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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 12, 2020, 03:54
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2020, 03:54
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 17:28:
I see CBS has decided to do "The Stand" again. I'm still not signing up for CBS All Access...

My wife (err, Mrs Greentiger?) said that some of the CBS All Access stuff will be showing on air on CBS television, apparently they're hurting for content due to the pandemic. That ST:D is going to air on TV. I'm sure it'll be with season 1--but I haven't heard anything more about it. So maybe you won't have to worry about All Access.

Cutter wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 15:14:
Yeah, I think back on the day that happened. I think without a doubt that was the most surreal moment of most people's lives. It was bizarre how difficult it was to process what was actually going on. I think for the first 5 minutes I saw it on the TV I didn't think it was real. Some War of the Worlds drama or something. There's just no way it could actually be happening.

I vividly remember 9/11.
What a terrible day.

Beamer wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 11:48:
I still can't get over the Trump campaign playing Fortunate Son for the rally yesterday.

A song angry at the wealthy son's of millionaires getting out of the Vietnam War while the rest of America's sons had to go fight and die? That's what they chose?

No one listens to the lyrics. It's like Paul Ryan saying he loved "Rage Against The Machine". Totally clueless. There are lots of songs/politicians that like ironic pairings like "Born in the USA". Etc. I'm just waiting for someone to pair "Take Me To Church" with some holy roller.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 9, 2020, 20:31
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2020, 20:31
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Cutter wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 19:47:
Yeah, I'm all AMD all the time. I was going to wait until Spring for a new system seeing as I was going to Europe this Fall. Since that's off for the indeterminate future and I need a new system I'll deffo be getting down on this . So it looks like a Nov. release in time for the holiday shopping season and I reckon I'll get myself that new system beginning of Dec. or just before Xmas.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....
Santa

I generally prefer AMD chipsets with NVidia cards--though my last system was an i5. Mainly because AMD's new chips weren't out at the time yet and I wanted to upgrade. It's been a nice system but sometimes I think I should've waited.
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Game making, looking for partners
Sep 9, 2020, 16:54
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Game making, looking for partners Sep 9, 2020, 16:54
Sep 9, 2020, 16:54
 
If anyone's looking to make a game, I would like to partner up with a programmer for fun and profit.

I work in IT so I can program some, a little bit of python, PowerShell, VBScript, PHP, and am familiar with MySQL and SQLite, but it has proven insufficient for me to figure out making games. So I've been mostly focusing on game design and level design. I've made a fair number of maps for the early id games and the early Blizzard RTSes. I've been trying my hand at some pixel art, collecting Humble Bundle collections for art, sound, and music. I also own a few unity assets. I've made some simple low poly models and have been trying to figure out UV mapping but always seem to fight with the various utilities out there.

Thanks.
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Re: Get GameGuru for Free
Sep 9, 2020, 16:52
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Re: Get GameGuru for Free Sep 9, 2020, 16:52
Sep 9, 2020, 16:52
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 06:12:
You should start a discussion thread. It will sit there for a month and attract the requisite attention.
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=topicsindex&boardid=2

Thank you.
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Re: Rise of the Triad Remastered Announced
Sep 8, 2020, 19:22
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Re: Rise of the Triad Remastered Announced Sep 8, 2020, 19:22
Sep 8, 2020, 19:22
 
Not a huge fan of ROTT although it was a neat concept.
I would love to see a modern re-imaging of the Blake Stone games.
They should get the GZDoom treatment.
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Re: Get GameGuru for Free
Sep 8, 2020, 19:17
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Re: Get GameGuru for Free Sep 8, 2020, 19:17
Sep 8, 2020, 19:17
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2020, 16:43:
Greentiger wrote on Sep 7, 2020, 22:18:
If anyone's looking to make a game, I would like to partner up with a programmer for fun and profit.

So, uh, what's your skillset?

