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Robert Osorio
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November 22, 2004
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 16, 2021, 11:36
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2021, 11:36
Jun 16, 2021, 11:36
 
Happy BDay to Mrs. Blue, and hope your arm feels better Blue.
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Shortest landing: That's an Alaskan bush pilot. Those guys are amazing. They do that all the time even without a strong headwind. The strong headwind only makes it easier.
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PC Gamer's best games of E3
Jun 16, 2021, 11:20
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PC Gamer's best games of E3 Jun 16, 2021, 11:20
Jun 16, 2021, 11:20
 
Okay the Gloomwood trailer looks cool, and there's a pre Alpha demo on Steam. Going to try that out tonight.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1150760/Gloomwood/
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Re: RTX 3070 Ti Reviews
Jun 10, 2021, 10:13
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Re: RTX 3070 Ti Reviews Jun 10, 2021, 10:13
Jun 10, 2021, 10:13
 
Some seem to be holding off past 9am. Best Buy still shows 'coming soon' at 10:05am.

Evga's site went down under the load again at 9am, but I managed to get a notify order in 30 minutes later, for my friend who I'm building a Blender workstation for. If I can't snag a card for him before I deliver it, I'm going to loan him my old GTX 1080.
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Re: RTX 3070 Ti Reviews
Jun 9, 2021, 11:13
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Re: RTX 3070 Ti Reviews Jun 9, 2021, 11:13
Jun 9, 2021, 11:13
 
Except for Linus, who seems to be trying to defend Nvidia's money grab lately, no one is impressed with the 3070 ti. Performance doesn't really warrant the extra $100 (MSRP) and the silicon would have been better used cranking out more 3070s instead of diluting the high end market even more.

Jayz has a point that by delaying the 3070ti announcement to a couple of weeks after the 3080ti announcement, Nvidia was likely just trying to get everyone to buy a ridiculously over priced card.

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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Jun 9, 2021, 10:08
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 9, 2021, 10:08
Jun 9, 2021, 10:08
 
Well I guess this blows up theory that 'organized' crime was becoming more tech savvy in recent years. And, in theory, they should be. It's not hard in principle to setup secure comms, just tedious. For example, Signal is a completely secure messaging system if (and here is the caveat) it's setup properly. To do it properly, you need to exchange public keys in person (Vito, Nunzio, and Giuseppe all need to fly somewhere to meet and do the exchange in person if you want to be 100% certain you're talking to who you think you're talking to).

And there's the rub. It's what tech people call 'friction'. It's too much legwork for the average person (or mob boss), so you (as a mob boss) need to trust someone. Your henchman/IT guy can take your phone to a meet with other mob bosses to exchange credentials, but now you have to trust him (is he working for the feds?). What about the others at the credential swap? Can they be trusted?

You're a mob boss, you're a busy person, you have people to beat up, you don't want risk flying to a big meet of mob bosses and get raided. Easier to use a service that handles the key exchange, but now you need to trust the service. Is it legit, or is it being run by the feds?

Just like regular consumers, and the government, you ultimately have to trust a third party, be it a henchman or a secure communications company, to handle the key exchange for you, if you're too lazy to do it yourself, and at that point trust is broken. Want to use What's app? You need to trust Facebook.

Steve Gibson likes to point out that the only REAL way to setup a secure communication system is to meet the other party, in the middle of an open field, under a blanket, both of you stark naked, and then exchange your public keys. That would make for interesting mob boss meetups
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Colonial Pipeline Ransom
Jun 8, 2021, 10:13
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Colonial Pipeline Ransom Jun 8, 2021, 10:13
Jun 8, 2021, 10:13
 
"FBI and Justice Department said they were able to use the Bitcoin public ledger to trace the payments back to "a specific address, for which the FBI has the 'private key,' or the rough equivalent of a password needed to access assets accessible from the specific Bitcoin address."

That's VERY interesting. If FBI had their private key, I have to assume they somehow hacked the hackers. Maybe this relates to the hackers claiming last week that their servers were compromised/seized? It was assumed they made that up as an excuse to lay low, but maybe it's for real.
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Re: The USS Indianapolis
Jun 7, 2021, 11:03
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Re: The USS Indianapolis Jun 7, 2021, 11:03
Jun 7, 2021, 11:03
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 03:06:
How a WWII Japanese sub commander helped exonerate a U.S. Navy captain
Paywall free http://archive.today/jmJMZ

Fascinating story. Thanks for posting!

