Out of the Blue

Well the weather turned sour again right after I expressed my ill-founded optimism, and it's still raining steadily here. Isn't it just like life to have a week like this right after skipping mowing the lawn? One more day of this and we won't even be able to see out the windows through the underbrush.

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Re: No subject
May 28, 2003, 04:56
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Re: No subject May 28, 2003, 04:56
May 28, 2003, 04:56
 
I think maybe the shitty week I have had showed in my posts a bit. Ooops?

What did I do besides rag myself, anyways?

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Re: No subject
May 27, 2003, 17:59
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Re: No subject May 27, 2003, 17:59
May 27, 2003, 17:59
 
no i believe he was always like that

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No subject
May 27, 2003, 15:55
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No subject May 27, 2003, 15:55
May 27, 2003, 15:55
 
Is someone spoofing wasrad's handle or has he just degenerated into some sort of asshole.
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22
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Re: X-Prize
May 27, 2003, 11:24
Jim
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Re: X-Prize May 27, 2003, 11:24
May 27, 2003, 11:24
Jim
 
Does anyone else think the White Knight jet/plane looks incredibly strange? When I first saw the picture, I thought the whole thing was the spacecraft.

I'm sure that the aircraft competing in the Schneider Cup races were perculiarly strange to the people of the day as well. It is something completely new, so we're likely to see some completely new designs. And Burt Rutan's designs are pretty far from conventional (remember the Voyager?)

Jim
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Re: aircar in every garage
May 27, 2003, 10:09
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Re: aircar in every garage May 27, 2003, 10:09
May 27, 2003, 10:09
 
Did you read the article or you just commenting on the title?

The article clearly states that vehicles would fly themselves. The operator would at most be required to take-off and land.

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Re: hmm
May 27, 2003, 07:58
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Re: hmm May 27, 2003, 07:58
May 27, 2003, 07:58
 
I would expect a price difference between the two to be a deciding factor, as I would assume an in-ground pool would be more expensive with the tiling and filter systems and whatnot.

Filtering system would be a wash if you were going gallon for gallon in pool size.

You could almost build an above ground pool for the excavation costs associated with an inground alone.

With an inground you have added costs as well. Many municiplaities require fencing around the perimeter of an inground pool. Not so with an above ground. Higher insurance costs as well I believe.

My Uncle always said the best way to build a pool is to buy one for your neighbor. Pay for the whole shootin match with one condition attached: you get to use it any time you want to.

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No subject
May 27, 2003, 03:55
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No subject May 27, 2003, 03:55
May 27, 2003, 03:55
 
laying cement is bad for the penis.

Hi, Im 4 years old.

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Re: hmm
May 27, 2003, 03:44
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Re: hmm May 27, 2003, 03:44
May 27, 2003, 03:44
 
and all the laying and drying of the cement.. not that easy

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No subject
May 27, 2003, 03:14
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No subject May 27, 2003, 03:14
May 27, 2003, 03:14
 
Doom 3?


Bah, I say!

http://tenebrae.sourceforge.net

http://industri.sourceforge.net/

Id like to see GOD Games get more involved into the little guys, the guys whos only constraint is time and not some cigar smoking suit who [CENSORED] and simply does not understand the mechanics of a good game.

/end dead horse beating

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Re: hmm
May 27, 2003, 01:49
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Re: hmm May 27, 2003, 01:49
May 27, 2003, 01:49
 
Im a little ignorant, but wouldn't putting in an in-ground pool be easier? I would expect a price difference between the two to be a deciding factor, as I would assume an in-ground pool would be more expensive with the tiling and filter systems and whatnot.

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Re: hmm
May 27, 2003, 00:40
WarPig
 
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Re: hmm May 27, 2003, 00:40
May 27, 2003, 00:40
 WarPig
 
Is mcsterls a new troll or just a not-so-literate and/or bright poster here?

I'm really wondering how you get "troll" out of mcsterls posts. Do you sell Segway scooters or are you a soccer mom? The "not-so-literate" part is just as puzzling - was it grammar related or did he misspell a word?

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Re: Rain!
May 26, 2003, 23:28
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Re: Rain! May 26, 2003, 23:28
May 26, 2003, 23:28
 
Can you install an above ground pool on dirt?

My parents had that done... It worked but you could feel that the bottom of the pool was all lumpy... didn't really matter though unless you think it'd drive you crazy.

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Re: Rain!
May 26, 2003, 23:24
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Re: Rain! May 26, 2003, 23:24
May 26, 2003, 23:24
 
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Re: Rain!
May 26, 2003, 22:26
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Re: Rain! May 26, 2003, 22:26
May 26, 2003, 22:26
 
Skip 3 weeks ahead, it has rained every day or every night, turning it into solid mud, impossible to work.....so now I have a 25x25 foot sorta flat dirt pile....damn rain!

