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@  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.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Three more crashes since I pulled the ram. Verifying the OS now... tonight might be a reinstalling kinda night.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:46 AM)

And thankfully it wasn't totally dead, so it was working on occassion. If the problem is actually solved, I just need to wait and see if the program/system crashes are over.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:45 AM)

Got it. I wound up running the memtest four more times, because of course it's always the last dimm. But I got the culprit. I lost 8 gig, but I'm still at three times the "recommended" amount.

@  Hg Dragon : (07 September 2019 - 11:09 AM)

DL and run MemTest86. It'll help weed out issues. Run 1 stick at a time. Then run a stick that passed in each slot. Will help you find out if it's the RAM or the slot/motherboard

@  Patch : (07 September 2019 - 10:45 AM)

How many RAM sticks do you have total?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 09:57 AM)

Great, two weeks of random BSODs, and I manage to finally work out some ram has gone bad. Just need to work out which one(s) and then I can go from there.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:25 AM)

*just stares*

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 04:27 AM)

My french is rusty but I'd guess Italienne-americain pain du sauce

@  Nevermore : (07 September 2019 - 02:58 AM)

What do they want "pizza" to be called? Crpes superior?

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 01:11 AM)

Are they still suing Italian restaurants for having food that's insufficiently French?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 September 2019 - 10:31 PM)

Not even Quebec likes Quebec?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Quebec's a special case; they just have an insatiable lust for hate

@  Ashley : (06 September 2019 - 07:48 PM)

Those weird language laws are basically anti-everyone. Who does it help to stop certain toys from being sold there?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 04:56 PM)

Canada is one of those rare countries that's paradoxically both anti-business (except for the chosen few) and anti-consumer


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#241 Chip

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:28 PM

The sides needed paint or a deeper sculpt. With Bee, they realized that if you can't paint the windows you should just sculpt them rolled down.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:39 PM

TFW2005 user Ikkad has posted some relative size comparison images.


"Plastic is very cheap"
"Feels like a KO"
"Lack of elbows restricts poseability"
"Uses fake chest windows"
"Hasbro has cornered the market on KO TFs"

I should've just looked at the mirrored pictures instead of clicking through to the review.


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#243 Noideaforaname

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:53 PM

Super simple G1-ish Optimus Prime toy has to cheat the window chest bit? :???



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:56 PM

The windows are on the top of his backpack and wider than his chest. It's just simply not using the G1 transformation. For what they were trying to accomplish here, it seems like a totally reasonable solution.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:01 PM

 

TFW2005 user Ikkad has posted some relative size comparison images.


"Plastic is very cheap"
"Feels like a KO"
"Lack of elbows restricts poseability"
"Uses fake chest windows"
"Hasbro has cornered the market on KO TFs"

 

These quotes could be from virtually any toy reveal thread on TFW.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:38 AM

In-hand video review by chefatron:

 


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:47 AM

Read as "crab Magnus", got excited, then disappointed.


I am so down for Crabnus =o

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#248 lastmaximal

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:50 AM

TFW2005 user Ikkad has posted some relative size comparison images.


"Plastic is very cheap"
"Feels like a KO"
"Lack of elbows restricts poseability"
"Uses fake chest windows"
"Hasbro has cornered the market on KO TFs"
 
These quotes could be from virtually any toy reveal thread on TFW.

Well then that guy fits right in. It's like a goddamned Mad Lib.

No wonder I almost exclusively stay on the Allspark.


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#249 Fear or Courage

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:27 AM

TBH, these guys don't look good at all. The smaller legends and the larger Cyber Battalion managed to be cheap figures that still had good silhouettes and sculpts, but these guys really seem to lack that.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:37 AM

I'm a sucker for small, cheap TFs but it's hard to get excited about these when we've seen the same characters done better at relatively low pricepoints in fairly recent memory (I mean, this is basically that first wave of new Legends from a couple years ago, just less good).

 

I'm totally in for Grimlock, though, and it might be cool if the line continues and produces some less ubiquitous characters. Obviously I'm not the target audience, so anything good we get out of this is a bonus.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:39 AM

Ouch. After I shared the review video for the Allspark on Facebook, a guy from Hong Kong says "not good", and then a guy from Colombia says "ugly".


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:49 AM

Not really surprising, is it? These are just about the least fan-oriented Transformers toys Hasbro produces. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#253 LV!

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:20 PM

I don't know about that. They're G1 - that covers a multitude of sins to many people. I bet, at gunpoint, lots of people would take them over a movie One-Step - or maybe a movie Deluxe.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:25 PM

Okay, that's fair - I mean, would take one over a Movie one-step, and it'd depend on the Deluxe in question. I even considered getting CB Jetfire as a custom base. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 09 December 2017 - 12:25 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:29 PM

Movie fan super-biased comment follows:

The same guy arguing that TLK Legion Hot Rod is just a recolor of RID Legion Sideswipe will buy two of each so he can keep one MOSC.

(Snarky remark written after setting my Movie One-step back down on the coffee table.)


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:41 PM

I get what they're going for with these, I really do, but man they don't look good.

 

I mean Starscream probably looks the best but that jet mode just kills it.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:53 PM

These are so clearly not designed for this market, I don't really get the surprise at their quality. I wouldn't buy them, but I know I'm not even remotely expected to.

 

Then again, kids uh... find a way. I used Gobot Road Ranger as my Optimus Prime. You make do with what ya got.


 
 
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:04 PM

Road Ranger is an extremely cool toy on it's own merits. This isn't, but it does look more like an established character. I'd hope Road Ranger would win out.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:28 AM

I'm going to end up buying a bunch of those Starscreams simply to pilfer their null-rays.
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 05:56 AM

Didn't you get like any Titans Return cars? :p



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