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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com/
Signed On Jan 1, 1999, 12:34
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2017, 13:07  Blue 
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:52:
So where is the Rockband and VR setup?

There's a media stand visible on the left edge of that picture as well. It has the TV and Xbone for Rock Band. As for VR, the Rift is packed away until we move. I don't really feel like I'm missing anything living without it in the meantime.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2017, 12:46  Blue 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:44:
Awesome, the one monitor solution is clean.
I did not notice any speakers/headphones, surely your not relying on the monitors built-in speakering.

There's an Astro A40 hanging on the left side of the desk. That's the source of the wire draped below that I need to manage better.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2017, 12:17  Blue 
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:01:
Blue, you loose 5 points for not doing the Picture of your desk on the desktop like when ya took a pic of your desk for the article about web masters desks.

Fair enough.

Nice to see the wuppies on there

Any desk I get would need room for a little shrine to (from left to right) the Gunnar-man and Hudson the wonder dog.

also what's the distance from front to back on the top of the desk?

It curves at the near edge. It's about 33" at the corners and 27" in the middle.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2017, 10:13  Blue 
 
Capella wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 10:04:
Very nice! Where is your other monitor? You can't be running a single monitor can you?

I am... I previously had dual 27" 1080p monitors, but I replaced them with a 35" ultrawide, and with 3440x1440 resolution I'm good to go. This readily handles three programs side-by-side, which is all I need.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 27, 2017, 16:49  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 27, 2017, 15:50:
Why would you even need that in the US where you can buy booze virtually everywhere?

Are you really claiming not to understand the concept of delivery?
 
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News Comments > Why is Brink Now Free? Why Not?
2. Re: Why is Brink Now Free? Why Not? Aug 27, 2017, 15:09  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Aug 27, 2017, 15:07:
how much money are we really making off a 99 cents [sale]?

Now, I'm not a mathematician or anything, but I think the answer is 99 cents.

Are you forgetting Valve's cut?
 
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News Comments > Protagon Released
2. Re: No subject Aug 25, 2017, 16:27  Blue 
 
Sir Graves wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 16:21:
Supports Rift as well.

Not according to Steam.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2017, 12:00  Blue 
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 11:10:
Blue, you have a link for the desk?

https://www.arozzi.com/product/arena-gaming-desk/

I opted for the pure black.

The desk is the same price as the similar DX Racer desk. This one is MDF while that one is apparently actual wood, but this one is far larger, and I like the full surface mousepad element.

I'm assembling it now. I'll share impressions when I have some.
 
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16. Re: removed Aug 24, 2017, 20:08  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 24, 2017, 19:17:
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This comment was deleted on Aug 24, 2017, 20:08.

It's getting old Cuts.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 15:49  Blue 
 
BobBob wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 15:32:
Blue wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 12:05:
Dogs need regular walks, too. The nice thing about little ones is that you don't have to walk as far if you're lazy.


You bring up an interesting point. Where I live is minutes from the beach and many walking / hiking trails. We hope to walk the dog morning, noon, and night 30 minutes to an hour each time, and we like to walk/hike for hours on weekends.

Can a little dog handle so much walking or does it depend on the breed? Is the one I showed going to be too small for such adventures, even when fully grown?

I also saw something like this, which might help if the dog gets tired?

Thirty minutes to an hour is right on for the average dog walk... just that you won't get as far in that time with a small dog. I walk Gunnar and Jedi for about 45 minutes twice a day, and they keep pretty close to people pace, so we end up covering about five miles.

As for walking for hours on the weekends, if it ends up being too much for her, at least carrying her in that carrier or some other way is an option.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 12:05  Blue 
 
BobBob wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 10:45:
So I'm thinking of adopting a rescue dog and she's 9 months. Does that mean she's a puppy? What am I looking at when adopting a 9 month year old dog? I'm just wanting to gather as much knowledge, ideas, and opinions as I can.

