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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 12:09 PM)

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/10/16/youtube-experiences-widespread-outage/ Just one of several stories about it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 October 2018 - 11:59 AM)

*groan* Morons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:48 AM)

Yep.

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

people were calling 911 about YouTube being down?

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

....what

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:39 AM)

Apparently some people freaked out so much they called 911.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 07:33 AM)

I was at work when it happened I guess.

@  Paladin : (17 October 2018 - 07:18 AM)

disappeared completely up its own asshole.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 02:14 AM)

Youtube was gone?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 11:53 PM)

I actually agree with you MEDdMI, or at least be creative. x.x

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2018 - 11:29 PM)

Death threats are boring. Get to know the person, then torment them with stuff that really gets under their skin. *evil grin*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2018 - 10:18 PM)

YouTube is back!

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 09:55 PM)

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 October 2018 - 09:27 PM)

BTW for the three of you who haven't discovered yet, YouTube is down.

@  Telly : (16 October 2018 - 08:05 PM)

maybe this is that persons first death threat, and the creativity will come with more experiance

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Nah. Or at least not near as creative as some of them I've got. This one was a basic "If I ever see you IRL I'll slit you're throat."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2018 - 06:00 PM)

was it at least a creative threat?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 01:07 PM)

Speaking of which.. Got a deaththeat today on an other messageboard. :D

@  Shockwave 75 : (16 October 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pidgeon; no matter what you do it's going to shit on the board and strut around like it won.

@  Pennpenn : (16 October 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Well, there is also the fact that the person you're arguing against won't accept the authority as neutral (or valid or credible) unless they agree with everything that person says.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 05:35 AM)

Never argue with idiots. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:21 AM)

Anyone who's ever argued with dumbasses on the internet knows how stubborn and persistent they can be. Dozens of people can tell them they're wrong, and they' just stick their fingers in their ears and go "na na can't hear you!"

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:19 AM)

Especially if its a bet about an objective truth. Chances are, you provide overwhelming evidence for your position, the dumbass won't accept your evidence or will just change the rules and then claim the money you allegedly owe him.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:17 AM)

I've just been reminded of a life lesson: Never take a bet with a dumbass unless there's a neutral authority accepted by both sides that will decide on the winner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 03:42 AM)

Peace was never an option.

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

The war between the cerapods and the theropods continues to the modern era

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:51 PM)

The parrot, once I stopped pressing the button on the toy. It might have gone on forever otherwise.

@  Foffy : (15 October 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Depends. Who won?

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:37 PM)

Should I be worried that my 40-year-old parrot got into a roaring contest with a Jurassic World toy?

@  Paladin : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

was the bride's name Sarah Connor?

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

A sawed off shotgun is fairly easy to conceal. Of course, they're also illegal.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2018 - 04:19 PM)

Maybe they wear a really, really baggy coat.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 04:10 PM)

I don't wanna think about the body type where a SHOTGUN is concealed carry.

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2018 - 04:08 PM)

"If there any objections-" *Both sides pull out ridiculous amounts of weapons against each other*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

Someone else quips in the comments, "I have heard of a shotgun wedding, but this is ridiculous!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I saw a random shipost on Facebook. Evidently, there are people in the U.S. who have to ask wedding guests not to bring their concealed-carry weapons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 October 2018 - 07:09 AM)

Hey.. I tried to say that google game streaming actually works pretty good... Now if that's depressing, that's a WHOLE nother ball of wax. ;D

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 06:29 AM)

The box is being used exactly as it was meant to: for random conversation. If it's depressing it's because the group whom use it is neither oblivious or stupid and we happen to be discussing depressing things.

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2018 - 12:27 AM)

I'm starting to feel like the box is being used in lieu of actual serious threads (not to be terrible but seeing this as soon as you get on the forums is depressing).

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

It's shameful that randos in richer countries pretend like it's not happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

Small island countries are already sinking below sea level and being consumed by the ocean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:28 PM)

Which is why poorer countries are some of the ones most worried at this point, I imagine. Wealthy countries like the US, Canada, etc won't feel the effects nearly as soon

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 10:05 PM)

Realistically: there doesn't have to be truly catastrophic impacts to screw us all over. Frequent enough storms will disrupt our infrastructure, which will hobble our ability to rebuild quickly and cause pretty big backslides in quality of life. I don't mean "oh no, I can't charge my iphone", more like "dysentery is as common as the flu because the resources just aren't there to clean the water anymore".

