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@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  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)

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 04:01 AM

one finger is fine


Then why'd you ask the doctor for 3 in your last physical?

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 09:15 PM

she was a redhead

 

also.. I've never had a physical. Free healthcare is fine, but why go looking for problems?


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 09:18 PM

Um... so you can catch them before they get advanced to the point where "preventative care" turns into "emergency care?"



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 09:38 PM

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 10:07 PM

the way the economy is I don't think that holds true any more once you convert it to metric 



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:13 AM

How about "ten minutes of a physical is better than hours upon hours of emergency care"?

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:21 AM

How about "ten minutes of a physical is better than hours upon hours of emergency care"?

 

That throws off the conversion, though. If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, than 1 prevention equals 16 cure. So 10 minutes of prevention should correlate to 2 hours, 40 minutes of cure, not "hours and hours". At least one of these statements is incorrect.


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:23 AM

Just because this is Copper's thread doesn't mean you HAVE to channel the pedantry.

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:27 AM

Just because this is Copper's thread doesn't mean you HAVE to channel the pedantry.

 

Oh, don't be silly. This is entirely my own pedantry. Why do you think me and Copper get along so well? = P


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:31 AM

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:54 AM

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actually I was talking grams and kilograms

 

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:56 AM

Your silly metric system has no place in MAH MURRICA!

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 02:22 AM

except for your soft drinks



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 02:33 AM

except for your soft drinks

 

And patients' weights in hospitals! (But not height, as far as I can tell. I have no idea why.)


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 10:16 AM

I'd say a stitch in time saves nine, which is on the order of magnitude of the ounce to the pound, and point out that the number of orders of magnitude is itself on the same order of magnitude as the gram to the kilo, which is close enough for adages. Preventative care unquestionably saves money; the trouble at the moment is whose money. And of course, the fact that the incentives are all screwed around and punish the wrong people for the wrong things is well understood, as is the fact that human beings have a very, very weak understanding of probability and will take absurd risks for very little gain if those risks are suitably abstract or distant. I think the best evidence I have for that is that as someone capable of saying that, I'm also someone who has no health insurance who stepped out for a cigarette before replying. 

 

This is unrelated, but I have to share this thing that happened in my face. 

 

My grandmother got an advert in the mail for something called "Arctic Ruby Oil." It's worth noting that even she recognized it as a scam - she's not really a difficult person to confuse. It's something a Norwegian company simply called Calanus p-hacked into a correlation with loss of gut fat, naturally claiming that further testing or corroboration is underway (naturally it is not.) But the solicit included a tiny booklet telling the story of this miraculous "Arctic ruby oil." A representative sample:

 

Almost immediately Kurt noticed a surge of endurance, both at work and during his leisure skiing and hiking trips! More astounding...a colleague reported that his belly was shrinking, but he hadn't changed his diet or life style. His colleague's wife was happy too. Her husband's ability in all areas of physical activity had increased! These effects Kurt could only attribute to the ruby oil.

 

So, this oil is a lipid collected from Calanus copepods, little planktonic crustaceans. The website consistently calls it "Calanus ® oil", because they've apparently registered a trademark on a copepod, where the mailer materials consistently call it "Arctic Ruby Oil", presumably on the assumption that old people who want to seem youthful and vital are frequently interested in pursuing Arctic oil sources. Probably the most honest advertising comes from the website - specifically, try the link for "Clinically Proven." 

 

Now, none of this is in any way surprising - this is a form-letter representative of the "alternative" "supplements" industry, "snake oil." But I've never seen anything that came quite so close to actually being the Old West archetype. It only fails on the grounds of not involving actual snakes. 


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 12:08 PM

But Granny Smith made it all the way up there on that there high dive'ama jigger!



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 04:24 AM

So a little bit ago I decided I was utterly fed up with waiting 5+ minutes for my computer to boot up, then proceeded to coldly evaluate every startup process and go crazy axe murder on any that did not meet my expectations. Many did not make it.

So that was good, I got about a minute back, but it still wasn't really enough. The taskbar still hung for a couple minutes after the desktop itself finished loading, which meant I couldn't load any apps even if the computer was up and awake. I decided this meant I needed a new taskbar that wasn't integrated into Explorer, and so I hunted down a dock app, configured a crapload of stuff, and now I don't have a Windows taskbar anymore. This unfortunately meant that Windows' app launcher is disabled even if I load up the Start screen, so I had to go grab a new one of those, too.

This was good, but still not the best. Given that the taskbar is part of Windows Explorer, Explorer would be hanging for just as long as the taskbar was. One of the first things I typically do when booting up my computer is load a folder for something, so this wasn't really acceptable. Naturally, I needed a new file manager as well. I tried and promptly deleted several useless, cluttery ones before finding a functional cluttery one with so many personalization options that, half an hour later, it's not cluttery anymore.

Unfortunately, all this only gained me another minute back, because now my dock is a user-installed startup app, which means it's loaded with the other user-installed startup apps, which means it actually loads up after the taskbar. (Yes. Windows loads up the taskbar first, it's there, and then it runs away once Nexus Dock loads up. At least they don't try to terminate each other anymore.)

 

I seem to be a bit limited in how much earlier I can actually make it load, but it occurred to me that the aforementioned other user-installed startup apps were actually taking a fair bit of time to load. Were Nexus to actually load first, this would be less of an issue. So I poked around and eventually found an app that allowed me to control the startup order, meaning that Nexus loads up alongside the other core features like anti-malware, HDD protection, etc. Another minute or so gained.

 

At this point I've spent about six hours getting three minutes of startup time back. Not actually done yet; the startup itself is still horrendously slow in ways it didn't use to be, so I'll probably have to learn how to clean my registry.

 

...But that actually ended up being a secondary consideration compared to having accidentally replaced basically all of Windows' normal UI. I'd thought about getting a different explorer before, but I hadn't realized I could replace the taskbar, and that was kind of the point on which all else hinged. My first impressions is that when this stops being weird in a week or two, it's going to be a lot faster and less of a hassle than the default stuff. Really wish I'd done this a while ago, I feel hopelessly naive now.


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 10:21 AM

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 11:24 AM

My current laptop has taken a massive crap so startup takes forever, literally it will never startup again. My fix is that I am going to smash it into little itty bits melt it all together and then smash them again. I will of course be taking out all hazardous items from it first.


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 12:26 PM

Come to think of it, my laptop has been starting up rather quickly ever since I installed Windows 10. So I actually don't have much need to improve there. And I did poke around and figure out how to disable programs that run on startup. Decided to turn off iTunesHelper.exe because even though I found it useful, it won't be doing much for me until I have a functioning iPod again...







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