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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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#221 DirtyByrd

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

Well, I waited too long and missed out on Brimstone. But, I have the Bard of Darkmount, Transmutate and Galva Convoy on the way. I've never tried building one so this should be fun.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:08 PM

I'm sure somebody will swoop in to buy all of the toys at the end of the year to flip on eBay or wherever, but will the paper materials nobody wants end up in a dumpster behind FP when New Year's comes? The market for empty SG Drift boxes doesn't seem very large.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:50 PM

Well, I waited too long and missed out on Brimstone. But, I have the Bard of Darkmount, Transmutate and Galva Convoy on the way. I've never tried building one so this should be fun.


I hope you have a spare Orion Pax (or one of his redecos) to strip down. The GalvaConvoy sets FP are selling do not come with hardware.

I believe this means no screws or pins to assemble him with.

-SS (which,admittedly,is a bit strange as the other kits come with them.)

#224 Dake

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:50 PM

I hope they at least recycle them.


 
 
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#225 lastmaximal

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:22 AM

Anyone out there want to split the 5.0 Pretenders set on the cheeps?



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#226 Shrug

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:42 AM

Anyone out there want to split the 5.0 Pretenders set on the cheeps?


Maybe. Which half do you want?

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:00 AM

Megs and Spacewaaaaaarp



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#228 Jim S

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:17 AM

But that's the half I want!

Better question... anyone out there dying for gorilla Prime?

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:19 AM

Things I want:

Most wanted set. This was my sons first BotCon so if I could get a set on the cheap it would be one last cool memory for he and I to split.

Rodimus and Arcee, naturally

Pretender set (really I only want Optimus.)
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:20 AM

Pretender set (really I only want Optimus.)

 

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#231 lastmaximal

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:52 AM

Pretender set (really I only want Optimus.)

 

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#232 StarSaber

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:08 AM

I just want Megatron's shell.

-SS (My Grand feels naked.)

#233 Jim S

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:38 AM

I just want Megatron's shell.

-SS (My Grand feels naked.)


Since my main focus is Spacewarp I feel as if something can be worked out here...

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:12 AM

See, I do really want Pretender Prime. But I might be getting Oilmaster from someone splitting up that set. And even though I'd prefer Prime, Oilmaster would be the right price.

Wish someone mentioned splitting the two pack yesterday. I didn't even think of asking here.

What I really, really want is for the Pretender two pack to make it to 90% off.

 


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#235 lastmaximal

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:21 AM

Wish someone mentioned splitting the two pack yesterday. I didn't even think of asking here.

What I really, really want is for the Pretender two pack to make it to 90% off.

 

 

I think I did? But yeah, it'd be nice to get it even cheaper... it's just I don't know if I should chance it.



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#236 Shrug

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:27 AM

 

Wish someone mentioned splitting the two pack yesterday. I didn't even think of asking here.

What I really, really want is for the Pretender two pack to make it to 90% off.

 

 

I think I did? But yeah, it'd be nice to get it even cheaper... it's just I don't know if I should chance it.

 

Oh, well I apologize if I messed up our chance to be showered in Pretenders.

I'm gonna take a hard look at my toy budget later today.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:19 AM

Hmm if the Diaclone 2-pack lasts until Friday, do I want a set to try to make Burnout into a Generations Skunkticon... :hmm

#238 Jim S

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:23 AM

Dude, if it makes it to Friday (very likely) , it'll be $16 bucks for two deluxes. I've seen Wal*Mart clearance prices less competitive.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:06 AM

Well, I waited too long and missed out on Brimstone. But, I have the Bard of Darkmount, Transmutate and Galva Convoy on the way. I've never tried building one so this should be fun.

 

I'd considered getting one of those Galva Convoys, but then I remembered the difficulty I had in assembling custom class figures while I was actually in the class, with instructions and folks with access to better tools (and talent!) handy, and realized I could never hope to achieve satisfactory results on my own.

 

You're a braver man than I.

 

That said, there was a discussion some time back about whether the Allspark might consider hosting scans of the Instruction books to those classes. I'm happy to contribute the 2009, 2013, and 2016 books, but I don't want to run afoul of site policy if we still think those should be considered off-limits for some reason.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:08 AM

You heard it here first folks - the Club will be back in 2090! :D


 
 
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