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@  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

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?


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#1381 lastmaximal

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:34 AM

Nothing says we come in peace like brandishing a rifle.

Windblade rides a mechanical bull ride in the form of a large cannon. Eek.

Is that Metroplex speaking to her?

Mistress of Flame THUMP loves punctuating things THUMP THUMP even when she already THUMP did so.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:35 AM

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Huzzah! Now I can complain about it!  :hmm

 

-God, how I hate noble Starscream. It's pure fanwank trash.

-HEY, OPTIMUS, MURDERBLADE, COULD YOU BE ANY LOUDER WHILE SNEAKING INTO THIS FACILITY?

-Optimus: "No killing. Even Starscream". What's with that "even" if Starscream is noble now? Optimus hates fanwank depictions too? 8O

-M.O.F: "They're going to kill us!" How about calling security if you're so concerned?

-M.O.F is so paranoid that she wants to use Enigma on Optimus and his amazing friends... is she the main villain of this story?

-So how about calling the security?

-"Combiners are unstable at best" Since when?

-Unintentionally hilarious cannons.

-"Know YOUR place, city speaker!" *klonk* *klonk*

-"We can't win this battle! Back inside" So, ummm... security?

-Oh, hey, look... Rodimus got torn apart...

 

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:36 AM

So for Victorion having that teaser of being "I'm gonna be the savior of the Universe and show them all a better way." is lookign to be totally pointless at this point. 


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:40 AM

I'm going to assume she shows up at the end of the next episode (which will be a five minute Devastator fight with Windblade, surely) to take out Devastator in one sword swipe to prove how awesome she is, everyone.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:42 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.

Amusingly, Devastator snuck in far more quietly than Optimus and Murderblade.  :wtf


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:47 AM

-God, how I hate noble Starscream. It's pure fanwank trash.


Hate on this version of SS all you want but I don't get how it's fanwank.

 

Fanwank would have been him repeating lines verbatim from TF:TM or the G1 'toon, since those are the fans that Hasbro is supposedly wanking with this production.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:51 AM

I have no faith that it was intentional humour on the writers' parts, but everybody constantly shitting on Starscream despite him having, by all appearances, genuinely become a better person is hilarious.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:55 AM

I have no faith that it was intentional humour on the writers' parts, but everybody constantly shitting on Starscream despite him having, by all appearances, genuinely become a better person is hilarious.

I think it's intentionally set up to get things back to status quo.  Starscream's good -> everyone dumps on Starscream -> Starscream decides to be evil again, re-forms Decepticons with Megatron, The End.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:56 AM

After watching this, I've concluded that Optimus is a idiot, if he really wanted to reason with the council, he shouldn't of recruited Megatron, or is this Optimus on the path to becoming Nemesis prime and wanting to fan the flames of war?


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:00 PM

subtle... Windblade bouncing around -while straddling a big cannon 



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:02 PM

she does like tap tap tapperooo 


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:03 PM

subtle... Windblade bouncing around -while straddling a big cannon 

No, ADULT.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:06 PM

Megatron is the Raul Julia of this series.  He's the only one who seems to be aware that he's featuring in a train wreck and has just decided to have some fun and enjoy the ham.



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:12 PM

 

-God, how I hate noble Starscream. It's pure fanwank trash.


Hate on this version of SS all you want but I don't get how it's fanwank.

 

Fanwank would have been him repeating lines verbatim from TF:TM or the G1 'toon, since those are the fans that Hasbro is supposedly wanking with this production.

 

Making irredeemable villain (who was villainous on his own, no dark side spell of any sort to be broken) into a noble hero is fanwank.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:21 PM

new continuity this Starscream might have little to none of the backstory you're thinking of.

 

:) maybe he just was the Decepticon Junkmail writer in this continuity lol 


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:23 PM

Starscream, Frontier Accountant.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:28 PM

used car salesman .... o_O? heh deep cuts 



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:32 PM

The thing opens with the three of them running in with weapons ready... because they want to TALK.

Mistress of Flame immediately assumes they're there to kill them, not unjustified given the above, but thank God she doesn't go THE ALAAAHRMS again.

Starscream's shoulder seems fine, and he gets blasted solidly at the end and seems totally intact afterwards.

And poor Rodimus. Shows them what they buy into when they use the MP09 as a basis.

Noble Starscream doesn't seem like the fanwank bit -- to me, it's "Megatron messes everything up because remember, he always hated that guy?".


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:34 PM

 

-"Combiners are unstable at best" Since when?

 

calling someone a nerd is OBVIOUSLY a sign of mental instability. plus all that punching they do. no sane bot would just punch away at someone like that! or maybe she meant unstable in the way that menasor was able to be taken apart in so little time by a tiny sword

 

ps. ive found its best to just not give this "show" too much after thought. just take it as it is and move on with your life

 

she does like tap tap tapperooo 

 

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