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@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".


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#1 Patch

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:15 AM

Welcome to my thread.  Because apparently everyone needs to have one of these.
 
Sit down for a spell, and make yourself comfortable.
 
But not too comfortable. 
 
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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:19 AM

Hey there Patch. I do have a few questions. I definitely don't hate you. In fact you seem like a fun person from what i can gather.

Anyway:

Whats the Scarlet Devil Mansion?

How did you come up with Patchouli Knowledge?

What is the Ultimate Answer?

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:25 AM

Sup?

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:35 AM

Hey there Patch. I do have a few questions. I definitely don't hate you. In fact you seem like a fun person from what i can gather.

Anyway:

Whats the Scarlet Devil Mansion?

How did you come up with Patchouli Knowledge?

What is the Ultimate Answer?

Patchouli is actually a name borrowed from a pre-existing fictional character from the Touhou series of bullet hell games.  More information here.

 

As for the Ultimate Answer, it's usually regarded to be 42, correct?

 

Sup?

Not much~



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:59 AM

So I'm going to be heading to my college adviser tomorrow to talk about grad school options. Any advice?


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:07 AM

So I'm going to be heading to my college adviser tomorrow to talk about grad school options. Any advice?

Yes.  Don't do what I did and fail to actually get into grad school.  IIRC they generally take applications only once a year so if you don't get in it's a long wait and a lot of wasted time.

 

Make sure you know what you're getting into when you apply.  May want to ask about:

-How you're going to fund your ongoing education.

-What GRE scores will be necessary.

-Anything else that will be necessary... essay writing, letters of recommendation, etc.

-How long, on average, the grad program takes to complete.

-What kind of careers that other grads have gotten after going through the program.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:19 AM

What are Daniel Bryan's chances at beating Brock Lesner after Lesner completely totaled John Cena?


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:04 AM

What are Daniel Bryan's chances at beating Brock Lesner after Lesner completely totaled John Cena?

Somewhere between 0 and 100 percent.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:10 AM

How do I become literate in Japanese in the shortest time possible?


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:13 AM

How do I become literate in Japanese in the shortest time possible?

I'd always assumed that Rosetta Stone was the best way to learn at home.  But, you know, I never actually tried it, so...



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:15 AM

42 is correct, although i have heard some interesting alternatives.

I'd be interested in the answer to Manas question too.

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:17 AM

 

How do I become literate in Japanese in the shortest time possible?

I'd always assumed that Rosetta Stone was the best way to learn at home.  But, you know, I never actually tried it, so...

 

Also there's the 'It costs hundreds of pounds' thing.


Also it won't help me become literate, only conversant.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:20 AM

Obligatory: Would you dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:21 AM

 

 

How do I become literate in Japanese in the shortest time possible?

I'd always assumed that Rosetta Stone was the best way to learn at home.  But, you know, I never actually tried it, so...

 

Also there's the 'It costs hundreds of pounds' thing.


Also it won't help me become literate, only conversant.

 

Yeah, I kinda ran into that issue when I was considering it. 

 

To become more literate might require actually spending time among native Japanese speakers.  But you probably aren't going to be living in Japan any time soon.  The cheap solution is what you're already doing, immersing yourself in the culture by watching hours upon hours of television programming.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:23 AM

Obligatory: Would you dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

Sure, why not?  I'm a terrible dancer though, I'd probably end up stepping on his feet a few times.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:49 AM

Do I spend too much on Japanese plastic crack?


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:59 AM

Do I spend too much on Japanese plastic crack?

Hmm... to provide an accurate assessment of your spending habits I'll need to see a list of all your purchases made over the past year.

 

Also I'll need your credit card number and bank account info.

 

And your Social Security number while we're at it.  Very important.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:10 AM

 

Do I spend too much on Japanese plastic crack?

Hmm... to provide an accurate assessment of your spending habits I'll need to see a list of all your purchases made over the past year.

 

Also I'll need your credit card number and bank account info.

 

And your Social Security number while we're at it.  Very important.

 

 

Nice try Swiper


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:47 AM

*gives Patchy hugs*



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:48 AM

*gives Patchy hugs*

wah

 

Thank you

 

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