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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)

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.

@  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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#1 Broadside

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 06:12 PM

Spoiler-free review and retrospective by the Allspark staff on the front page.

 

Discuss the issue (and the series) here!


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:05 PM

What an end to a long and epic journey.

Thank you for everything, James Roberts!
遊び終わ。- ブレラ・スターン少佐西暦2059年

 

Visit the Transformers Wiki and the IDW Hasbro Wiki!

 

 


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:13 PM

Thanks for nothing, James Roberts!! Oh fine, thanks for quite a lot then. 

 

Weirdly, while I found so much of MTMTE/LL disappointing and never felt the same kind of quality variance in Barber's books, I find myself more interested in Roberts' future projects than Barber's. Barber's Hasbro work and continuity magic are spectacular in the context of Transformers, but what other book will let him flex a lot of those muscles? Whereas the good bits of Roberts feel much more transplantable. 


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#4 Blot

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:24 PM

This is Doc at headquarters!  Great news!  Whirl's come out of his coma!



#5 Broadside

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:26 PM

Barber's Hasbro work and continuity magic are spectacular in the context of Transformers, but what other book will let him flex a lot of those muscles? 


Back to the Future?

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:28 PM

Who's Tim, Noa, and Maggellan?


 

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:58 PM

Who's Tim, Noa, and Maggellan?

Maruten, Unitremover, and Vexwing, respectively. 



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:59 PM

Me... someone... and Vexwing. We need a list, I'm terrible at remembering who's who.  :(

 

Oh, Unitremover I think.

 

edit: Adkinsed!

 

 

Back to the Future?

 

Good call. I have read some of that but need to catch up. Though I can't say it's a property nearly as close to my heart as Transformers. It is a great fit for Barber though. 


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#9 Jalaguy

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:06 PM

There were individual bits in this issue I liked (the Whirl stuff was lovely, for instance), but they didn't really come together into a great whole for me. I guess being vaguely depressing is kind of the book's Thing, but I wish there could've been a nice tied-in-a-bow happy ending, instead of either a gloomy one or an "and the adventure continues" one.

And I really didn't like that the last Megatron scene was pretty much just Rodimus and Magnus mooning over him.

Edited by Jalaguy, 06 November 2018 - 08:07 PM.


#10 Maruten

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:52 PM

That's the best bit of the book, Callum.  :)

 

We won't know until OP wraps up I guess, but this may end up being one of the most effective deaths in the final weeks of the universe. It's possible none of the others will have room to watch characters mourn them, whereas here that's the only bit we got. 


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#11 Locoman

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 09:08 PM

People keep saying how sad and depressing the main timeline was, but I never really got that sense; it kind of reminded me of Adventure Time's finale, which showed a brief glimpse of life a thousand years after the end of the show - where things were different and upsetting for someone used to the main setting - but you just got the sense that life continued on for everyone, that the characters kept living their lives, and I appreciate some of that feeling seeping into this finale.

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 09:25 PM

Ah, so that's why the last 15-ish issues of LL went nowhere - the ending is just one issue and there had to be filler up to then.

The resolution we see is very much like the end of Babylon 5, where the heroes do defeat the ultimate evil and allow life to continue for billions of people.... which means that every little evil is still left and a lot of those people turn out to be assholes.

Very clever storytelling to put the anticlimactic "real" end in the middle.

It gave me a lump in the throat and I admire the sheer love that went into the story; it ended up being everything that's good about fan service.

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 10:32 PM

Barber's Hasbro work and continuity magic are spectacular in the context of Transformers, but what other book will let him flex a lot of those muscles? Whereas the good bits of Roberts feel much more transplantable. 

Any Marvel or DC book really.

 

But he's EiC, so that won't happen for a while.



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 11:08 PM

My biggest takeaway at this moment is

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 11:21 PM

End of an era.


I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 11:22 PM

Any Marvel or DC book really.

 

Yeah, that just doesn't interest me. There probably are books at those publishers where he could work some magic - put him on Hawkman or something I guess. It just doesn't feel like it would be as satisfying as his Hasbro work. 


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#17 The Magic Man

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:57 AM

Any Marvel or DC book really.

 
Yeah, that just doesn't interest me. There probably are books at those publishers where he could work some magic - put him on Hawkman or something I guess. It just doesn't feel like it would be as satisfying as his Hasbro work. 
I mean like, I guess. That's your thing. But like most TF writers his body of work feels like an audition to write the x-men. And it would probably be a very good run.

Edit: actually, Legion of Superheroes, Teen Titans, Avengers. Any team book with history. Oh, an Invaders book. Or JSA.

I could also see him doing something clever with the Madam Xanadu setup that Matt Wagner made.

Edit edit: Revolutionaries was a love letter to Marvel comics and basically a SHEILD book. To the point that he just turned the Action Team into the Howling Commandos. So yeah, he could do an Invaders or a SHEILD book.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:36 AM

I have no doubt Roberts will be back to Transformers and after seeing what he did with the 86 cast, rebirth cast, poochie Drift and D listers, I hope IDW kick themselves imagining what he could have done with the 84 cast and fan made characters in familiar settings namely Earth and Cybertron. They gave him next to nothing but he still came out the winner while the rest went to gimmicks and crossovers to save their butts.

When the company inevitably goes under, when the license goes to someone else in a few years, they should at least give him a call.


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#19 The Magic Man

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:43 AM

I have no doubt Roberts will be back to Transformers and after seeing what he did with the 86 cast, rebirth cast, poochie Drift and D listers, I hope IDW kick themselves imagining what he could have done with the 84 cast and fan made characters in familiar settings namely Earth and Cybertron. They gave him next to nothing but he still came out the winner while the rest went to gimmicks and crossovers to save their butts.

When the company inevitably goes under, when the license goes to someone else in a few years, they should at least give him a call.

I go off a wild tangent about how a person who did not write the book this thread is about should write tie-ins to a 2008 Vertigo book and somehow I was still more comprehensible then whatever this is.



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 05:19 AM

actually, Legion of Superheroes


Oh gosh yes. Well done.

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