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@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 10:04 AM)

That does sound like fun.

@  Dekafox : (23 July 2019 - 09:35 AM)

Fun note: in the US(at least), by default if someone has your routing number and account number off a check, they can pull as much money out as they want with nothing you can do about it until after the fact.

@  Paladin : (23 July 2019 - 07:23 AM)

anything burns if it gets hot enough.

@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 07:12 AM)

That's why you should keep your under-the-bed money in gold and silver--that won't burn!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P


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#561 Sabrblade

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:26 AM

(yeah, I'm using the English names, fight me.)

Could you do a second version that uses the original terms to let fans choose which version they want to read? You did use "Fire Convoy" at one point, anyway.

 

 

BTW, that "Argon Laser" you translated, was that originally "Pulse Laser" or "Shuttler Gun"? (the dub was so inconsistent on the attack names at many times)


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:29 AM

(yeah, I'm using the English names, fight me.)

Could you do a second version that uses the original terms to let fans choose which version they want to read? You did use "Fire Convoy" at one point, anyway.
 
 
BTW, that "Argon Laser" you translated, was that originally "Pulse Laser" or "Shuttler Gun"? (the dub was so inconsistent on the attack names at many times)


Yeah, I can try a 'purist edition' at some point. I kept Brave Max and Fire Convoy's names because translating them would - obviously - create more confusion.

And it was originally pulse laser.

I'm also using "Ruination awakens!", which I know I'll take flak for, but it captures the punchy, alliterative feel of the original Japanese far better than any variation on "quintuple combination" or whatever ever would.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:31 AM

Totally loving how Hayato recaptured some of the specific action poses from the RID cartoon: Rollbar's metallikato kick, Armorhide in that same pose as he stomped on a bulldozer to intimidate the Build Team, and of course, Ruination awakening.

If ever a 5-page Japanese comic would make me spend $160 for a toy, this would be it.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:31 AM

 

 

(yeah, I'm using the English names, fight me.)

Could you do a second version that uses the original terms to let fans choose which version they want to read? You did use "Fire Convoy" at one point, anyway.
 
 
BTW, that "Argon Laser" you translated, was that originally "Pulse Laser" or "Shuttler Gun"? (the dub was so inconsistent on the attack names at many times)

 


Yeah, I can try a 'purist edition' at some point.

Cool. No rush, though.

 

It'd be cool if the same could be done for the previous three UW comics too, but again, no need to hurry. :thumbsup


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:33 AM

Oh, that was a question I meant to ask - is Rollbar's martial art still crystalocution in the dub, or something else?

I can certainly put redos of everything on my to-do list, although it's a slightly lengthy process since the hacky way I'm doing these in Paint.NET means the text has to be scrubbed and replaced rather than simply edited.

Edited by Jalaguy, 18 November 2016 - 09:34 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:35 AM

Oh, that was a question I meant to ask - is Rollbar's martial art still crystalocution in the dub, or something else?

He wasn't a martial artist in the dub (nor in the original, I don't think).

 

He was mostly presented as just another guy with a big gun... and a Southern accent in the dub.


Edited by Sabrblade, 18 November 2016 - 09:36 AM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:36 AM

Oh, that was a question I meant to ask - is Rollbar's martial art still crystalocution in the dub, or something else?

I can certainly put redos of everything on my to-do list, although it's a slightly lengthy process since the hacky way I'm doing these in Paint.NET means the text has to be scrubbed and replaced rather than simply edited.


The RID cartoon specifically said "Flying Metallikato Kick!". I don't believe any official source had ever linked him to crystallocution.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:38 AM

Oh, that was a question I meant to ask - is Rollbar's martial art still crystalocution in the dub, or something else?

I can certainly put redos of everything on my to-do list, although it's a slightly lengthy process since the hacky way I'm doing these in Paint.NET means the text has to be scrubbed and replaced rather than simply edited.


The RID cartoon specifically said "Flying Metallikato Kick!". I don't believe any official source had ever linked him to crystallocution.


