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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.


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#41 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 02:51 AM

Two tie ups. What a finish to the round!

And i’m not doing too badly on points either.

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:25 AM

22 points. 26 is the one to beat. My brain doesn't wrap around how scoring goes in this, so in the absence of proper understanding, I'll go I CAN STILL TURN THIS AROUND.



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:31 AM

Updated scoresheet: https://i.imgur.com/w21zqPc.png

 

* I noticed I had part of TheSupernova's bracket entered incorrectly, should be fine now, apologies

 

 

Heh. My bracket was so fubar'd after round 1, then I never even bothered to look closely. Thanks very much, though, and no need for apologies at all!  :)


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:33 AM

We almost had three!
 
 
--SoS

Almost four, actually. Scourge/Kelly/T-AI were hovering one point away for a while before Bulkhead/Sari started to pull ahead.
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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:08 AM

 

We almost had three!
 
 
--SoS

Almost four, actually. Scourge/Kelly/T-AI were hovering one point away for a while before Bulkhead/Sari started to pull ahead.

 

 

That was my one outright loss this round (I also failed to score in another area where a character I'd missed in the previous round was slated to advance), but Bulkhead/Sari were worthy opponents.



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:30 AM

You took my beautiful beautiful Furious 8 and turned it into a Tunak Tunak Ten. Way to go people.


...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:12 PM

What happens if we tie every match from here on out?


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#48 TheSupernova

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:16 PM

Everybody gets a Trypticon! 


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:42 PM

What happens if we tie every match from here on out?

 

Surely that's only a problem if it's still "all tie" during the last round. At that point, perhaps a tie might be broken by adding total votes from the previous (non-tied!) rounds?



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 02:29 PM

If it's tied at the end nobody gets a Trypticon and it's mine.

 

That should motivate ya'll to cut it out in the last round. :D


...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 02:50 PM

In case of a tie in the championship match, we'll go overtime, if still tied after the allotted time, then we'll have to do penalty kicks (the fútbol/soccer fans here will know what this means) or some variation of what G.B Blackrock mentioned.


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VOTE SIDEWAYS: BECAUSE WE CAN ALL USE A LITTLE CHAOS IN OUR LIVES

 

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#52 BScorpinok75

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 03:11 PM

The next round...is where I'll be taking a dive...Grandus (my pik for champ)...is only pikd by five others...to be champion...unlesss... the enemy-of-my-enemy thought ... comes into play...I'd need Bulkhead...to take out Thundercracker...as-well-as...now needing...Grandus...to take out...two opponent...nail biting time...right...???...


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 03:21 PM

...have we properly welcomed William Shatner to the Allspark yet?. :p
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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:54 PM

Wow, I really like that we have decent representation from various continuities at this point.

 

...

 

How is Cade Yaeger still here?! Who let him in here in the first place?!


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#55 Wheelimus

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:14 PM

Wow, I really like that we have decent representation from various continuities at this point.

 

...

 

How is Cade Yaeger still here?! Who let him in here in the first place?!

 

Like everything else this is the new guy (SoS)'s fault. It's just a coincidence that this was actually his idea. :D


...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D

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#56 Defensis Prime

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:20 PM

Mini-Dinobots and a wiseass butlerbot make Cade...less offensive? Not suck so much? I dunno, I clearly like the things everyone else doesn't.

This damn fandom, though--all the hate I ever see for SG, but there they frickin' are, winning. Wutdahell.
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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:46 PM

This damn fandom, though--all the hate I ever see for SG, but there they frickin' are, winning. Wutdahell.

 

I know, right? I couldn't believe it myself. It's insane.

 

 

Wow, I really like that we have decent representation from various continuities at this point.

 

...

 

How is Cade Yaeger still here?! Who let him in here in the first place?!

 

Like everything else this is the new guy (SoS)'s fault. It's just a coincidence that this was actually his idea. :D

 

 

:D

 

 

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VOTE SIDEWAYS: BECAUSE WE CAN ALL USE A LITTLE CHAOS IN OUR LIVES

 

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#58 Wheelimus

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:55 PM

To be me and compare to music because it's me other love the fandom at large is popular rock such as Nickelback and The Allspark is alternative rock like Modest Mouse. Point being it's pretty damn hard to guess what we will like. Plus this year we introduced the bios (hope you all liked those) which probably influenced some votes. Like if we just threw Cogman out there with nothing I don't think he's alive in these games.


...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:07 PM

And some results aren't actually surprising. Like, I'm surprised that the Bulkhead/Sari team was called an upset since I mostly predicted they'd be pretty heavy juggernauts for their quarter of the bracket. There's also raw popularity versus people attempting to magically vote summon a toy. Teams do weird things to the perception of needing a toy.
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#60 Wheelimus

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:28 PM

Pretty much the reason I didn't even bother to do seeding this year. It's so subjective and it was more fun to just set it up for chaos right out of the gate.


...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D

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