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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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#221 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 12:39 PM

There was something in the Transformers episode that kept bugging me, but I never got around to asking about. There were at least a couple references in that episode to the "original 26" Transformers. I know one of them was Budiansky referring to the bios he was asked to create. The thing that's been bugging me is where did the number 26 come from?

 

The '84 toyline had 28 characters - 18 Autobots, 10 Decepticons. All 18 of the Autobots were sold individually, but Soundwave and the five cassettes were sold in three two-packs. That makes for 25 items sold at retail.

 

I'm guessing that changes to the product lineup may be at play here. It's been suspected that Grapple was originally going to be the 12th figure in the '84 Autobot case instead of double packing Mirage, right? And Shockwave was there at the beginning, even if his toy wasn't. So maybe it was 26 characters at the start, with some later removed and others added? Anyone know just who those original 26 would have been?

 

Then again, could just be that Budiansky misspoke. He did have and show his original notes though, so seems like the sort of thing that would likely be accurate.

 

Don't forget the fact that Reflector was looking to be a retail offering at some point, too, although I don't know that Budiansky ever wrote a bio for them (as he did for, say, the Omnibots)


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#222 Powered Convoy

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 01:01 PM

Maybe 26 is because Buzzsaw and Rumble (the red guy) don't appear in the original miniseries?


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#223 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 01:13 PM

Maybe 26 is because Buzzsaw and Rumble (the red guy) don't appear in the original miniseries?

As much as I do typically insist on saying that "Rumble is red" and that the cartoon got it wrong... this just strikes me as too much. A character called "Rumble" did play a prominent role in the original mini-series, after all.



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 02:47 PM

Yeah I'm not going to refer to him as that.

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#225 Exatron

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 03:13 PM

Rumble is red,

Rumble is blue.

Rumble is both,

And Frenzy is too.



#226 Destron D-69

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 04:39 PM

That is the greatest poem of all time. You sir are a genius.

 

can the war finally be over at last? 



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 04:47 PM

I want that on a t-shirt.


 
 
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#228 Paladin

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:48 PM

And they're getting a spinoff- The Movies That Made Us! 

 

https://deadline.com...t7RjXoY5vBvJeKo


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#229 Maruten

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:40 PM

Gosh, that's pretty cool. Personally, only one of those four movies Made Me, but I'm sure they'll all be interesting. 


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:51 PM

That strikes me as a significantly worse idea. Are they really going to be able to say anything that hasn't been said about those movies? Anything that hasn't already been covered in 20 years of DVD special editions? And they're not going to be able to get participation from the biggest names behind the movies, right?

Just seems weird. The toy episodes filled a niche that was wide open, appealing to people who had vague memories of the properties from their childhood. Big blockbuster movies seem like a completely unrelated space.

#231 Destron D-69

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:34 PM

well that video wasn't available long if it's gone already 



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:45 AM

That strikes me as a significantly worse idea. Are they really going to be able to say anything that hasn't been said about those movies? Anything that hasn't already been covered in 20 years of DVD special editions? And they're not going to be able to get participation from the biggest names behind the movies, right?

Just seems weird. The toy episodes filled a niche that was wide open, appealing to people who had vague memories of the properties from their childhood. Big blockbuster movies seem like a completely unrelated space.


Fully agreed. Any culturally significant movies have already gotten documentaries - hell, CNN has been running one for a week - plus unavoidable pop culture references (Stranger Things).

They probably ran out of toy brands that were both long-term culturally influential and still had living staff who could talk. The fact that they treated Hello Kitty as a toy and wrestling as a brand shows how few real contenders there are.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:30 PM

Aw I was hoping for deep dives into some lesser known toys next


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#234 Daith

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:52 PM

Why not Hot Wheels/Matchbox, Marvel Toys, Batman alone besides DC in general, Monopoly, Magic: The Gathering, D&D, and many more. There are no shortage of influential toys out there.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 01:28 PM

So why did they pull the toys that made us season 3 trailer?

 

It was MLP, TMNT, MMPR, and WWF this season, in case you missed it.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 11:16 PM

Season three scheduled for November 15.

https://comicbook.co...e-date-netflix/


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