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@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 10:04 AM)

That does sound like fun.

@  Dekafox : (23 July 2019 - 09:35 AM)

Fun note: in the US(at least), by default if someone has your routing number and account number off a check, they can pull as much money out as they want with nothing you can do about it until after the fact.

@  Paladin : (23 July 2019 - 07:23 AM)

anything burns if it gets hot enough.

@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 07:12 AM)

That's why you should keep your under-the-bed money in gold and silver--that won't burn!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P


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#941 Powered Convoy

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 06:48 AM

Go! was fun for the combining gimmick and being able to combine Kenzan, Gekisoumaru, and Optimus together.  I bought those figures and those versions of the Beast Hunter molds rather than any of the domestic versions (short of Magnus).


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 08:35 AM

I actually entirely forgot that he had a "dragon" mode.


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 08:53 AM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure we don't need a second Go.

 

But the Autobot toys could basically hold entire conversations with you!


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 08:57 AM

Go Optimus had three modes:  Robot, train, and absolutely friggin' nothing.  It was a half-transformed mess with some stuff pegged on.  It made absolutely no coherent sense.  Not even "dragon train" describes it.  It's a pile of parts.  All it succeeds at is creating self-loathing.  

 

When I gave mine to LV!, I think I tried to pay him.

 

I had to go check pictures to see it but it seems to be some sort of dragony thing to me. It's got a dragon head and claws. Seems dragon-y train-y enough.


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 12:49 PM

Optimus Exprime is by a wide margin the worst of a bad set of toys. (His "dragon" mode is made almost entirely of separate parts you have to stick on, and they don't even manage to make the kibble look like actual animal parts! I guess it's because they also have to transform into helmets and shields that don't look like shields.)

 

An enjoyable diversion if you absolutely love combining, points to them for not being old guys or homages to old guys (except Exprime, natch), but they deserve all of the zero fan interest they have.



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 01:07 PM

Optimus Exprime is by a wide margin the worst of a bad set of toys. (His "dragon" mode is made almost entirely of separate parts you have to stick on, and they don't even manage to make the kibble look like actual animal parts! I guess it's because they also have to transform into helmets and shields that don't look like shields.)

 

It's entirely possible that my love of Exprime on principle would drop to nothing if I got within ten feet of his toy, this is true.


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 03:13 PM

Definite purchases: ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.

 

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 07:55 PM

Go Optimus had three modes:  Robot, train, and absolutely friggin' nothing.  It was a half-transformed mess with some stuff pegged on.  It made absolutely no coherent sense.  Not even "dragon train" describes it.  It's a pile of parts.  All it succeeds at is creating self-loathing.  
 
When I gave mine to LV!, I think I tried to pay him.

 
I had to go check pictures to see it but it seems to be some sort of dragony thing to me. It's got a dragon head and claws. Seems dragon-y train-y enough.

That's about as dragony as he gets, yes. That's why you add those parts on. It'd presumably have the same effect if you glued them onto a pack of cigarettes.


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 08:40 PM

If people have "Zero Interest" in Transformers Go then please feel free to sell me your toys for pennies.

 

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The only reason I don't gush about it is I consider it an natural Extension of Transformers Prime - so just as I don't often bring up Transformers Beast Wars 2nd and Neo - it's the same thing -I it doesn't mean I'm not interested - it just means it's implied like Beast Hunters is Implied in Transformers Prime too.

 

Or how one might be talking about RID-2001 or Car Robots but other things could be implied or inferred in conversations like certain Universe branded items for example.

 

Lots of people forget that Supreme Optimus Primal was an RID toy or that RID morphed into a Repaint brand that was a natural predecessor of Universe 1.0.

 

But just because someone doesn't mention something doesn't mean a lack of interest - I barely mention Alternity but I'm still interested in it.

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Anyway I'm not suggesting anyone Buys EXPrime unless they like combiners, like to collect Voyager scale Optimus Prime toys or really like Trains - but those are 3 plenty good enough reasons to consider him - even if the Dragon mode sucks.


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 08:46 PM

 

 

Go Optimus had three modes:  Robot, train, and absolutely friggin' nothing.  It was a half-transformed mess with some stuff pegged on.  It made absolutely no coherent sense.  Not even "dragon train" describes it.  It's a pile of parts.  All it succeeds at is creating self-loathing.  
 
When I gave mine to LV!, I think I tried to pay him.

 
I had to go check pictures to see it but it seems to be some sort of dragony thing to me. It's got a dragon head and claws. Seems dragon-y train-y enough.

That's about as dragony as he gets, yes. That's why you add those parts on. It'd presumably have the same effect if you glued them onto a pack of cigarettes.

 

If only the toy had looked this good:

 

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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 10:07 PM

If people have "Zero Interest" in Transformers Go then please feel free to sell me your toys for pennies.


This is like some crappy attempt at playing semantics.