That bites. All that work and no results.

Can you install an above ground pool on dirt? Is there a better base material that might provide some drainage capabilities as well?

I had big plans for my yard this year. They are blowing like dust in the wind because of all this rain.


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Re: hmm
May 26, 2003, 22:19
indiv
 
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Re: hmm May 26, 2003, 22:19
May 26, 2003, 22:19
 indiv
 
Thanks for your kind words. I'll assume by your confidence that you are the yardstick by which others should be judged in the forums? There really is no need for the hyphens in not-so-literate, although and/or would be correct.

You're exactly wrong. He should keep the hyphens and ditch the and/or. He really intended for the adjective "bright" to replace the word "literate" in the compound adjective "not so literate". He did not intend to say "not so literate and bright poster / not so literate or bright poster"--that wouldn't make sense at all. Therefore, he really should have removed the and/or and kept the hyphens in the compound adjective (the hyphens are required!). You could keep a slash in there, but to remove ambiguity, I'd take it out and replace it with an "or".

Therefore, we would have the following phrase:
"... or just a not-so-literate or not-so-bright poster"

I'm typically not so picky, but I just wanted to correct your assertion.

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Re: Memorial Day
May 26, 2003, 21:04
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Re: Memorial Day May 26, 2003, 21:04
May 26, 2003, 21:04
 
I think in the past, when things got political, they also tended to get ugly around here. Granted, just saying "Memorial Day" isn't political, but all it takes 1 comment from someone else ("SCREW <Insert Country / Faction / Your favorite color here>") and BAM, there goes the thread. Maybe Blue is just trying to avoid that.

A couple of things:

1. It is possible that the holiday must be added to the header manually. There was another holiday that needed to be just recently. He has not updated the site that much today so maybe he is taking some time for his family (good for him!)

2. He did mention Memorial Day just the other day.

3. Despite the right leaning aspect of these boards I believe that His Blueness may lean in the opposite direction. I make this observation based upon his feelings toward the environment and a few other issues that I can't seem to remember right now. Could be completely wrong but somehow I doubt it.

To me (a US citizen), the day should involve at least a small moment for reflection on the sacrifice that men and women made for their country. Regardless of the issue at hand, that is no small matter.

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Re: aircar in every garage
May 26, 2003, 20:36
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Re: aircar in every garage May 26, 2003, 20:36
May 26, 2003, 20:36
 
No #$*& man although I am sure it would be alot like obtaining a pilots liscence, if not more rigged and expensive. So long as the FAA were to setup proper skyways, I think it could be pulled off very well.

But, like driving, it should be an earned privilage, not a right and there should be VERY STRICT rules and regulations to earn that privalige, I.E. no tweekers, stoners or drunks flying these things and being caught doing any of this while airborne should be SEVERLY punished, not like these weak laws we have for cars that let drunks kill people every day.

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No subject
May 26, 2003, 20:25
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No subject May 26, 2003, 20:25
May 26, 2003, 20:25
 
SCREW RED!

ALL IT DOES IS GET THE COPS ON YOU EASIER, STAINS YOUR CLOTHES AND CARPETS AND TURNS YER SHITS PINK WHICH LEADS TO YOU BEING PUT IN A INSANE ASYLUM WIT A GUY WHO THINKS HES MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!

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Re: hmm
May 26, 2003, 20:21
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Re: hmm May 26, 2003, 20:21
May 26, 2003, 20:21
 
Is mcsterls a new troll or just a not-so-literate and/or bright poster here?

Wowbagger,

Thanks for your kind words. I'll assume by your confidence that you are the yardstick by which others should be judged in the forums? There really is no need for the hyphens in not-so-literate, although and/or would be correct.

McSterls

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Re: Memorial Day
May 26, 2003, 20:02
nin
 
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Re: Memorial Day May 26, 2003, 20:02
May 26, 2003, 20:02
 nin
 
Live in peace and remember our past mistakes so we don't make them again in the future.

Here here!



Yeah, I think it's strange how Blue mentioned that yesterday was "Towel Day", but did not say a thing about today being Memorial Day.

I think in the past, when things got political, they also tended to get ugly around here. Granted, just saying "Memorial Day" isn't political, but all it takes 1 comment from someone else ("SCREW <Insert Country / Faction / Your favorite color here>") and BAM, there goes the thread. Maybe Blue is just trying to avoid that. And like GandalfTheWhite said, we have people from all different countries that post here.




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