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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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#21 Broadside

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:23 PM

What ties are you referring to?  If being friends with people who work from FunPub is "ties to Fun Publications" then a lot of us have ties to them.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:28 PM

In addition, I'm pretty sure he's previously done some hand painted mockups for BotCon exclusives (definitely at least the Vehicon redeco Decepticon Clones troop builder from 2014 which he posted online after the show, but possibly more.)​ please disregarrrrddddd I'm not saying that I don't have ties; I wrote an Ask Vector Prime answer. Just that his almost identical pro Fun Pub response twice... I dunno, it just rubbed me the wrong way.

 

It was a bad response on my part to directly call it out, though. He's a member of the forum and he should be able to express his opinion like anyone else. Sorry, Randy.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:32 PM

First, why is this announcement tied to the name "Cybertron Con"?  That name isn't mentioned in the press release.

 

Second, it sounds like an entirely different sort of thing than Botcon.  I doubt it has any impact.

Because Powered Convoy is Chicken Littling about it.  I'm pretty sure these don't actually impact each other, at least until I hear otherwise.

 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:34 PM

Yeah, this is pretty much looking to be a bigger version of what it already was.


 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:42 PM

In addition, I'm pretty sure he's previously done some hand painted mockups for BotCon exclusives (definitely at least the Vehicon redeco Decepticon Clones troop builder from 2014 which he posted online after the show, but possibly more.) I'm not saying that I don't have ties; I wrote an Ask Vector Prime answer. Just that his almost identical pro Fun Pub response twice... I dunno, it just rubbed me the wrong way.

 

It was a bad response on my part to directly call it out, though. He's a member of the forum and he should be able to express his opinion like anyone else. Sorry, Randy.

 

Whoa there. Slow down, turbo. You are incorrect regarding the "mockups". Those were customs done by Cheets prior to the convention. If you're gonna call someone out, at least have the facts in order. 

 

Bonus comment: You'll not find a Fun Pub contributor more likely to call out decencies in the way they operate sometimes than I, but I agree with Randy that losing a dedicated yearly convention to these exhibitions would be a loss. 


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#26 gearshift

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:46 PM

Yikes, I screwed up! Double apologies are in order.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:57 PM

I'm not seeing a mixup of Exhibition and Convention. After all, the "Con" in Club Con didn't mean Convention. ;)
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Posted 18 November 2015 - 06:01 PM

Maybe the club will have to rent the license from this new company instead of Hasbro.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 10:35 PM

I think the answer is kinda staring us in the face, it says Cybertron CON. Sounds like a convention to me.

#30 Chip

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:55 AM

If BotCon and the TCC are gone due to this agreement, it's we as fans who have really lost out.
 
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I don't agree. We'll still have fan run conventions, and without a proper official con to support I would expect more chances for Hasbro presence at those. It's hard for me to see Fun Pub as anything but an obstacle at this point.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:07 AM

There seems to be a lot of inter-related news of this kind the last few days :

 

http://news.tfw2005....as-strip-305584

 

http://news.tfw2005....perience-305563

 

http://news.tfw2005....ibitions-305546

 

http://news.tfw2005....tron-con-305167

 

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All I can ponder is things like the Star Wars Celebration that kind of are a Convention and a exhibition and other things - so if "Exhibitions" get big enough it seems that they will step on Funpubs toes in some ways even if it's just by virtue of how these events actually are.

 

I guess we will get some idea of what they might be like by looking at the previous smaller ones but all at what happens with the Marvel license they also hold.

 

If I was Funpub right now - I wouldn't be ordering that new Swimming pool right now.



#32 Chip

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:17 AM

To expand a little bit on my earlier post, BotCon isn't the fan convention it used to be. It can't be; the brand has grown too much for an official convention to feel remotely like the BotCon of old. So it exists in this grey area between a big mainstream event like these expos, and a fan centered event like you can now only get from unofficial shows. I think Fun Pub, despite the outward hostility to fan concerns and the continued bigotry that's guaranteed I will never bring my family to one of their shows, did an admirable job of navigating the changes that the brand has seen in the last 10 years. I'm just not convinced that they still have a satisfying niche.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:29 AM

 

If BotCon and the TCC are gone due to this agreement, it's we as fans who have really lost out.
 
