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@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Three more crashes since I pulled the ram. Verifying the OS now... tonight might be a reinstalling kinda night.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:46 AM)

And thankfully it wasn't totally dead, so it was working on occassion. If the problem is actually solved, I just need to wait and see if the program/system crashes are over.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:45 AM)

Got it. I wound up running the memtest four more times, because of course it's always the last dimm. But I got the culprit. I lost 8 gig, but I'm still at three times the "recommended" amount.

@  Hg Dragon : (07 September 2019 - 11:09 AM)

DL and run MemTest86. It'll help weed out issues. Run 1 stick at a time. Then run a stick that passed in each slot. Will help you find out if it's the RAM or the slot/motherboard

@  Patch : (07 September 2019 - 10:45 AM)

How many RAM sticks do you have total?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 09:57 AM)

Great, two weeks of random BSODs, and I manage to finally work out some ram has gone bad. Just need to work out which one(s) and then I can go from there.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:25 AM)

*just stares*

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 04:27 AM)

My french is rusty but I'd guess Italienne-americain pain du sauce

@  Nevermore : (07 September 2019 - 02:58 AM)

What do they want "pizza" to be called? Crpes superior?

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 01:11 AM)

Are they still suing Italian restaurants for having food that's insufficiently French?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 September 2019 - 10:31 PM)

Not even Quebec likes Quebec?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Quebec's a special case; they just have an insatiable lust for hate


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#21 (Deactivated) Spinister_Zero

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 04:24 PM

Ah ok, I kept trying to find the red version

thanks for clearing that up!

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 10:24 PM

So I dont' think you've answered this question....but....why just Beast bots?

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 09:14 PM

I mean this in the most complimentary way possible, but I am seriously considering hunting you down, killing you, and robbing your house.


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Posted 27 December 2006 - 09:29 PM

QUOTE(Bainreese @ Aug 26 2006, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So I dont' think you've answered this question.... but.... why just Beast bots?


Lord, 'reese, I'm sorry I never noticed you asked a question until now. icon-wildride.gif *begs forgiveness*

The main reason I've taken to collecting Beast-only Transformers is that when I started collecting back in '84, the main reason I loved the G1 guys was because of the realistic vehicle modes. It's the reason I love the Alternators so much right now. Towards the end of G1, the vehicle modes started looking pretty cartoony... animated... unrealistic, for lack of a better term. It's the same kind of aesthetic that we had during Armada and Energon (for the most part). So, I stopped collecting around that time.

I still kept an occasional eye on what was going on, looking at stuff in the stores. I heard about a Transformers series starting up called 'Beast Wars', and how it was supposed to start everything from scratch. I thought I'd check it out.

I fell in love instantly. The characters, the premise, the story, the animation...it was all beautiful. Plus, the toys were (and still are) awesome. I had also kind of felt like G1 had been tapped out, thematically and story-wise, and that there was so much untapped story potential for the Maximals and Predacons. I still feel that way today. Every so often we get a glimpse of what was going on back on Beast-era Cybertron, and I just want so much more.

So, I just collect Beastformers now as a kind of extension of my love for Beast Wars. I'm not a G1 hater or anything. Quite the contrary, I love it when Cybertronian history is referenced in relation to Maximal/Predacon society and such. I just feel like it's time to move on.

QUOTE(Jetstorm @ Dec 27 2006, 09:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I mean this in the most complimentary way possible, but I am seriously considering hunting you down, killing you, and robbing your house.


icon-fire.gif Thanks for the compliment. *goes and double-checks locks and home security system*

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 11:21 PM

Lord Reese....*scratches chin wondering if he could get used to that....Nahh..."

Thanks for the reply. Nice collection. icon-ironhide.gif

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#26 (Deactivated) Jetstorm

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 01:54 PM

I just noticed that in the first two pics, you've instituted your own Great Upgrade via repolables, but you didn't turn the Universe Bots/Cons into Maxis/Preds. Why not?

