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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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#1261 ExVee

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 04:02 AM

Takara Cogman is back on. It's now part of the December assortment. Still no indication as to why it delayed that I can see, not that I really expected to get one.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 04:40 AM

Autobots Unite Legion 2-packs and 1-Step Turbo Changer 2-pack all spotted at Ross:
http://news.tfw2005....s-retail-353307
"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 10 November 2017 - 02:18 PM

So, wave three of the deluxes (New Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Strafe) is out in Canada, and goddamn, I've looked at like eight Bumblebees between three different locations, and NONE of them have clean paintwork. They're always too generous with the black paint on his chest, which seems to always be bleeding out of its lines, or speckled, and not generous enough with his silver paint, with the silver accents on his legs and arms ending too early and showing yellow. Same with some of the paint on his head. 

 

Can anyone confirm that, like, well-painted ones exist? Or, if I were to get one, (because they're on rollback at Walmart), if I'm better off just picking the least-sloppy?



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:51 PM

Aaaand now the 1-Step Turbo Changer 2-pack is in stock at Walmart.com and... WTF...
https://www.walmart....-Pack/472423142

Edited by Nevermore, 10 November 2017 - 05:51 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 10 November 2017 - 08:55 PM

Autobots Unite Legion 2-packs and 1-Step Turbo Changer 2-pack all spotted at Ross:
http://news.tfw2005....s-retail-353307

These are also showing up at DD's Discounts, according to the guy on Facebook who originally spotted the new Kre-O stuff at Dollar General a while back.  He's from California so I'm not surprised that he seems to find these kind of things first.

 

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Edited by Engledogg, 10 November 2017 - 08:55 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:41 AM

The entire Autobots Unite range (minus the Flip & Change figures) has appeared at Prisma stores in Finland.
http://www.tfw2005.c.../#post-15209627
"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:25 AM

The Autobots Unite subline is really getting around. Asda in the UK, Bart Smit/Intertoys and Top1Toys in the Netherlands, Prisma in Finland... and now ICA Hemma in Sweden, it appears:
https://www.icahemma...---p-47949.aspx
https://www.icahemma...947-c-2779.aspx
https://www.icahemma...s--p-47948.aspx
"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:42 AM

On topic, but not with the current conversation....

 

I picked up the Toys R Us exclusive Deluxe Megatron figure during the Buy2Get1Free event this weeekend.  I like the little guy considering it is a reuse of an old mold.  The colors are nice on him and the face sculpt is pretty cool.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:44 AM

I greatly appreciated that they didn't just stick a TLK Megatron head on there and call it day, but designed one that actually fits into Generations and the body itself pretty nicely.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:16 PM

It helps that the not-TLK-Megatron head is genuinely cooler than the toy's original head.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:43 PM

It's pretty damn nice.  It'd slide in pretty effortlessly as background character in IDW stuff.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:49 AM

I hope I can snag one at a reasonable price. Local TRU did manage to bring it in but it's a bit hard to justify. 



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:20 AM

I just got Knight Armor Hound and he's actually pretty fun.  It's like a modern G1 toy: simple transformation, two points of articulation, and a massive urge to go "vroom" when rolling it in vehicle mode.

Now that I've done my UT version of the AoE Autobots, I think my next goal will be a "simple" version of the team with Optimus and Hound being the Knight Armor versions and the rest as AoE/TLK One Steps.  Some of the those AoE one steps will take a long time to find on eBay for a reasonable price, so it's a nice long term goal.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:48 AM

Movie toys somewhat discounted at Tesco:

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:15 PM

I just got Knight Armor Hound and he's actually pretty fun.  It's like a modern G1 toy: simple transformation, two points of articulation, and a massive urge to go "vroom" when rolling it in vehicle mode.

 

I haven't picked up any of the movie Big Three Step Type TFs, but IU find the three-step RID Grimlock fun in what sounds like exactly the same way. Big, easy to mess around with, solid-feeling, and very characterful.



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Posted Yesterday, 05:07 AM

Movie toys somewhat discounted at Tesco:

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Tesco are doing a '3 toys for the price of 2' sale through Monday and these Transformers discounts are part of it.

 

Probably won't be an amazing selection but worth a look if any of the early TLK stuff was too pricey for you.



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Posted Today, 01:25 AM

Deluxe Wave 3 was at multiple Connecticut area Targets today. Also saw my first Hounds in the wild.

Still no TTC wave 2.
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