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So, we did a thing.  (That's Cape Cod to Springfield to Canada, if you're map-challenged like me.)
 
Operation Blue Chip Stock, 6 February, 2016


TL;DR: RES Agents from MA, NH, VT, ME and QC gathered on a Saturday night to throw 26 layers in the shape of a giant “Blue Chip” over the areas of eastern and central Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and southern Quebec. The fielding plan secured a total of +98,342,937 MU in 26 layers.  ENL destroyed 16 layers before checkpoint, leaving 37,953,054 MU for scoring.


Planning started a few months ago, recruiting local operatives, and setting up key-farming expeditions. Exchanges were organised in the month after all the keys were collected with more than a few passports needed to get the job done.  Resistance agents who had never met before drove vast distances to exchange keys, swag, and gossip. You did not see them thanks to a required 24 hour course on how to run silent during ops. All agents passed the quiz (though some barely), and were granted entrance into the Op hangouts shortly after.


Badges: 8 Onyx, 2 Platinum Illuminators. During preparation clearing @AgentPalazzo hit Level 16. @CaptBanana hit Onyx Recharger the same night as well.


Mountains climbed: 5. Mountains actually needing climbing: 3. Head-fakes: 2.

Animals killed: 0

Times agents were asked by the police why they were wandering in and out of a dark road trying to get signal: 1

Total links thrown: 57

Total wrong links thrown: 1

MUs were scored in the following regions:  NR05-SIERRA-08, NR05-SIERRA-09, NR05-SIERRA-10, NR05-SIERRA-11, AM01-MIKE-00, AM01-MIKE-01, AM01-MIKE-02, AM01-MIKE-03, AM01-MIKE-14


Lead planner, IO: @DrWex (USA)

Lead IO, Coordinator: @YRAR (Lebanon)


North anchors team: @Elvador, @Fourtrys, @ItsOnlyMrsD, @Julee423, @Keithel


South East anchors team: @Adamatopoeia,  @CaptBanana, @DavisDame334, @Garesch, @krakenjokes, @MadamPygment333, @stephalopod


South West anchors team: [redacted]


Cleaners: @abiblesalesman, @biglebowski, @BlazeLeopard, @BlooAngel, @Bohica1966, @BustedFlush, @bware454, @Ch0cobo, @Checkmark67, @Cheeks91, @climber465, @disneydiva407, @esotericscuba, @frogcrusher, @G4SPOW3R3DSTICK, @goodNyou, @Grim911, @Grumpyduck, @harley523, @is2xlynnhix, @Kaelystra, @Kathrynmisong, @Kialystio, @kim1970, @KingOfHearts, @LeonSKennedy34,  @lilsparklzombie, @MaroonAndBlue, @MetaphorUranium, @neversleep75, @nhracing, @NightFuryV, @Orange100, @Petrovich, @redmeow, @Rtsniper, @ScaredyCat, @shoeshines, @sparklezombie, @spookytoadie, @squiretoes, @stego, @SubductionZone, @sunflwrbarbie, @themarshman, @Titusavtar, @Tuckyourshirtin, @UNH, @Unimatrix213, @WarCrazed, @WendyWuu, @WickedGood, @zombiebutt, [redacted]



IOs: @Ledadi +Lefteris Dadidakis (Greece), @NEight, [redacted]


See it all on #IIDSC Youtube Channel: https://goo.gl/SvpVrb

#ResistanceForever #ResistTogether #AbsoBLUEminelutely #AmazingJob #ResWUEisAwesome #ResWUEIsForLovers


Details of the throws (26 fields totalling +98,342,937MU):

21:26 @Elvador created a Control Field @  Plaque La Course Vers Les Étoiles +3769069 MUs

21:29 @krakenjokes created a Control Field @ Veterans of Provincetown +3770874 MUs

21:29 @stephalopod created a Control Field @ Post Office Café and Cabaret +3771300 MUs

21:30 @MadamPygment333 created a Control Field @ Historic Anchor +3771425 MUs

21:31 @MadamPygment333 created a Control Field @ Cock A Doodle Doo +3771495 MUs

21:34 @Garesch created a Control Field @ Lobstering in Provincetown +3771940 MUs

21:35 @Garesch created a Control Field @ Whale Statue +3772366 MUs

21:36 @Adamatopoeia created a Control Field @ Studying Whales to Save Them +3773173 MUs

