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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!


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#1 The Doctor Who

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:20 PM

So, apparently, these glasses, originally intended as protective wear for doctors can help people who are colorblind to see "normally".

 

To quote the article:

 

“The glasses work by selectively removing certain wavelengths between the red and green cones that allow them to be in essence pushed apart again,” said Don McPherson, EnChroma’s VP of products.

Full Article Here

 

As a colorblind person, this is kind of weird to me.  On the one hand, if this works for more types of colorblindness, this could help me and countless others to see "normally".  

 

On the other hand... I'm not severely colorblind and I'm totally used to seeing the world through my own slightly defective eyes, I wonder how much I really want to have my colorblindness fixed.

 

Then again... they're just glasses, so why not? Would make color mixing easier, I imagine.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:26 PM

I clicked through fearing some sort of wacky brain surgery... this is probably better. 

 

I've seen how many arguments the Norms with their fancy no-colourblindness vision get into. I'm pretty confident that easing my deuteranopia wouldn't make much difference to my life. 


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:38 PM

Huh...neat.



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:57 PM

The original article was missing some details, so I did some digging around. These glasses were designed to protect doctors performing procedures using lasers. The lens have a coating of 100 layers that are machined in such a way that the intermediate wavelengths of light are cut out, providing more vivid, less muted colors. It sounds like a highly advanced application of polarizing lens techology. Very cool, what a neat application of an existing technology.

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http://enchroma.com/...rks/#technology
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#5 The Doctor Who

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:49 PM

Awesome!  Thanks for the additional information!

 

The only thing I wonder about is how universally this would work.  I mean, colorblindness is very individual.  Mine is mild and I can still see reds and greens, but often have trouble with purples and browns.  Some people have it worse than others.  I wonder if we could eventually see prescription colorblindness shades like some people have prescription reading glasses.


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#6 Dissever

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 10:07 PM

The company's FAQ says it treats the type of color blindness seen in 80 percent of those with the anomalous trichromacy version of the condition.
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#7 Kalidor

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 09:08 PM

I've determined that I'm ever so slightly colorblind in one eye. Not even sure which one is the defective one and which one is normal. It's only noticeable outside on extremely sunny days

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 11:03 PM

Huh. I've never heard of colorblindness in one eye.

 

At least it isn't very noticeable.


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#9 Esser-Z

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 08:38 PM

This is pretty sweet. I love news like this. Good things!



#10 Sciflyer

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 05:38 PM

As someone who is cripplingly colorblind, this is good news!  Oh, the horror of early grade-school days and trying to tell the difference between various shades of unwrapped, blue and purple crayons!


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:00 PM

As someone who is cripplingly colorblind, this is good news!  Oh, the horror of early grade-school days and trying to tell the difference between various shades of unwrapped, blue and purple crayons!


This is the story of my life too. If I had a dollar for every time someone learned I was colourblind and then starting incessantly asking me what colour things were, like I was a trained monkey performing some sort of trick... -.-

Eventually I realised that even people with no colourblindness have trouble agreeing on the line between some colours (particularly blue and purple) and I sort of got over the whole thing.

If my childhood experience is typical, I suspect there are a lot of people out there who choke when it comes to colour identification not just because of colourblindness but moreso because they lack confidence after years of being treated like a freak.

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#12 Kalidor

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:04 PM

Huh. I've never heard of colorblindness in one eye.
 
At least it isn't very noticeable.



I'll simulate in Photoshop what I see.

#13 Esser-Z

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:21 PM

Hey! Maybe we can finally show Cheets that SHOCKBLAST IS PURPLE GOSH DARN IT



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 10:14 PM

*insert joke about white-gold/blue-black dress here*

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