Out of the Blue

Happy Good Friday!

Frans made a cool addition to the Site Statistics Page, which now features a line graph showing the number of stories posted here per month. It features a neat function to scroll back and forth one month or one year at a time, as well as a month picker. And the scrolling animation is awesome, as the line morphs rather than jumps when you change months. There's also another new feature there, as it now mirrors the visitor counter that's hidden at the bottom of this page. Have an office pool going for when we'll hit the 1.25 billion mark? Now you can more easily check.

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Apr 9, 2021, 21:47
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Apr 9, 2021, 21:47
 
I don't remember watching LtK. The summer of 89 had so many flicks to choose from.

Edit
Holy Moly, some of the acting is beyond cringe. It's a wonder that Benicio del Toro was ever seen again, plus a jump the shark moment with a Wayne Newton cameo.
But it does have some of the most beautiful bond babes ever.
Carey Lowell & Talisa Soto

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RedEye9 wrote on Apr 3, 2021, 04:56:
Full wallride. https://youtu.be/e1yeDW3dHdw
Definitely bonus points for that ride.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Apr 3, 2021, 05:09
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2021, 05:09
Apr 3, 2021, 05:09
 
Redeye posted the LPL's 4/1 video yesterday. It was excellent. I also just watched the one from a couple of years ago. Hilarious.
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Vaccines administered: 711M - - - Vaccine deaths: 7 - - - Death rate: 0.00000001%
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Apr 3, 2021, 05:07
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Apr 3, 2021, 05:07
 
Frans wrote on Apr 3, 2021, 03:44:
We can rebuild it, we have the source code, and it doesn't even cost 6 dollars.
I see what you did there.
COVID infections: 133M - - - COVID deaths: 3M - - - Death rate: 2%
Vaccines administered: 711M - - - Vaccine deaths: 7 - - - Death rate: 0.00000001%
Your choice is clear.
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Apr 3, 2021, 04:56
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Apr 3, 2021, 04:56
 
Full wallride. https://youtu.be/e1yeDW3dHdw
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Apr 3, 2021, 03:59
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bigspender wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 17:53:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 15:25:
Scientists discover X-rays coming from Uranus.

Uranus is X-rayted.

I came here for a Uranus joke. I was not disappointed. Thank you :-)

You are interested in facts about Uranus?
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Apr 3, 2021, 03:48
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Apr 3, 2021, 03:48
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 14:37:
Frans, could you add the stats link to the footer?
Could but won't. It's in the menu, and Blue and I feel it doesn't belong in the footer. Besides, if it were there, then by the same logic the credits & FAQ could go there as well, and that would be too much.
-- Frans
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Apr 3, 2021, 03:44
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Acleacius wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 13:19:
That's some sleek and sexy coding Frans, what's your secret!
Thanks, no secret: the graph is done by simply feeding Chart.js with settings and data. The month picker took the most time, starting from an existing jQueryUI plugin and fixing/massaging it into shape. We can rebuild it, we have the source code, and it doesn't even cost 6 dollars.
-- Frans
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Apr 2, 2021, 22:08
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Apr 2, 2021, 22:08
 
The insider was a day old New York Times article mixed with their own brand of sensational bullshit.

No real Republican cares for tRump or trumplicants like gaetz, that's why none of them have come to his rescue.
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Apr 2, 2021, 21:38
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Apr 2, 2021, 21:38
 
Hey I never said they were creditable, BUT when a right wing nutjob paper calls it against a righwing nutjob, they got an insider?
‘What is this bullshit that you people are doing?’
The worst criminal in human history, undeniably.
Beating and Gassing Americans for Jesus!
Ain't no tweetin, in jail jammies!
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Apr 2, 2021, 21:30
MattyC
 
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Apr 2, 2021, 21:30
 MattyC
 
Anything from that source deserves a cup of salt. That said, I'm sure they don't get everything wrong.

I mean, I guess they get the post date for their stories right, usually, so ... technically true?
"Oh sure, like lawyers work in big skyscrapers and have secretaries. Look at him, he's wearing a belt! That's Hollywood for you."
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Apr 2, 2021, 21:03
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Apr 2, 2021, 21:03
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 20:51:
Acleacius wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 17:43:
Holy Shit, this just in the Daily Mail is reporting....
Anything from that source deserves a cup of salt. That said, I'm sure they don't get everything wrong.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/daily-mail/
Far right "news" (in quotes) site that's low on facts, I wouldn't waste the salt.

