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@  BlackMax : (21 November 2017 - 04:53 PM)

Sweet!

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2017 - 08:00 AM)

Okay, that's freaky good.

@  Locoman : (20 November 2017 - 11:02 PM)

Today I learned that the credits theme from Avatar syncs up alarmingly well with the theme from Beast Wars.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:24 PM)

We badly want to move and completely lack the money to do so. Sigh.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:23 PM)

Which, the opposite side of one bathroom wall is the bedroom. The other wall has all my Transformers on the other side. And it was so bad the other day it actually stunk up the laundry room below the bathroom.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:21 PM)

And the smell is leaking through the bathroom. I'm guessing the vents are connected.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Turns out they smoke. A lot. I know this because it's now cold outside and they're closing their windows.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

So, I moved to a duplex this summer. And I noticed my neighbor's kept their windows open all the time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2017 - 06:58 PM)

The Netherlands fights the sea every day.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2017 - 02:32 PM)

It's a Spider's Game over there.

@  Boomhauer : (20 November 2017 - 09:08 AM)

The best moment of the Emu War is when they brought machine guns to shoot at large groups of birds and at no point a single person in the room brought up "wait but emus are fast won't they just dodge and-"

@  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.


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#21 Vexwing

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:20 PM

I really need to dig out Cybertron Menasor and photograph it sometime, it's probably my favorite color scheme to come out of the UT trilogy. Dark Crumplezone is probably a close second.

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:24 PM

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#23 Sabrblade

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:27 PM

A slew of gorgeous Destronger decos right here:

 

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#24 Vexwing

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:27 PM

Aw yeah, Rapticon was really nice. I loved the color depth of that metallic green spray on his back.


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#25 LV!

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:33 PM

I second the "emergency vehicle" thing (especially police and ambulance decoes) and, speaking of Rapticon and TM Claw Jaw, offer up "anyone who is mostly dark colors with one really bright highlight, especially lime green". And like apparently everybody else, I'm a big fan of purples and pinks and blues and greens in general.

 

But also:

 

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#26 Powered Convoy

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:34 PM

I think this is one of the most fantastic decos we've gotten.  Sure it's just black and white, but all the little color details and the stark visual difference between the original version and this one really make it look godly and a powerful upgrade to me while still being the same figure.

 

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#27 Chip

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:35 PM

A lot of good choices here. TM2 Spittor will always be a favorite. Skullgrin in person is so aggressively CGA that it's difficult for me to reconcile him with being a real object.

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#28 lastmaximal

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:45 PM

Armada Galvatron. THIS I really need to re-buy. I currently only have Botcon Megazarak, who is nice in a totally different way.

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And YES Rapticon. LOVE that pairing of colors and want to see it used again. Alongside him I remember making sure to get Terranotron!
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All the TM Terrorsaur body color schemes have been quite good, as you can see here (the Armada beasts in general were quite nice -- Airazor is just this side of Stock Black Redeco, but looks SO good).

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#29 LV!

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:47 PM

Armada Galvatron has always looked to me like the TF who would best match your grandmother's bathroom.

 

Not in a bad way.



#30 Vexwing

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:51 PM

I'm hard pressed to name a transmetal toy I didn't like the colors on, but Tarantulas in particular has one of my favorite color palettes ever. And yeah, I clearly have a thing for lime green highlights.

 

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And the hues they went with for his TFSS toy? *mwuah* 

 

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Basically Tarantulas always looks good.

 

 

 


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:05 PM

ALL of these:

 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:11 AM

One thing I like that I wish they'd do more of: these sexy gradients.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:53 AM

I want to eat it


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#34 lastmaximal

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:29 PM

Yeah I always shrugged amusedly when Walky would review things like Kup and DOTM Thundercracker with similar color-induced reactions, but I... I get it. This is beyond even my usual reaction to Jolly Rancher Spychangers.


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#35 LV!

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:34 PM

Speaking of Kup, I just saw him at Meijer the other day, and man is he ever pretty in person. Definitely one of those blue-greens that doesn't replicate in RGB.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:36 PM

Yup. It's been tough resisting this for the mold improvements and Targetmaster buddy of the Legends one; it's a really pretty shade.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:17 AM

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My obvious bias aside, this is impressive contrast for something that's mainly blue and more blue.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:31 AM

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:16 AM

Amazon Unicron always looked pretty damn nice to me.

 

Magnaboss was also pretty nice, considering you've got three figures with entirely disparate color schemes coming together to makes something that looks pretty cohesive.  Shame about the GPS, though.

 

G1 Thunderwing was another nice one.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:22 AM

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