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@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3


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#1 Darth_Prime

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 07:30 PM

Here we go again folks!  The 2015 Allspark Fitness project, brought to 3 years ago by Zodberg, is continuing on! 

 

For those of you who may be new, or want to see what we have done in the past, here are the links to the last 2 years worth of posts:

 

2013:  http://www.allspark....itness +project

2014:  http://www.allspark....s-project-2014/

 

Both have been great years and a lot of great, very useful information has been passed on.  

 

We also started something new around August last year...tracking our miles as a whole.  This needs to continue on this year.  Last year we were able to accumulate 1303.1 miles in just 4 short months.  This year I think we should set a higher goal, how about 3500?  Do you think we can reach it?  If so, what are you going to do be doing to help reach that 3500 mark by December 31, 2015?  

 

What about weight loss goals?  Do we want to start maybe a goal for that at the years end....how many lbs as a group can we lose?  Post your current weight this week, this time next year we post EOY weight and do some math?  

 

I know my goal is to reach 210.  When I got on the scale this morning after using the bathroom and stripping down naked I as 233.4.  I think I have a very attainable goal.  Ive already been looking at race down in El Paso when I get moved down there.  I would REALLY like to do another half marathon this year.  

 

Whatever your personal goals may be, even if you just come read our little post and dont comment, I wish you the best and hopefully whatever you read in here is able to help on your journey!



#2 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 02:30 PM

Hmm, a count for pounds lost would be interesting. But there's guys who might want to bulk up and gain muscle weight.

I'll definitely contribute to the miles again :)

I'll recopy my resolutions here but I did do jump rope and hit the gym again :)

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 02:45 PM

I'm down for miles again at least. The bike still works even is the sensor is broken.


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Posted 02 January 2015 - 06:35 PM

The GF was doing fruit/veggie blends and had pretty good success in losing weight.  So today I bought a Magic Bullet Nutribullet blender and Mango, Celery, Cucumber, carrot,  Oranges, Raspberries, strawberries, Pomegranate, Granny Smith Apples, Honey Crisp Apples, D'An Pears, Bananas, Kale, Lemons, and mint (For a cucumber, lemon, mint water mix). 

 

The first shake I made had Kale, orange, cucumber, celery, carrot, and raspberries and tasted like I was eating grass.  lol.  I did find out it was A TON better to drink once I added ice cubes into it.  Not sure what I will have tomorrow. About to go on a 2 mile walk or so with the dog.  Tomorrow I need to go run.  Wanted to today but cleaning the house and juicing got in the way.  lol.  



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Posted 02 January 2015 - 06:42 PM

You're welcome for the better health I gave you.


Woooo!

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

I'll be here to tell you of my successes and get motivation as I work on this now on my own (As my friend Rich is moving to SC cause of his wife's promotion)  Hope to drop another 60 lbs in another six months. 


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 02:14 AM

Had a great session in the gym today. 

 

2 min warmup on treadmill at 6 mph, .05% incline

1 min sprint 7.5

1 min jog, 6

1 min sprint 7.5 

1 min jog 6.5

1 min sprint 8

1 min jog 6.5

1 min sprint 8

1 min jog 6

That put me at about 1.3 some miles, I dont know.  

I started to do a walk at 4mph and 6% incline to get to 2 miles, but I messed it up around 1.4 so I had to restart the machine and walked a half mile then walked over to the other side of the gym so I Im figuring close to 2 miles there.  

Ran 1.5 miles on the indoor track (1 miles = 5 1/2 laps, I ran 6 full laps)

walked .5 miles (3 laps, .5 is actually about 2 3/4 laps I think)

3 sets of 15 crunches on exercise ball.  I can tell I havent done these in awhile, my fat was starting to cramp.  Had to call it quits.  Did some cooldown stretching and went to the GF's and got another workout....if ya know what I mean.  lol

 

had Chipotle for dinner.  Told the gal making my burriot bowl (No tortilla, cuts out a TON of carbs/sugars) to go light on the rice.  had chicken, fajita veggies, salsa verde (Green, medium), Chili corn salsa, light cheese, guac and stole some extra lettuce from the GF.  So not a HORRIBLE dinner but could have been better. 

