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@  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.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 09:20 AM)

Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man because it was mostly set far away from Earth?

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 September 2020 - 08:49 AM)

I'm learning so much-

@  Maruten : (18 September 2020 - 04:21 AM)

At its worst it was better than MASK, sure.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 02:15 AM)

At it's worst it still stomped all over the failed Hasbroverse. Roberts and Roche kept their respective series well out of that one for the same reasons Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man when Loeb and Miller wanted greater control for Ultimatum.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2020 - 06:37 PM)

That's so accurate it's physically painful.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Red Dwarf of Transformers? An interesting, innovative and genuinely funny series that descended into a self referential mess of cliches that continues long after it should have been put out to pasture and rendered nerly everyone thoroughly unlikeable? That seems about right.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 01:59 PM)

MTMTE and Lost Light are the Red Dwarf of Transformers stories, as opposed to the others which are more like Star Wars and Star Trek.

@  Kalidor : (17 September 2020 - 01:37 PM)

Anyone in CONUS want a Skylynx for $100 shipped?

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 September 2020 - 01:34 PM)

Maybe an acquired taste in that's in that it's from a fan raised on the UK run where Transformers wasn't taken so seriously in many stories, especially some Earthforce standalones.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2020 - 09:47 AM)

so, terrible?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 September 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Yeah I think at that point Lost Light is just the '86 movie without the soundtrack.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 September 2020 - 02:28 AM)

So, exctly what Triangleman just said.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 12:36 AM)

A few of the same characters.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 September 2020 - 12:07 AM)

Now having actually read Galaxies #10, I don't actually see what it has in common with Lost Light at all besides featuring Ultra Magnus, Chromedome, and a spaceship.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 September 2020 - 05:33 PM)

So, it's exactly like Lost Light, then.

@  Bass X0 : (16 September 2020 - 01:52 PM)

What if Lost Light was stripped bare of its charm and humor? Galaxies #10 is the answer.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 September 2020 - 01:49 PM)

I didn't mean "*exactly* 15 years ago and no other time."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 September 2020 - 12:27 AM)

I mean, the comment was about a linewide gimmick of 15 years ago, not a gimmick only present in a minority of toys from that year.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 September 2020 - 12:14 AM)

I'd like a western take on the UT for it's twentieth, like a annual CG or anime movie on Netflix that is a condensed retelling similar to the film Macross/Robotech: Do You Remember Love.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 September 2020 - 12:11 AM)

Giant Planet had them, Energon had a few. I've been disappointed in Siege for not having something for the Micromasters, Earthrise has with the base bots but they've been wasted here.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 September 2020 - 10:47 PM)

Wasn't 15 years ago Cyber Keys rather than Minicons?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 September 2020 - 09:38 PM)

By and large, even the worst Minicons have some unique engineering or design elements. The nostalgia factor aside, Micromasters got pretty samey after you got several, especially the "proper" 89 series.

@  unluckiness : (15 September 2020 - 07:13 PM)

There's certainly a load of crummy ones to sift through

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2020 - 05:29 PM)

Or both. There's some overlap.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 September 2020 - 03:19 PM)

People either hated minicons or became completely addicted to them.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 September 2020 - 03:17 PM)

A properly-planned theme, or as people called it 15 years ago, a stupid linewide baby toy gimmick that ruins the toys.


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 12:46 PM

I'll figure this out sooner or later!



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 01:08 PM

Awesome. = ]

 

Another plus of persistence: Getting those awkward Amazon webapps to stay away when you unpin them. = o

 

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Which is to say, I declare a screenshot pyramid. 


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 29 January 2016 - 01:13 PM

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 01:59 PM

Sweet. Okay, I think I'm in business now. Well, slightly moreso than before.



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 02:11 PM

Awesome. = ] Time to git good and maybe bash at something, then. 

 

Oh, speaking of Amazon, if the shopping suggestions in the desktop search (the dash) bother you as much as they bother me, you can turn them off - if you open the  dash and click the second icon on the bottom, the "applications lens", you can scroll down in that pane and see a list of all the search providers you're using and disable them.

