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So amid all the hubbub of this week we hit a milestone here, as Steve wrote in pointing out he wasn't too far off from being our billionth visitor. There's still a counter here, but it is semi-hidden at the bottom of the front page, so it required a little detective work to notice this. This is a reminder of the tremendous support you all have shown here over the years, and I cannot express enough appreciation.

Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Bob The Robber 3.
Alien Complex.
Science: Paralyzed monkeys walk again with wireless 'brain-spine interface'.
The tragic reason seabirds keep mistaking ocean plastic for food.
Image: This clever Ant-Man cosplay is a real team effort.
Media: Adobe Voco - awesome tech or awful pandora's box?
Feast - Animated Short About Winston The Dog.
Mann verstopft Auspuff. Thanks Boing Boing.
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 18:54 Redmask
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:27:
Even though Blizzard was mute on legacy servers; it is going to happen anyhow! Nostalrius and Elysium have pledged to ignore any legal shutdown requests from Blizzard. The host likely will too.

You are incredibly naive if you think people are going to ignore the lawyers and risk their livelihood because you can't let get go of nostalgia.

Instead of gloating you should be trying to fly under the radar but oh well, enjoy grinding and relogging after numerous crashes with broken raid bosses for a few months.
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 18:27 The Half Elf
 
nin wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:29:
I can't wait for blizzard to stomp them out again.



Stomp, bankrupt, etc.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 17:06 Cutter
 
Dacote wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:58:
bigspender wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:32:
It's pretty disgusting really. Surely we have enough people in jail that are owe something to society? The people who didn't have a problem with taking someone elses human rights way.
You're joking right? If not, then that wins fucked up idea of the day. http://www.innocenceproject.org/

It's insane as you go through those cases and see how the cops and prosecutors outright lied and forced other people to lie and hide evidence. Those fuckers should all have to go to prison for the same amount of time for the hell they put those people through. Yet, nothing ever happens to them, they don't even lose their jobs, pensions, etc. I would hope they're at least criminally liable in a civil suit.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 17:05 BobBob
 
Oh hell, yah!!!

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24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 16:43 SlimRam
 
Congratulations Sir Blue! Any site that is able to get more hits than say, Ray Rice's wife is an amazing feat! Unfortunately, when January 20th rolls around and The Bill of Rights is used for toilet paper, the government will probably be shutting your site down soooooooo I might as well say it while I can...

BEWBS!!!
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 15:58 Dacote
 
bigspender wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:32:
It's pretty disgusting really. Surely we have enough people in jail that are owe something to society? The people who didn't have a problem with taking someone elses human rights way.
You're joking right? If not, then that wins fucked up idea of the day. http://www.innocenceproject.org/
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 15:32 bigspender
 
nin wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:23:
The Pyro wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:09:
I think I can guess how they obtained a bunch of monkeys with spinal cord injuries. Poor monkeys

I thought that, too. I mean, that's how science advances, but how would you like that job?


It's pretty disgusting really. Surely we have enough people in jail that are owe something to society? The people who didn't have a problem with taking someone elses human rights way.
 



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21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 15:30 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:29:
I can't wait for blizzard to stomp them out again. :)

They can try. Popcorn
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 15:29 nin
 

I can't wait for blizzard to stomp them out again.


 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 15:27 Kxmode
 
So after all the grassroots effort, petition signing, multiple meetings, Nost even going as far as integrating vanilla into Battle.net on their dime, Blizzard has decided not to pursue vanilla. They say they are still discussing it, but as Nostalrius point out in their announcement post, "we never received any response to these questions, even after 4 months."

Nostalrius 2.0 is likely to launch next month under Elysium's care (most of the Nost volunteers are now at Elysium). The current plan is to bring back the old PVP and PVE servers with everyone's account as they were a week before Nost's shutdown announcement. In other words, people who deleted their accounts or gave away gold or something else as a result of Nost's shutdown will have their accounts back. Further, Elysium is going to launch a pair of new PVP and PVE servers.

Even though Blizzard was mute on legacy servers; it is going to happen anyhow! Nostalrius and Elysium have pledged to ignore any legal shutdown requests from Blizzard. The host likely will too.

As a vanilla fan, this is the best news.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 14:33 Mordecai Walfish
 
Not many sites out there that can claim a *billion* views. That is quite the milestone, indeed. Cheers!  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 14:23 nin
 
The Pyro wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:09:
I think I can guess how they obtained a bunch of monkeys with spinal cord injuries. Poor monkeys

I thought that, too. I mean, that's how science advances, but how would you like that job?

 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 14:09 The Pyro
 
I think I can guess how they obtained a bunch of monkeys with spinal cord injuries. Poor monkeys  
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 13:41 Dacote
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 13:22:
Worth a try?
Not even, that's nothing but wasted mouse clicks.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 13:22 BobBob
 
Worth a try?


 



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13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 12:34 RedEye9
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 11:50:
A Billion Blues....

There has to be shirt we can buy or make or something right?
A Billion Blues, i like that. Maybe something with all the different logos from throughout the years. https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/logos.pl
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 12:09 Nullity
 
You're my boy, Blue!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1Um0PiPLcM
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 11:50 Jivaro
 
A Billion Blues....

There has to be shirt we can buy or make or something right?
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 11:37 Mr. Tact
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 11:33:
Still waiting for a way to contribute to site via Paypal or something, or SOME WAY TO GET A GOD DAMN BLUES NEWS T-SHIRT!

*sniffles* The world is going to end Jan 20th 2017, like to have a shirt by then....

*guilt sniffle again for effect*

+1 -- I actually had two Blues News T-shirts, but they wore out and were thrown out long ago...

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9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 11:37 RedEye9
 
Billions and billions served. Hmmm, where have I seen that before.

Congratulations.

I Second the T-Shirt DAGNAMMIT!!! and Patreon or some such way to give $$$.
 
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