Out of the Blue

Having grown up in New York City I have more than my share of sympathy for pedestrians, some may recall I only got my first driver license a few years ago, but the pedestrians in our area put my patience to the test. I can deal with the wacky way folks just stream into intersections in Manhattan, but in our little town we have folks who take their jaunts for exercise who apparently do not understand the role of sidewalks in our society. This morning I had to wait for two older women to waddle through the intersection at our corner before I could turn onto our block ... they were in the street, two abreast, backs to traffic, and completely oblivious to the car behind them. We also see the same behavior at night, with people walking in the streets in the dark... some of them wear reflective clothing or carry flashlights, but all of them are in the streets. I've never heard of anyone getting hit by a car around here, but seeing behavior like this, I'm not sure why not.

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Re: City Driving
Dec 6, 2006, 18:47
Enahs
 
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Re: City Driving Dec 6, 2006, 18:47
Dec 6, 2006, 18:47
 Enahs
 
Well, since I apparently have a disease named after me, I get to decide. You use the blob method. And yes, you must press on the area you are spreading the ointment with a CPU heat sink!


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Re: City Driving
Dec 6, 2006, 09:55
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Re: City Driving Dec 6, 2006, 09:55
Dec 6, 2006, 09:55
 
glob method for the win.

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Re: City Driving
Dec 6, 2006, 00:55
33.
Re: City Driving Dec 6, 2006, 00:55
Dec 6, 2006, 00:55
 
Yeah, but there's an ointment for it. Clears it right up.

So, are you supposed to spread the ointment on evenly with a toothpick, or use the "lil' dab will dooya" method?
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Re: FOAD DMCA MPAA EULA DRM ET AL
Dec 5, 2006, 17:01
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Re: FOAD DMCA MPAA EULA DRM ET AL Dec 5, 2006, 17:01
Dec 5, 2006, 17:01
nin
 

Too funny...

Once again, DRM is a failure...



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FOAD DMCA MPAA EULA DRM ET AL
Dec 5, 2006, 16:08
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FOAD DMCA MPAA EULA DRM ET AL Dec 5, 2006, 16:08
Dec 5, 2006, 16:08
 

HAHA!:

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/748/748723p1.html

Blu-ray Already Ripped on PS3
The troubles with Linux begin.

by Hilary Goldstein

December 1, 2006 - Just a few days after the release of Terra Soft Solutions' Yellow Dog Linux v5.0, hackers found a way to rip Blu-ray movies onto the PS3 hard drive.

Yellow Dog Linux v5.0, which can be downloaded at Terra Soft's site, allows users to turn their PlayStation 3 into a personal computer. The hard drive is segmented to prevent users from manipulating the PS3's own software, but that hasn't stopped hackers from exploiting Sony's new console.

Multiple sites, including PVRWire, are demonstrating methods to illegally copy Blu-ray movies to the PS3 hard drive. Since Blu-ray drives are not yet available on PCs, the PS3 version of Linux is the first user-accessible OS capable of working with the new media.

Unlike music CDs, which allow users to create back-up copies for personal use, Blu-ray and DVD movies carry express copyright laws forbidding any form of duplication. Even ripping a Blu-ray disc to a PS3 for your own enjoyment is in violation of these laws.



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Re: City Driving
Dec 5, 2006, 15:56
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Re: City Driving Dec 5, 2006, 15:56
Dec 5, 2006, 15:56
 
Hmmm... sounds like you just need a strong dose of DANANZOPAN. Should have all your orifices ejecting well into the evening at least

No... you can't... the people!

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Re: City Driving
Dec 5, 2006, 15:52
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Re: City Driving Dec 5, 2006, 15:52
Dec 5, 2006, 15:52
 
Only the uncontrollable laughter occurred, though.

Hmmm... sounds like you just need a strong dose of DANANZOPAN. Should have all your orifices ejecting well into the evening at least




EDIT:
Hell, I bet you even have dental care.

Indeed I do

But all my teeth feel out after one too many NYQUIL, ENAHSOMIL, DANANZOPAN smoothies, unfortunately

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Re: City Driving
Dec 5, 2006, 15:49
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Re: City Driving Dec 5, 2006, 15:49
Dec 5, 2006, 15:49
 
course, now we get frostbite of the jumblies for the next 4-6 months, so in life there is always a balance

Bah... I was reading the http://www.bigdeadplace.com blog yesterday (in reference to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15834019/ ). You've got absolutely nothing on them.

Hell, I bet you even have dental care.

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Re: City Driving
Dec 5, 2006, 15:47
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Re: City Driving Dec 5, 2006, 15:47
Dec 5, 2006, 15:47
 
The drug is called ENAHSOMIL, and - while highly effective in clinical trials - can cause 'complications' under quite a wide variety of circumstances. Here is a snippet from the pamphlet:

(snip)

Holy bejeebus... if I were able to I think I'd be ejecting milk/soda/whatever I'd be drinking out of all orifices simultaneously whilst uncontrollably laughing, after reading all of that.

