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Out of the Blue

The annual Game Developers Conference gets underway today in San Francisco, so if the past is prologue and recent teasing is to be trusted, some new announcements should be rolling in. This is something we should get used to, as this more-or-less kicks off the spring/summer game convention season, and the dust from GDC will barely settle before next week's kickoff of PAX East. Time to call your bookie and make sure you've properly placed all your bets.

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15. Dog on the obstacle course Mar 18, 2019, 15:18 Creston
 
I literally lol'ed when he ran into the tunnel and just laid down at the end of it.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2019, 14:39  Blue 
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 13:36:
That's a lot of hops!

Texas must use the system they use in Russia. I bought a watch bezel recently from Russia. Here's what happened to my package before it finally officially entered the USPS system:


2019-03-14 08:15
United States, Processing, Departure from transit office of exchange

2019-03-14 07:48
United States, 105209998, Processing, Arrival at delivery office

2019-03-14 07:43
United States, Processing, Arrival at delivery office

2019-03-12 09:47
United States, USJFKA, Import of international mail

2019-03-12 09:05
United States, USJFKA, Processing of international mail, Processing by designated postal operator

2019-03-07 07:39
Russian Federation, MR LC Vnukovo Cex-2 MMPO 102972, Export of international mail

2019-03-06 11:32
Russian Federation, MR LC Vnukovo Cex-2 MMPO 102972, Customs clearance, Released by custom house

2019-03-06 11:31
Russian Federation, MR LC Vnukovo Cex-2 MMPO 102972, Handed over to customs

2019-03-06 07:31
Russian Federation, MR LC Vnukovo Cex-2 MMPO 102972, Processing, Arrival at transit office of exchange

2019-03-05 23:33
Russian Federation, MR LC Vnukovo 102975, Processing, Arrival at inward office of exchange

2019-03-04 13:13
Russian Federation, Kazanskij LPC 420300, Processing, Departure from inward office of exchange

2019-03-03 09:49
Russian Federation, Kazanskij LPC Cex Posy`lok 420306, Processing, Arrival at transit office of exchange

2019-03-02 16:17
Russian Federation, Kazanskij LPC 420300, Processing, Arrival at inward office of exchange

2019-03-02 07:13
Russian Federation, Chistopol` MRP 422999, Processing, Departure from inward office of exchange

2019-03-01 18:40
Russian Federation, Chistopol` MRP 422999, Processing, Arrival at inward office of exchange

2019-03-01 18:26
Russian Federation, Chistopol` 422980, Processing, Departed from origin facility

2019-03-01 17:02
Russian Federation, Chistopol` 422980, Acceptance, Single
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2019, 13:36  Kxmode 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 13:27:
Argh! Originally scheduled for Friday, now Tuesday. whee
In Transit 03/18/2019 3:49 A.M. New Orleans, LA
Departure Scan
03/15/2019 9:41 A.M. MY TOWN, TX, Destination Scan
03/15/2019 5:32 A.M. MY TOWN, TX, Arrival Scan
03/15/2019 2:25 A.M. Odessa, TX, Departure Scan
03/15/2019 1:43 A.M. Odessa, TX, Arrival Scan
03/15/2019 1:27 A.M. Midland, TX, Departure Scan
03/15/2019 12:47 A.M. Midland, TX, Arrival Scan
03/14/2019 8:11 P.M. Fort Worth, TX, Departure Scan
03/14/2019 3:38 P.M. Fort Worth, TX, Arrival Scan
03/14/2019 3:01 P.M. Dallas, TX, Departure Scan
03/14/2019 6:36 A.M. Dallas, TX, Arrival Scan
03/14/2019 3:27 A.M. Oklahoma City, OK Departure Scan
03/13/2019 6:45 A.M. Oklahoma City, OK,Arrival Scan
03/13/2019 12:18 A.M. Kansas City, KS, Departure Scan
03/12/2019 5:17 P.M. Kansas City, KS, Arrival Scan
03/12/2019 9:53 A.M. Eagan, MN Departure Scan

Shipped 03/11/2019 10:09 P.M. Eagan, MN
Origin Scan
Label Created 03/11/2019 4:43 P.M. United States
Order Processed:
Ready for UPS

That's a lot of hops!
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2019, 13:27  RedEye9 
 
