Out of the Blue

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 13, the ill-fated moon mission disaster that was a "successful failure" after the safe return of astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert following an explosion that crippled their spacecraft. I don't know how accurate the Ron Howard movie based on the incident is, but it's an incredible story that gives me chills every time I see it. I think I will mark the occasion by watching it again. Gene Kranz: "With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour."

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Apr 11, 2020, 15:26
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2020, 15:26
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Game of Bones was lol
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Thanks to fakespyder for the huntsman...yikes
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Been watching “For All Mankind” (my iPad came with one year of AppleTV). Revisionist history, Russians land on the moon first.
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Apr 11, 2020, 15:37
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Apr 11, 2020, 15:37
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Ford should make that car now. Pretty sweet ride.
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Apr 11, 2020, 15:38
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2020, 15:38
Apr 11, 2020, 15:38
 
The Chris Hadfield MasterClass.com lecture on space travel is really terrific. It's probably five hours of content and he covers everything.

I received a MasterClass subscription as a gift. I probably wouldn't have bought it on my own, but I think it might actually be worth the cost. Some great content on there.

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Apr 11, 2020, 17:07
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Apr 11, 2020, 17:07
 
Anyone else seeing chinese symbols where there's an "apostrophe r" in text?
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Apr 11, 2020, 17:26
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2020, 17:26
Apr 11, 2020, 17:26
 
Sugarman wrote on Apr 11, 2020, 17:07:
Anyone else seeing chinese symbols where there's an "apostrophe r" in text?
nope'r
Post a screenshot
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Apr 11, 2020, 17:33
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2020, 17:33
Apr 11, 2020, 17:33
 
This is what I'm seeing.

https://imgur.com/PlpH3ZH
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Apr 11, 2020, 17:41
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Sugarman wrote on Apr 11, 2020, 17:07:
Anyone else seeing chinese symbols where there's an "apostrophe r" in text?
I saw it too. But it seems to have been fixed.
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Apr 11, 2020, 18:01
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Apr 11, 2020, 18:01
 
When I see weird stuff like that the first thing I usually do is try a different browser...
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Apr 11, 2020, 19:00
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2020, 19:00
Apr 11, 2020, 19:00
 
Sugarman wrote on Apr 11, 2020, 17:07:
Anyone else seeing chinese symbols where there's an "apostrophe r" in text?

ZOMG! CHINESE HAXX0RZ!
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Apr 11, 2020, 19:56
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I'd scan for virus and malware.
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Apr 11, 2020, 20:28
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Apr 11, 2020, 20:28
 
Um folks... one of the Tigers here at the Cincy Zoo tested positive for COV19 (and had symptoms), which was given to the tiger by one of it's trainers....
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Apr 11, 2020, 20:44
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Apr 11, 2020, 20:44
 
I sent an email to check in with an acquaintance who I haven't heard from in a couple years. I shared that a mutual friend was making masks and that I was well prepared with 96 tp rolls and 3 cans of soup.
This was the response
All is well here. If this continues for about another year, I will make a dent in the storehouse of food, water, propane, hoarded medicines and paper products that I have 'prepped' for the last 3 years.

All I have been studying for the last three years is unfolding nicely and we shall have a new world in another 2 years which barely resembles this one.

I am excited for the upgrade!
sigh
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Apr 11, 2020, 20:49
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Apr 11, 2020, 20:49
 
Lulz, I was just talking with my sister about how the Mormons are all set with their standard 4 months of food reserves. I brought it up after reading an article about a guy who was raised Mormon but has mostly left the practices behind.
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Apr 11, 2020, 23:03
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2020, 23:03
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 11, 2020, 19:00:
Sugarman wrote on Apr 11, 2020, 17:07:
Anyone else seeing chinese symbols where there's an "apostrophe r" in text?

ZOMG! CHINESE HAXX0RZ!

Nothing to see here. Please disregard.

Chinese Cyber Corps infiltration of Blues News complete. Transmission of COVID19 via the internet in 3...2...1...
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The Half Elf wrote on Apr 11, 2020, 20:28:
Um folks... one of the Tigers here at the Cincy Zoo tested positive for COV19 (and had symptoms), which was given to the tiger by one of it's trainers....
So stop sneaking into the zoo in the middle of the night to snuggle with the tigers, and you'll be fine.

Although, if you continue and something crazy happens, they'd be able to make an awesome documentary: Tiger Halfelf: Mayhem and Madness.
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Huntsman spiders make Aussies scream but are they deadly?

Made Snow White scream. And usually deadly, although hers took pity. Typical: pretty girls get all the breaks.

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A Company Promised Cheap Ventilators to the Government, Never Delivered and Is Now Charging Quadruple the Price for New Ones.

Time to Martin Shkreli the fuckers.
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The Half Elf wrote on Apr 11, 2020, 20:28:
Um folks... one of the Tigers here at the Cincy Zoo tested positive for COV19 (and had symptoms), which was given to the tiger by one of it's trainers....

Yeah, I think it was Bronx Zoo in New York that had that happen as well.
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Apr 12, 2020, 08:27
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These chinese hackers are getting out of control. I liked them better when they were sitting in the field out behind my base with their laptops making me money.
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