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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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#41 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 07:35 AM

I mean, we can go straight to the source. Walt Disney himself had his own...issues and the company made its money on many stereotyped cartoons. It's almost as if the organization...changed...over...time...
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Posted 21 July 2018 - 07:47 AM

This is awful. Its like no one can ever have made a mistake in the past for fear of someone using it against them to forward their own polarizing agenda. No one is allowed to evolve and move passed anything anymore. I literally hate this. Disney has made a huge mistake.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 10:39 AM

Dave Bautista is standing up for Gunn.

https://www.hollywoo...-firing-1128977

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, James Woods gets to keep playing Hades in Disney projects.

Keep that in mind.


Edited by Detour, 21 July 2018 - 10:40 AM.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#44 Echowarrior

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 03:50 PM

As I said, hypocrisy.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 07:26 PM

The so-called 'Court of Public Opinion' created by social media, is responsible for terrible things.

When you're young, you don't think about what you say, why ypu say it. Or, more importantly, what people might think of you years down the line.

Now though? You've got to be wise enough to never say or post anything stupid or tasteless, or shocking and think ahead, because someday, somebody somewhere can now find what you said, and destroy you with it. Becoming older, wiser, a better and more understanding person? Nope, none of it matters.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 07:32 PM

The so-called 'Court of Public Opinion' created by social media, is responsible for terrible things.

When you're young, you don't think about what you say, why ypu say it. Or, more importantly, what people might think of you years down the line.

Now though? You've got to be wise enough to never say or post anything stupid or tasteless, or shocking and think ahead, because someday, somebody somewhere can now find what you said, and destroy you with it. Becoming older, wiser, a better and more understanding person? Nope, none of it matters.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:17 PM

I've only got four years to go til then. :(

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 07:01 AM

Just going to say, I'm very right-leaning. Anyone to whom this is a surprise isn't paying attention.

I think this is the stupidest thing I've ever seen...this past week.

I didn't even bother to read the tweets Gunn posted because honestly, they don't mean crap. As has been stated, I'd hate to think that something I posted decades ago, let alone something I've already apologized for and long-thought apology accepted, could come back and cost me my job now.

We've all done stupid stuff, said things we shouldn't have said. I remember things I said all the way back in middle-school that still make me cringe! I'd hate to think that all these years later that would come back and bite me in the ass.

Until the first GotG movie, I'd never even heard of them. Gunn made Disney and Marvel a shit ton of money. He did good work for them. This is something from distant past that he already apologized for and moved far...far...away from.

Right, left...doesn't matter. This is a shitty situation and it just isn't right.

I hope that however many tweets stirred the pot and got him fired from Disney, just as many tweets help get him hired somewhere else. Disney made a mistake firing him.

And right or left, hug the guy that would bring this kind of thing up just to get someone fired.
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Posted 22 July 2018 - 09:51 AM

Midnights edge has a pretty good video detailing what happened with Gunn. Apparently, American news outle The Daily Caller didn't like how he expressed his political views and went hunting for dirt to smear him with.

Gunns very Leftist in his views.

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#50 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 12:18 PM

From that midnight edge video, Ant-Man and The Wasp underperformed?! :(

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 12:57 PM

Midnights edge has a pretty good video detailing what happened with Gunn. Apparently, American news outle The Daily Caller didn't like how he expressed his political views and went hunting for dirt to smear him with.

Gunns very Leftist in his views.


You see, I have stopped doing business because of people I know longer respect. I'll refuse to go to a movie because of a certain star. I'll go to a different shopping center. I'll decide against getting certain things. I mean, I'm definitely not above boycotting something.

But to dig for dirt in order to smear someone and make them lose their job like that...that's just wrong...I don't care what side of the political isle you're on.
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Posted 22 July 2018 - 08:39 PM

Is Gunn sorta blacklisted now? Maybe DC can pick him up. Give him a different kind of Guardians. Of the Galaxy. A green kind.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 12:15 PM

Is Gunn sorta blacklisted now? Maybe DC can pick him up. Give him a different kind of Guardians. Of the Galaxy. A green kind.

 

Nope, that's Geoff Johns' baby and he ain't letting it go.


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 12:24 PM

Hey guys. Remember when Disney released pretty racist movies?

 

What?

 

Oh? They're a different company than the were then, and have learned and grown since then?

 

Huh, what do you know.


 

Is Gunn sorta blacklisted now? Maybe DC can pick him up. Give him a different kind of Guardians. Of the Galaxy. A green kind.

 

Nope, that's Geoff Johns' baby and he ain't letting it go.

 

 

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:56 PM

How relatively quickly the Mouse reacted to something relatively minor makes me think they were just looking for a reason to fire Gunn (heehee) TBH.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:20 AM

its all well and good to say "left or Right..." but the situation wouldn't have happened without the right attacking the left. 



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:46 AM

Is Gunn sorta blacklisted now? Maybe DC can pick him up. Give him a different kind of Guardians. Of the Galaxy. A green kind.

 
Nope, that's Geoff Johns' baby and he ain't letting it go.

Geoff has a lot of babies. Comic Flash was his first. But yeah, it's Lantern now.

Wait, if he introducing the full spectrum in the GL Corp movie? (Power Rangers! Haha!)

Well, how about DC giving Gunn the Suicide Squad? Maybe pick up a mutated janitor when selecting members.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:02 AM

he might not want to go back to space right away 



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Posted 30 July 2018 - 11:47 AM

The cast released a joint letter.

 

 


 



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Posted 30 July 2018 - 03:18 PM

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