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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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The Toys That Made Us: New Netflix Docu-series featuring Star Wars, GI Joe, He-Man, and Barbie


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#1 D Buster Prime

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:48 PM

https://www.netflix.com/Title/80161497

 

 

Just started watching the first episode of this new Netflix series that premiered today.  Very great quality insider interviews and presentation.  It's not at all like Collection Interviention or Toy Hunter, with their condescension and pandering.  It's straightforward and interesting.

 

Season 2 will feature: Transformers, LEGO, Star Trek, and Hello Kitty.

 

 

If you love toys, and have access to Netflix, definitely check this out.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:26 PM

Well, well, well.  Who do we have here?  Time stamp 39:46 in the first episode featuring Star Wars:

 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

Archer, you monster!

 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:38 PM

Unfortunate, but just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:40 PM

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 08:20 AM

His shame has been recorded for posterity!

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 08:50 AM

If you go frame by frame, you can actually see the point where his heart breaks...


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 07:24 PM

Barbie episode at 11:30.  CEOs are regular people just like us:

 

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Did you see it?  Look closer:

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 10:00 PM

Is that...is that a RealDoll?!

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 12:31 PM

I think it's an artsy naked lady chair?



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 07:54 PM

Oh, I'm using the Cobra origin, it may be cops instead of corporate heads but I'm using it...

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:04 PM

This was a great show! I was a little sad when I found it was only four episodes, as it sounds like they saying its eight in the intro. Still great show and I am looking forward to more!


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:14 PM

Is that...is that a RealDoll?!

 

It's her extra skin suit. All CEOs are lizard people.



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:07 PM

Loved it, want more.

I will watch all of them. 



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:43 PM

This was a great show! I was a little sad when I found it was only four episodes, as it sounds like they saying its eight in the intro. Still great show and I am looking forward to more!

There are 8 episodes for the first production run.  Netflix just split up them up for...reasons.

Next batch will feature Transformers, Lego, My Little Pony and....something else.  TMNT maybe?



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:23 AM

 

This was a great show! I was a little sad when I found it was only four episodes, as it sounds like they saying its eight in the intro. Still great show and I am looking forward to more!

There are 8 episodes for the first production run.  Netflix just split up them up for...reasons.

Next batch will feature Transformers, Lego, My Little Pony and....something else.  TMNT maybe?

 

 

 

Season 2 will feature: Transformers, LEGO, Star Trek, and Hello Kitty.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 09:57 AM

It's a great show.  I mean, I knew most of the stuff from Masters of the Universe, but had no idea Barbie originated as a german sex doll and that's one of the reasons why her eyes were downcast at first. 

 

There's some genuinely interesting stuff here for history buffs and toy nerds.  Highly recommend everyone watch this series.  


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:20 PM

Bit 80's-centric but so far not bad. 

 

if additional seasons come, I'd like to see them explore later lines like Power Rangers.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:55 PM

Bit 80's-centric but so far not bad. 
 


I dare you to find a child of the 80s that doesn't think the 80s were the best! And we know better than anybody else, because...uh...we were there.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 01:36 AM

Also, is it me, or do these things seem to play the "Drunk history" bit but played straight...

 

For those that watch Drunk History...





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