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@  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)


@  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.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Three more crashes since I pulled the ram. Verifying the OS now... tonight might be a reinstalling kinda night.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:46 AM)

And thankfully it wasn't totally dead, so it was working on occassion. If the problem is actually solved, I just need to wait and see if the program/system crashes are over.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:45 AM)

Got it. I wound up running the memtest four more times, because of course it's always the last dimm. But I got the culprit. I lost 8 gig, but I'm still at three times the "recommended" amount.

@  Hg Dragon : (07 September 2019 - 11:09 AM)

DL and run MemTest86. It'll help weed out issues. Run 1 stick at a time. Then run a stick that passed in each slot. Will help you find out if it's the RAM or the slot/motherboard

@  Patch : (07 September 2019 - 10:45 AM)

How many RAM sticks do you have total?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 09:57 AM)

Great, two weeks of random BSODs, and I manage to finally work out some ram has gone bad. Just need to work out which one(s) and then I can go from there.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:25 AM)

*just stares*

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 04:27 AM)

My french is rusty but I'd guess Italienne-americain pain du sauce

@  Nevermore : (07 September 2019 - 02:58 AM)

What do they want "pizza" to be called? Crpes superior?

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 01:11 AM)

Are they still suing Italian restaurants for having food that's insufficiently French?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 September 2019 - 10:31 PM)

Not even Quebec likes Quebec?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Quebec's a special case; they just have an insatiable lust for hate

@  Ashley : (06 September 2019 - 07:48 PM)

Those weird language laws are basically anti-everyone. Who does it help to stop certain toys from being sold there?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 04:56 PM)

Canada is one of those rare countries that's paradoxically both anti-business (except for the chosen few) and anti-consumer

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Star Wars General Discussion - What will the future of the franchise look like?

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#501 Monocle


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:19 AM

I would think Vader's main job for most of the time in between RotS and ANH was hunting down and killing remaining Jedi.  This would also include training Inquisitors, Palpatine certainly wouldn't have bothered with that.  He would have existed outside the standard Imperial command structure, but also able to override most of the officers in whatever situation Palpatine would have sent him to look at.  The exception to this would be those officers those at a certain level like the Moffs and maybe Grand Admirals, Vader would be under their command.


Remember Anakin was pretty high ranked in the Republic Army, so he would have been familiar and comfortable with military protocol.


After ANH you have an emergent Rebel threat, with the bonus of the person who destroyed the Death Star rumored to maybe be a Jedi, which would have caused a good chunk of the military to be reorganized as Vader's personal hunter squad.  This is even ignoring the fact that he knows Luke is his son and would have gone straight after him no matter what.  Palpatine just gave him more resources to be able to do the job properly and make sure Luke got captured so he could eventually replace Vader.

Edited by Monocle, 23 July 2019 - 08:08 AM.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:25 AM

It's also noteworthy that Leia had no qualms about sassing Vader while she was still operating under the pretense of being a senator in good standing. I imagine that the Senate still wielded a great deal of power and its members enjoyed a certain measure of immunity from the likes of Vader so long as they didn't cross too many lines.

Even his own aide thought Vader was nuts to take Leia prisoner and it's similarly noteworthy that he had no qualms about saying so either.  And not only did Vader tolerate it, he even heeded his aide's warning and fabricated a cover story to prevent the Senate from finding out about it.

Edited by Pale Rider, 21 July 2019 - 09:50 AM.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:55 AM

I distinctly remember one of the official licensed guidebooks from around 1997 called Vader the supreme commander of the Imperial military. That didn't really mesh with Tarkin bossing him around.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:28 PM

I had an official guidebook from that year which called it the Imperial Empire.

#505 Pale Rider

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:30 PM

The old EU had a funny habit of doing that sort of thing.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:52 PM

Governor Tarkin had political as well as military offices. That allowed him a bit more power above Vader. After ANH, there was no more Senate, and the Rebellion was a threat that allowed for "special powers" that superseded any local political consideration.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:20 PM

It's also noteworthy that Leia had no qualms about sassing Vader while she was still operating under the pretense of being a senator in good standing.

To be fair, it's Leia. Sass is her primary language.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:49 PM

She's a Skywalker.  The day they're not sassing is the day their being put on their funeral pyre.


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:02 AM


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 11:45 AM

the hugging at the end was sweet  :love

When I die I will surely go to Heaven for i spent my life in Hell

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 04:57 PM


#512 Monocle


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Posted 02 September 2019 - 09:20 AM

That's out of date, TSA reversed the decision and these are allowed onboard now.


Took a bit more work to find this story about the evaluation, most news outlets aren't even bothering reporting on that.

Edited by Monocle, 02 September 2019 - 09:20 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:05 PM

Alright, question for all of you.

So, after watching a 'cinema sins' for Rogue one, I started re-watching the Vader scene at the end.  And something has started to bug me.

Mostly... at what point where the escaping rebels boarding the blockade runner with the plans?  From where Vader walked out to watch it's escape, you'd assume it was from behind... but that was blocked off by all the engines, and Topside you have that Radar Dish, the only other place I can think of are the sides.... but that would throw off Vader's View.

Anyone ever settle this?

spoilers are a stabbing weight upon my soul.... crushing it into a dark existential nothingness

#514 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 01:28 PM

The sides. It wasn't a seamless continuous shot - Vader wasn't walking right toward that edge the whole time, he was clearly shown inside a series of hallways with windows and command panels, then we see him on the floor of a cavernous hangar with no structures in it at all. The ship dropped a good 60 feet just to get out of the hangar - he'd been walking toward it in some hallway in the "roof" and then had to get down to follow it. They showed the most exciting 3 seconds of departure but it would have taken longer for him to walk there.

Edited by Thylacine 2000, 05 September 2019 - 01:31 PM.

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