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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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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:01 AM

Due March 18.

 

 

 

Want to feel old, God Fire Convoy first came out in 2000.  Which was 16 years after G1 started, and right when Takara first started reissuing G1 Transformers.  When this Encore figure comes out, it will have been 17 to 18 years since Fire Convoy and God Magnus were released.  This also explains why Fire Convoy's voice actor was recently recording something in the the studios - updating the voice I imagine (from Figure King below).

 

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Who didn't see Topspin and Twintwist coming with Pointblank and Spoilsport?

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:05 AM

Oh man, wasn't there a rumor about a Fire Convoy reissue a couple years back that turned out to not have happened? Maybe it was just delayed.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:05 AM

I'm kind of impressed the God Fire Convoy mold(s) still exist.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:06 AM

Encore God Fire Convoy, will have come out 5 years after the last Encore release (Fortress Maximus in March of 2013).

 

If he is under the Encore label.

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:08 AM

I wonder if that's going to finish off the Titans Return imports. Though I guess we also have to see how Takara handles Power of the Primes tiny figures.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:10 AM

I still have my original Hasbro RiD 2001 figures, but if there's anything worthwhile about this Encore reissue, I just may have to check it out.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:12 AM

I wonder if that's going to finish off the Titans Return imports. Though I guess we also have to see how Takara handles Power of the Primes tiny figures.

 

I would think so, as all the major Voyager, Deluxe, and Leader molds have been released.

 

Wilder / Fangry's Headmaster figure being the only obvious omission thus far.

 

Ptero and his vehicle were never released either, and I imagine this Lione is his head only.  No lion partner.

 

Shuffler's head was never released, but the retool was as Clouder.


I still have my original Hasbro RiD 2001 figures, but if there's anything worthwhile about this Encore reissue, I just may have to check it out.

 

Probably a new voice clip by the original Japanese actor.

 

Hopefully better tires?




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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

A God Fire Convoy reissue...damn I feel old, brings back memories of a nerdy me still in school drooling over its prototype pics via dial-up.

Hope the rubber on this reissue won't crack or, worse yet, erode plastic.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:34 AM

I certainly like that they're likely giving us the remaining 1987 Hasbro Autobot Targetmasters guns, but I lament the (impending) loss of the Jumpstarters actual guns.

The Targetmasters may end up looking a bit weird with these guys, since they'll be gray and red with white and blue guys.

Granted I'm a person that dislikes when the Targetmaster is the same color as their larger partner (Universe Cyclonus, SG Cyclonus, LG Slugslinger - it would seem).  But the contrast might be a bit too much.  :D

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:40 AM

God Ginrai was 14 years old when they reissued it. Star Convoy was 15.

Fire Convoy will be 18.

But it's just not the same, dammit, because Fire Convoy wasn't the drool-object on slow dial-up connections that showed them on fan sites so rudimentary they didn't know which figure was which. Nobody ever paid $600 for a MIB Fire Convoy.... right?

When I got my Deathsaurus it was 7 years old. That's not the same as today buying ROTF Jetfire.... is it?

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:45 AM

God Ginrai was 14 years old when they reissued it. Star Convoy was 15.

Fire Convoy will be 18.

But it's just not the same, dammit, because Fire Convoy wasn't the drool-object on slow dial-up connections that showed them on fan sites so rudimentary they didn't know which figure was which. Nobody ever paid $600 for a MIB Fire Convoy.... right?

Fire Convoy was definitely a drool object on slow dial-up connections.  But people knew who he was at the time.  :D

 

I remember a place called Charms in Manchester, CT that would sell bootleg VHS of fansubbed anime.  They were open for a short time, but I'm pretty sure they had both Fire Convoy and Black Convoy for roughly $200 at their store.

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

dammit I paid extra for inherent and non-transferable specialness

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:04 AM

When I got my Deathsaurus it was 7 years old. That's not the same as today buying ROTF Jetfire.... is it?

 

No, because it was foreign, which gives it Weeb Bonus. You'd have to buy that ROTF Buster Prime/Jetfire two-pack, which you actually could easily spend $600 on now.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:18 AM

I hope the Encore reissues are going to be casted from Phazer's versions of the molds.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:26 AM

Go boy, Convoy!

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:44 AM

I just wish this meant a reissued Gigatron, maybe with impoved chrome.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:44 AM

Yeeeeeeeeeeeees.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:59 AM

God Fire Convoy. Hadn't heard that name in a while!


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:10 AM

gad dangit they keep doing this to me with targetmasters



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:28 AM

Woo!

 

Legends Seaspray should be skippable. I was worried they'd give him Headmaster Alana or something.

 

I think I'm passing on the Legends Jumpstarters as well. As much as I love Targetmasters, Hasbro's guns are cool, they'd feel incomplete without them.

Plus I already have TR Topspin, and I there's really no way they could improve the deco much, if at all.


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