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@  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

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Three more crashes since I pulled the ram. Verifying the OS now... tonight might be a reinstalling kinda night.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:46 AM)

And thankfully it wasn't totally dead, so it was working on occassion. If the problem is actually solved, I just need to wait and see if the program/system crashes are over.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:45 AM)

Got it. I wound up running the memtest four more times, because of course it's always the last dimm. But I got the culprit. I lost 8 gig, but I'm still at three times the "recommended" amount.

@  Hg Dragon : (07 September 2019 - 11:09 AM)

DL and run MemTest86. It'll help weed out issues. Run 1 stick at a time. Then run a stick that passed in each slot. Will help you find out if it's the RAM or the slot/motherboard

@  Patch : (07 September 2019 - 10:45 AM)

How many RAM sticks do you have total?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 09:57 AM)

Great, two weeks of random BSODs, and I manage to finally work out some ram has gone bad. Just need to work out which one(s) and then I can go from there.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:25 AM)

*just stares*

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 04:27 AM)

My french is rusty but I'd guess Italienne-americain pain du sauce

@  Nevermore : (07 September 2019 - 02:58 AM)

What do they want "pizza" to be called? Crpes superior?

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 01:11 AM)

Are they still suing Italian restaurants for having food that's insufficiently French?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 September 2019 - 10:31 PM)

Not even Quebec likes Quebec?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Quebec's a special case; they just have an insatiable lust for hate

@  Ashley : (06 September 2019 - 07:48 PM)

Those weird language laws are basically anti-everyone. Who does it help to stop certain toys from being sold there?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 04:56 PM)

Canada is one of those rare countries that's paradoxically both anti-business (except for the chosen few) and anti-consumer


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Everything that went wrong with the Transformers: Prime show panel at TFCon Charlotte


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 04:41 AM

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Jeebus, that explains a lot.
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Posted 18 October 2015 - 04:59 AM

Something about this seems... Fishy. A few factors just don't really add up, and the tone of the panel, and the panel presenter being Rik Alvarez...

 

Taken with a grain of salt, for now.


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 05:20 AM

So if this is true it's basically a case where they made a huge deal over that Binder and then those calling the shots just went and ignored it anyway?

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 05:22 AM

Well I know I did.



#5 Chris McFeely

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 05:32 AM

Well that all just seems unnecessarily muck-rake-y.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 05:36 AM

Also they said you guys looked like dorks!


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 06:35 AM

The exact same info could have been presented in a much less gossipy and blame-casting manner. Just list the changes without spending so much time on whose feelings were hurt.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 06:37 AM

Mm-hmn.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 06:57 AM

All of this seems very consistent with what happened, so it's probably accurate.

 

Good to know there are people out there capable of honest self critique.

 

The aligned continuity was always a profoundly bad idea.



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 07:16 AM


This doesn't feel false. It does feel very one point of view and very effused with personal feelings on what happened.

Which basically means I'd say it's not untrue but it feels like other people involved would have other factors to add, seen what was happening other ways, and in a very different, less "negative" light.


-ZacWilliam, feels like this is gonna be fodder for some Aligned haters to take one person's perspective as gospel truth...
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Posted 18 October 2015 - 07:35 AM

I just don't get why so much of the fandom hates Aligned as a concept. Oh no, the horror of looking at everything thus far, taking the strongest ideas, adding cool new ones and planning an evolving multi year epic told across all the platforms for TF fiction. How horrible!

 

There's no denying they failed to make it work but as a concept what is wrong with it? I loved when Prime referenced stuff we'd experienced through the games. I like a lot of what Prime itself did a show and it's given me my current favourite iterations of certain characters. Why do so many people just hate the Aligned idea flat out? Is it any worse than getting rushed out anime shows where the scripts weren't even properly translated?



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 07:51 AM

I have no problem with an aligned continuity but it does require a level of cooperation and communication that few organizations can manage, and I think these slides show it. I feel like regardless of how one-sided this powerpoint seems, it's likely fairly accurate and perhaps Hasbro has learned from it. That's why we see the big push for the new continuity. They're getting everyone into the same room and hashing out plans. AKA the "Marvel Way".

 

The wrench will always be the film studio. They will insist they are the most important part of the production (and monetarily that's the case), and as long as Bay in involved everyone else will be stuck dealing with his general choices.


 
 
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Posted 18 October 2015 - 07:56 AM

The sad thing is Prime itself showed how good the movies could have been minus Bay. You could have had incredible robot slam fests alongside character arcs for humans and robots alike.



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:29 AM

I just don't get why so much of the fandom hates Aligned as a concept. Oh no, the horror of looking at everything thus far, taking the strongest ideas, adding cool new ones and planning an evolving multi year epic told across all the platforms for TF fiction. How horrible!

 

There's no denying they failed to make it work but as a concept what is wrong with it? I loved when Prime referenced stuff we'd experienced through the games. I like a lot of what Prime itself did a show and it's given me my current favourite iterations of certain characters. Why do so many people just hate the Aligned idea flat out? Is it any worse than getting rushed out anime shows where the scripts weren't even properly translated?

Agreed. The idea is strong. I particuarly liked Aligned as a concept because it was essentially Hasbro taking fan head canon and trying to represent that officially. With a stand-alone continuity that drew on the best of all previous continuities.

 

Sadly the thing was NEVER off to a good start. Exodus was supposed to be the novellization of WFC but was completely incompatible. Prime having such a different art style from the games didn't help either. 

They would have needed to get everyone in the same room and on-board from day one. Instead it seems like they tried to stitch a unified continuity out of seperate, desperate elements.

 

I'm not opposed to them giving it another go at some point, but they would need to realise one thing. Leave the live action films out of it. Bay and the studio will always want complete control over that franchise. So you're better off leaving it as its own unique thing. Keep whatever the Aligned continuity is far from it.



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:41 AM

Something about this seems... Fishy. A few factors just don't really add up, and the tone of the panel, and the panel presenter being Rik Alvarez...
 
Taken with a factory of salt, for now.


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:50 AM

well considering this was a presentation by one guy ....it might explain why it wasn't a multi-sourced balanced group opinion

 

<_<

 

"Hey wanna come to our con and talk about what you thought went wrong behind the scenes on Prime?"

 

>_>

 

"Okay sure just let me get in contact with the entire production staff and we'll pair down a list for our presentation."

 

<_< we were kinda just asking if you'd come ...

>_> oh, well it'll just be a list of the stuff I'm still sore over...

 

<_< that'll be fine



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:51 AM

what is B.O.R?


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:54 AM

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:54 AM

Something I find interesting is the presentation takes issue with the idea Rescue Bots is in canon with Prime. It's not impossible to have the two work but for my personal tastes I kinda like hearing that the people who were trying to make things work perhaps didn't care for one of the producers just kinda deciding the two happened together.



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 09:07 AM

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