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I found this cool website that utilizes deep learning to colorize black and white photos. I don't personally have any black and white photos so I decided to test them on GAH photos. It's not entirely accurate but it's cool to see the guesses it made. 

 

Website link here!

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Here comes the Six Flags credit card.
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/credit-one-bank-becomes-proud-partner-of-six-flags-300956013.html

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LAS VEGAS, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit One Bank, a technology and data-driven financial services company, announced its official partnership with Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world's largest regional theme park company and largest operator of waterparks in North America. Credit One Bank is now a proud partner of Six Flags® offering exclusive in-park benefits to Credit One Bank card members nationwide and a co-branded credit card coming in 2020.
 

All current Credit One Bank card members will have the chance to access exclusive benefits and special savings on admission at all 23 participating Six Flags locations in the United States beginning this holiday season and continuing into 2020.

 

"With this exclusive partnership, Credit One Bank continues to expand its product offerings while further engaging with the everyday consumer," said John Coombe, senior vice president of marketing, Credit One Bank. "Six Flags guests can now enjoy even more benefits of being Credit One Bank card members with access to perks on everyday purchases."

 

"We are excited to announce our strategic partnership with Credit One Bank where we will utilize our award winning in-park digital network, experiential expertise, and our wide range of admissions and in-park offers to help drive card acquisition," said vice president strategic marketing & partnership, Stephanie Borges. 

 

The new affiliation between Credit One Bank and Six Flags will offer an expanded product portfolio to reach a broader range of consumers. This compelling credit card and benefits will be available to new and existing card members soon.

 

This announcement comes on the heels of Credit One Bank's recently announced partnership with the Raiders, as the Official Credit Card of the Raiders and a Founding Partner of Allegiant Stadium.

 

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If the Six Flags branded credit card is a rewards card with the ability to use points on season passes, memberships or other Six Flags items, I would consider applying. I used to have a Universal credit card that had Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure tickets as rewards but it got changed to a regular Chase credit card years ago.

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Went to the park for an unexpected visit (thus I'm not going to do a full report). I rode Houdini for the first time. It feels weird that people are just put in a cattle pen and the transfer of people from there, to the pe-show, to the ride feels inefficient. I feel it's a ride that could just go and go with little maintenance. By the same token, it might not even last 5 and (along with the old simulator building), be bulldozed for something else-maybe not a coaster because there is an important backstage area there. I'l drop some ideas in the 2021 and Beyond Topic.

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23 hours ago, Yoshi said:

That would be fun to go to a water park in January without having to go to a warmer weather state like Florida or Texas.

 

They would still need to heat the hell out of the water. 

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I can't think of a Six Flags park that gets sued more than Great Adventure.

https://www.nj.com/ocean/2020/01/man-sues-six-flags-great-adventure-saying-his-foot-was-impaled-by-bamboo-shard.html

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A Six Flags Great Adventure customer has filed suit against the New Jersey theme park claiming he suffered a serious foot injury in 2018 when he stepped on a sharp piece of bamboo near the Kingda Ka rollercoaster.

 

Steven Keim Jr., of Douglassville, Pennsylvania, claims was in line for the “Kingda Ka” rollercoaster in May 2018 when park employees told him he could stow his cell phone in a nearby smoking area surrounded by bamboo trees, the lawsuit in federal court said. CourierPostOline.com was the first to report on the suit.

 

When he went to retrieve the phone, Keim stepped on a sharp piece of bamboo, which pierced his right shoe and foot, the suit said.

 

The injury resulted in more than $75,000 worth of medical expenses, as well as pain, scarring and limited movement, the suit said.

 

The lawsuit was filed in Ocean County in November and moved to federal court last week.

 

Keim placed blame for his injury on park employees, who he said were negligent in ensuring safe conditions for visitors.

 

“Great Adventure knew or should have known of the unreasonably dangerous and defective condition existing at the designated smoking area adjacent to the ‘Kingda Ka’ rollercoaster,” the lawsuit said.

 

A Great Adventure spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.

 

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It seems strange to me an employee would suggesting hiding a phone near a smoking area to avoid using a locker. I know it's possible that really happened but just seems unlikely. Even if an employee really did suggest it, why would they risk their phone getting stolen or damaged rather than pay the $1 for the locker.

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10 hours ago, Yoshi said:

It seems strange to me an employee would suggesting hiding a phone near a smoking area to avoid using a locker. I know it's possible that really happened but just seems unlikely. Even if an employee really did suggest it, why would they risk their phone getting stolen or damaged rather than pay the $1 for the locker.

 

Or leave it locked up in the car where it belongs. 

 

With Bamboo, new chutes generally are very soft and will bend. However, it could have been a poorly cut stump which would be rigid.  

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On 1/16/2020 at 2:55 PM, Medusa42 said:

I can't think of a Six Flags park that gets sued more than Great Adventure.

https://www.nj.com/ocean/2020/01/man-sues-six-flags-great-adventure-saying-his-foot-was-impaled-by-bamboo-shard.html

 

Maybe they could solve the locker/phone problem and that would have never happened. I know it is just 1$, but it adds up and makes those three rides an upcharge, and if I leave my phone in the car it just becomes a hassle. 

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On ‎1‎/‎24‎/‎2020 at 1:54 PM, jollyroger said:

Maybe they could solve the locker/phone problem and that would have never happened. I know it is just 1$, but it adds up and makes those three rides an upcharge, and if I leave my phone in the car it just becomes a hassle. 

I remember back in the olden days when we didn't have a phone to worry about. We just had a meeting time and place. Man those were the good old days. You could really enjoy the park.

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2 hours ago, scott said:

I remember back in the olden days when we didn't have a phone to worry about. We just had a meeting time and place. Man those were the good old days. You could really enjoy the park.

 

The good old days before nearly everyone willingly bought electronic ball and chains. 

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