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 01:56 PM

Wow, that's a lotta beasts! icon-fire.gif icon-ironhide.gif

#28 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:53 PM

QUOTE(Jetstorm @ Jan 3 2007, 01:54 PM) View Post

I just noticed that in the first two pics, you've instituted your own Great Upgrade via repolables, but you didn't turn the Universe Bots/Cons into Maxis/Preds. Why not?



In some cases, I did. There's a few Universe beasts who've had their Autobot/Decepticon sparks replaced with Maximal/Predacon sparks from...er...willing volunteers...yeah, that's it.

For sparks I couldn't reach without damaging the figure *looks at Skydive*, I just let them be because I'm not sure how good a sticker will look on a spark.

Ideally, I would have liked to use Beast Machines Maximal symbols, but Reprolabels doesn't make them anymore, and it'd cost around $25 for them to do a sheet for me. Not terrible, just a little more than I'd like for a sticker set.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:59 PM

*Has a tear in his eye* You make us BW fans proud. icon-ironhide.gif

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#30 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE(Acid Wing @ Jan 3 2007, 10:59 PM) View Post

*Has a tear in his eye* You make us BW fans proud. icon-ironhide.gif



*bows deeply* I try.

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 10:21 PM

QUOTE(Acid Wing @ Jan 3 2007, 10:59 PM) View Post

*Has a tear in his eye* You make us BW fans proud. icon-ironhide.gif


Yes. Yes he does.icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 08:34 AM

QUOTE(Ursa Magnus @ Jan 3 2007, 10:53 PM) View Post


For sparks I couldn't reach without damaging the figure *looks at Skydive*, I just let them be because I'm not sure how good a sticker will look on a spark.


Good call on that; I once applied a sticker to Universe Skywarp's spark, and it...just looks bad.

I didn't even think of spark crystals, to be honest; I was just thinking of the symbols on the body of the toy.

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 01:07 AM

Nice collection, um didnt you say you were workin on a Ursa Magnus repaint of your own? Any progress?

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 02:00 AM

Great collection! I, too, am a beast fan. Used to have a lot more, but I trimmed my collection here and there as space requirements demanded.

Your Nightscream looks *small*. I was under the impression he was a much larger figure, like the same size as Ultra Jetstorm. Repainted bootleg?

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 01:06 PM

Nice on the Alts, man. icon-hotrod.gif They'd look better in robot mode, though. icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 04:22 PM

Nice collection, Ursa! icon-hotrod.gif icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE(Onyx @ Mar 10 2007, 02:07 AM) View Post

Nice collection, um didnt you say you were workin on a Ursa Magnus repaint of your own? Any progress?


Yeah, he's still coming along. He should be done soon, hopefully. icon-arcee.gif *crosses fingers*

QUOTE(Ataru_Moroboshi @ Mar 10 2007, 03:00 AM) View Post

Your Nightscream looks *small*. I was under the impression he was a much larger figure, like the same size as Ultra Jetstorm. Repainted bootleg?


He is indeed a bootleg, but he isn't repainted. That's actually how he came. His plastic quality is less than ideal, and his joints were crazy loose, but he's a sight better than the Ultra-sized monster we got. icon-kicker.gif

QUOTE(Wingus @ Mar 10 2007, 02:06 PM) View Post

Nice on the Alts, man. icon-hotrod.gif They'd look better in robot mode, though. icon-arcee.gif


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Posted 15 June 2007 - 04:02 PM

looking good dude, the new house has a bit more space. makes me want to clean out my toy room and be able to see my beasts again.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 11:40 PM

Darn you! Your Best Era is mightily impressive! I am highly impressed and quite jealous. icon-arcee.gif

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QUOTE(TM2 Dinobot @ Jun 16 2007, 12:40 AM) View Post

Darn you! Your Best Era is mightily impressive! I am highly impressed and quite jealous. icon-arcee.gif


icon-fire.gif Thanks!