Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza


Photo
* * * * - 4 votes

Space Discoveries Thread


493 replies to this topic

#481 2019

2019

    Merciless.

  • Citizen
  • 42884 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Freezing Tropics

Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:21 AM

ZIenEt8.jpg

 

So hey, here's a couple of uninteresting smudges. The one on the left is Kuiper Belt Object 2012 HZ84 and the right one is 2012 HE85.

 

Boring on their own, but worth noting- they were taken by New Horizons at like 3.79 billion miles from Earth, making them the most distant photographs ever taken.


PM me if you're bored!


#482 K Gatzby

K Gatzby

    Mew.

  • Supporter
  • 4760 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
  • Faction::Vehicon

Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:58 PM

Very cool, but not as emotionally-devastating as Voyager 1's Pale Blue Dot.

 

PIA00452_modest.jpg


Edited by K Gatzby, 14 February 2018 - 04:00 PM.

Signatures are overrated.

#483 2019

2019

    Merciless.

  • Citizen
  • 42884 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Freezing Tropics

Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:43 PM

Perhaps, but this was taken from far further away.


PM me if you're bored!


#484 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Off model.

  • Supporter
  • 49977 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Web Exclusive!
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:50 PM

Yeah, just different things. It's intriguing for very different reasons having a camera out in the Kuiper Belt taking pictures of the locals.


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?

 


#485 2019

2019

    Merciless.

  • Citizen
  • 42884 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Freezing Tropics

Posted 18 February 2018 - 06:07 AM

 

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), at Mars since 2006, put itself into a precautionary standby mode on Feb. 15 in response to sensing an unexpectedly low battery voltage.

The orbiter is solar-powered but relies on a pair of nickel-hydrogen batteries during periods when it is in the shadow of Mars for a portion of each orbit. The two are used together, maintaining almost identical charge during normal operations.

The spacecraft remains in communication with Earth and has been maintaining safe, stable temperatures and power, but has suspended its science observations and its service as a communications relay for Mars rovers. Normal voltage has been restored, and the spacecraft is being monitored continuously until the troubleshooting is complete.

"We're in the diagnostic stage, to better understand the behavior of the batteries and ways to give ourselves more options for managing them in the future," said MRO Project Manager Dan Johnston of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. "We will restore MRO's service as a relay for other missions as soon as we can do so with confidence in spacecraft safety -- likely in about one week. After that, we will resume science observations."

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter entered orbit around the Red Planet on March 10, 2006. Since then, it has returned more data than all other past and current interplanetary missions combined, with a tally of more than 317 terabits so far.

The mission met all its science goals in a two-year primary science phase. Five extensions, the latest beginning in 2016, have added to the science returns. The longevity of the mission has given researchers tools to study seasonal and longer-term changes on Mars. Among other current activities, the orbiter is examining possible landing sites for future missions to Mars and relaying communications to Earth from NASA's two active Mars rovers.


PM me if you're bored!


#486 2019

2019

    Merciless.

  • Citizen
  • 42884 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Freezing Tropics

Posted 01 March 2018 - 03:47 AM


PM me if you're bored!


#487 Paladin

Paladin

    Have Zord, Will Travel

  • Citizen
  • 12176 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canton, Michigan
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 25 April 2018 - 12:26 PM

so, turns out Uranus stinks.

 

http://torontosun.co...ike-rotten-eggs

 


Researchers confirmed Monday the seventh planet from the sun has an upper atmosphere full of one of the smelliest chemicals known to humans, hydrogen sulfide, according to study published by Nature Astronomy.

The odorous gas is what gives rotten eggs – and human flatulence – their distinctive and unpleasant smell. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people can smell the gas when it makes up as little as three out of every billion molecules in the air, so imagine what being surrounded by clouds of the stuff would smell like.


Stuff for sale; every little bit helps. :) https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/143212-for-sale-3p-mp-potp-super-sentai-stuff TWITTER: Paladin4221

#488 Ironbite

Ironbite

    I might be a touch....angry

  • Supporter
  • 27952 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Between the cracks in your wall
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:37 PM

A gas planet made up of mostly methane stinks?

 

Ironbite-my word!


xC9l3eY.gif


#489 Ryougabot

Ryougabot
  • Citizen
  • 1931 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:03 PM

ZIenEt8.jpg

 

So hey, here's a couple of uninteresting smudges. The one on the left is Kuiper Belt Object 2012 HZ84 and the right one is 2012 HE85.

 

Boring on their own, but worth noting- they were taken by New Horizons at like 3.79 billion miles from Earth, making them the most distant photographs ever taken.

I never realized how many objects were in the Kuiper Belt.

Attached Thumbnails

  • maxresdefault.jpg

"Expect me when I arrive" - G'kar
Ryougabot

#490 SHIELD Agent 47

SHIELD Agent 47

    Skull Leader

  • Retired Staff
  • 9743 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:地球
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 14 April 2019 - 02:55 AM

I take it everyone here has been abuzz with seeing the photo of the black hole at the core of Messier 87.

 

https://www.theguard...ce-breakthrough

 

https://www.nytimes....le-picture.html

 

https://www.popularm...ack-hole-photo/

 

tnqBSWV.jpg


遊び終わ。- ブレラ・スターン少佐西暦2059年

 

Visit the Transformers Wiki and the IDW Hasbro Wiki!

 

 


#491 Telly

Telly

    Killing forums since 1999!

  • Retired Staff
  • 8054 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 14 April 2019 - 02:41 PM

Im surprised it took this long to be posted. I was going to post it but figured someone else would, and then i forgot about it lol
When I die I will surely go to Heaven for i spent my life in Hell

#492 Cybersnark

Cybersnark

    Sorry I'm late. Had to get my powersuit.

  • Citizen
  • 11249 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:22 PM

We were all slowed down by the time dilation.

#493 Nutjob R/T

Nutjob R/T

    I love this thread.

  • Citizen
  • 25268 posts
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:38 PM

That's so damn freaky, once you understand what you're looking at. It's brighter at one side because that's the side advancing toward you, the hot gases are orbiting at such a massive fraction of c that it's doppler fading the light. And we're basically seeing it twisted inside out.
Here this is a smart guy saying smart things


Earth is Kill because Santa.

#494 Coglestop

Coglestop

    1/8th Penguin

  • Citizen
  • 5385 posts

Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:15 PM

In other news, our nearest celestial neighbor may have a second terrestrial planet orbiting it.  Exciting time to be alive, astronomically speaking at least.





Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users