Out of the Blue

MrsBlue and I both suffered a little bout of gastrointestinal distress this morning. This was nothing too terrible, but more than enough to be noticeable. The odd thing is about everything we ate yesterday was leftovers from the grill Saturday night, which did not cause any problems yesterday that we noticed. We had guests Saturday, and it seems a little odd to ask if the food made them sick, but it seems even ruder to ignore the possibility, so I guess I'll find out today if it was my cooking that caused the problem. I sure hope it didn't.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 24, 2018, 05:23
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Jul 24, 2018, 05:23
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 15:49:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 14:22:
Certainly more short and medium range public transit infrastructure is a good thing, especially medium range, as short range is likely to be taken up by AI-driven cars in the coming decades.

The hyperloop is part of the long-range travel solution. It combines the convenience and eco-friendliness of train travel with the speed of a jet. Given that we'll eventually run low on cheap fossil fuels to burn in our aircraft, something like this will be able to fill that gap.

It's completely impractical and too expensive to ever be a reality. Japan's bullet trains are affordable and work amazing well. Europe's trains and mass-transit are cheap and work amazingly well. Who's going to pay for the Hyperloop? Musk? Even he doesn't have that kind of money. So once again it'll be akin to the taxpayers paying for a private stadium that only the wealthier members of society - who pay less tax as a whole - get to enjoy. It would be ungodly expensive to use so only the rich would ever be able to use it anyway.

Thanks to the idiot conservatives and liberals in this province we have public highways and private highways now. The toll highways are awesome. In amazing shape...and always virtually empty/. Why? Because they're too expensive for the average citizen to use on a daily basis with each average round-trip on them to the city from the burbs will range about $40-$60 bucks for most people. So we have empty highways subsidized by taxpayers and controlled by private companies. That's a metric fuckton cheaper to build and maintain than a hyperloop. So if a private highway can't even succeed in a terribly congested city, what chance would that thing have? This isn't rocket-surgery, it's common sense.



Imagine trains, that didn't have to deal with friction and could reach the speeds of airplanes. Who would pay for that? How about every single fucking transportation company in the world? The cost of these systems is in the initial set-up. Once they are up, they are nearly as cheap to maintain as existing railway systems. Once Solar (and hopefully Fusion) power becomes cheap enough (HINT HINT, WHY DO YOU THINK MUSK IS PUSHING THIS, HINT HINT) they become cheaper than dirt.

They are impractical NOW, but an enterprising enterpreneur doesn't think like me or you (well not like you specifically). He thinks on a grander scale. Its better to develop the technology now, than to get left behind in the dust when it DOES become practical, and it probably will sooner than you think.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 24, 2018, 00:01
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jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 19:05:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 17:28:
As a parent we can properly punish our children for their bad behavior. As citizens we can not punish our president for his bad behavior.

Rather, the opportunity to punish them comes only every couple of years. Luckily one such opportunity is fast approaching!
Yeah, I should have put "immediately"s in there...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 19:05
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Jul 23, 2018, 19:05
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 17:28:
As a parent we can properly punish our children for their bad behavior. As citizens we can not punish our president for his bad behavior.

Rather, the opportunity to punish them comes only every couple of years. Luckily one such opportunity is fast approaching!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 18:23
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Jul 23, 2018, 18:23
 
NKD wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 17:20:
Just a reminder that our President is a guy who screams /r/iamverybadass tier threats at other world leaders in capslock on Twitter. People tolerate behavior from the POTUS that they wouldn't even tolerate from their 10 year old child.

Yup, that's our 72 year old bro-dude president who becomes aggressively unhinged at the mildest of threats.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 17:59
Kxmode
 
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Jul 23, 2018, 17:59
 Kxmode
 
I have this strange feeling John Williams is going to die by the end of this year.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 17:58
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Jul 23, 2018, 17:58
 
No mention of an acceleration curve, or mass of the pod in that article.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 17:31
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2018, 17:31
Jul 23, 2018, 17:31
 
NKD wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 17:20:
Just a reminder that our President is a guy who screams /r/iamverybadass tier threats at other world leaders in capslock on Twitter. People tolerate behavior from the POTUS that they wouldn't even tolerate from their 10 year old child.
Bolton has stated that we will be celebrating in Iran before the end of the year. scroll down for video proof https://theintercept.com/2018/03/23/heres-john-bolton-promising-regime-change-iran-end-2018/
Of course his head is so far up dRumpfs ass that both Pence and Sara Huckabeast have stated it's tight in the prezidents bum.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 17:28
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2018, 17:28
Jul 23, 2018, 17:28
 
As a parent we can properly punish our children for their bad behavior. As citizens we can not punish our president for his bad behavior.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 17:20
NKD
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2018, 17:20
Jul 23, 2018, 17:20
NKD
 
Just a reminder that our President is a guy who screams /r/iamverybadass tier threats at other world leaders in capslock on Twitter. People tolerate behavior from the POTUS that they wouldn't even tolerate from their 10 year old child.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 15:58
DV
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Jul 23, 2018, 15:58
DV
 
Blue, have you and the Mrs been hanging out with Noah Syndergaard? Maybe he gave you hand, foot & mouth disease. This could only happen to the Mets..smh
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 15:49
Cutter
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2018, 15:49
Jul 23, 2018, 15:49
 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 14:22:
Certainly more short and medium range public transit infrastructure is a good thing, especially medium range, as short range is likely to be taken up by AI-driven cars in the coming decades.

The hyperloop is part of the long-range travel solution. It combines the convenience and eco-friendliness of train travel with the speed of a jet. Given that we'll eventually run low on cheap fossil fuels to burn in our aircraft, something like this will be able to fill that gap.

