Out of the Blue

I have some terribly sad news to share. On August 1st, Jen Bailey Bergen (aka Mynx) passed away at the far-too-early age of 48. Her husband tweeted about her death (thanks Brian) saying that the cause appears to be a complication of COVID-19 which she caught four times in two years despite being vaccinated. Mynx was an original #quake op, the mother of the Quake baby, and the Mynx in the Dear Mynx column. She was also famously the inspiration for the Mynx player model in Quake III Arena, which was created by Paul Steed. In a sad coincidence, tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Paul's untimely death. Jen was inspirationally outgoing, warm, and helpful. A true embodiment of the very best aspects of the early days of the Quake community. Heartbreakingly, besides her husband, she also leaves behind two children. Deepest condolences to Jen's friends and family.

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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 11, 2022, 17:40
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Aug 11, 2022, 17:40
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Aug 11, 2022, 09:02:
They've played the Alex Jones 'Perry Mason' clip to death on news sites, but that clip doesn't really give context to what a massive fiasco that cross examination was for Alex Jones, and how beautifully it was setup.

LegalEagle goes into wonderful detail and breaks it down step by step:
https://youtu.be/x-QcbOphxYs
Thanks. That was a quick and dirty breakdown.
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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 11, 2022, 09:02
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Re: OotB: Sad news Aug 11, 2022, 09:02
Aug 11, 2022, 09:02
 
Rest in peace, Mynx. Sad news.

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They've played the Alex Jones 'Perry Mason' clip to death on news sites, but that clip doesn't really give context to what a massive fiasco that cross examination was for Alex Jones, and how beautifully it was setup.

LegalEagle goes into wonderful detail and breaks it down step by step:
https://youtu.be/x-QcbOphxYs
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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 11, 2022, 04:53
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Aug 11, 2022, 04:53
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 10, 2022, 18:28:
Jeez, catching COVID four times is terrible luck.
RIP.

RIP Mynx,

I've had it twice. Once before, and once after being vaccinated (3 times vaccinated with pfizer). The vaccines DO help. The second time I caught it I had a very high fever, but recovered completely after a day and a half. I'm not sure all vaccines are created equal, though and here in Europe the J&J US vaccines were removed from circulation after certain findings about their efficacy were discovered.

Not saying that any of this played a role, but I don't want her death to fuel more paranoia about the scientific validity and medicinal use of vaccines.

This comment was edited on Aug 11, 2022, 08:03.
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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 11, 2022, 01:45
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Aug 11, 2022, 01:45
 
Requiescat in pace, Mynx. I've never heard of you.

Covid is such an asshole. I still haven't caught it somehow.
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Aug 11, 2022, 01:09
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Aug 11, 2022, 01:09
 
RIP Mynx
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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 10, 2022, 21:02
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Re: OotB: Sad news Aug 10, 2022, 21:02
Aug 10, 2022, 21:02
 
Anyone else experiencing internet weirdness in the last hour?
Did a IPv4 Address ping to google 8.8.8.8, got 4 out 4, then ran speedtest with down and up checking out ok.
I noticed it connecting to Blues and some sites probably out of the US.
Disabled Steam, Discord and ran CCleaner, just in case.


Now it seems better.
But I don't get a sense you're listening, so, fuck it, let's go to Hell !
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Aug 10, 2022, 19:58
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Aug 10, 2022, 19:47
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Aug 10, 2022, 19:47
 
RIP Mynx.

It should be noted that the "backyard hens" article is based on a study in Australia, not the US.
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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 10, 2022, 18:28
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Aug 10, 2022, 18:28
 
Jeez, catching COVID four times is terrible luck.
RIP.
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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 10, 2022, 18:26
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Aug 10, 2022, 18:26
 
RIP Mynx, should have been the covid, not you.
But I don't get a sense you're listening, so, fuck it, let's go to Hell !
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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 10, 2022, 16:04
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Aug 10, 2022, 16:04
 
Hate to hear about Mynx.
Sadly, a lot of the old guard are finding themselves inching toward those twilight years. It was such a small community just 20 years ago.
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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 10, 2022, 13:26
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Ah, tragic news. Rest in peace, Mynx.
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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 10, 2022, 12:35
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Aug 10, 2022, 12:35
 
So sad to hear. I had a full on wave of nostalgia and remembrance on hearing her name.

Condolences to her family. Rest In Power, Mynx.
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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 10, 2022, 12:34
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Aug 10, 2022, 12:34
 
Rest in peace Mynx.

Going to get some S'mores when possible, not just a campfire treat!

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Re: OotB: Sad news
Aug 10, 2022, 12:21
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Aug 10, 2022, 12:21
 
RIP Mynx
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