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@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 02:04 PM)

The problem is that many employees just accept their termination, no matter how unjust. Either they don't want to go through the hassle, or because of some lame "I wouldn't want to work there anymore anyways" attitude. Even though i the latter case, they could at least get a settlement out of it, which is still better than "no job and nothing".

@  fourteenwings : (22 November 2019 - 07:32 AM)

"any employer-initiated termination can be countered with a wrongful termination lawsuit within three weeks" By golly gee I do wonder why employers are so keen to make sure they don't get sued.

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 07:01 AM)

It's basically the same as someone tricking you into signing a contract you have no need for. Smart employees with balls just respond to such an offer with "You want to terminate me? For what reason exactly?"

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 07:00 AM)

And on average, a wrongful termination lawsuit, though more of a strain for the employee, will often result in better conditions (worst case: a settlement fee; best case: employment reinstated by the court) than whatever nonsense the employer is putting in the termination agreement.

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 06:58 AM)

That's obviously complete bull. Under German law, any employer-initiated termination can be countered with a wrongful termination lawsuit within three weeks. A termination agreement... is a binding contract.

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 06:57 AM)

A very nasty tactic by many German employers: Inviting an employee to a talk out of the blue, suggesting that things don't look good and a termination (for whatever reason) is about to happen, but they're being "nice" and offer the employee a termination agreement to end the working relationship on "good terms".

@  Ashley : (22 November 2019 - 02:12 AM)

what manufacturer is that? I'm trying to find a US source

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/action-figures-and-playsets/other-action-figures-and-playsets/alien-queen/p/185041

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

I've already found the best toy of 2020: a foot tall, fully articulated (20 points) Alien Queen for a fraction of what Neca or anyone else would charge

@  Telly : (21 November 2019 - 09:46 PM)

no minerva toys until i get my devcon :p

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Paladin keeps saying this every time they reveal another toy of an early character, including the first Earthrise reveals even though that had Micromasters.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 03:20 PM)

I'll concede the Titan Masters, but Magnus Prime is an existing mold, Liokaiser is a set of repaints, and Metalhawk is a repaint and prominently featured in IDW.

@  Cyoti : (21 November 2019 - 12:14 PM)

And Ginrai aka "Magnus Prime, Metalhawk, "Liokaiser", etc. The real characters that Warden actually doesn't know about are the late EuroUK characters like the Turbomasters/Predators

@  Sabrblade : (21 November 2019 - 11:06 AM)

Warden and Friends did give us a Lione (Sawback) and a Shuffler

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 07:26 AM)

Or prominently featured in IDW, or an easy repaint of an existing toy.

@  Paladin : (21 November 2019 - 07:12 AM)

was she in the first 3 seasons of the cartoon? If not then she's on no one's list because they don't think she exists.

@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 12:33 PM

That's how I connected the dots.  Even though they're living in something of a society now, they still have the defensive mechanisms that evolved when they were wild game.



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Posted 11 December 2018 - 01:24 PM

For that matter, it's possible the Ba'ul "domesticated" the Kelpiens (as opposed to that being a "natural" Kelpien village that the Ba'ul simply rolled into and took over).

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:26 AM

New Season 2 trailer for the U.S.:



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:32 PM

I'm feeling pretty good about Ethan Peck's Spock.



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:04 PM

Unfortunately, i've got the opposite reaction. I just do not take to him at all.

The beard does not help either.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 12:43 AM

Having thought Burnham's "Spock needs help" line in the earlier trailer reeked of condescension, I'm glad Spock said in this trailer, "Not everything is your responsibility!"


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:10 AM

Serious question - what does one all get with an All Access subscription? Outside Discovery related content, I mean.

 

Yeah, Season 1 didn't grab me, but Season 2 just might.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 02:06 PM

Having thought Burnham's "Spock needs help" line in the earlier trailer reeked of condescension, I'm glad Spock said in this trailer, "Not everything is your responsibility!"

I really hope she follows that up with "Very well then, we can beam you back into the anomaly."

(After what Desperate Hours established about their relationship, I'd love to see some brother/sister snark between them.)

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:11 PM

Serious question - what does one all get with an All Access subscription? Outside Discovery related content, I mean.

 

Yeah, Season 1 didn't grab me, but Season 2 just might.

 

Looks like live streaming and the back catalog of CBS programming (not limited to the five most recent episodes of current shows like the regular .com).


 
 
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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:08 PM

I resubscribed to CBS AA this weekend (through Amazon this time, not that it seems to matter) and started rewatching season 1.  I wanted to see it again before season 2.  In the first episode, Saru says that his people are treated like livestock, so there's no contradiction with the Short Trek.