Well I work in IT so I can program some, a little bit of python, PowerShell, VBScript, PHP, and am familiar with MySQL and SQLite, but it has proved insufficient for me to figure out making games. So I've been mostly focusing on game design and level design. I've made a fair number of maps for the early id games and the early Blizzard RTSes. I've been trying my hand at some pixel art, collecting Humble Bundle collections for art, sound, and music. I also own a few unity assets. I've made some simple low poly models and have been trying to figure out UV mapping but always seem to fight with the various utilities out there.
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Sep 7, 2020, 22:53
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Sep 7, 2020, 22:53
 
Not really a top 10, but thank God for Mystery Science Theater 3000--both as YouTube reruns and Netflix.
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Re: Get GameGuru for Free
Sep 7, 2020, 22:18
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Re: Get GameGuru for Free Sep 7, 2020, 22:18
Sep 7, 2020, 22:18
 
If anyone's looking to make a game, I would like to partner up with a programmer for fun and profit.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 4, 2020, 17:25
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 4, 2020, 17:25
Sep 4, 2020, 17:25
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 4, 2020, 16:28:
It's only going to get worse in terms of both ecological disasters and human suffering. So, yes, I laugh. I laugh because science, scientists, and food producers have been warning and stating that we are fucked for years and no one wanted to listen. So long as it didn't upset their pretty little suburban tract house lives, they couldn't have given a shit less. Now it's punching them square in the mouth with massive wildfires, ever stronger hurricanes, record snow levels, rapidly increasing food prices, scarcity, and trillions of dollars in damages due to wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.

So an evilish, "welcome to my world", kind of laugh, yeah that makes sense.
I no longer live in TX but summers in Dallas and Lubbock were hellish. I remember a week where it was 120*F for a solid week. The swamp coolers we had though were surprisingly effective.

Cutter wrote on Sep 4, 2020, 17:01:
Time for geothermal greenhouses methinks. Cool in the summer and warm in the winter regardless of the ambient temperature outside. Yeah it costs more up front but at least you can grow food year round securely.

Well, not that I'm in a position for anyone to listen to me, but I've advocated that for years. Temperature and weather controlled farming will have to be a thing if we're going to deal with the weather effects. I'd say since the agricultural corporations pretty much control farming they should help fund it all.

California is finally starting to build solar desalination plants too. They should've done that decades ago IMO.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 4, 2020, 14:08
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Cutter wrote on Sep 4, 2020, 11:23:
What a fucking nightmare to wake up to.

5 people found dead after shooting in home in Oshawa, Ont.

This is where I live. They're eight houses over from where I live. While I didn't know them well as they were a very quiet family, I do know their immediate neighbors quite well. One house over a buddy of mine lives there and I'm over for beers regularly with him. This place is a fucking zoo right now with cops, reporters, and onlookers, and this place is usually quiet enough to hear a pin drop.

Was talking to a few of the reporters. One of the them is a local minor media celeb and he's an ex-homicide Dectective himself, as well as my other neighbor across the road and two doors down. They were talking to the boys and they say the picture unfolding is that the wife/mother's brother showed up from Manitoba looking for money. Apparently this guy has always been a wackadoo - which begs the question as always, how do psychos keep getting guns. So now it looks like the mother may have survived, as well as their eldest kid who wasn't home at the time. I don't even have the words to express the pity I feel for them for what they'll have to endure after this. If they can endure it. Not everyone does. PTSD, survivor guilt, etc. Even some of the immediate neighbors last night as they heard the screams and gunshots will need counseling.

And while I've always castigated our local constabulary for many good reasons, apparently they were on point last night. They said the SWAT team had shown up just as the shooting started and rushed the house just seconds too late. And while I was up at that point - about 1:30AM - I didn't catch any of that, just several helicopters buzzing around overhead for the longest time which made me wonder what the hell was going on. I suppose it will all come out in the coming days.

Fucking 2020, and it's not done yet. I have a bad feeling this is going to become even more common with the pressure of the pandemic and economic fallout, the US election, etc. If we don't get a vaccine really fucking fast we are seriously up shit creek without a paddle.

People are definitely cracking--the stress is real.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 4, 2020, 14:07
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 4, 2020, 13:03:
<Laughs in Texan at the "heat wave">

It's no laughing matter though.
Record heat waves keep happening annually now--at least the last 3 years.
Two weeks ago Death Valley hit 130*F--it hasn't been that hot since 1913.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 29, 2020, 06:25
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Aug 29, 2020, 06:25
 
I dont remember exactly when I started reading Blue's, but judging from the logos it looks like it was some where around 96 to 97. I was a huge quake fan, and quake ii, and quake iii. I used to drive by planetquake on the regular. I loved making quake and quake ii maps using qoole. Fun times.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 21, 2020, 04:00
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2020, 04:00
Aug 21, 2020, 04:00
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 23:03:
I'm not even talking about the administration, but since 2001 when the entire intelligence and federal law enforcement apparatus switched focus to terrorism. Suddenly the government stopped investigating financial crimes, and people started taking advantage. The losses are incalculable.