Argh! Originally scheduled for Friday, now Tuesday. whee
In Transit 03/18/2019 3:49 A.M. New Orleans, LA
Departure Scan
03/15/2019 9:41 A.M. MY TOWN, TX, Destination Scan
03/15/2019 5:32 A.M. MY TOWN, TX, Arrival Scan
03/15/2019 2:25 A.M. Odessa, TX, Departure Scan
03/15/2019 1:43 A.M. Odessa, TX, Arrival Scan
03/15/2019 1:27 A.M. Midland, TX, Departure Scan
03/15/2019 12:47 A.M. Midland, TX, Arrival Scan
03/14/2019 8:11 P.M. Fort Worth, TX, Departure Scan
03/14/2019 3:38 P.M. Fort Worth, TX, Arrival Scan
03/14/2019 3:01 P.M. Dallas, TX, Departure Scan
03/14/2019 6:36 A.M. Dallas, TX, Arrival Scan
03/14/2019 3:27 A.M. Oklahoma City, OK Departure Scan
03/13/2019 6:45 A.M. Oklahoma City, OK,Arrival Scan
03/13/2019 12:18 A.M. Kansas City, KS, Departure Scan
03/12/2019 5:17 P.M. Kansas City, KS, Arrival Scan
03/12/2019 9:53 A.M. Eagan, MN Departure Scan

Shipped 03/11/2019 10:09 P.M. Eagan, MN
Origin Scan
Label Created 03/11/2019 4:43 P.M. United States
Order Processed:
Ready for UPS
 
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11. Chuck Norris a Day Calendar Mar 18, 2019, 13:24  Kxmode 
 
"Chuck Norris doesn't fold paper airplanes; he folds airplanes into paper."  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2019, 12:46  Beamer 
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 11:42:
I had that same problem with the white background. Simply toggle Retro Colors on the left-hand menu and then switch back to New Blue.

My new-post-asterisk feature isn't working, though.

Yup, did that on my phone yesterday and it worked. Funny how many of us toggled styles on our own to fix, haha. Was the second thing I did.
 



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9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2019, 12:34  RedEye9 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 11:36:
*ugh* Firefox broke something... when I use Firefox the site has a white background, but it appears normally when I use Chrome. *blah*

Just adding to the fray
Chrome on android went all-white background while viewing Bluesnews.
I opened firefox and it was normal.
Went back to chrome and cleared the last hour of history/cookies, blues was New Blue again.
If it happens again I'll try toggling Styles:.

What is this surreptitious hype you speak sneak of Blue? Grin


 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2019, 12:06  Mr. Tact 
 
Well, first -- it is working fine after Blue pointed me to re-selecting the style. Second, my only extension/add-on is uBlock Origin.  



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7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2019, 12:04  Cutter 
 
It could be an extension you're using. I'm using FF with no problems. However there are plenty of websites it does have plenty of issues with. I can't do online banking with it for example. It just won't deal with my bank's website. Won't load linked pics or films on sites like IMDB. Etc.

 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2019, 11:50  Mr. Tact 
 
Hmm, re-selecting the retro color button improved things, but now there are portions which were blue, which are black. For instance, on the front page, the title bar and menu bar have a blue background but all the article listings has a black background.

Edit: Ahh, selecting the "New Blue" returned it to what I was expecting. Didn't recall that was my selection before...
 



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5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2019, 11:42  PHJF 
 
I had that same problem with the white background. Simply toggle Retro Colors on the left-hand menu and then switch back to New Blue.

My new-post-asterisk feature isn't working, though.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2019, 11:41  Blue 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 11:36:
*ugh* Firefox broke something... when I use Firefox the site has a white background, but it appears normally when I use Chrome. *blah*

Sorry about that. This may be because of some actual changes being made on the back end here (yes, this is my first drip of hype about this).

It should clear up if you re-select a color style (new blue/retro colors) on the menu on the left.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2019, 11:36  Mr. Tact 
 
*ugh* Firefox broke something... when I use Firefox the site has a white background, but it appears normally when I use Chrome. *blah*  



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2. Re: Boeing 737 Max - 50 year old design remnants Mar 18, 2019, 11:24 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Oh great, after this article, all the armchair engineers will be out in force, posting everywhere that "OBVIOUSLY Boeing should have just done one simple thing and this never would have happened!" Not necessarily here of course, but I almost injured my neck, rolling my eyes so hard at the comments on the LAtimes page.

I don't even want to think about the kind of shit that's going to be said on cable news by non-engineers about the Max, Boeing, the FAA, etc. ugh.

Unfortunately, aircraft sometimes crash. Luckily, there is a pretty extensive system setup to investigate these crashes and find solutions for existing and future aircraft.
 
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1. Re: Utility Pole Change Out Mar 18, 2019, 11:11  Mr. Tact 
 
I agree with the comment on the site, what an eyesore -- I'm glad the power is underground in my neighborhood.  



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