Out of the Blue

I don't think the leak that the Steam Summer sale will begin today was ever officially confirmed, but from this end we gotten more than one heads-up from developers that their games will be part of the sale, and more than one of them mentions today. I'm not guaranteeing it will begin today, but it seemed worthy of a warning for those of you planning on hiding your wallets for the duration.

Also, I've repeatedly forgotten to congratulate fans of the new NBA champions. I'll try and make up for recent spoilers by just leaving it at that (you know who you are, you champs you), even though they won a few days ago.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 27, 2016, 08:35
nin
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2016, 08:35
Jun 27, 2016, 08:35
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 26, 2016, 22:48:
To which George Will responded, "He has an advantage on me, because he can say everything he knows about any subject in 140 characters and I can't."

Zing!

Oh wow!

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Jun 27, 2016, 01:47
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Jun 27, 2016, 01:47
 
Maybe if they could make something like this, I'd be impressed.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 26, 2016, 22:48
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Jun 26, 2016, 22:48
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 26, 2016, 21:01:
Yeah, saw some of those too. I just hope Americans don't make the same decision vis a vis Trump.
*fingers crossed*

Saw the news that George Will had left the GOP, changing his voter registration to "unaffiliated". Trump, not surprisingly, blasted Will via Twitter. To which George Will responded, "He has an advantage on me, because he can say everything he knows about any subject in 140 characters and I can't."

Zing!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 26, 2016, 21:01
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2016, 21:01
Jun 26, 2016, 21:01
 
nin wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 00:25:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 00:01:
Saw some polling stats on Brexit indicating all age groups under 65 were voting to remain, but the 65+ age group was voting to leave. Which if accurate would mean if things go badly, the people who will be most responsible for the departure, will not be around for the consequences. Nice.

Saw that earlier today as well...what's funny is these videos where they're interview folks today, who admitted to voting leave, and now are realizing the repercussions, and already regretting it. It's like they wanted to give the government the finger, but didn't realize their vote actually mattered...


Yeah, saw some of those too. I just hope Americans don't make the same decision vis a vis Trump.

Also, the MPs have to approve it, and hopefully they'll have clearer heads than the general population.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 26, 2016, 18:00
Quboid
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2016, 18:00
Jun 26, 2016, 18:00
 Quboid
 
In the case of Y2K, it was the stupid people being exploited by opportunists who were panicking, now they're causing the panic.

Boris Johnson said today the margin by which the UK voted to leave the European Union was "not entirely overwhelming". That doesn't sound like someone who has just won a huge victory. That sounds like somebody who wanted a glorious defeat to make him the champion of the underdogs in time for the next election.
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Jun 26, 2016, 12:58
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2016, 12:58
Jun 26, 2016, 12:58
 
Haha! Amusing indeed. However, it did leave out one possibility though, Johnson triggers Brexit and five years from now everyone looks upon it much the same way we do the Y2K uproar. Possible? Sure. Likely? I have no idea.
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Jun 26, 2016, 11:50
Quboid
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2016, 11:50
Jun 26, 2016, 11:50
 Quboid
 
It was an advisory referendum, not legally binding, so it could be voted down. It wouldn't look very good to vote down something that just had a popular majority but it's a bit different for the SNP (Scottish National Party). I don't think they can flat out block it but since they have a huge majority in Scotland, won with an implicitly pro-Remain manifesto, and Remain won Scotland with a large margin, they can legitimately claim to be representing Scottish interests. They don't have much power outside of Scotland, so they would need plenty of other support.

Alternatively, how about this? Popcorn
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Jun 26, 2016, 08:09
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Jun 26, 2016, 08:09
 
Read a couple of other articles. Sounds like while Scotland blocking Brexit might technically be possible, it would probably be considered bad form. Something along the lines of say, if the Scots had voted to leave the UK and the British parliament vetoed them leaving.

But then again, sometimes people/companies/countries do things that are bad form despite knowing it they are doing it - could be very interesting.
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Jun 26, 2016, 08:00
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Jun 26, 2016, 08:00
 
An interesting development:

Can Scotland stop Brexit?
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Jun 25, 2016, 23:23
Quboid
 
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Jun 25, 2016, 23:23
 Quboid
 
The over 65 bracket had the highest turnout. If younger people had bothered to vote, it probably would have gone Remain. Idiots.
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Jun 25, 2016, 00:25
nin
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Jun 25, 2016, 00:25
nin
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 00:01:
Saw some polling stats on Brexit indicating all age groups under 65 were voting to remain, but the 65+ age group was voting to leave. Which if accurate would mean if things go badly, the people who will be most responsible for the departure, will not be around for the consequences. Nice.

