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@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2020 - 08:42 AM)

It is. Thankfully, we don't use the thing too often. It was purchased to help take down one tree and spends about 362 days a year sitting in the shop.

@  Darkstream : (08 April 2020 - 08:23 AM)

Sounds tedious

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus


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#1 Shenanigans

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:01 PM

So at the end of this month I'll be spending 7 days in Japan, including my birthday. It's somewhere I've always wanted to visit, and I haven't really had a proper holiday since 2009.

 

Seeing as some of you have been there (or even live there) and share similar interests to me, I was wondering what spots you could recommend, eg. anime themed places, best places for Transformers/mecha related things, or general places where I can have a good time.

 

Yes I'm going to visit the giant Gundam.

 

I'm mainly aiming to stay in Tokyo, although am open to short day trip ideas. General advice is also welcome.

 

Also, any UK fans want me to look out for anything for them while I'm there?


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:04 PM


Yes I'm going to visit the giant Gundam.
 


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:07 PM

This is my own response to Brexit. See you later suckers!

 

Don't worry, I will return with a Gundam of my own and liberate our country from an electorate whose souls are weighed down by gravity.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:13 PM

I'll settle for you bringing back some exclusive waifu merch for me.



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:28 PM

The Ghibli museum is awesome.  It really is like walking into a Miyazaki movie...


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:38 PM

This is my own response to Brexit. See you later suckers!

 

Don't worry, I will return with a Gundam of my own and liberate our country from an electorate whose souls are weighed down by gravity.

 

I'm fairly certain this is how Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory starts.



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:04 PM

So the end of the trip will be an incoherent mess with a twist ending?


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:25 PM

I'd recommend just picking up a Lonely Planet guide. They're pretty good at pointing you to places foreigner-friendly.

 

Oh, but you have to visit a maid cafe if you go to Akiba, it's the rules.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:44 PM

If you're going shopping there, might be worth checking out some of the Mandarake stores in the Tokyo area. Usually can find a whole lot of merch there for cheap.


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:10 AM

I haven't been to Japan personally, but I've heard Nakano Broadway is a good slightly less tourist trap-y alternative to Akihabara, as far as anime/general nerd-ish merchandise goes. Supposedly Akiba's main streets are a little overpriced since they know their reputation, but there are also hidden gems tucked away on side streets.

 

Despite the names, stores like Yodobashi Camera and Bic Camera seem to be the go-to place for new retail items too, Transformers or Gunpla or anything similar.



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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:38 AM

I was in Japan for a week myself once, though I didn't really have that much of a plan. I'd love to go again with a more developed schedule in mind.

 

I basically went to the Tokyo Tower, visited a shrine, went to a bath house, and visited a few random museum/places. The last two days were spent walking around Akihabara, as there is a lot to see there.

 

We would just check out random shops and see what they had. Some would have really good prices, others wouldn't. I suggest you look around at a few shops before buying anything, unless you find a price you are good with. Like I bought the second Mai Hime fighting game for the PSP for 16 bucks. Most of my fun came from just walking around the city and seeing how different the country was to my own.

 

Also, it might have changed now, but I recall a chunk of the buildings in Akihabara being arcades.

 

If I had to give any advice. I'm pretty sure 'tipping' still isn't a thing there. Don't do it as it really can be seen as insulting by some people.

 

Don't be afraid to ask around if you have questions. I was honestly surprised at how many people could speak English.

 

They may not have the best prices, but I really do suggest checking out the 'Gamers' store.

 

Oh, but you have to visit a maid cafe if you go to Akiba, it's the rules.

 

I refused to do this when there, so no it's not.  :D


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 01:52 AM

You have got to visit one of their world-famous firework-laced abandoned rock quarries

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 02:24 AM

We have those here, it's called Doctor Who.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 09:57 AM

Also there always filming something in Tokyo make sure to walk past the shot to get on TV :)


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:56 PM

Also, a couple restaurants to visit:

 

http://nerdemperor.c...-rx-steakhouse/- Billy The Kid steakhouse, run by the actor who played Minami Kotoro aka Kamen Rider Black and Black RX

https://www.tripadvi...ture_Kanto.html- Found this one looking for details on the previous one.

 

*edit*

 

Remembered another one, this one run by the actor who played UltraSeven/Dan Moroboshi:

http://www.scifijapa...t-joli-chapeau/


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:45 AM

I'll settle for you bringing back some exclusive waifu merch for me.

Who even is your waifu anyway?


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:51 AM

What's the criteria?

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:59 AM

They have to return your phonecalls.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:13 AM

Also, a couple restaurants to visit:

 

http://nerdemperor.c...-rx-steakhouse/- Billy The Kid steakhouse, run by the actor who played Minami Kotoro aka Kamen Rider Black and Black RX

https://www.tripadvi...ture_Kanto.html- Found this one looking for details on the previous one.

 

*edit*

 

Remembered another one, this one run by the actor who played UltraSeven/Dan Moroboshi:

http://www.scifijapa...t-joli-chapeau/

So... do japanese actors all go into restaurants when they retire? Cause it's a nice switch from the north american politics/rehab combo.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:39 PM

I recall hearing that Kamen Rider Amazon became a fisherman.



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