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@  Waspinator : (17 December 2018 - 12:29 AM)

I'd say it's more of a crushing sensation than a sucking one.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2018 - 09:57 PM)

Whole heartedly agree.

@  Paladin : (16 December 2018 - 07:22 PM)

migraines suck.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2018 - 04:39 PM)

They may have had it earlier than that; Risa uses weather control tech to maintain its resort-style climate, and it was shown to already be established in the late 22nd century

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2018 - 03:13 PM)

By next gen they had weather control on earth, and were even in the process of upgrading the geologic stability network. So yeah: habitat maintenance on the next level.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 December 2018 - 02:51 PM)

Something something invert polarity something technobabble something.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I imagine World War III managed to decimate enough of the industrial economies that they inadvertently managed to exceed their carbon reduction targets from the Paris Accords, and then by the time Earth got back on its feet after the development of warp drive and first contact with the Vulcans, electricity was able to be generated cleanly and much more efficiently

@  The Doctor Who : (16 December 2018 - 01:48 PM)

I mean, they have futuristic weather control satellites and everything, I would imagine that global warming is a thing of the past in Trek.

@  unluckiness : (16 December 2018 - 09:39 AM)

How's that unrealistic? Not even the ocean wants it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

The most unrealistic thing (from a U.S. perspective) is that Florida isn't underwater!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

I was reminded today of a funny thing about Star Trek:

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:58 PM)

Whatever they can sell it for?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 December 2018 - 09:48 PM)

Geez, WTF do those China sellers on eBay need my phone number for?

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Does the PotP voyager Starscream's chest stick out so far in combiner torso mode? It's kinda weird how much Elita Infinite's back seems so empty up top but very... protruding lower down.

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 01:26 AM)

Trying to fit Elita One's combiner head back into her torso is a pain in the arse (and not just because her torso becomes her arse in combiner torso mode)

@  RichardT1977 : (14 December 2018 - 10:04 PM)

Power corrupts and corruption empowers.

@  Echowarrior : (14 December 2018 - 07:10 PM)

Welcome to real life...at least until enough people get fed up and they break out the guillotines.

@  Pennpenn : (14 December 2018 - 06:58 PM)

It's almost as if the people with the most money have funneled money into making the systems of government and law serve their purposes in retaining their wealth, no matter how harmful, counterintuitive, or just flat out evil they have to be. Huh.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/10/mother-jones-vandersloot-melaleuca-lawsuit/

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:45 PM)

Some states have laws against that, but they're in a tiny minority. There are plenty of cases where rich people have gone after journalists and their employers for accurate reporting, lost, but still left their targets saddled with hundreds of thousands ofdollars in legal fees and no hope of recovering anyof the money because a partisan judge has decreed that while they're innocent, they're not innocent enough.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:43 PM)

The american system is as bad, there are plenty of cases of billionaires or corporations filing libel suits purely to kill reporting or activisim against their activities. SLAPP suits. Strategic Lawsuits against public participation.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:48 PM)

e.g. British libel laws place the burden of proof on the accuser, which is how we wind up with Emirati billionaires suing Western journalists in British courts

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:46 PM)

Never visited the UK in my life, but reading about British laws in the news gives me the vibe that British culture inherently protects the wealthy and established.

@  Anonymous X : (14 December 2018 - 12:39 PM)

Sounds a lot better than labour law in the UK. It's bare minimum standards here, you don't get any employment rights as such in the first two years of employment (and the employer can arbitrarily reset the clock). Unions are limited to a few public sector professions as well; in the private sector, there basically aren't any unions.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:25 PM)

Bonus points if your company has a works council. The employer is required by law to hear the works council prior to giving you your termination. The works council cannot prevent your termination if the employer really insists on going through with it, but if the employer failed to hear the works council, didn't wait for the works council to respond, or failed to tell the works council *all* the relevant details, the termination is legally invalid due to a technicality.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:23 PM)

The employer has to tell you the reason for your termination if you explicitly ask for it, and if you can prove the reason is factually incorrect, the employer may lose the case.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

For all its flaws, I really like a lot about our German labor law. Here, if you're under a permanent contract and have been continually employed for over six months, employers can only fire you for reasons that fall into one of three categories defined by law, and the burden of proof is on the employer's side in a potential court case.

@  Paladin : (13 December 2018 - 05:38 PM)

in brightest day or blackest night?