 

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Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 January 2016 - 02:12 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 29 January 2016 - 02:56 PM

The guy's face in the pepsi ad is amazing.

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 02:58 PM

That's the first thing I noticed.


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 03:11 PM

I noticed Amazon and Ebay



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 05:52 PM

Hmmm... I imported my bookmarks from the Windows version of Firefox, and now it's running extremely slow and taking a long time to load pages.

 

Edit: Actually, the whole system has gotten ridiculously sluggish and unresponsive since I last rebooted. Reverting the bookmarks import didn't fix anything.


Edited by Patchouli Knowledge, 29 January 2016 - 06:04 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 06:06 PM

I don't know Firefox, so I'm not sure what might be causing that. If you have a bunch of complicated add-ons, those can affect performance, and you're running at a slight handicap since the disk is being accessed through a USB interface. 

 

The first step would be to clear Firefox's settings and see if it changes back, of course. 

 

Firefox has a tool to reset itself, or you can remove the config file folder (I'd just drag it to the desktop or something in case you want to put it back). Mozilla has a guide here. (On Linux, configuration for most applications is stored in hidden folders in your home folder - any file or folder with a name starting with . will be hidden. You can hit Ctrl+H to see hidden files or Ctrl+L to type a location in most Linux file managers.)


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 29 January 2016 - 06:21 PM

Here's screenshots of two errors I'm seeing:

 

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One is a minor but annoying error, the two desktop icons are trying to occupy the same space when I log in.

 

The second is more of a pain: simply when accessing things, the window turns black-and-white, which I'm guessing is how Ubuntu shows that it's frozen.

 

I'm Googling on my phone now, I think this might be a side effect of using the persistence file.



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 06:52 PM

I think that is indeed the problem

The problem here is to do with USB read/write speeds. The read/write speeds on USB devices vary wildly from device to device. But in all cases, their write speeds are much slower than their read speeds. Especially with USB1 and USB2 devices. I think the write speeds are a bit better with USB3 devices, but only when plugged into USB3 ports.

Without persistence, data is only ever read from the USB drive, so it is blazingly fast.

As soon as you add persistence and the OS starts writing to USB, that's when things slow down. If you encrypt the persistent volume, it will slow it down even more (thanks to the performance hit you'll take from the on-the-fly encryption/decryption of data.)

If you want to use a persistent USB install, this is something you have to live with. When the system is undergoing heavy disk usage and there are a lot of simultaneous reads and writes going on, things will inevitably slow down. Shockingly so at times. You just have to live with it. Basically, under heavy disk use, programs start hanging while they wait for their data to be written to disk. Or while they are waiting to read from the disk. When this happens, it all seems like it's the CPU that's being thrashed, or that you are running out of memory, but in fact it's just programs waiting to read from/write to disk.



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 07:50 PM

Yeah, the greyed-out window just indicates that a window is non-responsive. 

 

It didn't occur to me that the difference between read and write speeds would be as extreme as that. The trouble is that if it isn't a persistent install, all your changes would just be floating around in RAM.

 

Not a problem I'd run into, although I've never really used booting from a flash drive for any extended use and tend to expect it to be slow when I do. Do you know whether the port and the flash drive in question are USB 2.0 or 3.0? 


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 29 January 2016 - 07:56 PM

I can't tell what the drive itself is, but I think the port is USB 2.0?

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 08:44 PM

3.0 is the one with the blue, so ... yeah. 

 

Yeah, I don't know. If it's not turning out to be useful this way, I'm not sure what to suggest. Obviously, you can still make a permanent install and not have this problem. 


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 29 January 2016 - 10:14 PM

Part of me thinks this thread should be renamed "Patchy Asks Copper about Computer Stuff" at this point.

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:23 PM

Which part of you is it, do you think?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:50 PM

I'm not sure...

 

I'd name the thread something else entirely ... but I don't think we'd ever get Alexis to stop Sqeeing

 

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:14 PM

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Better?


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:16 PM

I'm not sure...

 

I'd name the thread something else entirely ... but I don't think we'd ever get Alexis to stop Sqeeing

 

XD

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