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Today is apparently National Coffee Day, which is something I can get behind, as I do love me some coffee. In fact, I am marking the occasion by using one of two brand-new coffee mugs I picked up over the weekend, though I won't even try to pretend this was planned. This "holiday" is not actually as meaningless as it sounds, as there are apparently a bunch of places celebrating, and this article lists places here in the U.S. where you can get a free cup of joe.

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18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2015, 15:14 Retired
 
Blue wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 07:29:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 07:05:
Does anyone know why the Pigskins Pick'em page is showing dashes through the week 2 result?

Everyone's worst week is discarded.

I added it this year. It is a safe guard against missing a week for whatever reason. If enough people want it back, I will turn it off.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2015, 07:35 Mr. Tact
 
Ahh, I did not remember that from previous years...  



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16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2015, 07:29  Blue 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 07:05:
Does anyone know why the Pigskins Pick'em page is showing dashes through the week 2 result?

Everyone's worst week is discarded.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2015, 07:05 Mr. Tact
 
Does anyone know why the Pigskins Pick'em page is showing dashes through the week 2 result?  



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14. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 20:19 HorrorScope
 
Last hours for D:OS 2 Kickstarter. We are getting real close to the Dungeon Master feature Stretch Goal at 2 mil.

That will really add more to the DnD feel. We've already blown way past the improved mod tool. If not Sword Coast, then perhaps this, this being Turn Based is better any way.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 16:51 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 16:01:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 13:56:
I'd be interested to hear what and how others brew it to. I use a drip brewer with a gold plated filter, and grind my own daily. Right now I have Columbian 100% Arabica medium roast, but I sometimes drink Kona or Kauai peaberry, which is amazing. I'm thinking of switching to a percolater though.

I'm like Prof, I use a Bodum for regular coffee. I'm not a huge coffee guy - as I mainly drink tea - so I generally just go with Starbucks Pike Place - and it's always a good deal at Costco. At Xmas and maybe once or twice a year I'll splurge on some Kona or Guatemalan. There's a little specialty coffee store about 1/2 hour from where I live and they have decent prices on that stuff. I love Kona best but it's just too damn pricy for everyday coffee.

Most of the time I use K-cups since that's the easiest/best option at the office . I have found a brand I like that uses a more environmentally friendly design, and IMO makes the coffee taste better (no plastic so no plastic taste in the coffee). On the weekends I grind beans and throw them in a drip coffee maker. A coffee snob by some people's standards, and a rock banging troglodyte by others.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 16:01 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 13:56:
I'd be interested to hear what and how others brew it to. I use a drip brewer with a gold plated filter, and grind my own daily. Right now I have Columbian 100% Arabica medium roast, but I sometimes drink Kona or Kauai peaberry, which is amazing. I'm thinking of switching to a percolater though.

I'm like Prof, I use a Bodum for regular coffee. I'm not a huge coffee guy - as I mainly drink tea - so I generally just go with Starbucks Pike Place - and it's always a good deal at Costco. At Xmas and maybe once or twice a year I'll splurge on some Kona or Guatemalan. There's a little specialty coffee store about 1/2 hour from where I live and they have decent prices on that stuff. I love Kona best but it's just too damn pricy for everyday coffee.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 14:07 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 13:28:
Battletech KS is making it rain, 27 minutes in...


Whoa, I'm in. Any chance to beat up on Draconis scum.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 13:57 Pigeon
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 12:02:
descender wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 10:08:
Water existing on Mars is extremely important, but not in the "there might be life" sense of things. If it's already there and can be extracted from the soil then they won't need to haul tons of water to Mars to establish a colony. One of the largest obstacles to establishing a Mars colony will be getting all of the necessary materials there to support life. Now one of those materials is already on Mars.

It will be interesting to see if they can locate any actual useable liquid on the surface. Something tells me it there will be lots of mining/melting to do to put the water to any good use.


It's probably safer to drink than the water in Mexico though.

Well if you caught a parasitic infection from drinking Martian water you'd have made a massive discovery. As far as I understand martian soil is laced with perchlorates, which keeps water liquid at lower temperatures, gives better chances for there being microbial life, and is quite hazardous to human biology.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 13:56 jdreyer
 
I'd be interested to hear what and how others brew it to. I use a drip brewer with a gold plated filter, and grind my own daily. Right now I have Columbian 100% Arabica medium roast, but I sometimes drink Kona or Kauai peaberry, which is amazing. I'm thinking of switching to a percolater though.  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 13:28 nin
 

Battletech KS is making it rain, 27 minutes in...

 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 12:39 PHJF
 
I briefly used an AeroPress before returning back to the classic Bodum French. I found it annoying having to deal with a filter, and have grown accustomed to the murky, rich, slightly Turkish product of the Bodum. That and the coffee output of the AeroPress is laughably wanting. I don't drink coffee by the "cup" like so many dainty Europeans; I'm American, dammit!  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 12:06 Cutter
 
A strong relationship exists between positive behavior traits and the wiring of your brain, a new Oxford University study finds. While some brains appear to be wired for a lifestyle that includes education and high levels of satisfaction, others appear to be wired for anger, rule-breaking, and substance use, the research suggests.

They're only figuring this out now? You don't need a degree to have known that.

And speaking of coffee I just bought an espresso machine yesterday. What a score! They had 3 left on clearance at Lowes for $80 when they generally retail for $200. I've actually had my eye on this machine for a while now hoping for a decent sale so that kicks ass!
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 12:02 Wallshadows
 
descender wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 10:08:
Water existing on Mars is extremely important, but not in the "there might be life" sense of things. If it's already there and can be extracted from the soil then they won't need to haul tons of water to Mars to establish a colony. One of the largest obstacles to establishing a Mars colony will be getting all of the necessary materials there to support life. Now one of those materials is already on Mars.

It will be interesting to see if they can locate any actual useable liquid on the surface. Something tells me it there will be lots of mining/melting to do to put the water to any good use.


It's probably safer to drink than the water in Mexico though.
 
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4. National Coffee Day Sep 29, 2015, 11:24 RedEye9
 
I have had various coffee makers but have finally settled on the Aeropress. Makes great coffee, easy to use and clean, plus it doe not take up a lot of counter space.  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 10:17 nin
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 10:02:
We are due for some sort of coffee/appliance mishap Blue.


Or at least a dentist story!

 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 10:08 descender
 
Water existing on Mars is extremely important, but not in the "there might be life" sense of things. If it's already there and can be extracted from the soil then they won't need to haul tons of water to Mars to establish a colony. One of the largest obstacles to establishing a Mars colony will be getting all of the necessary materials there to support life. Now one of those materials is already on Mars.

It will be interesting to see if they can locate any actual useable liquid on the surface. Something tells me it there will be lots of mining/melting to do to put the water to any good use.
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2015, 10:02 The Half Elf
 
We are due for some sort of coffee/appliance mishap Blue.

As for Water on Mars.... that's nice and all, but if we can't go there and get a drink....
 
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