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Out of the Blue

Pretty sad about my Giants losing yesterday. They got off to a great start, but the failure to be able to capitalize on that killed them. If not for a boatload of dropped passes, they might have been able to dictate the game better and come up with the upset. Oh well, as disgraced analyst Warren Sapp was fond of saying, if ifs and buts were candies and nuts, every day would be Christmas. I got the first three games right, but my loyalty to and confidence in the G-men has destroyed my playoff bracket, so good luck to all who are still in the running.

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23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2017, 19:09 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 10, 2017, 16:28:
*jdreyer starts a vegan diet so he can be there when our star goes red giant*
If the astronomers and astrophysicists are right, something way more exciting will happen prior to that... the merging of the Milky Way with the Andromeda galaxy. Now THAT is something I would love to see.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2017, 16:28 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 10, 2017, 10:31:
I'm pretty sure the overwhelming consensus is the Sun will not nova. It will become a red giant, expanding past the orbit of the Earth before becoming a White Dwarf.

*jdreyer starts a vegan diet so he can be there when our star goes red giant*


 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2017, 16:25 jdreyer
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 17:31:
does anybody get this weird behavior on the site where when you first try to click on ootb links they all jump to the left for no apparent reason? its been doing this to me for a couple days. not a deal breaker; they don't move after the first click, but weird nonetheless.

Hmm, haven't seen that behavior on Chrome. Screenshot? Browser version?
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2017, 13:47 jdreyer
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 17:28:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 16:28:
|RaptoR| wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 10:37:
More on the star collision:

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/phys/observatory/MergingStar/MolnarEtAl2017.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIC_9832227

5 years from now we should be able to see a red nova in the sky without assistance of two stars colliding 1800 years ago. That is awesome

*jdreyer starts vegan diet to help ensure he doesn't die before then*

i'll be surprised if it comes true. predicting novas? when we can't even predict earthquakes? but i hope i'm wrong. i bought a $700 telescope setup just for occasions like this =D

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...in 2022.

You live in SoCal right? How's the light pollution?
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2017, 10:31 Mr. Tact
 
I'm pretty sure the overwhelming consensus is the Sun will not nova. It will become a red giant, expanding past the orbit of the Earth before becoming a White Dwarf.  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2017, 10:23 VaranDragon
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 17:28:

i'll be surprised if it comes true. predicting novas? when we can't even predict earthquakes? but i hope i'm wrong. i bought a $700 telescope setup just for occasions like this =D

Not sure if that's irony but...I'll bite. Predicting a Nova in this situation is far easier than predicting an earthquake ever will be. Stellar processes are fairly well understood, at least in theoretical terms, and up to a point. This is how we know that our Sun for example, will not go Nova for at least several billion years, if at all. In the case from the article, there are two binary stars involved which have been observed for some time. According to their orbital motions they will definitely collide in some way in 5 years time, the resulting collision will result in an ejection of stellar mass, I.E. a Nova.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2017, 00:24 Mr. Tact
 
Congrats Clemson! The Tigers were a bit slow to get started but the last 3 quarters of the game were awesome.  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 20:57 RedEye9
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 17:31:
does anybody get this weird behavior on the site where when you first try to click on ootb links they all jump to the left for no apparent reason? its been doing this to me for a couple days. not a deal breaker; they don't move after the first click, but weird nonetheless.
Not happening here; tested on 2 different computers with both ie11 and google chrome.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 19:52 Cutter
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 17:31:
does anybody get this weird behavior on the site where when you first try to click on ootb links they all jump to the left for no apparent reason? its been doing this to me for a couple days. not a deal breaker; they don't move after the first click, but weird nonetheless.

What browser? Did you upgrade it lately? I'm using the most recent Waterfox and I have no problems.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 18:30 Esoteric
 
If not for a boatload of dropped passes...

Hehe, I see what you did there.

http://i.imgur.com/H3DFZIP.jpg
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 17:31 1badmf
 
does anybody get this weird behavior on the site where when you first try to click on ootb links they all jump to the left for no apparent reason? its been doing this to me for a couple days. not a deal breaker; they don't move after the first click, but weird nonetheless.  
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 17:28 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 16:28:
|RaptoR| wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 10:37:
More on the star collision:

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/phys/observatory/MergingStar/MolnarEtAl2017.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIC_9832227

5 years from now we should be able to see a red nova in the sky without assistance of two stars colliding 1800 years ago. That is awesome

*jdreyer starts vegan diet to help ensure he doesn't die before then*

i'll be surprised if it comes true. predicting novas? when we can't even predict earthquakes? but i hope i'm wrong. i bought a $700 telescope setup just for occasions like this =D
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 17:01 Mr. Tact
 
Orogogus wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 16:02:
buy / by
D'OH! Do other languages have as many homonyms, or is that something unique to English?

Edit: A little of Google says... apparently so. And also by/buy is technically a homophone, not a homynym. Homonyms are words that are both spelled and pronounced the same, but have different meanings. As opposed to homographs (spelled the same) or homophones (pronounced the same).
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 16:28 jdreyer
 
|RaptoR| wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 10:37:
More on the star collision:

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/phys/observatory/MergingStar/MolnarEtAl2017.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIC_9832227

5 years from now we should be able to see a red nova in the sky without assistance of two stars colliding 1800 years ago. That is awesome

*jdreyer starts vegan diet to help ensure he doesn't die before then*
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 16:02 Orogogus
 
buy / by  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 15:45 Mr. Tact
 
Misspelling? Missing comma I guess...  
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7. Re: Football picks, Vegas style Jan 9, 2017, 15:22 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 13:46:
Stumbled onto this the other day, it is a Vegas pool where you pick 5 teams each week against the spread. One point for a win, .5 points for a push. $1,500 entry fee (max. of two) -- this year the winner got just over $900k won buy a Starbuck's barista....

ESPN story

2016 payouts

2017 Entry

My brain had some trouble registering your misspelling. For a quick second it thought, 'Someone bought a Starbuck's barista... well there are some cute ones.'
 
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6. Re: Football picks, Vegas style Jan 9, 2017, 13:46 Mr. Tact
 
Stumbled onto this the other day, it is a Vegas pool where you pick 5 teams each week against the spread. One point for a win, .5 points for a push. $1,500 entry fee (max. of two) -- this year the winner got just over $900k won buy a Starbuck's barista....

ESPN story

2016 payouts

2017 Entry
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 13:43 Pigeon
 
I thought the Giants v. Packers game was the hardest to call of the lot (pretty sure I got all of my picks for this round). Both teams have played somewhat inconsistently this year, so it was hard to tell which team was going to show up. With the exception of the Houston, New England game, the matches this upcoming weekend all have a good chance of being quite epic.  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 13:25 Agent-Zero
 
if ifs and buts were candies and nuts

wow that rhymes
 
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