Out of the Blue

Okay, I'm going to sheepishly state we seem to be making progress on our home improvements. The ruined floor is now un-ruined, and the contactor we've ditched is making good on some of the problems he caused. Even more so, we think we've secured his replacement to finish things up once and for all. The bad news is this guy's quote is closer to the high end than what we were looking at previously, but the good news is that his reputation is impeccable, so hopefully he's worth it.

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Sea Lion Drags Girl off dock. Holy cow!
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Re: Daryl Bem
May 24, 2017, 04:06
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 23, 2017, 11:48:
Retitle that to: Deryl Bem proves data can be misinterpreted easily, and rigorous methodology is required for true science.

That's kind of the point. He did follow all the rigors his science required, multiple times, and still came up "proving" a wacky premise.
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Re: Daryl Bem
May 23, 2017, 11:48
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Retitle that to: Deryl Bem proves data can be misinterpreted easily, and rigorous methodology is required for true science.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 22, 2017, 18:05
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May 22, 2017, 18:05
 
Pigeon wrote on May 22, 2017, 12:00:
Agent-Zero wrote on May 22, 2017, 11:10:
Experts say that her white dress might have looked like fish. Sea Lions get fed from the dock all the time. More info here:

pretty sure thats not the case since the sea lion straight up growls at her and bares his teeth right before he turns around and comes back up to snatch her in

As an expert in sea lion behaviorology I can confidently say that sea lion is a jerk. As you can easily witness he went up and told the girl she would be more comfortable if she had a seat on the railing, only to drag her into the water moments later; what a jerk.

it doesnt take a genius to know when an animal is threatening you

but then again everyone is an expert dumbass these days, so its not too surprising how consistently clueless they are
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May 22, 2017, 17:52
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May 22, 2017, 17:52
 
Pigeon wrote on May 22, 2017, 12:00:
Agent-Zero wrote on May 22, 2017, 11:10:
Experts say that her white dress might have looked like fish. Sea Lions get fed from the dock all the time. More info here:

pretty sure thats not the case since the sea lion straight up growls at her and bares his teeth right before he turns around and comes back up to snatch her in

As an expert in sea lion behaviorology I can confidently say that sea lion is a jerk. As you can easily witness he went up and told the girl she would be more comfortable if she had a seat on the railing, only to drag her into the water moments later; what a jerk.

i know you're being facetious, but it's wild animal; those idiots should've been a lot more wary of it and kept their distance. and how many times have we all been told NOT TO FEED THE WILDLIFE?!? idiots.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 22, 2017, 17:45
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More news...

RDR2 has been delayed until 2018! Shocker there... (Though they released some, admittedly rather beautiful, screens in the meantime just because R* is the digital equivalent of a cock tease)

Is RDR2 on the same engine as GTA5 or is it new? Because those screens are gorgeous! If it was GTA6, I'd be hyperventilating right about now...

Semi-related:
Rockstar's parent company Take-Two is already feeling the effects of the game's delay. After closing out the day $69.04, which was near an all-time high for the company, Take-Two's stock has plunged in after-hours trading to $62.56 as of this writing. The company is set to report its earnings tomorrow, May 23.

Who the hell derped that up?! They couldn't wait a day until after the release? Idiots.

And some more Far Cry 5 videos...looks like FC5 will have plenty of time to soak up those RDR2 anticipation sales after all...

=-Rigs-=

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Re: Out of the Blue
May 22, 2017, 16:44
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The major problem is if you don't understand the job and how long it takes and what's involved it's easy to get screwed on price. I've had to bring in some outside guys here and there for stuff that was beyond me - or I didn't feel like taking on - but I still know what's involved - time and materials - that I can ballpark a job price pretty accurately. And that's why it never hurts to get a ton of quotes. To tape and mud my workshop - which I do know how to do but absolutely hate doing - it was a day's work plus some material. I had some guys quote as high as $1500 - for which I laughed at them. Guy I hired came in at $300 which was fair. $30 an hour for his time, plus his incidentals like gas, etc and materials is exactly what it should cost.

You can always rely on a larger, more established contractor but you're going to pay out the ass for it and it's not always worth it. My old electrician expanded last year finally making the move to build a real business, and as such his rates skyrocketed and I won't be using him anymore.
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May 22, 2017, 14:56
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 Rigs
 
Far Cry 5 live action trailer available just now... http://www.gamesradar.com/far-cry-5-live-action-trailers-welcome-you-to-hope-county-montana/

Looks to me to be the ol' Wild West...so Far Cry 5 and RDR 2 head to head? Hmmm, don't think that's gonna go well for Ubisoft. Then again, if they can get FC5 out before RDR2, they might have a chance on getting in on that sweet anticipation...

We'll find out more, apparently, Friday.

EDIT: I don't see any other platforms than the PS4 and PS4 Pro listed...hmmm...though I have to say I already like the soundtrack, just like the last two.

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May 22, 2017, 14:42
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Sometimes you gotta pay for quality work. At least the new guy has a good rep, might end up being worth it in the long run.
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May 22, 2017, 12:08
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At least we're immune to PBDEs, right. Right?
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Agent-Zero wrote on May 22, 2017, 11:10:
Experts say that her white dress might have looked like fish. Sea Lions get fed from the dock all the time. More info here:

pretty sure thats not the case since the sea lion straight up growls at her and bares his teeth right before he turns around and comes back up to snatch her in

As an expert in sea lion behaviorology I can confidently say that sea lion is a jerk. As you can easily witness he went up and told the girl she would be more comfortable if she had a seat on the railing, only to drag her into the water moments later; what a jerk.
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May 22, 2017, 11:10
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Experts say that her white dress might have looked like fish. Sea Lions get fed from the dock all the time. More info here:

pretty sure thats not the case since the sea lion straight up growls at her and bares his teeth right before he turns around and comes back up to snatch her in
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