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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)

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@  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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#621 Telly

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:47 PM

where the Wii was featured in woman lifestyle magazines and so on.

 

i missed it. mainly cause i dont read woman lifestyle magazines....


Edited by Telly, 19 November 2015 - 01:18 AM.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 11:20 PM

Did you miss that part of the Wii and DS's life cycle where there was a flood of adverts with woman in them aimed at woman. where the Wii was featured in woman lifestyle magazines and so on.

"Expanding to an additional audience" =/= "aiming the product specifically at that audience".

Or did you miss every other ad for the Wii and DS? They were trying to appeal to everyone, regardless of age or gender. (And generally succeeding.)



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 11:28 PM

 

Did you miss that part of the Wii and DS's life cycle where there was a flood of adverts with woman in them aimed at woman. where the Wii was featured in woman lifestyle magazines and so on.

"Expanding to an additional audience" =/= "aiming the product specifically at that audience".

Or did you miss every other ad for the Wii and DS? They were trying to appeal to everyone, regardless of age or gender. (And generally succeeding.)

 

 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 12:00 AM

 

Did you miss that part of the Wii and DS's life cycle where there was a flood of adverts with woman in them aimed at woman. where the Wii was featured in woman lifestyle magazines and so on.

"Expanding to an additional audience" =/= "aiming the product specifically at that audience".

Or did you miss every other ad for the Wii and DS? They were trying to appeal to everyone, regardless of age or gender. (And generally succeeding.)

 

You can't appeal to multiple markets at the same time! That would be like if Transformers had a line targeting toddlers, another targeting kids, and still another targeting adult collectors! Stop being so absurd!


Edited by Lukeblast, 19 November 2015 - 12:01 AM.


#625 LV!

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 12:32 AM

Luke, those lines are all targeting adult collectors. It's just that the toddler and kid lines suck at it and are stupid and for babies. Hasbro doesn't get what we want.



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:24 AM

Mighty Maximal sure is trying really hard to fill the void left by Deathy.
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Posted 19 November 2015 - 08:21 AM

A future, I'd say not THE future.

I don't think anyone ever believed that the Movie folks would give a rat's pink toenail about any Hasbro Binder.

And Aaron Archer seems like he had his head on straight enough to know that this was only ever a "for now" thing and that a lot of licensees, toons and comics going forward were going to need to be free to be creative, tell their own stories and make their own art designs. He pretty much said so at the time.

-ZacWilliam, basically I don't think this "plan" was ever as absolute a plan as you seem to be arguing. Not to folks who actually understood how things work.


Same way as how the Ultimate Guide was all things canon about everything... until Dreamwave was no more and suddenly, it wasn't.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 08:38 AM

if Hasbro doesn't abandon its "let's make bad Chinese KO-like toys dumbed down for very young kids" approach.

 
You really just--
 

proper Deluxes/Voyagers/Leaders

 
--you know what? Never mind.

 
I wanna play!
 

if Hasbro doesn't abandon its "let's make bad Chinese KO-like toys dumbed down for very young kids" approach.


 
Erm... Transformers are all made in China. Says it right there on each one. EVERY SINGLE ONE. Well, now they're mostly made in Vietnam. But they most if not all come out of China dude. And Vietnam. I think one or two came from Malaysia. Is that a bird?? :wtf
 

proper Deluxes/Voyagers/Leaders


 
This seems to boil down to just aesthetic preferences. Hasbro made RiD for kids. That's not going to change. They made Combiner Wars for us. So.... yeah. :)


YES. Hasbro makes toys for kids.
They did that with Armada. With Energon. With Cybertron. With Animated. With Prime.

Now PLEASE, go and put down one Deluxe toy from each line, and put them next to a RID or AOE one-step-changer.
Please do that. Then come back and tell me that a 5-year old when shown the same line-up would choose THAT toy.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 08:42 AM

 

if Hasbro doesn't abandon its "let's make bad Chinese KO-like toys dumbed down for very young kids" approach.

 
You really just--
 

proper Deluxes/Voyagers/Leaders

 
--you know what? Never mind.

