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@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 03:37 AM)

Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.

@  repowers : (11 June 2021 - 11:29 PM)

Bass XO has been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty.

@  Echowarrior : (11 June 2021 - 09:25 PM)

Do not taunt Bass XO.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 June 2021 - 09:02 PM)

Please consult a technician before using Bass XO. Do not operate Bass XO while consuming alcohol.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 June 2021 - 04:48 PM)

Nine out of ten doctors recommend Bass XO. The last doctor is on my list.

@  Dekafox : (11 June 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Bass XO is available at these fine retailers.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 June 2021 - 02:01 AM)

Bass XO is not to be confused with Bay Sexo.

@  Fenix Twilight : (10 June 2021 - 08:38 PM)

It's good to be back, after that outage I think I'll try to post more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 June 2021 - 12:16 PM)

I think Hasbro Pulse is broken. Dang Star Wars nerds!

@  tigerhawk : (10 June 2021 - 04:46 AM)

When I googled 'space bridge' I was disappointed. Maybe in a hundred years.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 June 2021 - 04:05 PM)

Bass XO is backward compatible with the Sega Master System.

@  Donocropolis : (09 June 2021 - 05:37 AM)

Bass XO has 9" long, dagger-like teeth and a 12,000 lb. bite force

@  repowers : (08 June 2021 - 07:26 PM)

Bass XO doesn't feel pain. He can't be reasoned with!

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2021 - 02:57 PM)

Bass XO has no known weaknesses.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Base XO is definitely unstoppable.

@  Donocropolis : (07 June 2021 - 04:30 PM)

What about magnets? No one knows how they work or what they can do.

@  Bass X0 : (07 June 2021 - 02:22 PM)

Yes Cybershark, and now no force in the universe can stop us.

@  Cybersnark : (07 June 2021 - 10:03 AM)

Aaaan we're back!

@  Telly : (06 June 2021 - 09:07 PM)

its alive! AAAALIIIIIIVEEEEEE! *maniacal laugh*

@  repowers : (06 June 2021 - 02:18 PM)

WHAT!!! ALLSPARK!!! you IN LIVE!!!!!!

@  Donocropolis : (06 June 2021 - 01:53 PM)

Indeed. I was missing it.

@  Shockwave 75 : (06 June 2021 - 11:35 AM)

So glad the boards are back!

@  Echowarrior : (06 June 2021 - 07:45 AM)

It's alive! Alive!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 June 2021 - 08:32 PM)

Aw man, I missed this place...

@  Sabrblade : (05 June 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Now here in Manhattan, the spell is broken! And we live again!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (05 June 2021 - 08:16 PM)

Groovy.

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 07:23 PM)

How is everyone

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 06:42 PM)

test

@  tigerhawk : (24 May 2021 - 07:42 AM)

I'm making progress with tweezers. It's no great loss given Dai Atlas minor roles anyway, I really do prefer this mold for Titans Overlord and Sky Shadow,

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 09:57 PM)

Had that happen once. Drilled a 1 mmhole in the peg and superglued a rivet into it for something to pull on.

@  tigerhawk : (22 May 2021 - 09:44 PM)

pliers, superglue, heat, nothing has worked so far but I had to take yesterday off due to pfizer side effects.

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 07:04 AM)

is there enough plastic sticking out to yank it out with pliers?

@  tigerhawk : (21 May 2021 - 01:05 PM)

Oh great my Legends Dai Atlas fell and the gun snapped in two, the handle is stuck in the port on top of the vehicle mode.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:14 AM)

Also, our compound terms are legendary among foreigners, because we throw them together as a single word, with no spaces and usually without hyphens too.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:12 AM)

You can have straightforward sentences that are a literal word-replace translation of stuff like "I go to school", but once you throw in perfect tense and prepositions, you end up with insane constructions where the main verb is at the very end of a very long sentence, so you have to listen to the whole sentence until you have any clue what is going on.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

And I stand by that. German sentence structure can be utterly insane.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

Fun fact: When I was teaching German kids English, I kept telling them that English grammar and especially sentence structure is more logical than German.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

e.g. Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den was by a Chinese guy pointing out the weirdness in his own language, rather than the frustrations of somebody learning Chinese as their second. So English isn't the only case where native speakers might enocunter funky issues.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

Then I shall concede, and retire.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

I'm not sure if that's even all that unique to English.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:07 AM)

Which is why I specified those comparing learning it to learning other languages as a second language.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:04 AM)

And I don't think "ancedotal frustration" means much, considering that every language has complaints from people trying to learn it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:03 AM)

The fact that these stand out certainly makes Japanese "not a smoothie". And it's only consistent within more recent loanwords. Older ones stick out in a different way.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:00 AM)

Even writing them generally in katakana is a consistent treatment, and gives someone learning the language a general expected approach. I'd say the anecdotal frustration with English by those learning it compared to learning other languages as a second language is a demonstration that this sort of consistency and organization was not a valued thing in the past few centuries of the language's development.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

Frankly, it just sounds like you think other languages seem a certain way because you don't look into them all that much.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

It's pretty pervasive in Japanese as well, with how these feature into everyday speech.. And I don't know what you even mean by "deep", since writing them in a particular character set basically calls attention to not just their derivative nature, but their relative recency as well.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 12:25 AM)

Indeed, every language has those artifacts if you examine deeply enough, but in English they're not deep, and they're pervasive.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:56 PM)

like Japanese using three different script types together, and more recent word borrowings tend to be in katakana.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:51 PM)

I don't know what you mean by "cohesively". Borrowings are probably obvious if you know what to look for.


