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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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#21 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:49 PM

28.67 + 3.50 = 32.17

I bought muscle juice whey but haven't taken it yet. I've been to the gym but not getting enough sleep, ugh.

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#22 wonko the sane?

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:25 PM

It's -13F with the wind chill outside. I took a 4K walk to get five bucks out of the bank.

 

On a related note: I am completely INSANE.


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 03:04 PM

20 minutes of bi's, tri's and shoulders with the bands.  Curls, Hammer curls Lawnmowers, Chair dips, lat flys, reverse tricept extentions and some ACL work to help with the old man popping and clicking in the joints.  Feeling the burn..  Then again I did a pyramid set with the Curl's and hammers.


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#24 wonko the sane?

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:52 PM

32.17+9.81=41.98

 

The smoothest work outs are the most punishing.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 02:10 PM

Took the protein drink after my workout. It was chocolate flavored and, guh, it made me crave for MORE chocolate! I'm going to drop a cocoa tablet into it, hehe.

Didn't eat too good tho. Ice cream and fries and stuff.

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#26 wonko the sane?

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 03:30 PM

Urg. Two hours for a 7.4 kilometer walk. The conditions of the streets and side walks around here is miserable.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:09 PM

41.98 + 3.5 + 1.89 + 7.4 (Wonko's, didnt want to leave him out) = 54.77

 

Ive been doing a lot of intervals on the treadmill lately.  Wanted to get in a really good workout today with at least an hour of cardio but its raining here in Vegas...super weird.  Also, the moving company has an inspector coming over tomorrow to see how many boxes they need to bring when they load up my stuff.  This is the great thing about the military.  When I move, they send in movers who do everything for me.  When I get to where Im going, they drop it all off, set up some of the furniture and everything and it doesnt cost me a dime.  Only thing I need to do is pack up some Transformers....sorry, you are not getting your hands on my G1 Victory Saber set along with the rest of my G1 collection.  



#28 wonko the sane?

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:56 PM

I didn't count it for a reason, and it wasn't converted to miles.

 

Thanks for wanting to include me though. :D


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#29 DarkeklawGW

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:15 PM

Alright weight updates are going to be a bit farther apart.  The scale I had access to went to South Carolina with my friend Rich....   Hitting Chest and Back tomorrow (Figure I know enough Push-up variations and Band exercises for back to get a 40 min workout in).  Tuesday will be Legs since I'm off wednesday.  Wednesday will be Shoulder's Bi's and Tris.  I have an opening shift thursday so I might hit some cardio when I get done with work, and Friday will be total body.) I gotta do this myself now, but the wife wants me to keep doing it.  She doesn't want to see my hard work go to waste.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:34 PM

54.77 - 7.4 = 47.37



#31 wonko the sane?

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:56 PM

54.77 - 7.4 = 47.37

Thank you. Despite being long and miserable, I was out specifically to accomplish stuff. The exercise was a happy side effect and I don't count it towards the total.

If I counted in all the walking I actually did (since 90% of it is work related, the rest is ice cream.) We'd have doubled up on the miles last year. :)
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#32 Darth_Prime

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 11:02 PM

Haha...thats the same way for me.  I only count what I do during an actual workout.  I usually get about 4 miles in on an average day.  



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:19 AM

Got a 30 min workout in today. Banged it out in the living room with no problems.  Did a whole bunch of push-ups and back exercises with the band and tossed in a quick five minute Ab routine.  Think I'm going to drop that in to each of my workouts so I work Abs/core everyday.  Didn't take any breaks so the intensity was up.  Also if you can get down to the pharmacy at your local market I recommend getting the one a day Vita-craves.  It's the only Vitamin I've ever taken consistantly since they are gummies and easy to chew and swallow.  I've been taking them since late november and by now I've usually had crazy wicked colds.  I can say they've helped keep me from getting sick when the rest of RR had this year's "BIG FLU"  (I never get the flu shots)  

Another recommendation is to get yourself a container of Pre or Post workout stuff.  I'm using the stuff Rich left me and it really does help (It's stuff you can find in a lot of sports drinks but also BCAA's (Amino acids the basic building blocks of Protein) Helps with energy and focus.  They can be pricey though that's why I'm thankful Rich gave me a couple that he wasn't using anymore (he was using Protein shakes w/ Creatine) 

 

You don't need the Sups, but I have a lot more energy after my workout when I take them. 


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#34 wonko the sane?

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:39 AM

47.37+9.81=57.18

 

I switched out from using a regular timer to using a kitchen timer. Now I don't need to keep watch on my watch to know when my routine is done.

 

Also, It kicked my ass today, my own sweat hugging burns!


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:11 PM

Your sweat burns because it's Liquid hate. :) 


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:30 PM

Liquid hate! LOL! Luv it :)

Forgot my shaker at home yesterday so didn't get my chocolate protein fix until late night. Was a little miserable at having no net in the evening that I didn't go have a workout, guh. Mother is sabotaging my diet with donuts and rice and pizza and cheese bread, ugh.

But I did start the week by waking up early to jump rope and eat an apple-y breakfast so I have that going for me, which is nice.

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 02:30 PM

So last year, I set some pretty lofty goals and achieved none of them really. This year I am still about the same weight or even heavier than I was last year. So this year, I am going to set a more reasonable goal, 229! I started this year off at 258.8lbs, and I am already down to 254.8lbs, so I am on my way! Yesterday's brutal work out helped towards that.

 

We went to the gym, did 17 minutes on the ARC Machine(stepper mixed with an eliptical) to get a good warm up and some cardio. Then did some Knee raises, followed by the oblique machine, Barbell curls, Crunches, situps, and ending with some tricep pressdown. After getting a protein shake, we went outside and spent two hours fighting wisteria vines that had overrun my fence. After that, we were wiped and went out for some well deserved dinner!

 

Okay, throwing in my walks for the year plus the ARC machine yesterday.

57.18 + 14.04 = 71.22 miles!


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:23 AM

71.22+9.81=81.03

 

The bike ride is harder when you can't see the time. I slack off less though, its a hell of a ride.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:06 PM

Alright, misused the Keg Scale at work today and the new body weight measurement for me is 280.4.....  So I lost that holiday 4 and an additional 3lbs this week, and seeing as my chest and back were sore from Chest day I'm sure some of that is inflamation weight.  WOOT.  Tomorrow is cardio... seeing as I am doing a three day split and stacked to strength days back to back.   Thursday I'll do Bi's Tri's and Shoulders. 


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 08:29 AM

81.03 + 6.2 = 87.23 miles!

 

Added my walks from the last two days! I need to get to walking more, but the weather and work load are keeping me inside during the day.


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