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@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 10:04 AM)

That does sound like fun.

@  Dekafox : (23 July 2019 - 09:35 AM)

Fun note: in the US(at least), by default if someone has your routing number and account number off a check, they can pull as much money out as they want with nothing you can do about it until after the fact.

@  Paladin : (23 July 2019 - 07:23 AM)

anything burns if it gets hot enough.

@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 07:12 AM)

That's why you should keep your under-the-bed money in gold and silver--that won't burn!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 09:34 AM

Of course there is probably no validity to this, but here you go.

 

 

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 09:41 AM

The links don't work. Either way, that's fairly sketchy evidence to begin with. I could go on Taobao right now and make listings for MP-25 Armada Sideswipe, MP-25T Treadshot and MP-26 ROTF Blazemaster. And MP 27 is certainly something I'd like but it has a wheels and that rolls. 

 

Hmm. Now there's an idea.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 09:44 AM

Ironhide seems likely, but Tracks....eh. Certainly was prominent in quite a few episodes, but I don't know whether it would mean he would get a Masterpiece. 


 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:06 AM

There are a few things that Tracks has going for him that doesn't put him completely out of question for me.

 

  • He's a 1985 character.
  • He's a super car.
  • TakaraTomy still has license with Chevy as seen with QT.
  • He has a couple of starring episodes.
  • He's an Autobot.

Other than that, I don't think he's super popular or iconic (like Bumblebee, Prowl, Ironhide, Sideswipe, Ratchet, Jazz, or Wheeljack) but probably more iconic / popular than other characters (Smokescreen, Skids, Trailbreaker, Hoist, Grapple, etc).

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:18 AM

In the end, it will turn out that MP-25 was inside of us all along.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:28 AM

In the end, it will turn out that MP-25 was inside of us all along.


You should see a doctor about that.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:46 AM

Weren't they going for getting all of the 1984 molds done first?


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 11:11 AM

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 11:16 AM

Weren't they going for getting all of the 1984 molds done first?

  

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Well maybe the '84 cast for the smaller Autobot cars.

...but then again, I don't think they're going to touch characters like Cliffjumper, because there's no "right" vehicle mode.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 11:17 AM

I thiught it was said they were shifting back to deceptcons after Magnus and Star Saber? Megatron v2, Reflector 3 pack, and Blitzwing is who I would like to see.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 11:51 AM

Yeah, Exhaust is hopefully not the end of this trend.
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:17 PM

No.

-ZacWilliam, Ultra Magnus says hello.

Magnus started off from MP-10 as a base before they decided to discard the "trailer armored MP-10" idea. He's part of the exception, not the standard (like Red Alert and Exhaust).


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:21 PM

Considering one of the next guys is Star Saber, we're at 2 exceptions already.
And honestly, three because exhaust wasn't even a "character" until now. All bets are off.
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:27 PM

Magnus started off from MP-10 as a base


Pretty sure that was just a kitbash by a designer and was never meant to reflect the final product.

Edited by Naas, 17 January 2015 - 12:27 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:33 PM

 

Magnus started off from MP-10 as a base


Pretty sure that was just a kitbash by a designer and was never meant to reflect the final product.

 

But didn't the idea of a perfected MP version of Magnus stem from the MP-10 figure?

 

Like a thought of "Now that we got this new Convoy MP, could it lead to us making a new, fully armored Ultra Magnus MP?"

 

And then further down the development line go "Well, now that we're brainstorming on this idea, it might be better to continue it if we forgo actually trying to armor up Convoy and instead create Ultra Magnus without his inner robot. We could still heavily base the truck cab on Convoy's truck cab, though."


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:57 PM

In the end, it will turn out that MP-25 was inside of us all along.

So it'll be one of the Pretenders then, you say? I'm down with that.

 

Let it be known that not only would a MP Tracks rule, but I would jive myself inside out a dozen times over like the world's worst animated tessellation if it got us a MP Road Rage.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 01:05 PM

MP Roadrage would kick all the asses.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 01:06 PM

My secret source can confirm that a MP-25 is being produced right now and it is a transforming toy that converts from one mode to another.



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 01:07 PM

I'm just annoyed SG Tracks wasn't Road Rage first and foremost. It means it's not actually canon that she had that body. A Masterpiece Road Rage would forgive all ills.



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 01:16 PM

Can we just get our perfect Ironhide already?! (and by extension, Ratchet too)