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@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  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)

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#1 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:45 AM

We adopted a pupper! He's a very rare Doofus / Muppet mix (see Fig. 1). The vet burst out laughing when she first saw him.

He's loving, playful, child-safe, doing well with house training, sleeps the night, and quiet as a ghost (in a week he has seriously made no sound at all). The only issue is that he chews a lot, which I know is normal but still needs to be monitored.

Is it okay to select a special towel or blanket for him to chew? What if he swallows some of the dyes or fabrics? He's particularly fond of chewing our ex-dog's doggy bed, which I assumed would be safe but when I stick my fingers into the new hole he ripped it feels like there's fabric or nylon stuffing inside that he could swallow. I've looked up reviews of chew toys and there are always some saying "My dog managed to swallow some, my dog cracked his teeth"....

Any recommendations? Thanks for any help you can provide.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:15 AM

Get him some bull dick. It's like doggo crack and better for them than rawhide.
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#3 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:25 AM

That's a Google search that will go well...

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:57 AM

Since he is a puppy he is going to chew everything.  Having recently gone through this, and still am actually my dog is a prolific chewer, here are some of the things my dog likes.

 

First off, I would avoid the soft, plush toys with the squeeky things in them.  My dog destroys these toys in less then a few minutes trying to get at the noisemaker. 

 

What really works well for me are the hard chew toys and also cow hoofs.  They cow hoofs especially are great since they are cheap.  Bones also work well.  With both of these, make sure to monitor he status of the hoofs/bones, as they will get chewed down enough that they may become a choking hazard.  Just remove them when it does happen and replace with a new one.

 

Since your puppy is teething, her eis a really great trick that will help them.  Take an old washcloth, dampen it, and then put it in the freezer.  When it is frozen, then give it to you puppy.  The cold washcloth with help sooth the inflamed gums the puppy has from the teething.

 

Once last thing, since it is a teething puppy, expect it to go after furniture.  To counter this, you can get various sprays that will make the items non-palatable.  Bitter apple spray is a real popular one, for example.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:45 AM

yay cute puppers! I've heard my vet recommend the KONG brand (non rubber) toys to dog owners. Chewy.com has a nice section of dog-safe toys as well and even will guide you with suggestions based on size/age.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:00 PM

That's a cute dog. I also recommend deer antlers and the like. Rawhide can be bad for smaller dogs as the pieces can be swallowed and cause issues digesting with smaller dogs.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:46 PM

Don't give your dog anything to chew on that smells or feels like something you don't want them to chew on.

If you let your dog chew on sticks, expect your wooden furniture to get gnawed.

If you give them one of those knotted fabric ropes, expect fabric upholstry and possibly clothes to get chewed up.

If Dog has a stuffed toy, don't be surprised if he goes for someone else's stuffed toys too.

Vinyl squeaky toys? Kiss your Kaiju collection goodbye.
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#8 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 03:59 PM

Frozen towel and bitter apple spray are working - thanks for the great suggestions!

How many shots is it safe for a dog to get at once? My dopey bro is getting the rabies shot and distemper booster on Friday, I had thought while I was there I'd get the kennel cough shot too just to get it over with. But is 3 at a time too much?

We will probably skip the lepto shot. My in-laws' dog died the day he got that.

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#9 Monocle

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:55 AM

I would check with the vet on the number of shots.  My dog tends to get hers in pairs, but you also have a puppy, and they do need a bunch of them.

 

Be ready for repeat visits for shots to the Vet.  How old is the dog btw, that also will effect things.



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Posted 11 December 2018 - 12:20 PM

7 months. Vet says 3 shots at once is safe, so I guess we're a go unless I get cold feet.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:03 PM

So about that lepto shot: people are starting to warn me and guilt me over not doing it. Other dog owners here - what did you do? Did it have bad side effects?

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:06 PM

IT IS NOT!

 

Ironbite-GET YOUR ANIMAL VACCINATED!


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:26 PM

It should be okay to give the shot.  Talk with your vet about it.  They're more knowledgeable about the threats in your area.

 

Pets can have a reaction to the lepto shot.  In my case, the breeder said not to give the shot because of previous reactions in the blood line.  My vet has been okay with that. 

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:54 AM

Just be sure they don't mix it up with the Klepto shot or stuff might start going missing
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:35 AM

I don't think you should trust that doggo, its obviously Sideways.


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