@  Bass X0 : (13 December 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Finally we get a Greenlight toy.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 December 2018 - 04:58 PM)

See.. In America they would just fire you for having the wrong color shoes on or some BS reason.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:13 AM)

And hey, in addition to the clocked extra hours, I earned an additional 50% overtime bonus.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:12 AM)

This past Saturday, in full expectance of a strike this week, I worked a full extra shift. They assigned me and some of the other volunteers to a totally pointless task, while some ladies were seriously sweeping the floor. When asked how long I was planning to stay, I smiled and said "a full shift!"

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

"You were asking for volunteers, right? I'm staying." - "But we have no more work for you!" - "I don't see how that's *my* problem..."

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

It's possible to use that to troll the employer a little, though... Once they allow voluntary overtime, they cannot backtrack from that. So once you notice you're rapidly running out of work, you just decide to do overtime out of spite.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:08 AM)

Now if there's *no* strike... people eventually run out of work.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:07 AM)

Amazon is prepared for strikes... they just hire way too many people for the Christmas season. If there's a strike, they still have enough (albeit inexperienced) workers.

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 07:49 PM)

Not one bit :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 December 2018 - 06:46 PM)

@Steevy Did you read TM2's post? "Amazon.de".

@  Paladin : (12 December 2018 - 06:37 PM)

just wait until the European economy collapses up its Brexit-shaped asshole.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Probably not a ton of people, no. Although I'd say I order from one European Amazon site once every month or two, myself. Usually UK, but sometimes Germany as well. France and Italy a couple times, too. There are some good Blu-Ray releases that are exclusive to Europe

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 06:00 PM)

I'm not sure a European strike is going to impact North American customers.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 04:13 PM)

Well, somebody must've been working 'cuz I had an order in with Amazon.de that got shipped out the other day

@  Echowarrior : (12 December 2018 - 01:29 PM)

Amazon.

@  Benbot : (12 December 2018 - 01:01 PM)

AOL?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:22 PM)

Also, strike has been extended. So no working for 50 minutes. Would have been fun, though.

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:21 PM)

I said numerous times already that I work at that big American corporation that begins with "A".

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

Preferably the equivalent of Lara Croft or Indiana Jones a thousand years from now

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 December 2018 - 02:26 PM)

The turkeys... The answer is always the Turkeys.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 December 2018 - 02:05 PM)

Who would be the heroes in this situation?

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 02:03 PM)

When I die, I want my body to be part of a puzzle solution. Like, have my skeleton pointing at the clue the heroes are supposed to find.


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Allspark Meet Up This Sunday June 10th @ Pete's Robot Convention 2 - Cincinnati OH


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 05:35 PM

Most of you probably already know this but if you didn't, and to have a place where those who can't make it can watch from home because I'm planning to roll tape for our YouTube channel, we'll be hosting a Fandom Meet Up this Sunday at 10am in the Madison Room I in the Cincinnati Marriott At RiverCenter (technically Covington, KY - right on the border) as part of Pete's Robot Convention 2018.

 

Come meet all the community members attending, 4 or more (at least one we're unsure of) staffers, learn a little bit more about the history of the community with a nice walk down memory lane and at least one major announcement you're going to want to hear about whether you're in Cincy or not. And with a big surprise at the end for those who did make the trip that I'll just leave at you wouldn't be wrong to brush up on your Transformers trivia.

 

And if all that's not enough the staff will be bringing a few rare toys to show off and maybe even let the community handle a few of them. Nightviper will even be lending us a few from the exhibit rooms display cases! And with whatever time left we'll meet and greet. We'll need to get off the mic before 11 because the kids bingo will be adjacent but that's the perfect time for chatting!

 

See you in Cincy on Sunday!



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 08:05 PM

Looking forward to it. Might even drag my girlfriend in with me.


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:58 PM

Yall have some fun for me

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:54 PM

I plan to be there. Wearing my plain orange baseball cap.


Edited by Sabrblade, 06 June 2018 - 11:54 PM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:33 PM

PLEASE NOTE: based on how the Rare Toy Show & Tell is coming together in real time expect it to be mostly no touching. That's because with that parameter some of the potential offerings are getting too damn awesome to not admit I was probably wrong on initially proposing it be hands on. Not to explain too much how the sausage is made. :D

 

Not gonna lie a couple of the commissioned Cheets Tweaks that Onyx Minor was just throwing out, if I were to tell you my honest reaction to them, would be board inappropriate. :wtf

 

I promise at a minimum that if you're cool and respectful you can handle my Beast Wars Metals X-9 Ravage AND the other special thing I've decided to tag along that will be a surprise. Suffice to say that while tragically :cheet won't be there because Other Side Of Country he will be there in spirit. I wanted to hand out printed out masks but there just wasn't time. If one of you want to surprise the party with that feel free. lol

 

See you on Saturday and Sunday!