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Apr 2, 2021, 20:58
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Apr 2, 2021, 20:58
 
The "X-rays coming from Uranus" story immediately following the hot chili eaters link made me chuckle.
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Apr 2, 2021, 20:51
 
Acleacius wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 17:43:
Holy Shit, this just in the Daily Mail is reporting....
Anything from that source deserves a cup of salt. That said, I'm sure they don't get everything wrong.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Apr 2, 2021, 18:03
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Acleacius wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 17:43:
Holy Shit, this just in the Daily Mail is reporting Greenburg turned on Gaetz and they were trafficking a minor between 14-17 years old ! Wtf
Indictment incoming!
arrest is "said to be imminent" after the unidentified alleged victim testified before a Florida grand jury this week saying
she had sex with the conservative Republican before she turned 18.

No kidding Redeye9, I've been telling everyone trying to get it here in Austin (shortage cause peeps want the shot) call a tRump county near by!

I'm freaking out about the cop at the capital but then another news site said both cops were injured, one critical.
So I was hoping they were able to resuscitate him!
It is a developing story but this is the WashingtonPost headline
Officer killed, suspect fatally shot after vehicle rams barricade near Capitol
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Apr 2, 2021, 17:54
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Apr 2, 2021, 17:54
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 17:12:
Did anyone get their tax refund? I filed my taxes in mid-February. Still waiting...
Filed electronically on 18 Feb, got my refund seven days later. Was easily the fastest turn around I have ever gotten.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Apr 2, 2021, 17:53
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Apr 2, 2021, 17:53
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 15:25:
Scientists discover X-rays coming from Uranus.

Uranus is X-rayted.

I came here for a Uranus joke. I was not disappointed. Thank you :-)
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Apr 2, 2021, 17:44
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 17:12:
Did anyone get their tax refund? I filed my taxes in mid-February. Still waiting...
IIRC, you'll be waiting a bit longer, since the IRS was tasked with distributing the checks from the American Rescue Plan.
COVID infections: 133M - - - COVID deaths: 3M - - - Death rate: 2%
Vaccines administered: 711M - - - Vaccine deaths: 7 - - - Death rate: 0.00000001%
Your choice is clear.
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Apr 2, 2021, 17:43
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Apr 2, 2021, 17:43
 
Holy Shit, this just in the Daily Mail is reporting Greenburg turned on Gaetz and they were trafficking a minor between 14-17 years old ! Wtf
Indictment incoming!
arrest is "said to be imminent" after the unidentified alleged victim testified before a Florida grand jury this week saying
she had sex with the conservative Republican before she turned 18.

No kidding Redeye9, I've been telling everyone trying to get it here in Austin (shortage cause peeps want the shot) call a tRump county near by!

I'm freaking out about the cop at the capital but then another news site said both cops were injured, one critical.
So I was hoping they were able to resuscitate him!
‘What is this bullshit that you people are doing?’
The worst criminal in human history, undeniably.
Beating and Gassing Americans for Jesus!
Ain't no tweetin, in jail jammies!
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Apr 2, 2021, 17:15
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Acleacius wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 16:37:
Prez wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 15:32:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 15:27:
Acleacius wrote on Apr 2, 2021, 13:19:
That's some sleek and sexy coding Frans, what's your secret! W00t

USAToday's news links are messed up, here's a better link, sorry I didn't realize sooner.
U.S. begins testing Moderna’s Covid vaccine booster shots for variant from South Africa
Also very important...
Epidemiologist Who Helped Wipe Out Smallpox


Can you imagine a modern smallpox epidemic instead of COVID-19? Would certain states even be populated?


It's a hoax
Haha, to make it even more fun, did you guys ever see this? It might have been too political to post.
Liberals’ New Vaccine Trick: Driving Deep Into Trump Country
Brilliant
TLDR If you live in a state full of smart people and can't get vaccinated. Go to a red state. They got plenty of unused vaccines. Just be sure to wear a mask.

45, the gift that keeps on giving. Police officer killed in attack at U.S. Capitol; suspect dead

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