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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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Posted 16 November 2016 - 12:55 PM

Saw it.

 

It's better than Strange in terms of magic use so I enjoyed it a lot for that.  The romance was cute but almost childish/childlike so slightly took away from the adult feel I wanted.  It was really good with effects and the story.  Slightly annoyed with Tina but loved Queenie.  Special effects heavy but that's expected.  It's an adult fairy tale with an adult setting, a slight adult metaphor with discrimination but Rowling suddenly went for a super simple romance in here.  Not very realistic but very cute, haha.  One of my favorite parts, not the second one though.

On the magic, it's actually got more magical action that Doctor Strange to me, and more than a regular Potter movie too.  I guess American wizards are more free with their powers.  Loved it.  Great variety of magical beasts but I'm annoyed that I can't get everything Eddie mumbles about.  Familiar spells are used, which is awesome for Potter fans

A slight downside for me is Newt is so capable and awesome with creatures that it takes away from Hagrid.  To be fair, Hagrid wasn't a very good caretaker for magical creatures anyhow, haha.  No, Hagrid isn't in the movie.

Loved the effects for the monsters, even biggest one.  The music was very manipulative but admittedly very good too.  Hated the guest star but that's me.


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 11:50 PM

Apparently this features Ghostbusters-style frame breaking in the IMAX 3-D presentation, so I'll likely be seeing it that way as it really enhances the 3-D effect.

 

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 09:33 AM

The Wife and I went and saw it yesterday and we both loved this film! Such a great addition to the Potterverse!


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 08:48 PM

I enjoyed it as well.  I kept myself spoiler free prior to seeing it, so I had no idea what to expect going in, but came out pretty enthusiastic for the rest of the proposed 5-film series.  I found the Harry Potter film series took a while to really find its feet, and I didn't really start liking them until they went with British directors who seemed to have a better understanding of British humor.  The Chris Columbus entries, in particular, I really find grating in some scenes.  This series seems to have hit the ground running, though, and I'm looking forward to the rest.

 

The only thing I didn't really like was

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 08:53 PM

It was alright, and enjoyed it up until the end ruined everything with lame solutions to huge problems. =/

Also Grindelwald looks frikkin' dumb and his reveal was dumb too.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 04:06 AM

Yeah, I hated that cuz Farrel was doing so good. Would that he stayed. He was creepy enough with his treatment of Ezra.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 09:04 AM

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Any idea on who should be a young Dumbledore?


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:45 PM

I'm not long back from the cinema, having seen this film today, in general its a pretty good film, but I kind of felt the ending could of been better, Grindelwald, they should of really reseved him for the sequels than the sudden reveal at the end because it made no real sense to me, there was no real hinting at the fact that guy was Grindelwald, sure he was the bad guy of the film story yet the sudden reveal was pretty boring. His look was also terrible, then again, Voldamort looked terrible as well, mainly because I envisioned a man not a freak, exactly why did anyone follow Voldamort in the first place, surely they must of thought something wrong when they look at his face. Anyway, the film is pretty good to watch, thou I had to sit through nearly 30 min of adverts and trailers for other films, before the main film came on.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:07 PM



 mainly because I envisioned a man not a freak, exactly why did anyone follow Voldamort in the first place, surely they must of thought something wrong when they look at his face. 

 

Voldermort was also a magical genius with a ton of raw power.  And he didn't always look like that... I'm sure he did look human when a lot of his followers first aligned themselves with him, and by the time he looked like a whackjob he'd also proven himself and his abilities to them.  And as we heard many times thoughout the books, as a man he was quite handsome and charismatic.

 

I do agree on Grindelwald, though.  I feel it would've been nice if this series had shown us a different type of dark wizard... after all, they don't all need to have "out there" appearances and whatnot.  I'd have liked Grindelwald to have been a bit more "old-timey" (especially given the era in which this series will take place)... distinguished, a little suave, etc.

 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:01 PM

Voldemort looked the way he did, due to "experiments" and the creation of the horcruxes. 

Most Death Eaters were greedy, arrogant, cowardly little buggers.  Some were just scared, some wanted fame wealth and power, others wanted to dominate muggles and half bloods.  There was also a lot of blackmail going around, and Voldy was a very powerful legimens (essentially could read minds).


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 09:13 AM

Voldy was a very powerful legimens (essentially could read minds).

 

That more likely he reading their faces and their expressions


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 12:56 PM

Is there no Crimes of Grindelwald thread?

Saw it.

It's pretty adult, with the political (Grindelwald) and social issues (OMG, Queenie!). D is very dashing. Way too much love for me but I'm glad Rowling is getting into more serious adult stuff than just romance. Not enough beasts this time sadly. Magical effects are AWESOME. So many characters this time that Newt is overshadowed.

No extra scene at the end. This is really a five movie series?

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:40 PM

How important is it to see the original to enjoy this one?



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:11 PM

I only saw the second trailer but I know the Nagini thing is gonna have a LOT of folks pissed off. 


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:24 PM

How important is it to see the original to enjoy this one?

Important because the antagonists in the first movie carry over.

Saw some cosplayers at the advanced screening so attacked one of them.



Since I didn't see the trailers for Fantastic Beasts 2, I had no idea about Nagini until a lady cosplayer told me who she was dressed up as.


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:22 AM

This opens in theaters tonight! I really need to see if I can book a babysitter for sometime this weekend!


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 10:02 AM

I found the movie really conflicting on both a plot and acting standpoint. I will refrain from major spoilers but will give thoughts of the movie at large.

My biggest complaint is that it seems like the Grindelwald and Dumbledore side plot overshadows the main cast way too much. It focuses so much on expanding the lore of the wizarding world at large that Newt and the rest arent even the stars of the story it feels.

You could almost of given Jude Law and Johnny Depp their own prequel movie. If not for Grindelwalds continued focus on Creedence there really feels like a minimal connection to Whats going on here compared to the last film.

That said there were some great and fun scenes with Newt taming some truly Fantastic Beasts. I actually had fun pointing out a Kappa to my friend at one point in the brief flash of a scene. It just really takes a backseat to the experience of getting the history of the familiar names of the Potter series. Dumbledore, Lastrange, Gindelwald really seems like where we focused. Even with the focus on Nagini in the marketing, she really plays little part in the overall movie.

But as to the acting, I really feel like Depp phoned in Grindelwald. At times it felt like he was going hammy with the Im the bad guy, and others when hes supposed to be the revolutionary leader of the proto Death Eaters he just feels blah. I do think they gave Him an excellent idea for why he feels the Wizarding World should rise up to take over the world at large but I never got him to be anywhere near charismatic enough to be such a convincing leader.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:28 PM

https://slate.com/cu...movie-ever.html

 

lol, this is not the most glowing of reviews


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:59 PM

Dumbledore wasn't on screen a lot but his presence is felt. Newt just wasn't shining through in terms of motivation. It was Queenie whose arc I was most invested in, despite grousing about too much love as a factor.

Kappa, I recognized. But that big thing? Never heard of it before. Why focus on Chinese beasts? Another Chinese market bid?

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