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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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#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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#6 LV!

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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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