Out of the Blue

Today is the last day of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. True to that it is pretty mild out there, and while there's still a healthy coating of snow, this is melting off. We've still got some harsh weather in the future forecast though, so I guess the groundhog was wrong this year.

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Re: Super Stunt
Mar 21, 2007, 03:27
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Re: Super Stunt Mar 21, 2007, 03:27
Mar 21, 2007, 03:27
 
Today is the last day of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere
Although nowhere near the cold of parts of the USA, London has been unseasonably cold recently. Last week it was very spring-like: sunny, warm and nice. Yesterday I counted snow, rain, sun, sleet, very strong wind and even a little bit of hail.

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Re: Super Stunt
Mar 20, 2007, 19:15
Enahs
 
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Re: Super Stunt Mar 20, 2007, 19:15
Mar 20, 2007, 19:15
 Enahs
 
That guy talking on that video is a freaking moron.
Talking about how we can not stop terrorist secret messages while going on about this supposed big prank.

We could only hope the terrorists are that stupid, to spend weeks planing and lots of money, time and effort on saying one word to their terrorists buddies. But they are probably not that stupid, they probably go buy those prepaid cellular phones with prepaid disposable debit cards, use them once or twice and throw them away. Ya know, not that much money, time and effort, and it does not take 2 weeks to tell your terrorist friend one word, and you do not risk so much getting caught doing it....


What a freakin stupid guy in that video.


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Re: Super Stunt
Mar 20, 2007, 18:20
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Re: Super Stunt Mar 20, 2007, 18:20
Mar 20, 2007, 18:20
 
dunno if that was real or not but some recent experience at warehouses, supermarkets, banks, storage facilities and loading docks has me convinced i could wheel a palette load of C4 into just about anywhere and not even get challenged.

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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 18:13
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 18:13
Mar 20, 2007, 18:13
 
Sorry, I can't help it, but that's your beloved Second Amendment Rights there at work
yeah, let's make it illegal!
(it worked so well for alcohol during Prohibition.)

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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 17:57
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 17:57
Mar 20, 2007, 17:57
 
My thoughts exactly. Someone brought up the wrong topic, and complicity isn't around to clean up the mess. Serves you right.

It wasn't me this time! (I think)

At least there's no proof of it anyway.

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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 17:10
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 17:10
Mar 20, 2007, 17:10
 
My thoughts exactly. Someone brought up the wrong topic, and complicity isn't around to clean up the mess. Serves you right.

I just hope it isn't another hard drive....getting spendy over at the Comp house! hehehehe

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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 17:04
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 17:04
Mar 20, 2007, 17:04
 
What happened to the GW site?
Did you WOW it?

My thoughts exactly. Someone brought up the wrong topic, and complicity isn't around to clean up the mess. Serves you right.

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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 16:48
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 16:48
Mar 20, 2007, 16:48
 
I live a half block away from the Abbot Childrens Hospital on 26th/Columbus.

Sweet. I lived @ 24th/Lyndale for a while, also at 26th/Lyndale. Love that area.

Now I am near Central/Broadway.

/edit: Heh- yeah you live in an "active" area. heheheheh

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Mar 20, 2007, 16:30
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No subject Mar 20, 2007, 16:30
Mar 20, 2007, 16:30
 
They put it up here first and now they're doing the northside. Not sure if it's active yet, but they shouldn't tell anyone if it is, for now. I've lived on both sides and the northside is many times worse in my opinion. I'm in the outer part of the 3rd precinct, I live a half block away from the Abbot Childrens Hospital on 26th/Columbus.

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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 16:14
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 16:14
Mar 20, 2007, 16:14
 
I think the city will be bringing it to your neighborhood, but I’m not sure when,

I think it is the old Supply and Demand deal. (you in the 4th or 5th?)
Isn't it already on the North side?

You guys have it good (so to speak) as you also have the cameras and such in your area.

I am sure our area will be the LAST to get any sort of technology - as there never has been a need. Just compare the different precinct's crime maps. Ours is pretty sparse, until you get around University/Lowery and Central/Lowry.

But come on, when the shells are LAYING IN THE ALLEY IN PLAIN VIEW - do you really need a "gunshot locating system", even with witnesses. sheesh.

But the bad guys aren't complete idiots - they look at the maps also, and use them to their advantage.

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/codefor/

All this and I get my ranking letter from Minneapolis Police Department today. Pretty good considering I suck at the bench press. Apparently my interview was one of the top and my running abilities is better than most.

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No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 16:02
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No subject Mar 20, 2007, 16:02
Mar 20, 2007, 16:02
 
Batman; Over here on the south side of Mpls. they have the gunshot locating system and it seems to work really well. The police can respond within one minute when it detects a shot. I think the city will be bringing it to your neighborhood, but I’m not sure when, I think the north side is next. I must say, it’s kind of nice not to hear the regular Friday, Saturday night shots lately.

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Mar 20, 2007, 15:35
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No subject Mar 20, 2007, 15:35
Mar 20, 2007, 15:35
 
Cookie Nazis.

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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 15:32
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 15:32
Mar 20, 2007, 15:32
 
I'm on ur porch... eatin' ur cookiez!

It's been just over a week... I'll wait a bit more before calling the Thin Mint Detective Agency.
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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 15:27
nin
 
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 15:27
Mar 20, 2007, 15:27
 nin
 
Blue -

Call your local Girl Scout council. They'll hopefully treat you right. Z posted in last night's ITB about the insanely good service we got through the process.


OMFG BLUE Z HAS YOUR COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 15:23
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 15:23
Mar 20, 2007, 15:23
 
Blue -

Call your local Girl Scout council. They'll hopefully treat you right. Z posted in last night's ITB about the insanely good service we got through the process.
Beauty is truth; truth beauty - that is all ye need to know on earth...except TCP/IP.
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No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 14:12
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No subject Mar 20, 2007, 14:12
Mar 20, 2007, 14:12
 
Woo00000ooot!

GoW2, headed to my mailbox via buy.com with a little help from a paypal.com 15.00 coupon.

I love 30.00 new release titles.

/edit: And free shipping.

Anyone play GoW2 yet?

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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 13:46
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 13:46
Mar 20, 2007, 13:46
 
Blue? Cookie Check?

I must admit... so far, no cookies.
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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 13:43
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 13:43
Mar 20, 2007, 13:43
 
THAT'S been dead for like a week now. But Complicity's traveling in the US, so he can't fix it until he gets home (back to Cnada)...
Think he's in Orlando now, which explains his absence from here...

Been down that long! Thought I was there a few days ago.
Oh well.

Moved my machine back upstairs, so I should be back on GW soon.

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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 13:40
nin
 
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 13:40
Mar 20, 2007, 13:40
 nin
 

uh-oh, nin, did you break our other home also?
What happened to the GW site?


THAT'S been dead for like a week now. But Complicity's traveling in the US, so he can't fix it until he gets home (back to Canada)...

Think he's in Orlando now, which explains his absence from here...


In other news, I'd just like to express how awesome Jet's second album (Shine On) is. A bit of a change of direction, but what a great album...




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Re: No subject
Mar 20, 2007, 13:38
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Re: No subject Mar 20, 2007, 13:38
Mar 20, 2007, 13:38
 
'Twas the ghost of Reagan...

And you summoned him...


No - that was me. I get all fired up when people make fun of the Gipper.

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