Out of the Blue

Today is the observation of Veteran's Day here in the U.S. Here's a salute to vets and their families, and a sincere hope that we are working towards a day when the sacrifices of soldiers will be a thing of the past.

The story of the wildfires in California continue to be startlingly dire, with reports of record casualties and smoke spreading across the country as the fires continue to rage. The most striking illustration to me of how severe this is comes from Facebook of all places. I am startled to see just how many friends are marking their status on the service. This shows just how many people are affected by this, though obviously the good news in these instances is that these folks are listing themselves as safe. But in that vein, there are lots of people missing, and we can only hope it turns out they evacuated, and will not become additions to the death toll.

R.I.P.: Douglas Rain: Actor who voiced Hal in 2001- A Space Odyssey dies. "But you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two."

Link Salute: Thanks Ant.
Stories: The World is Running Out of Sand, and People Are Dying as a Result.
Crazy in love? The Japanese man 'married' to a hologram. Thanks [H]ardOCP.
Science: Magnetic eye implants could save the eyesight of glaucoma patients.
Cyclists Faster In Cities Than Cars And Motorbikes. Thanks Slashdot.
Heat-rejecting film could reduce air conditioning costs.
Media: DUAL DOOM CHALLENGE - 2 Dooms, 1 Keyboard. But no mouse.
Dan Crenshaw, Navy SEAL And Congressman-Elect, Takes To 'SNL' For A Teachable Moment.
Two Hundred and Seventy.
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Nov 12, 2018, 11:32
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...a sincere hope that we are working towards a day when the sacrifices of soldiers will be a thing of the past.

Not so long as greedy fucks squat in a position of power for years on end. Though automated warfare will help reduce the amount of human casualties. Significantly, I hope.

Still, cover off and heartfelt respect for the men and women whom came before me and those that came, and will come, after me.
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Nov 12, 2018, 12:13
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A sand shortage, whodathunkit
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California, I thought everything that could burn already did in the last fire.

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Nov 12, 2018, 12:17
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So, sand is the new cocaine?
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Nov 12, 2018, 12:30
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Well, people are working on a possible solution.
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Crazy in love? The Japanese man 'married' to a hologram.
Nov 12, 2018, 13:17
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Crazy in love? The Japanese man 'married' to a hologram. Nov 12, 2018, 13:17
Nov 12, 2018, 13:17
 
Kondo's path to Miku came after difficult encounters with women as an anime-mad teenager.

"Girls would say 'Drop dead, creepy otaku!'," he recalled, using a Japanese term for geeks that can carry a negative connotation.
Kondo sleeps alongside a doll version of Miku, complete with a wedding ring

So, was this guy able to consummate his 'wedding' with the holographic love of his life?

Did he use the doll for this?

Is it machine washable?

Are these questions that probably shouldn't ever need to be asked or answered?
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Nov 12, 2018, 13:49
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SlimRam wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 13:17:
Kondo's path to Miku came after difficult encounters with women as an anime-mad teenager.

"Girls would say 'Drop dead, creepy otaku!'," he recalled, using a Japanese term for geeks that can carry a negative connotation.
Kondo sleeps alongside a doll version of Miku, complete with a wedding ring

So, was this guy able to consummate his 'wedding' with the holographic love of his life?

Did he use the doll for this?

Is it machine washable?

Are these questions that probably shouldn't ever need to be asked or answered?

I doubt anyone has answers to these questions (except for the last one) but to me this whole "story" is more sad than funny
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Nov 12, 2018, 14:00
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And almost exactly a century ago World War I ended. I salute to you, vets!
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Nov 12, 2018, 14:06
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Nov 12, 2018, 14:06
 
RIP Stan Lee
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Nov 12, 2018, 14:07
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VaranDragon wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 13:49:
I doubt anyone has answers to these questions (except for the last one) but to me this whole "story" is more sad than funny
*meh* Depends on how much the guy is actually deluded and thinks of it as a real marriage and how much he is just doing in order to get his 15 minutes of fame.
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Stan Lee has died. Speechless.
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Nov 12, 2018, 14:26
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 14:06:
RIP Stan Lee

Excelsior!
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Nov 12, 2018, 14:57
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 14:06:
RIP Stan Lee

Just saw that on Dark Horizons. Man, that's a bummer. I just watched Big Hero 6 last night too.
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Nov 12, 2018, 15:33
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Nov 12, 2018, 15:33
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The sand thing has been going on for ages. Saw a documentary on it and that was about 2 years ago. Florida has been importing tons of nice sand for their beaches for ages now - as opposed to the crappy local sand I guess. It is, by all accounts, a lucrative business. Who knows one day we may not be able to tell people to go pound sand or ask if they have sand in their vag. Hell, we may run out of sandwiches! Except in the desert because of the sand which is there.

Speaking of movies finally got around to watching Rush last night. Really excellent flick if you haven't seen it. Read an interview with Niki Lauder who said the actors really nailed him and James Hunt.
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shul wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 14:19:
Stan Lee has died. Speechless.

With all due respect the guy was 95 years old.
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Nov 12, 2018, 16:07
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Stan Lee - R.I.P. Despite what Jack Kirby said about Lee, he was definitely a driving force behind Marvel's success and has earned his place as a legendary comic producer.
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Nov 12, 2018, 17:34
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El Pit wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 16:07:
Stan Lee - R.I.P. Despite what Jack Kirby said about Lee, he was definitely a driving force behind Marvel's success and has earned his place as a legendary comic producer.

Regardless of any of that he was egomaniac IMO. Every time that asshole showed up in every Marvel film it was just such fourth wall breaking bullshit that pissed me off to no end. Who the fuck does that?


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Nov 12, 2018, 17:40
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Cutter wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 17:34:
El Pit wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 16:07:
Stan Lee - R.I.P. Despite what Jack Kirby said about Lee, he was definitely a driving force behind Marvel's success and has earned his place as a legendary comic producer.

Regardless of any of that he was egomaniac IMO. Every time that asshole showed up in every Marvel film it was just such fourth wall breaking bullshit that pissed me off to no end. Who the fuck does that?



Meh, I thought it was awesome. 5 seconds for each film. No biggie.
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 17:40:
Cutter wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 17:34:
El Pit wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 16:07:
Stan Lee - R.I.P. Despite what Jack Kirby said about Lee, he was definitely a driving force behind Marvel's success and has earned his place as a legendary comic producer.
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Meh, I thought it was awesome. 5 seconds for each film. No biggie.
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Is someone really bitching about Stan Lee's tiny cameos ruining the masterpieces that are comic book movies?
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It is Cutter.
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