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@  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

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:04 PM

So I noticed something a month ago that happened in March that had to do with something a couple of years ago, but.

 

I got into a fairly long IRC conversation with some folks in the GNOME design team, which isn't something I'd ever done with anything related to the Ubuntu project; hell, like three people invited me to GUADEC, the GNOME design conference, which is just ... yeah, not a conversation I expected to be having. = ] And System76, Ubuntu's closest hardware partner, has rolled out their plan for how to make the transition to the GNOME desktop. Their new default system theme is really lovely. = ]

 

The March update for GNOME actually implemented exactly the proposal I'd made in that IRC discussion. That feels good. X ]


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:10 AM

I'd only recently noticed mobile Chrome's reading suggestions. I don't know if there's version weirdness with the older version of Android on my tablet, whether I'm just blind, etc. But while I wouldn't really expect any less from Google's creepy personal analytics, I've been pretty impressed by just how accurate it is. The article suggestions I get are about as pertinent as my Reddit feed, and since they follow me to Warframe and Transformers and things that I don't actually have as subscribed subreddits, it's simultaneously both an extremely lazy way to find something to read and one that actually presents me with things I wouldn't otherwise notice.
 
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and it wants to start arguments about established research with me on my new tab page make it stop kill kill kill
 
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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:00 AM   Best Answer

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM

Eeeeeexcellent = D


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 01:19 PM

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Snake squirrel plushie.


Edited by Logicron, 25 November 2019 - 01:20 PM.

Nerds have always missed the point of the things they love in favour of obsessing over minutiae of the setting.

 


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Posted 17 December 2019 - 01:53 PM

Looks more like an inchworm squirrel. An inchwuirrel, if you will.

 

Also re: marketwatch lying that "nuclear energy is worse than fossil fuels:"

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 02:02 PM

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 08:22 PM

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 08:27 PM

take him for a walk you monster!



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Posted 20 December 2019 - 08:41 PM

is that the dog Fnu is dog-sitting? It's a little puppy.


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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:27 PM

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:49 PM

I tried giving my squirrels fancy nuts one Christmas but they prefer peanuts.


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Posted 24 December 2019 - 07:26 PM

do like pecan pie. X ]


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 01:25 PM

I resolve to get a real computer this year. Before I go shopping I need someone to teach me the errors of my ways.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 01:26 PM

Look at your current setup. That's what you need to not do.



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Posted 01 January 2020 - 03:52 PM

I know my first mistake was cheaping out. I didn't have the money right then, and time was a factor. So I got the cheapest one in the store and asked what's the worst that could happen and got a surprisingly thorough answer to my question.

I should have way more disposable income this year and there's no time crunch, so there is no need to repeat that experiment.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:21 PM

I know my first mistake was cheaping out. I didn't have the money right then, and time was a factor. So I got the cheapest one in the store and asked what's the worst that could happen and got a surprisingly thorough answer to my question.

I should have way more disposable income this year and there's no time crunch, so there is no need to repeat that experiment.

This is interesting because these days, when you buy something cheap and crappy, it turns out to be of excellent quality and design. Maybe this power of yours is a recent development and could mean that your body and abilities continue to mutate as you age.


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:42 PM

Okay, so tempting fate here, but the cheapest way to get a decent computer is to build one, and nowadays it's a lot more user-friendly to do so. I'd recommend looking up pcpartpicker to build a list of compatible parts. You would do well to ask places like /r/battlestations for advice on building your first PC. You can ask us, of course, but it's probably better to ask in dedicated spaces.


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:48 PM

Okay, so tempting fate here, but the cheapest way to get a decent computer is to build one, and nowadays it's a lot more user-friendly to do so. I'd recommend looking up pcpartpicker to build a list of compatible parts. You would do well to ask places like /r/battlestations for advice on building your first PC. You can ask us, of course, but it's probably better to ask in dedicated spaces.

Building his own computer is how Fnu ended up with his Pandora's Box in the first place.


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