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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 8, 2020, 19:05
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2020, 19:05
Jul 8, 2020, 19:05
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2020, 15:58:
Although this sounds pretty hard, it doesn't really comport to what former SEAL Jocko Willink has said on various podcasts. He actually went into SEAL training being able to do most of that fitness test and found it woefully inadequate. IIRC, he said training has involved hundreds of pullups, thousands of pushups and situps, 20 mile runs, etc.
I assume the first stats you gave were for single sitting fitness test. I'm sure there are many hundreds of pullups and thousands of situps during many weeks of Seal training...
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 8, 2020, 15:34
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2020, 15:34
Jul 8, 2020, 15:34
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2020, 14:01:
PSA: The West Wing has been streaming on Netflix for a while now. It features an excellent ensemble case anchored by Martin Sheen, and Aaron Sorkin's dialog is so smart and snappy. Very entertaining, and also a nice reminder of how a "normal" administration is supposed to operate.
My favorite West Wing moment -- one of the staff (Josh) is suffering from PSTD after a shooting incident, and after a break-through with a psychologist has this conversation with the chief of staff (a character who is a recovering alcoholic) :

A guy in a hole.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 8, 2020, 11:56
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 8, 2020, 11:56
Jul 8, 2020, 11:56
 
"accidentally", uh huh...
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 8, 2020, 11:51
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2020, 11:51
Jul 8, 2020, 11:51
 
So, I have been re-reading the Foundation Trilogy -- it has been a long time... I'm half way through the third book and I must adjust my evaluation. It is entirely possible for someone to make a tv mini-series to cover this material. It isn't nearly as intricate and complex as I remembered, certainly less so than say "Dune". I still think it is an excellent story, but a good reenactment should not be too difficult.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 5, 2020, 19:19
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2020, 19:19
Jul 5, 2020, 19:19
 
I was attempting to relay the difference between droplets which have been aerosolized those which have not. I was under the impression (perhaps incorrectly?) that CV was known to have been transmitted by non-aerosolized droplets, but not by aerosolized droplets. In other words, imagine two people separated by two barriers. One barrier extends from the floor to an inch from the ceiling. Another two inches away from the first, extends from the ceiling to an inch from the floor. Air can travel between the two of you, but you wouldn't be able to get spittle from one to the other. In this situation only a something being aerosolized could be transmitted between the two. If spittle was required, you could not transmit. Apologies if my previous attempt was lacking...
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 5, 2020, 18:01
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2020, 18:01
Jul 5, 2020, 18:01
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 17:55:
Are you guys joking? We know this in the EU since March - why you think full face masks are MANDATORY here?
There are two different things here. Spreading from droplets produced by coughing, sneezing or talking is one thing, actual "airborne" is different. The first is certainly happening and is very significantly reduced by wearing a mask. The second would come straight out of the air without the droplets, this is what the "report" or whatever you want to call it is claiming, which masking might reduce, but less effectively.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 5, 2020, 17:56
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2020, 17:56
Jul 5, 2020, 17:56
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 17:35:
Shrill Liberal: The sky is falling!

"However, the health agency said the evidence for the virus being airborne was not convincing, according to the NYT. "

Wrong again, as usual.
I admit I was simply responding to Redeye, didn't look at the article, but what I said for the US holds true.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 5, 2020, 17:13
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2020, 17:13
Jul 5, 2020, 17:13
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 08:42:
Including blowing up the daily infection counters, you managed to get in 2 days, what Germany took 5 months to get Bravo I say
We're number 1! We're number 1!
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: WoW Server Merges
Jul 5, 2020, 17:10
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Re: WoW Server Merges Jul 5, 2020, 17:10
Jul 5, 2020, 17:10
 
YurtFreak wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 16:41:
What's the point in merging servers? With all the cross-server technology, you always were playing with people from other servers, anyway.
Cost savings for Blizzard I assume.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 5, 2020, 17:08
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2020, 17:08
Jul 5, 2020, 17:08
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 16:46:
239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne
Well fuckityfuckityfuckityfuck
This is bad news outside the US. Inside the US we are doing such a good job spreading it around it won't make a difference.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Diablo III Season 21 Live
Jul 5, 2020, 08:16
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Re: Diablo III Season 21 Live Jul 5, 2020, 08:16
Jul 5, 2020, 08:16
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 4, 2020, 23:37:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 4, 2020, 20:47:
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 4, 2020, 16:07:
Guess I'll learn how to play guitar or speak German.
Despite having little to no use for it, I would like to learn a second language. However, I tried in both HS and college and my brain would not cooperate...
Bounced off both French and Russian and couldn't learn a 2nd language properly until I lived in Japan for several years. Might be easier now, with the internet. Some languages are easier than others for English speakers. What are you interested in?
Well, Spanish would probably be the most useful, but I'd probably take German instead for no particularly good reason. I said I'd like to learn one, I'm not sure it is practical at this point. My brain is surely more set in its ways now than it was forty years ago. Where are those knowledge downloads from The Matrix?
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 4, 2020, 22:42
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2020, 22:42
Jul 4, 2020, 22:42
 