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My war movie vote: "Greyhound' starring Tom Hanks. Underrated gem. Critics picked on it, but that's because it was done like a classic 50s WWII movie. You could imagine the same movie having starred John Wayne 70 years ago. No fluff, no romance, no Hollywood nonsense, just a damn good story about 5 difficult days during a convoy escort mission.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 6, 2021, 20:51
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 6, 2021, 20:51
Jun 6, 2021, 20:51
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 6, 2021, 20:43:
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jun 6, 2021, 19:40:
It is widely known that despite his money, he buys suits off the rack, and doesn't get them tailored.
On the one hand that's weird given his wealth. On the other hand, he's not nearly as wealthy as he claims, so maybe he realizes he can't really afford it. My personal prediction: He has already stiffed every tailor worth going to so none of them will work for him.

Well I agree he may not be worth as much as he claims, but even if he's only worth millions, he can afford tailored suits. Hell I have tailored suits.

Some rich people are just cheap that way. Or maybe (I can relate) don't like the ordeal of the measuring/fitting at the tailor.

But that suit was absolutely horrible on him. His suits do tend to be baggy because he doesn't tailor them, but I can't understand why he would wear something like that. It looked uncomfortably tight in all the wrong places.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 6, 2021, 19:40
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 6, 2021, 19:40
Jun 6, 2021, 19:40
 
There is absolutely no way anyone would wear their pants backwards. You can't even possibly do that accidentally.

I think it's photoshopped because I've seen other photos and videos where it looks fine, except for the wrinkles above the knees which appears in all of them, and a substantial paunch bulge which a lot people gleefully assume is a diaper, but I can assure you from personal experience you can't tell if someone is wearing an adult diaper.

I think the simple answer is the pants just don't fit him. They're too tight. Maybe he gained a lot more weight. It is widely known that despite his money, he buys suits off the rack, and doesn't get them tailored. You would think someone on his staff, or his wife, would have told him the suit didn't look good on him, but then again I assume NO ONE tells him anything he doesn't want to hear.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 6, 2021, 12:22
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 6, 2021, 12:22
Jun 6, 2021, 12:22
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 5, 2021, 13:33:
Holy cow, I hadn't even heard about this thing. Ford finally has a new small truck coming again?!

The Ford Maverick Will Debut on June 8

Man, I've been waiting for a new true small pickup forever. Word around the campfire base with be 20'ish K.

And Gabriel Union is sexy as hell. Love her voice.

I was disappointed when she got dropped as a judge on AGT. I have to say she is a very sexy woman. I was shocked to find out she's 48 when I idly looked up her wiki page while watching the show. I thought she was in her early 30s at most.


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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti Reviews
Jun 3, 2021, 19:15
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti Reviews Jun 3, 2021, 19:15
Jun 3, 2021, 19:15
 
El Pit wrote on Jun 3, 2021, 17:07:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 3, 2021, 16:51:
This is yesterday's news. It's all about the 4080!
Triple the power consumption and heat radiation of the 3080!

Yeah, you ain't kidding. Compared to the 1080, my 3080 is a friggin' space heater when I'm gaming. Let's just safely assume that the future 4080 will be the temperature of Venus, and the 5080 will be the temperature of the sun's corona.
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Re: Op Ed
Jun 3, 2021, 11:09
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Re: Op Ed Jun 3, 2021, 11:09
Jun 3, 2021, 11:09
 
Acleacius wrote on Jun 3, 2021, 01:12:
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 2, 2021, 23:14:
No, unfortunately the main story is single-player only. They made that mode to be completely separated from Red Dead Online so that they could sell the latter on its own for much cheaper. In RDO you start out by creating your own custom character, then there's a tutorial sequence teaching you the basic controls and stuff where you're introduced to a couple of the main NPCs. It's not an elaborate story, and it's presented very differently because none of the player characters actually speak, but it's good enough to guide you into the 20+ co-op missions (some of which are restricted based on your karma rating). There are also dozens of simpler side missions, stuff like "go here and capture/kill this guy" or "repo this wagon" or "escort/attack this caravan." Their quest givers are fully voiced and sometimes as interesting as any of the other characters, but those are free roam activities, not instances.
Thanks, really appreciate it!
Couple of friends just started playing Dying Light for the first time because you can play the whole game in Coop.
One asked about RDR2 and I'll pass along the infos. I still think they will shy away from a game where any rando player can kill them.
I'm not saying all open world pvp players disrespect Coop. There are some and I'm not sure what they would do if they were getting ganked even occasionally.


