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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)

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.


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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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