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

If no, then procrastinate some more

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

Well, the most important question: is it going to stop me getting some drive thru at McDonald's?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2018 - 09:21 PM)

It's kinda nuts seeing insurance ads tell everyone multiple 500-year storms a year is the new normal, but the general attitude over is still at best *shrug*.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 October 2018 - 08:18 PM)

Sad thing is... Boomers are still leaving their vile taint on a lot of the younger generation.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

Certainly the boomers won't live to see it, and they're the worst generation for not giving a shit

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

We're seeing some of it, yeah, but very likely all the truly catastrophic impacts will hit once most of us are dead

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 07:46 PM)

Stupid thing is: We ARE seeing results in our lifetime, but it's still slow enough that we, as a culture, are willing to ignore it despite what the scientists are saying.


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:30 AM

Anyone here own any Convertors? I have seen them mentioned a few times on the wiki.

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:06 AM

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:21 AM

I have Zardak, Crawler, Rex, Tenticus, Focus, the binoculars, Baron, Cassette...

Now if you ask me where they are... not sure I could tell you that lol.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:06 AM

I'm pretty sure Bickmore's packaged Colt photo is of my Colt. There was a brief period where I was going back and buying a ton of them, because they are (were?) really cheap and I have intense nostalgia for them (because they were also really cheap in 1985, which meant I had a bunch). And a few of them (especially the Avarians) are great toy designs.

 

They're the chintziest pieces of crap you've ever played with, though.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

I don’t anymore, but i used to own the Alphatron vehicle combiner and Omegatron (which is basically Omega Supreme}. Kinda wish i still had them, just for the novelty value.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

Those are actually the other Convertors, from Grandstand.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:59 AM

I wish Takara had reissued Omegatron with some new story how the mind of Megatron had taken over the body of Omega Supreme.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:31 PM

My only one is the Avarian owl, Hoot, and he has always been one of my very favorite toys. Chintzy plastic, but a great little design.

I'd like to get more but I've always held off. My impression is that due to their fragility and the general lack of collector interest, finding them in decent shape gets difficult.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:34 PM

Those are actually the other Convertors, from Grandstand.


There’s a difference?

Wow. In that case i don’t think i’ve ever heard of Selects Convertors then.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:40 PM

Bull, the Jumbo Defender (whose name I always thought was Buffalo, perhaps because he has "Buffalo" written all over him) was one of my absolute favorite transforming robot toys as a kid.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:17 PM

I've got a Spin, the roulette wheel, on my coffee table as a gift from a coworker.  I didn't know what it was until just now.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

I have Crawler (AKA blue Barrage) and Scorpio, Nofka (or possibly a knockoff), and "Turak" and "Volcan" (which even at the time I recognized as Max and Millia's Veritechs/Valkyries).



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:25 PM

Convertors are indistinguishable from knockoffs.

 

Well: almost all knockoffs, anyway.

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:55 PM

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I have had the black Transforming Radio in the front here since the 80s. Hes definitely a Convertor as he has the logo right across the top center of his chest, but he seems to be a pretty obscure one. The Convertors websites Ive checked online make no mention of him anywhere and Ive only very rarely found any pictures of it online at all.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:04 PM

I have Crawler (AKA blue Barrage) and Scorpio, Nofka (or possibly a knockoff), and "Turak" and "Volcan" (which even at the time I recognized as Max and Millia's Veritechs/Valkyries).


Almost. Max and Milia's signature colors may have been used for Turak and Volcan, but from what I can discern, Turak and Volcan's molds are VF-1S, not VF-1J like Max and Milia's personal fighters.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:23 AM

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:50 PM

I still have Avarian Rex.  Cool little toy.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:57 PM

I have a bunch. Most if not all of the Deluxe Defenders & Avarians. One of the little SD Veritech Maladroids (I forget which one). The walkman guy. And I think First Track.

 

I had Morphus and Tenticus (the Insectors), but I've replaced them with FoC Kickback and Fox Kids! Transmetal Tarantulas, respectively.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

I got a couple minty shiny birdpersons from a friend a few years back, and picked up the Roulette-bot, the SDF-1, and the "mini-Skids" Honda City slightly more recently. They're all super-floppy and fragile-feeling, but they're so unusual and fun that they're still worth owning.





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