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@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:32 PM

So, when will we get an episode where Strucker narrates the opening in an homage to Burn Notice, now that we've seen his mom?

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:24 PM

well she's a fugitive on the run from a government agency - I doubt she'd go waltzing into walmart with her full on green hair and buy the most expensive longest lasting dye they had...  it was likely a mix of food colouring, kool-aid and whatever else she could find while keeping a low profile 



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:00 PM

Right.  Which brings us back to "when's the last time she washed her hair?!?"



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:18 PM

the morning of the mission she was captured on. 



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:46 PM

So she's dyeing her hair with cheap, home-made cobbled-dye each morning?

Maybe you should be writing for that Inhumans show.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:26 AM

She clearly spends her money on quality makeup. That lipstick and eyeshadow survived a few days in prison, a shower and getting herself beat up!

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:42 PM

no, I just said that the minimum amount of time it could have taken place in. It could have been 3 years ago for all the difference it makes to the narrative.

 

and there's no need to be insulting, it's not like I suggested you were hung up on this like some weirdo turtles fan who saw a bit of girl back for the first time and now can't get his mind off it.   

 

>_> cause damn man, that inhumans thing was uncalled for and extremely low class 

 

XD j/k I laughed for like 3 minutes straight 



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:14 PM

it's not like I suggested you were hung up on this like some weirdo turtles fan who saw a bit of girl back for the first time and now can't get his mind off it.   
 

Whoah what? Context please?

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:58 PM

it's a joke because he has a turtle avatar 



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:18 PM

More Blinky goodness ... and I hope they're going with the plan that the more she uses her powers the more she's going to look 'right' 

 

cause there was some changey skin colour stuff going on there 



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:17 PM

More Blinky goodness ... and I hope they're going with the plan that the more she uses her powers the more she's going to look 'right' 
 
cause there was some changey skin colour stuff going on there 


Didn't notice anything about her skin, but her hair seemed a lot more black through most of the episode compared to the prior one.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:09 PM

they might have just been tricking me with light cast off the portal she made at the end to save her new boyfriend lol

 

I wonder how long it's going to take for the obvious fault in the new memory to show up.

 

that being she's only known John for like 3 days and only one of the nights was she in any condition to go make out in some place she's never been 



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:31 AM

I'm really digging this show so far. Much better than I thought it would be and full of B class Xmen characters that I love.

 

About Polaris's hair dye; Wasn't it raining during the beginning of the first episode? Shouldn't her dye have run then?


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:21 PM

I'm really digging this show so far. Much better than I thought it would be and full of B class Xmen characters that I love.

 

About Polaris's hair dye; Wasn't it raining during the beginning of the first episode? Shouldn't her dye have run then?

Maybe she needed soap?

 

Or the producers of the show listened when people were like "Where's her green hair?!" after the first promotional trailer.  :)


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:20 AM

The difference between cold water (rain) and warm water (shower) might also matter.

(I know it does for some screen makeup, I don't know about hair dyes.)

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:15 PM

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:03 PM

That was pretty intense.

Another very good episode.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 04:22 PM

Watched a few episodes of this, pretty good. The plot was a bit same old at first and the family seem a bit one dimenional but the other mutants are pretty interesting.

Loved the ringtone in the first episode :D



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:44 PM

Everyone likes the underground mutants better than the family.  Family is fine, just not as interesting.  :D


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:12 PM

Interesting development about the Struckers.

Never realized they actually gave Blink pointy ears in this because of the way she wears her hair until she mentioned it. Sure enough: http://thegifted.wik..._Chung_ears.jpg

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