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@  Benbot : (20 November 2018 - 06:54 PM)

We're not actually back, this is all a dream.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 November 2018 - 06:12 PM)

It was, we're just humoring you.

@  Arazyr : (20 November 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I was wondering if that was just me...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2018 - 02:01 PM)

And we are back after that round of Forum downtime.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:30 AM)

Feels like it's been so long since there's been a proper storm that I've been awake for. This one even has pink lightning, which always great.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:22 AM)

So long as he has an R by his name. Even if the R is for "Recepticons"

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Sadly, my first reaction was "And I'm sure way too many people would seriously, unironically really vote for the blatant bad guy and still cheer at him while he's slaughtering the masses because they saw him on TV and he's cool."

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:17 AM)

Someone over at TFW2005 just discovered an old photo of political campaign signs, with one saying "Vote Megatron! Global Domination."

@  Paladin : (19 November 2018 - 07:02 AM)

let's be real. at this rate we're not lasting until 2075.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2018 - 06:34 AM)

The rest of the world may build a wall around the US in 2075.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:53 AM)

Tell an conservative conspiracy maniac that women are literally the Satan's spawn out to infect humanity with the gender virus that will turn everyone into communist Muslims who eat children, and they will be like, "Well of course! That makes perfect sense!"

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:49 AM)

It's evidence of Poe's Law.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

The world is insane.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Geeez, I just read a story about a liberal satire Facebook page that would publish absolutely outlandish, ridiculous made-up conservative propaganda, stuff so absurd nobody with half a brain could take it seriously... and conservatives are taking it at face value.

@  Pennpenn : (19 November 2018 - 02:27 AM)

Oh don't make me go talk to Peter Dutton. My week has been painful enough as it is...

@  Telly : (18 November 2018 - 09:13 PM)

he cant leave quarantine until he talks to the king of the potato people

@  Pennpenn : (18 November 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Debateable. It's a sunday anyway. Wonder if I'll still feel up and ready to go tomorrow. Don't want to take too many days off leading up to the end of the year.

@  MEDdMI : (18 November 2018 - 12:01 AM)

@Pennpenn hooray! Now you can leave quarantine.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 08:58 PM)

The national tour is currently in Raleigh-Durham.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 06:29 PM)

Ok, feeling much better now.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Is hamilton playing in hamilton?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 November 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Maybe the show in the city?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 01:21 PM)

To the show or the city?

@  The Doctor Who : (17 November 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Niiice!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 10:48 AM)

My mom won two tickets to Hamilton!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 09:46 AM)

Welp, good morning so far. My brother helped me get my sister in law's christmas gift, and reminded me I still had to get my mom's calendar for next year.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Oh yeah, feeling feverish. What fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 November 2018 - 10:07 PM)

My father used to ask his boss that question. Then he STOPPED asking, and got used to twiddling his thumbs. Made things so much easier, and didn't actually change how his bosses thought of him.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:31 PM)

So of course you wait until the end of your shift like everyone else, THEN you walk up to the manager on duty and ask him what you're supposed to do during the requested overtime.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:30 PM)

Fun: The employer allows (paid) voluntary overtime, cannot backtrack on the permit, and before the regular end of your shift, you notice you're rapidly running out of work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Fear is a state of mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:25 PM)

Did you just assume my sociopolitical status?

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2018 - 06:13 PM)

Oh stop being such a pack of drama monarchs!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:11 PM)

Too late. They can smell your fear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2018 - 04:10 PM)

Nobody say anything and you'll be safe from the mob.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 November 2018 - 03:41 PM)

It used to be

@  Arazyr : (16 November 2018 - 02:05 PM)

I would agree.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 01:15 PM)

I say yes, but I imagine many would disagree with me.

@  Paladin : (16 November 2018 - 12:34 PM)

settle a bet: is "drama queen" a gender-neutral description?

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 November 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Sounds like management is the same everywhere :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 08:12 PM)

My bosses are too busy trying to see if they can have their heads up their own asses while still being able to kiss the asses of everyone above them. It'd be amusing to watch if I wasn't one of the ones trying to get everything done to cover for it.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:05 PM)

He's living by the standard "bow to those below you; kick at those above you. You got more people below you than above you."

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Whenever we go on strike, he's there with us. He told me that this is the only completely legal way for him to show his own bosses the finger,

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Well, this guy has been getting flak from above, it's just that he doesn't care. He's doing what he thinks is right. He's easily the smartest of my superiors, and also the one with the biggest balls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 05:24 PM)

Must be nice, having a boss that cares.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 November 2018 - 01:03 PM)

Indeed.

@  Echowarrior : (15 November 2018 - 11:58 AM)

That's a good superior.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:21 AM)

Arguing in my favor that I was working under sub-par conditions, there were problems with sudden halts of the conveyor and other issues that affected my productivity, and besides, why was this guy giving a feedback to one of HIS subordinates, wich was his job?

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Also, yesterday he stood up for me when a superior from the department I was sent to was giving me a productivity feedback.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

So this week all of my superiors save one guy are absent, and I'm not noticing a difference. Which says a lot about this guy.


