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@  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.

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Thanks in any case!

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Oh, wow. That is ages ago. 

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:03 PM)

ages ago meaning when the spark was still on ezboard

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:02 PM)

i think maybe it was part of a title of a movie someone posted ages ago and the "lesbian ninja" part stood out and people just latched on to it. please note this is possibly totally and completely wrong cause my memory is terrible anymore

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 12:11 PM)

I don't think it's a fandom thing, I think it's an Allspark thing. Or that's been my perception. Mayhem has some lesbian ninja regulars now but I think the reference is much older. = ] 

@  Robowang : (15 November 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Who knows. I always thought it was stupid.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

What is this fandom's deal with lesbian ninjas? Is it some fantheory about Nightbird or something?

@  OrionPax44 : (15 November 2017 - 08:26 AM)

Huh my phone didn't even alert me for some reason. Guess it only does on the Mayhem Discord Hangouts??

@  BlackMax : (14 November 2017 - 09:41 PM)

Telly, you are FIRED as my PR agent. :D

@  Telly : (14 November 2017 - 09:05 PM)

you all dont know what you missed. there was fun. there were games. lesbian ninjas. tang and even a couple human sacrifices.


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So... is the RID line mostly done this time, or will there be another subline imprint?


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:22 PM

 

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:51 AM

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:45 AM

By the way, I'd like to point out that the RID line has kinda defied all established rules of how redecos have worked over the past 20 years, and done something not really seen since the G1 era, namely the same toys continuing to ship in the same decos under the same line for over two years, and it's a sign of the toys' longevity rather than shelfwarmers.

I mean, during its first year, the RID line operated like most of its predecessors, with toys being eventually phased out in favor of same-character redecos (and the occasional different-character redeco too, like Ultra Magnus or Ratchet).

But once the "Mini-Con Weaponizers" subline imprint introduced a new packaging design, the rules changed. Not only did toys from the most recent waves see packaging variants for the sake of a uniform presentation (which happened in previous lines), but toys that had already been succeeded by redecos were suddenly brought back, and by now same-character redecos are the exception rather than the rule, instead keeping toys of the main characters in production in their original colors.

I mean, look at this. This is the order these toys were released in. This is not how things used to work.

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"'[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 18 July 2017 - 05:47 AM

This would not be considered a normal release sequence pre-2016.

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I'm not complaining, mind you. Just pointing it out.
"'[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 18 July 2017 - 06:30 AM

I LIKE the fact that this is what we've looped back around to. Speaks to the strength of branding and character, rather than a need to create an air of "fake newness."


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:32 AM

Unfortunately, it does mean seeing more message board rants about how Character X is shelfwarming because it's the fifth time they've seen X at the store. And Lord knows that Character X existing in the RID15 toyline was Hasbro/Walmart/Putin getting together to ensure that particular person wouldn't find a new Generations figure today.

I wonder just how strong RID ranks among past Transformer toylines with children

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:46 AM

I LIKE the fact that this is what we've looped back around to. Speaks to the strength of branding and character, rather than a need to create an air of "fake newness."

 

I like this and all, but I also like redecos I can repurpose, so I'm torn.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:59 AM

I LIKE the fact that this is what we've looped back around to. Speaks to the strength of branding and character, rather than a need to create an air of "fake newness."

 
I like this and all, but I also like redecos I can repurpose, so I'm torn.

Yeah, it kinda sucks that animation models now are so distinctive, and that the toys are made to resemble them rather than letting the engineers be creative.

At least on the show they can get new head designs and colour patterns, but at most toy scales that isn't even possible.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:46 PM

I'm not sure "possible" is what you mean since they've been doing redecos and retools forever. I suppose this is an approach based on different preferences/priorities.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:51 AM

I meant a lot of the smaller toys have no neck joints; their heads and torsos are one piece --which means any replacement would have to be mostly the same size/shape because of transformation, with only a blister-sized amount of new sculpting.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:15 AM

Ah. Well yup. There have been a good number of color swaps at least.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:24 PM

I just want a Warrior Springload before the line ends so he can be in rough scale with Warrior Quillfire. That's all I ask.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:02 AM

Current status of the last remaining stragglers, for those who care:

One-Step Changer Soundwave - listed for preorder at Entertainment Earth, listed at Amazon Canada and Amazon Germany, not stocked by anyone yet

Legion Class Cyclonus and Heatseeker (with a packaging variant re-release of Drift in his original colors) - released at retail in Singapore, the UK, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia and Germany, stocked by several Japanese importers, Cyclonus and Heatseeker listed at Amazon US

Legion Class Twinferno (with packaging variant re-releases of Sideswipe and Groundbuster) - released at retail in Singapore, stocked by Japanese importers Red Mercury and Nonstop.co.jp, Twinferno listed at Amazon US and Amazon Germany

Warrior Class Twinferno, Bludgeon and Thermidor (with packaging variant re-releases of Power Surge Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in his original colors) - released at retail pretty much everywhere in the world except in the US, listed at Target US website

Clash Combiners Optimus Prime & Grimlock and Saberhorn & Bisk - displayed by Hasbro at San Diego Comic-Con, not listed or stocked by anyone yet

Team Combiners Galvatronus - released at retail in Singapore and Canada, might have been stocked by Kmart USA, also listed at Target US, Amazon US, ToyWiz, Entertainment Earth, Toys"R"Us UK and The Entertainer

Edited by Nevermore, 29 September 2017 - 04:03 AM.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 05:24 AM

Galvatronus was available in the HasCon shop, too.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:31 AM

I wondered why Legion class Sideswipe has popped up for less than $20 on eBay in the last month or so.  It's a shame I no longer have any local retail carrying legion class RID though. 



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:25 AM

I wondered why Legion class Sideswipe has popped up for less than $20 on eBay in the last month or so.  It's a shame I no longer have any local retail carrying legion class RID though. 


The ones on eBay are all the old packaging version, though.
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:45 AM

 

I wondered why Legion class Sideswipe has popped up for less than $20 on eBay in the last month or so.  It's a shame I no longer have any local retail carrying legion class RID though. 


The ones on eBay are all the old packaging version, though.

 

Man, I just super don't have an eye for packaging.  I literally miss giant differences because all I look at is the toy inside.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:33 PM

What about the Bludgeon wave? 


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

What about the Bludgeon wave? 


Warrior Class Twinferno, Bludgeon and Thermidor (with packaging variant re-releases of Power Surge Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in his original colors) - released at retail pretty much everywhere in the world except in the US, listed at Target US website


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:30 PM

Thermidor and Twinferno are listed at the Target US website? Really?


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