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@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3


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#2601 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 03:08 PM

I'd like to see the Enterprise-F be a Vesta-class (testbed for Starfleet's Slipstream tech), or perhaps its successor depending on when it goes into service.



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 06:05 AM

I hope they give us a Rian Johnsonized Picard.


All I can hear are the screams of angry nerds from the future, when the new show does not play out as they had been imagining for the past 25 years.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 05:23 PM

Picard's a bit different, though. He already had his juvenile, macho action hero phase... we all must remember the dune buggy nonsense in Nemesis, when they actually got into a firefight with the native (presumably pre-warp) population of a planet. Hopefully the fans have worked that shit out of their system, although judging by the reaction it seems like that side of Picard wasn't something anybody was craving.

 

Anyone who admires the character of Jean-Luc Picard does so because of the man's ethics... the principles he upheld for 7 years on TNG, and the idealized take on humanity he represents. IMO, regardless of what Picard is actually doing these days (captaining a ship, a starfleet admiral somewhere, an ambassador, whatever), whether it's something we expected or not, provided the new show remains faithful to the character of Picard we all loved from TNG, then it'll be exactly the kind of show that this world sorely needs right about now.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:00 PM

And then it turns into Jean Luc Picard's Shooty Dune Buggy Adventures
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:35 PM

 we all must remember the dune buggy nonsense in Nemesis, when they actually got into a firefight with the native (presumably pre-warp) population of a planet. Hopefully the fans have worked that shit out of their system, although judging by the reaction it seems like that side of Picard wasn't something anybody was craving.

 

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:06 AM

But look how happy he is!

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:01 AM

Picard's a bit different, though. He already had his juvenile, macho action hero phase... we all must remember the dune buggy nonsense in Nemesis, when they actually got into a firefight with the native (presumably pre-warp) population of a planet. Hopefully the fans have worked that shit out of their system, although judging by the reaction it seems like that side of Picard wasn't something anybody was craving.
 
Anyone who admires the character of Jean-Luc Picard does so because of the man's ethics... the principles he upheld for 7 years on TNG, and the idealized take on humanity he represents. IMO, regardless of what Picard is actually doing these days (captaining a ship, a starfleet admiral somewhere, an ambassador, whatever), whether it's something we expected or not, provided the new show remains faithful to the character of Picard we all loved from TNG, then it'll be exactly the kind of show that this world sorely needs right about now.



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:35 AM

Picard's a bit different, though. He already had his juvenile, macho action hero phase... we all must remember the dune buggy nonsense in Nemesis, when they actually got into a firefight with the native (presumably pre-warp) population of a planet. Hopefully the fans have worked that shit out of their system, although judging by the reaction it seems like that side of Picard wasn't something anybody was craving.

 

Anyone who admires the character of Jean-Luc Picard does so because of the man's ethics... the principles he upheld for 7 years on TNG, and the idealized take on humanity he represents. IMO, regardless of what Picard is actually doing these days (captaining a ship, a starfleet admiral somewhere, an ambassador, whatever), whether it's something we expected or not, provided the new show remains faithful to the character of Picard we all loved from TNG, then it'll be exactly the kind of show that this world sorely needs right about now.

 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:12 AM

There is a non transforming Robotech Valkyrie in DS9 never noticed before

 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:38 AM

tomorrows headline: harmony gold sues paramount for 20 year old non-licensed robotech usage. theyre seeking $20 million in damages and lost revenue. sources say the ds9 appearance took away from any potential marketshare they werent going to go after anyway, but they still feel they should be rewarded

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:54 AM

Paramounts Lawyers would walk them off a cliff


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:36 AM

After suffering an accident Picard should be a wheelchair bound teacher at Starfleet Academy.



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:40 AM

 

Didn't know a lot of this, so it was interesting.

 

Admittedly I'm starting to question Midnight's Edge. This video seems a bit too vocal on tying Trek into the fighting over the Ghostbusters reboot and Disney Star Wars. It's not as vocal as some accounts out there but some parts of this video carry an air of 'I'm just saying....'



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:40 AM

meh, I'm hesitant to mix Trek up with any of those other unpalatable controversies. If there was a fan "revolt" at Discovery, then it went completely under my radar. People either seemed to like it or not, and either watched it or didn't, but i never saw much "outrage" comparable to what went on with Ghostbusters or TLJ. What there does seem to be more of this time around is fans who aren't yet really sure about some of the some of the seemingly pointless changes (like the physical appearance of the Klingons), but are still giving the show the benefit of the doubt for the moment, and watching it anyway... I'd describe a lot of the audience for the Abramsverse films the same way. Hell, that's even how I'd describe myself in relation to DIscovery... I'm unsure about aspects of it, but there are some things about it I've quite liked. Although I am of the opinion they need to (gracefully) shift certain things to become more aesthetically faithful to the Prime timeline, if that's really where it's set.

 

Personally, all this legal/ownership drama between Paramount and CBS is offputting to me. Just make a decent Star Trek show that respects (within reason) what came before, and that succeeds at convincing a new generation that maybe the world doesn't have to be a cesspool. That's what Star Trek is supposed to do.

 

Les Moonves certainly looks like a tool, though; that asshole can't be replaced quickly enough. That's mostly what I got out of that video. Such a shame that people like Moonves control so much of our entertainment and pop culture... it makes you wonder if most of the good things that came out of the industry over the years were just accidents. With him at the helm, I'm kind of shocked CBS Digital ever got the approval to undertake the TNG Remastered project for the blu-ray release.

 

All these "in development" series mentioned in this video kind of worry me, too. Star Trek suffered over-saturation and fatigue before, precisely because the suits decided that there always needed to be Trek of some kind on the air. Seems like the idiots are going down the same road again, but with the disadvantage that Trek isn't as monumentally popular now as it was during the peak of TNG and DS9. Recipe for disaster.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:38 PM

In anticipation of the Picard series reaching fruition, I am splitting its discussion into a dedicated thread.

 

Meanwhile, new scoop about the next Kelvin Trek movie.

 

And for reference, here is the Tarantino Trek thread.


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:25 PM

There are 5 topics on ST and the one I wanted was stuffed at the bottom :D

 

Anyway DS9 Heart of Stone at first glance would seem to be a throw away ep but its really an ep that starts turning a lot of keys for the series going forward


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:09 PM

Started re-watching DS9 myself. The Bajoran phaser looks like the handle to my dog's leash. It's all I think about as we walk.



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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:17 PM

Great, that is all I am going to see now.


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:34 PM

Now I have the basic starting point for my own version of the Bajoran Phaser cos I like there design


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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:57 AM

Started up Watching DS9 again. On the Episode with Ambassador Troi now. I just love this series.


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