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@  Boomhauer : (20 November 2017 - 09:08 AM)

The best moment of the Emu War is when they brought machine guns to shoot at large groups of birds and at no point a single person in the room brought up "wait but emus are fast won't they just dodge and-"

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 04:53 AM)

Yeah yeah, giant spiders. Look up the Great Emu War of the 1920s for instances of Australia trying to defeat it's wildlife and failing miserably.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 November 2017 - 03:41 AM)

Australia is still fighting their war on Giant Spiders.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 01:58 AM)

The queue is pretty long, and I don't think Australia is going anywhere any time soon.

@  Locoman : (19 November 2017 - 10:59 PM)

Welcome to the "political crisis" queue, here's your ticket.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Complicated lengthy coalition talks just failed.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Oh boy. Germany is in a political crisis.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:25 PM)

I could handle going back to not existing. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 01:14 PM)

Life is the brief recess we get from not existing before going back to not existing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:10 PM)

Nah.. Life is simply the precursor to death.

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 12:41 PM)

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 November 2017 - 08:37 AM)

You won't be at school or work anymore... so mitigated success.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 November 2017 - 07:33 AM)

Hit F11 Pennpenn

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:15 AM)

I get that people like tabs. Fine. Whatever. I just detest the fact that most current browsers don't let you have the option of just hiding the bar away so I don't have to even think about the wretched bullshit things.

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

Does anyone know of a browser that doesn't force tabs on you? Just... any sodding browser that doesn't have tabs.

@  Telly : (16 November 2017 - 01:59 AM)

being mostly wrong is better than being TOTALLY wrong!

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 09:26 PM)

ALL HAIL THE BLESSED OCTOBUTT.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 08:24 PM)

I really hope so. All of my high school drawings and notes (Hand-written notes! God, I'm old.) from girls are in a chest in the attic of my parents house. I'll check when I visit!

@  MEDdMI : (15 November 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Do you still have those drawings?

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 06:31 PM)

I think lesbian ninjas is just an unmitigated good idea. *shrug*

@  Devcon : (15 November 2017 - 05:56 PM)

well, that and Balloon Doggies, Mr secretary

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:12 PM)

It's my crowning Allspark achievement! You're welcome.


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#601 D Buster Prime

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:59 AM

As soon as they announced Mick was on the away mission for George Washington, it was inevitable that guerilla warfare was in play.  It practically writes itself.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:21 PM

While we have a more sainted image of the man, he really was notorious at the time for fighting dirty.  He tried the gentlemanly way in the French and Indian War, and got his butt handed to him.

 

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:19 AM

Choosing not to stand in rows waiting to die in sequence is not fighting dirty.  It's not being an idiot.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:53 AM

"Standing in rows" was actually the smart way to fight with the technology of the day.  Muskets were so inaccurate at any sort of range that if you wanted to hit anything, you needed coordinated, massed firing.  Being anywhere in the enemy's front arc made you equally vulnerable, so forming brightly colored blocks wasn't actually a huge increase in dangerousness.  

 

Rifled longarms existed by then, but were not economical for armies.  The sorts of militias raised by the Colonists, however, were full of rifles because of all the people who had to make their living by hunting (or poaching).

 

However, Washington's "sneaky bastard" rep came from a lot more than putting his riflemen in the trees.  The retreat from Manhattan being one of the more infamous examples, where he used misdirection to get his army out of the way of a bigger army in the dark of night while a small group of men lit campfires and made "getting ready for battle" sorts of noises to fool the British scouts.  He was very good at running away, leading forces unfamiliar with the territory on merry chases...his army fought very few stand-up battles, preferring ambushes and fighting retreats.

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:45 PM

Mick's statue is the best thing yet.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:10 AM

Well, this one was fun. Surprised there wasn't a single Monty Python reference, 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 23 February 2017 - 11:39 AM

"We're not killers."

 

FAST FORWARD

 

*everyone kills a bunch of people, who are only fighting them due to mind control, with swords*


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:45 PM

Missed opportunities.

No Shining Knight, no Morgaine le Fey, no non-Stargirl Merlin.

No Etrigan.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:48 PM

"We're not killers."
 
FAST FORWARD
 
*everyone kills a bunch of people, who are only fighting them due to mind control, with swords*


Touche...literally.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:18 PM

Here's why Sarah Lance keeps coming back to life: her seduction of ALL THE WOMEN is actually baked into history.  She's a fixed point in time, and must survive long enough to be responsible for every mysterious blonde spotted emerging from a bedchamber throughout history.

 

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 04:32 PM

Since Sarah is the captain I'm going to assume that she took a page from Captain Kirk's playbook and beds every woman she comes across.



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:43 PM

And yet, she was the one berating Barry for mucking around with history in his own time travelling.


Edited by Sabrblade, 24 February 2017 - 11:43 PM.

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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 25 February 2017 - 01:34 AM

Obviously, Gideon is telling her that for the timeline to remain intact, all of these women need to be bedded.  Season finale revelation: it wasn't vital to the timeline, Gideon is just a femmeslash enthusiast.

 

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 10:31 PM

Did the team tell Gideon not to talk to Rip while he is prisoner on the ship?



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:54 AM

Did the team tell Gideon not to talk to Rip while he is prisoner on the ship?

 

Even if they did, I wouldn't be surprised if he had an override code.


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:17 PM

What is up with Brandon Routh?  His eyes seems to be bloodshot.  He's either on drugs or he cries alot.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:59 AM

I've noticed that since he was on Arrow (and evidently others noticed when he was on Chuck). I don't really have any explanation to offer up though.

"I liked you better when you were killing people..." Me too, Mick...

Seriously, I wish they could've brought Rip back to the team while keeping a little of his evil persona, that was easily the best version of him. Letting Sara remain captain, while Rip occupies the Snart role in the team, that would've been awesome to see.

And nice to see the Vixen series mythos getting referenced in this episode.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:39 AM

"And Evil Mick?  Okay, that's just regular Mick."

 

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

Did the team tell Gideon not to talk to Rip while he is prisoner on the ship?

 
Even if they did, I wouldn't be surprised if he had an override code.

CALLED IT!

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:04 AM

"You're Giddeon? I didn't think you'd be so-"
"Human?"
"I was going to say 'hot' but that too."

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