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@  TheMightyMol... : (25 September 2020 - 05:04 PM)

The wall could use some decorating, though. Maybe a nice shelf or a portrait.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 04:32 PM)

I'm laughing so hard XDDD

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 September 2020 - 02:31 PM)

He doesn't even mind this time. You know what? It's comfortable here.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 02:23 PM)

AND THEN KNOCKOUT WAS IN THE WALL AGAIN XDDD

@  Bass X0 : (25 September 2020 - 01:11 PM)

is an annoying stage in Super Mario World.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2020 - 02:15 PM)

Gnarly.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 September 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Beast Era, a blonde rat called Sunsqueaker.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2020 - 01:00 PM)

And then Knockout was in the wall again.

@  Sabrblade : (24 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Knockout: "Ooh, sorry, Lord Megatron. The correct word was... 'Decepticon'."

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 September 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Knockout: *while doing a crossword puzzle* Lord Megatron, whats a ten letter word for disappointment? | Megatron: ...... Starscream.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 01:50 AM)

Smashy, Stabby, Selfy, and Shieldy.

@  Xero Prime : (22 September 2020 - 08:52 PM)

RunFast, MuckyTrail, TrackBreaker and Sunstreaker

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2020 - 06:16 AM)

Runamuck, Fasttrack, Sunstreaker, and Trailbreaker.

@  Nevermore : (22 September 2020 - 06:13 AM)

Cardboard and plastic.

@  Paladin : (22 September 2020 - 05:52 AM)

what's IN Wave 3, anyway?

@  Telly : (21 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

i dont think theyre due for release until november. at least thats when target says ill get trailbreaker and sunstreaker. thought the wiki says theyre out in singapore

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2020 - 06:01 PM)

Has wave 3 actually reached anywhere yet?

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2020 - 04:40 PM)

A few more Bearimy's for Earthrise wave 3 to reach the UK

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 05:07 PM)

Cheers pal.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2020 - 04:42 PM)

Welcome aboard!

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 04:38 PM)

Hey, new to the boards

@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2020 - 02:29 PM)

I had an idea for a Spiral Zone/Go-Busters crossover fanfic...

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

I loved what was there, and think it's pretty ripe for "renegades" style reboot.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:13 PM)

It's a shame as I loved Spiral Zone, and the design from the Japanese Toyline of the same name are fantastic, I adore the monowheel motorbike.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Hasbro doesn't seem to have any interest in doing anything with the TV show, haven't greenlit any attempt to rerelease it, and there have been approaches, so I think it may be aother one of Tonka's legal carcrashes where everyone involved owns a piece and it's not really worth anyone sticking their neck out to claim ownership.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I feel that homages and references would be a fun way to expand the GI Joe brand, and give a little love to lines that are unlikely to be acknowledged beyond such capacity.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I was under the impression that Bandai was more the character design aspects, not story or characters.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:55 PM)

Also isn't it in rights limbo, given how it's loosely based on concepts from a BanDai series much like GoBots?

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:52 PM)

We don't need a Spiral Zone reboot, in a decade or so we'll be living it.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 12:49 PM)

Yeah, but it would fundamentally change the base premise of both gijoe and spiral zone. It's either not the world spanning threat it was, or the zone riders are backed up by a competent force. Either way, you compromise the context of both.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:19 PM)

Akin to what was done with Matt Tracker in 2008.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

Again, not a PURE transplant, but an integration of ideas and concepts into the world of GI Joe.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

@Wonko The Cobra Overlord, with help from Dr. Mindbender and Cesspool, develops machines capable of generating a mind-controlling fog. GI Joe stalwarts Flint, Airtight, Lifeline, and Psyche-Out are joined by Colonal Courage to infiltrate these zones and disable the machines. Figures would sport hostile environment suits (Eco warriors cross with Spiral Zone) and make new versions of the mono-wheel vehicles.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 September 2020 - 09:39 AM)

Hasbroverse.2 with bought properties: Bravestarr, Ulysses 31, Galaxy Rangers, Shadow Raiders, Manta Force, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Mighty Orbots, Jem and Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines. Seamless.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 08:32 AM)

While acknoledging spiral zone would be pretty boss, I doubt they could actively integrate it into anything else: given the scale of the villains deeds.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:03 AM)

COPS, Spiral Zone, Shadow Strikers, Action Man, Centurions, MegaForce. They wouldn’t replicate the old lines, but simply acknowledging their existence would be nifty.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:01 AM)

I would love to see GI Joe become something of a “celebration of action figures”. Hasbro has SO MANY old action figure properties, and many could slot into the GI Joe umbrella with relative ease.

@  Otaku : (19 September 2020 - 12:04 AM)

G.I. Joe, CyberCOPS, and M.A.S.K. all seem like something that would work from Animated or Prime, though CyberCOPS might have been a bit trickier from Prime.

@  Sabrblade : (18 September 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Rik Alvarez originally wanted the last episode of Prime to spinoff into a new MASK reboot.

@  Otaku : (18 September 2020 - 08:19 PM)

The failed Hasbroverse reminds me how so many things could have been spun off from Transformers: Animated and (after that) Transformers: Prime.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Requiem of the Wreckers was post-Revolution, but it was also, you know, a single issue.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:06 AM)

But Roche didn't have a series to keep out from the crossovers since Sins of the Wreckers was before Revolution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Oh wait, that post said Roche, not Barber.

@  Rycochet : (18 September 2020 - 10:46 AM)

And then seemed surprised nobody particlarly wanted it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 10:25 AM)

Wasn't Barber among the editorial guys that pushed for Hasbroverse?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 10:19 AM)

He did it possibly due to 616 Spider-Mans marriage reset between Civil War and Secret Invasion.


