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@  Paladin : (23 July 2019 - 07:23 AM)

anything burns if it gets hot enough.

@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 07:12 AM)

That's why you should keep your under-the-bed money in gold and silver--that won't burn!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically


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#1361 Benbot

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 07:16 PM

What's embarrassing is that they used the SDCC Devastator.

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 08:41 PM

only thing id complain about is not having the combiners arms movie when they walk


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#1363 Blot

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:28 PM

You save the dramatic head reveal for last!  Ten points deducted from Gryffondor!



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 09:15 AM

 
Was actually kinda okay for the most part. All that's to be said about the acting and framerate has already been said time and again, but neither seemed quite as bad this time around (or maybe I'm just getting used to it).
 
Megatron and Starscream continue to remain the best characters so far, though Rodimus seems to have improved as he's no longer the one who's considering the hasty and hostile decisions (that'd be the Mistress of Flame now, who now seems the most like the show's main "villain", if there needed to be one) and is instead siding with Starscream on trying to seek methods of reason and peace.
 
Though, there was a very odd moment during the battle scene. When Windblade was slicing at one of the cannons, there was this deep disembodied voice who told her "Don't... let this happen." Who said that?! And why was this a thing? It's never brought up again in the episode, nor even really acknowledged that much by Windblade when she hears it. It was just really weird.
 
And then... a random Devastator appears! Uh... okay?
 
Though, I chuckled a bit at his tearing Rodimus's arm off, what with Rodimus being modeled after his MP-9 toy. :p 

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 09:24 AM

not up on the youtube yet... the wait is ki...

 

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 09:29 AM

Hey, stuff actually happened.  They almost should have started with this episode and backtracked to do a "how we got here" storyline.  Would have been better than four episodes of nothing.  And then, of course, Rodimus is probably going to die from random Devastator.  Ugh.


Edited by Spark, 30 August 2016 - 09:30 AM.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 09:34 AM

Mistress of Flame: "Windblade is mean and bad and will kill us! Let's MAKE MONSTERS TO SLAUGHTER THEM FIRST!"

Everyone else: "Uhmmm...."

 

Mistress of Flame: "Nah, just joking. Honest. But let's still totally do exactly that."

 

Everyone else: "Okay."


Edited by NightViper, 30 August 2016 - 09:37 AM.


#1368 Dracula

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 09:35 AM

Got a chuckle out of Optimus and Windblade sneaking and jumping around while Megatron sits on his ass and talks loudly to them.

 

Also got a big Cy-Kill vibe from Meg's "Oh, I lllllove this plan!"


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 09:48 AM

Mistress of Flame: "Windblade is mean and bad and will kill us! Let's MAKE MONSTERS TO SLAUGHTER THEM FIRST!"

Everyone else: "Uhmmm...."

 

Mistress of Flame: "Nah, just joking. Honest. But let's still totally do exactly that."

 

Everyone else: "Okay."

I'm still amused with the disconnect between "Windblade is a murderbeast because Combiners and she's coming to kill us because Combiners so let's make more Combiners."  Perfect plan.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 10:36 AM

Though, there was a very odd moment during the battle scene. When Windblade was slicing at one of the cannons, there was this deep disembodied voice who told her "Don't... let this happen." Who said that?! And why was this a thing? It's never brought up again in the episode, nor even really acknowledged that much by Windblade when she hears it. It was just really weird.

 

im guessing it was metrolplex


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 10:37 AM

That was the closest to good we've had by far. It also had the first moment in the whole show to give me a momentary smile: Megatron's snark at the begining about there being no way this plan will end in tears was actually a good line and decently delivered.

-ZacWilliam, and the action was not terrible. Though Rod's likely fate is depressingly predictable.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 30 August 2016 - 10:37 AM.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 10:48 AM

Got a chuckle out of Optimus and Windblade sneaking and jumping around while Megatron sits on his ass and talks loudly to them.

 

Also got a big Cy-Kill vibe from Meg's "Oh, I lllllove this plan!"

Now that you mention it... Yeah! Megatron is totally acting more like Cy-Kill than G1 Megatron in this show! And more power to him for doing so! :thumbsup


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 10:56 AM

Still no Youtube link? BOO! HISS!



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:00 AM

Hammer goes *doink*.

 

(things finally feel like they're starting then I remember there's 15 mins left to this and I lauuuugh)



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:08 AM

THEY ARE GOING TO KILL US

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:20 AM

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:29 AM

Hammer goes *doink*.

 

Dramatic doinks for emphasis!!!!



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:30 AM

The Mistress' hammer feels like it's too flat.

 

So the theme with Combiners here (hi Devastator) is that they show up from nowhere with zero explanation.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:31 AM

So the theme with Combiners here (hi Devastator) is that they show up from nowhere with zero explanation.

Seems like that's the only way they can get Victorion in here at this late in the game.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:34 AM

The scenes of them sneaking around just seemed like more wasted time. 

Was Windblade hanging-on to the shakey turrets supposed to be funny?  I honestly don't know.

And Machinima forgot to region-lock the youtube version, for now.

Very funny at Rodimus' shoulder though.  There really is no version of that toy that's immune!


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