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I don't agree. We'll still have fan run conventions, and without a proper official con to support I would expect more chances for Hasbro presence at those. It's hard for me to see Fun Pub as anything but an obstacle at this point.

 

 

Hasbro may have more of a presence at things like NYCC and SDCC, but I doubt you'd ever see them at anything smaller than that if BotCon were to go away.  You probably won't see them at things like DairyCon or TFCon.

 

If this eliminates both BotCon and the TCC, we aren't nearly as likely to see things like Krok, Nightracer, Nacelle, Banzaitron, Leozack, Needlenose, Spinister, Impactor, Dreadwind, Serptent O.R., Scorponok, Protoform X, Ultra Mammoth, etc etc etc ever at retail.

 

Granted some of those characters have had retail presence over the last few years, but none of them in are nearly as nice as the FP produced versions.

 

I think we'll have lost a pretty great thing if this is the case.

 

I also know that if BotCon no longer exists, and I'm sure others may run into similar situations, there are probably a lot of friends I may never cross paths with again.  As surely there is always the Internet and the like, but there's nothing like a convention like BotCon (which honestly I'm sure is probably the only convention a lot of them go to) to draw these friends in across the country. 

 

Or even if say I do cross paths with friends from the west coast or middle of the country, it will never be as a group of friends but as individuals.  As as much as I dig the exclusives, the previews, and the guests at BotCon, as of late it's really for catching up with old friends in person that I now enjoy the most.  :)

 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:32 AM

http://www.lfpress.c...las-vegas-strip

 

LAS VEGAS -- Batman has his bat cave. Superman has his fortress of solitude. And soon the Avengers and a team of Transformers will call a corner on the Las Vegas Strip home.

Treasure Island casino-hotel has leased 28,000 square feet above a CVS drugstore to Victory Hill Exhibitions to create immersive displays dedicated to the pop-culture brands.

The 10-year lease includes $2 million in tenant improvements to the corner space on Las Vegas Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road.

Victory Hill ended its 18-month run at the Discovery Times Square space in New York where it offered its Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit. The Transformers exhibit is exclusive to Las Vegas and is still in development.

The exhibit is expected to open by March or April. Company officials haven't decided on an admission price.



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:37 AM

I find the detail of "above a CVS drugstore" delightful for no reason I can explicate.



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:57 AM

Huh, if Hasbro are trying to claim that they can licence "exhibits" separately from from exclusive "convention" rights that's... almost hilariously duplicitous. But FP couldn't sue over what's a clear breach of contract, because then their license would be pulled over the many good reasons Hasbro would have a reason to do so.

 

I'd almost feel sorry for them being on the receiving end of such a dysfunctional business relationship, if it wasn't the exact same as their entire business model for the international fandom.



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 12:12 PM

There's a full press release here

It's a "walk-through exhibit" with 3D video and projections and animatronics and stuff, which isn't at all cutting in on Fun Pub's collector-aimed weekend convention?

It sounds like Transformers: The Ride, just without it being a ride.

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#38 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 12:44 PM

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 01:03 PM

Does this mean any potential Hasbro-sponsored convention in 2017 will be held in Vegas? :)

 

I almost imagine this to be the TF equivalent of "The Star Trek Experience" sans makeup and costuming.

 

"Join forces with Optimus Prime and his newly-recruited team of All-S.TA.R.S. to.help him take down the evil Leader of the Decepticons in an immersive, pulse-pounding battle you won't soon forget!"

 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 01:11 PM

I never made it to the Star Trek Experience, so all I know about it is Quark's bar.

 

...Swerve's is surely too much to hope for, right?