21:37 @Adamatopoeia created a Control Field @ Whale Art At Ginny G. +3773644 MUs

21:38 @DavisDame334 created a Control Field @ Whydah Pirate Museum +3774564 MUs

21:39 @CaptBanana created a Control Field @ They Also Faced the Sea +3775580 MUs

21:41 @Julee423 created a Control Field @ Le sextant +3775754 MUs

21:42 @Julee423 created a Control Field @ Le sextant +3776492 MUs

21:42 @Elvador created a Control Field @ Le sextant +3778818 MUs

21:43 @Elvador created a Control Field @ Le sextant +3779487 MUs

21:43 @Keithel created a Control Field @ Le sextant +3783902 MUs

21:43 @ItsOnlyMrsD created a Control Field @ Le sextant +3785045 MUs

21:43 @ItsOnlyMrsD created a Control Field @ Le sextant +3786885 MUs

21:44 @Keithel created a Control Field @ Le sextant +3787730 MUs

21:44 @Fourtrys created a Control Field @ Le sextant +3788649 MUs

21:45 @Fourtrys created a Control Field @ Le sextant +3788979 MUs

21:45 @Elvador created a Control Field @ Le sextant +3799296 MUs

21:45 @Elvador created a Control Field @ Le sextant +3801856 MUs

21:46 @Elvador created a Control Field @ Murale En Souvenir +3801918 MUs

21:47 @Elvador created a Control Field @ Murale En Souvenir +3805777 MUs

21:47 @Julee423 created a Control Field @ Murale En Souvenir +3806919 MUs



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Excellent work by all!
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This should not be so stupid-level hard, but it is:

I need someone who can do full-service catering for a luncheon in Cambridge. Not corporate, not drop-off, not fixed menu. That lets out 90% of the listings I've found.

Anyone got a caterer they like that'll work with me?
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OK good luck!  (FYI - Over the past ~15 years, I've hired Jules for events at faculty homes (admit weekend, hosting new faculty, junior faculty dinners, first year advisee dinners), so they can definitely handle working in a non-commercial space.)
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And now I can stop stressing about one more thing...
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+Martin Heller I feel ya.  I've had guardians hunted before.
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Last night.
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Nice! Congrats!
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People, costumes, and dealer activities from +Arisia 2014
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Finally. Now it's just AP to 16
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Congratulations!
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I have looked in the FAQ and done a search here but did not see an answer to this, so I'll ask:

ISTR that in an older version it was possible to have IITC show all portals as if unowned - that is, simple circles with no links.  Either my memory is off or that ability is gone/hidden.  Is this an IITC capability or should I be looking for another plug-in?
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+Brent Hollett excuse me if I'm disturbing your sense of superiority but either you can encourage more people to find their own answers, or you can not.  A simple sentence at the end of the FAQ saying something like "If you didn't find it here, check the list of available plug-ins" (with appropriate link) would be possible.  But don't let me stop you.
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I'd like to thank my froggy friends in Arlington whose visits have inspired me to play more.
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Ugh atown frogs. Ruthless
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Anyone else having an issue where the + next to their name in the Gmail window is gone?  It seems to be account-specific as it happens to me on three different browsers but not to other people.  I can't figure out what I did to cause it to go away.
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Yup. Mine is gone too. I really liked that link.
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Hangouts is driving me utterly bugfuck.  I normally don't post here but maybe someone here has an idea.

On a typical day I'm logged into Google three places: my home PC browser, my phone, and my work PC browser.  Normally chats appear in all three places.

This morning I had a problem with the home browser and didn't have time to fix it, so left it in a hung-up state.  When I started/logged into the work browser chats showed up on my phone but not the work browser.

I have since un-hung, signed out/in, and restarted all three devices.  I still only get chats on the phone and home PC.  Nothing I do seems to get them to show up on the work browser.  It is beyond frustrating at this point.  Anyone have a clue?
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I did say "Badly".....
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I had to post just this once to celebrate having my nym back.  Three years of idiotic policies are finally slipping away.  Dear friends, you are who you want to be called, not whatever name is on your government-issued documents and I'm glad to know you however you wish to be known.
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