Oh? His wiki article intro appears to have listed both Metallikato and crystalocution for some time...

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:40 AM

Oh, that was a question I meant to ask - is Rollbar's martial art still crystalocution in the dub, or something else?

I can certainly put redos of everything on my to-do list, although it's a slightly lengthy process since the hacky way I'm doing these in Paint.NET means the text has to be scrubbed and replaced rather than simply edited.

The RID cartoon specifically said "Flying Metallikato Kick!". I don't believe any official source had ever linked him to crystallocution.
Oh? His wiki article intro appears to have listed both Metallikato and crystalocution for some time...
Huh. Anybody remrmber why? Razorsaw?

It absolutely wasn't in the cartoon but maybe it got Almanacced or something.

EDIT: The wiki page for Crystalocution circa 2006 suggests this was in the original Japanese background material for CR Greejeeber. Neat, guess I just never heard.

Edited by Thylacine 2000, 18 November 2016 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:42 AM

Right, here's the complete thing:

http://imgur.com/a/tm4Gn

Thanks to McFeely for some help with the dub equivalents some of the attack call-outs and stuff.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:53 AM

I'm also using "Ruination awakens!", which I know I'll take flak for, but it captures the punchy, alliterative feel of the original Japanese far better than any variation on "quintuple combination" or whatever ever would.

You could use "Five-piece Fusion" or "Five-bot Fusion" etc. for "Go-tai Gattai" in the Japanese-termed version. That would keep the alliteration (and the, to an English speaker, syllable count) of the original.


Right, here's the complete thing:

http://imgur.com/a/tm4Gn

Thanks to McFeely for some help with the dub equivalents some of the attack call-outs and stuff.

Some of the pages are out of order.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:02 AM

Some of the pages are out of order.


Yeah, I forgot Imgur likes to rearrange images arbitrarily now. They should be fixed now.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:10 AM

Several martial arts were listed on Greejeeber's bio card. Was it Metallikato, Crystallocution, and Circuit-su?


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:24 AM

*laughing forever at the "Shall I help you, Commandos?" "Oh, you're Unicron!" panel*


"Excuse me!"

 

"It's just Extremely Polite Unicron, whatevs."

Just makes me wonder how Unicron would read as a douchebro.  "Oh, you're Unicron!" "'Sup, brah."


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:27 AM

Now will Grand Scourge be called something else in volume 2, like Nemesis Prime or something?  :doh


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:34 AM

Several martial arts were listed on Greejeeber's bio card. Was it Metallikato, Crystallocution, and Circuit-su?

This link doesn't have the bio, but specifically calls out Cystallocution:

http://juusankaidan....ntry-34.html?sp


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:37 AM

And Jiu-Jitsu apparently.


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:49 AM

I'm pretty sure it was just Crystalocution in the original CR bio, which was undergoing a bit of a renaissance at the time as one of Botcon Arcee's martial arts as well.

 

Which is probably why the Metallikato page on the wiki says Rollbar knows "at least one Metallikato technique" - because the only source for him knowing it was shouting about that one kick.



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 11:00 AM

Hang on, Thy - it looks like the only source I can flying for a "flying Metallikato kick" is you on Rollbar's wiki article talk page referencing it back in 2007. I don't remember it being mentioned in the show, and I've checked over RiDForever's transcripts of the episodes, and the line's not in any of them. But I DO remember Cybertron Landmine complimenting Optimus on a "nice Metallikato kick" once.


Edited by Chris McFeely, 18 November 2016 - 11:00 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 11:20 AM

Hang on, Thy - it looks like the only source I can flying for a "flying Metallikato kick" is you on Rollbar's wiki article talk page referencing it back in 2007. I don't remember it being mentioned in the show, and I've checked over RiDForever's transcripts of the episodes, and the line's not in any of them. But I DO remember Cybertron Landmine complimenting Optimus on a "nice Metallikato kick" once.


Then RIDForever is wrong. He said it.



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