Out of the Blue

Time for me to thank Frans once again for his indispensible technical assistance keeping things properly here. There was a glitch in our registration system that failed to recognize some email providers as valid. This started out only impacting a certain small number of ISPs, but over time this was getting worse, and was preventing some users from being able to access their accounts using the same email addresses they originally registered. Frans whipped out his duct tape and power tools and has managed to beat this problem into submission, so it should now be eradicated. If you've previously encountered an error incorrectly claiming an email address is not valid, this should be cleared up. Thanks Frans. #salute.

R.I.P.: Jimmy Bain, Bassist for Dio and Rainbow, Dead at 68.

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Stories: 'Blade Runner' Sequel Officially Announced.
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Science: Volvo promises deathproof cars by 2020. Thanks HARDOCP.
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Infinite Spherical Video Magic (Möbius transformation).
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Jan 27, 2016, 13:58
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The Half Elf wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 18:23:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 12:42:
IN case anybody is wondering, The Division Beta pre-loads have begun on PC. 26.26GB. Of course you have to use UPlay to get it.


Woot thanks (please don't suck) Agent.X7 if ya want friend me Cpt_Ranger on Uplay, as myself and I believe 2 or 3 other's are in the beta

Bah Beta is only 3 days?

Will do.
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Volvo promises deathproof cars by 2020
Jan 27, 2016, 08:55
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Volvo promises deathproof cars by 2020 Jan 27, 2016, 08:55
Jan 27, 2016, 08:55
 
But to get the full effect, you really have to be in the drivers seat.
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bigspender wrote on Jan 27, 2016, 03:19:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 11:47:
Blade Runner squeal? Please keep George Lucas and JJ Abhrams away from it please (like 3 continents away).

Staring: Ryan Gosling. It's ruined. That guy doesn't look like he could velcro up a pair of shoes, let alone catch a cyborg.

I dunno, he could play a blank faced, emotionless cyborg pretty well. (Granted, Roy had emotion.)

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The Half Elf wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 11:47:
Blade Runner squeal? Please keep George Lucas and JJ Abhrams away from it please (like 3 continents away).

Staring: Ryan Gosling. It's ruined. That guy doesn't look like he could velcro up a pair of shoes, let alone catch a cyborg.
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Retired wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 20:58:
Been a very long year, wanted to say thanks to those of you who know WTF I am talking about. I have met some incredible people, been some amazing places, got back to work, and now work for the department I want to retire from.

Thank you all.

Bats.

Well, this post is Allthumbsup
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Re: Volvo promises deathproof cars by 2020.
Jan 26, 2016, 21:20
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Re: Volvo promises deathproof cars by 2020. Jan 26, 2016, 21:20
Jan 26, 2016, 21:20
 
DEATHPROOF!

by Quentin Tarantino!

Clearly Volvo has underestimated the self destructive power of the human race. Of course they sort of admit that in the article, but at least the Swedes are trying to improve auto safety. What is it, like 300,000 people a year dead in the US alone from auto accidents?

*EDIT* Also, Blade Runner sequel... I've heard rumors about it before, but it looks like yet another classic film will be ruined decades later. Oh well.
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Retired wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 20:58:
Been a very long year, wanted to say thanks to those of you who know WTF I am talking about. I have met some incredible people, been some amazing places, got back to work, and now work for the department I want to retire from.

Thank you all.

Bats.

Like you had to say thanks... pfft. We know
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Jan 26, 2016, 20:58
 
Been a very long year, wanted to say thanks to those of you who know WTF I am talking about. I have met some incredible people, been some amazing places, got back to work, and now work for the department I want to retire from.

Thank you all.

Bats.
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Jan 26, 2016, 19:11
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The Half Elf wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 11:47:
Blue, please don't get any crazy idea's with the Infinite Spherical Video Magic when they decide to do pictures/videos of your work environment.

Blade Runner squeal? Please keep George Lucas and JJ Abhrams away from it please (like 3 continents away).
What about keeping Ridley Scott away? With the exception of The Martian he has had some pretty bad movies over the past 10 years.
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Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 12:42:
IN case anybody is wondering, The Division Beta pre-loads have begun on PC. 26.26GB. Of course you have to use UPlay to get it.


Woot thanks (please don't suck) Agent.X7 if ya want friend me Cpt_Ranger on Uplay, as myself and I believe 2 or 3 other's are in the beta

Bah Beta is only 3 days?

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Win 10 upgrade question
Jan 26, 2016, 17:51
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Win 10 upgrade question Jan 26, 2016, 17:51
Jan 26, 2016, 17:51
 
Guys,

Does anyone know how the upgrade / clean install works with regards to Win 7 and Win 8 license keys? I figure that if I upgrade my Win 8.1 to 10, it'll just convert my Win 8.1 license into a Win 10 license, but ideally I'd like to convert my Win 7 license key, and leave my Win 8.1 license key alone for now. (Since I assume that once converted, they cannot be used with their original OS anymore?)

So would I need to do a fresh install, and then just type the Win 7 license key into Win 10 to convert it, or is there like a website where it can be converted, or...? I haven't really paid much attention to how this works.

Can anyone shine some light on this for me? It'd be most appreciated.

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Double post due to error with browser. Sorry....
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El Pit wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 12:04:

A sequel to Blade Runner is so unnecessary. But if they really have to do it, at least they should have a better screenplay than The Force Awakens or Prometheus.

Agreed. That would be almost as bad as when they made remake of The Shining. WTF?! Never bothered to even watch it either.

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i don't have high hopes. what made blade runner great was the story idea from philip K dick and the mindblowing fx. obviously both have been used so now they have to come up with something original on their own. yeah, goood luck with that.
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I ran into this bug, so kudos, Frans!
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El Pit wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 12:04:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 11:47:
Blue, please don't get any crazy idea's with the Infinite Spherical Video Magic when they decide to do pictures/videos of your work environment.

Blade Runner squeal? Please keep George Lucas and JJ Abhrams away from it please (like 3 continents away).

A sequel to Blade Runner is so unnecessary. But if they really have to do it, at least they should have a better screenplay than The Force Awakens or Prometheus.

Although the Martian was a pretty decent adaptation and a solid film, and probably the best he's done since the Gladiator, I've kind of lost all faith in Ridley Scott to deliver another solid SF film all on his own. The Blade Runner sequel reeks of a cash grab, although I can't make up my mind whether Ridley Scott producing instead of directing is good or bad in this case.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 14:33:
I can not imagine a Blade Runner sequel being satisfying... but I would like to be surprised...


Totally agree. Was also surprised the link mentioned prequels as well (first time I recall that being mentioned).

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I can not imagine a Blade Runner sequel being satisfying... but I would like to be surprised...
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IN case anybody is wondering, The Division Beta pre-loads have begun on PC. 26.26GB. Of course you have to use UPlay to get it.
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Jan 26, 2016, 12:07
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My first car was a 1971 Volvo. Loved that car. But deathproof cars? Yeah, good luck with that. I don't care how safe it is when a semi plows into it you can go ahead and kiss it goodbye....na na na na....hey goodbye....
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