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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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#21 The Predaking

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 06:41 PM

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 06:57 PM

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:13 PM

Rocket's even MORE alone now.

 

 

This situation is... strange. On one hand Gunn's tweets were horrible, the kind of jokes you just don't make, and he made a LOT of them. But then there's this issue of losing your job, your source of income, for something you said on the internet decades ago, dredged up by someone looking for trouble. Like, are we all obligated to scour through every comment we've ever made just to make sure they're "correct" (getting a little aways from the actual topic, I'll admit)? That's full on paranoia now. OH GOD I said 'gay' as an insult on a long-defunct messageboard that can still be accessed via the way back machine, what if someone finds out?!



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:15 PM

Rocket's even MORE alone now.
 
 
This situation is... strange. On one hand Gunn's tweets were horrible, the kind of jokes you just don't make, and he made a LOT of them. But then there's this issue of losing your job, your source of income, for something you said on the internet decades ago, dredged up by someone looking for trouble. Like, are we all obligated to scour through every comment we've ever made just to make sure they're "correct" (getting a little aways from the actual topic, I'll admit)? That's full on paranoia now. OH GOD I said 'gay' as an insult on a long-defunct messageboard that can still be accessed via the way back machine, what if someone finds out?!


It was good enough to get Billy Bush shitcanned and he just laughed along with the comments, didn't make them. Don't recall much of a fuss about that.
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:20 PM

That's because nobody was seriously thinking Trump was gonna win and well.....here we are.

 

Ironbite-but that's off topic so...


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:34 PM

Gunn apologized for this shit way back in 2012. But hey, what good is an apology when society starts to decide that hypocrisy is a virtue, and forgiveness is for suckers?


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:42 PM

The Alt-righters have to be grinning and patting themselves on the back.  Of course if Twitter suddenly goes belly up or just outs bans them, that's karma for ya.

 

Ironbite-be interesting to see who they get to direct Vol.3.

 

 



 



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:06 PM

For the record? What Gunn tweeted was rude and crude and stupid. Do I think that someone should be judged for doing something rude and crude a couple decades previous? No, not really - there's plenty of stupid stuff I did a couple decades previous, and I feel like I'm still getting judged for it. Do I think that Disney should have dropped him from the third GotG film? Not sure, but I'm not surprised that it happened.

 

As for this Alt-Right guy? Frag him.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:03 PM

the scary thing is we've all been saying things like "I'm not sure if I ..." 

 

and we should be sure ... what happened here wasn't right. 



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:34 PM

Disappointing that Disney would have such a knee-jerk reaction over decade-old tweets, but with any luck Taika Waititi can take over GotG given how perfectly Thor Ragnorok matches its tone.

 

This really is a shitty era in which we live.



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 11:04 PM

What will be worse in the long run. The outrage over what he said, the outrage he got fired for it a decade later or people's indifference to it happening?

I...don't know how the world works anymore and I was already grasping at logic.
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#32 Echowarrior

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 11:37 PM

The indifference. That's the worst thing.

 

Seriously, we live in an age where hypocrisy has gone rampant and unfought. People need to call it what it is, stand up, and fight it. Or at least acknowledge it.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 11:45 PM

Gunn was fired? More like out Gunned... this is really bad :(

What does his brother say? The model for Rocket?

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:07 AM

It's truly just a world of extremists these days, and there's no room for anyone with a rational, measured opinion. It's just one of the many reasons why I take so few stances on anything in the world, anymore; no matter what you say you're somebody's mortal enemy.

 

I hope GotG V3 is still a success, but what a crappy way for Gunn to go out. Doubt he'll work again for a good, long while.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:13 AM

Me: "I have some time to kill. I wonder what's happening on Twitter?"

 

*two hours later*

 

"Did... Did I just see James Gunn's career disintegrate in real time?" 

 

:doh

 

Yeah - I was on Twitter this morning when the brunt of it was still happening. I think by 10 AM local it was hot enough to make the "trending" list. 

 

It's kinda surreal, actually. Still a bit hard to process, but so are the tweets themselves. 



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 02:09 AM

I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is this..@JamesGunn is one of the most loving,caring,good natured people I have ever met. Hes gentle and kind and cares deeply for people and animals. Hes made mistakes. We all have. Im NOT ok with whats happening to him Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) July 21, 2018


I don't know what the statute of limitations is on Really Stupid Jokes. I feel like this is rough though. Hard to imagine what those two movies would have been like without him - it seems likely that Disney GOTG's success largely to Gunn. I probably wouldn't HIRE someone if I'd seen those tweets, but when he's already done years of excellent and successful work and his colleagues will vouch for him... would I instantly sack him? Shrug. I wonder what the rest of the cast will say, and whether they have any sway.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 02:48 AM

Disney firing a guy over some incredibly offensive jokes from a decade ago that he ALREADY apologized for but still cast and pay millions of dollars to Johnny Depp is pretty much the height of hypocrisy.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 05:29 AM

This. So much this.

Had Gunn never apologised for making such bad taste jokes, my opinion would be different. He did though, fully. Pointing out, like many of us have said about ourselves, we were different people years ago. To see him vilified for some stupid and pureile stuff this guy went digging for just so he could get offended and do the social media equivalent of going "Aha! This guy is an unrepentant sicko! Lynch him!" is just sad.

To see Disney cave to the blatant hypocrisy is depressing..

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:14 AM

Disney firing a guy over some incredibly offensive jokes from a decade ago that he ALREADY apologized for but still cast and pay millions of dollars to Johnny Depp is pretty much the height of hypocrisy.


That one hadn't even occurred to me yet, but you're absolutely right.
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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:38 AM

Dude, just look at RDJ in the 90's.

 

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hug Twitter. The blue checkmarks should NOT make the decisions with their mob mentality. There needs to be a campaign. Why not have the entire cast of GotG walk out of the MCU if they don't rehire Gunn?

 

Hell, everyone should stand behind him.

 

Also, do yourself a favor. If you've got Twitter? Go use a mass deleter. I've found one that purges everything until the last three months. That should work nicely.


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But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.




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