Out of the Blue

Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the release of Born to Run. I guess it's a sign that popular music has matured that Bruce Springsteen's magnum opus can still be relevant today. Compare this to the most popular song 40 years before the release of BtR in 1975, which was Cheek to Cheek by Fred Astaire.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 21:17
Jivaro
 
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Aug 26, 2015, 21:17
 Jivaro
 
Everybody racing to be first with the latest headline I guess.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 19:17
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2015, 19:17
Aug 26, 2015, 19:17
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 10:43:
So I wake up this morning and click on my news based homepage and see a headline indicating that a reporter and cameraman were shot and killed on live TV, in Virginia I believe, while doing an interview.

While I am reading the text I start to hear a woman talking. "Oh, there is an ad or something on the page.." I think to myself and scroll around to find it and add it to my blocker. Takes me less than a second to find the video and than I realize too slowly what it really is. Before my non-caffeinated brain can tell my mouse hand to close the window gunshots are going off, the cameraman hits the floor and the women are screaming. Due to my lack of caffeine and the poorly placed video I just woke up to two people getting killed right in front of me. Holy hell..those poor people and their families.

Fuck you Internet. Going to be a great day, I am sure.

It's unbelievable that a site would put a traumatic video like that on autoplay.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 18:18
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Aug 26, 2015, 18:18
 
The live TV broadcast is nothing, you can still find the video the shooter tweeted out, explicitly showing it all, even though they disabled his account shortly thereafter... Some messed up shit.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 17:16
Kxmode
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2015, 17:16
Aug 26, 2015, 17:16
 Kxmode
 
Thanks nin and jacobvandy! So exciting. Mad Max looks like a blast. Can't wait to smash my car to the lovely sounds of Doof! Flamethrower
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 17:06
nin
 
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Aug 26, 2015, 17:06
 nin
 
Whoops - Mr Robot bumped...

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 16:18
Cutter
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2015, 16:18
Aug 26, 2015, 16:18
 Cutter
 
And another lunatic gun rampage succeeds in America...thanks to the NRA and its supporters.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 16:13
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2015, 16:13
Aug 26, 2015, 16:13
 
How am I supposed to sleep after seeing that beast of a guard dog? Terrifying!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 15:43
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Aug 26, 2015, 15:43
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 14:51:
Mad Max's release date...

On Steam, where I preordered, it is August 31, 2015
On IGN's strategy guide September 4, 2015
On Wikipedia September 1, 2015

So confused. Can someone help me understand which date is correct?

Steam midnight release, baby! 9PM pacific time Monday evening, some games even do 6PM pacific, I guess so east coasters get a little more early time in.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 14:55
nin
 
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Aug 26, 2015, 14:55
 nin
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 14:51:
Mad Max's release date...

On Steam, where I preordered, it is August 31, 2015
On IGN's strategy guide September 4, 2015
On Wikipedia September 1, 2015

So confused. Can someone help me understand which date is correct?


Ima go with Sept 1!

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 14:51
Kxmode
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2015, 14:51
Aug 26, 2015, 14:51
 Kxmode
 
Mad Max's release date...

On Steam, where I preordered, it is August 31, 2015
On IGN's strategy guide September 4, 2015
On Wikipedia September 1, 2015

So confused. Can someone help me understand which date is correct?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 14:40
Jivaro
 
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Aug 26, 2015, 14:40
 Jivaro
 
waste of a cell.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 14:27
nin
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2015, 14:27
Aug 26, 2015, 14:27
 nin
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 14:23:
nin wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 14:22:
AP now claims he's dead.


good.

I'm kind of torn. Would have liked for him to go to trial and spend the rest of his life in a cell.


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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 14:23
Jivaro
 
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Aug 26, 2015, 14:23
 Jivaro
 
nin wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 14:22:
AP now claims he's dead.


good.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 14:22
nin
 
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Aug 26, 2015, 14:22
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 14:13
Jivaro
 
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Aug 26, 2015, 14:13
 Jivaro
 
This story just keeps getting worse.

The cameraman's fiance was part of the production staff at the station and was part of the crew monitoring the broadcast. She got to watch her fiance get killed on live TV with the rest of the world.

The shooter's parents live 10 minutes from my house (on the west coast) and the media has arrived in swarms. I feel really badly for them as well. One of our local station's was the place the shooter interned at after graduating from a college in SF. People on the air are expressing just how creeped out they suddenly feel at realizing they used to work with this guy.

