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@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 01:17 PM)

The only thing we've learned so far is that 1 out of 10 doesn't really seem to mind that much.

@  Patch : (23 February 2019 - 12:17 PM)

Alien walls.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (23 February 2019 - 11:15 AM)

Aliens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2019 - 10:22 AM)

walls.

@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 09:18 AM)

SAUSAGES!!

@  CORVUS : (23 February 2019 - 01:13 AM)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEERADICATOR!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 11:21 PM)

And don't piss him off, because he'll tell Haruhi who he is and reboot the universe.

@  Bass X0 : (22 February 2019 - 03:22 PM)

Take care of the John Smith who will shake up the world!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I see I'm not the only one who's watched a lot of Kids in the Hall...

@  Donocropolis : (22 February 2019 - 06:33 AM)

"You can't pay too much for a good pair of shoes"

@  RichardT1977 : (21 February 2019 - 10:56 PM)

Thirty Helens agree.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2019 - 09:41 PM)

People forget the whole phrase. It's "Great minds thing alike, but fools rarely differ."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

The German version is very straightforward: "Two idiots, one idea."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

English: "Great minds think alike".

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

Here's an example of a phrase that's charmingly positive in English but self-deprecating in German:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Turns out the basic figures in the transformers siege line are basically minicons, and my sister is back in the hospital for another psychotic break. It's been an emotional day, and it's not even 1 pm yet.

@  Pennpenn : (21 February 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Maybe, or maybe it'd be more like wood? Y'know, bashing each other with planks.

@  Ashley : (21 February 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Wouldn't pillow fights be like slapping each other with meat?

@  unluckiness : (20 February 2019 - 11:54 PM)

RODO ROLLA DA

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 11:14 PM)

they hit each other with full sized vehicles

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Also, do Softmus Prime and Slumblebee engage in pillow fights?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Feathertron?

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 08:34 AM)

@Penn Megadown, maybe?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:38 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:37 AM)

Who gives the orders in cyberwarfare?

@  Pennpenn : (20 February 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I wonder what Megatron would end up in that context?

@  Sabrblade : (19 February 2019 - 09:21 PM)

It's not "Optiplush"... it's "Softimus Prime"

@  Ashley : (19 February 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I've got the two plushes from the first movie, they're great

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Still have mine, although Optiplush Prime is kind of discolored

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 07:59 PM)

They came out around the time of the first movie with the big merch push, but they were distinctly G1 and everything else wasnt, IIRC

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Take another shot Wonko.

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

prime the lost season

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 01:41 PM)

I did not even know those things were a thing. I guess they didn't do very well cause they didn't make more of them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 February 2019 - 01:25 PM)

Pfft, Hasbro did that 12 years ago with Slumblebee and Optiplush Prime

@  Xellos : (19 February 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Well, this past Christmas I did see licensed plush Transformers that went from their robot to vehicle mode by turning inside out just like popples.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Why DIDN'T transformers make plushes ala popples?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Design in mixed media and make him out of actual flannel.

@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.


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#1 D.M

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:18 PM

https://www.theverge...-11-13-approved

 

Starting January next year:

-If you live in EU, you'll have to pay a tax for each link you intend to post.

-Fair use will be a thing of the past in the EU. Images and videos containing copyrighted material will be banned, regardless of the context.


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#2 Confuzor

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:31 PM

Wow that sounds horrendous.

Tho it would be interesting to see how folks go about circumventing these things.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:50 PM

In before PnR boot.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:00 PM

How... how would they even monitor that?

 

Also, hah, taxing Google for search results is a great way to have no search results.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:38 PM

I feel like the great majority of sites will (rightfully!) find it easier to just geoblock the entire EU rather than rendering the entire Internet unworkable.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:49 PM

It's so laughable that I can't even be realistically worried about it. Every big scare about proposed US internet legislation has been a fraction of what this implies. It's a joke, every elected representative who signed onto it is a joke, and suddenly Brexit doesn't seem like that bad an idea in retrospect. They'll flop when the money tells them no.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:50 PM

What?  Have the people who came up with that ever used the internet or a computer before?  It's so stupid its unfathomable.  



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:51 PM

EU votes to get rid of the Internet, more like it.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

#9 wonko the sane?

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:50 PM

Once again: people whom have no experience, practical or theoretical, are attempting to enforce a reality which suits their wants.

 

This is going to fail so spectacularly that even china will be laughing at them: and chine succesfully censors the internet!



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:09 PM

There's something in the "their wants" that doesn't track for me though. I get that the great IP robber-barons of our age want the "if you take a photograph with our ad in the background we'll erase you from Facebook" part. Who the hug ordered the link tax? That benefits no one. Companies don't want search engines penalized for giving them customers, and have said so when this comes up. Search engines sure as hell don't want to shell out extra cash for no service, and consumers can only be hurt by losing access to either. So who the hug benefits from that? I'd say "Google and Microsoft because they can pay the bill" but obviously they're in opposition too. So who isn't?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#11 wonko the sane?

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:15 PM

The government that would receive the taxes. How many millions of links are posted per day? For some greedy, sociopathic piece of human garbage, it's a GREAT source of revenue. No one is going to stop using the internet: it's about as close to taxing the air we breath as they can get.



#12 Copper Bezel

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:19 PM

It's called a "link tax", but I don't think the government is actually the beneficiary.

 

Article 11 is intended to give publishers and papers a way to make money when companies like Google link to their stories, allowing them to demand paid licenses. 

 

 

This does sound different from past "link tax" proposals, though, which IIRC mandatorily required that businesses were paid for links to their content, to which said businesses understandably rebelled. 


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:33 PM

So switch "government" with "businesses" and you got your answer.  Clueless, stupid, idiotic business owners who hear about the kids and their link clicking and imagine how much they could make by charging for it.  Greedy shitheads looking to monetize everything.

 

It's like the shit publishers like 2K games pulls with microtransactions and loot boxes.  It's blatantly stupid, short sighted and unambiguously greedy, but they're pushing for it because they are literally Captain Planet supervillains. 


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:54 PM

Seems like that's mostly working for them though. Even if only in the short term assuming that's the case. While a news site that stops appearing on Google hurts only itself, and all we're going to hear about is how Google is politically biased in which sources it chooses to subscribe to or whatever.
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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:05 PM

I mean, no one's said they're being smart XD


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 11:36 PM

Could we all just... ignore this? The muppets who came up with this idea have so little understanding of the internet that they probably won't be able to tell if it's being practiced or not.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:35 AM

I mean that was kinda my feeling about it. Like just.. hug em. If you're an EU business you ight have problems ignoring them but the rest of the world can just say hug em. EU doesn't control the internet anymore than any other nation.

 

But honestly this does seem like a very EU thing to do.



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:25 AM

I saw the React video on this a day before. Looks bad and all that.

But how is it going to fall apart? Like, probably how would it go? They're make a program to enforce it (like, 2 months?) then implement it. Then they'll get the backlash after, say, 2 months, deem it unworkable and drop the whole thing?

I know China was able to block... YouTube? And fb messenger?

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 02:57 AM

Does it say what they're planning to do with non-EU-based sites that don't play ball? Because yeah, if the plan is to block them, most sites will just give them the finger. Google will probably comply, because they always fold like a stack of cards when governments tell them to do awful things (and ContentID is probably strict enough to comply with Article 13 already). The fewer sites agree to do this, though, the better off the rest of the world will be, because the changes probably won't be limited to EU users.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:22 AM

Its funny the response to this compared to the one over on tumbler which is about near hysterical.

 

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