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#1 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:26 PM

Neil Armstrong's 52-year-old plastic space suit is crumbling to dust. What chance, then, do WE have?

https://www.nytimes....CFUQADAodpVgD0w

Plastics are failing the test of time... In museums, the problem is becoming more apparent, Dr. Rayner said in an interview: Plastics are reaching the end of their lifetimes kind of now. Of all materials, plastics are proving to be one of the most challenging for conservators. I find plastics very frustrating, said Mr. Collum. Because of the materials unpredictability and the huge variation in forms of deterioration, he said, its just a completely different world. We have a very short history, in comparison to other materials, in understanding how long those materials last, said Hugh Shockey, lead conservator at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Metal, stone, ceramic and paper have survived thousands of years, while plastics have existed for a little over 150 years.


The whole article is a very good read - about how art and cultural historians are trying to find coping mechanisms for challenges we toy collectors recognize, like photodegradation, plasticizer leakage, and just crumbling to dust.

They also note that dusting plastics can cause damage, so a compressed air can is the better route (museums use clouds of liquid nitrogen vapor to "cling" to dust particles and carry them away).

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:32 PM

Neil Armstrong's 52-year-old plastic space suit is crumbling to dust. What chance, then, do WE have?

 

It never did want to live forever. Can our toys do no less?


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:34 PM

Its okay, my toddler started the process early on my Trypticon.

SNAP and now his chest pegs are living in Brunts tower. Oh well.

#4 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:44 PM

Hugh Shockey

Ah, so this is his fault, too.

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#5 Rycochet

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:51 PM

As much as I love my toys, I have a hard time feeling bad about plastic decompositon. With luck this means the stuff we've spent the past few decades dumping into the environment won't be as permenant a fixture as we've feared.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:54 PM

Everything has its time & everyone dies.


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#7 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:54 PM

It'll be so sad when future generations believe the only Soundwave that ever existed was the Titaniums version...



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:02 PM

The climax of Infinity War is actually a complicated allegory for the problems that the toy collecting community will face in the coming years.
"He learned, almost too late, that man is a feeling creature and, because of it, the greatest in the universe. He learned, too late for himself, that men have to make their own way, to make their own mistakes. There can't be any gift of perfection from outside ourselves. And, when men seek such perfection, they find there's only death, fire, loss, disillusionment, the end of everything that's gone forward. Men have always sought an end to toil and misery. It can't be given; it has to be achieved. There is hope, but it has to come from inside, from man himself."

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 02:53 PM

The climax of Infinity War is actually a complicated allegory for the problems that the toy collecting community will face in the coming years.

 

Spoilers, man!

 

;)


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#10 CEEFAX

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:49 PM

I reckon my toys will still outlive most of Earth's multicellular biodiversity at the rate we're going, so I think I'll focus my concerns on the latter :D


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 04:10 PM

The climax of Infinity War is actually a complicated allegory for the problems that the toy collecting community will face in the coming years.

 

Prime...I don't feel so good...

 

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:48 PM

At any rate maybe all the campus restaurants will see this and start giving out hugging straws with drinks again.

grumble grumble if it was about actually helping the environment and not about finding the cheapest possible way to look like they cared they'd be switching to paper straws like at animal kingdom

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:00 PM

i....can't deal with that right now



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:37 PM

"Every single thing in the cosmos has a fixed life. Galaxies, planets, humans, Transformers... I alone have stood outside the reach of time, watching, ever vigilant, as the millennium marched past. I have seen oceans rise, continents shift and mountains crumble. I have seen brother rise against brother, and the decimation it leaves behind. And always the great cycle continues, as new life rises from the ashes of destruction. Now after eons of watching, I too have become part of the cycle, starting a new life with purpose and meaning, and though that life might end, I know now I will never die."

 

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:53 PM



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:04 PM

I mean... if the functional plastic life of any given toy is measured in decades, then... fine.  Whatever.  Like, everything made by man has a shelf life.

 

Well... most things.

 

Objects made out of base elements will survive pretty well.  Gold, silver, gemstone, that kind of thing.

 

But, then, like, even at that, when the sun eventually dies, it'll all be evaporated by the star's expansion.

 

Diamond things might survive? Like, they say that diamond probably exists at the center of our sun, so fancy carved diamonds will probably survive the death of our sun pretty intact. Does diamond melt/burn?  What kind of temperature does it take to destabilize the carbon bonds in diamond?

 

Anyway, never buy anything with the assumption it will last forever, 'cause, like, nothing does.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:08 PM

was this something people were really worried about? 



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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:15 AM

Yes.


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:56 AM

A Gundam kit I built a few years ago ended up under a pile of stuff by mistake. When I fished it out, parts of the kit had oddly warped/crumbled and not from physical damage.

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:16 AM

A Gundam kit I built a few years ago ended up under a pile of stuff by mistake. When I fished it out, parts of the kit had oddly warped/crumbled and not from physical damage.

Though Gunpla (and model kits in general) use different, more fragile types of plastic compared to toys meant to survive rough play, right?





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