 

It's kind of fun to watch it again, knowing what I know about Lorca.  I'm generally feeling more forgiving about the show's flaws now for some reason.  Maybe because now I'm confident that I like it and I'm not nervously waiting on edge for some big thing to destroy my enjoyment.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:24 PM

Speaking for myself, I enjoyed the season. If it wasn't for the not-Klingons (and, no, I will never be convinced that those are Klingons. They don't look like them, and don't really even act like them... where was the honor?), I really wouldn't have any meaningful complaints. (I do think the subtitling was excessive. Whether or not that counts as "meaningful" I leave to others)


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 09:22 PM

 where was the honor?

 

I've covered this earlier, but the honest truth of the matter is Klingon honor isn't a thing outside Klingon Weeaboos like Worf. It's less a cultural thing and more a post-Khitomer rebranding ("Come, experience the new, softer, nicer Klingon Empire. Please trade us the basic commodities that our gross mishandling of our own industrial base make us incapable of producing for ourselves!"). Discommendations were less about the honor aspect and more about asserting political dominance - not just killing a rival, but making them totally beneath you.

 

While I've not seen the first season for myself, from what I gather via summaries is that a lot of the Klingon side of the story revolved around covert, clandestine agents and political maneuvering.

 

I mean, Arne Darvin ("The Trouble with Tribbles/Trials and Tribble-ations") and the whole story plot of the Duras family are pretty much straight up examples of all of that. So it's hardly out of character for them to be a bit more Machiavellian and cut throat.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 10:13 PM

Yeah, the Klingons' behaviour was fine, it was just the needless (and worse, performance-killing) makeup redesign that ruined it.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:37 PM

TOS Klingons were mostly generic mustache-twirling villains.  There was very little information given about Klingon culture.  23rd century Klingon culture is largely a blank slate, which Discovery is writing on.  Certainly a culture can evolve a lot in a century even without a major event like the destruction of Praxis.

 

I won't argue about the Klingon make-up.  I'm not a fan and I'm glad that they seem to be moving back in a more familiar direction with season 2.  L'Rell's new look is much easier to accept.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 05:50 PM

 

 where was the honor?

 

I've covered this earlier, but the honest truth of the matter is Klingon honor isn't a thing outside Klingon Weeaboos like Worf. It's less a cultural thing and more a post-Khitomer rebranding ("Come, experience the new, softer, nicer Klingon Empire. Please trade us the basic commodities that our gross mishandling of our own industrial base make us incapable of producing for ourselves!"). Discommendations were less about the honor aspect and more about asserting political dominance - not just killing a rival, but making them totally beneath you.

 

While I've not seen the first season for myself, from what I gather via summaries is that a lot of the Klingon side of the story revolved around covert, clandestine agents and political maneuvering.

 

I mean, Arne Darvin ("The Trouble with Tribbles/Trials and Tribble-ations") and the whole story plot of the Duras family are pretty much straight up examples of all of that. So it's hardly out of character for them to be a bit more Machiavellian and cut throat.

 

 

If you'd seen the first season of Discovery, I think you'd find your explanation doesn't hold water. While TNG-era Klingons often fell short of their ideals, they still TALKED about honor a lot. A HUGE amount. This was almost (but not quite entirely) absent from Discovery, despite a significant amount of (subtitled) story straight from the (so-called) Klingon POV.

 

For those who want to argue that, this being pre-TOS, the culture might be different... we'll have to see. If Enterprise can make their Vulcans work (if you squint), then I'm sure Discovery can do the same with Klingon culture.


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 05:55 AM

I don't think Discovery makes its Vulcans work.



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 10:30 AM

The post-Enterprise Rise of the Federation novels that I've alluded to before establish that:

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In DSC, the High Council has completely lost power, and T'Kuvma/Voq/L'Rell are a faction trying to use Kahless' tradition to restore the Empire. It would've been cool to justify their look as an attempt at undoing the Qu'Vat virus (via genetic modification), thereby justifying T'Kuvma's whole messianic complex as Kahless Reborn.

What we should've seen is that effort being corrupted either by Hem'Quch, believing that it was their right to lead the Empire, or QuchHa' factions, all angling for their own power. Instead, all we got was Kol (who should've been a QuchHa', justifying his relationship to the Kor seen on TOS/DS9 [possibly a brother or cousin, given their ages]), with his paper-thin power grab for his House.

(This would also have retroactively added some hypocritical irony to Kor's own character, given that he [a QuchHa'] was known to come down on other Klingons who "lacked noble blood.")

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 11:48 AM

I don't think Discovery makes its Vulcans work.

Wasn't talking about them, so I'm not sure what you're saying.



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 01:02 PM

They're all unemployed.



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 09:13 AM

 

I don't think Discovery makes its Vulcans work.

Wasn't talking about them, so I'm not sure what you're saying.

 

 

I'm saying that the 3 Vulcans I've seen in Discovery don't feel like Vulcans to me.

 

Edit - This Spock fellow isn't a Vulcan, as far as my experience tells me.  He certainly isn't the Spock that we've seen hours and hours of for the last 50 years.  It just isn't the same guy at all.


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