I see, yes you're quite correct, definitely on the back burner.
Still, I still stand by my statement
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Aug 20, 2020, 20:46
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jdreyer wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 20:28:
Makes you wonder how many billions are being fleeced from the US government through either schemes or tax evasion.

I'm sure it's quite a bit.
This is by far the most corrupt administration in my lifetime.
And definitely up there among the so-called "greats".
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 19, 2020, 00:09
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jdreyer wrote on Aug 18, 2020, 23:19:
Ranked Choice Voting would go far in solving this issue.

I agree ...
But that's just socialism!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 18, 2020, 18:34
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Aug 18, 2020, 18:34
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 18, 2020, 18:27:
One of the things I don't get is the speculation that "more progressive" Ds might think Biden is to "center" for them and sit the election out. I hope that is mostly R propaganda. If you are a D who thinks Biden is too far to the center, you are going to sit out the election giving Trump a better chance to win? That makes no sense. But then so little in politics makes sense I wouldn't be shocked if it was true.

I have a nephew that's doing exactly that. I try to convince him that all you're telling people is that you're OK with the status quo. But he firmly believes he's "sending a message that as a voter he is not happy with the current system". Yes, it's counter to the way people think, but whatever, no one in the family's been able to tell him anything since he was 14. He knows it all.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 18, 2020, 17:13
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Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2020, 19:43:
Well, it's been getting progressively worse since Reagan - and that's Americans in general, not a left or right thing. As for the rest, you're goddamned right. I really hope if the Dems manage to not fuck this up and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory yet again they'll start actually doing something about consumer packaging. The needless waste is just fucking atrocious.

As liberal as I am I'm fairly disappointed in the Democrats. Generally speaking, they seem to have more humane policies, but they do not know how to work together, motivate moderates or even liberals, and they don't tout their accomplishments more. I would really like the US to come to parity with Canada with healthcare--and I would really like to see more sensible and streamlined policies such as our patchwork welfare system being replaced with a unified system such as, but not necessarily, UBI. However, with the inability of the Democrats to rally people, the obstruction of the GOP, and corporate lobbying, I seriously doubt it'll ever happen. Corporations and the Republicans have successfully made "socialism" such a boogeyman word that it perturbs everyone.

I saw a poll last night, where Trump's voters had issues spread all over; for Biden 50% of his "appeal" was he was not Trump. It seems when polled, Americans want more 'progressive' policies/more humane policies--but everyone's so much more about tribalism and 'fighting socialism' I doubt we'll be able to come together as a nation.
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Aug 17, 2020, 19:05
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Nucas wrote on Aug 17, 2020, 18:12:
caught Lovecraft Country's first episode last night, i thought it was excellent.

surprised how well it nails the lovecraftian atmosphere: ancient towns forgotten on modern maps, dark secrets, insular communities that are hostile - even murderous - to outsiders. protagonists navigating the hidden geography of the world that goes unnoticed by most (though obviously for its own special 1950s reasons here).

it was like halfway through the episode before i realized how much the subject matter and lovecraft's work were meshing. going to be a weekly event for me for sure, and i came into it super skeptical.

I actually don't know much about Lovecraft's works, but they've always intrigued me. Barnes & Nobles has a collection I've been thinking of picking up. Although I recently heard about a Lovecraft-inspired animated kids show but that same story mentioned that Lovecraft was a huge racist. Honestly, I don't know much about him, or his works.
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Re: Orwell’s Animal Farm This Autumn
Aug 17, 2020, 16:43
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Corruption is a threat to every organization and not inherent in any particular one.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 17, 2020, 16:21
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Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2020, 13:25:
Wtf is with America and it's entitlement bullshit these days? Good, I hope meat prices go through the fucking roof. We should all be eating less of it. Going vegetarian is ideal.

These days? This attitude's been brewing for 30 years. And you have seen who we elected as President right? Like 40% of the nation thinks that bigot was sent from God.

But yes, eating less meat would make for healthier humans and a healthier biosphere. Beans are rich in protein and fiber and make a great alternative to meat consumption. I would also like to see a ban on single use plastics and less fossil fuels.
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