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@  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

@  Ashley : (06 September 2019 - 07:48 PM)

Those weird language laws are basically anti-everyone. Who does it help to stop certain toys from being sold there?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 04:56 PM)

Canada is one of those rare countries that's paradoxically both anti-business (except for the chosen few) and anti-consumer


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#1121 Maruten

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:54 PM

If this is the extent of the new skins, I don't think there's anything there that I'm super desperate to get. Doomfist and Bastion look pretty nice I guess. I wouldn't mind Brigitte. And it's nice to get something interesting for Junkrat but I can live without it. 

 

https://www.kotaku.c...iversary-skins/


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#1122 mx-01 archon

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:27 PM

They missed Orisa (at least her picture.  She's mentioned in the article, but not shown).  She's a treant.  She looks amazing.  And finally a new legendary for her that keeps her adorable eyes.

 

I'm in for Doomfist, Symmetra, Orisa, and Bastion.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:40 PM

Oh yeah, there's a bunch more. 76 is pretty cool. Don't really get the "cowboy detective" thing...?

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#1124 mx-01 archon

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

Yeah, I don't quite get the connection between Sherlock and McCree.  He doesn't strike me as the type of guy to have the patience for that line of work.  But Anniversary skins don't necessarily need to make sense.  This seems to be the event where they just let the artists unload all their crazy, wild ideas for the fun of it.

 

The S76, Tracer, and Lucio ones are just epics.


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#1125 Confuzor

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:57 PM

Huh. My free lootbox got me Pirate Junkrat, the one I wanted most. Not bad.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:58 PM

Some interesting stuff coming out of the new map apparently?

 

https://www.kotaku.c...-multiple-maps/


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:09 AM

I think my free box got me Junkrat too. Weird.

 

Then I proceeded to waste too much money on a ton of loot boxes. Got Sherlock McCree, Tux Doomfist, Wood Spirit Orisa, Shieldmaiden Brigette, Stealth (Shockwave) Bastion, Venom Soldier 76, Magician Symetra, and Cybjorn Torb. Then I used some credits to unlock Sentai Genji and Jazzy Lucio. Also got Hippty Hop Lucio



#1128 mx-01 archon

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:49 AM

Got Wood Spirit Orisa in my free box, which is great, because I think it was my most wanted skin of this batch.

 

She has little kodama spirits all over her.  That's awesome.



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Posted 23 May 2018 - 10:01 AM

Can we talk about the fact that Bastion didn't just get a Shockwave skin, but also a voice line that is pretty clearly "EX-TER-MI-NATE"?


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#1130 Confuzor

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:09 PM

Some of the event voicelines are gold. Moira's "Good News Everyone!" And Genji "YOU need healing!" Are standouts.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 04:43 PM

Moira says what?! Don't usually pay much attention to the voice stuff, I better check 'em out. 

 

My free box got me Symmetra.  :(

 

I despise Petra. I'm sure it will be fine once I get the hang of it, but I played several matches there and it was 80% wandering around never seeing another person.

 

(17%  seeing a shadow pass overhead and then instantly being dead because Pharah existed.)


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 06:14 AM

They had an Overwatch panel at comic con.

 

Cringe central. Half the questions were asking the VAs about choosing characters to drop or bitching at them because someone who mains their character gives them grief in game.



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 09:33 AM

My free box got me McRee's sherlock skin.  

an . . . . interesting choice.  


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 11:06 AM

With the price reduction, I think I might finally jump into this thing now that I got a Windows PC with some OOMPH.

 

Would have like the free weekend...except I work ALL weekend, including an extra day tonight, so I just didn't have the time or energy.



#1135 mx-01 archon

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 02:30 PM

My free box got me Symmetra.  :(

 

 What's wrong with that?  Her new skin is awesome.

 

If it's because you don't like to play Symmetra, have you heard about the massive rebalancing/rework they've got in the wings for her?  She's going to be drastically different to play in the near future.  More DPS oriented (she's moving from Support to Defense, so needs to be comparable to characters like Hanzo and Junkrat), and theoretically less situational.





 

They had an Overwatch panel at comic con.
 
Cringe central. Half the questions were asking the VAs about choosing characters to drop or bitching at them because someone who mains their character gives them grief in game.

 
Isn't that pretty much every fandom event?  Fandoms by nature are full of obsessive personalities, and with that often comes a certain lack of self-reflection.  Overwatch might be a bit of a unique breeding ground for that sort of behaviour though, between its PVP gameplay that invariably sees people get heated over various subjects, and it's very open and outgoing acting cast that have garnered a certain celebrity status for themselves.


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 03:07 PM

There are certain things you don't ask, even when given the chance. Half the panel was people asking the three VAs present to basically slag off the rest of the game's voice cast or awkward attempts to share private in jokes.

 

Great example- one girl asked if they pull pranks on one another. She didn't seem to grasp that VA's rarely group record, nor do they live in a big house together just because they're all in the same game. She actually got angry when they revealed they don't run around pranking each other.



#1137 mx-01 archon

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 03:49 PM

Yeah, that doesn't really sound much different that what usually goes on in those sorts of fan-panels.  Again, disturbing lack of self-reflection and public filter.  People just get stupid and giddy around their idols and such, and all their dumb private fantasies come spilling out into the open.  BotCon folk have their stories, as well, so we can't really take the high-ground as a fandom on that one.

 

I suppose it might be especially galling for you, as someone in the media journalism industry, you want to hear actual, insightful talk from the actors and their experiences, and instead, you're wasting your time on some inane drivel spewed by the lunatics around you.


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 06:42 PM

 

My free box got me Symmetra.  :(

 

 What's wrong with that?  Her new skin is awesome.

 

If it's because you don't like to play Symmetra, have you heard about the massive rebalancing/rework they've got in the wings for her?  She's going to be drastically different to play in the near future.  More DPS oriented (she's moving from Support to Defense, so needs to be comparable to characters like Hanzo and Junkrat), and theoretically less situational.

 

I'm not a big fan of the skin and I don't often play her. But the changes sound absolutely fascinating and I'm keen to check her out once they're live. 

 

Meanwhile I've started to get the hang of Petra and can find my way around a bit better. And I think I have to now admit that since Retribution forced me to figure her out. I'm now officially a Moira main and my poor darling Junkrat has been largely retired. 


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:29 AM

From what I've heard of the Symmetra changes, they're reallllly gonna lean into the Portal element. 


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 03:32 PM

Oh thank god.  I've actually loved that element from her and wanted to be able to do more with it.


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