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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:25 PM)

I could handle going back to not existing. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 01:14 PM)

Life is the brief recess we get from not existing before going back to not existing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:10 PM)

Nah.. Life is simply the precursor to death.

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 12:41 PM)

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 November 2017 - 08:37 AM)

You won't be at school or work anymore... so mitigated success.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 November 2017 - 07:33 AM)

Hit F11 Pennpenn

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:15 AM)

I get that people like tabs. Fine. Whatever. I just detest the fact that most current browsers don't let you have the option of just hiding the bar away so I don't have to even think about the wretched bullshit things.

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

Does anyone know of a browser that doesn't force tabs on you? Just... any sodding browser that doesn't have tabs.

@  Telly : (16 November 2017 - 01:59 AM)

being mostly wrong is better than being TOTALLY wrong!

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 09:26 PM)


@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 08:24 PM)

I really hope so. All of my high school drawings and notes (Hand-written notes! God, I'm old.) from girls are in a chest in the attic of my parents house. I'll check when I visit!

@  MEDdMI : (15 November 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Do you still have those drawings?

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 06:31 PM)

I think lesbian ninjas is just an unmitigated good idea. *shrug*

@  Devcon : (15 November 2017 - 05:56 PM)

well, that and Balloon Doggies, Mr secretary

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:12 PM)

It's my crowning Allspark achievement! You're welcome.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:05 PM)

"Someone" being me. No mystery to it, I used to draw a lot during class when I was in high school. I came up with lesbian ninjas, which were a specialized team of assassins with amazing hair and impeccable style. I scanned some of my drawings and mentioned them a few times on the ezboard 17 years ago, and people seemed to like the idea.

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Thanks in any case!

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Oh, wow. That is ages ago. 

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:03 PM)

ages ago meaning when the spark was still on ezboard

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:02 PM)

i think maybe it was part of a title of a movie someone posted ages ago and the "lesbian ninja" part stood out and people just latched on to it. please note this is possibly totally and completely wrong cause my memory is terrible anymore

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 12:11 PM)

I don't think it's a fandom thing, I think it's an Allspark thing. Or that's been my perception. Mayhem has some lesbian ninja regulars now but I think the reference is much older. = ] 

@  Robowang : (15 November 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Who knows. I always thought it was stupid.

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RiD Season 2.5 Episode 04 "Mighty Big Trouble" (Part 1)

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:41 AM

The thing with the Scavengers being the main focus for these past three episodes only for them to get tossed by the wayside for the sudden arrival of the New Big Bad Starscream feels kind of like a retread of season 1's focusing on Steeljaw and his Pack for most of that season only for them to get tossed by the wayside for the sudden arrival of the New Big Bad Megatronus.

Megatronus showed up for one episode immediately before the finale. They've been driving home the fact that the Mini-Cons have been running from a bigger threat than the Scavengers since their first appearance. So no, it doesn't really feel like that at all to me.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:43 AM

Yeah there was plenty of foreshadowing that the filler villains were just filler this time. Though actually Megatronus was kind of a filler villain since he only existed for that abrupt increase in the finale's cosmic significance.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 12:23 PM

I know we know from the cast and crew on social media that more of the show is coming, but if this is "arc"/"season"/wtf-ever is genuinely only six episodes along and ending with this three-parter/movie, I am deeply confused about the whole process of making this show. What IS this arc? What's the story behind its creation after the could-have-been-a-series-finale-if-they-wanted of "Decepticon Island"? You don't get 19-episode seasons.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 12:40 PM

Well hmmm...

We know Hasbro advertised a "Fall Event" for RiD. And the type of "event" Cartoon Network likes to run for their own shows nowadays is "A Week of New Episodes!" like a Steven Bomb. This would be pretty close to the right length for that sort of thing... I realize RiD isn't daily currently/usually but the thinking might have been something like we do a special event with a week (with a special two m-episode-on-one-day conclusion?) or even just a month of new eps on Sat in the Fall just to HAVE something new in the Fall and then an actual full new season in 2017?

-ZacWilliam, I can at least see some logic in that...

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 01:06 PM

I was talking to McFeely about this on Twitter, but what I reckon is that for some unknown reason - I'm guessing CN being weird, because when aren't they - Hasbro were told that the next 13 episode season couldn't come out till 2017. Faced with having nothing to promote their second-half-of-2016 product, they then arranged for production of this six episode "mini-series" as a kind of stop gap. As Zac says, CN are keen on psuedo-mini-series type stuff nowadays, and I kind of expect this to air as three daily episodes proceeding the TV movie when it reaches the US.

This clearly isn't what the show staff were planning for the Next Thing That Happens - Prime flying straight back from Cybertron attests to that - so I feel pretty sure this is an isolated thing (rather than, say, the first six episodes of the next full season). By the end of it, I bet Optimus will be back on Cybertron, and the status quo will be unchanged from the end of S2, so that the "Prime investigates the Cybertron regime" plot they were clearly setting up can go ahead, as if these six episodes never happened.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 01:35 PM

Might help explain the extra model reuse during this season too.
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Posted 03 October 2016 - 02:58 PM

Since when was Predaking Starscream's master?


When he presumably made Starscream his b**** at the end of Predacons Rising.


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:20 PM

"Miniseries" does sound like an apt description if this arc does indeed only run for 6 episodes. It calls to mind what Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers was the MMPR season 3, serving as a sort of "season 3.5" attached to the end of that season.


Though, what exactly is the source for this run of episodes being only six episodes long?

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:27 PM

Well, there was that Hasbro Studios copy from earlier this year that suggested there'd be 45 episodes (or alternatively 42 and a TV movie) by the end of the year.

And I gather CN Australia have put out their S3 press release, announcing a six-episode run.

But yeah, I'd put money on this being a standalone thing, and that we'll get another full 13 episode season in the first half of 2017.


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:40 PM

Yeah I bet on the "Hasbro preferred to have SOMETHING out for late 2016" horse too. Specially when you realize that the big Fall toy, the flying Optimus, usually only gets to reach worldwide stores in the second half of the year, so naturally they'd want something that aren't reruns there.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:36 PM

Now if only there was a large voyager sized Prime Insecticon mold that could be repainted easily... :(

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 12:54 PM

Great stuff.  In whatever capacity it comes (i.e. half-season or the like), I look forward to anything new in this continuity.  It even made me go back and watch the end of "Deadlock" to see exactly how the Dark Saber fell. Acknowledging 'Screamer's new body was an excellent shout-out. It's all alot of fun right now (the writers are doing a fantastic job), and the warrior toys continue to be inspired.  I welcome it all.

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 10:16 PM

So this thing is airing on the regular weekly schedule.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 08:55 PM

Loved seeing the Dark Star Saber. Screamer looked great but I wanted to see more of his thug. They weren't blatant recolors. Sideswipe and his insults to the minicons was weird. I didn't think it would carry over past the ep, then I realized it was a multipart.


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