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@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Three more crashes since I pulled the ram. Verifying the OS now... tonight might be a reinstalling kinda night.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:46 AM)

And thankfully it wasn't totally dead, so it was working on occassion. If the problem is actually solved, I just need to wait and see if the program/system crashes are over.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:45 AM)

Got it. I wound up running the memtest four more times, because of course it's always the last dimm. But I got the culprit. I lost 8 gig, but I'm still at three times the "recommended" amount.

@  Hg Dragon : (07 September 2019 - 11:09 AM)

DL and run MemTest86. It'll help weed out issues. Run 1 stick at a time. Then run a stick that passed in each slot. Will help you find out if it's the RAM or the slot/motherboard

@  Patch : (07 September 2019 - 10:45 AM)

How many RAM sticks do you have total?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 09:57 AM)

Great, two weeks of random BSODs, and I manage to finally work out some ram has gone bad. Just need to work out which one(s) and then I can go from there.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:25 AM)

*just stares*

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 04:27 AM)

My french is rusty but I'd guess Italienne-americain pain du sauce

@  Nevermore : (07 September 2019 - 02:58 AM)

What do they want "pizza" to be called? Crpes superior?

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 01:11 AM)

Are they still suing Italian restaurants for having food that's insufficiently French?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 September 2019 - 10:31 PM)

Not even Quebec likes Quebec?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Quebec's a special case; they just have an insatiable lust for hate

@  Ashley : (06 September 2019 - 07:48 PM)

Those weird language laws are basically anti-everyone. Who does it help to stop certain toys from being sold there?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 04:56 PM)

Canada is one of those rare countries that's paradoxically both anti-business (except for the chosen few) and anti-consumer


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#21 The Doctor Who

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:25 PM

I know nothing about the series, but I all but heard the Doctor Who cliffhanger sting as the jaws of London closed, so it's got my attention.

 

More seriously, it looks kinda amazing and has some serious potential, but a lot will ride on what exists under all the impressive effects.  If it has a story that supports all the set pieces or not.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:40 PM

I remember the story being fairly good while also supporting many setpieces which I won't spoil.

 

You should read the series to keep your tea-a-boo qualifications up to date!


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 06:32 PM

I just really want them to make Hester properly ugly. She's already visibly not as hugged up as she is in the book, but I swear to god if they just give her that stupid lip scar that Infernal Devices already made fun of...


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:19 PM

Yeah, one of the great things about the book series was

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 Reducing it to something trivial like a lip scar would really undercut her character and especially impact the believability of some major plot points around her in book two. Here's hoping her face is sufficiently disfigured under that bandana.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:26 PM

I remember the story being fairly good while also supporting many setpieces which I won't spoil.

 

You should read the series to keep your tea-a-boo qualifications up to date!

Can I just read the books because they seem interesting and possibly entertaining?


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:31 PM

Yes!

 

As an aside, this news has prompted me to start the Fever Crumb (Mortal Engines prequel) book that I've had lying around for ages! Just as soon as I finish reading Hidden Figures


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

It's a neat trailer and everying, but..did she really need a spyglass to see the giant city right behind them? That's some T-Rex level stealth there.



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 11:01 PM

It might be them splicing scenes together, where the spyglass might have been spying something further in the distance?


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 03:28 AM

She also might be looking for something or someone within said city! Hmmm!


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:11 AM

There's something very funny to me about the city of London being a threat.



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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:10 PM

 

Now that I know the plot is warmed over destroy the Death Star, I'll probably pass on this one.

 



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 06:53 AM

Well, I mean

That was basically the plot of the first book

So

Also of course they got dialed down to cute little scars
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:36 AM

Looks nice and i'm a fan of the director for a long time



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:34 AM


It's strange. I read and really liked the book, but somehow seeing the entire story splayed out in the trailer it seemed much more cliche and by the numbers than I remember. The trailer really lays the skeleton of the whole entire plot out in a way that makes it seem really obvious and rote, which I don't remember it feeling at all in book form.

-ZacWilliam, it's been long enough since I read it that I can't really say if that's a factor of my memory, some failure of the trailer/film or if the book just did a good job concealing its basic skeleton behind exciting prose/characterization.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:50 AM

Haven't read the books, but there's something to be said I knew immediately this was an adaption of a YA Dystopian novel series. There's something about how these films are made that just make them immediately identifiable.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:33 AM

I did get a laugh going through some of the setting lore. So very YA Lit.
-Old People ruined the world
-Old People created a solution that worked for a bit
-Old People kept it running waaaaay past any point of reason because uuuuuugh goddammit Old People
-Young People destroy old way, new way that is perfect just kinda happens
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:39 AM

I did get a laugh going through some of the setting lore. So very YA Lit.
-Old People ruined the world
-Old People created a solution that worked for a bit
-Old People kept it running waaaaay past any point of reason because uuuuuugh goddammit Old People
-Young People destroy old way, new way that is perfect just kinda happens

 

So.. It's the reverse of the "Millennials broke everything!" ;)



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:07 PM

Oh yeah. The series has been on my read list (and my kobo!) for a long time now. I love the core premise... dunno if it'll make a good movie though.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:11 PM

It's strange. I read and really liked the book, but somehow seeing the entire story splayed out in the trailer it seemed much more cliche and by the numbers than I remember. The trailer really lays the skeleton of the whole entire plot out in a way that makes it seem really obvious and rote, which I don't remember it feeling at all in book form.

-ZacWilliam, it's been long enough since I read it that I can't really say if that's a factor of my memory, some failure of the trailer/film or if the book just did a good job concealing its basic skeleton behind exciting prose/characterization.

 

Interesting perspective, thanks for sharing that.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:15 PM

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