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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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#1 Verity Carlo

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:09 AM

https://www.seibertr...light-18/41363/

 

Something strange has happened. Now there are two Rewinds!


 

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#2 Tindalos

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:30 AM

But not two Chromedomes?

 

I mean, for all we care about "our" Rewind, the other one did still lose his love, and the rest of his ship.



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:30 AM

I think it's more strange that there's only one Chromedome.

 

EDIT: What he said.


Edited by Xaaron, 07 June 2018 - 08:32 AM.


#4 DocChloroplast

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:54 AM

...maybe this is saying that the bond between Rewind and Chromedome was a lot more lopsided in Chromedome's favor, and thus no "projection" of Chromedome B could be created? Hell, we even got Skids appearing, and Nautica apparently doesn't even have feelings for him anymore.

 

Yikes.


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#5 Chip

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:24 AM

The only quantum dupe here is the one who lived, and has been with us for most of the strip. I don't see an issue.

#6 The Phazer

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:15 AM

Given it's probably not a real afterlife and pulled out of their collective unconscious, it's probably doesn't have to make sense so much as present what feels to the crew like a "perfect" ending.



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:19 AM

It's been long enough since #17 that I have absolutely no idea what is happening in this. The double shipping plan is working out great.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:56 AM

We explicitly saw last issue that Skids was a fake hologram trying to trick Nautica and people are acting like Dominus and the other Rewind are meant to be real? FFS.



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:12 AM

The double shipping plan is working out great.

 

i mean, chromedome/dominus/rewind/rewind do all seem to be happy



#10 LV!

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:35 AM

This is not a real Skids. This is a fake joke thing.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 12:04 PM

We explicitly saw last issue that Skids was a fake hologram trying to trick Nautica and people are acting like Dominus and the other Rewind are meant to be real? FFS.

 

Nah, more that "if the holograms are created from memories, why isn't there a second Chromedome. And if they're not, then why are there so many characters whose existences shouldn't be well known? Like Rewind, and Dominus Ambus in his original form."



#12 Broadside

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:05 PM

Why is Chromedome holding hands with Dominus Ambus? They never even met.

 

 

(also, like, dominus was a jerk, get over him, rewind)


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#13 Sprocket

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:16 PM

Maybe they're polyamorous?


Edited by Sprocket, 07 June 2018 - 02:20 PM.

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#14 Jalaguy

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:27 PM

Maybe they're polyamorous?


I think Broadside was basically asking why Dominus and Right Rewind's places weren't swapped. Chromedome and Dominus haven't ever met, so it's odd that Dominus isn't on the end, only holding a Rewind hand.

But yes, they do appear to have formed a happy polyamorous relationship entirely off-panel.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:29 PM

Rewinds be like

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Edited by Locoman, 07 June 2018 - 02:29 PM.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:45 PM

Why is Chromedome holding hands with Dominus Ambus? They never even met.

I mean, we watched Chromedome go digging around in DA's still-living mind. Does it get much more intimate than that?
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:47 PM

We explicitly saw last issue that Skids was a fake hologram trying to trick Nautica and people are acting like Dominus and the other Rewind are meant to be real? FFS.

 
Nah, more that "if the holograms are created from memories, why isn't there a second Chromedome. And if they're not, then why are there so many characters whose existences shouldn't be well known? Like Rewind, and Dominus Ambus in his original form."

Well, there are plenty of people on Twitter and Tumblr who still take everything at face value

 

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#18 Blot

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:59 PM

No need to single out just them. Welcome to the Darksyde, spawn of Unicron.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:31 PM

cause scorponok's tech isn't as accurate as the fandom



#20 Verity Carlo

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:10 PM

No need to single out just them. Welcome to the Darksyde, spawn of Unicron.

See, that's at least somewhat understandable.

 

How do you read nearly 80 issues of a guys work and not realize when he's faking you out?


 

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