It's completely impractical and too expensive to ever be a reality. Japan's bullet trains are affordable and work amazing well. Europe's trains and mass-transit are cheap and work amazingly well. Who's going to pay for the Hyperloop? Musk? Even he doesn't have that kind of money. So once again it'll be akin to the taxpayers paying for a private stadium that only the wealthier members of society - who pay less tax as a whole - get to enjoy. It would be ungodly expensive to use so only the rich would ever be able to use it anyway.

Thanks to the idiot conservatives and liberals in this province we have public highways and private highways now. The toll highways are awesome. In amazing shape...and always virtually empty/. Why? Because they're too expensive for the average citizen to use on a daily basis with each average round-trip on them to the city from the burbs will range about $40-$60 bucks for most people. So we have empty highways subsidized by taxpayers and controlled by private companies. That's a metric fuckton cheaper to build and maintain than a hyperloop. So if a private highway can't even succeed in a terribly congested city, what chance would that thing have? This isn't rocket-surgery, it's common sense.


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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 15:39
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Jul 23, 2018, 15:39
 Cutter
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 14:58:
Cutter wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 11:10:
The Hyperloop. Or as it's otherwise known, The Pipedream. Elon, if you want to really get people moving just start building more trains and mass transit already. It's not impossible pipe-dreams like this that cities need but money to build systems that already work. And that would be a non-issue if the billionaires like Musk were paying their fair fucking share.

If the world listened to you, there would be no innovation because you'd call it all stupid and not possible

I never said it was impossible. If you don't understand why it's so obviously and completely unfeasible than your the one who's stupid. Don't blame me or the rest of the world for your shortcomings.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 15:23
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Pigeon wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 13:19:
Darks wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 12:44:
At the rate Pappa Johns is going, they will be out of business before much longer.

They may go out of business but their garlic butter sauce will continue to live on in our hearts... in the form of cholesterol encrusted on the walls of the aorta.


Well, maybe you and the other might, but not me,. I dont use that stuff. not my thing.

But, I do like their pizza, would miss that if they did.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 14:58
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Jul 23, 2018, 14:58
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 11:10:
The Hyperloop. Or as it's otherwise known, The Pipedream. Elon, if you want to really get people moving just start building more trains and mass transit already. It's not impossible pipe-dreams like this that cities need but money to build systems that already work. And that would be a non-issue if the billionaires like Musk were paying their fair fucking share.

If the world listened to you, there would be no innovation because you'd call it all stupid and not possible
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 14:22
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Jul 23, 2018, 14:22
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 11:10:
The Hyperloop. Or as it's otherwise known, The Pipedream. Elon, if you want to really get people moving just start building more trains and mass transit already. It's not impossible pipe-dreams like this that cities need but money to build systems that already work. And that would be a non-issue if the billionaires like Musk were paying their fair fucking share.


Certainly more short and medium range public transit infrastructure is a good thing, especially medium range, as short range is likely to be taken up by AI-driven cars in the coming decades.

The hyperloop is part of the long-range travel solution. It combines the convenience and eco-friendliness of train travel with the speed of a jet. Given that we'll eventually run low on cheap fossil fuels to burn in our aircraft, something like this will be able to fill that gap.
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Re: RE: Users Sue Juul for Addicting Them to Nicotine.
Jul 23, 2018, 13:51
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Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 13:38:
Of course. This is America now, where people can just blame a corporation for their own spineless inability to make good choices for themselves. We know damn well that even if they were to win any such lawsuit, they'd just go back to their lives and use the money to buy more vapes.

Yup, because there's no history of deception by the makers of inhaled products.
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RE: Users Sue Juul for Addicting Them to Nicotine.
Jul 23, 2018, 13:38
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RE: Users Sue Juul for Addicting Them to Nicotine. Jul 23, 2018, 13:38
Jul 23, 2018, 13:38
 
Of course. This is America now, where people can just blame a corporation for their own spineless inability to make good choices for themselves. We know damn well that even if they were to win any such lawsuit, they'd just go back to their lives and use the money to buy more vapes.
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Jul 23, 2018, 13:19
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Darks wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 12:44:
At the rate Pappa Johns is going, they will be out of business before much longer.

They may go out of business but their garlic butter sauce will continue to live on in our hearts... in the form of cholesterol encrusted on the walls of the aorta.

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Jul 23, 2018, 12:45
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Blue wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 11:51:
Peter M. Smith wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 10:52:
Depending on which form of food poisoning you got, onset could be as short as a few hours to as long as a few days. And yes, talking to your guests is the good and proper thing to do.

That is a good point about the onset time. I called our guests who say they were fine, so that's a relief.
Food poisoning man? You gotta nut-up son! I still eat at the same damn Chinese buffet that's given me food poisoning twice! Am I scared, hell no; am I insane, almost definitely.

I think the point I'm trying to make is, what doesn't kill you yes, will probably leave you crying and shitting on the toilet, begging for your life to end while you're throwing up simultaneously in a garbage can. There's nothing pretty or glamorous about this, I'll be the first to admit it but; you gotta think of the bonus. Both my buddies have gotten sick from the exact same place that we've all 3 eaten at, at the same time, but I didn't get sick, see the beauty of this? Blue, it's apocalypse training plain and simple. After the bombs have dropped and everybody's running around looking for food I'll be happily munching away on a package of tuna that had gone bad years ago, see?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 23, 2018, 12:44
Darks
 
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At the rate Pappa Johns is going, they will be out of business before much longer.
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