Only the uncontrollable laughter occurred, though.

Dan =0)

EDIT: Forgot about Panexa... still, ludicrously funny name (Enahsomil...).

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Re: City Driving
Dec 5, 2006, 15:43
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Re: City Driving Dec 5, 2006, 15:43
Dec 5, 2006, 15:43
 

Of course, he's a Canadian, so he's already getting the Good Stuff at lower rates! Rat bastard.

HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA SUCKERS!!!



...'course, now we get frostbite of the jumblies for the next 4-6 months, so in life there is always a balance


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city driving
Dec 5, 2006, 15:26
Kxmode
 
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Dec 5, 2006, 15:26
 Kxmode
 
Blue, my family visited New York in 1992. It was insane back then. My father, who got his driving chops on the streets of San Francisco, lamented how aggressively horrible NYC drivers can be. But he said drivers from Jersey definitely are worse (no offense to any Jersey visitors to this site).

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Re: City Driving
Dec 5, 2006, 15:18
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Re: City Driving Dec 5, 2006, 15:18
Dec 5, 2006, 15:18
 
He stole it from http://www.panexa.com/

Of course, he's a Canadian, so he's already getting the Good Stuff at lower rates! Rat bastard.

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Re: Running the streets
Dec 5, 2006, 15:18
nin
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Re: Running the streets Dec 5, 2006, 15:18
Dec 5, 2006, 15:18
nin
 
"Excuse me ladies, just a suggestion here because I'd hate for either of you lovely ladies to get hurt... would it be too much to ask that you clomp on out of the street and continue your waddling on the sidewalk? Thank you so very much."

Na, I'd just drop the window and scream "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"



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Re: Running the streets
Dec 5, 2006, 15:16
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Re: Running the streets Dec 5, 2006, 15:16
Dec 5, 2006, 15:16
 WarPig
 
This morning I had to wait for two older women to waddle through the intersection at our corner before I could turn onto our block


I usually tell the person (nicely!) doing the stupid activity how close I was to actually hitting them with my car because I couldn't see them or they were blocking the lane.



"Excuse me ladies, just a suggestion here because I'd hate for either of you lovely ladies to get hurt... would it be too much to ask that you clomp on out of the street and continue your waddling on the sidewalk? Thank you so very much."

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Re: City Driving
Dec 5, 2006, 15:15
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Re: City Driving Dec 5, 2006, 15:15
Dec 5, 2006, 15:15
 
uh, MF - WTF! hehehehe

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Re: City Driving
Dec 5, 2006, 15:12
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Dec 5, 2006, 15:12
 
Note, the ointment is not available in Arkansas.
Pro: No hatred-of-everyone contagion (provided one does carry ointment before entering Arkansas).

Con: ?

The drug is called ENAHSOMIL, and - while highly effective in clinical trials - can cause 'complications' under quite a wide variety of circumstances. Here is a snippet from the pamphlet:

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ENAHSOMIL is a prescription drug that should only be taken by patients experiencing one of the following disorders: metabolism, binocular vision, digestion (solid and liquid), circulation, menstruation, cognition, osculation, extremes of emotion.

For patients with coronary heart condition (CHC) or two separate feet (2SF), the dosage of ENAHSOMIL should be doubled to ensure that twice the number of pills are being consumed.

ENAHSOMIL can also be utilized to decrease the risk of death caused by not taking ENAHSOMIL, being beaten to death by ocelots, or death relating from complications arising from seeing too much of the color lavender.

Epileptic patients should take care to ensure tight, careful grips on containers of ENAHSOMIL, in order to secure their contents in the event of a seizure caused by ENAHSOMIL or otherwise.


WHEN ENAHSOMIL SHOULD NOT BE USED

There are no known medical circumstances (based on extensive internal testing) in which ENAHSOMIL cannot be used. However, ENAHSOMIL is not quite as aggressively recommended in the following circumstances:

  • ENAHSOMIL should not be used as a physical aid to set a broken bone, as in the case of a splint;
  • ENAHSOMIL should not be used as a substitute for real human relationships; the tablets (and gel-coated caplets) are incapable of displaying any real emotion, and would prove to be dissatisfying friends or mates;
  • ENAHSOMIL should not be used to soak up spills or remove stains. This is disrespectful to ENAHSOMIL;
  • ENAHSOMIL should not be resold with the intent of generating a personal profit;
  • ENAHSOMIL should not be used a form of motive transport, as it lacks the government regulated (US DOT 1445/88-4557) safety lights and reflectors;
  • Women with uteruses should consider avoiding ENAHSOMIL or moving to a state or province where the concentration of ENAHSOMIL is lesser;
  • Do not taunt ENAHSOMIL.