Non-professional fireworks make July 4th my least favorite holiday. I never "got it" when it came to commercial fireworks, even as a kid. But, whatca gonna do? *shrug*
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Diablo III Season 21 Live
Jul 4, 2020, 20:47
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Re: Diablo III Season 21 Live Jul 4, 2020, 20:47
Jul 4, 2020, 20:47
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 4, 2020, 16:07:
Guess I'll learn how to play guitar or speak German.
Despite having little to no use for it, I would like to learn a second language. However, I tried in both HS and college and my brain would not cooperate...
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Satisfactory Sells 1.3 Million Copies; Steam vs Epic Games Store Breakdown
Jul 4, 2020, 14:16
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Re: Satisfactory Sells 1.3 Million Copies; Steam vs Epic Games Store Breakdown Jul 4, 2020, 14:16
Jul 4, 2020, 14:16
 
I had mixed feelings when they removed the necessity to kill aliens for research advancement. This is because I have mixed feeling about the aliens, in general. Even when they were needed for research, by the mid-game they were no threat to you, they were merely an annoyance. I always considered it a building/logistics game -- the aliens always seems like a silly add-on to me. *shrug* Different strokes for different folks.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Satisfactory Sells 1.3 Million Copies; Steam vs Epic Games Store Breakdown
Jul 4, 2020, 10:42
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Re: Satisfactory Sells 1.3 Million Copies; Steam vs Epic Games Store Breakdown Jul 4, 2020, 10:42
Jul 4, 2020, 10:42
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 4, 2020, 06:55:
Allow me to completely destroy you both

https://www.factorio.com/blog/post/fff-74
https://www.factorio.com/blog/post/fff-75

Because I have a memory that works. (Well, and that was the only reason I bought it, I wanted to build space platforms ,p)

And I liked Factorio well enough... just wished it had become more than just a soulless sandbox with irrelevant enemies.

Btw. I missed they canned his back in 2018 ... Well, I didn't play unmodded Factorio since.. ever. So I wouldn't know.. currently only playing it with Krastorio 2
I don't feel destroyed in any way. Unless you feel destroyed for missing it was cancelled in 2018 -- then I might feel a little destroyed in empathy...

I bought the game in Mar. 2016. The blog posts are from Feb. 2015. Seems like they must have given up on the idea well before "cancelling" it in 2018....


"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Satisfactory Sells 1.3 Million Copies; Steam vs Epic Games Store Breakdown
Jul 3, 2020, 23:01
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Re: Satisfactory Sells 1.3 Million Copies; Steam vs Epic Games Store Breakdown Jul 3, 2020, 23:01
Jul 3, 2020, 23:01
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 3, 2020, 21:26:
You know, I was hyped for this game.. a year ago. Now I don't care anymore... so much happened since then, not a game I even want to play currently (same for Factorio, which I am actually even a bit salty about after they just flat out shit-canned the PROMISED campaign and entire POINT of the game (Orbital platform, building a space shipyard and ship to get from the planet).

Anyway, I am glad building games like this make at least 1m sales.. now please someone make a proper one, a mix of Diablo, Factorio and Satisfactory....... mhhhhh
Wow, really? I think Factorio is fantastic building game. I have a couple of thousand hours in it. Didn't even realize the campaign was supposed to be anything but a teaching tool. Definitely didn't know anything about a shipyard and ship to space. Are you sure you aren't confusing games?
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 3, 2020, 21:21
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2020, 21:21
Jul 3, 2020, 21:21
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 3, 2020, 20:26:
Do you even watch football? Kapernick sucks. Which is why he isn't playing. Him not playing because he's black - and I've never understood that because I always thought the guy was Arab - is like saying the reason Tim Tebow isn't playing is because he's an evangelical xtian.
Is he a top ten QB? No. Is he better than 10-15 of the starting QBs in the league? Possibly. He isn't playing because the owners thought hiring him after the kneeling situation would be bad for their bottom lines. His ability to play or not, was not much of a factor in their decisions.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Satisfactory Sells 1.3 Million Copies; Steam vs Epic Games Store Breakdown
Jul 3, 2020, 21:16
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Re: Satisfactory Sells 1.3 Million Copies; Steam vs Epic Games Store Breakdown Jul 3, 2020, 21:16
Jul 3, 2020, 21:16
 
WaltC wrote on Jul 3, 2020, 21:09:
How long did Epic have the exclusive listing before the game opened on Steam?
About 13 months.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 3, 2020, 20:05
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2020, 20:05
Jul 3, 2020, 20:05
 
My suggestion: "The Lame Ducks"
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Satisfactory Sells 1.3 Million Copies; Steam vs Epic Games Store Breakdown
Jul 3, 2020, 18:48
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Re: Satisfactory Sells 1.3 Million Copies; Steam vs Epic Games Store Breakdown Jul 3, 2020, 18:48
Jul 3, 2020, 18:48
 
I like the game, but it definitely needs more features and some polishing still. I look forward to what it will look like as time and updates go by...
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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