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@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  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?


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#101 Internet Jesus

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:54 PM

Pre-tracing Greg Land was actually good. Looks like he just did the face. Plus colors like Liam said.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:13 PM

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

Greg Land always traced, but it just wasn't so obvious. For a book that's more than likely just made to piggyback on movie hype he makes sense. The colorist on that image looks like it has FDGs distinct shine, good choice.
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:51 AM

and here's artist Jon Malin completely failing to understand the X-Men. among other things.

 


X-Men are closer to Jews in SJW Hitler's Germany fighting for freedom because they see ideologues rising, silencing them, weaponizing hate, racism and socialism against the people they claim are the root of social ills. SJWs are not Nazis but Nazis are SJWs and X-MEN aren't SJWs.

 

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:59 AM

I'm sorry but...WHAT?!



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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:44 AM

I know those words but that phrase made no sense to me.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:20 PM

X-Men are literally the Social Justice Warriors.  Like, in every sense and meaning of those words.  Uh...


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:19 AM

 

and here's artist Jon Malin completely failing to understand the X-Men. among other things.

 

 


X-Men are closer to Jews in SJW Hitler's Germany fighting for freedom because they see ideologues rising, silencing them, weaponizing hate, racism and socialism against the people they claim are the root of social ills. SJWs are not Nazis but Nazis are SJWs and X-MEN aren't SJWs.

 

https://twitter.com/...246168736444421

 

 

 

forget the X-Men, I'm not convinced this guy understands English.



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:52 AM

I think I lost an IQ point reading that.
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

and here's artist Jon Malin completely failing to understand the X-Men. among other things.
 

X-Men are closer to Jews in SJW Hitler's Germany fighting for freedom because they see ideologues rising, silencing them, weaponizing hate, racism and socialism against the people they claim are the root of social ills. SJWs are not Nazis but Nazis are SJWs and X-MEN aren't SJWs.
 
https://twitter.com/...246168736444421
 

Dude liked a video of Ethan Van Sciver parody drawing male versions of female super heroes with terrible commentary.

The thing about these types is theyll say SJWs ruined everything but wont use specific examples, so they can sound vague enough that some ppl wont find them completely terrible and say hey its just my opinion man!

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 11:16 AM

aw jeez

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 12:53 PM

It's what I was expecting, it's what you get Bendis to do! Plus in the past year he's managed to pull off the two-book format in a way that actually clicked with me, despite never working for me in the past.

 

I dunno, I get why some people dislike his work, but I'm more pumped for this than I've been for any comics in a while.

 

Edit: also, I'm interested to see what this imprint is. Young Animal has earned DC a lot of leeway in this.


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#113 Telly

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:02 PM

Action comics finally hits #1000 in april? Woo! I dont care whats in it or who is writing or drawing it, im picking that sucker up!
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:41 PM

One word for you. BENDIS



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:43 PM

It's what I was expecting, it's what you get Bendis to do! Plus in the past year he's managed to pull off the two-book format in a way that actually clicked with me, despite never working for me in the past.
 
I dunno, I get why some people dislike his work, but I'm more pumped for this than I've been for any comics in a while.
 
Edit: also, I'm interested to see what this imprint is. Young Animal has earned DC a lot of leeway in this.


His X-Men was terrible. Especially the Dark Beast asspull. And hes responsible for the O5. Blargh

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:55 PM

One word for you. BENDIS


Dont care. I dont even read superman comics (or comics in general anymore aside from transformers) anyway. Im getting it cause its issue #1000 of the first superhero comic! Besides, im only gonna read it once then its going in a frame.

Ill be doing the same thing when detective comics hits #1000 as well

Edited by Telly, 01 February 2018 - 02:57 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:26 PM


On the upside there will be a HELL of a lot more creators on Action Comics 1000 than just Bendis:

http://www.dccomics....ion-comics-1000

To quote:
"FEATURING ALL-NEW ART AND STORIES BY:

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

JOHN CASSADAY

OLIVIER COIPEL

PAUL DINI

JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ

PATRICK GLEASON

BUTCH GUICE

GEOFF JOHNS

DAN JURGENS

TOM KING

JIM LEE

CLAY MANN

BRAD MELTZER

JERRY ORDWAY

TIM SALE

LOUISE SIMONSON

SCOTT SNYDER

CURT SWAN

PETER J. TOMASI

MARV WOLFMAN

...AND MORE! "


-ZacWilliam, thinks Bendis is miss way more often than hit, and is frequently terrible at ongoing storytelling , but the amount of awesome on this issue WAY outweighs that.
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:28 PM

I guess it was 50/50. You score Bendis, he is absolutely being given one of your biggest books, or else some super obscure title from a hundred years ago. Or both. 

 

I think Bendis did a lot of great work for Marvel, and probably still deserves to be a big deal in the industry. I hope the move to DC freshens him up a bit. Not that I really care much, but still. 


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:37 PM

Also, not to be the Bendis guy, but is anyone here complaining about him coming on reading the Superman books right now? It might be great or it might suck, but I doubt it could be less exciting than Dan Jurgen's 100th year on Superman and the shell of Tomasi's book after he took all the momentum and ideas over to Super Sons.



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 06:01 PM

Truthfully I don't really hate on Bendis. I've generally liked most of his work. I just wish he could write a story in a single issue for once. Granted most comics now won't either but just once in a while it'd be nice to get a breather between arcs. I miss X-men baseball issues (not laced with political and religious easter eggs)





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