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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 02:29 PM

Done in a similar style to Tornado, the people at BotCon have put up 3 new character based Facebook pages for BotCon 2015.  Check them out below!

 

https://www.facebook.com/AxiomNewsRook

https://www.facebook...419639905016819

https://www.facebook...099425733417863

 

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 03:47 PM

Tornado was well received last year so here is hoping that the Axiom News crew can also appeal to those wanting to know what is happening in Axiom Nexus (Botcon 2015).



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:02 PM

Wonder if Rook and Andromeda are at show Exclusives.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

IMO, the problem with Rook is that he's a gray Windcharger, not Tailgate, but Tailgate is the one with the faceplate and now there's a Windcharger that looks like Tailgate. Unless the Club uses the Scout Windcharger with a new head, it's just not going to capture him correctly.

 

Andromeda... I can't say I have much interest in her. I can't even figure out what she'd be made from. I don't think we've seen her Transtech body, but the G1 and SG Andromedas are cars. Arcee is both too new and already pink, so I don't feel that works very well. I also think there's a certain cost-vs-demand element involved, as she doesn't really do anything. Rook at least can coast by on sporadic appearances and being a past Botcon toy, but Andromeda doesn't even have that much going for her.

 

But Fun Pub has done wackier stuff and had it turn out well, so hey, I'm intrigued anyway. :D


Edited by Lukeblast, 08 May 2015 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:07 PM

I want it to come to light that there's some inspiration behind Andromeda from the Roddenberry show of the same name. Probably not the merest scrap of connection, but it'd be cool. Y'know, since the ship in the show was also called "Romy" by some of the crew.

 

This is a cute little thing that they did and I approve of it.


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:05 PM

If Rook and/or Andromeda are indeed at-show exclusives then I'm really going to need to find a way to snag them. I dig Rook quite a bit and love the Axiom Nexus setting (which is absolutely no surprise to anyone). :D



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:33 PM

IMO, the problem with Rook is that he's a gray Windcharger, not Tailgate, but Tailgate is the one with the faceplate and now there's a Windcharger that looks like Tailgate. Unless the Club uses the Scout Windcharger with a new head, it's just not going to capture him correctly.

 

Any reason the Scout Windcharger with the existing Tailgate head won't work? Perhaps I'm not understanding the problem, but mixing-and-matching with the tooling has been done for BotCon several times.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:46 PM

Yay Cloud World and the Alternity are acknowledged!

 

Always wanted to see how the TransTechs thought of them.


 

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:30 PM

 

IMO, the problem with Rook is that he's a gray Windcharger, not Tailgate, but Tailgate is the one with the faceplate and now there's a Windcharger that looks like Tailgate. Unless the Club uses the Scout Windcharger with a new head, it's just not going to capture him correctly.

Any reason the Scout Windcharger with the existing Tailgate head won't work? Perhaps I'm not understanding the problem, but mixing-and-matching with the tooling has been done for BotCon several times.

Yes. I want a Rook that looks like Windcharger, not a Rook that looks like Tailgate and gets a pass because there was a not very good Windcharger repaint that looked nothing like him aside from the head that wouldn't be used anyway.

 

Again, IMO. I'm not trying to influence opinion, I'm just stating my own.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:41 PM

Scout Windcharger doesn't even look like Windcharger. He has a hood chest. Surely that's not a better match for Rook than the Tailgate mold, new head or no.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:50 PM

I can't wait to see what offensive things these accounts like! 


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:56 PM

CNN?



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 09:20 AM

 

 

IMO, the problem with Rook is that he's a gray Windcharger, not Tailgate, but Tailgate is the one with the faceplate and now there's a Windcharger that looks like Tailgate. Unless the Club uses the Scout Windcharger with a new head, it's just not going to capture him correctly.

Any reason the Scout Windcharger with the existing Tailgate head won't work? Perhaps I'm not understanding the problem, but mixing-and-matching with the tooling has been done for BotCon several times.

Yes. I want a Rook that looks like Windcharger, not a Rook that looks like Tailgate and gets a pass because there was a not very good Windcharger repaint that looked nothing like him aside from the head that wouldn't be used anyway.

 

Again, IMO. I'm not trying to influence opinion, I'm just stating my own.

 

 

Oh, wait, I see. By "Scout Windcharger" you mean the RtS version. (I thought you were talking about the current mold, which admittedly isn't a Scout, but which is why your statement confused me).

 

Honestly, with that hood-chest, RtS Windcharger shouldn't look like Windcharger as much as it does, although I agree it's a better Windcharger figure. I haven't even bothered picking up this CW version.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 09 May 2015 - 09:21 AM.


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:03 AM

THREE?!!! Man, they're really ambitious this year!
 
And, woohoo! More Axiom Nexus fiction to read! WEEEEE! :)

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 11:51 AM

Scout Windcharger doesn't even look like Windcharger. He has a hood chest. Surely that's not a better match for Rook than the Tailgate mold, new head or no.

I have my issues with the hood chest as well, but the overall figure captures Windcharger for me a lot better than the extremely MTMTE Tailgate with Windcharger's head slapped on--and we wouldn't even have that to work with in this hypothetical Rook.



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 03:30 PM

I guess we have pretty different mental images of Windcharger.



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 04:39 PM

I remember Windcharger best as the "guy who ruthlessly murdered Starscream with his magnets in that one book."


 

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 12:40 AM

I remember him as the guy who strangely hung out with Spike (rather than Bumblebee doing that), and who survived a pit of dangerous crystals because he transformed (his rubber tires protected him somehow), in the Optimus clone episode.

 

And the guy who teamed up with Ravage to stop Aunty in an early UK comic.


Edited by Sabrblade, 10 May 2015 - 12:41 AM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 05:42 AM

MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 

ANDROMEDA'S POST SAYS "UNIEND 610.23 ZETA" EXODUS

 

ALIGNED CONFIRMED FOR MULTIVERSE

 

ALSO HERO MASHERS IS IT'S OWN THING TOO (IOCUS)


 

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 06:19 AM

Brilliant. Puts the "Aligned VS the Multiverse" thing Aaron Archer started to rest. I'm a little sad it wasn't designated Primax just to mess with us, but oh well.

 

Also, sneaky 3H reference. Will the Hartman's presence at BotCon '15 lead to Hero Mashers exclusives???


Edited by Gearshift, 10 May 2015 - 06:20 AM.




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