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@  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

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2019 - 10:30 AM)

O never hated it, the whole thing was an Indiana Jones movie. I didn't care for the CGI, but that's just nature of the beast.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:19 PM

At the suggestions of others, here's a dedicated thread for the podcast me and DanielAdkins have started discussing the IDW Hasbro Universe books.

First episode is out now, discussing Lost Light #5, MASK #6, Rom #10 and Revolutionaries #4.

Download the show from Libsyn or iTunes:
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https://itunes.apple...=2&ign-mpt=uo=4

Follow us on Twitter for updates and Hasbro Universe news:
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EDIT: Also, if anyone wants to spread the word on Tumblr:
http://jalaguy.tumbl...og-have-started

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:38 PM

I made it through the first half hour on the way to work today and really enjoyed it. 


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#3 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:53 PM

Glad to hear all the positive response, even if the first episode does have some audio errors here and there (future episodes will be better). And please, any and all feedback is appreciated and will help us to make the show even better.

Also, if you're enjoying the show, be sure to leave us a review on iTunes, as that's one of the best ways to help spread the word.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 06:10 PM

Ah, good plan. Hadn't thought of that. 


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#5 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

Action And Adventure is now available on Google Play! https://play.google....tknfumwgskwv6ty



#6 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:40 PM

I threw this out on Twitter, but how would listeners feel about us doing some smaller bonus content to fill in a weekly schedule, even if some of it is hosted solo (essentially just one of our hosts talking to the microphone)? Also, what should said bonus content be? Retrospectives on past IDW stories? Non-IDW comics like the old Marvel ROM series? Non-comics coverage of things like RID or Last Knight? Let us know.



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 03:09 PM

Retrospectives sound fun! Maybe on "off-weeks" you could do, like, one or two collected volumes of older Transformers/GI Joe stuff?

(Or just... review Action Man.)


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:51 PM

I still haven't found time to finish the first one yet, but I would certainly welcome the odd smaller chunk here and there. 

 

I would suggest that explaining the convoluted nonsense that is the pre-Rev Joe books would be a topic that is always in demand. :)


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:53 PM

Retrospectives sound fun! Maybe on "off-weeks" you could do, like, one or two collected volumes of older Transformers/GI Joe stuff?

(Or just... review Action Man.)

Oh we could certainly do the Scioli series. Maybe get Chris in on that. We would definitely do Action Man. We could possibly do it post-Revolutionaries/pre-First Strike.

 

I still haven't found time to finish the first one yet, but I would certainly welcome the odd smaller chunk here and there. 

 

I would suggest that explaining the convoluted nonsense that is the pre-Rev Joe books would be a topic that is always in demand. :)

I do need an excuse to read pre-Rev Joe.

 

Oh god, even the Traviss run?



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:09 PM

Well, sure, probably skip the Traviss run. I mean that book can literally kill a person. 


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:15 PM

Can't remember if our conversation about the Traviss run made it into the final episode or if that happened after the end of the show, but Callum went pretty into detail about how bad it was.

 

EDIT: Yes, we did talk about it. Callum was very adamant to the poor quality of Traviss's writing.


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 02:43 AM

Oh, I didn't mean the Scioli stuff, I meant "Transformers or GI Joe".
TFvsGIJoe is good too, though.

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#13 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:59 AM

Oh, I didn't mean the Scioli stuff, I meant "Transformers or GI Joe".
TFvsGIJoe is good too, though.

Oh, I thought you meant one of the many previous TF/Joe crossovers.

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 05:22 PM

EPISODE 2: Acroyear: Weeblefall

Our second episode, Acroyear: Weeblefall, is out now! (Thank you to Broadside for suggesting the title.)

 

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Listen to it on Libsyn, iTunes, Google Play, or via direct download.


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 02:12 AM

Can I just say that the Action Man theme was an inspired choice of intro?

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#16 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

Can I just say that the Action Man theme was an inspired choice of intro?

Thank you. I originally tried to put together our own theme song that featured some audio clips from the various cartoon themes, but was never really satisfied with it. When I went searching for the Action Man opening, I liked it so much I was like, "Let's just use that for the first episode." Then I liked it more and more during editing, so it stuck. 



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 05:48 PM

Hadn't really thought about it when I read the solicits, but hearing it out loud... in a universe shared with GI Joe, "Rom's opening Salvo" is a worrying phrase.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:34 AM

BONUS EPISODE: CLEAN SHAVE

Guess what girls, boys, and nonbinary joys! You get a BONUS EPISODE this week! You could call this one a "Clean Shave."

 

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:28 AM

Oh my god. I hate myself.

I just finished episode two.

I remember NOTHING about the MASK cartoon. I watched it as a kid, but I couldn't tell you a single thing about it.

But then you monsters play the theme song, and... my heart just lit up. I was flooded with joy. That song. That song!!! A shot of pure nostalgia straight into my brain.

I had to literally sever both of my own arms to prevent the finalisation of an Amazon order. What have I become?

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:39 PM

Oh my god. I hate myself.

I just finished episode two.

I remember NOTHING about the MASK cartoon. I watched it as a kid, but I couldn't tell you a single thing about it.

But then you monsters play the theme song, and... my heart just lit up. I was flooded with joy. That song. That song!!! A shot of pure nostalgia straight into my brain.

I had to literally sever both of my own arms to prevent the finalisation of an Amazon order. What have I become?

Say what you will about the MASK show (it can range from gut-wrenchingly awful to so awful its amazing!), but that song is a masterwork. Shuki Levy at his finest!

 

Also, little update: I'm a HeroesCon this weekend, and I'll be interviewing Casey Coller and Brendan Cahill. If anyone has any questions you want answered, leave them in this thread.





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