Depends on the breed(s) and the dog. A lot of times you hear a year as the span of puppyhood, but some dogs are more grown up at nine months than others are at two years. I looked at that photo you posted, and don't have any idea what sort of breeds led to that. Pekingese/terrier sounds as right as anything. At nine months most dogs should already be well on their way to being housetrained and socialized, but you'll still have to pay attention to those things.

I've never owned a dog - though I've had numerous other kinds of pets. I had a relative who had Boxers, which are pretty high energy dogs, I used to play with them a lot and they were fun.

Dogs need regular walks, too. The nice thing about little ones is that you don't have to walk as far if you're lazy.

As for your other question, I don't have arthritis, it's a never-diagnosed tear of something in my right shoulder that acts up on occasion. Odds are it's my rotator cuff or my labrum.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2017, 14:38  Blue 
 
BobBob wrote on Aug 21, 2017, 10:56:
Are cockapoos good dogs?

All dogs are good dogs.

But as for breed characteristics, Cockapoos are a cross-breed, so they are less predictable than purebreeds. My personal experience is that all these Poodle mixes seem a little highstrung. Friendly, but very jumpy, bouncy, crazy types. It's purely an unscientific empirical viewpoint, but it's based on a lot of examples.
 
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20. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 19, 2017, 10:31  Blue 
 
LiTh wrote on Aug 19, 2017, 09:34:
Whats the password to the spread league? bn doesnt seem to work.

bn2 ... forgot to put that in at first, sorry. I'll add that now.
 
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News Comments > Black Mirror Revival Announced
2. Re: Black Mirror Revival Announced Aug 16, 2017, 15:02  Blue 
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 16, 2017, 14:29:
I thought THQ is defunct.

https://www.bluesnews.com/s/173869/nordic-games-becomes-thq-nordic

For an eye-popper, do a search here for the term "nordic acquires."
 
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5. Re: Not saying this was your problem but... Aug 11, 2017, 11:13  Blue 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2017, 10:30:
Blue, I assume you're running Windows 10.

Do you take me for some sort of heathen?

Actually it's Win7 Pro 64-bit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 10, 2017, 16:09  Blue 
 
MeanJim wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 16:04:
Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle...
So, basically a train?

Not really. Trains follow tracks. Trucks playing follow the leader is a convoy.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2017, 13:16  Blue 
 
Capella wrote on Aug 7, 2017, 13:03:
What!? No GoT comments? Wow what an episode! Top 5 for sure! I am really digging this warp speed pace they are on.

OMG, dragons!

I agree. I also like their recent use of portals for travel.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2017, 15:41  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 3, 2017, 14:54:
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 3, 2017, 12:55:
Cutter, I'm assuming he was a counselor at that camp, not an attendee.

Actually I always assumed it was both as one would have to have spent a significant amount of time there in order to want to return for reunions. Do kids in NY state attend summer camps more than kids most other places I wonder? Seems that way to me for no particular reason I can put my finger on.

I was a camper for about seven years, and on staff for a few more. I don't know if NY State is more camp-centric than other areas, but it makes sense for it to be more of a thing for NYC kids.

And yes, it was a very formative experience. I went there as someone who knew nothing but the city and unable to swim, and left as a lifeguard/swimming instructor who was quite comfortable with outdoorsmanship. So it had a pretty significant impact on the trajectory of my life.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
6. Re: Roomba Jul 30, 2017, 12:03  Blue 
 
J wrote on Jul 29, 2017, 17:37:
The original article is the same article?

Sorry, my bad. It's fixed now.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2017, 17:43  Blue 
 
Retired wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 16:36:
Steelcamp wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 14:07:
Retired wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 13:20:
This is remarkable progress on what just days ago had seemed like a stalled process, so I'm pretty excited. There's definitely a sense that the finish line is in site, which is quite a relief.

Good luck Blue. I just took the lockbox off of the house. Waiting for agent to show up to discuss our offers. 30 showings in 2.5 days. Very little sleep, slept in my vehicle at work (working nights), and living out of a box with a 3 year old......very happy to get this done.

WOW! 30 showings in 2 1/2 days!! good deal... Grats just on that.

Thanks. We agreed on terms. 5 day inspection period. Then close. Fingers crossed.

Congrats!
 
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