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@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive þorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 May 2021 - 04:49 AM)

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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 May 2021 - 11:46 PM)

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@  Telly : (13 May 2021 - 09:08 PM)

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@  CORVUS : (13 May 2021 - 08:54 PM)

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@  Trigggerr : (13 May 2021 - 07:46 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.


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#1121 Paladin

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 04:16 PM

can't recall any instance of a cop mistaking a taser when it came time to bring in white kids with AR-15's...


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Posted 13 April 2021 - 04:47 PM

Most departments have policy regarding carrying your taser on your offhand side, sometimes set up for cross draw with the dominant hand, sometimes with a traditional draw with the off hand. Either way it is done to provide a completely different location and draw stroke to prevent accidentally drawing the wrong one. I have not watched the video to see if we can tell how she is carrying hers, and I don't know what this department's specific policy is.
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Posted 13 April 2021 - 04:48 PM

I can't post it right now, since I'm at work and they have twitter blocked(and I'm not going to try and find the tweet thread in my tablet on the default twitter site) but I saw a thread this morning from a former corrections officer(I believe it was) and he pointed out the way the safety catch works on both weapons is completely different, at least in the examples he showed.  The relevant pistol has its safety built into the trigger, while the taser example had a thumb switch. Shouldn't they have realized that they had the wrong weapon when they went to thumb the safety off and there was nothing there?  Or were they walking around with the safety off?  Or does the models this officer were issues happen to have the exact same safety mechanism(as I can't go find the original message I saw right now to share it so I'm going off memory)?

 

It at least seems like it should have been a "OH SHI- grabbed the wrong thing" moment, especially if they had several seconds before firing like Fnu said.



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 05:58 PM

Guns are also significantly heavier. Even plastic Glocks.

 

And also usually not bright yellow.

 

Also strong side draw and cross draw feel very different. Try it. Repeatedly. See if your shoulder notices which one you're doing.


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Posted 13 April 2021 - 06:16 PM

After watching the clip on the nightly news, I'm willing to agree with "accident" as she sounded genuinely surprised once she realized she shot him. I do believe this is yet another systemic failure. Inherent overreaction due to race interaction and incredibly poor training.


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#1126 Dekafox

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 06:30 PM

Looking for the one I mentioned that covered the safeties, I found this gem:

 

 

 

 

Doesn't sounds like the weight difference would have been enough, if that's accurate... and it also sounds liek taser training really needs to be ramped up heavily if it's becoming a matter of muscle memory causing issues(which could explain the safety thing).

ANd of course I can't find the tweet now - my feeds flooded with portfolio posts for portfolio day... but I did find a similar one that shows the taser and Glock and the safety difference.

 

 



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 06:58 PM

I'd long-since forgotten about the trigger-safety found on so many models of Glock pistols. 

 

Horrible, HORRIBLE training, combined with race-based panic. 

 

I'm so, SO tired of this shit, and I'm so white I'm clear. I cannot possibly imagine how bone-tired people of color are. 


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Posted 14 April 2021 - 04:15 PM

Her getting charged is 100% because she's a woman. She makes the perfect scapegoat. 



#1130 CORVUS

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 05:11 PM

Sadly, I'm forced to agree. 


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Posted 15 April 2021 - 10:26 PM

Here I figured it was because they didn't want more riots in a city already on edge due to the trial.



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Posted 16 April 2021 - 01:23 AM

You give them far too much credit.


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Posted 16 April 2021 - 06:49 AM

Here I figured it was because they didn't want more riots in a city already on edge due to the trial.

The cops want more riots. It gives them more options and excuses to get violent on minorities.


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Posted 16 April 2021 - 07:41 AM

As this thread demonstrates, cops don't need excuses to get violent on minorities.



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Posted 16 April 2021 - 08:50 AM

They don't "need" them, but really enjoy themselves when they have them..

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 10:32 AM

I misspoke: I meant more options for justification for their violence. They need some damn good excuses these days for their actions, what with everyone carrying cameras and super computers in their pockets.


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Posted 16 April 2021 - 11:22 AM

As if getting caught has actually made any difference.

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 09:22 PM

Not sure where to put this fatalistic sentiment in light of everything, so I'll just put it here.

 

For all the aggressive insistence that the United States is a Christian Nation, the Altar of Moloch seems drenched in fresh blood daily.



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Posted 19 April 2021 - 06:20 PM


Florida's governor has signed a law that he called the "strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement measure in the country." The law was written in response to protests around the country following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. It provides new protections for police and increases the penalties for people who take part in property damage or violence during protests.

 

At the bill signing Monday, DeSantis said, "If you riot, if you loot, if you harm others, particularly if you harm a law enforcement officer during one of these violent assemblies, you're going to jail."

The law increases penalties for protesters who block roadways or deface public monuments. It creates a new crime, "mob intimidation." And it requires that anyone arrested at a protest be denied bail until their first court appearance, likely making for overnight jail stays. https://www.npr.org/...rce=twitter.com

 

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