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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 08 August 2016 - 12:25 PM

Out of curiousity, are you going via this? http://www.japanjour...anga-tour-2016/

 

They have one listed for March that I'm considering.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 12:47 PM

Nope, I pretty much just booked a cheap flight and a capsule hotel. I don't like being whisked around on itineraries. 


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:31 PM

How cheap? I found £3000 as the average.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:33 PM

I'd recommend stopping in at Mamido Burger, but I can't find any references to them that are less than eight years old, so they maaaaay have gone out of business in the interim.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 03:57 PM

I was in Japan in 2006 for a month and a half. If you can stand to spend the time/money, I absolutely recommend visiting Kyoto for at least a day. Anime and robots and toys are cool but Kyoto wasn't bombed in WWII so they still have tons of huge and beautiful shrines/temples. 

 

I second the recommendation of visiting the Ghibli museum. Back in '06 it was a weird process to get tickets - you had to go to certain convenience stores - but I dunno if that's changed.

 

Shop-wise, people mentioned Mandarake and Yodobashi Camera - those are great, I'd also look for Super Potato (games) and stores in the -Off brands (Book-Off, Hobby-Off, Hard-Off) for cool stuff too. There was an amazing little toystore in Akishima-Shi (Tokyo suburb) called Bell House, but it's been a decade and I have no idea if it still exists.

 

Akihabara might make you re-evaluate how much you like Japanese nerd culture. It did for me.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:06 PM

I second the recommendation of visiting the Ghibli museum. Back in '06 it was a weird process to get tickets - you had to go to certain convenience stores - but I dunno if that's changed.

 

Did you see Totoro II?


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:33 PM

 

I second the recommendation of visiting the Ghibli museum. Back in '06 it was a weird process to get tickets - you had to go to certain convenience stores - but I dunno if that's changed.

 

Did you see Totoro II?

 

 

I dunno. Is that one of the short films you can only see in the museum? I did see a film there but it wasn't that.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:34 PM

Stay away from the hornets.  Trust me on this.


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 02:04 AM

How cheap? I found £3000 as the average.

Got a flight for £555, booked it on the 2nd of this month. There are a few change-overs:

Going: 2 hours layover in Frankfurt

Coming back: 2 hours in Kansai, 2 hours in Frankfurt

I'd recommend typing "cheap flights to ___" into Google and using the various search engines there like cheapflights. Also prices might change depending on when you make your booking. I found flights to Tokyo were generally in the 550 - 800 range.

 

Accomodation-wise I'm staying here and it cost me £147 for 5 nights. Then I got a capsule at Haneda (£39) for the last night because I have an early return flight.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 10:04 AM

update: I am in the Japan. Have been for 2 days, despite being delayed by the typhoon. I got to spend that night in a Frankfurt hotel with a lot of Japanese tourists, but it's okay because I made 2 friends there.

 

Been to Harajuku, Meiji jingu and Shibuya on 1st day, met a Jamaican and told him about Japanese trap.

 

2nd day went to Akihabara, lost a day to it, got some nice merch but not too good a scene for Transformers. Great for anything else.

There was a "Gacha Fest" at Akiba train station with a load of gacha machines so I got 2 prizes before I even left. One is a little Danboard and one is a figure doing kancho.

Also got some doujins from Tora no Ana - a hokuto no Ken/Pikachu one and a Transformers one featuring fan redesigns.

The service culture is so great here. I've bowed and been bowed to more times in the past 48 hours than in the previous 24 years of my entire life.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 10:33 AM

Watch out for teenagers with eyepatches.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 11:09 AM

If you go into a resterant, and see a girl with a katana on her hip, and what looks like a well endowed grade-school student, get out of there.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:10 AM

Nakano Broadway is indeed great but I didn't stay too long b/c I didn't want to lose yet another day to all otaku bullshit.

Went to Shinjuku and had lunch in an upstairs bar, then went to the top of the Tokyo Met.

By far the highlight of the day though was when I caught a metal gig at a Live House.

That said though, tomorrow will be my "visiting giant things" day with the Odaiba Gundam and the Roppongi Godzilla.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:25 AM

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:46 AM

I think tours are ideal for first-time travelers. That way you get to see a large variety of sights so you really know what you want to explore by yourself the next time you visit.



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