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@  BlackMax : (21 November 2017 - 04:53 PM)

Sweet!

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2017 - 08:00 AM)

Okay, that's freaky good.

@  Locoman : (20 November 2017 - 11:02 PM)

Today I learned that the credits theme from Avatar syncs up alarmingly well with the theme from Beast Wars.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:24 PM)

We badly want to move and completely lack the money to do so. Sigh.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:23 PM)

Which, the opposite side of one bathroom wall is the bedroom. The other wall has all my Transformers on the other side. And it was so bad the other day it actually stunk up the laundry room below the bathroom.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:21 PM)

And the smell is leaking through the bathroom. I'm guessing the vents are connected.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Turns out they smoke. A lot. I know this because it's now cold outside and they're closing their windows.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

So, I moved to a duplex this summer. And I noticed my neighbor's kept their windows open all the time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2017 - 06:58 PM)

The Netherlands fights the sea every day.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2017 - 02:32 PM)

It's a Spider's Game over there.

@  Boomhauer : (20 November 2017 - 09:08 AM)

The best moment of the Emu War is when they brought machine guns to shoot at large groups of birds and at no point a single person in the room brought up "wait but emus are fast won't they just dodge and-"

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 04:53 AM)

Yeah yeah, giant spiders. Look up the Great Emu War of the 1920s for instances of Australia trying to defeat it's wildlife and failing miserably.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 November 2017 - 03:41 AM)

Australia is still fighting their war on Giant Spiders.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 01:58 AM)

The queue is pretty long, and I don't think Australia is going anywhere any time soon.

@  Locoman : (19 November 2017 - 10:59 PM)

Welcome to the "political crisis" queue, here's your ticket.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Complicated lengthy coalition talks just failed.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Oh boy. Germany is in a political crisis.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:25 PM)

I could handle going back to not existing. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 01:14 PM)

Life is the brief recess we get from not existing before going back to not existing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:10 PM)

Nah.. Life is simply the precursor to death.

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 12:41 PM)

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

@  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.


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Happy Birthday Allspark! (Or: the "Devcon breaks his 'no birthday thread rule" Thread)


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#1 Devcon

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:45 AM

As it says in the title: today's the Allspark's birthday! On this day in '99, Optimus87 and SH0CKWAVE created this site and we've had our spot on the Net to call our own since then.

We've come far from our EZboard days but we're still kicking, and this year with the influx of a ton of new talent in the staff to succeed to us staffer alumni, I'm certain we got plenty more awesome years ahead of us.

So from this Day One Veteran (11/11/99 represent!), happy birthday Allspark!

Edited by Devcon, 11 November 2017 - 07:46 AM.

With many thanks to Alex Milne for the new Dragnet Avatar!

#2 wonko the sane?

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:27 AM

A wonderful place to meet some folk, and waste some time. Cheers to home!



#3 Patchouli Knowledge

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:32 AM

Happy birthday Allspark! We're coming up on the 20th anniversary in a couple years, aren't we?

I remember being a newbie... in 2002... now I'm just an oldbie.

#4 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:37 AM

Happy Birthday Allspark!

Wow, its been a long time since i was just a lurker on the site. This is the best site for making friends and making mayhem. :)

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#5 Copper Bezel

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:39 AM

You've been one of the best and worst influences in my life over the many years I've been here, Allspark. Thanks, and happy birthday. XD


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?


#6 Destron D-69

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:06 AM

If it wasn't for this place I wouldn't have met the best people I know.

 

Happy Birthday! Long live Classic Gears 


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#7 Copper Bezel

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:18 AM

Classic Purple 4evar


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?


#8 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:39 AM

Dark Spark rules! :)

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#9 Cybersnark

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:10 PM

Happy Birthday to the Allspark family!

#10 The Predaking

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:08 PM

Happy 18 Birthday Allspark! Now make sure to sign up for the draft! 


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#11 Ironbite

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:40 PM

HAPPY DAY OF SPAWNING!


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#12 Powered Convoy

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:40 PM

The Allspark is legal consenting age now.


#13 Copper Bezel

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:41 PM

Even in Texas!


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?


#14 Ms Virion

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:44 PM

The Allspark is legal consenting age now.

 

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#15 Devcon

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:25 PM

Hell around my parts? It's legal DRINKING age

(He says, glass of scotch in hand)

Edited by Devcon, 11 November 2017 - 08:25 PM.

With many thanks to Alex Milne for the new Dragnet Avatar!

#16 Rust

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:15 PM

Not really an oldbie, but a fixture here since the mid-aughts. Still remains my one true "home" on the web.

 

Cheers!


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#17 TriBlurr

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:15 PM

Cheers Allspark!



#18 Confuzor

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:46 PM

Happy Birthday Allspark!!!

#19 Strafe

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:01 AM

The Allspark is legal consenting age now.

 

This is what I clicked this thread to say.

 

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Thanks to Greg for keeping it going, thanks to everyone who stood by it. Six days from now is the anniversary of the day Kyle (I miss Kyle) made me the Allspark's first babysitter, which probably makes the thing I came in here to say even weirder. I don't know if I'd have turned out quite as weird without this place, so thanks for that, too.



#20 Glenn

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:49 AM

18 years.. that makes the Allspark my longest lasting relationship.



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