The shooter shot himself but it is now confirmed that while he was a great shot when it came to killing two other people he apparently wasn't so good at shooting himself. He is in critical condition at the hospital. Fuck.

edit: I knew this was a bad sign when it was the first thing I saw this morning. Just got a call from a friend across the bay. She went to school, socialized, and worked with this dude....and she is now freaking the fuck out. Apparently he wasn't one of those "such a nice guy, I didn't see this coming" type of dudes. Apparently he had some real anger problems. Employers kept passing him on to someone else...people avoided him. Is it ironic that the media is the first one to print articles and editorials talking about how so and so should have known so and so would do something horrible....giving the reader someone to blame other than the perpetrator...and than something like this happens. I wonder if the media will go after itself with the same tenacity it goes after law enforcement.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 12:30
Cutter
 
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Aug 26, 2015, 12:30
 Cutter
 
Yeah, those gruesome live murders remind us what a horrific place the world can be. Saw one of those of a guy getting his head cut off by the Russian Mob. You can never unsee that. It still makes me sick thinking about it. Fucking humans.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 26, 2015, 12:16
Jivaro
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2015, 12:16
Aug 26, 2015, 12:16
 Jivaro
 
Yeah, he is dead. Cops confronted him on a hwy and he off'd himself apparently. I am glad he didn't start shooting at the cops and possibly take anyone else with him.

edit: Okay, apparently now they are not sure he is actually dead...just that he shot himself.

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Aug 26, 2015, 12:08
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The Half Elf wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 12:02:
Jivaro wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 10:43:
So I wake up this morning and click on my news based homepage and see a headline indicating that a reporter and cameraman were shot and killed on live TV, in Virginia I believe, while doing an interview.

While I am reading the text I start to hear a woman talking. "Oh, there is an ad or something on the page.." I think to myself and scroll around to find it and add it to my blocker. Takes me less than a second to find the video and than I realize too slowly what it really is. Before my non-caffeinated brain can tell my mouse hand to close the window gunshots are going off, the cameraman hits the floor and the women are screaming. Due to my lack of caffeine and the poorly placed video I just woke up to two people getting killed right in front of me. Holy hell..those poor people and their families.

Fuck you Internet. Going to be a great day, I am sure.


HOLY FUCK!

Yeah, the shooter posted video as well. They're saying he's dead now (or not, going back and forth). He faxed some 20+ page manifesto overnight and was saying he had a grievance with the two he killed (one allegedly made a racial comment and the other took him to HR).

Soooo fucked up.

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Aug 26, 2015, 12:02
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Aug 26, 2015, 12:02
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 10:43:
So I wake up this morning and click on my news based homepage and see a headline indicating that a reporter and cameraman were shot and killed on live TV, in Virginia I believe, while doing an interview.

While I am reading the text I start to hear a woman talking. "Oh, there is an ad or something on the page.." I think to myself and scroll around to find it and add it to my blocker. Takes me less than a second to find the video and than I realize too slowly what it really is. Before my non-caffeinated brain can tell my mouse hand to close the window gunshots are going off, the cameraman hits the floor and the women are screaming. Due to my lack of caffeine and the poorly placed video I just woke up to two people getting killed right in front of me. Holy hell..those poor people and their families.

Fuck you Internet. Going to be a great day, I am sure.


HOLY FUCK!
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Aug 26, 2015, 11:59
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Aug 26, 2015, 11:59
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 10:43:
So I wake up this morning and click on my news based homepage and see a headline indicating that a reporter and cameraman were shot and killed on live TV, in Virginia I believe, while doing an interview.

While I am reading the text I start to hear a woman talking. "Oh, there is an ad or something on the page.." I think to myself and scroll around to find it and add it to my blocker. Takes me less than a second to find the video and than I realize too slowly what it really is. Before my non-caffeinated brain can tell my mouse hand to close the window gunshots are going off, the cameraman hits the floor and the women are screaming. Due to my lack of caffeine and the poorly placed video I just woke up to two people getting killed right in front of me. Holy hell..those poor people and their families.

Fuck you Internet. Going to be a great day, I am sure.


That sucks! It's never fun to witness such horrible things. Sorry, bro.
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