Dying Light is a great coop game as well as very fun solo. I didn't like the expansion because I found the switch from crowded city parkour to open field dune buggies rather jarring, and to this day I feel the buggies are too hard to control, even with a controller. That's when I stopped playing. But the original game is a wonderful experience.
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti Reviews
Jun 3, 2021, 10:54
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti Reviews Jun 3, 2021, 10:54
Jun 3, 2021, 10:54
 
EVGA's store is down since 6am, which is curious since for the next 24 hours only Elite members like me can enter the queue for a 3080ti, and how many Elite members could there be?. I'm guessing some scalpers found a way to beat that? Or else they're just flooding the POS system with bot requests. I'm going to attempt to get in the queue for the FTW version, which Jayz benchmarked just as fast as a stock 3090 in most games, and faster and cooler than the stock 3080ti. I'll pass on my 3080 FTW to someone else if I can get it.

No big deal, I'm very happy with my card, but willing to pay EVGA's MSRP for the TI version to help out a friend and get a bit of a boost, assuming I can even log in sometime today.

As reviewers have all shown, and Hardware Jesus at Gamer's Nexus so poetically pointed out, the stock FE edition is not worth it.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 2, 2021, 08:33
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2021, 08:33
Jun 2, 2021, 08:33
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 1, 2021, 22:23:
Why The Coronavirus Pandemic Was a Breakout Moment for the Cannabis Industry

Captured perfectly by South Park back in November.

ROFLMAO!

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What the Star Wars Movies Didn't Tell You
May 31, 2021, 09:01
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What the Star Wars Movies Didn't Tell You May 31, 2021, 09:01
May 31, 2021, 09:01
 
Pretty good timeline of the Star Wars universe. Explains a lot of things I didn't know, since I never got into the animated series or the graphic novels.

Should help fill in the blanks with the upcoming Mandalorian spinoffs.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
May 31, 2021, 08:24
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Re: Sunday Metaverse May 31, 2021, 08:24
May 31, 2021, 08:24
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 30, 2021, 20:42:
jdreyer wrote on May 30, 2021, 18:39:
Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors

Just what I want: to be responsible for my neighbor's internet usage. Gonna suck for people on data caps.

People will be lucky if it's just the data cap, and not somebody using their wifi/internet service to look some horrific shit and get them put on a watch list, or earning them a visit from law enforcement.

Never have open or even guest Wifi at your house or business, unless it's heavily filtered, even then it's just not worth it.


Well, to be fair, that's not how this works and the headline is misleading clickbait. Sidewalk just allows nearby Amazon devices to mooch bandwidth during outages, or if they're out of range of your access point, but within range of your neighbors. It also supports their location trackers like their pet tracker. It's not an open Wifi access point for anyone to use, it's just for Amazon devices that support Sidewalk.

I agree, this should not be opt out, but that's the way things are here until we get stricter privacy laws like the EU.

Meanwhile, already turned off a while ago on my Ring account (there's a toggle for it in the Ring app settings), which is the only Amazon devices I use (long time Ring user, from before they were swallowed by Amazon), and they're all restricted to guest networks on my LANs, isolated from the main network.

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Re: On Sale
May 30, 2021, 09:02
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Re: On Sale May 30, 2021, 09:02
May 30, 2021, 09:02
 
I know some of you are playing Death Stranding. What's your opinions? It's been on my radar for a while and I was looking for a future time-sink game to ease my eventual withdrawal symptoms from Valheim, whenever the hell I finish it.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 27, 2021, 20:19
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Re: Out of the Blue May 27, 2021, 20:19
May 27, 2021, 20:19
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 18:54:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 27, 2021, 18:10:
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 16:34:
Republicans must be so proud.
Matt Gaetz eyes presidential run in 2024, Marjorie Taylor Green will be its running mate.
Please tell me that is a joke. I'm not even going to Google it, just going to stick my fingers in my ears, close my eyes, and start shouting nonsense...

hence the vomit emoji.
But instead of GG24 I prefer M&M 2024, so good they melt in you brain, not in your ... 💩

https://news.yahoo.com/matt-gaetz-says-run-presidency-144821755.html
I chose the smartest, brightest, bestest, most qualified running mate for him that the republicans have in the shallow end of their cesspool, call it intuition.

Gaetz is not going to come out of the sex trafficking investigation looking well, IMO. The guy is a sleaze.

Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend to cooperate with federal authorities in sex trafficking investigation
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/politics/gaetz-investigators-cooperation-ex-girlfriend/index.html
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 27, 2021, 10:53
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Re: Out of the Blue May 27, 2021, 10:53
May 27, 2021, 10:53
 
Blue: Sorry for the loss of your uncle.
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CRTs and retro gaming
May 27, 2021, 10:24
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CRTs and retro gaming May 27, 2021, 10:24
May 27, 2021, 10:24
 
Holy crap. I didn't totally believe that article until I went to Ebay and looked up prices. It's not just regular TVs for playing on consoles. VGA monitors are also selling for what they cost originally or more. Premium (in their day) good quality NEC and Samsung multisync flat tube monitors are selling for $350. Even crappy monitors are selling for $100.

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