 


You know what? Next time I'll too quote YOU out of context.
You ommitted THIS:

 

If I was a kid today, I would want a poseable representation of the character I see doing cool moves on the TV show - not a brick with all the articulation of Powermaster Prime.

And please, pray tell why the scrap is wrong to expect proper articulation for toys that are the same size and same price as toys made by the SAME company 1 year ago that had much better articulation? Kids like to play with toys with good articulation that can be posed well. Even when I was a kid, my classmates mocked the 5-point articulation SW toys for not having the same articulation as a GI Joe toy.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:28 AM

Wow. Your class mates were JERKS! Thank god Hasbro doesn't make toys for bullies.



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:32 AM

YES. Hasbro makes toys for kids.
They did that with Armada. With Energon. With Cybertron. With Animated. With Prime.

Now PLEASE, go and put down one Deluxe toy from each line, and put them next to a RID or AOE one-step-changer.
Please do that. Then come back and tell me that a 5-year old when shown the same line-up would choose THAT toy.

Sure, if you insist on ignoring the actual Deluxes and Deluxe-equivalent toys from AOE and RID, then the one-steps are proof of an inferior line somehow.

 

I'm not sure how that makes any sort of point... you know, because it isn't one.


Edited by Lukeblast, 19 November 2015 - 12:23 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:44 AM

I think we're missing the point that Hasbro's target audience is younger nowadays because entire age brackets of kids who used to play with toys are now glued to their tablets and smartphones. 


Edited by unluckiness, 19 November 2015 - 10:45 AM.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:44 AM

Eventually the only transformers left to buy will be ones that already exist and the secondary market will be the only place to get them.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:48 AM

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to buy.



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:49 AM

Hey, Lego's managed to work their play pattern into a video game, I don't see why the same can't be done with Transformers.

Actually, that's already kind of what they're doing, with the toys-to-app scanning. It's not quite Amiibo/Skylanders/Lego Dimensions yet, though.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 12:13 PM

I think we're missing the point that Hasbro's target audience is younger nowadays because entire age brackets of kids who used to play with toys are now glued to their tablets and smartphones.

That's been mentioned several times, but it doesn't really stop the "But when I was a kid..." posts.

Edited by Creedence, 19 November 2015 - 12:14 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 12:45 PM

 

I think we're missing the point that Hasbro's target audience is younger nowadays because entire age brackets of kids who used to play with toys are now glued to their tablets and smartphones.

That's been mentioned several times, but it doesn't really stop the "But when I was a kid..." posts.

 

The full argument seems to be "when I was a kid the toys didn't suck as much as they do now", which when stated always makes me wonder if the person has objectively looked at G1 toys. I'm not denying that there are some crappy toys out there now, and yes let's call them that if they are. At the same time though, there have been some crappy toys since the beginning and we're all here anyway. Some one-steps are not going to RUINED FOREVER anything.

 

The separate/addendum argument of "Hasbro is stupid for not marketing the lines explicitly for kids to the adult fandom" is just... it's silly right on the face of it. How is someone supposed to take "Playskool bitchslaps the adult collector" seriously? If you like the kids lines, then buy the toys in them you like. If you don't like the toys in the kids lines... honestly, we're pretty much in "tough shit" territory here. They weren't made with you in mind and WHAT ABOUT MEEEE isn't a compelling reason to change that.


Edited by Lukeblast, 19 November 2015 - 12:51 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 02:55 PM

 

 

I think we're missing the point that Hasbro's target audience is younger nowadays because entire age brackets of kids who used to play with toys are now glued to their tablets and smartphones.

That's been mentioned several times, but it doesn't really stop the "But when I was a kid..." posts.

 

The full argument seems to be "when I was a kid the toys didn't suck as much as they do now", which when stated always makes me wonder if the person has objectively looked at G1 toys.

 

What if some of the people making the argument aren't referring to G1 if it wasn't what they grew up on?


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 03:57 PM

See "target audience is younger".


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 04:12 PM

I would think the one steps are better compared to stuff like the Activators and whatnot.

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The need for accommodation isnt a special need. Its a basic human right. Its a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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