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#41 Dave Zero1

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:33 PM

What happens to Scotland now? They voted to Remain - and aboit a year ago they voted to stay part of the UK. Can't do both. Do they get a follow-up vote to make up their mind once and for all?

 

Scotland isn't an independent nation, and since they voted to remain in the U.K. they are bound by the will of the democracy it inhabits. Furthermore, should scotland leave the UK over this they would lose EU membership for being a new country, and would have to petition the EU to re-join membership. 

 

 

Perhaps I'd better pay for my UW Bruticus before the £'s value goes completely in the toilet.

 

 

Well, given that the Pound Sterling just hit it's lowest mark since 1985...

 

Yes... yes you should have.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:38 PM

Don't worry guys I think I made it.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:46 PM

Dear god.



#44 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:54 PM

I mean I'd say this is how it starts but it's already happening. And by this I mean people collectively going "we've had enough of this, give me something new!"
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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:57 PM

The status quo isn't working and people are lashing out by trying to change things (even things they probably shouldn't) because they're desperate.

It's that frustration that led Britain out of the EU and could easily elect Trump over here.

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Posted 24 June 2016 - 12:15 AM

Yep. I hope America uses this as a lesson but it won't. Actually, it'll be the wrong lesson. Or rather, Americans that vote this way don't give a shit what other countries do. They'll make this same decision on their own. (EDIT and the good people who could stop this will stay home. )

A Syrian civil war is going change the entire world. Nothing like an archduke getting assassinated.

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Posted 24 June 2016 - 12:22 AM

Grexit. Departugal. Italeave. Czechout. Oustria. Finish. Slovakout. Latervia. Byegium.


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Posted 24 June 2016 - 12:36 AM

Can't we all just pitch in and buy an island of our own and become our own nation before the shit really hits the fan.

 

*though I have no money so I'd get left behind. :p*



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 01:04 AM

Can't we all just pitch in and buy an island of our own and become our own nation before the shit really hits the fan.

 

*though I have no money so I'd get left behind. :p*

With what currency?


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Posted 24 June 2016 - 01:24 AM

Grexit. Departugal. Italeave. Czechout. Oustria. Finish. Slovakout. Latervia. Byegium.


This is the kind of innovative forward thinking a crisis like this calls for!
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 24 June 2016 - 01:32 AM

I think the biggest thing we can learn out of this is even if we think an option on a vote definitively won't happen, it still can, and that people need to vote instead of just assuming nothing will go wrong.

 

(Especially given the upcoming candidates in our own election)


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Posted 24 June 2016 - 01:33 AM

I like watching history text books being written as they happen


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Posted 24 June 2016 - 01:34 AM

I think the biggest thing we can learn out of this is even if we think an option on a vote definitively won't happen, it still can, and that people need to vote instead of just assuming nothing will go wrong.

Its already gone "wrong" It should have not gotten as far as it has in the first place


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Posted 24 June 2016 - 02:36 AM

http://www.itv.com/n...-eu-referendum/

 

And David Cameron has officially announced his resignation as PM.

 

Good God, I didn't expect things to move that quickly.



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 02:41 AM

 

Can't we all just pitch in and buy an island of our own and become our own nation before the shit really hits the fan.

 

*though I have no money so I'd get left behind. :p*

With what currency?

 

 

Energon?

 

No seriously.. Find someway to use natural resources to make some kick ass batteries to sell to other countries. ;)



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 02:42 AM

Hey is this vote actually binding to the government? Could it actually just be ignored?

Cameron just resigned, so if the new election ushered in some sane people, could this happen? I mean a few days of actual economic repercussions might change some votes.

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Posted 24 June 2016 - 02:55 AM


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Posted 24 June 2016 - 03:08 AM

I'm surprised that the UK opted out of the EU.

 

Is it wrong my first thought about all this is "Well that's going to take a bite out of the profit margin of Trump's new golf course over there."? Followed closely by "I really hope our Government doesn't do what the President threatened and move Britain to "the back of the queue" in treaty negotiations."



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 03:10 AM

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Posted 24 June 2016 - 03:11 AM

hugging hell, worst day of my life. Literally. My partner won't be able to live with me after 10 years now as she's German and covered by EU freedom of movement laws. I can't say how bad I hugging feel.

And there's the Europe wide (if not global) mega-recession on the way...
 


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