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@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 04:53 AM)

Yeah yeah, giant spiders. Look up the Great Emu War of the 1920s for instances of Australia trying to defeat it's wildlife and failing miserably.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 November 2017 - 03:41 AM)

Australia is still fighting their war on Giant Spiders.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 01:58 AM)

The queue is pretty long, and I don't think Australia is going anywhere any time soon.

@  Locoman : (19 November 2017 - 10:59 PM)

Welcome to the "political crisis" queue, here's your ticket.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Complicated lengthy coalition talks just failed.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Oh boy. Germany is in a political crisis.

@  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.


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#1 Jason

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:08 PM

What was the longer name for the Autobots that I Optimus Prime said they were in the movie with Shia LaBeuf? Also, do the Decepticons have a longer name? The last Transformer I bought was Windblade. I bought that one because of Supergirl. At first I got the big version of Windblade because I didn't know I would be going to a store that would have a smaller version, and I didn't even know there was a smaller version. For some reason they don't talk about the Transformers on the packages like they used to, but I'm pretty sure this is a female Transformer because of the picture on the package. I always like to play with Transformers when I'm watching TV, and I wanted one that turns into something that flies. I was playing with Spinister for the longest time, but my dad used to use technicalities, and he used to say that helicopters don't fly technically. I noticed Scourge when they reintroduced the Headmasters that are now called Titans, but I never liked the Headmasters enough to get one. I prefer Transformers that have their own heads.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:16 PM

Hi Jason.

I relocated your topic to the general Transformers Discussion forum.  It seems to be a more fitting location for this.

 

Windblade is indeed a female Transformer.  There is some really cool fiction about her both in the comics as well as in shows such as Robots in Disguise on Cartoon Network and the online series Transformer: Combiner Wars.

 

I too am not fond of my Transformers having other robots forming their heads, but I have to admit that the Titans Return line has been a lot of fun.  The toys are neat and the playsets make it fun to interact with the little heads.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:30 PM

"We are autonomous robotic organisms from the planet Cybertron."

"But you can call us 'Autobots', for short."



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:54 PM

"We are deceptively ignoble constructed organisms from the planet Cybertron."



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:33 PM

Aw, don't confuse the poor kid, he's going to go off thinking that's a real thing....

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:57 PM

You know, I did actually have that thought and meant to come back and edit the post, but forgot. Yes, my bad, not helpful. 

 

But it all becomes more confusing if I delete the post and it looks like Copper's talking to LV, so here we are. :)



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:01 PM

I also like Spinster and my view of Helicopters is if its off the ground unaided under its own power thats flying


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:17 PM


My feelings on helicopters is that TFs have antigrav to let them fly and so the copters and jets are only ever pretending to fly under the same physics and propulsion actual ones do anyway.


-ZacWilliam, my other feeling on helicopters is "ow ow ow! Don't stick you fingers in the spinning blades!"
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:29 PM

Hi Jason! The Decepticons haven't ever used a longer name to refer to themselves, but there have been a couple of different stories about where their name comes from. In one, Megatron said that the robots in charge of Cybertron called him a liar and a deceiver when he began to fight against them, but because Megatron really believed what he was saying, he decided he was proud to be a "deceiver," and called the robots that followed him "Decepticons" from that. In another story, before he turned evil, Megatron tried to warn the rest of Cybertron that the government was telling them lies by using the slogan "You Are Being Deceived," which led to the Decepticons basing their name on it.


Edited by Chris McFeely, 22 February 2017 - 06:29 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM

and Decivedicons is not as cool as Decepticons


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:29 PM

The real world origins of these terms must be interesting. "Decepticons" is a bit out there... they're more about being evil than telling fibs, right? And "Autobots" tells you virtually nothing useful about the group's inclinations. Do we know whether the faction names came from Hasbro or Budiansky?



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:44 PM

I was playing with Spinister for the longest time, but my dad used to use technicalities, and he used to say that helicopters don't fly technically.

Flight is one those words that has several definitions, some of which are similar but subtly different:
https://www.merriam-...ctionary/flight

"A passing through the air or through space outside the earth's atmosphere" describes what helicopters do, but "an act or instance of passing through the air by the use of wings" does not.

Of course, that first one also describes what a brick does if you throw it, so...

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:44 PM

The real world origins of these terms must be interesting. "Decepticons" is a bit out there... they're more about being evil than telling fibs, right? And "Autobots" tells you virtually nothing useful about the group's inclinations. Do we know whether the faction names came from Hasbro or Budiansky?

 

I think it's pretty easy to work out the real-world origins for the names - they're really just rooted in the "robots in disguise" concept, rather than the factions' ideologies. The Autobots turn into automobiles, and the Decepticons deceive you with their disguises. Simple as! 


Edited by Chris McFeely, 22 February 2017 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:48 PM

I would never have gone to "automobile"... that makes sense I guess. Old people, man. 



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:49 PM

A rotor is a wing!

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:50 PM

"A passing through the air or through space outside the earth's atmosphere" describes what helicopters do, but "an act or instance of passing through the air by the use of wings" does not.


Well, if you REALLY want to get technical...

https://en.m.wikiped...wiki/Rotor_wing

Of course, that first one also describes what a brick does if you throw it, so...


And it would be more than reasonable to write or say "He hurled the brick; it flew through the air and smashed into the window."

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:57 PM

Yeah, you can definitely say the brick took flight, it just wasn't under its own power.

G1 Megatron, on the other hand, moves through the air under his own power but does not have wings, rotor or otherwise. Because gravity is for the weak.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:18 PM

Technically, Kryptonians don't have wings. If anyone would have known whether helicopters fly or not, it would have been my dad because he used to be in the Air Force; and he used to teach a course in aerodynamics or something long before I was born. I'm the youngest of seven kids. Would any of the Transformer cartoons have a chance to having Windblade in them? There's Transformers: Rescue Bots, Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, Transformers Prime, Transformers Animated, and Transformers: Robots in Disguise. I watched an episode of Robots in Disguise last night, and I know that one won't. Transformers Prime was the same as Transformers Prime Beast Hunters according to what I was able to bring up with my remote. My dad told me that if you throw a frisbee, it'll fly when I asked him.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:25 PM

Windblade is in the current Robots In Disguise cartoon:

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Windblade_(RID)

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:26 PM

Yes, she is in Transformers: Robots in Disguise towards the end of season 1.




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