Out of the Blue

I made my ribs yesterday, following my makeshift plans. They came out fine, though things didn't go exactly as planned. Smoking on a kamado-style grill is like driving a race car with tremendous acceleration and crappy brakes, and things got a lot hotter than I planned. This is not unusual for me, it was just worse this time, as I usually get it to settle in at around 250°F, in spite of shooting for 225°F, but that's workable. Yesterday the grill was determined to stay at 300°F, and no amount of damping our dousing helped. I wish I could blame this on multitasking while I worked, but as I say, this is a pretty hands-off process, and it wouldn't have played out much differently on a weekend. Anyway, I just cut down the cook time and they came out fine. They just can't really be called barbeque, as they were more grilled than smoked.

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Jul 24, 2015, 08:19
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 24, 2015, 08:19
Jul 24, 2015, 08:19
 
well, first with all my qualifiers. basically first earth-sun facsimile they've found. shame we didn't have the luck to find it around proxima centauri - the webb could probably get a decent image of it if it was.
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Jul 24, 2015, 07:36
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Jul 24, 2015, 07:36
 
Moon hoax people on here? Why am I not surprised?

WHAT AREN'T THEY TELLING US ABOUT ROSWELL!?

FREEMASONS!
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Jul 24, 2015, 02:33
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Jul 24, 2015, 02:33
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 17:15:
InBlack wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 09:44:
What could be the 'huge' NASA announcement? Hmmm. Didn't Kepler already detect like hundreds of Earthlike planets already??

in case no one's heard yet, they found the first earthlike planet around a sunlike star in its habitable zone.

Yup. Though it's not the first. More like the 200th. Really underwhelmed by the news. Sure it's a rocky planet like Earth, sure it's right smack in the middle of the goldilocks zone but it's diameter is 1.6 times that of earth, and its mass is like 6 times that of earth. The only new thing compared to the hundreds of other exoplanets they found is that it's star is very, very similar to the Sun. In fact it could almost be a twin, although it's about a billion years or so older. Oh yeah, it's 1500 lightyears away, so no way their new James Webb telescope mission will be able to detect whether there is water or oxygen in it's atmosphere....
I have a nifty blue line!
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Jul 23, 2015, 22:07
Sho
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Jul 23, 2015, 22:07
Sho
 
I'm going to be in Seoul throughout August; if anyone from the Blue's community needs anything from there get in touch and we can look into it.
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Jul 23, 2015, 20:22
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Jul 23, 2015, 20:22
 
descender wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 19:37:
I love a good conspiracy when I see one, but the moon landing stuff is not really that convincing. The misquoted JFK speech about communism isn't a good place to start either.

If you are talking about my post, I am not referencing the communism speech. I'm talking the secret society and the importance of self inspection and the media.
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Jul 23, 2015, 19:37
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Jul 23, 2015, 19:37
 
I love a good conspiracy when I see one, but the moon landing stuff is not really that convincing. The misquoted JFK speech about communism isn't a good place to start either.
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Jul 23, 2015, 19:04
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Jul 23, 2015, 19:04
 
descender wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 18:27:
We can't even put a man on the moon (except in a film studio)

Warning, sharks have been jumped. At least your SJW rants aren't the craziest thing you've posted on here anymore.

Well you know the gov't makes us. They get caught lying, then they seal records. Who the fuck knows what is going on in truth? I know JFK said in public to congress about cults and corruption exist and they need to be exposed and overcome, if anyone will know it will be the Prez and he told us square. He ends up dead.
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Jul 23, 2015, 18:27
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We can't even put a man on the moon (except in a film studio)

Warning, sharks have been jumped. At least your SJW rants aren't the craziest thing you've posted on here anymore.
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Jul 23, 2015, 18:25
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Jul 23, 2015, 18:25
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 18:01:
That at best possible speed it would take us 26 million years to get there.

We can't even put a man on the moon (except in a film studio), we're not able to get there at all.
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Jul 23, 2015, 18:01
Cutter
 
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Jul 23, 2015, 18:01
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1badmf wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 17:15:
InBlack wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 09:44:
What could be the 'huge' NASA announcement? Hmmm. Didn't Kepler already detect like hundreds of Earthlike planets already??

in case no one's heard yet, they found the first earthlike planet around a sunlike star in its habitable zone.

Once again, more NASA bullshit as usual. Anything to fill the coffers, right? Earth 2.0? And they have zero idea if it even has water. Oh yeah, and don't let the fact that its 1400 light years away make any difference. That at best possible speed it would take us 26 million years to get there.
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Jul 23, 2015, 17:15
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Jul 23, 2015, 17:15
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 09:44:
What could be the 'huge' NASA announcement? Hmmm. Didn't Kepler already detect like hundreds of Earthlike planets already??

in case no one's heard yet, they found the first earthlike planet around a sunlike star in its habitable zone.
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Jul 23, 2015, 15:58
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InBlack wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 14:05:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 11:20:
InBlack wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 09:44:
What could be the 'huge' NASA announcement? Hmmm. Didn't Kepler already detect like hundreds of Earthlike planets already??

They've rec'd a digital transmission from a planet of a being standing in front of 1000's of other like beings, which seems that the one being is verbally communicating to the rest of them while pointing one of their extremities in the air.

Did you just invoke Godwin's law, without invoking Godwin's law? If you know what I mean

Perhaps. This wasn't an original thought of mine? lol
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Jul 23, 2015, 14:05
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HorrorScope wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 11:20:
InBlack wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 09:44:
What could be the 'huge' NASA announcement? Hmmm. Didn't Kepler already detect like hundreds of Earthlike planets already??

They've rec'd a digital transmission from a planet of a being standing in front of 1000's of other like beings, which seems that the one being is verbally communicating to the rest of them while pointing one of their extremities in the air.

Did you just invoke Godwin's law, without invoking Godwin's law? If you know what I mean
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Jul 23, 2015, 11:20
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Jul 23, 2015, 11:20
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 09:44:
What could be the 'huge' NASA announcement? Hmmm. Didn't Kepler already detect like hundreds of Earthlike planets already??

They've rec'd a digital transmission from a planet of a being standing in front of 1000's of other like beings, which seems that the one being is verbally communicating to the rest of them while pointing one of their extremities in the air.
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Re: Fast and Precise Drive By
Jul 23, 2015, 10:43
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Jul 23, 2015, 10:43
 
Once again, idiot spectators standing WAY TOO FUCKING CLOSE to an automotive event with no safety rails whatsoever.

Get. The Fuck. Back.

That guy probably drove by at about 150mph or so, airborne and sideways most of the time. Zero chance for them to live if he lost control in the slightest.

Shit like this makes me curious what the number of spectator deaths is like per year for rally type events...I'd think it'd would be way higher than is publicly known.

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Jul 23, 2015, 10:26
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Jul 23, 2015, 10:26
 
Blue, I had to move my smoker out of the sun last summer... maybe that can help you too. In the sun it was sitting at 150+ degrees while off on a sunny afternoon and that made keeping the temp low nearly impossible. It was probably because my smoker is a cheap POS but... worth a shot.
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Jul 23, 2015, 09:59
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Maybe they found something very high on the Earth Similarity Index, that would be interesting. I'm reading Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson right now, its about a generation ship settling earthlike planets in the future. Great book so far, highly recommended.
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What could be the 'huge' NASA announcement? Hmmm. Didn't Kepler already detect like hundreds of Earthlike planets already??
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