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@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:30 PM)

Well, my main point is that it will speed up the system migration so I have A) less system downtime because there are fewer files to transfer before the new system can be up and running and B) it reduces the risk of something going wrong during the system migration.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 May 2020 - 06:19 AM)

If your primary is getting cleaned up anyway cause you were backing stuff up, then yeah, no reason not to. But largely, it's not a necessary step.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 AM)

It's like you find out that there's a fire going to break out in the house you live in soon, so you find a new place, get your entire Transformers collection into safe storage, and now all that's left are the empty cabinets which you intend to move over to your new place soon. If the fire breaks out before then, sure, you'd need to get new cabinets, but your toys are already out of the danger zone.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:27 AM)

At this point, I'm in a "if the old system crashed before the new drive arrives, it will be slightly annoying, not a complete disaster" mood.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I've mostly just backed up my personal files and stuff on the external hard drive. The existing Windows installment is supposed to be directly cloned to the new drive once it arrives.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 May 2020 - 01:44 AM)

Who else has ever been so out of it that you've gotten into the shower with your glasses on?

@  Echowarrior : (20 May 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Nope. We've been forced to go with Eclipse. It sucks, and I will continue to call the people in charge of the website fascists until they give me reason to do otherwise.

@  CORVUS : (20 May 2020 - 10:20 PM)

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the new layout either. Fortunately you can stay with the old one though.

@  Liege : (20 May 2020 - 08:57 PM)

So now it matches 90% of the content.

@  Trpodeca : (20 May 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Wow the new Deviantart layout is terrible.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 May 2020 - 10:39 AM)

Are you referring to cloning your drive to install into your computer as the replacement, or are you creating an image to restore from should something unforseen occur?

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2020 - 06:36 AM)

Backing up the data not necessary for running Windows on an external drive for safekeeping, trimming down the old drive to a bare minimum, then migrating the old drive to the new one.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2020 - 06:35 AM)

Yes, but it will make direct migration faster, no?


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#81 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:44 AM

They're cancelling Silver Surfer? That sucks. This is the most I've cared about that character... ever.
 
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Well the impression seems to be more "it's ending" than "it's canceled" both Slott and Allred have said repeatedly that this is the ending they've had in mind since the start and that they've been building to.

-ZacWilliam, it seems very much "we've come to the end of our story" and not something just decided or rushed, so that at least is good.
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:02 PM

I believe there is some evidence that there will be other books besides these. I can't remember what it was but I was listening to some Comic Podcast discussing it. These may just be the "Legacy" branded books with others outside that or folded into it later.

-ZacWilliam, maybe, who knows.


I just remembered what it was. The new Runaways is definitely ongoing and part of the Marvel U and not included in the Legacy lists/imprint.

So if there's that then there may be others.

-ZacWilliam, hopefully Unstoppable Wasp cause that book is wonderful and too new to end.

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#83 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:20 AM

 

They're cancelling Silver Surfer? That sucks. This is the most I've cared about that character... ever.
 
--LBD "Nytetrayn"


Well the impression seems to be more "it's ending" than "it's canceled" both Slott and Allred have said repeatedly that this is the ending they've had in mind since the start and that they've been building to.

-ZacWilliam, it seems very much "we've come to the end of our story" and not something just decided or rushed, so that at least is good.

 

 

Oh, that's better, then. Still kinda sad, but at the same time, I'd rather more comic stories ended than ran until cancellation.

 

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:03 PM

Yeah, sorry, I should have been less loose with my terminology.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:43 AM

I feel ike the Allred crew can do no wrong right now, Silver Surfer is wonderful, and Forager over at DC is really a fun read.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 03:52 AM

Putting this here as a place-holder until I see something more substantive. 

 

One of the comic review channels on YouTube is a bit called "Diversity & Comics". I guess I watched so many other review channels that YouTube decided to send some of his videos my way. Lucky me.  :wtf

 

To say he's not a fan of the direction Marvel's been going is an understatement; apparently, it's become a common bit for him to end reviews by simply ripping the comics up to express how upset he is with what he's seeing. 

 

Apparently, some weeks back someone decided to "retaliate" against him dissing Marvel by trying to dox him. 

