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@  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.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:50 AM

https://www.previews...=IDW PUBLISHING

Hasbro Universe stuff:

- Clue #6
- Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #1
- Optimus Prime #13
- Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #5
- The Transformers: Lost Light #12

G.I. Joe: Unmasked #1 is curiously absent, despite being announced as a November release.

#2 Broadside

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:32 AM

Maybe they're waiting to do a formal announcement of the post-First Strike titles all together?


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:38 AM

Looks like we may finally see what happened to the Throttlebots!



#4 Verity Carlo

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:16 AM

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#5 Unit Eleven

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:25 AM

Getrektaway


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#6 Boomhauer

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:30 AM

Getaway was right.



#7 Chip

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:23 AM

I forgot we've got two guys in this universe who aren't really Bumblebee.



#8 Verity Carlo

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:10 PM

Maybe this issue will actually have the "Goldbug is a temporally displace Bumblebee!"


 

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#9 DocChloroplast

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:19 PM

Meh, I hope not :/

 

Also, no Lost Light? Is it going to double-up next month?


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#10 Jalaguy

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:59 PM

Also, no Lost Light? Is it going to double-up next month?


It's there (issue #12), check again!

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 01:46 PM

The issues are good, but dat Legacy game.



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 01:48 PM

Nice to know they're still forgetting to draw Groove on his chest.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:03 PM

 

Also, no Lost Light? Is it going to double-up next month?


It's there (issue #12), check again!

 

Ooh, I was just going by the front page. Whoops.

 

EDIT: Dammit, I confused the solits for next week's issues. Please ignore this post :(


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#14 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:21 PM

Nice to know they're still forgetting to draw Groove on his chest.

They're not forgetting to color his chest like Groove is there, though!

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:41 PM

Obviously, Groove is in the heart ;p



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 03:08 PM

Maybe this issue will actually have the "Goldbug is a temporally displace Bumblebee!"


My theory for a while is that they're going to bring back Bumblebee by somehow having his mind possess Centurion, who, after all, already has most of Bumblebee's memories.

(not to mention the fact that one of the solicitations for the Revolutionaries tie-in, if memory serves, describes Centurion going to the wilderness of Cybertron... and what do we know is in the wilderness?)

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 03:30 PM

Honestly, I would happily put money on "Goldbug is Bumblebee" at this point.

It's clear, with TAAO basically over, that Bee's return is definitely a Barber story and not a Scott one. And that kind of "continuity as an asset, not a hindrance" thing is 100% Barber's speed.

Plus, I mean, revisiting the Throttlebots after all these years, just as we're seemingly on the cusp of a Bumblebee resurrection, is pretty suspect in general. I mean, "some guys who got hugged up by Sixshot one time" don't really bring anything to the story-table other than "one of them looks almost exactly like Bumblebee did when he died"...

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 03:31 PM

G.I. Joe: Unmasked #1 is curiously absent, despite being announced as a November release.

The checklist on the back cover of First Strike #2 has GI Joe Unmasked moved to December. It was in November on FS #1's checklist.



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 04:05 PM

If nothing else, even if he's not Goldbug, bringing the Throttlebots into the picture provides a smokescreen (but not a Smokescreen) for Bumblebee's return.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 04:29 PM

(not to mention the fact that one of the solicitations for the Revolutionaries tie-in, if memory serves, describes Centurion going to the wilderness of Cybertron... and what do we know is in the wilderness?)


Goldbug's also apparently in the wilderness, so prepare for both characters to enter the Crystal City black hole and merge with Bumblebee into Goldbumblion!

It's nice to see one of the books finally deal with the new generation of Cybertronians, as that's a fairly major plotpoint.



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