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@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.


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NEWS - Allspark Foundation Launches, Charity Drive Returns!


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Posted 14 December 2014 - 04:50 PM

Transformers fans raised over $15,000 through our informal charity fundraising efforts over the past few years. After taking some time off to organize, we’re incredibly proud to announce that we’re officially opening The Allspark Foundation! The Hasbro Children’s Hospital has also announced their date and theme for the 2015 annual gala, so we’re anxious to get to work with our first fundraising drive. Read on for details about the foundation, the gala, and how to donate.


The Hasbro Children’s Hospital will be holding the Scrabble Ball on March 7, 2015, and as in prior years we’ll sponsor the event – this not only benefits the hospital, but allows us to send several lucky fans to the exclusive, black-tie evening!


Visit our Square.com online store to donate.(US only)


Paypal donations here (if you're international or just prefer it):

For the first $500 donated, Square won’t charge any fees – and after $500 I pledge to cover a portion of fees myself. So as much money as possible that's donated to the Allspark Foundation for this drive will go straight to the Hasbro Children’s Hospital without any other overhead.


One of the greatest benefits of our new organization is that your donations are now tax-deductible! So hang onto your receipt and you can claim your donation when you file your taxes. If you like, you can even claim the donation on this year’s taxes if you donate by the end of December.


Our goal will be $10,000 for our drive – it’ll be the biggest goal we’ve had, but by starting now instead of waiting for the new year, we also have more time than ever to meet it by our deadline of February 28.


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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:34 PM

Leave it to Devcon to be first in line to declare "this doesn't work in Canada!"  :D  And he's right, it doesn't.  Since nothing is shipped, it shouldn't have mattered, but their system just doesn't support it anyway.

 

I'll get a workaround in place for internationals and let you know when it's ready.


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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:42 PM

Awesome! I'm in.
 
 
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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:44 PM

So will I, soon as the "not living in the US" Solution is hammered out :)
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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:49 PM

You're moving to the US?

 

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:52 PM

I can't do that! If I move now, Cheet's Pharma will be delivered to the wrong address!
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Posted 14 December 2014 - 10:21 PM

Paypal's donation setup allows donations from international sources, so I've added a Paypal donate button in the post at the top.  Just in case this is easier to spot, here it is again.

 






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Posted 14 December 2014 - 10:50 PM

Awesome!  I'll have to donate once my financial situation gets better situated.


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 06:45 AM

Is the foundation authorized to used Hasbro's trademark?



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 03:20 PM

No, which is why we're not using any Hasbro trademarks.  It'd be nice to one day be able to have that kind of relationship with Hasbro, but we're just starting out, so not trying to get ahead of ourselves.


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 04:47 PM

Will we have a little meter or something to keep track?


 
 
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 05:34 PM

No, which is why we're not using any Hasbro trademarks.  It'd be nice to one day be able to have that kind of relationship with Hasbro, but we're just starting out, so not trying to get ahead of ourselves.

 

I was referring to the name "Allspark", which Hasbro has trademarked.



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 08:34 PM

They trademarked Allspark this year for the purposes of 3D printing.  We're not in that industry so there's no reasonable chance of confusion, and our trademark using it for this site predates theirs in that space by 10+ years.  There's no issue there, but thanks for checking.


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Posted 17 December 2014 - 01:33 PM

Signatures need more Allspark Foundation me thinks. :thumbsup



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:52 PM

Signatures need more Allspark Foundation me thinks. :thumbsup


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