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@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  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.


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#381 ultra magnus13

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:02 PM

Thought on the trailer. That Tie Fighter is not trying to run Rey down. She is trying to catch up to her friends being chased on the skiff, Kylo swoops in, she hops on to catch a lift and Saber up the pursuers.
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 10:28 PM

Im not even sure that was Kylo. Most stuff makes it look like it is, but that was a different model of Tie than he had in the Last Jedi and while he definitely could have a new ship theres no reason to think it couldnt be misdirection.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:58 PM

Im not even sure that was Kylo. Most stuff makes it look like it is, but that was a different model of Tie than he had in the Last Jedi and while he definitely could have a new ship theres no reason to think it couldnt be misdirection.


Also very likely. Something about the scene makes me feel like it's a misdirect.
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Posted 30 April 2019 - 07:32 PM

Internet is outraged at a comic where Vader kills a female stalker. A stalker who does things like keep his cybernetics removed in surgery and has dreams of being his Sith bride.

I'm really not sure why this is apparently some sexist travesty. Star Wars isn't even the first fiction to do this basic story and the gender of the stalker in other takes is often male.

Vader is a villain. He kills underlings, especially those who act over familiar.

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 07:59 PM

Vader is a villain. He kills underlings, especially those who act over familiar.

 

Or fail him to many times and they ended up being force choked to death!


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 08:43 PM

Internet is outraged at a comic where Vader kills a female stalker. A stalker who does things like keep his cybernetics removed in surgery and has dreams of being his Sith bride.

I'm really not sure why this is apparently some sexist travesty. Star Wars isn't even the first fiction to do this basic story and the gender of the stalker in other takes is often male.

Vader is a villain. He kills underlings, especially those who act over familiar.

 

its a violent act against a woman. do you need any other reason in 2019?


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 10:14 PM

Not sure if you're agreeing with me or not.

Vader killed lots of people. Are these same people boycotting Episode III where Vader killed unarmed children?

Then again I recently saw people complaining The Mandalorian shouldn't exist because "it's more toxic masculinity and Star Wars is supposed to be past that now."

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 02:42 AM

I must say I'm not really sure about some of the criticism. It's Vader. His whole thing is "kills everyone"... this doesn't seem problematic to me, though admittedly I haven't read the book.

I think the potentially worrying bit is less the actual content and more that in the original pitch from Wendig, who was booted from the book before publication, the stalker was a dude. But someone at Marvel decided after Wendig was sacked that switching to a female character was the way to go. That obviously adds an extra wrinkle.

One perspective: https://www.themarys...ns-problematic/

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 04:18 AM

If they changed the character from male to female then yes, that does throw up some issues.

However- the idea that the character should have been fleshed out and made sympathetic misses the point. A story like this hinges on the icon status of Vader and what we as the audience know about him but the central character doesn't. Her base look for escapism is sympathetic but she chooses to take it to a dangerous places and misreads things (When Vader attacks the doctor for her mistake, she misreads it as him being in love with her. When he forgets his cape after a mid battle surgery, she takes it as an intentional gift).

There is absolutely a place for bad end stories. Star Wars Tales did a short where a Sith and his hapless apprentice encounter a slave girl who uses mind tricks and the apprentice's remaining kindness to win her freedom. When the Sith Lord states he's not interested in a useless slave, the girl responds by snatching the apprentice's saber, pushing him off the roof they're on and is welcomed as the new apprentice.
Now am I supposed to read that as some sinister attack on women making them out to be manipulators or a fun, dark little story that has fun with the Star Wars setting to tell a clever tale?

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:04 AM

Not sure if you're agreeing with me or not.

Vader killed lots of people. Are these same people boycotting Episode III where Vader killed unarmed children?

Then again I recently saw people complaining The Mandalorian shouldn't exist because "it's more toxic masculinity and Star Wars is supposed to be past that now."

 

i was agreeing with you. this is DARTH HUGGING VADER! evil personified! he chopped off his own sons hand for gods sake. he nearly choked out his wife. he kills people as a matter of course. its who he is. were people expecting him to just go "oh my darling. how i have loved and admired you from afar for so long" and then live happily ever after? thats just stupid

 

people seem to forget that, despite his popularity, he is still a VILLAIN. he will kill you without a second thought and then forget you ever existed. the only thing people are to him are a means to and end and potential victims


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 06:25 PM

Like, virtually every scene he's in is a game of Which Bozo Does He Bump Off First. He's the ultimate puppy-kicker. 


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:35 PM

2 signs of how badly this story is being interpreted:

1. Fix fic comics where the nurse becomes Vader's genuine confidant.

2. People saying it's sexist that the nurse couldn't help Vader but Luke could.

Are we honestly at the stage where a chunk of the fanbase thinks the only role for female characters is to be heroes? How do these people rationalise Phasma?

If you asked me if this comic NEEDS to exist, I'd say no. But the reaction it's provoked is ludicrous.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:12 AM

A woman who delusional and cannot seperate reailty from her fictional world, Vader solution, just run them through with his Light saber, prefect solution in the Star Wars Universe and when you are a Dark Lord of the Sith, that nurse nothing more than a footnote in the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

 

How I see the message the comic is sending is the people behind the comic saying that the head of Lucasfilm has failed her job and needs to go because their in the way, just as that woman was in Vader's way so the general message the story trying to get out is being lost in a cowrd of angry voices who have completely missed the message.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:32 AM

Women that 'get in the way' need to be stabbed?

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:55 AM

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:28 AM

Yeah, there's a reason I have him blocked

 

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 05:31 PM

Peter Mayhew passed away on April 30. 

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 05:45 PM

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:00 PM

(roars loudly)
 
Another actor from Star Wars has passed, he is now one with the force
 
In the wise words of Yoda sensi:
 

Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:32 PM

May the Force be with him, always.
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