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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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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:53 AM

http://snakas.blog95...entry-5707.html

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:57 AM

Oh, "Hi-Test". Nice.

Kinda hope there's an easy way to get him since my Stormshot is now SG Darkwing. And well it's not Throttle, but close enough!



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:58 AM

Shocknado, awesome.

I hope at least some of these guys get Warrior class figures, Cyclonus chief among them.

It looks like Menasor is just Motormaster and the Drag/Break duo?

Also if they're still doing mission redecos, I'd like a Lunar Force Strongarm.

Edited by lastmaximal, 15 February 2017 - 08:03 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:59 AM

Mildly disappointed Shocknado isn't a Sawtooth redeco.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:30 AM

We saw that Menasor is also only composed of 4 bots at the first official art leak. And Galvatronus there clearly has the same leg design for both legs. Ultrabee has Grimlock lower body. It looks like all of the combiners are made of 4 guys with a torso, two arms and a lower body.

 

I'm guessing Shocknado is a fusion of Cyclonus and Shockwave, if only because he is completely purple instead of a color mix like the other two-guy combiners.


Edited by Boomhauer, 15 February 2017 - 08:30 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:39 AM

Menasor is strange mainly because he appears to be made of Motormaster, Drag Strip, and then both a Breakdown-esque and Wildrider-esque guy, but we got one of the 'Con Crash Combiners as "Wildbreak", who seems like he should be covering the latter two, with Dead End as the fourth. But this picture kind of implies - huh, I wonder if it's Motormaster, Drag Strip, Wildbreak-the-Breakdown proxy and Offroad. Those legs are pretty truck-y.

 

Galvatronus is intriguing and I'm glad to see it used (presumably) in fiction, with Cyclonus' behind-the-scenes control of Cybertron.

 

Shocknado seems like he should be a fusion of Shockwave and someone, but I don't see any Shockwave in either half, or the head design. Maybe we're getting an RID Shockblast or something.

 

Ultra Bee, Menasor and Galvatronus being classified as Crash Combiners certainly lends credence to the idea that even the big main combiners are going to be released as smallish toys - which is disappointing but not surprising, if correct.

 

EDIT: Ugh, stupid Creedence.


Edited by LV!, 15 February 2017 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:05 AM

Yup, Shocknado's head shot doesn't match the head of the full body shot.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:17 AM

Obviously the "Shock" in "Shocknado" comes from "Shocktipus".



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:18 AM

We didn't see Skysledge's robot mode in the official art, right? Could that be because he's Shockwavey?



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:24 AM

Yeah, I didn't even look at that, but nothing matches between model and headshot on Shocknado. So my guess is the inset picture is one of the components' art incorrectly stuck in there.

 

EDIT: Also I wasn't smart enough earlier to compare Menasor to Dragbreak, so clearly Wildbreak is the fill-in for the deceased Breakdown, and I'm definitely betting the legs are Offroad. It would even make sense for him to be a big truck to match up with Grimlock being a big tyrannosaur in Ultra Bee.

 

Also also: huh. Galvatronus and Menasor are rendered like their legs are individual vehicles, with wheels on both the insides and outsides of the legs, but Ultra Bee clearly only has half a Grimlock on each side, as evidenced by his adorable flailing dinosaur arms.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:57 AM


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:15 AM

It's important not to strain yourself by Dragging for long periods of time.

-ZacWilliam, reminding everyone take a Dragbreak every half an hour.

 

Take a break.

 

Take a drag.

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:39 AM

Who's the ROM looking guy in the portraits to the left?

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:43 AM

Who's the ROM looking guy in the portraits to the left?

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:52 AM

So, Galvatronus could be Cyclonus's endgame, using his mind control powers to not only manipulate the Council, but to also make himself a combiner. My theory, at least.
 
Though, look closely at Galvatronus's arms. Don't they look kinda like blue-colored Vehicons?

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:56 AM

All this, and no Blastwave or Stormshot?? I still just get candy when I scan them.

(That purple energon looks like candy).

I'm not Antifa, I'm not violent. But try to look at it from my perspective for 5 seconds. I see 1 side who wants my hugging blood. Literally. And I see another standing in opposition of them, clearly willing to take any stance they need to to stop them. Then I see a bunch of people hemming and hawing and wringing their hands about the whole thing.

 

Who am I supposed to feel more protected by?

 


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:04 AM

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:10 AM

Menasor is strange mainly because he appears to be made of Motormaster, Drag Strip, and then both a Breakdown-esque and Wildrider-esque guy, but we got one of the 'Con Crash Combiners as "Wildbreak", who seems like he should be covering the latter two, with Dead End as the fourth. But this picture kind of implies - huh, I wonder if it's Motormaster, Drag Strip, Wildbreak-the-Breakdown proxy and Offroad. Those legs are pretty truck-y.

 

It looks to me like Motormaster will be forming the pants, rather than the torso, of Menasor, leaving the torso to be someone else.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:14 PM

I know about the art work with 4 Stunticons, but it still looks like to me Menasor and Galvatronus are standard 5-bot combiners: torso + 2 arms + 2 legs. It's just UltraBee that has Grimlock forming both legs.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:23 PM

But Menasor's two legs are identical. Surely a five limb combiner wouldn't have this?





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