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@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:24 PM)

But there's also departments to consider, since we have a varieity of types of machines and not everyone is qualified to run everything. Altogether, there are a lot of ways you can get screwed

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:21 PM)

So a few of the same rules, a few different ones. For regular employees, requests need to be in by January 15th. If they are, those are doled out based on seniority. You're only guaranteed 2 weeks in "prime time" (basically June, July, August). Anything submitted after January 15th is given out first come, first served based on availability

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 January 2021 - 02:39 PM)

So who said "Jumanji!"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 January 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I knew a woman at Target who was forced to use up her vacation time before she could qualify for maternity leave. Then they denied the leave because she technically hadn't been at work for two weeks beforehand.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Also, if you become sick during your vacation and you turn in a doctor's sick note, it means that you don't lose your vacation days, because according to the law, vacation is intended for recreation, not for recovery from sickness or injury.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:00 AM)

Another priority is "vacation request for the next year turned in before the deadline". Like, you missed the deadline, you have to make do with what's left.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 03:59 AM)

No, they prioritize vacation during school holidays for employees with school-age children. Also, only three of the six weeks during the summer holidays per employee so a larger number of employees can get their requests fulfilled.


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#28541 M Virion

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 11:27 AM

Nah Steve's skin tone is way too dark to be someone as thin skinned as Notch.

Edited by M Virion, 01 October 2020 - 12:33 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2020 - 11:27 AM

 

 

My only complaint is it's the version of Steve that Notch based on himself. You can tell because it has Notch's goatee.

Fam this is the biggest reach ever.

 

A guy with short brown hair and a goatee makes a videogame character who has short brown hair and a goatee, pure coincidence.

 

The model that would be used for Steve was added to the came in build rd-132328, literally the second oldest publicly available version of the game during its original development, from 13 May 2009.

 

The model became used for players in version 0.0.15a of the Java Edition on 31 May 2009, since that added multiplayer.

 

Steve's beard was removed from the model in version 0.24 of the Java Edition, which was from 1 September 2009.

 

The bearded Steve was only used in the game for a few months and was removed years before Notch left the company and years before he became a total POS.

 

You are hugging reaching like Hell here.


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#28543 Logicron

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 11:55 AM

Alright, it's a coincidence.



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Posted 01 October 2020 - 12:24 PM

I will admit it is kinda weird that bearded Steve is still used in merchandise and promo stuff all these years later tho.

 

(Also why do so many toys make him white lmao)


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#28545 unluckiness

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 09:38 PM

Who cares about Mindcrack Stege. If you order the DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield right now, you get

1o0 pOkeBAlLs

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 09:47 PM

Game Freak really is a little fish in a big pond now that they have to deal with technology more advanced than a handheld.



#28547 Blot

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 09:52 PM

They weren't much better then either.

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 01:54 AM

Tried Genshin Impact its ok lots of elements lifted from BotW imitation is the best flattery

Navigating the menus is a slog though but im getting better at it

 

And unless they give you it for free I will not be putting money into this games gatcha mechanics


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#28549 unluckiness

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 02:51 AM

Game Freak really is a little fish in a big pond now that they have to deal with technology more advanced than a handheld.

It really doesn't have anything to do with skill. They're just stupid and/or stingy (? dunno what the term would be since it doesn't even really cost them anything) because they could easily hand out Ultra Balls (which are significantly more expensive) or the fancy apricorn balls and since it's basically just aesthetic changes, it wouldn't even affect game balance. 100 pokeballs is roughly equivalent to 5 minutes beating up NPC trainers for the money to buy them.


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#28550 Ironbite

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 07:33 AM

5 minutes?  Takes you that long?

 

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#28551 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 07:38 AM

Pokeballs aren't even all that good for vendor trash. A pile of Nuggets would've been more useful.



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Posted 02 October 2020 - 09:45 PM

Selling all those Pokeballs gets you one vitamin with a bit of change lmao

 

Hell, they used to give out BP. They should have done that here, especially with how stupid it is to grind them in the Sword/Shield Battletower


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Posted 04 October 2020 - 07:03 PM

I paid $54 for 6 months worth of RuneScape membership and I was gonna say 'I better get my money's worth out of it' but I think me having played this game since grade school means I've long gotten that out of it.


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Posted 04 October 2020 - 08:30 PM

My fave character in GI so far

 

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 08:15 AM

My joycons are finally succumbing to joystick drift. Right when I'm doing Sunshine secret courses lol


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Posted 05 October 2020 - 08:58 AM

I don't know what's worse about the joycon drift:
- the fact that Nintendo continues to sell these things after three years
- the Nintendo stans who insist drift isn't a problem and people can just 'buy new joycons' if it happens

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#28557 unluckiness

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 06:07 PM

Gonna have to suck it up and buy a new set because Nintendo dont care about 3rd world shitholes And I dont really blame them.

Edit: for not caring about 3rd world shitholes. Joycon drift is bullshit.

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#28558 The Doctor Who

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 07:20 PM

I'm torn between getting mine fixed or just finding some good third party ones.

I have a third party on the left and it works perfectly and I wouldn't mind one for the right.

Of course, it doesn't have the gyro or rumble, but they also doesn't break with normal use.

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 08:08 PM

I thought Nintendo was replacing them with less of a fight?

#28560 Princess Viola

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 08:32 PM

Nintendo of America currently has an internal policy where they'll just repair/replace your joycons for free, without checking the warranty period or proof of purchase.

 

Nintendo of Europe has no such policy, so European Nintendo fans still have to pay up if their sticks start drifting past the warranty period.

 

And either way, it's still not fixing the issue since they're still using the same problematic parts even on replacement ones, so you can very well still get drift even on a 'repaired' joycon.


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