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@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven


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March Mayhem 2015: Post Your Bracket!


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#81 Magnusblitz

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:10 PM

Yay upsets!

 

Updated bracket: http://i.imgur.com/joTMZ6v.png

 

Leaderboard:

42 - SoS

39 - Rhapsody

38 - TheSupernova

37 - Galenraff

 

There's a lot of points left in the last few rounds (8 for a correct semi-final pick, 12 for the final) so as long as your choices are still alive there's a chance to win. Only 4 people have both their semi-finalists alive. 8 have Predaking as their champion, 2 for Defensor, 1 for Computron and 1 for Liokaiser.

 

I myself am now firmly in ABP (Anyone But Predaking mode).



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Posted 27 March 2015 - 01:24 PM

Whelp, I'm officially out.

 

*crumple, crumple, crumple, toss*

 

Now, let's see what kind of chaos I can help create!  :D


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 01:47 PM

 
I myself am now firmly in ABP (Anyone But Predaking mode).

Boooooooooh! :p
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#84 Magnusblitz

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 04:44 PM

Whelp, I'm officially out.

 

*crumple, crumple, crumple, toss*

 

Now, let's see what kind of chaos I can help create!  :D

 

At first I was gonna say "what're you talking about" but then I noticed that SoS has the same last three picks as you, so you can't pass him up. Heh.



#85 TheSupernova

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 05:05 PM

Well, I'm just happy that I've done as well as I have. To be in the top 3 after the first two rounds was a surprise!
(And not a bad way to start off here at The Allspark in general!)

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 05:42 PM

I might get a few more points, but yeah I'm not winning this because somehow Defensor is more popular then Devastator.

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#87 TheSupernova

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:18 AM

It's a strange world we live in, that's for sure.

I wouldn't be surprised now if Defensor won the whole thing.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:04 AM

I thought Liokaiser was supposed to go against Computron...


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:11 AM

Nope. The bracket always remains separate on left and right sides until the Championship round.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:23 AM

Nope. The bracket always remains separate on left and right sides until the Championship round.

 

That is not how the bracket sheets are set up.

 

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The the top left and top right end up in a purple box, same as the bottom, implying they are the ones facing off; aseeign as those boxes then have lines leadign to the final round box. Otherwise, it would be lines from top and bottom left/right.


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#91 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:46 AM

Sorry Liokaiser, but Defensor holds to much nostalgia fir me.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:49 AM

Nope. The bracket always remains separate on left and right sides until the Championship round.

 
That is not how the bracket sheets are set up.
 

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The the top left and top right end up in a purple box, same as the bottom, implying they are the ones facing off; aseeign as those boxes then have lines leadign to the final round box. Otherwise, it would be lines from top and bottom left/right.

Yeah, like I mentioned at the beginning that is one of the limitations of this bracket setup. It saves space and looks pretty, but it gets confusing on how things flow at this round. We'll likely have to change that next year.

Original post:
http://www.allspark....cket/?p=2860812

Honestly, ignoring the NCAA and doing it your way might make more sense next time. But I'm not going to change things mid-course.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 12:15 PM

Shattered, your sample bracket had Menasor vs Superion in this round, but they lost to Liokaiser and Computron respectively, so shouldn't this indeed be Liokaiser vs. Computron?

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 12:39 PM

No, I actually had Devastator vs Menasor and Predaking vs Superion.

The two columns do not interact. The teams on the left play teams on the left and the teams on the right play teams on the right. The two do not meet until the Championship. I admit this is visually confusing on this style of bracket, which is why I warned people when we started.

NOTE: This bracket format conserves space for overall visual appeal at the expense of clarity for the rounds after the Functionist Four. Remember, the left column vs right column dynamic is preserved throughout.


We'll have to change this next year, likely to the following format, but what's done is done. We'll just have to enjoy the competition we do have. :)

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 12:47 PM

Ohhhhhhh. I see now.

I thought I understood your explanation the first time, but apparently I got exactly the opposite of what you were saying. I guess Rhapsody is in the same boat.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:09 PM

Well, my bracket was based on the way it looks (same as Rhapsody), and nobody told me I was wrong when I said Predaking and Computron (both in the right column and currently the other semi-final match) for the final two.



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:11 PM

I wonder just how many might have had the 'wrong' match-ups just because of the layout of the brackets sheet.


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#98 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:15 PM

Aw, Liokaisers winning.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 05:33 PM

NooooOOOoooooooo

 

 

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 05:35 PM

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