#6 Echowarrior

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 07:02 AM

See a custom made by Cheets in real life? Neat.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 01:16 PM

As promised here's the list of links that were on the get together info sheet.

 

Welcome to The Allspark, we've got fun and games! Serving the Transformers fandom since 1999 you can find one of the original Transformers communities and leaders in covering TF & nerd culture news. Some important links of where you can find the fun stuff below!

 

Homepage where you can find the latest in Transformers news
https://www.allspark.com

 

The Allspark discussion forums
https://www.allspark.com/forums

 

Discord chat channel
https://discord.gg/bYHzt65

 

Allspark Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/theallspark/

 

Allspark Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/theallspark/

 

Allspark Youtube - news videos and interviews with TF VA's!
https://www.youtube.com/user/Allspark/

 

Wheeljacks Workshop - member submitted custom bots
https://www.allspark...jacks-workshop/

 

Allspark Pictures - member submitted art
https://www.allspark...spark-pictures/

 

The March Mayhem Archives - 4 years of round robin tournaments where TFs fought for amusement. Be sure to check back next March when MM5 will begin!
https://www.allspark...ayhem-archives/

 

The Allsparkle - The Allsparks My Little Pony fan subcommunity
https://www.allspark...tle-allsparkle/

 

Beast Mayhem - where the fun and games get wild!
https://www.allspark...hem-with-knees/

 

Allspark Sourcebook - 4 issues of fan Transformers character bios and original artwork
https://issuu.com/ur...s/mtmtallspark1

 

BATTLE PROTOCOL - complete Robots In Disguise (2001) profiles project with original bios and original artwork!
https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing

 

Chronicles of Cybertron - Transformers fanfiction and the home of the all new Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook Extended - a huge ongoing collaborative project bringing together writers and artists in the Allspark.com community in order to celebrate, explore, and expand the IDW Transformers/Hasbro Universe.
https://www.allspark...s-of-cybertron/

 

The Allspark.com Cyber Key - a fan produced custom Cyber Planet Key that can unlock your Cybertron toys! Now on Shapeways!
https://www.shapeway...tionId=64348125
 



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 03:46 PM

I for one had a fantastic time at the convention, and it's always great to see fellow Allsparkers in real life.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:38 PM

The trivia game at the meet-up was especially fun.

 

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"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:40 PM

The trivia game at the meet-up was especially fun.

 

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I did enjoy seeing all those customs up close. Plus the Ravage toy, that was awesome.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:56 PM

The trivia game at the meet-up was especially fun.

 

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Trade of the century or a tragic deal? YOU DECIDE! :D



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:56 PM

Think we could try for another formalized meet-up like this next year?


Edited by Sabrblade, 11 June 2018 - 06:57 PM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:12 PM

I hope so! Way too early to know for sure but regardless we'll get together somehow. Even if it's just to revive the old school Drunk Tank in a hotel room!



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:10 PM

Yeah drunk tank was just me and Onyx Minor this time.

Which meant more booze-ahol for us.

Edited by Devcon, 11 June 2018 - 08:10 PM.

Stand back, I gotta practice my stabbin'. HA-HAAAA!

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:23 PM

To next year and maybe committing myself more to fitness to try to get off enough meds to safely imbibe a few at a Drunk Tank. :thumbsup

 

Also perhaps a small trailer with a scooter behind my vehicle if you fit people insist on long walks to faraway Chipolte's and I already threw my back out...AGAIN. :D



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:34 PM

I thought most people typically throw their backs out after the resulting explosion stemming from eating at Chipotle's?

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:21 PM

That didn't hit me until I was almost home from the convention. :D

 

Congrats to the prize winners from the meet up trivia contest!

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:37 AM

Aw, ya snapped the photo before/after I opened my mouth to complete my smile. :doh

 

:D


Edited by Sabrblade, 12 June 2018 - 11:17 AM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:13 AM

Aw, ya snapped the photo before/after I opened my mouth to compete my smile. :doh

 

:D

Which one are you Sabr?


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:16 AM

 

Aw, ya snapped the photo before/after I opened my mouth to compete my smile. :doh

 

:D

Which one are you Sabr?

 

 

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