a worst-case scenario.

But hey, global warming is a hoax, so I'm gonna keep rollin' coal in my Hummer.
The good thing about global warming is that NOAA will have to add extra categories to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
5 ain't cutting it anymore.

The argument is that the tiers on that scale are supposed to represent how much damage is to be expected. Category 5 represents the level where all but the most deliberately storm-proof structures will be completely obliterated. Since you can't destroy something more than completely, naming something category 6 is a moot point in that regard. I guess a storm that could destroy reinforced concrete buildings wpi;d necessitate a category 6.

There's probably also a point to be made that it's hard to get people to evacuate as it is... anything that can make the threat seem less dire would probably only make that worse ("why do I need to leave, it's not even a category 6 yet!").
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Sep 7, 2017, 11:39  Blue 
 
NKD wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 06:06:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 01:48:
NK is like a little child, it cries and threatens but even with nukes and ICBM's it's all hot air and posturing to gain better negotiation positions at the food table. The only difference to the "usual" situation is that Trump will not negotiate, but Trump isn't gonna be around forever...

It's why I laugh at anyone who thinks this will cause WW3... NK has been blowing hot air around for more than 40 years now...

The only way this causes WW3 is if someone doesn't get Chinese and Russian leaders onboard before we nuke all their military installations. I also don't worry about Trump in this instance because there's no one in the military hierarchy that's going to obey a World War starting order from that cheetoh.

So the solution to this is a tactical nuclear strike, and we'll be protected from escalation into nuclear war by cooperation from Russia, cooperation from China, and a military coup here in the U.S.?

I feel so much better now.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 6, 2017, 12:54  Blue 
 
DarkV wrote on Sep 6, 2017, 11:21:
Blue,

I've said it for a while now....The Wilpon's are running nothing but a land scam that puts Lex Luthors land schemes to shame. As a Met's fan I can't stand them and prayed they'd sell the team. As for payroll...hope they enjoy the David Wright insurance money. I'm sure it will be reinvested Rolleyes

Yeah, from what I've heard, the commish likes the Wilpons, and doesn't care that they can't actually afford to run a big market team with no more BS Madoff money rolling in. This team had a brief moment of good management under Cashman in the 80s, but beyond that it's been 50 years of shitshow. This is the team that traded Tom Seaver for Steve Henderson, Pat Zachry, Doug Flynn, and Dan Norman because they did not want to pay the best pitcher in baseball. This kind of thinking remains their legacy to this day.

 
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