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Out of the Blue

QuakeCon 2018 is underway down in Texas. As usual, I'm not there, as it's been many years since I attended, but I also have my usual regrets about missing out. Of course the nature of the event and id Software has changed a lot since my last QuakeCon, so I doubt my nostalgia for the gathering has much to do with the current reality. Either way, here's a hello to old friends who are at the show, here's hoping you have a fine-old time, and that the waits at Denny's are reasonable. Oh, and for the record, as I write these words, it is hotter in New York City than it is in Dallas.

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18. Re: Space Force Aug 12, 2018, 16:45 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 09:11:
Simon Says wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 03:04:
Would you like to know more?
that's Hilarious

https://twitter.com/GlammaHunny/status/1028099873906733057/photo/1

https://twitter.com/maya_givens/status/1028104917230276609/photo/1

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OMG, the Obama-Biden one, and the M Falcon one.
 
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17. Re: Space Force Aug 11, 2018, 09:11 RedEye9
 
Simon Says wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 03:04:
Would you like to know more?
that's Hilarious

https://twitter.com/GlammaHunny/status/1028099873906733057/photo/1

https://twitter.com/maya_givens/status/1028104917230276609/photo/1

https://twitter.com/bobover52/status/1028098833455054848/photo/1

https://twitter.com/dawnevelyn82/status/1028105212072996864/photo/1

from Stephen Kings original post

 
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16. Space Force Aug 11, 2018, 03:04 Simon Says
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2018, 00:11 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 10, 2018, 22:06:
SlimRam wrote on Aug 10, 2018, 18:30:
Lieutenant Uhura has "moderate progressive dementia."
That's a shame. One of my favorite Nichelle Nichols stories is she was considering/planning on quitting the show. She attended a Martin Luther King event. She met MLK and was surprised to find out he was a fan. She told him she was considering leaving and he told her she couldn't, she was too important of a role model to leave. So, she stayed on.

Great call by MLK. It lead to this, and more importantly inspired 1000s of black women to pursue STEM careers.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 22:06 Mr. Tact
 
SlimRam wrote on Aug 10, 2018, 18:30:
Lieutenant Uhura has "moderate progressive dementia."
That's a shame. One of my favorite Nichelle Nichols stories is she was considering/planning on quitting the show. She attended a Martin Luther King event. She met MLK and was surprised to find out he was a fan. She told him she was considering leaving and he told her she couldn't, she was too important of a role model to leave. So, she stayed on.
 
Truth is brutal. Prepare for pain.
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 21:53 jdreyer
 
Stan Lee Retires from All Public and Convention Signings.

Isn't he a bit young to be retiring?
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 21:45 jdreyer
 
My Dallas friend told me it hot 112 in Dallas last week.  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 21:44 RedEye9
 

Don Jr. misspells Amreica [sic] & Gets Duped By Doctored Graphic, Shares It On Instagram. Seems jr hit the ground head first while not falling far from the tree. sad

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 18:30 SlimRam
 
Lieutenant Uhura has "moderate progressive dementia."  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 17:57 Nucas
 
i've always wanted to go to quake con but never have for the same reason, i'm probably thinking of the days of yesteryear.  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 16:01 DangerDog
 
#MoonWalkAway

 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 14:59 RedEye9
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 10, 2018, 14:53:
Republican Space Rangers
Enlist today!
President Pence Tries To Make Space Force Sound Less Dumb

Mark Hamill Mocks Donald Blumpf’s ‘Space Force’ With ‘Star Wars’ Burn

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6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 14:53 DangerDog
 
Republican Space Rangers

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5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 14:18  Blue 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 10, 2018, 13:42:
Windows 10 added bluelight filtering in a recent update. I use f.lux on my Win 7 desktop and don't even notice a difference when watching media at night. (being colorblind has its advantages.)

Just yesterday I realized I was using my phone in the daytime with the blue filter accidentally left on from the night before. Same here, I hadn't actually detected the difference on my own. And same here, I'm colorblind.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 13:42 RedEye9
 
Blue wrote on Aug 10, 2018, 13:28:
Cutter wrote on Aug 10, 2018, 11:57:
Hey Blue, the RDR2 footage is out today. Game looks effing amazing.

Came out yesterday. There's a link in Evening Consolidation.

Fucking blue light, man. Hey Blue, don't you use a program that filters out blue light at night? Someone does around here I seem to recall. I'd like to know the name of it.

f.lux

https://justgetflux.com/
Windows 10 added bluelight filtering in a recent update. I use f.lux on my Win 7 desktop and don't even notice a difference when watching media at night. (being colorblind has its advantages.)
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video in this Parker sun probe link goes in depth on how hard it is to throw something at the sun.

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3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 13:28  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 10, 2018, 11:57:
Hey Blue, the RDR2 footage is out today. Game looks effing amazing.

Came out yesterday. There's a link in Evening Consolidation.

Fucking blue light, man. Hey Blue, don't you use a program that filters out blue light at night? Someone does around here I seem to recall. I'd like to know the name of it.

f.lux

https://justgetflux.com/
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2018, 11:57 Cutter
 
Hey Blue, the RDR2 footage is out today. Game looks effing amazing. It better come to PC and fast.

That interview with the psychopath was interesting. If they do one on what it's like living with a sociopath all they need do is interview the White House staff.

Fucking blue light, man. Hey Blue, don't you use a program that filters out blue light at night? Someone does around here I seem to recall. I'd like to know the name of it.

That Polar Bear was little more than a cub. That was stupid and selfish on his part regardless.

Space Force? Uh yeah. Because America needs to waste even more money on the MIC than it already does. It amazes me - and I think most everyone not in the US - that most Americans don't seem to mind getting fleeced like this all the time.
 
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"I like oak myself, that's what's in my bedroom. How 'bout you Jimmie? You an oak man?"
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1. Wow Aug 10, 2018, 11:50 Creston
 
Giant balls despite arctic shrinkage

That works on so many levels, I am amazed. I salute you, sir! Salute
 
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