 

Long story short? 

 

 

He's claiming that Marvel's Heather Antos knows the someone's real identity, and that even if she had no part in it she still knew about it and condoned it; as proof he offers a purported social media interaction between Antos and the alleged doxxer that he sees as Antos celebrating what just happened. He's now saying that given the nature of the situation, he's suing both Antos *and* the alleged doxxer in court over the matter; he claims to have already filed the paperwork and everything. 

 

It's entirely possible that this is a public bluff, a bit of bravado meant to provoke a response. But if he's really going forward with the suit? The little bit of word I'm seeing is that the person he alleges of doxxing him is also suspected in other doxxing attempts, so there might be something there if he and his lawyer can assemble enough pieces. The question is whether or not he's got anything more substantive against Antos. If not, Disney will squash him in court. 

 

That being said though, if this even hits the courts in the first place, we can probably expect more than a bit of speculation and commentary as matters play out. 

 

...And I can only imagine what would happen if he *does* have something substantive. 



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 04:57 AM


From your discription that sounds pretty unlikely and much more like an over-histrionic fanboy making up internet drama where he's important than the way reality actually works. I'd be pretty surprised if anything comes of it.

-ZacWilliam, though also from your description there's no way I'm spending my time watching the provided video...
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:56 AM

Isn't this guy the shitbag who's been harassing trans women on Twitter for daring to have a different opinion to him? I have absolutely no sympathy for anything he gets.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 01:52 PM

can we stop using the word doxxing and just us a real word instead?

 

this guy has a channel of him tearing up issues? what a whiny baby


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 02:45 PM

He's such a whiny shithead that even 4chan thinks he's pathetic!

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:57 PM

In fairness, 4chan has enough of everyone to find EVERYTHING pathetic.


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 06:27 AM

can we stop using the word doxxing and just us a real word instead?
 
this guy has a channel of him tearing up issues? what a whiny baby


How is doxxing not a "real word"?

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:25 PM

*bump*

 

I'm hearing people allege that for some of Marvel's titles, circulation is down to the low thousands. No specific titles have been named by any of the folks doing the allegations, just that physical circulation at least is shockingly low (one person has gone so far as to allege that some titles only get 2,000 physical issues for main runs, not variants). 

 

Has anyone heard any such allegations? 



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:42 PM

Numbers of units shipped by Diamond and are available online.

It's not really a matter of "allegations" so much as "easily available evidence".


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:46 PM

By the way, if you want a better idea of the problems with the comics industry and Marvel specifically, I would highly recommend Colin Spacetwinks' essays "The Problems with Comics", "Shut the F##k Up, Marvel", and "Comics and Cowardice".

 

It'll sure as hell give you a deeper understanding than the likes of that D&C chump.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:51 PM

*bump*
 
I'm hearing people allege that for some of Marvel's titles, circulation is down to the low thousands. No specific titles have been named by any of the folks doing the allegations, just that physical circulation at least is shockingly low (one person has gone so far as to allege that some titles only get 2,000 physical issues for main runs, not variants). 
 
Has anyone heard any such allegations?


You know it's easy to take claims of "I've heard from people I won't name or specify" badly. Especially when it ends with "has anyone heard" rather than asking about verification or proof.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:59 PM

I'm happy I wasn't the only one who read that like that. 

 

 

 

Marvel keeps ending the comics I read, so I'm not buying single issues anymore .. there's no point. If their "ongoings" only last long enough to 'surprisingly' fit nicely into one or 2 trades volumes... well I can just wait to get those -since that's obviously the format they want me to buy. 



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:17 PM

Isn't it more plausible that they are cancelling their books at the 2 trade mark because the ongoing sales are so low that they can't justify producing it anymore?



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:49 PM

Isn't it more plausible that they are cancelling their books at the 2 trade mark because the ongoing sales are so low that they can't justify producing it anymore?

That's what I'm thinking: for some titles, they're *dragging them out* to make sure that there are enough issues to fit a trade. 

 

I mean, it wasn't that long ago they cancelled that controversial Black Panther title after issue 2 but promised that it would run through issue 6. It could be that 3 - 6 were already in the works, but it also could be that they needed a full six issues for a profitable TPB. 





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