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 02:27 PM

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 02:43 PM

I can only read that as Destronjack speaking through a Copperty sock-puppet.
 
And it is perfect.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 26 January 2016 - 02:44 PM.

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 27 January 2016 - 03:45 AM

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LAND SAKES! a LIKE without a Comment... I reckon y'all just keep'n me round fer gander'n at my rump then... must na'been figure'n I can hold up my end of a conversation.

 

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:44 PM

may i please have one hug copper?



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:11 PM

I tried to boot from USB and now my laptop is a blank screen. Is that bad?

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 10:18 PM

why did you try that? was it working fine prior to trying this?



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 11:51 PM

Nah, I think I figured out the problem, but only after I deleted the iso file, so I need to redownload and try again.



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:18 AM

okay good, I'm happy my lack of useful aid did not in anyway hinder you in figuring out what happened sans copper

 

let me know if I need to put the sock puppet on. ;) 



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 06:52 AM

I tried to boot from USB and now my laptop is a blank screen. Is that bad?

Generally yes. Sorry I wasn't online at the time. What went wrong?

 

You'd set up the boot priority correctly, or the machine would have booted into Windows normally and ignored your efforts otherwise. If the external device is working but the OS on it is brokied, you'd normally at least get as far as the GRUB bootloader menu. If you plug in an empty flash drive but successfully point BIOS / UEFI toward it to boot, you'll get a blank screen, with maybe a little flashing cursor. So something is wrong with the drive or with GRUB enough that GRUB isn't being read. 

 

(I say this as someone who has very recently, for want of a nail, had to boot from an SD card. That was weird.)

 

Another possibility is UEFI / Secure Boot weirdness, but your machine is older than that and uses BIOS anyway, right? (On UEFI, turning off Secure Boot isn't usually necessary but is worth trying in case something's going wrong in there.)


Edited by Copper Bezel, 28 January 2016 - 06:52 AM.

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 28 January 2016 - 09:33 AM

My issue was that I didn't actually install first, I just transferred the iso onto the USB drive.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 09:55 AM

Oh. Hmm. Yes, that is what a flash drive without a boot record will do, then. 

 

Yeah, like I said, I usually use Unetbootin to create the install, but the one the Ubuntu site links to should work as well. 


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 28 January 2016 - 07:42 PM

I got it to work!

 

So far I seem to be having an issue where the mouse pointer flickers and disappears. But other than that (and not having any files on here anymore) it doesn't seem too different?



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 08:06 PM

That's good!

 

it doesn't seem too different?

 

Yeah, there's not a lot that's going to be surprising in the desktop, and there are a lot of Linux desktops out there, so getting to know one doesn't necessarily mean getting to know Linux. Gotta love the desktop search, though. 

 

I think you're probably going to want to try a couple of things:

 

1) Dink around in the terminal a bit. Most of the Linux systems you will interact with in your professional life will be headless, like the server that this page is running on. If you don't recognize any of these terms, go use them and find out: man, htop, ifconfig, cd, ls, cp, mv. Try adding a software repository and installing a package from it. Ping something.  Discover tab completion. 

 

2) I think trying git and IntelliJ from here really would be a good idea. Using git also probably means spending a bit more time in the terminal, although there are graphical interfaces. More importantly, you'll also find your way around things if you have a task to get to.

 

But other than that (and not having any files on here anymore) 

 

Well, remember, though, you're not booted from that drive - the system knows it's there, but it's just like any external drive you happened to have plugged in; files aren't on computers, they're on hard drives. You can see it and mount it from the file manager, though. Depending on how your laptop's drive is set up (like, with or without encryption) you either will or won't be able to access files from your Windows install from within Ubuntu. 

 

So far I seem to be having an issue where the mouse pointer flickers and disappears.

 

Couldn't be this, could it?

 

Unrelated: One of my favorite little pieces of software in Ubuntu is a package called Unclutter, which removes the mouse pointer when it's inactive. Drives some people batty. Having a pointer floating there when I'm not using it drives me batty.

 

Oh, separately, I ran into a coding font that intrigues me. Works in IntelliJ, apparently. Is this as cool as it looks?


Edited by Copper Bezel, 28 January 2016 - 08:08 PM.

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 28 January 2016 - 08:13 PM

Yeah, I think that fixed the mouse problem. Thanks!

 

I dunno about that coding font. My tech nerd power level hasn't reached high enough for it.

 

I'll try the other suggestions when I'm less tired.



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 08:18 PM

Right on. = ] 

 

I just squeed at the idea of using ligatures for common coding glyph combinations. It's just ... it's just so right to me....


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 28 January 2016 - 08:20 PM

I found my files, yay.

 

Also, my computer is making a worrying click every now and then... any idea what that could be?



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 08:26 PM

No. What kind of click? I assume it's not a sound effect click, but a mechanical one?

 

Another thing to try - ssh from your phone to the computer. 


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 08:48 PM

What is ssh?



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 08:50 PM

Secure shell. It's a very-really-super-common way of accessing and administering headless Linux systems. So, more "pretend like it's a server for a minute" stuff. 

 

Edit: Clarification: "Shell" means the interactive environment of a text console. Most Unixy systems like Linux and OSX use the bash shell by default; it's the thing you're interacting with directly when you're in a terminal. It's a language with a syntax of its own. The "shell" in "secure shell" just means that you're accessing a text shell through the connection.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 28 January 2016 - 08:54 PM.

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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