 

Went bowling tonight with her at Red Rock Casino.  Walked past Auntie Annie's Pretzels and caved on the pepperoni pretzel and a lemonade.  ah well.

 

I dont feel bad with the workout in and my Garmin Vivofit says I have taken 14,573 steps today for 7.79 miles.  But at least 4 of that is from the gym and thats what Im counting in our tracker.

 

0 + 4 = 4 miles   



#8 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:27 AM

We're resetting the miles count?

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#9 Darth_Prime

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:35 AM

New year, new count, new goal!

#10 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 12:40 PM

I went to the gym. Make that...

4 + 0.5 = 4.5miles

... then :)

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 12:46 PM

Every little bit helps!

 

I just made a kale, cucumber, carrot drink.  its very leafy tasting.  



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 12:48 PM

No miles to log, but today has been nothing but an exercise in hard labour and problem solving. Moving appliances, demolishing doorways, cleaning and scrubbing, shoveling snow... and its only half hugging over.


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 05:08 PM

4.5 + 2 = 6.5

 

Did a mile on the indoor track

1 set of 30 reps for my shoulder on 4 different exercises

did 3 sets of 12 reps on bi, tri, lats, back, chest, quads, hammys, calfs

ran half mile

walked half mile

did 4 sets of 15 30 lb weighted crunches

2 sets of 12 trunk twisters

 

now going up to the mountain to play in snow!



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:54 PM

Got a lot of house work done today.  Swept and mopped floors, gave the dog his monthly bath.  Got the wood rack resorted so I'll have dry wood, drying wood and wood that needs to be shifted over to dry. Set the last five tree pieces that need to be split on their ends so I can just go attack em sometime this week. Got back on the diet.  Had some peanut butter wraps for Breakfast, some turkey and cheese wraps for lunch and turkey tacos for dinner.  

 

Now to get back to the exercising LOL Open the next two days so the workouts will probably be later in the day.


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 09:44 AM

I'm going to jump on the bike in about an hour, but I just spent the last 40 minutes chipping the ice off the front steps. Miserable work, cleaning up after an ice storm.

 

My arms hurt. Hatchet work sucks.


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 10:08 AM

At the moment, I'm trying to put weight back on. During my nearly 4 weeks of bronchitis in Nov/Dec which kept me out of the gym, I went lost 9 pounds (185 to 176). Yesterday I saw I'm back up to 182.



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 11:00 AM

6.5+9.94=16.44

 

It was weird, using the bike without the electronics. I kept my time, and used the lowest number I was getting before the christmas break as my distance. I'll be far more accurate once my new pedometer gets here... whenever that will be.


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 10:09 AM

16.44 + 2.29 = 18.73

20 min run in 29 degree weather yesterday for PT. I did this in 21:09. After i went in and did upper body, 1 exercise per body part, 3 sets of 12. Then abs.

Still doing my fruit/juice mix, going good with those. Not sure when i will get a chance today to workout but going to find it.

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 12:45 PM

Spent forty minutes working up a sweat in -25C weather chipping a sidewalk out of the ice. My arms hurt again...

 

Edit: I wound up skipping the bike ride today, between the walking and the work, I did a lot of cardio. So I decided to do something I haven't done in about a year or so. Sit ups. Okay, aside from the fact that my abs are screaming (I did 20! In a row even!) my ass is killing me. I need to put a pillow or something down cause that is painful.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 06 January 2015 - 05:12 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 11:10 AM

18.73+9.94=28.67

 

Over the break, I mentioned I cleaned and maintained the stationary bike. I don't think It's ever been so smooth, or given such a strenuous work out ever... seriously, this shit is both awesome and devastating.


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