Out of the Blue

I'm off to pay a visit to Grandma Blue today... I'm trying to figure out what's more antithetical to spending the day working on a game site on the Internet than to visit the old age home, and a few examples come to mind, but this is right up there. IBM to unveil index card-size computer prototype, a story mentioned above, could change things like this down the road, though... maybe someday when visiting a spot like that, one could take advantage of some quiet time for a bit of hand-held Quake?

Story of the Day: Man Sneaks Into His 35th Super Bowl. Thanks Norman Chan.
Weird Science: Corvette Floats on Air With Help From Magnets. Thanks [NARC]RevRaven. I achieved the same feat in a Corvette myself, though it was a temporary situation involving extreme speeds and a bump.
Wild Science I: MIT's robotic helicopter makes first acrobatic roll. Thanks [MP] Wolverine [MP].
Wild Science II: Personal 'jetpack' gets off the ground. Thanks Geoff Finger.
Auction of the Day: F-A-18 Hornet F-18 Fighter Jet Aircraft. Thanks Normski. That's not your father's Oldsmobile.

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Re: Jet pack and such...
Feb 8, 2002, 13:17
anon@147.9
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Re: Jet pack and such... Feb 8, 2002, 13:17
Feb 8, 2002, 13:17
anon@147.9
 
I know I don't usually say this but... *LOL*...

Damn I need sleep...what the... Thundercats... on UGO...they're back... huh?... looks like sleep will have to wait... I never thought I'd get something from a UGO ad...

-Heatwave
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Re: thing you mentioned about the vett
Feb 7, 2002, 23:01
WarPig
 
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Re: thing you mentioned about the vett Feb 7, 2002, 23:01
Feb 7, 2002, 23:01
 WarPig
 
I remember catching air in my '62 4 door Ford Fairlane... and the motor literally fell out. Broke the motor mounts.

Ahhh, my first car - best $20 I ever spent.

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From dictionary.com
Feb 7, 2002, 19:57
anon@138.87
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From dictionary.com Feb 7, 2002, 19:57
Feb 7, 2002, 19:57
anon@138.87
 
an·ti·thet·i·cal (nt-tht-kl) also an·ti·thet·ic (-k)
adj.
Of, relating to, or marked by antithesis.
Being in diametrical opposition.
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thing you mentioned about the vett
Feb 7, 2002, 17:47
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thing you mentioned about the vett Feb 7, 2002, 17:47
Feb 7, 2002, 17:47
 
that brought back the memory of catching air in my buick lesabr. mind you i stopped imediatly to see if everything was alright (it was) and will never do it again

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F-18
Feb 7, 2002, 11:19
anon@24.162
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F-18 Feb 7, 2002, 11:19
Feb 7, 2002, 11:19
anon@24.162
 
The F-18 looks like a nice alternative to morning and afternoon traffic.

Hmmm... now if only I could get an airplane mechanic to fix it up...

Well hey, it's cheaper than a Mercedes
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Father's Oldsmobile
Feb 7, 2002, 11:14
anon@66.82
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Father's Oldsmobile Feb 7, 2002, 11:14
Feb 7, 2002, 11:14
anon@66.82
 
Hey Blue, I didn't know the BlueJet was for sale?

On closer inspection at the seller's website, they say this thing used to be a Blue Angel.
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SoloTrek
Feb 7, 2002, 11:05
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SoloTrek Feb 7, 2002, 11:05
Feb 7, 2002, 11:05
 
I gotta get me one of those. . . . How cool is that?

The dual "fan" design reminds me of the "jetpacks" on the Micronauts I used to play with when I was younger (anyone remember Micronauts?). And then used again over and over, Highlander 2, Quake 2, etc.
ZigZang
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ipaq
Feb 7, 2002, 10:23
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ipaq Feb 7, 2002, 10:23
Feb 7, 2002, 10:23
 
You can already play quake on a handheld..but I don't know if it can only be single player. The 56k modem and the slow cpu wouldn't make it fun though.

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Re: Jet pack and such...
Feb 7, 2002, 09:46
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Re: Jet pack and such... Feb 7, 2002, 09:46
Feb 7, 2002, 09:46
 
Especially if they were playing Quake on hand-helds.

Please do NOT target my IP Address for any DDOS attacks!
I am not a man! I am a free number!
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Jet pack and such...
Feb 7, 2002, 09:18
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Jet pack and such... Feb 7, 2002, 09:18
Feb 7, 2002, 09:18
 
Now all you have to do in combine that jetpack with the powered exoskeleton from a while back, and the military's new high-tech assault rifle, and you're not all that far off from the battle armor in Starship Troopers (the book, not the movie). Just imagine a group of these guys flying in towards you, scary stuff.

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Tony Zahn
Sofware Engineer, Achievement Technologies Inc.
Go Blue!
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Go Blue!
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