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@  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)

ALL HAIL THE BLESSED OCTOBUTT.

@  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.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

What is this fandom's deal with lesbian ninjas? Is it some fantheory about Nightbird or something?

@  OrionPax44 : (15 November 2017 - 08:26 AM)

Huh my phone didn't even alert me for some reason. Guess it only does on the Mayhem Discord Hangouts??

@  BlackMax : (14 November 2017 - 09:41 PM)

Telly, you are FIRED as my PR agent. :D

@  Telly : (14 November 2017 - 09:05 PM)

you all dont know what you missed. there was fun. there were games. lesbian ninjas. tang and even a couple human sacrifices.


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:29 PM

Silly question: would Daburu and the Cybertronic counterpart to White Leo be the same guy, or separate characters?

...and RID Megatron would be "Overlord"? :D


It's a reference to Masterforce Overlord's European G1 name, Gigatron. The wiki folded the two together because "Gigatron" never got any meaningful traction the way the other Godmaster-Powermaster pairings are distinct.

Also, Jim would be following the pattern he used for 13 Demon General Gigatron, who combined elements of both Masterforce Overlord and CR Gigatron.

 
Quite, but the precedent for BWU is that characters don't usually share names, which makes it a bit weird that Jim would choose to use "Gigatron" for the guy who does have an alternate name.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:43 PM

*shrug* Maybe Jim really likes to combine these two Gigatrons (with Overlord possibly still separate). Like how Wings combined G1 Decepticons Drench and G2 Autobot Drench together.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:44 PM

(I just went through the wiki AVP archive and I didn't really see anything like that with the Gigatrons? Maybe I'm missing something.)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:48 PM

Does the presence of Budora imply the other Go!/Prime Predacons exist in this reality? (I mean, I ended up buying all of them thanks to the Budora cameo, but still...)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:13 PM

(I just went through the wiki AVP archive and I didn't really see anything like that with the Gigatrons? Maybe I'm missing something.)

27 June 2015. Destronger Chōkon General Gigatron joined Bio Ranger Iga's Thirteen Great Demon Generals.

24 July 2015. In JG1 (or at least the variant cultivated by Jim, Hydra, and Ichikawa-san), Giga and Mega's Overlord transtector was originally intended for a fallen Destron named Gigatron, paralleling Ginrai's transtector being intended for Convoy.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:19 PM

Huh.

I never took the latter as having anything to do with the RID Gigatron. I thought it was just a nod to Euro-Gigatron.

The "Chōkon" bit I assumed was just a homage rather than "merging" the characters, just like Sixshot being Shockwave's brother.


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:22 PM

I was just being comprehensive.


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:13 PM

We have Full-Tilt and Longrack commanding the Dinosaur/Trypticon. Any ideas on the power structure of the Gung Ho?


I do. We might see them in the finale a bit, possibly.

 

Is all or just most of the alien languages in the Complete AA changed?


Perhaps 95%. In a very few cases it didn't make sense to do so. Or would have been prohibitively difficult because of the way the files are saved.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:38 PM

Obviously Cybertronian-human relations haven't been in a stellar state for some time. But in your head, does that prohibit Prowl II and Prowl 2 from existing?


Not necessarily. There is certainly an owl that looks like the Prowl owl. Whether or not its Prowl 2/II...

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:44 PM

...an owl?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 04:35 PM

Why is it that the Prime cartoon's universal stream, Uniend 911.05 Alpha, is designated with its UK premiere date instead of its U.S. premiere date?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 05:34 PM

Are we likely to see any more MASK-derived characters like Aura and Vampire?

(Also, you've said that Aura would have submarine "speakers", but d'you think that Vampire has a flight mode?)


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:10 PM

Lip Convoy is the Supreme Commander of the Resistance. Does the Builder regime have its own chief executive?

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:39 PM

Is there an in universe reason for why Pred Scorponok shares a name with a prominent deception builder (or Builder created battle suit?)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:54 PM

Do you have any cats?

 

Yup! Boxey is a great mouser and a wonderful companion for James. He's named after the BSG kid sidekick, though he's evolved into an Aqua Teen Hunger Force reference as well, since his middle name has become "Brown". 

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:59 PM

Silly question: would Daburu and the Cybertronic counterpart to White Leo be the same guy, or separate characters? 

 

Same guy in this continuity. 

 

 

Does the presence of Budora imply the other Go!/Prime Predacons exist in this reality? (I mean, I ended up buying all of them thanks to the Budora cameo, but still...)

 

Yes. They're all players in this universe.

 

 

Why is it that the Prime cartoon's universal stream, Uniend 911.05 Alpha, is designated with its UK premiere date instead of its U.S. premiere date?

 

I believe that the wiki had that date prominently on the page at the time and I made a screw-up. However, worked out ok, since there's a version of this universe in the Primax stream, and I figure THAT one used the US airdate.

 

 

Are we likely to see any more MASK-derived characters like Aura and Vampire?

(Also, you've said that Aura would have submarine "speakers", but d'you think that Vampire has a flight mode?)

 

There are more, but I don't know if we'll see any. Depends on if I need semi-prominent extras and any of the MASK guys fit the bill. Vampire was based on CW Groove; if he can be fiddled with to have a flight mode then sure. 

 

 

Lip Convoy is the Supreme Commander of the Resistance. Does the Builder regime have its own chief executive?

 

The Builders mostly do things by committee these days. Millions of years of misrule by various supreme executives, from Optimus to Megatron to Galvatron to Rodimus to Thunderwing, have left a bad taste in their collective mouths on the subject. 

 

 

Is there an in universe reason for why Pred Scorponok shares a name with a prominent deception builder (or Builder created battle suit?)

 

Objection, your honor! Assumes facts not in evidence.

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:04 PM

Silly question: would Daburu and the Cybertronic counterpart to White Leo be the same guy, or separate characters? 

 
Same guy in this continuity.

Cool. Maximal or Cyberdroid/Headmaster?

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:23 PM

Ah! So is Zarak's macromaster/transector/whatever just Megazarak? (MacroZarak? Zarak Maximus?)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:33 PM

Will Cybertron's other colonies besides Elba come into play in the finale?

Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 15 October 2016 - 10:21 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 08:53 PM

 

Do you have any cats?

 

Yup! Boxey is a great mouser and a wonderful companion for James. He's named after the BSG kid sidekick, though he's evolved into an Aqua Teen Hunger Force reference as well, since his middle name has become "Brown". 

 

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