Saw that earlier today as well...what's funny is these videos where they're interview folks today, who admitted to voting leave, and now are realizing the repercussions, and already regretting it. It's like they wanted to give the government the finger, but didn't realize their vote actually mattered...

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Jun 25, 2016, 00:01
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Jun 25, 2016, 00:01
 
Saw some polling stats on Brexit indicating all age groups under 65 were voting to remain, but the 65+ age group was voting to leave. Which if accurate would mean if things go badly, the people who will be most responsible for the departure, will not be around for the consequences. Nice.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Jun 24, 2016, 18:47
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Jun 24, 2016, 18:47
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 18:03:
Almost as hard as imagining the UK would vote Leave...
Exactly.
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Jun 24, 2016, 18:03
Quboid
 
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Jun 24, 2016, 18:03
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 16:45:
"The Troubles" possibly the most understated name for a conflict ever...

I've heard some of the talking heads say it could be the end of the EU. That Spain and Italy were kind of thinking about it already, and now that Britain got it started...

"May you live in interesting times."

I'm not so sure. All over the EU, countries have their own eurosceptics who are calling for referendums now but that's just inevitable, they feel vindicated and relevant. But will countries with economies as fragile as Italy and Spain look at the pound and think "we need this"? That's hard to imagine. Almost as hard as imagining the UK would vote Leave...
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Jun 24, 2016, 16:45
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Jun 24, 2016, 16:45
 
"The Troubles" possibly the most understated name for a conflict ever...

I've heard some of the talking heads say it could be the end of the EU. That Spain and Italy were kind of thinking about it already, and now that Britain got it started...

"May you live in interesting times."
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Jun 24, 2016, 16:33
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2016, 16:33
Jun 24, 2016, 16:33
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 16:11:
Creston wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 13:43:
I also think it'll be the end of the United Kingdom. There's no way Scotland stays in the UK now, and similar noises are already coming out of Ireland.
Yeah, that will be unfortunate. Oh well, Britain... "You asked for it, you got it!"

I feel like I might well be moving to the EU member the Republic of Scotland in a few years.

I don't think Northern Ireland will change. A huge, huge majority of the people who I have heard talking about a united Ireland have either been Irish or nationalist Northern Irish. In other words, people who already wanted a united Ireland are saying they want a united Ireland. All that's changed is the divisions run a bit deeper and we're one step closer back to The Troubles.
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Jun 24, 2016, 16:11
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Jun 24, 2016, 16:11
 
Creston wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 13:43:
I also think it'll be the end of the United Kingdom. There's no way Scotland stays in the UK now, and similar noises are already coming out of Ireland.
Yeah, that will be unfortunate. Oh well, Britain... "You asked for it, you got it!"
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Jun 24, 2016, 13:43
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Jun 24, 2016, 13:43
 
nin wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 10:54:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 10:29:
It will be interesting to watch that mess -- especially the financial sector. London was pretty much the banking center of the EU, all those banks are going to have to move their operations. At least, that's what they were saying prior to the vote...

There also the question of when they trigger Article 50, if at all. Do they stall? Do they have more of a conversation? The Hows and Whens are still up in the air...

Not that that will quell the markets in the meantime...


Apparently Brussels is REALLY pissed at the UK (nobody ever thought anyone would actually ever leave the EU, which is why article 50 is so crazy short and lacking any kind of actual guidance), so they're of a "quick two year divorce, out with them", and they have zero desire for 'more negotiations.'

It's an interesting thing to witness, for sure, though I can imagine it's fucking miserable if you're a British citizen.

In the long run, Britain will be okay. Short term it'll be a lot of pain.

I also think it'll be the end of the United Kingdom. There's no way Scotland stays in the UK now, and similar noises are already coming out of Ireland.
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Jun 24, 2016, 10:54
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Jun 24, 2016, 10:54
nin
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 10:29:
It will be interesting to watch that mess -- especially the financial sector. London was pretty much the banking center of the EU, all those banks are going to have to move their operations. At least, that's what they were saying prior to the vote...

There also the question of when they trigger Article 50, if at all. Do they stall? Do they have more of a conversation? The Hows and Whens are still up in the air...

Not that that will quell the markets in the meantime...

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Jun 24, 2016, 10:29
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Jun 24, 2016, 10:29
 
It will be interesting to watch that mess -- especially the financial sector. London was pretty much the banking center of the EU, all those banks are going to have to move their operations. At least, that's what they were saying prior to the vote...
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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