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@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 10:04 AM)

That does sound like fun.

@  Dekafox : (23 July 2019 - 09:35 AM)

Fun note: in the US(at least), by default if someone has your routing number and account number off a check, they can pull as much money out as they want with nothing you can do about it until after the fact.

@  Paladin : (23 July 2019 - 07:23 AM)

anything burns if it gets hot enough.

@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 07:12 AM)

That's why you should keep your under-the-bed money in gold and silver--that won't burn!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P


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#861 TF14

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:48 PM

Hahahahahaha
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:11 PM

Gotta say, considering that they had to cut the promotional cruise short, it was more than courteous of the PD to turn their press release into a TLK promotional item. XD


Edited by Copper Bezel, 16 June 2017 - 06:11 PM.

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?

 


#863 Nevermore

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:25 PM

Considering Hasbro "commemorated" one of the Bumblebee prop cars used for Dark of the Moon crashing into a (real) police car on the set with a Toys"R"Us exclusive Cyberverse giftset, I wonder if this will get a reference in the toy line as well...

Edited by Nevermore, 16 June 2017 - 06:26 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 16 June 2017 - 06:32 PM

Das macht mich spass.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:52 PM

Considering Hasbro "commemorated" one of the Bumblebee prop cars used for Dark of the Moon crashing into a (real) police car on the set with a Toys"R"Us exclusive Cyberverse giftset, I wonder if this will get a reference in the toy line as well...

 

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:08 PM

So, uhm.
 
German police is HARDCORE. They just booked both Bumblebee and Barricade in Berlin.
 
Turns out neither was street legal under German regulations. Whoops.
 
Official Berlin police reports containing several references and puns (in German)

German media are having a field day with this.

 

Reading the artical from the Form's front page, it made me chuckle at the fact BB & Barricade both got arrested. I kind of think there be mutable law voilations in general if they were real bots not just prop cars, for Barricade it would be:

1. Impersonating a police vehicle without permission

2. Being an illegal immigrant or in his case, an alien

3. No passport

4. No Drivers license

5. No paid tax

6. No human driver unless you deside to use Frezny as a driver

7. Speeding

8. Destruction of private property

9. Attempted kidnapping and tourmenting

 

For BB is almost as bad if he were real but still:

1. Being an illegal immigrant/alien

2. No passport

3. No Drivers license

4. No paid tax

5. No human driver unless you count under age and unquilfied screaming teenager/s

6. Speeding

7. Destruction of private property

8. Kidnapping

 

From what I can think of, I say Barricade is only silghtly worse than BB but no human cop in their right mind would arrest a TF unless the TF is the size of a razorblade or at least a remote control toy car.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:13 AM

Considering Hasbro "commemorated" one of the Bumblebee prop cars used for Dark of the Moon crashing into a (real) police car on the set with a Toys"R"Us exclusive Cyberverse giftset, I wonder if this will get a reference in the toy line as well...

 
Repaint Tow-Line as Onslaught and pack him with Legion Bee and Barricade!

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:23 AM

Someday I'd really like to get a toy of Brains.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 06:14 PM

https://twitter.com/...117284615446529

 

okay, so omar sy confirmed he's hot rod.


 

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 06:36 PM

Wait, so Hot Rod is actually played by a French actor? Not an American doing a comical fake accent? Which is frankly what I assumed when I first heard about the French accent thing.


Edited by Kil, 17 June 2017 - 06:36 PM.


#871 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:04 PM

Shit, they actually got a real nationality to match the accent?
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#872 Verity Carlo

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:05 PM

Well I mean, Ken Watanabe voiced Drift so I don't think that's too out there.


 

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#873 unluckiness

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:53 PM

Special edition of TFTM with redubbed French accent Hot Rod when?

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:57 PM

Silly Cybertronian Kunnnnnnnnnnn-iggits.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:16 PM

Well I mean, Ken Watanabe voiced Drift so I don't think that's too out there.

And Francesco Quinn voiced the Italian-accented Dino, and Jack Reynor played the Irish Shane Dyson, so these films aren't exactly a stranger to casting actors of appropriate nationality/ethnicity/heritage/etc. for accented characters.


Edited by Sabrblade, 18 June 2017 - 07:53 AM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:19 AM

I don't think anyone was implying they were above it. f08.png


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 18 June 2017 - 07:53 AM

Sorry, twas after midnight. Edited now for better phrasing.


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:52 AM

So, I got my ticket for Tuesday night.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:46 AM

I can't wait for my free Optimus Prime Time t-shirt.



#880 Verity Carlo

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:51 PM

https://twitter.com/...545189589942277

 

No spoilers, but Hoooks gave some thoughts.


Edited by Spacewarp, 18 June 2017 - 05:55 PM.

 

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