WARNINGS

Muscle: In a small number of tested cases (84% ) ENAHSOMIL was found to cause abdominal-wall muscle breakdown coupled with spasmodic activity in lower back/spinal muscles, resulting in most patients violently bending forward like a book slamming shut. While some other drugs promote similar responses (gemifbrozil, fresh cherries, nicotinic acid, cyclosporine, mustard gas, and acetaminophen) ENAHSOMIL's reactions are over 48X as powerful and take place with a great deal more panache and flash.

Also, ENAHSOMIL can contribute to developing inhumanly powerful tongue muscles, capable of licking through steel.

Lymphatic System: If, after taking ENAHSOMIL for a period of four to six weeks, you still have any functioning lymph nodes remaining, double the dosage every two (3) weeks until they are all gone.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WOMEN

Pregnant women, or women who plan to become pregnant, should avoid taking ENAHSOMIL or handling broken tablets. Or intact tablets. Women considering some day becoming pregnant, who have ever been pregnant, who have had a pregnant friend or pet, or who have seen other pregnant women, naked or otherwise, should also follow these precautions: Do not handle ENAHSOMIL tablets, containers, or related literature. If an ENAHSOMIL product nears your field of vision, avert your eyes. Try not to say the word "ENAHSOMIL." If you do happen to pronounce the syllables, spit thrice and soak your hands in iodine. If you hear the words spoken, live or via recorded medium, cover your ears and immediately see a specialist to try and staunch the bleeding. Try not to think too hard about ENAHSOMIL. In fact, don't ever even think about it at all. Pretend you never heard of ENAHSOMIL, and never will. Drop this magazine immediately, and get the hell out of here as fast as you fucking can. Go on, get out of here. You'll thank me.

If you should be aware of a pregnant woman who has handled ENAHSOMIL, attempt to warn the peoples of earth of the mind-numbing horror that is about to unfold. Also, drink plenty of liquids.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SQUIRRELS

ENAHSOMIL has been known in a few cases (0.0087% ) to cause Excessively Floppy Tail Syndrome (EFTS). If you are a squirrel, and suspect you may be suffering from EFTS, immediately call the Hotline at 1-800-867-5309.

Pediatric use: Expired ENAHSOMIL may be disposed of by feeding to children in a bowl with milk.


SIDE EFFECTS

Most patients (2% ) tolerate treatment with ENAHSOMIL well, especially when compared with prisoners of war of comparable size and weight. However, like all drugs, ENAHSOMIL can produce some notable side effects, all of which are probably really, really terrific and nothing that anyone should be concerned about, let alone notify any medical regulatory commission about.

Most side effects of ENAHSOMIL, or their sufferers, are usually short-lived, and are rarely so fatal that the remains can no longer be identified, provided good dental records are available. Some known side effects are:

Respiratory system: Shortness of breath, longness of breath, kinetic balloon-like lung expansion, really geeky laughs

Digestive system: explosive diarrhea, upset stomach; bitter, withdrawn stomach, prehensile colon, achy butt; shiny, valuable feces composed of aluminum and studded with diamonds and sapphire

Eyes/senses: everything you think you see becomes a Tootsie Roll to you, night vision, taste hallucinations (where everything tastes 'gamey' or 'oakey'), inability to distinguish the colors 'taupe' and 'putty'; sudden enjoyment of really bad music, like Kenny G or some crap; thinking everything is so damn funny all the time

Muscular/Skeletal: ENAHSOMIL can cause a real live skeleton to be walking around inside you, buttock muscles to mirror the actions of the jaw muscles, magnetization of the ribcage, and musical spine disorder (MSD)

Skin: Might turn blue, wither, and fall off. Or just get really thick and spongy (Muppet-like)

Other: Loss of sexual desire and/or desirability; rising of the lights, the vapors, the willies; susceptibility to wedgies, no rhythm, dresses for shit, and can't hold a job to save your life; blue sweats; symptoms that look like scurvy, but louder; and the compulsion to address everyone nearby as "Cap'n."

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Dec 5, 2006, 15:07
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Dec 5, 2006, 15:07
 
You can hit someone near an intersection and still be at fault een without a crosswalk there.

Here in MN - you hit a ped, doesn't matter - you are screwed!

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Re: City Driving
Dec 5, 2006, 14:58
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Dec 5, 2006, 14:58
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I hate you guys, so very very much.

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Re: Running the streets
Dec 5, 2006, 14:40
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Re: Running the streets Dec 5, 2006, 14:40
Dec 5, 2006, 14:40
 
And if they weren't in a crosswalk then they never have the right of way.

Not in California.

State law here is that anywhere two streets intersect at or about right angles, there is a crosswalk there whether marked or not (unless specifically marked as an area NOT to cross).

You can hit someone near an intersection and still be at fault een without a crosswalk there.

Then again, maybe you included this with your crosswalk statement by default, but I thought I'd throw it out there.



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Re: City Driving
Dec 5, 2006, 14:18
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Note, the ointment is not available in Arkansas.

Pro: No hatred-of-everyone contagion (provided one does carry ointment before entering Arkansas).

Con: ?

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