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We had a brief snow flurry around here just moments ago, a reminder that the climate in the new home of the BlueTower is surprisingly cooler than the old one. We only moved about 30 miles north, but it's about 10℉ colder here right now than where we came from. I guess this is another preparation that our recent trip to Minneapolis helped us with.

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9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2019, 20:28 jdreyer
 
Fion wrote on Nov 8, 2019, 13:35:
WTF Texas? After police dogs retire they used to be just euthanized? That's pretty fucked up Texas.

It's Texas. They lead the nation in capital punishment.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2019, 18:29 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Nov 8, 2019, 11:16:
Texas police weren't allowed to adopt their K9s? That's horrible...

I know a K9 officer in my town, and he has his old "partner" living with him and his wife, and it's funny (and also sad) to see the dog still get so excited when he's ready to go to work in the morning, and then he leaves without the dog, and the doggie just stands there going "But... but...?"

Poor old K9s.

There's a cute comic about a retired military dog's adventures with a little kitten called Pixie. google "brutus pixie comic"
 
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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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7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2019, 18:27 Kxmode
 
Death Stranding is available for Wishlishing/preorder on Steam today. Engadget reports it will also come to Epic Games Store. Both versions will be available Summer 2020.  
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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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6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2019, 18:25  Blue 
 
Redwood wrote on Nov 8, 2019, 14:04:
I am really looking forward to the Bond movie. I hope Daniel Craig goes out with a great one. The ones after Casino Royale have not quite lived up to that one, unfortunately. I'm now singing the Bond theme in my head. Also, I wonder what watch he will be wearing (well, obviously an Omega).

I'll put my bet on a Planet Ocean. But I'm an old-school Bond purist, so anything but a Rolex is blasphemy.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2019, 14:04 Redwood
 
I am really looking forward to the Bond movie. I hope Daniel Craig goes out with a great one. The ones after Casino Royale have not quite lived up to that one, unfortunately. I'm now singing the Bond theme in my head. Also, I wonder what watch he will be wearing (well, obviously an Omega).  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2019, 13:35 Fion
 
WTF Texas? After police dogs retire they used to be just euthanized? That's pretty fucked up Texas.  
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3. Re: Fully functional battle station Nov 8, 2019, 12:00 Rectal Prolapse
 
That transplant is damned amazing - it nearly is fully functional - only thing missing are the testes for semen production, and if they were present they would likely generate viable sperm, according to the article!  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2019, 11:36 Cutter
 
Thanks to Reddit I found out that to check temperature and other info in RDR2 you have to double tap the left Alt key - seriously Rockstar? And to change ammo types it's the Z key - another unmapped key. Aside from minor annoyances of Rockstar's usually lousy ports I friggin' love this game.

 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2019, 11:16 Creston
 
Texas police weren't allowed to adopt their K9s? That's horrible...

I know a K9 officer in my town, and he has his old "partner" living with him and his wife, and it's funny (and also sad) to see the dog still get so excited when he's ready to go to work in the morning, and then he leaves without the dog, and the doggie just stands there going "But... but...?"

Poor old K9s.
 
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