Out of the Blue

As noted in this post Frans completed a project this morning to convert the database here to Unicode UTF-8 character encoding. This is the default recommended by the W3 for HTML. The change should help clear up the occasional appearance of unusual characters like the Chinese noted in that thread. Frans is still looking at some things that came out odd after the conversion, but if you notice anything that looks wrong in news stories or forum posts going forward, please let us know. Thanks!

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1badmf wrote on May 17, 2020, 18:01:
jdreyer wrote on May 17, 2020, 17:08:
FoxTrot.

Oof. That's hitting a little bit too close to home for comfort.

dreyerdaughter gently reminding you to put some fucking pants on? XD

It's more like her yelling at me to get back to work whenever I drop out of the virtual terminal to check BluesNews. Although, I do putter about the house in ratty shorts and a t-shirt.

(Meanwhile she spends her days reading vampire novels and watching anime. She has baked fresh bagels from scratch several times, so I can't complain too much. Nothing beats a bagel right out of the oven.)
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May 18, 2020, 02:59
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Grokk wrote on May 17, 2020, 20:59:
That COVID-19 Supercut is absolutely amazing.
Yeah, I guess shelter-at-home means folks have a lot of time on their hands...
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May 18, 2020, 02:48
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I watched Citizen Kane for the first time and am taken back by how well the story is told.
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That COVID-19 Supercut is absolutely amazing.
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May 17, 2020, 19:43
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Home Office trials
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May 17, 2020, 18:01
 
jdreyer wrote on May 17, 2020, 17:08:
FoxTrot.

Oof. That's hitting a little bit too close to home for comfort.

dreyerdaughter gently reminding you to put some fucking pants on? XD
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May 17, 2020, 17:11
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jdreyer wrote on May 17, 2020, 17:06:
Here's How The Avengers Would Have Looked Like If They Had Comic Accurate Suits.

I thought the adaptation of the suits for live action was spot on. Kept the feeling of the originals while making them more believable in the real world. Thinking about it, what Marvel Studies/Disney/etc. accomplished in general with these movies is pretty incredible. Compare to Star Wars for example. It could have gone that wrong pretty easily.

I agree on both fronts... the way they dealt with the costumes and mostly dispensed with "secret identities" helped ground things better. And the way they handled the series and creating an arc for the whole thing was very impressive. Hard to believe it's the same company that dealt with Star Wars so erratically.

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May 17, 2020, 17:08
 
FoxTrot.

Oof. That's hitting a little bit too close to home for comfort.
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May 17, 2020, 17:06
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May 17, 2020, 17:06
 
Here's How The Avengers Would Have Looked Like If They Had Comic Accurate Suits.

I thought the adaptation of the suits for live action was spot on. Kept the feeling of the originals while making them more believable in the real world. Thinking about it, what Marvel Studies/Disney/etc. accomplished in general with these movies is pretty incredible. Compare to Star Wars for example. It could have gone that wrong pretty easily.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Was always a fan of Fred. RIP buddy.

Hey! Wha' happen?!
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